Dr. Kevin Murtha, OD

275 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA


(212) 691-1709(212) 691-1709

Dr. Kevin Murtha, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, Health First, United Healthcare, Humana, Oxford, 1199 SEIU Funds, AARP, Affinity, Assurant, Emblem Health, ACE (Vision), AmidaCare, Anthem, Davis Vision (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), General Vision Services (GVS), Guardian (Vision), VSP (Vision), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Vision), Solstice (Vision), United Healthcare (Vision), 1199 SEIU Funds (Vision), Aetna (Vision), Anthem (Vision)

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Voro score

80% recommended

110 out of 137 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.6(136)

Approach

Dr. Kevin Murtha is a considerate and thoughtful optometrist in New York, NY. Dr. Murtha obtained his optometry degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Murtha is a part of Cohens Fashion Optical. Patients see him for a variety of reasons, including general eye consultations, eye infections, allergic eye problems, double vision, and cataracts. Dr. Murtha is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients. He conducts his appointments with the personalized care and attention that he would expect for his own family. He is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.

Biography

Educations

State University of New York, OD

Certifications

Optometry

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (137)
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 Recommends this doctor
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?They were super quick, helpful, and fun to work with. Mercy was wonderful. Definitely recommend.
Andrew B.Feb 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was effective and quick.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Unprofessional office. Lost paperwork of mine multiple times. They’re all polite but aren’t functional. Came in for a refill and after weeks of back and forth told me they wouldn’t renew the refill because of liability (bogus) Go to someone else I promise you it will be worth the search to not deal with this office, team, and doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Friendly staff and quick and easy eye checkup. They had my information readily available from my last appointment here.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Murtha and the team were great. The diagnostic equipment, showroom & stock of frames may need updating. (I'm not a pro but it gets the job done.) Again,great service!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice Staff and Doctor!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha was quick, efficient and very helpful! He explained each test to me very clearly, made solid glasses/contact recommendations for me based on my results/lifestyle and was very nice.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everybody at the facility was welcoming, polite and very professional.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha is always punctual, thorough and respectful. Would recommend for routine eye exams or any suspected eye issues!
Gracie M.Nov 29
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Thorough
Latoya H.Nov 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff was super friendly, Dr. Kevin Murtha was very good when it came to my prescription and checking my eyes- came out with a new pair of eyes ??
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha was nice enough, but he was clearly rushed and didn't give me the type of attention I had wanted when getting my first eye exam in roughly 4 years. His readings were inconclusive, but slightly worrying about my eye pressure levels, and he did not make me feel at ease, nor did he really do anything other than shove recommendations for other people in my hands and then rush me out the door. The sales people up front were very pushy, trying to get me to buy lenses that were an astronomical amount, something a recent college graduate could absolutely not afford. I was clearly upset and did not want to purchase glasses today, only wanted an eye exam, but the sales person kept presenting me with different options on how to pay, REALLY encouraging me to sign up for some kind of payment plan with a credit card where I would be paying off glasses for the next 7 months. It was a super overwhelming experience and I don't think I'll be returning.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor, very efficient, and LOVE the staff in the eyeglass shop up front.
John P.Apr 5
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was great, they were patient with me since my insurance was giving me issues. Everything worked out fine eventually and I was glad to have been well trained to fit on my contacts. It took me 20 minutes to learn as opposed to lenscrafters where it took me 1 hr with no luck. It was obvious that the training was better here
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease during my entire appointment. I have had a small red bump on my upper eyelid for about 5 days, and just noticed over the past day or so that there seems to be an ingrown eyelash in it. I booked my appointment easily on ZocDoc and was happy that the doctor had availability pretty much at any time the next day. I will say that it is my fault that I didn't book an appointment with an Ophthalmologist rather than an Optometrist, because all this doctor could do was look at the bump, tell me that it didn't look infected, and tell me that I should go to an Ophthalmologist if it persisted so that he or she could remove the eyelash. I was charged more than what is indicated on my insurance card and was told this was because I also received a "referral", which consisted of being handed a card for the Ophthalmologist. The overall visit was not bad, and I realize it was my fault for not seeing the correct type of doctor, however I do not believe the pricing was fair or accurate. A bit of a scam.