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BJ's Optical

Eyewear & Opticians

101 S Van Dorn St Alexandria, VA
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Jennifer P.

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.

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Mister H B.

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!!

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K T.

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.

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Michael K.

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.

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Lois B.

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.


Bj's Optical

Eyewear & Opticians

Potomac Mills, 14123 Noblewood Plz Woodbridge, VA
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Daniel S.

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.


Blink Optical

Eyewear & Opticians

Logan Circle, 1431 P St NW Washington, DC
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Sarah B.

I've been buying glasses from Blink for over 10 years and I just love the store: the products and the service. No matter how many I try on, I always go back to the first pair that was suggested for me by the very knowledgeable staff. Yes, the glasses are expensive, but you'll never see anyone else around town with your pair on and you know you've got expert service helping get to get them 'just right'.

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Janet H.

Yep, you're paying top dollar at Blink. But Brian is the best there is. I am a 62-year-old who walked into the P St. store in jeans and dog park boots (looking exceedingly frumpy!) and he remembered my name -- and my glasses -- from 2 years ago! He immediately picked out a frame for me, and then patiently picked out at least 20 more for me to try and we critiqued each one. Naturally, I went for the first pair he had selected for me. They were perfect!

These will be my 5th pair from Blink. I have a bad habit of losing sunglasses. I wear progressives. I have a terrible astigmatism. The folks at Blink have been meticulous in lens fabrication and frame-fitting. In fact, my last pair of prescription sunglasses had a flaw that was not noticeable to the naked eye. They gave me the glasses to wear, re-cut the (expensive) lenses, and then called me repeatedly to remind me to come in while they installed the 2nd, flaw-free lenses. I was so comfortable wearing the originals, I completely forgot to go back for the re-do, as Brian immediately reminded me when I walked through the door.

When I didn't have my latest prescription and said my prescription hadn't changed, Brian discreetly called my opthamologist just to make sure -- and my scrip HAD changed!

To sum up: I am not a Logan Circle fashionista. I'm an over-the-hill artist. I have NEVER had a moment of attitude at the P St. store; only terrific service, top quality lenses and remarkable frames that get noticed, make me smile, and convey my quirky personality. Is the over-the-top price worth it? For me, the answer's absolutely!

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Wayne N.

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.

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Milton R.

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.

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Safari Honcho D.

I gotta say, I lived in the neighborhood for years, have bad eyes, and was desperate to give this store a chance. But time and time again, I'd walk into the store and be ignored, and/or be received in an arrogant, hostile fashion. Like others who have reviewed this store, it amazes me that this store allows it's bitchy staff to continually drive away prospective customers.


Blink Optical

Eyewear & Opticians

919 18th NW Washington, DC
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Padraic R.

Great frames

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Virginia C.

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
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Dharm G.

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.

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Sara H.

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.

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Jess M.

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!

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David B.

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

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Sally M.

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: in his bedside manner.

p.s. Upon check-out / payment, be sure to check out the comics under the glass on the counter ;) Hilarious.

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