Upper East Side

(212) 861-6200



(212) 693-7200


Founded in 1975 by Dr. Julius Shulman, Eastside Eye Associates has grown into a multi specialty ophthalmology practice with specialists in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, contact lenses, general eye care and eye glass dispensing.

Dr. Dalia Nagel, a board certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist joined our staff in 2008 and helped to expand our services and hours of operation, both Uptown at our main office and Downtown at our satellite office in Tribeca. We take great pride in offering the most technologically advanced developments in ophthalmology, along with individualized and personal attention by each staff member, from our receptionist to our technicians and optometrist to our physicians. There is not a more caring or talented group of eye care professionals in New York City, and we look forward to a long and pleasant relationship.

Julius Shulman, M.D.

Julius Shulman, M.D., founder of Eastside Eye Associates, has devoted his 45 years in ophthalmology to providing his patients with the highest level of eye care possible. His practice is known as a problem solver, with the ability to call on the clinical acumen, diagnostic and surgical skills and judgement of the many talented eye care specialists and subspecialists on his staff.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Shulman attended Brooklyn College and State University of New York- Downstate Medical School. Out of Brooklyn but happily still in New York, Dr. Shulman completed his ophthalmology residency in 1975 at Mount Sinai Hospital and started what was to become one of the busiest ophthalmology practices in New York City, Eastside Eye Associates on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside. Over the course of his nearly 45 years in practice, Dr. Shulman has had several major accomplishments, devoted patient care not withstanding. He pioneered the use of intraocular lenses during cataract surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as two forms of sterile techniques that are now standard practice during thousands of eye operations city-wide.
He has been on over 10 medical missions, including three to India and seven to Peru, volunteering his time to help bring sight to those blind and less fortunate.

Dr. Shulman is a board certified by The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dalia S. Nagel, M.D.

Dr. Dalia S. Nagel graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, summa cum laude, and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

After completing her training in ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, Dr. Nagel was appointed Clinical Instructor, where she is active in teaching residents and students.

Dr. Nagel has authored numerous scientific publications and has presented her work at national meetings. As a recipient of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Dr. Nagel’s publication in glaucoma won the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Award presented by the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Nagel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma, and medical retina. She is board certified by The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Julius Shulman, M.D.

Julius Shulman, M.D.

 Dalia S. Nagel, M.D.

Dalia S. Nagel, M.D.

CustomVue LASIK
Dr. Julius Shulman is a board certified highly skilled LASIK surgeon using state of the art equipment including the Intralase bladefree laser, the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye-tracking capabilities and CustomVue wavefront technology with Iris registration. If you are seeking LASIK in New York City please feel free to call for a complimentary screening. The safety of all-laser LASIK using blade-free Intralase and a customized laser profile is unprecedented. All-laser LASIK is now approved by NASA and the United States Air Force.
Custom Cataract Surgery
Modern cataract surgery in the average patient now takes about 20 minutes or less, with the patient resuming normal activity shortly after surgery. The incision to remove the cataract is so small that stitches are usually unnecessary and healing is largely completed in a week or two. With the advent of microsurgery and the intraocular lens implant , cataracts no longer have to “ripen” and can be removed at any stage.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which becomes damaged from a build up of fluid and pressure inside the eye. Although the earliest sign of glaucoma is usually elevated intraocular pressure, many patients do not demonstrate this elevation but sustain optic nerve damage from what is considered a normal pressure. Detection of this and other types of glaucoma rely on detecting a change in the shape of the optic nerve and a loss of parts of your field of vision.
In the center of the retina, similar to the central bulls-eye of a target, is the macula, the most sensitive part of the retina and the part that gives precise vision for reading and driving. Some common disorders of the retina include macular degeneration, “floaters” and retinal detachment. Many patients with macular degeneration can now be treated with vitamins and medication to avert severe vision loss.