THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Doctors On Sight
Tysons Corner, 8369 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA
I have been going to Drs on Sight in Tysons for over 3 years for annual exams, scratched eye, pop ins for more contacts or glasses and they are always very genuinely friendly and helpful. The wait is very short and the doctors are all very friendly. I have United Healthcare/VSP and after my exam they always explain every charge/fee and give me a few options to use my glasses or contact allowance to get the best deal. I love the girls behind the desk and Kelly is the best!!! I started going here because it's beside my office but I will continue to go here should I move job locations. You can't beat their service!
If you are like me and refuse to get Lasik because you have delusions of a mad scientist standing over you and drilling into your eye while looking at him/her, then this is the place for you!
I have been blind for a major portion of my life, so I guess that makes me sort of an expert in the Optometry field. ;-) That said, I loooove funky glasses! Doctors On Sight in Tysons has a huge selection of designer frames and their staff is courteous, knowledgeable and professional.
I happened to drop by with a couple pairs of glasses to have them adjusted on their frame machine. I have a terrible habit of falling asleep with my glasses on, trying to catch that last minute of a movie or attempting to read when I know I should be snoozing, which results in lopsided specs. When I presented them to the young lady behind the counter she laughed and said "Wow!". My specs were "Wow!" worthy and she adjusted them perfectly! She added that they were no charge, ensured that they fit properly and sent me on my way with a smile. How cool is that?
I will be hitting them up soon for an eye exam...
I literally was in and out in less than an hour. I was in a rush to get back to work and I notified them of my major time constraint as soon as I got there. The whole staff was super friendly and adjusted their schedule to accomodate mine. Greatly appreciated!
They've got a wide array of frames and a huge selection of designer ones (bonus for me!)
Definitely will be back for next year's eye exam :)
The 4 stars is primarily for the selection they carry. This has to be one of the best locations in carrying designer style frames. I found so many pairs I loved, and ultimately had to be able to walk out with just one. The woman that worked with me was great and patient. I don't remember her name, but she was African-American and just real sweet!
They told me it would be 7-10 days to have my glasses completed, and boy they weren't kidding. It really took them 10 days exactly. I was hoping for the 7 day mark.
When I came to pick up the glasses, the woman that helped me wasn't in. Instead I was helped by another woman who just was real bland and not friendly at all. I needed to have my glasses adjusted slightly to make them tighter and she was unable to help me. She asked me to sit at a table and wait for the optician in the back to assist me, which I thought was odd. I have worked and been to many opticals where employees on the actual sales floor could help with minor and basic things as adjusting the arms of a frame. This took a long while, but nonetheless, optician was nice and got the job done.
The customers that come to this store aren't very friendly or well mannered. I was with my partner who is a woman, and both times I had customers just staring at us like we were disease. Pathetic.
Prices are OK.
Service is GOOD (for the most part).
Selection is GOOD.
Great find. I demand great selection and great service for eyeglasses, and received both at Doctors on Sight. My first experience there with both the eye exam and choosing frames (distance and sunglasses) was painless and informed. I will be returning for my next eye exam. They are helpful and professional.
I do not know anyone that works here or owns any part of this business.
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
Dupont Circle, 1615 17th St NW Washington, DC
Between Dr. Dunn (best eye doctor I have been to) and the amazing and unique selection of frames here, I give it a big five stars!
Dupont Optical is a fun little local spot that has a world-class selection of frames and the owners know what to do with them! They make some great recommendations. When I was there last, they had sweet vintage couture sunglasses for about $75. I could go nuts in this shop and buy frames for every day of the week.
Dr. Dunn really did a thorough job helping me with a long-term plan for repairing the damage allergies have done to my eyes. Who even knew that allergies did long-term damage? I didn't. He really spent time with me, getting everything right.
I'm glad I cancelled my appointment at one of the chains when I remembered Dupont. They have a range of prices from moderate/economical to couture-caliber.
LOVE those guys!
These guys are amazing. I only wish they took insurance so I could see their eye dr. I came in on a Friday in a panic after being told by my eye dr that I'd have to leave my glasses with them for TWO weeks or buy new frames in order to get a new prescription (LOVE my current glasses but need them to see everyday), and they not only took great care of me here, but even suggested some cute glasses "for the next time I want to buy some"- no pressure to buy, they just thought they'd look good on me. And they did.
Came back - with an appointment - to get the new lenses put in my glasses and it took less than half an hour. They were super friendly, remembered me, and then took extra time to make sure everything worked out well. They even gave me a rebate to get some money back and suggested submitting the receipt through my insurance as "out of network" to cut the cost even more!
Extra bonus - it only cost $75 more than what it would have cost to use my insurance to get new lenses. With the rebates and submission to insurance, it's a wash. I'm definitely coming back to get new lenses next time (and maybe even a cute pair of glasses!)
After moving to the District from 25 years in San Francisco with the same optometrist, I did my research in finding a new one here. Dupont seemed like a great choice and indeed delivered for me.
They have great selection of frames, but what I was most concerned about was getting the best prescription and lenses. I have wacky vision and am now reaching the age where I needed to get reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses. We chose progressive lenses and a great frame.
