THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
1201 F Street NW Washington, DC
Very convenient if you work near Metro Center. Fairly easy to get an appointment. I called and had one scheduled for the following week. Dr. Glenn Allouche is very nice (I think he is the only optometrist here) and I had the least anxiety-producing glaucoma test ever. I think because the machine was silent. I HATE that bullet of air they shoot in my eye and it's even worse if accompanied by a loud recoil from the machine.
I would give 4 stars but I have to deduct one star for the cluttered space. Not in the exam room but outside in the main area where all the glasses are. Not very inviting. Some cases were overflowing with glasses, others had one or two lone ones. Files and waiting orders to be picked up were all over the counter. Just could use some organization and a better waiting area.
I got my eyes checked and a few sets of contacts here, after not having been to an eye doctor is several years.
Overall I had a good experience. Dr. Allouche was good, answered all of my questions, and helped me make a decision about contacts that correct for astigmatism. He was totally upfront about costs and didn't push anything more than what I wanted on me.
The receptionist/admin person was really great. He handled my insurance without any problem, and was helpful in rescheduling an appointment with only a days notice.
The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is lack of followup on orders. When he says to give him a call in a week if you haven't heard from him, you really need to do so. Chances are you won't hear from them until you call. That may be more annoying to some, but they are so helpful when you do call that I'm willing to overlook it.
I decided to get a new eye doctor this year since my previous optometrist hated me as much as I hated him, was pretty pricey (even with my insurance), and had a great selection of designer frames that only Post-MBA Vonetta would be able to afford.
Gave Capitol Eyes a whirl and was rather satisfied. Dr. Allouche was very nice. It does seem to be just him and the admin guy, but they were both great. I was most impressed with how they handled my insurance stuff; no sweat on my part whatsoever. They took care of everything, layed out my costs very simply, and made sure not to tempt me with pricey frames. And the eye exam itself was a snap. I was in and out of the office in about 30 minutes. Excellent!
They do seem a tad disorganized, though, with no visible filing system and glasses orders sitting all over the place. But they didn't make any mistakes with my stuff, so that's fine by me.
So Capitol Eyes, you get 3.5 stars, and I get these great naughty librarian glasses. ;)
U Street Location
The receptionist works hard and is very sweet. If she doesn't answer the phone, it's because she's busy. JUST LEAVE A MESSAGE, and she'll call you back. The doctor was very thorough, fast, and understanding.
The best place if you are looking for a new eye Doctor .
I go to Dr Allouche and I'm always happy cause he is very good and I don't need to take my glasses there to fix again and again and .....
Charles F Bahn
4848 Battery Ln Bethesda, MD
Dr. Bahn has been treating my family for years. And we're a family of people with very bad vision! I very much trust his expertise. His staff is very nice and friendly. Recommend him fully.
Virginia Square, 3801 N Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA
I was recommended to Capital Vision because my regular eye doctor at Rosslyn Eye Associates (I would give them 5 stars) was going to be out of town. It was very easy to get an appointment at Capital Vision. When I arrived, the front desk basically threw paperwork at me and then I sat in the empty waiting room for over 15 minutes when I did not see a single other person waiting. Once I was taken back to the room, I waited another 30 minutes to see the doctor. The doctor then spent about 10 minutes with me and did not seem to have solutions for my issue. Due to the amount of time I spent waiting here, followed by an unsatisfactory appointment, I will not return.
Dr. didn't ask me what my problems were, didn't listen when I tried to explain my symptoms. There was a terribly long wait in the exam room and the exam itself was 30 seconds. I would not recommend and I will not return.
I would like to give zero star to Dr. Kotecha. She misdiagnosed my wife and gave her the wrong prescription for glaucoma. That was not her first misdiagnosis. She recommended her to go through more detailed tests but she still told my wife that she had glaucoma. We got a second opinion from two other doctors. They said that my wife eyes are OK.
Don't trust what she diagnoses.
One of the best eye exam experiences I've had in a very long time.
Booking an appointment was quick and easy. Once I got there, Dr. Kotecha and her staff were super friendly and were thorough with my exam; I didn't feel like they were trying to rush me out of there. She very is professional and intuitive in her field.
Everyone should have a periodic and thorough eye exam as part of their routine primary care. I recommend going to Capital Vision!
They can determine what areas of your vision needs assessing, tests and examinations. If you tell them that you have been having "X" problems in your vision/eye, they will be able to pin-point "Y" cause.
