THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
1201 F Street NW Washington, DC
So, I finally went! They finally answered the phone! The whole reason I wanted to go so badly is because a friend suggested I go, she said they had very unique glasses for good prices. I went. Nothing special. The guy who was like the "office manager-all in one" was a cool dude.
Now, two weeks later I'm still waiting on my glasses and yet again they're not answering their phone during normal business hours.
However, my friend was right. Very cool frames for a good price. However, pricing for an exam was unclear and not really explained to well until after the fact that they've performed services.
All in all, the frames are worth the mess....depending on how bad you want a unique frame.
i think 3 stars is about right for this place. convenient, good prices, nice people
not anything extraordinary about this place, including their selection of glasses. and always seems like they're understaffed when i'm there -- the phone is always ringing, people are frequently coming in, and the 2 guys there are just stretched thin...
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 .....
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 work right around Metro Center, so this place is ideal. I was a long-time LensCrafters (and their associated Optometrist) customer, but was not really getting the attention I needed for my issues with dry eyes and picking out contacts, so I found this place because it was close to work, got good reviews on yelp, and took my insurance (Blue Cross FEP). In terms of the eye exam, Dr. Allouche was very thoughrough and paid attention to the health of my eyes as well as getting the prescription correct. His methodology for making sure you get the best contacts possible is to do as many trials as possible and does not rush you into making a choice on a brand. He even stated that "if you're not happy with any of the trial pairs, come back and see me and we will look into other options." I appreciated this statement after years of being cranked in and out of the LensCrafters machine.
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
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.
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.
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.
It is formally recently been pretty much 5 weeks given that my lasik operations as well as my own eye are fantastic. I will view better than 20/20 no halos or perhaps just about any unwanted side effects whatsoever. The staff in Capital Vision is incredibly very helpful as well as warm and friendly as well as Dr. Kotecha is a pro. You will find there's answer why every person goes right here to get lasik done. patients rarely have to come back for enhancements.
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.
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wholesale Stores, Bakeries, Optometrists Wheaton, MD
I've been a Costco member for over 20 years and this time I was just moved to write this review hoping that somebody in Costco Management has the good sense of reading it and doing something about it.
I shop at Costco after work, which just happens to be close to Costco's closing time. What happens at that time demonstrates to me that Costco does not care in the least for its customers / members. After being a while there, at about 8:25 PM a chorus of rude employees started screaming outloud "store closed" in a spectacle more fit with a street fair than a retail chain. They then proceeded to rudely annoy, and get close to customers in order to push them to the front of the stores, where long check out lines awaited them anyway.
Why being so annoying to paying customers that could relaxedly move to the front when nobody is going to gain anything? Is working at Costco so unbearable that employees try to shave off every possible second at the cost of alienating customers, which they actually did last night to me when not only several employees but also a supervisor tried to prod me to the front. The result was this review and my full cart left there because I refuse to shop at a store that forgets that they owe their business to their customers!
Costco is pretty good.
I dont buy everything here but there is some stuff I only get from costco cause of quality and price.
This Costco is crowded and I see a lot of bad form with regards to the way people handle their over-sized shopping carts. You have to go in there with a very zen mindset. It's good to remind yourself ahead of time that people will cut you off, bump into your butt with their cart, or park themselves and their double-wide trolleys directly in the middle of a main thoroughfare, cutting off traffic on both sides.
Nobody is trying to be rude, it's just an environment of extreme sensory overload that distorts your awareness of the amount of personal space that you and your cart are currently occupying and makes you lose the innate awareness of commonly recognized boundaries for... oh wait, what's that - a 13-pound bag of chocolate chips for $4.99!
All in all, if you can get in there on a Tuesday morning, you can probably get all your bulk-buying done with minimal hassle. If you have to go on a Saturday afternoon, may I suggest you bring along a flask of whiskey?
Usually very busy but seems to have down an efficient exit strategy for keeping lines quick. Only complaint was about a box of strawberries that started to mold within 24 hrs of purchase. We do most of our shopping there.
Compared to other COSTCO's, this one is really nice. The floors are clean. The shopping carts roll with ease. The aisles are very large. Parking is best on the backside in the garage though. If you park in front of the COSTCO you may not find a spot.
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.
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.
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!!!