THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Eyewear & Opticians
101 S Van Dorn St Alexandria, VA
Good price, decent selection. Today was get the family new glasses day.... Walked out with two very nice pair of glasses (with multiple upgrades) and beautiful pair sunglasses (all prescription and polarized)-- for under 500. For us, that is good! polycarbonate, scratch resistant, warranties, glare resistant, polarized, etc.
Now, let's see how long it takes for the order to come in. I'm allowing two weeks.... Let's see!
UPDATE-- my glasses came in after only five days! All three pairs! All very nice. HAPPY.
I have to agree - the BJ's team really makes this a great experience. We got my nephew two sets of Rx glasses that he has to wear ALL the time and were very pleased with the results.
Cheap prices, VERY small selection of glasses, and it takes a very long time for glasses and contacts to come in. Some emplyoees are much more helpful than others. But it's a good deal IF you don't mind a long, long, wait for your glasses and contacts.
I was there with my dad on a Saturday to pick up his glasses..the gentleman that helped us was very kind, friendly and had excellent customer service skills! Congratulations to BJ's and to their Optical Dept for making sure that people that work in service do have the proper skills and know what good service is! Great job!!
Juana helped me pick out my first pair of glasses and she was beyond helpful. She was very knowledgeable, but more importantly she was very caring. The entire time I felt very comfortable with her professionalism and any company would be lucky to have an employee as good as her.
Eyewear & Opticians
Potomac Mills, 14123 Noblewood Plz Woodbridge, VA
I ordered my glasses March 30, 2010... Here it is April 27, 2010... still NO glasses. Every time I called, I was told by the very friendly staff, "they are still at the lab". Finally, I said to the manager, I just want to let you know I WILL be expecting a discount, since I have had to wait so long. I was instructed to call the labs customer service. They said, "we will give you a $25.00 gift card". Really???? SERIOUSLY???? I told them to cancel the order and credit my card. I have waited long enough.
I will never use the optical department, and doubt seriously that I will renew my membership. A little customer service goes a long way people.
Eyewear & Opticians
Logan Circle, 1431 P St NW Washington, DC
If you want discount frames and cheap lenses, go to Four Eyes, dudes. If you want instead a great pair of glasses and great service, then go to Blink. Been a customer for several years, first at their downtown store, and more recently P Street.
I would highly recommend, Blink.
I went into this place to get my glasses tightened. I didn't have any idea about what kind of glasses they sold or if it was acceptable to go in and ask for a tightening but I went in anyway because I was passing by. I asked for them to tighten my Chanel sunglasses because they were loose and they lectured me about how I shouldn't invest in a "brand name" such as this. They said they weren't handmade and that I should be careful making a decision to buy them. I am a fan of Chanel glasses and no matter what brand make or model it shouldn't make a difference. I felt very uncomfortable asking them to tighten my glasses because I knew that anywhere else wouldn't be a problem. Next time I will just buy a glasses kit to do it myself.
I received really good service from Blink. I went in to purchase sunglasses. The salesperson handed me frames that he thought would look good on me. I only had to try on 3 pairs before finding ones that I really like and that did look good on me. (I received a compliment when I wore them to work this afternoon). I think that people need to realize that sometimes others know what looks best on us. Selling eye glasses is his job and in my opinion he does it well.
I went to Blink to purchase a new pair of eyeglasses. The store is minimalistic and chic and the staff is young, friendly, and attractive.
The staff waits on you quite extensively. They took the necessary measurements, asked me some questions about what I wanted, and headed off to pull some options. The guy who helped me circled the store and returned with a handful of frames. I tried them on and we hemmed and hawed over what we liked and didn't like about each pair. We narrowed our selection and after another two laps around the store by the staff member, I found the perfect pair.
The store doesn't have an extensive inventory - no walls and walls of frames like you'd see at LensCrafters - and didn't seem to have a lot of frames with designer names slapped on them. What they did have were very high quality, very unique smaller eyeglass designers. And they are PRICEY. Blink took about 4 or 5 days (including a weekend) to get the lenses made.
But if you can stomach the cost you are guaranteed to get great service and a beautiful pair of eyeglasses at Blink. I love mine so much I have all but quit wearing my contacts.
Expensive? Yes. But, I have to say that in the end the customer service has been far above the norm. I might add that the frame selection is far above the schlock you get at other vendors.
Eyewear & Opticians
919 18th NW Washington, DC
I have not purchased anything, yet, from this store. However, the service is the best I've ever received and the selection is PHENOMENAL!!! Definitely worth a trip out here to check out the selection. Brian and Maggie are the best. Up until this point, I thought "glasses are glasses"--no, this place will introduce you to a totally different world!!!
Bachman David MD
1133 20th Street NW Washington, DC
I just came back from Dr. Bachman and I need to say how great he is. Definitely a caring doctor who takes the time to give you the attention needed. He likes to read aloud what he writes in your chart so you know what he is writing. I always have a great experience at his office. If your eyes are nearly as broken as mine, Dr. Bachman is your guy!
I had seen Dr. Bachman several times of the last few years and was generally impressed. However, i had a very surprising and rude encounter with him recently, in response to a question he asked me, I replied and he responded "let's cut out the b.s." This type of rude reply was unexpected and shocking. Nothing excuses this behavior from a professionally-trained medical doctor. We all deserve to be treated with respect. I will seek another doctor, as i consider respect essential.
A superb Ophthalmologist. Sharp. Quick. Straight to the point.
Offers thorough recommendations with no nonsense. Honesty. Integrity.
Reminds me a lot of Dr. Neil Raskin in SF: yelp.com/biz/dr-neil-ras_ in his bedside manner.
p.s. Upon check-out / payment, be sure to check out the comics under the glass on the counter ;) Hilarious.
I have been a patient of Dr. Bachman now for over five years. He is without a doubt the most knowledgeable ophthalmologist I have seen. Not only does he know his stuff, but he takes the time to explain things to you as patient.
I was just made aware of this negative posting, and feel terrible that Sara H. had an unpleasant experience in my office. I try to give each patient my devoted attention and have been told that I am one of the most compassionate physicians that patients have encountered. I appreciate the nice reviews posted on Yelp by my other patients Sally M., Jess M., and Dharm G.
Dr. David Bachman