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About Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein
Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fresh Meadows, NY. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Lichtenstein is affiliated with New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Lichtenstein has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein has the following 11 expertise
- Eye Pain
- Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Macular Degeneration
Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I been taking my daughter to Eric Lichtenstein since 2013 she's 3 yrs old. What i can say about him he really cares for the kids that walk thru his doors, he makes you feel super comfortable and always makes my daughter laugh and smile. My daughter had two surgery procedures by him, at first me and my husband was very worried about her going through her first surgery at a young age. This was the first time that anyone of our kids had to have any surgery's done but all the fear went out the window once Dr. Eric Lichtenstein explained every part of it and made us feel so comfortable even when i was crying when she had to be put to sleep. So when it was time for another surgery we knew she was in good hands. I will rate his professionalism a 100% and i will highly recommend anyone to take your children to him he is by far a genuine person and take his work very serious. My daughter is healing very well and is abler to look at life a whole lot stronger than before. Thank you Dr. Eric Lichtenstein.
I'm 38 years old and have been suffering from strabismus for about a year. It was tough for me to find an ophthalmologist who treats adult strabismus, performs surgery and accepted my insurance. I'm glad I found Dr Lichtenstein. He diagnosed the problem, took the measurements in two separate visits and explained the surgical procedures and options. The affiliation with NYEE was a plus since eye surgery is one of the specialties of the hospital. Its been a few months since the surgery and my eyes are working great. I would high recommend this practice to adults and children.
My son was borderline of needing glasses and he seemed inpatient answering a few of my questions and even said, "we are finished talking about this"as I was trying to determine if glasses was really needed. He responded that if it was his son, he would have him wear glasses...and how convenient that they are partnered or own an optical close within the facility to make more business. I also had to wait an extra 25 mins before being seen. Needless to say, I went elsewhere for a second opinion.
Thank you for your comments. If I was impatient with you then I apologize for being so. I am glad you sought a second opinion and hope your needs are now satisfied. Two doctors can say the same thing but it may be heard very differently depending on who is listening. As for waiting 25 minutes - yes, dilation of the pupils takes approximately that long. When appointments are scheduled we tell people their visit will take about an hour, in total. There is no way to make the drops work faster. Finally, the optical shop. We are paid a less than market rent because we want to retain the opticians who own the shop (not the doctors, by the way). This particular optical shop specializes in babies and children and they have excellent quality control. Yes, it is convenient to have them on-site. No, we don't make any money from them.
through out my years of taking my kids ages 22 to 11 yrs, to different doctors Dr. Eric Lichtenstein is one of the most charming, kid friendly loving doctor i have ever met. His personality with kids is just wonderful, I wish he was my kids pediatritrian my daughter adores him, she even says her eyes bothers her just to go see him why because he treats all kids like they are his own. for me he is just the best.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Lichtenstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
24 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1994
New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
Dr. Eric A Lichtenstein accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsPediatric Ophthalmology Pc, 19213 Union Tpke, Fresh Meadows, NY
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