I was referred to Dr. Levinson by another doctor for excessive watery eyes. Prior to seeing Dr. Levinson I had expressed my discomfort to my ophthalmologist for several years. The only advice I was ever given was to scrub my eyes, use artificial tears, and basically get over it as it happens with age. Age I say? Hey I’m only 45!
Fast forward to my experience with Dr. Levinson, and his great Technician Jammie, I was actually HEARD for the first time. The diagnosis? Dry eye… Who knew that my watery eyes were actually dry! Turns out that my eye lid oil glands we congested which prevented the tears from doing their job essentially. I had a couple procedures done that day, given a bag full of “eye goodies”, and some take-away’s to do at home. I woke up this morning and my eyes feel great! My vision is not cloudy (I guess I got used to cloudy vision) and get this – my eyes have not watered once today! It may seems like a small thing, but if you live with flowing/streaming eyes all day it is quite an issue so I am thrilled to finally have relief.
Not only was my problem addressed, but the staff was exceptional. I had to take a work call after right appointment and the staff made sure I had all I needed. That’s above and beyond. I can tell the Dr. and Jammie love what they do, oh and Jammie has the most upbeat energy with tons and tons of knowledge.
I would highly recommend this team. If I could give 20 stars I would.
Laura C. May 15, 2018
Wonderful! Excellent Doctor. Finally, got relief after ten years of no relief anywhere else. Have referred others who also love this place!!! You will be glad you visited this doctor. Wonderfully, Beautiful experience!
Tanya W. May 15, 2018
Dr. Levinson has been helping me for several years with many different problems, most recently dry eyes. He’s been incredibly helpful and found solutions to intractable problems. When my eyes no longer respond to one solution, he finds another. Recommend!
Jill K. May 15, 2018
Let me start by saying I do not take the time to write reviews unless I am extremely dissatisfied or highly impressed.
In this case it is the latter. I can’t say enough about the entire office and the outcome of my visits. The staff is so kind and helpful. They do their job with pride and genuine warm. (Thank you Jamie, Estie, Jaime and Adrianna) In life we know how everything trickles down from the top, which brings me to Dr Brett Levinson. He impresses me each visit with his demonstrable desires to help resolve his patients’ concerns/problems. He has been the only doctor (out of 4) who has made a remarkable change in my eye health. I am a nurse and a patient, I see first hand that in todays medical practices some doctors “put on” that they care and some forget why they became a doctor in the first place. That’s why going to Specialized Eye Care to see Brett Levinson and the staff is always a pleasure. He will tell you that his goal is to give old fashioned care with modern technology. I believe he has accomplished his goal in a marked degree and I could only hope that his approach to practicing medicine will catch on throughout other practices.
With great appreciation, Sandi.
Sandra L. May 15, 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Levinson for dry eye and about 1 year ago he suggested the IPL therapy. WOW, what a difference this procedure has made. Before the procedure, my eyes hurt all the time and watered to the point that it interfered with reading. After one treatment, my eyes felt better for a couple of month- no pain or watering! I had been suffering so long that I forgot how good my eyes could and should feel. Dr. Levinson is great. He truly cares about the well-being and eye health of his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable, easily to talk to, a good listener and compassionate. I would never go anywhere else for my IPL therapy. Five stars just isn’t enough!
Wendy S. May 15, 2018
Today was my first office visit to get my eyes checked for some discomfort. I will say that i was kind of blown away by the professionally and genuine care this office had for its patients. Every person that i had interacted with was polite, accommodating and most importantly knowledgeable about what they were doing. From the front office, the “techs” and the dr this place deserves 10 stars. The techs and dr. had suggested a few items that they suggested, they offered several options of purchasing these items which i liked, my previous eye dr was real pushy about buying from their office. Thank you so much Jaimie, Jane, Addie, and Dr. Levinson for there service today, much appreciated!
