Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 67

Ophthalmology

Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Garden City, NY and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universite De Paris, Faculte De Medecine in 1981. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, MD

Stahl Eyecare Experts Garden City

450 Endo Blvd Garden City, NY 11530
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Dr. Hufnagel's Reviews

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Based on 765 ratings

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BEWARE--NEW OWNERSHIP
Don't read any review posted before January 2022. I've been a patient of Dr. Hufnagel for years and I've recommended him to friends, but now I'm done. He did my Lasik a long time ago (great experience), so I went back when I had cataracts last year. Patient care has suffered as they've grown, and the outpatient operating center was chaotic. Stahl was sold to new owners recently and patients seem to be an afterthought. I spent 1 month before my post-op followup trying to get someone to answer my voice mails and emails about my insurance coverage. The day before my appointment, I finally got someone on the phone who told me they were "on par" with my insurance, but when I showed up for my appointment, I was told they couldn't find my "payer" in the "system" and my option was to pay out of pocket. I walked. I'm sure the sale was very profitable and I wish them luck with their new owners. I'll be contacting them soon to forward my records to my new doctor.
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Mercedes M Cardona – May 06, 2022
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My deepest gratitude to Dr. Werner and Dr. Hufnagel. In January I had laser vision correction and cataract removal in my right eye at Stahl. I see better than I have since kindergarten. This was a seamless experience from start to finish and I could not be happier with the results.
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Stephanie Saul, Port Washington – Apr 23, 2022
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I had my Lasik eye procedure done in April of this year. It was a life changing opportunity. My vision is very clear, no headaches and no side effects. Dr. Hufnagel and his staff were very professional and they took good care of me. I highly recommend Stahl Eye care to all of my family and friends.
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Magdalena Machowski – Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Hufnagel performed my lasik eye surgery in April & I can see excellent. Lasik was a life changing opportunity for me. I highly recommend Dr. Hufnagel to my family & family.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Crystal – Sep 17, 2019
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I have never seen better after the cateract surgery. My vision is clear, focused and with no side effects.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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Robert F. Dembia in Selden, NY – Mar 08, 2019
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I had PRK surgery at Stahl last month, and Dr. Hufnagel was my surgeon. Before I decided to have the surgery at Stahl, I visited both Stahl and Weil Cornell Medical Center for free consultation. Though Weil Cornell Medical Center is of high prestige and very well-known, I selected Stahl for its atmosphere of professionalism, caring and warmth. I made the very right decision! Dr. Hufnagel is an excellent surgeon, and he did a superb job. I am very happy with my surgery!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Stella in New York, NY – Dec 19, 2018
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I got my Lasik done in October 2000 and have had 20/20 vision in both eyes since (from 20/200 in each eye). I go back every year for a check-up, I've take my mom to see him for her cataracts and my now teen daughter is a patient as well (eyeglasses only, maybe soon contact lenses). Dr. Hufnagel is TOPS! I recommend Stahl Eye Center whenever I can. They have a very pleasant and professional office staff as well and helpful eyeglass staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Salvatore Lombardo in Glendale, NY – Aug 11, 2018
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Dr. Hufnagel and his staff are the consummate professionals and I am glad that I have entrusted my eye care to him. He is always thorough with the exam and taking care of my eyes!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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Jeff Wittenstein in Levittown, NY – Jul 12, 2018
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After several years and several different doctors, I finally found the doctor that was right for me. I was very nervous about lasik surgery since I had previously torn one of my retinas. Dr. Huffnagel was fantastic. Very soothing and patient and did a great job. I only wish I had found him sooner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary S in Merrick, NY – Apr 14, 2018
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From the first time I saw Dr. Hufnagel, I knew I was speaking with an expert. I have an on going issue which is being treated. I have visited quite a few different docs, but he is my last. He's the best, and I owe him my vision.
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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Secaucus, NJ – Nov 10, 2017
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I went for my first eye exam with Dr. Hufnagel and he never even introduced himself when he walked in the room. I started flinching while he was doing the exam so he got annoyed and rolled back in his chair, huffed/puffed and turned away until he tried again. I think if you are in a certain field, you should be understanding and patient. I went back for a follow-up and asked if I had what another Dr thought I had and he goes "well if you do, it's very minimal". I never went back after that.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Garden City, NY – Nov 09, 2017
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I was getting massive migraines from wearing glasses & going slowly blind The va did not care. My insurance did not cover it I paid out of pocket It has been worth every single penny Dr Huffnagel was very understanding & his surgery has been outstanding
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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Scott in New York, NY – May 10, 2017
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Dr. Hufnagel is an expert in his field. He has a unique way of making one feel well assured of receiving quality health care for the eye so. If some is wrong, strives and develop a plan of action to solve your problem. He is concerned about your total health as it relates to your eyes. He does not rush, but gives you a complete examination. His focus is to make a difference in your eyes. At one time My family relocated to Fl, but we came back to Ny for service. Now we are back in NY. See him.
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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Rev. Dr. Johnny Turner in Brooklyn, NY – Jan 07, 2017
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I had PRK w/ Dr H 19 years ago. A real life changer and one of the best things I've ever done. I just went back for an exam and got the most thorough eye exam there is and I still have 20/20 vision! Amazing. He thought I might have dry eyes but tested and said no, really the only issue was that I was using the wrong strength readers. So impressed as usual. My husband just made an appt w/ him after years of going to a glasses type place. 5+ stars!
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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Holliday Hurd in SEAFORD – Oct 01, 2016
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I highly recommend DR Hufnagel. I recently had PRK surgery with him. My contact lens prescription was -9 and -8.5. I now have 20/ 20 vision. Three days after your eyes will feel sandy, burning and extremely sensitive to light. The 4th day much better. I do not recommend going to work until the 4th day. You'll need to make the font on your phone and computer very large for 2 -3 weeks but you can definitely get around without glasses.
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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Long Beach, NY – Jun 26, 2016
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Five stars all around for Dr. Hufnagel. Had LASIK Nov 2015 and can't wait for my son to have the surgery hopefully in a few months.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Katherine in New York – Feb 04, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Hufnagel is a cornea-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of UCLA, Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities. Dr. Hufnagel has been...Read more

Biography

My first rotation in medical school was in a hospice with end-of-life cancer patients. I couldn't do anything to help except pushing the morphine. I felt...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Wilmer Eye Inst-Johns Hopkins U
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Yale U
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1985
Loma Linda U at White Meml Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1984
Jules Stein Eye Insitute, UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1984
Rothchild Hosp
Internship Hospital
1981
Universite De Paris, Faculte De Medecine
Medical School
1981
Universite De Paris
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hufnagel frequently treats Ocular Hypertension, Dry Eyes, and Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hufnagel treats.

Where is Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, MD's office located?

Dr. Hufnagel's office is located at 450 Endo Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hufnagel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ocular Hypertension
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Dr. Hufnagel treats Ocular Hypertension more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hufnagel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hufnagel treats Dry Eyes more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hufnagel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hufnagel treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hufnagel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hufnagel's conditions and procedures:

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Locations

Stahl Eyecare Experts Garden City

Garden City450 Endo Blvd Garden City, NY 11530
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Tue: 9:30am - 8:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Stahl Eyecare Experts Garden City

Manhattan185 Madison Ave Fl 2 New York, NY 10016
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Hauppauge200 Motor Pkwy Hauppauge, NY 11788
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Affiliated Hospitals

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North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset, NY

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

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