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?There was a slight wait time, like 10 minutes or so. The employee in the store room was friendly. The Doctor was cordial and quick in assessing my contact prescription. The doctor gave me a trial size of dailies and kindly also offered a glasses case for me since I didn't have one on me. Then it got really awkward for the wrap-up because I didn't know that daily lenses cost hundreds of dollars more than the biweeklies. That's a big detail to leave out! While I like the convenience of daily lenses, it would be very hard to budget for them. So only after my appointment do I realize the lenses I just tried out are out of my price range, but then the doctor had started working with another patient so I had to schedule a follow-up appointment to get fitted for biweekly lenses. I don't think anyone there was intentionally trying to upsell me, I think they just overlooked that dailies are not in everyone's price range, and they should be more aware of that for future patients.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service, they are super fast, and efficient. Nina was so helpful with making my contacts affordable. They also have a beautiful selection of glasses!
AnonymousOct 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff was super helpful sorting out my health insurance (I had a different provider last year), and Dr. Murtha was really nice as well. I brought up concerns about still having headaches/eye tiredness so he took extra time to look into the causes of that. He also remembered that I was (embarrassingly) unsuccessful at the glaucoma test last time so talked me through it this time and was really patient and nice about it despite my struggles. This is my second visit and I'd highly recommend Dr. Murtha to anyone.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone that works here is very friendly,knowledgeable and eager to help! The doctor was very kind and patient, especially with the glaucoma test which is always difficult for me to get through. While my wait time was longer than expected, it was worth the visit. Another staffer was patiently helping an elderly woman sort out her new glasses and he was super helpful to her and really kind and explanatory.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?AWFUL. Made me wait nearly 40 minutes (after I had left early from work to make this appointment). Was clearly rushed, had little interest in answering any of my questions. I went to get a comprehensive eye exam (including dilation) but he said it was too late. The sales people at Cohen's were terrible and so pushy, and refused to give me my PD (which the Dr. said they would). Overall a v poor experience, will never go back.
Brina N.Jul 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor was great but take your prescription elsewhere to avoid being overcharged for glasses and contact lenses in the store.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great, knowledgable doctor. Will see him again in the future, and highly recommend.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Murtha and his team are excellent, clean and very organized which is very important to me! Dr Murtha answered all my questions and made the exam very painless,They have a wide selection of glasses and different colors which i really like! Their prices are very reasonable which is really good for me since I'm on a budget! I have a very high prescription , the opticians really helped me pick out a sturdy frame and thin lenses! I love the glasses and i love how light they are ! Highly recommend!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha was great. He knew what he was doing. However...cohen optical speicliats were just shady in trying to make a sale.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?GREAT appointment. He took his time, gave me lots of options. Also, everyone out in the office / near the frames was INCREDIBLE. Super helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better first eye exam in the city. They're not pushy with getting you to buy frames, however, they really are willing to help and make sure you get the best fit, style, and lens type.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Good doctor but his office is in a Cohen's Optics and you will be pressured by sales associates to purchase expensive lenses and frames. Not my favorite.
Lily W.Nov 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?doctor was great and fast, and front of store staff was super helpful as well.
AnonymousNov 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Friendly doctor and offered good care. Checked for astigmatism. Sales clerk didn't try to upsell me on unneeded products and was very friendly.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was so kind! Definitely referring my friends there and having my checkups here.
Alex W.Oct 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Visiting this office at first, i was a little surprised seeing it inside a Cohen's optical. The opticians there took my information down and told me I would be next to see the doctor. Up until that point I always had only worn glasses all my life and decided now that I would like to give contacts a shot. They explained that the doctor would have to sit with me and teach me how to put them. Dr. Murtha sure enough gave me a thorough eye exam and answered any questions I had about wearing contacts. As well as fitting me with the contacts, we had a follow up exam that determined if these contacts were best for me. Sure enough they were the right fit! At first I found extreme difficulty putting them in, but Dr, Murtha was patient and really worked with me. As well as getting contacts, this location conveniently had glasses too. The opticians worked with me and showed me different frames that would work best with prescription. They taught me as well the different benefits of wearing glasses more than contacts and the different lens options I had. This is by far the best experience I have ever had getting an eye examination and purchasing glasses as well as contacts. I highly recommend this office if you want great service, a thorough eye exam, and a very nice friendly doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor at this location is EXCELLENT!!! he didn't just rush thru the exam like other offices i've been too. He seem to genuinely care and listen to all my concerns! if that wasn't enough, the opticians in the front were wonderful! they clarified everything that the doctor said. THEY HAVE SOOOO MANY GLASSES TO PICK FROM! I seriously feel so happy right now because i can see!!!!!!!!!!
