Dr. Robert Farris, MD

Dr. Robert Farris, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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80 y/o
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Dr. Robert Farris, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 53 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus

Learn about Dr. Farris

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Farris performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eye Infections
normal
more than 69% of peers
Glaucoma
normal
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Farris's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Farris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farris "Dr. Linsy Farris is an expert in dry eye management, a result of his National Eye Institute and Research to Prevent Blindness sponsored research in the corneal effects of contact lens wear and tears. In addition to his position as Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Columbia, Dr. Farris is Director of Ophthalmology at Harlem Hospital and a past President of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He presently serves on the board of the Educational Research Fund of CLAO"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farris "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1961
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1962
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1965

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farris' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farris to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Farris' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Farris did not stare into his computer screen and check boxes to determine why I had a stinging pain in my eyes. He talked to me, read my notes thoroughly and completed a thorough range of tests. He explained clearly, not in a patronising or annoyed manner, but with courtesy and intelligence....more
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