Metropolitan Vision Correction Associates

22 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, USA


(212) 807-0019(212) 807-0019

Dr. Robert Behan, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

AARP, ACE (Vision), Aetna (Vision), AmidaCare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, APWU, Assurant, Beech, Cigna (Vision), Davis Vision (Vision), Elderplan, Emblem Health, Fidelis Care, GEHA, Guardian, GWH-Cigna, Humana, Medicare (Vision), Memorial Hermann, MetLife (Vision), Multiplan (Vision), Oxford (Vision), POMCO, Spectera Vision (Vision), UniCare, United Healthcare (Vision), VSP (Vision), Aetna, Cigna, EyeMed (Vision), Guardian (Vision), Medicare, United Healthcare, MVP Health Care, Oxford, Palmetto GBA, Tufts Health Plan, Vision Benefits of America (Vision), Vytra Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente

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Voro score

92% recommended

992 out of 1,075 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

3 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(1,072)

Approach

Dr. Robert Behan is a member of the team at Metropolitan Vision and concentrates on comprehensive management of patients' visual needs. Dr. Behan was a top graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He completed a residency at the Illinois Eye Institute and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind where he concentrated on the management of ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation. Dr Behan is also experienced in specialty contact lens fitting. Dr Behan and his wife recently moved to their new home in Brooklyn. He also has a beautiful baby girl named Darcy, who was born in March of 2009.