The prescription needed some fine tuning, and they reordered lenses for me twice to get the prescription right, with no charge to me. (I don't have insurance.) Some might think it was a problem that the first set of lenses wasn't perfect, but for me I'm glad they were able to adjust and fine tune the prescription to make my vision the best it can be.
Ben, the owner, and the other staff provide great service and I look forward to returning next time I need new glasses.
Eyeglasses as ... a fashion statement .. wearable art .. yes! And if you want an amazing experience of personal service with 2 guys (Ben and Doug) who do a great job of choosing frames that suit your face and your personality/style, then you must go to this store.
If you prefer to support a local business, rather than a chain, go to this store. If you value high-quality design, just go! And if you value your eyes and the quality of your eye care .... the optometrist, Brad, does an impeccable job.
I've been going for over 10 years and have always had an great experience from start to finish. Oh, and I get tons of compliments on my glasses!
Very disappointed. I went based on Yelp reviews, just to buy glasses. As everyone else says, very expensive, but I don't mind paying for service. When the proprietor tried to sell transitions, I said I didn't like them, but he assured me that they're not the same as they were before and said they would replace sunglasses, which was compelling for me, so I spent far more on transitions than I would have on the lightly tinted lenses I prefer plus clip-ons.
Unfortunately, transitions are no better than they were a decade ago, specifically, they barely darken in full sun. When I went back, the other proprietor asked me to come back when there was full sun so that he could show me that they DO darken in full sun by looking at them next to a piece of white paper. This is ridiculous. I can look at myself in a mirror and see that they look lightly tinted, not like sunglasses. The second gentleman said that of course they're not like sunglasses.
So now I have a $700 pair of glasses that are not lightly tinted, as I wanted and was talked out of, and I still have to buy clip-ons.
They don't stick by their assurances.
David Fissel, OD
Capitol Hill/Southeast, 635 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC
I am only in DC for roughly 4 months for an internship and I got new glasses from back home and had them shipped here. Now, I needed to get them fitted to my face because they are a tad bit too big, but that is very routine when people get glasses anyway. When I went in the person who was supposed to help me knew I was there but did not attend to me right away even though he seemed not to be busy. When he finally did attend to me, he kept on saying how big my glasses were for my face, that I should have got something smaller, etc. etc.
Look, obviously I know how big my glasses are for my face, it is not for you to tell me the style does not fit, you don't know me. That being said, I am giving them 1 star for the main fact that I was not treated very nicely, y'all need to work on your manners.
This place is a disaster. Other than the nice optician Ron, everyone was either rude or incompetent. Only positive is they take most vision plans.
i have been seeing Dr. Fessel for years and he is the BEST. He's very knowledgable, professional and thorough. He listens and takes the time to get a full history of the problem. I have always foung the staff pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating. In emergencies, Dr. Fissel and his staff go out of their way to see me. My husband is also a patient and his experience is similar. I highly recommend Dr. Fissel and the staff.
I travel quite a distance to stay with Dr. Fissel and have done so for a decade. Not one time have I had to wait more than a few minutes to be called to the examination room. He is thorough, professional, and listens carefully. He seems to have all the latest equipment and exudes confidence. He is a good find. I did see some older, mediocre reviews here, never of Dr. Fissel, who seems to have universally excellent reviews, but of some of the staff. I understand that there is now a full time office manager, for the first time, which might have addressed those concerns.
Great optometrists. Im basically blind without my specs so I suppose in a manner of speaking these guys save my life every single day. That theyre decent kind people and give great customer service is an added reason for the gratitude - cant rec em enough.
Doctors On Sight
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
2955 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD
This place is unorganized and dis functional . I've come 3 times in 3 weeks and not once have I seen the same face working here. They didn't document anything from my past visits so I have to explain to them why I'm here each time. They are friendly but that isn't enough to keep me as a customer .
Dominion Eye Care
8140 Ashton Ave Manassas, VA
My daughter and I went here to see Dr. Amini. Both her and the nurse were wonderful. Certainly happy and will be back!
My wife went here to check on some vision issues at the recommendation of our primary care physician. Doctor could not care less to attend to her. What happened to treat the patient/customer with respect? My annual checkups are going elsewhere now. You need to go to an eye doctor you can trust.
First my husband and I had an appointment with Dr Jennifer Jacobs about two weeks ago for yearly eye exams. She did a fantastic job. She is very thorough, kind and explains what she is doing in great detail. During the visit, my husband's ongoing issue with an eye problem was discovered and he made an appointment for today. When he was on the way to the visit today, he got caught in a traffic jam and realized he would be late.
When my husband arrived nearly 45 minutes late for his appointment, he expected to be turned away. Not only was he late but BUT he was at the WRONG location!! Instead, he was asked very kindly if he would mind seeing a different doctor?? He was then ushered immediately into see Dr Alan Egge. He was the absolute professional. My husband apologized profusely. Dr Egge said he never looks at the time a patient arrives or the insurance card. He wants to provide great service! WHAT A WONDERFUL experience!!