Apple Ophthalmology: Naomi Hayashi MD & Kichiemon Asoma MD

Experienced Eye Care : Ophthalmologist Specialist M.D.s in New York City (8 W 38th St)
Opening at 8:30 AM
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Take scanning to the next level deep with the OCT camera. Did you know that the retina lining of our eyes is only half a millimeter thick? That is about as thick as 10 sheets of paper. If you look closely, you can see the layers of the retina on the screen.

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New location at 8 West 38th Street in the heart of NYC!

We're in a brand new office with all-new equipment and amenities at our new convenient location at 8 West 38th Street. Enjoy easy access from Grand Central, Bryant Park, Herald Square and 33rd Street Stations (convenient to the 4 5 6, B D ...

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2 months ago
The staff is awesome! Very nice, professional and welcoming. The office is big, clean and all the machinery is advanced. Everything is done on site. As soon as you walk in you’re greeted by the receptionist who is very nice. Dr. Asoma and his assistant who completed all my tests are the best. They took their time explaining everything to me in detail and made sure I was at ease every step of the way. Thank you for such a pleasant experience. Lee
- Char L
4 days ago
What can I say about this place besides it's the best place I've been to and mind you I've been wearing glasses since 4yrs old! The staff and doctors are so nice and helpful! Definitely reccomend this place! The office was so nice and clean and the service was fast!!! Thank you guys!
- Lorraine O
20 hours ago
I was having blurry vision and went in for an eye examination. Dr. Asoma did a thorough examination and discovered two retina tears. He advised me that that this matter required immediate attention and scheduled an appointment with a retina specialist that same afternoon. This was top notch service and care!
- Pascal K

Featuring Dr. Hayashi & Dr. Asoma

Naomi Hayashi, MD and Kichiemon Asoma, MD specialize in gentle eye exams as caring, attentive physicians.  Zeiss high definition retinal camera, OCT optic nerve and macula camera, Visual field analyzer with Sita Fast technology and more...

Medical insurance accepted: Medicare, GHI, 1199...In-network with some of the medical insurance plans of BCBS (including United Nations Employee plans), Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Multiplan, Healthfirst 65, Elderplan.

United Nations employee BCBS medical insurance is accepted.

Dr. Naomi Hayashi graduated at the top of her class from Princeton University.  She taught English in Kurashiki, Japan through Princeton-in-Asia.  She then attended Cornell University (Weill Medical College) for her medical degree.  During her residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she was selected for the "Distinguished Housestaff Officer Award" two years in a row. She served as the Chief Resident for Ophthalmic Surgery.   Dr. Naomi Hayashi has been practicing since 2002, and is skilled in the latest surgical and laser techniques. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (Mount Sinai), Manhattan Eye and Ear, New York University (NYU), Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell).  

Dr. Kichiemon Asoma speaks Japanese and English fluently. He went to college at Columbia University and graduated in 1999 majoring in neuroscience. He completed medical school and ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate, where he won the Excellence in Ophthalmology award 3 years in a row from 2003 to 2005, and was selected to be Chief Resident.  Currently Dr. Asoma is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY. He is board certified in ophthalmology, and also has specialized training in Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) and corneal transplants, both traditional and new thin-laser DSAEK.

Dr. Naomi Hayashi and Dr. Kichiemon Asoma offer gentle exams and treatments for: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Exam specialized for Diabetes, Hypertension, Dry eyes, Red eyes, Itchy eyes, Burning sensation in eyes, Sandy feeling in eyes, Blepharitis, Contact lenses, Glasses, Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK), 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, Pressure around the eyes, Migraines. Drivers vision exams. 

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8 West 38th Street #201
New York, NY 10018
United States

Business Hours

Mon:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM