11 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA


(212) 777-1644(212) 777-1644

Dr. Leeber Cohen, MD

Ophthalmologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

AARP, Aetna, Anthem (Dental), APWU, Beech, Cigna (Dental), Emblem Health (Dental), Fidelis Care, GHI, Guardian (Dental), GWH-Cigna, Health Net (Dental), Health First, HIP, Humana (Dental), MagnaCare, Medicare, Medicaid, Multiplan, Oxford (Dental), POMCO, UniCare (Dental), United Healthcare

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Voro score

85% recommended

259 out of 306 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

2 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(295)

Yelp

4.0(9)

Approach

My goal is to be a compassionate, comforting ophthalmologist to the patients I see in my New York City practice of over 20 years. My approach to patient care is centered on being sensitive to my patients' needs. Patients visiting my practice can receive a full range of eye care as I or my associate perform cataract surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, vision correction laser, and offer general eye consultations and consultations for eye-related allergies as well. In addition to English, we also speak Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Biography

Educations

SUNY Downstate, MD, 1983
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, MD, 1983

Certifications

Ophthalmology

Trainings

SUNY Downstate, 1983 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically wait less than 15 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (306)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Good patient experience and explainer
Ali FoxJun 6
 Recommends this doctor
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Been seeing him for several years. He's fantastic, and his staff is great too.
AnonymousJan 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Highly recommended
Hank B.Jan 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very warm, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Sahar P.Sep 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor. Knows what he is doing. I will definitely go back. That said, don’t go there if you are in a rush.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Lovely doctor and staff
Leslie S.Sep 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I’m a physician and I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen. He has a wonderful bedside manner and the entire experience was great.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was professional. Appointment was timely. Testing of my eyes was done professionally. Doctor laughed at my corny jokes. I am a baby about my eyes -- they all handled it with patience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, gentle, caring and takes time to listen and explain.
AnonymousJul 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional office. Dr. Cohen spent a good amount of time with me and answered my questions.
Eve S.Jul 14
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?In response to Rob R's very out of place comment to me:I did not talk to the answering service and did not withhold any information from the person who answered the phone. I was very clear that I was having problems with my vision. Maybe you shouldn't comment when you don't know what you are talking about. People can have entirely different experiences. I'm glad you had such a good experience.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The wait times at the office will make me seriously reconsider coming back. It's downright rude to patients to cram appointments and keep everyone waiting. The main receptionist is awful - barely looks you in the eye, does not acknowledge you while you're speaking to her and has a general attitude that she couldn't care less.
Gabi H.Jun 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen is incredibly smart and kind. He made me feel much better about my stye and debunked those online myths. He was also quick to treat the problem.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have been a patient of Dr. Cohen's since 1993. I was a very young person then and always appreciated his thoroughness and his attention to detail. Every year since '93, i have made my annual visit to his office (went today, in fact!). I always look forward to seeing him as he is unlike most doctors you'll encounter these days. He spends a lot of time with his patients and thoroughly reviews all options and recommendations. I had a melanoma removed many years ago and he meticulously checks my eyes to make sure no cells have migrated to the back of the eye, which can happen with this disease. He is a warm, kind person and will answer any questions without hesitation or frustration. If a longer wait, or a response you don't like from the office personnel, is enough to keep you away, then your loss. I recommend him to everyone i know and they all speak highly of him, too. He's one of the best!
Jerry J.Apr 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen explained the tests, the results and their implications clearly and comprehensively. It was a reassuring visit. And I learned a bit about optic nerves.
AnonymousApr 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was very nice and super helpful. Dr. Cohen was great. The wait time wasn’t bad. Overall good visit.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice and clean office. Dr is very nice, professional, answers all questions you might have - appointment does not feel rushed. Convenient location.
Andrew E.Feb 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super friendly and knowledgeable! Everyone was very nice :)
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor is great, thoughtful and thorough; a very caring and knowledgeable person. I will go to him again but the wait time was ridiculous, over an hour and my appointment was early in the day.
Caiti M.Jan 15
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen is one of the best ophthalmologists in Manhattan, NY! I would definitely recommend him if you need to see an eye specialist. He really takes care of his patients and has a lot of experience in the field for many years and has completed many years of certificates and speciality degrees. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Cohen!
AnonymousNov 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A little bit long wait as I didn't see the doctor for over an hour.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Seeing the entire office staff makes my day! Dr. Cohen and everyone in the office provide the best care from the moment you walk in to the last good-bye...