Forever Wireless Repair May 15, 2018
I suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and was referred to Dr. Levinson by Dr. Chryssa Bender (Professional Vision) a few years ago. Dr. Levinson is a genius when it comes to treating this eye disease. For me, the use of IPL therapy on a regular basis is perhaps the most effective treatment modality to keep this condition under control, along with prescription eye drops and fish oil capsules. Dr. Levinson is a passionate physician who genuinely cares about his patients, is knowledgeable about the latest research and is very realistic about what’s possible.
Equally important for any potential patient considering a visit to Dr. Levinson is to know how extremely professional the entire staff is at this practice. I’m so appreciative of how accommodating Dr. Levinson’s staff has been for securing last minute appointments and helping me with insurance questions.
I highly recommend Dr. Levinson and his awesome team!
Debbie K. May 15, 2018
My interest in Hubble Contacts brought me out to this location. I had such a wonderful experience and awesome customer service at Specialized Eye Care. Dr. Levinson and his team made me feel right at home. Jamie the technician was one of the many faces who stood out and made my experience more than wonderful. I will truly be back soon. Please stop by this location for your eyecare needs.
Raegan F. May 15, 2018
This is is AMAZING! My husband had a piece of metal in his eye and we called this place and they came in on a Saturday, when they are normally closed, just to get it out! The doctor is soooooo nice and the place is clean and neat!
Kayla I. May 15, 2018
Great service! The staff is very friendly and helpful! I would recommend this place!!
Rob M. May 15, 2018
Dr. Levinson and staff were extremely helpful and professional. It was a smooth process, from the initial exam to contact fitting. My contacts were ordered and arrived in a few days! Thank you for helping me see again!
Michael E. May 15, 2018
After random search for an ophthalmologist , I found this place. I must say that they are really nice and care about their patients. Jamie the technician was awesome. She does her job with so much happiness. Dr. Levinson is just cool & professional. The place is very neat as well.
Dickson O. May 15, 2018
A WONDERFUL cornea Specialist. I highly recommend him.
Raja H. May 15, 2018
I had an eye injury and the tech Samantha was great! Explained everything that was being tested. They ran many tests to make sure there was no damage. The Dr was great. I highly recommend this Ophthalmologist .
Tenji N. May 15, 2018
He’s the best! Have been going to Dr. Levinson for about 6 years. So nice and always takes his time. I have dry eye and have been using medication. But he mentioned tear duct plugs…I was a little afraid….took about 10 seconds to insert and didn’t feel a thing! I just love him and everyone in the office. Thanks guys!
Sherry L. May 15, 2018
I had been dealing with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction for about a year until I found Dr. Levinson. I woke up one day with my eye nearly swollen shut. For a while, I went from Doctor to Doctor trying to find an answer to why my upper right eyelid was all puffy and swollen. Initially I was told it was a chalazion and had it lanced, but the swelling persisted and my lid was marginally droopy, which was super embarrassing. I was extremely frustrated and was under the impression I had blepharitis and would just have to live with it. Then I learned that I had MGD. Dr. Levinson has been amazing in remedying the situation. Initially we tried steroid injections, then Intensive Pulse Light Thearpy (IPL), both of which proved effective but did not completely resolve the situation. However, we finally tried probing to unblock the meibomian glands. That, paired with the IPL, had honestly restored my eyes back to new. I will always recommend Dr. Levinson to anyone who happens to go through what I did, which apparently is extremely common, or any other weird eye problems life may throw at you. He has done an amazing job at both finding the appropriate solution and listening to my concerns. Scheduling has never been an issue and he even does some Saturday and late hours to accommodate work schedules.
Kyle A. May 15, 2018
My first time at this office with my mom was awesome, not to mentioned the second. They were so polite, professional and kind. Both Jamie at the front desk and Jamie the technician was wonderful. Jamie (technician) was so funny. I felt love, respect and support. I would recommend this office to any one who needs a doctor who really love what he does and a staff who welcomes you with open arms and a warm smile. How could I forget to mention Adriana.Thank you guys, keep up the great work.
