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 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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
Yes, Blink is expensive. Yes, they tell you if a frame isn't good for your particular face/coloring. Sometimes, we don't want to hear that. But I had great, personal service by Maggie at Blink on P street. When I resisted the colors she was recommending, she was diplomatic. But she was right about colors I was going for washing me out too much. We reached a compromise as I just don't do purple.
Yes, they tell you their frames are more exclusive than the other stores. But they are. If some reps do come on too strong, I didn't overhear such.
After selecting a pair of frames, I went to the 18th street store for my eye exam a few days later. Maggie was working there that day, by chance. We looked at even more frames as the selection is somewhat different. I stuck with the original pair. And everyone was very, very nice to me.
So for the people who said they were treated rudely, I don't know what to say. Listen to them first, pause and consider if what they are telling you just may be true (about whether something looks good on you) but you don't want to hear it.
If a rep is overly rude, just tell them so. Ask for another rep. Because if you want a great pair of glasses that don't look like everyone else's, this is the place to go! I am willing to spend more for great glasses. This is the jewelry I wear every single day. I'll definitely be back.
And for the Blink folks, perhaps some reps are rather abrupt at times about things like the superior quality of the inventory. Tone it down a bit. And people sometimes just won't listen to you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, indeed (but it's gotta be hard to sell something you know isn't a good fit).
Had a few nice frames but they do not have the most current styles. Comparable styles, brands and quality can be found elsewhere for half the price. The staff is exceptionally RUDE and ARROGANT. Granted I stopped in on the way to the gym - so I did not look hip and trendy - and the counter help made it clear I was not welcome. I agree with the other post - hopefully they will move out of the neighborhood - just like they abandoned 17th St.
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.
Frames - expensive
Lenses - expensive
Compliments on my frames - frequent
Will I go back? - probably not - lenses still don't feel right. Would rather have two or three pairs that work well than one pair that is only OK at different distances.
Frankly, I feel like some people lack individual style and they give bad reviews because they just aren't with it or are too cheap.
However, I love my frames. They were pricey but so what..... I like to express myself through clothing and accessories.
I found everyone quite polite and very helpful.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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