Ye L.Sep 18
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?With high prescription, I still see a real good doctor.- Aug 2, right eye pressure went high. High enough to make the vision blurry. I went to see Doctor No. 1 immediately. He prescribed me Combigan (eye drop for glaucoma); didn't say it's glaucoma but use it to control pressure; referred 2 doctors for further consultation. I booked Dr. No.2 right away online and didn't give it too much thought. - Aug 7, Dr. No 2 gave me 10 minutes to explain everything, saying it's glaucoma for sure and ask me to keep using the drops. I stepped out of her office, totally panic as no convincing answer and no "brighter future" for a young lady. Finally, Doctor No. 3- Dr. Cohen. His office gave me a complete exam, took like an hour. Followed by his personal exam, including 3-time right eye pressure checking. He came to the conclusion. In short, 1) Combigan usually won't result in a dramatic drop of eye pressure; 2) my eyes shows no other typical glaucoma symptoms. His suggestion is to quite the drop the keep observing. Today is my second visit, eye pressure is in normal range and I will go back in 3 months. Taking Combigan is a life-long routine. It's frustrating by just thinking of it. Dr. Cohen took the right action based on the facts showed so far and explained everything clearly and professionally with full consideration. I feel safe in his hands.
Jose E.Aug 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional.
Nicole M.Jul 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen is the best, even if the wait is long (although I do wish they could figure out a better system so you didn’t have to wait around for 30-50 minutes...). He’s super nice, takes your concerns seriously and helps you understand what’s going on. I really, really recommend him.
Gary V.Jul 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Efficient support staff. And thorough eye exam. Dr Cohen was worth the wait!
Graham S.Jul 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Was able to make an appointment on short notice. The registration process was easy and seamless. Front desk staff were friendly and very helpful. Dr Cohen was great. Listened to my concerns carried out the examination and was very careful to explain results and treatment.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?great and professional
Jill R.May 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have been going to Dr Cohen for many years. He is an excellent doctor and a lovely man. Very nice private practice office as well which is hard to find these days.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice staff, wonderful doctor. Wait time a little long, but well worth it. Dr. Cohen is smart, insightful, thorough .and kind.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was coming to Dr Cohen after having seen a previous eye doctor about the same problem. I was still experiencing issues and was distressed since the other doctor was very dismissive of me and my symptoms. Dr. Cohen was kind, gentle and precise. He took the time to listen to me and calm my nerves and after examining me took the time to carefully explain his diagnosis. He answered all of my questions with care and I did not feel rushed in any way. He even called my primary care doctor to discuss the issue. The only downside was the longer waiting time but other than that he was wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Unpleasant, Inefficient, impersonal. Only peeked up when talking to me about giving me Botox injections and lasic.
Umair S.Feb 12
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice doctor. the wait times were really long didn't expect that. My condition had already improved by the time i got to him so can't really comment but seems to know what he is doing.
Philip S.Jan 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He demeanor is calming. He gets to the point, addresses my concerns. Answers and explains with a generous nature.
Anabel P.Jan 15
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I waited nearly two hours. Not worth it.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor. I came from Miami to see him. Thank you Dr. Cohen.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor, very nice and thorough. I'll be using him again.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen is a great doctor. He is knowledgeable and kind- I highly recommend.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, thorough.
Sharyn W.Sep 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Rigorous clinician. Goes the extra mile. Highly recommended on all counts.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Really great visit: easy, quick and the doctor and staff are well informed. Dr cohen has awards like "most compassonate doctor".
Isabel P.Jul 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent professional.
Juan V.Jun 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Have been a patient of Dr. Cohen for many years. Service is consistently excellent!
Leah J.May 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The Dr.'s entire support staff was pleasantly welcoming, competent and efficient. Dr. Leeber was also very pleasant, and thoroughly explained what he was looking for, what he saw, and what the results meant. I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and through visit. I am happy I chose to go to Dr. Leeber's off ice.
AnonymousMay 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cohen listened carefully and gave great advice. Everything about the visit was efficient and professional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Took a little more time to get into the appointment but it was my first visit so that was fine. He took the extra time to review his findings and answer questions for me. Easy to talk to.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This Doctor lives up to his reputation. He is excellent. He has a very nice demeanor, is professional and really knows his stuff. I'm sending my husband and my kids.
Jill R.Apr 3
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Cohen is a wonderful Doctor! He is kind, smart and patient. I have been seeing him for many many years. He's one of the best! More doctors should be like him.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is excellent and has been my doctor for many years. Very knowledgeable and always takes the time to listen, to analyze, to explain and then he presents solutions. I recently moved and I am now far away from the office but it is 100% worth my trip. THANK YOU Dr. Cohen!