Town Optical

551 5th Ave, New York, NY 10176, USA


(212) 719-4000(212) 719-4000

Dr. Julie Shah

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

ACE (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), Aetna, Aetna (Vision), Anthem, Avesis Vision (Vision), Beech, Cigna, Cigna (Vision), Blue Cross Blue Shield, GHI, Guardian (Vision), GWH-Cigna, HealthNet, HIP, Medicare, Multiplan, Oxford, POMCO, Spectera Vision (Vision), Superior Vision (Vision), United Healthcare, VSP (Vision)

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Voro score

95% recommended

447 out of 473 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

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4.9(473)

Approach

Dr. Julie Shah earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She received her clinical training at the Lyons VA Hospital, Eye Doctors of Washington, and the Witlin Center for Advanced Eyecare. Dr. Shah provides comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages. She is experienced in management and treatment of ocular emergencies, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and corneal abnormalities. She also has a special interest in fitting a wide variety of contact lenses.

Biography

Educations

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, OD, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, BA, 2011

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (473)
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is my second visit and would highly recommend to anyone! She is friendly, courteous, and explains things. She did not try to tell me things changed with my eyes either. Everyone in the office was friendly as well.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr. Shah - especially her bedside manner. She is always calm and cheerful and she listens to any issues that I'm having / is quick to offer solutions.
Tracey Q.Dec 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?She is very smart and professional. Outstanding service was provided. Glad to have found her as a doctor.
Gaby D.Dec 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very patient and attentive.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service! Dr. Shah is very friendly and polite. I felt very comfortable with her.
David C.Nov 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor. Efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable.
Erin D.Nov 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have been seeing Dr. Shah for a few years now, she is always kind and lovely and it's as pleasant an experience as an eye exam can be.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice and professional
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great as always!
AnonymousAug 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Julie Shah is so nice and very efficient. The entire staff is so thoughtful and helpful! I highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?in and out in 30 minutes. very nice and helpful.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great appointment with Julie. Super easy and efficient manner, did not feel rushed. This was my first eye appointment in this country so the procedure was slightly different to what I'm used to but I felt comfortable the whole time. Thanks Julie!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great
Susana F.Jul 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?My appointment was at 11 and I was back in the office by 11:20! Staff and doctor were very friendly and attentive.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah was wonderful! So easy to talk to, very thorough and knowledgeable. The entire office was pleasant and professional.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah is always professional, approachable and helpful.
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How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor and everyone else in the office was very friendly and informative! It was a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a great experience for my first eye exam.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She was very welcoming, took time to answer my questions and gave a thorough exam. I highly recommend her.
James B.May 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience. Friendly staff, quick wait and visit, professional and personable doctor.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shah is professional and makes time to explain each procedure. The check up was efficient!
Josh M.May 9
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is first eye visit in a while and went so smoothly. I thoroughly thought everyone was very sweet and kind.
John M.May 5
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah and her staff were very professional and friendly. I was thoroughly satisfied with my experience.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This visit was a dream! She took me quickly, conducted the tests thoroughly and the front desk explained all the fees. They even give you a discount for contacts. I will definitely be retaining Julie as my ongoing eye doctor. Thanks!
Kerry M.Apr 30
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shah is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and understanding. It was my first time using contacts, and she was very patient in teaching me how to use them and making sure I would be able to use them on my own.
Tyler J.Apr 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?She's so friendly and great!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowledgeable and attentive. Good bedside manner and rapport with patients
Genna S.Mar 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful!!
Thomas C.Mar 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very pleasant knowledgeable and patient. I have been with town optical for at least early 30 plus years.They have had several locations. She was very nice and I recommend her highly.
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How was your experience with the doctor?So friendly! Addressed all of my issues and checked everything thoroughly. Will be back for an annual eye exam.
Nakia A.Jan 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was immediately greeted by a super friendly staff and was in and out in a short amount of time. Dr. Shah specifically was also very kind. I’d definitely recommend to anyone thinking of coming!
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How was your experience with the doctor?A perfect visit! She was attentive and kind.
Kaymi M.Jan 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah saw my husband and I as soon as we arrived (it also helped that we filled out the forms via ZocDoc). She was professional, efficient, and thorough . She managed to see us both in an hour and provide subscriptions where needed. I also like that eyewear services are available within the office. She was great!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah and the staff are all friendly, professional and efficient. Dr. Shah is relatable and knowledgeable. Town Optical has a great selection of glasses and Dr. Shah immediately was also able to recommend a contact lense that works great for me (and they had in stock). I’ve been going to a different place for a while because of location but will be returning to Town Optical from now on - they really know their stuff!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Receptionist staff is very friendly and efficient. Dr. Shah is quick but does not rush your visit and answers all your questions, she is knowledgeable and very nice! The office is clean and I was seen right on time. They even had a year's worth of my contacts in stock so I didn't have to wait for them in the mail! Highly recommend :)
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah is terrific and I'd highly recommend her. I also enjoyed looking at the large and detailed pictures of my eyeballs! Town Optical is great.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She’s excellent
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How was your experience with the doctor?Thorough, clear, and quick.
Alexis T.Oct 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great visit!
Jess L.Oct 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?I booked an appointment with Dr. Shah via ZocDoc after experiencing sustained blurred vision on my walk to work. About 10 minutes later, her office called back and suggested I come in right away—they'd have me seen. Approximately 4 minutes after I arrived via taxi, I was in with Dr. Shah, who made sure I was thoroughly tested and examined. I'm so grateful for their attention to detail, proactivity and kindness—consider me a patient for life.
AnonymousOct 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shah is great. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, no wait time, clean office, friendly office staff, Dr. Shah top notch.
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How was your experience with the doctor?All of the ladies who work in this office rock! They get you in and out very quickly and treat you with the utmost respect and kindness.
Joanne T.Aug 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent as always
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How was your experience with the doctor?It was great. She took my former doctors place and I feel she has the same commitment to her patients eye care.
Kelly L.Jul 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone at the office was professional, friendly, and efficient. Easily one of the best experiences I've had at any doctor's office, in NY or elsewhere. Highly recommend.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Loved everything about my visit. Simple, easy and efficient.
Regan O.Jun 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?Staff was friendly, timely, and helpful. Will return again, and refer friends.
Mat G.May 30
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great and dynamic doctor, who provided condition-specific feedback for my daughter, who has type 1 diabetes.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, informative and helpful. Also, the whole team is always very clear about what is or isn't covered by my carrier ahead of time.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great! Good personality and energy, knowledgeable , thorough. Highly recommend