I couldn't decide between two types of contacts, so Dr. Kotecha told me to test-try them both and return for a follow-up just to see which I preferred. My follow-up was quick and simple - she ordered my year's worth of contacts for me on the spot, and sent me a rebate for my contacts. I saved a tone of money and had really great service.
I could not be more satisfied. Definitely recommending to family and friends.
This is the first doctor of any kind that I've stopped seeing for any reason other than relocating out of town. I found Dr. Kotecha to be snobbish, arrogant, impatient, and more interested in "selling" than "treating." I went to her for 2 years and although I felt that way after the first visit, I decided to give it another try the following year and it was the same experience. I recently switched eye doctors and was determined to have an eye disorder that Dr. Kotecha no doubt failed to diagnose and in a case where an earlier diagnosis would have been extremely helpful. Also, as others have also noted, her staff is incompetent and rude.
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wholesale Stores, Bakeries, Optometrists Wheaton, MD
This is for the food court: Pizza wins. No one wears gloves which I hate. Can we change that plz?? One lane was open during lunch which is always smart. They're courteous enough..
Is this place ever not crowded??? Maybe one time I went there it wasn't... must've been an anomaly. So the selection here is decent. They have all the staples. The parking is ample, but be prepared for little jams in the parking lot. The 1.50 hot dogs and soda are awesome. The yogurt cup is excessive yet I managed to eat the whole thing! Ah... a whole day spent at Costco.
Now, I'm sure you know that every Costco stocks things based on the customer base of their location. So if you're looking for more exotic selection try Gaithersburg or Columbia Costco...
They have the least knowledgeable glass makers. the stsff at the counter may be nice and helpful but not the people who making prescription glasses, thay have done mine with three times trys. that was first time that I had such problem.
Costco CONNECTED TO A MALL!? what else can you ask for?
This one has the same layout as most other ones except the "food stand" is outside but inside a mall. Covered mall parking is AWESOME cause most other Costcos have a clusterf of a parking lot.
the ONLY thing is that the tomatos were moldy. but just dig through and you'll find a good one.
Convenient location but crowded as hell. All the time.
Separate dining area outside the store. I think anyone can eat there without a membership. But don't quote me.
Great coffee at the Mayorga across the way. Grab one on your way in. You will need the energy to deal with the crowds.
Used this optical department to order my contact lenses and bought my glasses frames there at a great price. Sure wouldn't trust them to make my lenses thought.
This is not my favorite Costco for shopping, simply because it's too crowded. But the store's presence has really livened up the mall. That and a few key retailers opening up in the past couple of years and I think Wheaton's got itself a real mall again.
For parking - you can wheel your cart though the mall!!!!! In case you end up parking accidentally far away, like I did. But the best place to park is in the Costco assigned parking, up the ramp. Seems to be the easiest to access and far less crowded than other parking areas.
Eyewear & Opticians
8078 Sudley Rd Manassas, VA
This is a great place to get glasses. The folks here are super warm and friendly ... and honest. They only have a doctor available a couple times a month (bring a prescription from another doctor if you like). My appointment was in the evening - the cost was $49 plus $10 if you opt for dilation. Considering the thorough exam I received it was well worth the price. They do not take insurance but they don't inflate their prices either. You could possibly spend less money this way; for instance, my wife spent $400 out of pocket at another optometrist and that was after the insurance paid their part.
Lenses are ground on site. I can't say how long that takes since the doctor was honest enough to tell me I didn't need a new prescription. Imagine that - when was the last time that happened to any of us?
If you like to be around down to earth, real people, you will not be disappointed at Crestwood Optical.
This place is amazing for multiple reasons: Had an expensive pair of titanium glasses that I had gotten elsewhere that broke, place I got them from was most unhelpful, so I went here since they offered sautering. Unfortunately the gentleman couldn't work with this type of metal, he couldn't have been more friendly & helpful in trying to track down the manufacturer to get replacement parts. Hubby got pink eye & went in assuming he'd have to get new contacts and nope they said he could keep his gas permeables, just get a new case. We were amazed by this & took kids next time they got it. On close examination it was decided they didn't need medication since it was the viral kind. The exams each time cost i think $30?! This place is not remotely out to get your money, they want to keep their customers happy. Forget the chains & support your local business by going here!!!
Bargain prices, quality craftsmanship and great customer service.
If you are angry at your money and really want to get rid of it then I suggest you go buy lenses and frames at those places in the mall (based on the prices the lenses and frames are made of solid gold).
If you want bargain prices, quality craftsmanship and great customer service then come here.