AnonymousSep 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?If you need anything go to him. I waited less than 20 minutes. The staff was very helpful. Dr. Murtha also made sure that the checkup was covered by my insurance before proceeding with anything. He's a good OD.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service from the moment you step in. Highly recommend it!
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I left this appointment extremely disappointed. It was very clear that the main objective of this appointment was to sell glasses and contacts and not to provide patients with comprehensive care. First of all, Dr. Murtha was about 20-30min late to my scheduled appointment; I am pretty sure he took a walk-in before he saw me, which is absolutely unprofessional. While Dr. Murtha was nice enough, I did not feel that the appointment covered everything that an annual eye exam should include, such as stereopsis test, dilation, or a visual field test. Perhaps I should have booked a different type of appointment, but I believe that these services should be implicit when I walk into an office for an annual exam. The lack of thoroughness in this exam is further exacerbated by my family medical history of issues that truly warrant these standard care processes, which Dr. Murtha disregarded despite me emphatically telling him this. The equipment was also very old, likely from the 80s, which is unacceptable for a medical office in the year 2016. The reception staff was also rude verging on incompetent. When I told them that I would not be purchasing glasses from them, they informed me that they had ALREADY BILLED MY INSURANCE for the glasses and that I had no choice but to buy glasses on the spot and that I would be unable to buy glasses again during this benefits period. Fortunately, I am savvy enough to understand that they were in the wrong and was able to correct the issue through my insurance, but this kind of switch-and-bait sales approach is irreproachable. I never should have had to call up my insurance to fix this in the first place. I wish I hadn't gone here, as I no longer will be able to obtain a yearly eye exam from an actual competent doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very attentive staff. Quick and great eye exam. Will come back again.
Davel H.Jun 22
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The visit itself was fine but I wish there was mention that Dr. Murtha operates out of a Cohen's Eye Store
Tracy T.Mar 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was great, as were Nina and Christina, the women working behind the counter.
Camila P.Mar 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Had an appointment on a Saturday afternoon, was seen right away. Dr. Murtha was extremely professional and friendly and explained every part of the eye exam. The rest of the staff at this Cohen's location was also very helpful. Would definitely come back for a basic eye or contacts exam!!
AnonymousMar 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very professional and courteous. I hate giving blood but he did his best to put me at ease and make it as painless as possible. I would go back! The rooms on the back end could use a little love. Very clean, but still look like they have been through some tough times
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowledgeable and understanding. He listened to my concerns and questions and explained each step of his process. The staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone I interacted with was very polite, super helpful and had a great attitude. The associate working in the store front was an absolute pleasure.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was a bit difficult to find, since the office is associated with a store. However, the visit was quick and the doctor was very nice. I didn't mind the searching.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! Highly recommended. Fast and informational.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I only went in for a contact lens exam so I was only with Dr. Murtha for a short time, but his staff was absolutely wonderful! They were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help me with some issues with my new insurance. Everyone was very lovely and knowledgable. Note: their office uses the kind of glaucoma test that puffs air in your eyes as opposed to the 3D imaging ones, so be prepared if you're going for an exam!
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Murtha was very nice and the eye exam was great. I hated visiting his office. The process of trying to get glasses there was like being at a used car dealer. It was horrible. They also couldn't get the insurance numbers right, their prices for frames were outrageous, and they were definitely making up the prices on the spot.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Murtha was great. The facility is pretty grimy and uncomfortable. It's a Cohen's store and you're getting seen in their supplies room. The reviews on this are fake for sure. All of the positive reviews lack any details in any way. Dr. Murtha did a good job of diagnosing my vision problem and walking me through the medicine. I left with a prescription and a good understanding of what was going on with my vision.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Kind and professional. The entire office went above and beyond. Recommend.
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great guy, knew what he was talking about and had my care in mind.