Starbase Optometry

E 49th St & 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA


(212) 371-1879(212) 371-1879

Dr. Sean Fein, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

VSP (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), Aetna (Vision), Oxford (Vision), United Healthcare (Vision)

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Voro score

91% recommended

247 out of 270 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

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Zocdoc

4.8(269)

Approach

Dr. Sean C. Fein has been practicing optometry for almost 20 years and still loves the field today as much as day one. After graduating from Brooklyn College and Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Dr. Fein returned to NYC to specialize in contact lenses and primary ocular disease. Vast improvements in contact lens technology have allowed him to offer better multifocal, bifocal and astigmatic (toric) options for visual clarity and comfort to his patients. Dr. Fein enjoys the rest of his time traveling with his family and having good times with lifelong friends. He loves all things related to Star Trek and Star Wars, The N.Y. Yankees , and reading book after book on the train between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Biography

Educations

Nova Southeastern University, DO

Certifications

Optometry

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (270)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein is easily the best eye doctor I have ever been to. Aside from having an extensive knowledge of his practice, he is extremely personable going above and beyond to provide care for his patients. He is quick to go out of his way and make time for his patients and is about as genuine as they come. I highly recommend Dr. Fein for your next eye appointment!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Greatest optometrist of all time.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had an excellent first visit! Friendly, great bedside manner, knowledgeable and informative! No wait time and very pleasant staff! Overall great experience!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Incredible Doctor.
Anna L.Dec 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was great and was a pleasure to work with. However, I felt as though the office "tricked" me into getting a contact fitting, which they then charged me for. Before seeing the doctor, the person told me to take my daily contacts off and throw them out since they didnt have cases for me to use--when I hesitated a bit, she said they would supply me with new contacts. So I followed instructions. Then the doctor gave me the replacement contacts, as I walked out, they charged me for it, since the doctor "fitted me" for contacts--which he didnt really....a bit of a bait and switch.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Fein has been treating me for years. He is always very through and complete in his check ups and talking to me about adjusting or not my prescriptions. When we I needed more contacts in a rush he was always able to get them to me very quickly and met me on matching pricing of the suppliers I had been using.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I went in for eye pain and instead of putting me on steroids immediately like most would do, he started me with drops first and this did the trick. Very kind and personable. Highly recommend!
David W.Sep 12
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly, helpful, easy to talk to, was able to answer all of my questions
AnonymousAug 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor. Straightforward, pragmatic, and did not try to upsell any products and services.
Sydne G.Jul 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein was very professional, personable and thorough on my visit. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!
Kaliel A.Jul 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Seamless process. Short wait time. Friendly staff and the Dr. was very friendly and professional. The eye exam was conducted very well and the Dr.'s explanations were clear and concise. Great experience overall!
Alex S.Jul 9
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How was your experience with the doctor?All the five-star reviews of Dr Fein are more than deserved. Him and his staff were extremely kind. I was attended promptly and professionally. The experience with Dr Fein was amazing. He’s knowledgeable, kind, professional and on top of that very fun person. It was an excellent experience
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great! Only waited about 10 mins, Dr. was helpful and thorough.
AnonymousJun 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?It was his busiest time, but he was very slow and deliberate and answered all my questions. I thought he was fantastic.
Katie M.Jun 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing Dr. He welcomed me and gave me a very through exam because my eye was irrating me. Reallly cared about my concerns and listened to what I had to say. Explained what my problem was and had eye drops available for purchase at the office! Very nice guy!!
Wei L.Jun 11
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein was great. He saw me right away, and made me feel really comfortable. I went for pain in my left eye. He examined my eye and gave me a diagnosis. He made sure to provide me with a detailed explanation for the issue. Then, he came up with a game plan and scheduled a follow-up as well.
Joel H.Jun 3
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly doctor Check-in process fast Competitive prices / coverage from my insurance
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great Doc. Very helpful and personable. Highly recommend to all.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein and his team were so friendly, helpful and I did not feel rushed through my appointment at all. Will definitely recommend him to others.
Sarah D.Dec 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?So quick and easy. Dr. Fein was friendly and efficient!
Andrew P.Aug 16
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Fein is very approachable and chatty. Very friendly and great at explaining everything including the various tests and options to correct vision. I have been seeing him for 2 years and will continue to do so.