Tricia M. May 15, 2018
If I could provide 6 stars or more for Dr. Levinson I would. Some background. This past Saturday morning, I was experiencing some eye vision issues (floaters) and had an overnight trip to Baltimore planned. I was not sure whether to cancel my trip and try and see a local Ophthalmologist in NJ or take the trip since it was only a quick overnight visit thinking that the vision issues were not that serious. I decided to carry on and go to Baltimore. Sure enough, I board the train in NJ and within an hour, my eyesight got significantly worse. Luckily before leaving, I did a quick google search for Ophthalmologists in Baltimore – just in case- and wrote down Dr. Levinson’s contact details. When the vision got worse, I called his office which was closed at the time and the voicemail directed me to his cell number in case of an emergency. I called his cell, he answered immediately, listened to my issue and immediately went into action. Bear in mind, Dr. Levinson has never met me, I was a complete cold call to him and once I explained my symptoms, he realized he was probably not the correct doctor for me (I had a retina issue versus a cornea issue). He contacted a Retina specialist in Maryland (Dr. David Baranano) for me, arranged for me to get a local check up by an amazing Ophthalmology resident (Dr. Sachin Kalarn) within 20 minutes of arriving in Baltimore Penn Station. Dr. Kalarn confirmed that I had a retina tear and coordinated a laser procedure with Dr. Baranano at 430PM on Saturday. Dr. Levinson continued to check on me during the day by call and text and even called me that evening at 630PM just to see how I made out. Quite frankly, this was the most amazing medical experience I’ve had in my life. Although Torn retinas are probably not the most serious issue but they can turn into a detached retina which is very serious. I honestly believe that had I not taken that trip to Baltimore and not interacted with Dr. Levinson – I could have had much more significant issues. This speaks volumes about Dr. Levinson’s dedication to medicine and to patient care. What he did for me on Saturday was simply amazing and I told him so a number of times. His response – “it’s what we do”! My experience with Dr. Levinson, Dr. Karlan, and Dr. Baranano was pretty unique, pretty special and I can’t thank Dr. Levinson enough for simply doing what HE does and setting me up for great care. THANK YOU
Kenneth B. May 15, 2018
I love this place. I would recommend this place to anyone-by far the best eye care place I’ve been to! Jamie and Dr. Levinson helped me regain vision after I’ve scratched 95% of my cornea. The environment here is amazing and the staff cares about the health of your eyes! I’m so glad I’ve found this place and will continue my eye care here.
Jas May 15, 2018
If you want 5 star service, see the 5 stars chicks. Jamie, Adrianna, Jenn and Monica are passionate about eye care and people. Along with Dr. Levinson, they will do everything to get your vision perfect. They also are fun to be around and the environment very friendly. They brought my sight back in no time. This place deserve 6 stars. See you soon all. God bless you all.
Shawn A. May 15, 2018
I can’t say enough about Dr. Levinson and his team at Specialized Eye Care! My daughter was a micro-preemie and struggling with sight issues her whole life. The past year and a half we were working with a well known eye institute to try to increase her vision but everything they tried just caused excruciating pain. I had practically lost hope that we could restore any sight when we decided to try Specialized Eye Care. After so much trauma with eye treatments and super sensitive corneas, my daughter was not easy to work with – fear of people touching her eyes almost to the point of hyperventilating. Dr. Levinson was optimistic that he could find a solution to increase her vision without pain using a type of hybrid contact to reshape her eye but soft on her cornea. Dr. Levinson and his whole team were kind and so patient with my daughter. Jenn spent hours, seriously, HOURS, patiently sitting with my daughter teaching and encouraging her to put the contacts in and take them out. When the first set of contacts wasn’t quite right she suggested some adjustments and worked until she found just the right combination. When Jenn took my daughter into the waiting room to look around to see the world for the first time with her “new vision” they both burst into tears! The whole team is as invested in my daughter’s sight without pain as I am, which is amazing and so rare to find – they even text me to check in on her. I really can’t say enough amazing things about Jenn, Dr. Levinson and the whole staff! THANK YOU!
Marci S. April 19, 2018