Biography

Educations

Illinois College of Optometry, OD, 2002
University of Rochester, BA, 1998

Certifications

Optometry

Trainings

Illinois College of Optometry, 2003 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (1075)
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have been seeing Dr. Behan for about 3 years. I have severe myopia and require regular visits to the Optometrist. What I really appreciate about Dr. Behan is the time he will take to explain the status of my eyes and walk through options. He is never rushed to move from patient to patient. His office staff is not the nicest, but worth the hassle to see Dr. Behan.
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AnonymousFeb 24
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent visit - highly recommend.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan took his time to answer questions and explained everything in great detail. He is a very person-centered treatment.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He saw me pretty quickly and he was straight to the point. I was in and out within 15 minutes. Very professional.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
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How was your experience with the doctor?Thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. Highly recommend. I’ve been having trouble with my right eye contact and he diagnosed the issue and fixed it. I’m thankful.
AnonymousNov 22
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The Dr. was great and very caring. The visit was fast but did not feel rushed and vert thorough. The staff was very accommodating.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great communication and the staff was very polite. Couldn’t find this service anywhere else!
Lee V.Nov 11
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Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Very impressed. The office and team were very friendly. Dr Behan was very knowledgeable and I never felt rushed throughout the appointment.
AnonymousOct 31
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Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Visit was good wait was long because they try to fit in so many appointments.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I don't usually leave reviews but I was very impressed with this place. All of the staff I dealt with were friendly, the eye doctor was incredibly thorough and explained everything he was testing for and discovered, and I left feeling good about my eye health for another year.
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Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Small and crowded office with an ok pre-apt process. Everything changes when you are with Dr Behan. He is super attentive and couldn't be more gentle to execute the exam and give all information and recommendations. He is def the best optometrist I've ever had.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Been going here for 5+ years. Excellent doctor. Very professional. Explains everything in detail and never lets you feel rushed. All the staff there are super nice and friendly too. Highly recommend.
C J.Aug 19
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was very gentle, attentive and great. He explained my exam throughly. I loved my visit. I didn’t wait long, staff was friendly and sweet. Very fast paced area. Plus, if glasses are needed there’s a small shop to choice from. Thank you Guys ??
AnonymousAug 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was awesome, he explained everything he was doing and what it meant so that I felt comfortable. Best eye doctor I’ve been to in a while!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor and great office. Everyone was super nice and was seen right away. Going back next week for the glasses.
Kevin D.Jul 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?They run a tight and efficient ship. Very impressed!
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Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great. He’s super smart and attentive. I was there for 2 hours though which was a pain
AnonymousApr 15
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great visit! Dr. Robert is very thoughtful and kind as well as thorough. I felt well taken care of.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Behan was very attentive and explained everything he was doing/how the eye worked - made it easy to understand my vision issues
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How was your experience with the doctor?Punctual, kind, and thorough.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This man is very welcoming, very professional, and very intelligent. Highly recommend.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was extremely friendly and courteous. I was seen within 15 minutes and was a new patient. The exam was quick but he was very thorough and explained everything to me in detail. Really glad I found him!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctors and a terrific, professional staff
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was highly recommended to me by someone I had met who suffers from the same eye condition, Keratoconus. I traveled from Long Island into NYC to see him and so happy I did. After extensive tests, I met with Dr. Behan. He was so informative about my eye condition and put my mind at ease. I'm not paying it forward and highly recommending him to you if you're looking (no pun intended) for an excellent Optometrists. :)
James B.Jan 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great as always.
Seth P.Jan 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan is outstanding, and very thorough. Showed and explained why I needed different contacts than what my previous doctor set me up with. Went in as a new patient, and will absolutely be back so long as I am living and/or working in the NYC area. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?The only doctor I’ve ever had that actually explained to me how my eyes work. Really enjoyed learning from Dr. Behan. Thanks!
Erika R.Dec 26
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly doctor. Excellent bed side manner
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How was your experience with the doctor?Wow, this was my first visit to Dr. Behan's office. He was super thorough with my examination -- I didn't feel rushed at all. He was also really good at explaining and walking me through concepts that I wasn't necessarily familiar with as a non-health professional. I am certainly going to continue seeing him as my optometrist for my annual exams.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This was my first time visiting Dr. Behan and I will definitely have him be my eye doctor for as long as I live in New York! He was super nice and very knowledgeable. I will always recommend him to anyone I know looking for an eye doctor.
Alana L.Sep 25
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan is great! He’s thorough and efficient, and he takes time to explain things to you in accessible language. I feel very safe and comfortable with him and the office support staff are nice and professional. I definitely recommend him.
Johann A.Sep 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic staff & Doctor. Robert is amazing.
Ken M.Aug 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?In general, good experience
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best eye doctor I've ever had!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was simply excellent. He was very thorough in examining and really went out of his way to explain my results to me and to answer all my questions as thoroughly as possible. The office staff was very friendly, efficient, and responsive. I couldn't recommend Dr. Behan and the office more highly.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent care and dedicated Doctor who answered all my questions clearly. The staff is very nice as well. I will be going back for my annual eye exam.
Norman E.Jul 10
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very impressed with Dr. Behan and his front office staff. Folks at the front desk were genial, courteous and professional. Insurance and copay information were explained in detail. I saw Dr. Behan within 15 min of arrival. Talk about a welcome shock! The Doc provided a thorough examination. Confidence and Clarity were the name of the game. I think I've found my new eye doc!
Kaiser W.Jun 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very informative and explains every procedure/test before doing them to avoid any anxiety. Does not push to sell anything more than what is needed. Great bedside manner.
Bryn S.Jun 7
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How was your experience with the doctor?Love this doctor. Thorough, competent and professional.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was helpful, asked questions, and made me feel like he was concerned about my vision. I would recommend Dr. Behan if you are looking for a new eye doctor.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?First time visit. Dr. Behan was super personable and made me feel comfortable. He took time to explain things to me when I had questions.
Kelly M.May 15
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have very poor eyesight (as well as the accompanying issues), so I'm pretty particular when it comes to my exams. I cannot say enough positive things about my visit with Dr. Behan. He is extremely kind and knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything from my exam, along with showing the actual scans for further detail. My appointment never felt rushed or incomplete and I was appreciative that the staff was so thorough from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?One of the best doctors... Explained each test done in detail...
Amanda S.Apr 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan was very professional and knowledgeable, and all of the employees were nice and made the whole experience very relaxed and stress free.
Amber A.Apr 12
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan is awesome- he makes you feel like you're his only patient of the day. He's knowledgeable, explains everything clearly, and is focused during the appointment.
Mimi M.Apr 9
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How was your experience with the doctor?If I had known this doctor existed I would not have wasted my time at my previous eye doctor. He is professional, friendly, informative and right to the point.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Behan took his time to assess my eyes, even explaining piece by piece how my prescription is changing over time. He was knowledable and professional and I'd happily recommend him.
Ajay S.Mar 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?This was my second visit to Dr. Behan. I saw him last year. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, explains you everything in detail. I strongly recommend Dr. Behan.