Apple Ophthalmology

Dr. Naomi Hayashi MD & Dr. Kichiemon Asoma MD

In-office appointments: Mon-Fri (first appt 11am, last appt 5pm) staff and patients in office for distancing

Most insurance plans are still waiving copays for telemedicine.


Safety: We have implemented safety measures that go above and beyond CDC guidelines because your safety and health is our top priority. HEPA air filters, N95 masks, breath shields, UV sanitizers, hand sanitizer. Spacious office with high ceilings and many handwashing sinks.

Surgery: Routine cataract surgery resumed as of July. All patients must test COVID negative within 3 days before their surgery.

Experienced Eye Care : Ophthalmologist Eye Doctors in NYC

Undergraduate: Princeton University

Medical School: Cornell University (Weill)

Internship: NY Presbyterian - Queens

Residency: NY Presbyterian - Cornell

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Undergraduate: Columbia University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Internship: Albert Einstein (Philadelphia)

Residency: SUNY Downstate

Fellowship: U. Texas Southwestern

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Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Optometry School: NSU Optometry '21*

Honorably Discharged Army Veteran

Former Law Enforcement Officer

Naomi Hayashi, MD and Kichiemon Asoma, MD offer gentle eye exams as caring, attentive physicians with up-to-date advanced imaging technology, with specialized treatments for Cataracts, Glaucoma, High blood pressure & Hypertension, Diabetes eye health, Dry eyes, Red eyes, Itchy eyes, Burning sensation in eyes, Blepharitis, Contact lenses, Glasses, LASIK, Presbyopic intraocular lenses (Synfony, Restor), Eyelid or eye growths and styes, Astigmatism and keratoconus screening, Floaters, Macular degeneration, Macular pucker, Retinal tears, Rheumatoid arthritis and Plaquenil use, Light sensitivity, Colorlite spectacle lenses for color deficiency, Pressure around the eyes, Migraines, Driver license exams. 日本語

Most major insurance plans accepted! Call 212-500-1148 today.

In-network Insurance Plans include

  • United Nations Employee BCBS plan

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • BCBS

  • Oxford

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • UHC Empire Plan

  • UMR

  • Elderplan

  • EmblemHealth GHI

  • EmblemHealth HIP (Dr. Asoma only)

  • Multiplan/PHCS/POMCO

  • Nippon Life Benefits (Aetna Signature network)

  • 1199 NBF

  • Medicare

  • Healthfirst Medicare plans and commercials

  • Oscar

  • Humana

  • Bright Health Medicare Advantage

  • Overseas insurances including AIG (former AIU), Emergency Assistance Japan (EAJ), Mitsui Sumitomo, TM Claims Services and Prestige International

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