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Nassau Fulton Optical

87 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038, USA


(646) 400-0834(646) 400-0834

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Dr. Neil Schafran

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, VSP (Vision), ACE (Vision), Anthem, Fidelis Care, 1199 SEIU Funds, Aetna, Aetna (Vision), Affinity, AmidaCare, Cigna, Davis Vision (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), Medicaid, Guardian (Vision), Spectera Vision (Vision), Superior Vision (Vision), National Vision Administrators (Vision), United Healthcare

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Voro score

93% recommended

1,025 out of 1,100 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(1,100)

Approach

Dr. Schafran has been delivering outstanding eye care services in Downtown Manhattan for 25 years. What makes our office unique is our caring and knowledgeable staff who have years of experience in guiding our patients. Our optical office has a large selection of affordable eyeglass frames and designer frames. Our staff is experienced in helping our patients select frames that suit their individual style, and our opticians are top-notch at fitting lenses to the frames of your choice. We also perform contact lenses fittings. we provide you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your eyes healthy and strong. Our mission is to provide our patients with great vision and eye health.

Biography

Educations

State University of New York College of Optometry, OD, 1983

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (1100)
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Aviva H.Feb 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr schaffren is the best. He remembers me from year to year, is happy to provide sample contacts and listens to any issues you may have! Highly recommend.
Polly H.Feb 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have used Dr. Schafran for years. He is very personable and professional. I highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I've been going to Dr Schafran for years... always very pleasant and knowledgeable. The staff outside his office that assist with the appointment and the choosing of eyewear are equally as excellent.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran was amazing, patient, kind and extremely helpful. His office staff was super nice as well. I've been to many offices during my time here in NYC and he's perhaps one of the better if not best.
Jenna D.Dec 13
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Loved that Neil explained everything he was doing/checking for every step of the way. Process was super quick and he was really nice. He also didn't try to pressure me into buying different contacts or anything like that.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He’s great at what he does, and his staff is very helpful in picking out glasses that look best on you.
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How was your experience with the doctor?No wait time and Dr. Schafran is quick, without overlooking anything.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was in and out in 15 minutes! The doctor and office staff are kind, efficient and easy to work with.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran is great. He was super personable with a great bedside manner. He took his time with my appointment and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend him
AnonymousOct 25
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He's clear and upfront about his recommendations and takes the time to answer questions. Short without feeling rushed. Reasonable wait time. Done with my search for an eye doctor I like.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Have been coming to Dr Schafran for a handful of years now, he is very funny and appointments are nice and quick - perfect for a lunch break!
AnonymousSep 16
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was a nice visit and the doctor was very polite, friendly, enjoyable, and informative.
Siyu C.Sep 16
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Experience! Friendly, very patient and clear about his thoughts and what he is trying to do. Highly recommended.
Pat R.Aug 19
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Pleasant, friendly staff. Professional.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was professional, timely and nice
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great guy. Did a thorough job. Patient and kind. Thank you.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Solid option for an optometrist, good service, knowledgeable, friendly.
Tara S.Jul 5
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The whole staff were very friendly and explained every step clearly. Super easy and simple process. Would highly recommend
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How was your experience with the doctor?My appointment was at 2:00. I arrived at 2:45 and was seen promptly at 2:00. Dr. Schafran and the entire staff are professional, friendly and courteous.This is a first rate team. Highly recommended.
AnonymousJun 19
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very reliable optometrist in a convenient location. Fast visit. Does accept walk-ins depending on his schedule, but it's easy to get an appointment on Zocdoc. So just get the appointment! You'll have priority.
Sarah F.Jun 18
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran was thorough and timely. He’s also an extremely nice guy, 10/10!
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran is a true professional and took out the time to explain his every step to ensure I felt my most comfortable. He patiently answered all my questions and was extremely friendly throughout. His staff are equally as outgoing and courteous.
Ellen I.Jun 13
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have been visiting Dr. Schafran for many years and am very satisfied with his professionalism and recommendations.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was extremely nice and friendly. He clearly explained the cause and solution (s) to my eye-related issues, with patience. Would definitely recommend this doctor.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Going to get your eyes checked is often intimidating & daunting. Dr Schafran made it easy and comfortable ??
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How was your experience with the doctor?He’s awesome! I would love to visit him again.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Neil is great! I love going to see him. He's so nice and is very thorough. He explains everything without sounding patronizing or condescending.
AnonymousMay 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, Knowledgeable and Thoughtful with a warm approach.
Nick L.May 9
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran was prompt, professional and gave me an efficient but through exam. He was very knowledgeable and personable. He helped me identify the contacts that would be best for me. The staff at his office were very polite and professional and made the visit easy for me. Thanks!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran answered all my questions and performed a thorough exam and explained everything he was doing and why. I would highly recommend him.
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How was your experience with the doctor?my third time here - Dr Schafran is great!
Jade W.Apr 25
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent bedside manner and attention to detail. Very down to earth and personable Dr. who enjoys what he does!!!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful and attentive. Gives recommendations on overall eye health. Encourages total health.
AnonymousMar 19
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was seen right on time based on my appointment and the exam was straight forward. The Dr explained everything he was doing before he did it. A pleasant experience.
Tom N.Mar 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?If all doctors were this convenient, friendly and skilled wouldn’t life be easy. First class
Leah O.Mar 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Schafran was wonderful, I had a great experience. My appointment was on time and quick but thorough. Ruth and the rest of his staff were also very pleasant and helpful. They were very patient while I tried on lots of frames and gave me honest opinions when I couldn’t decide. I have already recommended Dr. Schafran to friends!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Neil was great, he explained everything he was going to do and comforted me when I seemed unsure. He was clear, re-assuring and very professional!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great visit to Dr. Schafran for my annual eye exam for contact lenses. Was taken in right away and appointment only lasted 15 minutes, but was still very thorough. The Doctor was very personable and kind. I'm very happy with my visit to Dr. Schafran for my contact lens check-up and prescription.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He’s great. Knowledgeable, efficient and prompt w appointment.
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How was your experience with the doctor?The office is much more a traditional optical store; however, the service and kindness at Dr. Schafran's office is unbeatable. As soon as I entered, I was welcomed by one of the associates. She got my paperwork in right away and called for the doctor who called me in immediately. Dr. Schafran is friendly, charismatic, and no-nonsense. He listened to all of my concerns and provided rational solutions/ideas. Once the appointment was over, I requested my prescription and was not sold on buying their frames or lenses (like I've dealt with in the past). Would absolutely recommend Dr. Schafran!!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?As always, he was professional and prompt. I’ve been going to him for years. Highly recommend.
Mrugen M.Feb 13
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Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The appointment was quick and up to the point Dr. Neil is a very professional gentelman, i went for my annual checkup of eye and he was up to the point I have found my go-to opthomolgist !
Dhruv B.Feb 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?hes the man
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How was your experience with the doctor?Polite. Good visit.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is my second time visiting this office for an annual check up and they are nothing less than extremely exception when it comes to professionalism and friendliness. I felt very comfortable as soon as I came in and was treated with the upmost respect from start to finish. My favorite optometrist in the city by far!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Its always a pleasure when I have to see Dr. Schafran. Very polite, engaging & I'm always put at ease.
Althea F.Jan 26
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great staff , eye doctor and service. I’ve been going here over 10 .
Morgan T.Jan 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Staff is so friendly and professional!
Liana M.Jan 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?The staff is terrific and Dr. Schafran is wonderful. I wouldn't want to go any where else.