Sara K.Jun 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic, as always! I've seen Dr. Fein for several years now and it's always a pleasure to see him. He is very professional, takes time to listen, explain and ensures all my concerned are addressed before I leave. He is also very nice and kind person. And I love that there is never a waiting time, he is always on time! I continue to highly recommend him to friends and family.
Kalina L.Mar 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein is very friendly and knowledgeable and both he and his staff make you feel comfortable right away. Booking appointments and seeing the doctor on time are never an issue!
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How was your experience with the doctor?No waiting and Dr. Fein was super nice!
Hans D.Feb 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?I’ve seen Dr. Fein for a number of years, initially because it was convenient; however, I continue to see him because of his kind demeanor and professionalism. After experiencing eye issues more significant than a simple checkup, he was both concerned and invested in my well-being even as another team handled my care.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Super Professional. Very thorough. Very nice and honest. Would absolutely go to again or recommend.
Joe V.Dec 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein was very friendly, easy going, and had answers for all my questions.
Justin S.Sep 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Office staff were very knowledgeable and clear about insurance coverage. The office is inside a lenscrafters, but operates completely independently. The Doctor was nice, professional, and didn't pressure me at all to buy my glasses from store they share space with. I'll be back here next year.
Marc C.Sep 5
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Fein is excellent. Very efficient, personable, answers all pertinent questions. Willing to price match on contact lenses. Highly recommended
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great visit and doctor!
AnonymousJul 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?Office staff was so friendly. I waited less than 5 min before the pre-exam. While I waited, Dr. Fein greeted me and let me know he would be seeing me soon. When I was in with Dr. Fein he was so friendly and asked me about any questions I had and held a consistent conversation with me. Overall, the visit was 20-30 min including wait time and was very direct. Highly recommended :)
AnonymousJul 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very quick to get in. Polite, knowledgeable, and very professional!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Fein is a pleasure to see and I rarely wait past my appointment time. I would strongly recommend him.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein was so efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. He fit me into new contacts in no time and answered all my questions thoroughly without making me feel like I was rushed. Also minimal paperwork/waiting time which was nice.
AnonymousApr 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent, courteous, informative and professional!
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How was your experience with the doctor?By far the best experience at the eye doctor that I have had. He took all the confusion out of the "do you see better with this lens or that one?" and took the time to answer all my questions. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
John S.Mar 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough and walked me through each step on the examination. Was eager to answer my questions, which I appreciated
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very good service. Very clear and quick.
Rahila G.Feb 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was awesome!!! Highly recommended
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic. Best OD I've ever had.
AnonymousJan 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Friendly staff with great technology. Dr Fein took the time to go over my eye scan results with me in detail. There wasn't a hard sell on products and I found his prices to be less than his local competitors who provide subpar service.
John F.Jan 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Above and beyond. Rigorous, intelligent exam and even took time to tighten my old glasses.
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How was your experience with the doctor?It was a great visit. Fein was efficient, sweet with my daughter, knowledgeable. The staff was also very nice.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I went to see Sean when I had an irritation with my eye. He took the time to examine both eyes, and thoroughly explained to me what was going on. He gave me instructions on what to do to make it better, and scheduled a follow-up to check on progress. He's very friendly, and makes you feel at ease. I highly recommend him.
Lauren K.Nov 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?I just had my first visit with Dr. Fein and it was great. His office staff were very friendly and Dr. Fein was very nice, patient and explained everything with great detail. I will definitely be going back.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein was efficient, friendly, and professional. Could not have gone more smoothly. His staff was also very professional, and even though they had some new hires training at the time, they made sure I was taken care of quickly. I highly recommend him.
Rachel B.Oct 14
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?He spent more time typing on the computer than treating my eyes. Never told me the cause of my irritation but proceeded to prescribe medicine
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Fein is the total opposite of the stereotypical doctor that you fear visiting. His office is very high tech and he explained everything along the way.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and helpful Appointment was not rushed, and information/advice was direct and pointed. I will happily return.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very high tech office, explained everything he was telling me. Very pleased with this doctor.