Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Weymouth, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton and South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nielsen to book an appointment.

Dr. Nielsen

Nielsen Eye Center

541 Main St Ste 110 Weymouth, MA 02190
Accepting new patients

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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (3/26/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ocular Hypertension
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Ocular Hypertension more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dry Eyes
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Dry Eyes more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(617) 471-5665

Dr. Nielsen accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthPlans, Inc.
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

5.0

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
98.14814814814815%
(53)
4 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
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There was a long wait before I saw the Doctor and that is the only thing I can say against my visit.
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Aug 18, 2021
My visit was very professional. And everyone was very knowledgeable and nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephanie – May 26, 2021
Thank you, Stephanie, for your feedback, we...Read More
Reception very welcoming & thorough. The assistant again was informative in my review before seeing Dr. Neilson. The Dr was apologetic of his lateness due to an emergency. They all work together to make the eye exam pleasant.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Susan – Mar 12, 2021
We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks...Read More
It's a smooth opeartion
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 09, 2021
The wait wasn’t too long. The rules and procedures about COVID-19 were in place. Friendly staff. Doctor is very professional.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 27, 2021
Every thing was perfect and the tram fir my lasik consultation was very helpful. Dr Nielson office has the best equipment I’m happy and I recommended to a friend .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 17, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. Dr. Nielsen has...Read More
Dr. Nielsen is always pleasant and listens to my concerns. I am glad I had the cataract implant in the left eye and my vision in my left eye is 20/20. I haven't seen this good since I was seven years old.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Winnie Day – Feb 04, 2021
There is nothing that makes us happier at the...Read More
Very thorough and knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 17, 2020
We certainly do appreciate the complement and...Read More
Very personable and professional. Top notch clean. I like that they take care of eyes of all ages and offer different options for each patient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Te – Oct 17, 2020
Thank you Te. While it may sound trite to say, no...Read More
Dr. Nielsen enjoys an outstanding reputation in the eye world. We've been seeing him/his staff for almost 25 years. He did both my and my husband's Lasik without any issues. I love that his practice is comprehensive...from kids to seniors and services range from eye exams and contact lens fittings to Lasik and eye surgery for a wide range of issues. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 23, 2020
It was so thoughtful and nice of you to write...Read More
I had lasik there a few years ago and I have been back on a regular basis for my yearly diabetic eye exams. Super friendly staff and he is a great doctor.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 25, 2020
I had lasik monovision surgery. So far everything Is the way they said it would be. Getting clearer everyday! I am Only 3 days post surgery but excited to be able to read without needing my glasses.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 24, 2020
He is one of the best in his fields!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Keith Nolfi – Feb 05, 2020
Just had LASIK done and the whole process was so easy, I was able to get the procedure one week after my consult. The day after my vision was clear and no pain! The entire staff was so helpful and Dr. Nielsen was great to work with, very personable and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 18, 2020
Cataract surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jay Call – Jan 14, 2020
Had an urgent eye problem and my Dr. was closed. Called Nielsen Eye Center and they fit me in same day as a new patient. The entire team was so professional and responsive; made me feel like I was a longtime patient of the Practice! Awesome team with great resources.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wayne Owen – Jan 06, 2020
Always, A “10”
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Cavallaro – Dec 11, 2019
As always the staff was professional. They also keep it light with a sense of humor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann Keating – Dec 04, 2019
Wonderful staff, from the front desk to his assistants.
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Rosa Collado – Dec 04, 2019
Dr Nielsen was amazing . He explained everything to my children and I!! Made the whole process easy to understand. After hearing his explanation the cataract procedure doesn’t seem as complicated as I anticipated.Antonio
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Antonio Lawrence Sr – Oct 30, 2019

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Care Philosophy

I am reminded by Dr. Nielsen that he has the benefit of not only the perspective of being a doctor, but that he also finds himself in the role of being...Read more

Biography

Dr. Steven Nielsen is an Ophthalmology Specialist working for over 30 years in medicine. His father and uncle were both Ophthalmologists, so it is in his...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
USC Sch Med-LAC/USC Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1990
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nielsen frequently treats Ocular Hypertension, Dry Eyes, and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nielsen treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD's office located?

Dr. Nielsen's office is located at 541 Main St Ste 110, Weymouth, MA 02190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD speak?

Dr. Nielsen speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Nielsen Eye Center

Nielsen Eye Center541 Main St Ste 110 Weymouth, MA 02190
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 6:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Nielsen Eye Center300 Congress St Ste 201 Quincy, MA 02169
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 6:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Nielsen Eye Center141 Longwater Dr Ste 111 Norwell, MA 02061
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 6:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nielsen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton

Milton, MA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth, MA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average