New York optometrist serves beer and cocktails before eye exams

Published February 10, 2013

| New York Post

You’d think he was prescribing beer goggles.

A Park Slope eye doctor is offering booze to customers to help them unwind before exams — but not every client is impressed by the nutty hops-tometry.

“I was offered a beer on my first visit,” griped one patient, Mark T., on Yelp. “Seriously, alcohol before an eye exam? And in a medical environment?”

But Dr. Justin Bazan says that after 5 p.m., it’s happy hour.

“Don’t worry. None of the team is drinking! We are not a sterile [hospital],” Bazan wrote in his defense. “We are friendly, helpful and like to have fun! We have beer/wine tastings all the time.

“Heck, if it’s been a rough day and you need something strong, just ask. We got you.”

Bazan, 34, opened Park Slope Eye on Union Street in 2008 and told The Post he has been serving two types of glasses ever since.

“I just put myself in patients’ shoes,” he said. “Everybody except that guy ‘Mark T.’ has loved it.”

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