Dr. Paula Handell, OD

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Dr. Paula Handell, OD is a Optometrist in Garden City, NY. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Handell to book an appointment.

Dr. Handell

Schoenbart Vision Care-Optometry,PC

901 Stewart Ave Ste 202 Garden City, NY 11530

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(516) 794-0704

Dr. Handell accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Handell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Handell

4.7

Based on 15 ratings

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I have known Dr Handell for over 20 years. There is no doctor that I trust more than her. I have many issues with my eyesight and I have always walked out of the office being able to see better than I did when I walked in. My eye exam is always done with the utmost professionalism and my eyeglasses are fitted to perfection. I hope to be going to Dr Handell for another 20 years!!!!!!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Brooklyn, NY – Sep 24, 2016
Dr. Handell is an amazing doctor who cares greatly about her patients. She spends time with her patients and I never feel rushed. She diagnosed a problem that I had with my cornea and treated me with the proper medicine. She then refit me with contact lenses in order to prevent any future recurrence. I have been seeing her for the past 5 years and would not go to another eye doctor.
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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Roberto Appellino in New York City , new york – Sep 21, 2016
Dr. Handell is the very best. She has provided each member of our family with the highest level of care, expertise, professionalism and thoroughness for many, many years. We recommend her highly!
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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Roslyn Heights, NY – Sep 21, 2016
Always gives the best eye exam.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Michael M in Seaford, NY – Sep 21, 2016
I know Dr. Handell for approximately 22 years. As a survivor of a stroke more than 20 years ago, I need professionals to be very patient with me because I cannot necessarily read, write or understand quickly. Dr. Handell was, and is, wonderful with me in that she goes over things slowly with me until I understand what is going on. I have and will continue to follow her no matter where she practices. She is very caring and I totally trust her skills.
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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Enid in North Hills, NY – Sep 20, 2016
I have been Dr. Handell's patient for nearly 25 years and have followed her to wherever she has practiced over the course of those years. Dr. Handell has great patience with me as I am a designer and am very particular about my vision using glasses and contacts. I have recommended Dr. Handell to several of my family and friends and they, too, have had excellent care from her.
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
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Daryl in Great Neck, NY – Sep 20, 2016
Not only is Dr. HANDEL an awesome, caring person who goes above and beyond all expectation, she is a highly competent doctor that truly cares about the visual needs of her patients. I trust her explicitly. Great doctor, great office, great staff. Highly recommended!
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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Long Island, New York – Sep 20, 2016
Dr. Handell has always been a great Doctor to myself and my son!! She is always pleasant and caring. If you're looking for a great family eye doctor or even just for yourself I strongly recommend her!! :-)
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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Tahisha Ellison in Freeport, NY – Sep 20, 2016
I've been seeing Dr.Handell for my annual routine eye exam for years. She has fitted me with contact lenses and provides quality care as a professional and she is always extremely thorough during every visit.
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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Jennifer in Hicksville, NY – Sep 20, 2016
My experience with Dr. Handell was amazing. I am a hard to fit contact lense patient with a lot of astigmatism. Dr. Handell was the only doctor I've ever seen that was able to fit me successfully. I have seen at least three other doctors for this problem. Dr. Handell and her staff were very patient and I had an amazing experience at her practice, Schoenbard vision. I highly recommend Dr. Handell. She is an amazing eye doctor!
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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Lauren Hausman in New York, NY – Sep 20, 2016
My family has been using Dr. Handell at Schoenbart vision care for 10 years. She has a knowledge set like no other Doctor that I know. She spends a lot of time making sure we understand her treatment plan. She is a patient and caring doctor and trust her implicitly with our eyecare needs. We have referred many people to Dr. Handell and will continue to do so. We highly recommend this Doctor.
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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Sharon ball in Nassau county , ny – Sep 20, 2016
My entire family is treated at this office by Dr Handell. Recently, both of my children needed glasses and were were fit to perfection. I highly recommend this office to everyone. I wouldn't think of going or trusting anyone else.
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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Jacalyn M in Roslyn, NY – Sep 19, 2016
At all costs you should avoid this office and any offices where Dr Handell works in. This office needs new management at the front desk (Joanne) and doctors that treat their patients well. Unfortunately my wife and I were paired with this office by our vision coverage. As a physician myself, I am constantly seeking to do what's right for my patients, by providing reassurance when difficulties arise, being honest when I've made an error, or even apologizing on my staff's behalf if my patient fe
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Al Antonio in Garden City, NY – Sep 16, 2016

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Dr. Paula Handell, OD is a Optometrist in Garden City, NY. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Handell to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management

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Dr. Handell's office is located at 901 Stewart Ave Ste 202, Garden City, NY 11530. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Schoenbart Vision Care-Optometry,PC

Schoenbart Vision Care-optometry PC901 Stewart Ave Ste 202 Garden City, NY 11530
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