THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
1201 F Street NW Washington, DC
These guys are wonderful. The doctor is very nice and very careful to get your prescription exactly right, and the administrative gentleman was attentive and gave great advice when I was picking out my glasses. He also explained all my insurance benefits really clearly so there was no confusion. The hours aren't great, their office closes early a few times a week and opens late, but otherwise this is the place to go!
Quick and courteous, they helped me pick out the perfect pair of glasses from a great selection. The doctor was friendly and sensitive. Glasses have to be ordered and take two weeks but when they found out I needed a new prescription for a road trip with night driving, they gave me a free pair of contacts. And they took my insurance.
I am SO pleased with Capitol Eyes. Last year, I went for my exam and eyeglasses. The doctor was very gentle and patient, and made the process easy for me. (I'm a little funny about having stuff near my eyes, so this was really crucial.) He gave me great counsel regarding contact lenses too.
Fast forward to this morning. I found an online deal for cheap glasses elsewhere. Since I am not planning on having another exam yet, I wanted to check with Capitol Eye on the eye measurements they had taken. They pulled my records up over the phone and confirmed what I had on my receipt. I was very impressed with their professionalism and that they took the time to help me.
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.
Dr. Allouche has been my eye doctor for more than 4 years now and he's amazing. I always feel important and remembered when I go here, and even when it's busy, I get quality service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Oh! The halls are alive with the sounds of deeaaallllss! With deals they have rung for a thousand years!
Let's talk about this Costco for starts. This one is the new one in Wheaton. Super happy! It's like 15 minutes from my house ( as opposed to 30 in Gaithersburg). The parking is 100 times better than the one in Gaithersburg. The food court is more open. They offer a wider selection of items. This Costco is just much better than the one in Gaithersburg in everyway. Even the lines are shorter.
I'm a huge Costco fan, if you can't tell. I'm also a huge fan of deals in general. I go to thrift shops, yard sales, and estate sales. Deals that I get at Costco equate to amazing deals in those other places. Let's look at a few examples:
Costco for a 32 pack of Diet Coke Cans- 9.74
Average price at a Grocery store for 36 cans: Around 15.00
Gallon of Milk at Costco: 3.00
Average price at a Grocery store: 5.00
Everything is just cheaper. Plus you wouldn't believe what you can find there. Did I get a 6 foot table from Costco for 40 dollars. Why yes I did. Did I get about 80 percent of my dress shirts at Costco for 19 dollars a piece. Why yes I did.
How about this one - I got a bag of those chips that are named "Food Should Taste Good." I got it on sale ( yes even Costco has sales) for 4 dollars for a bag that's like a pound of those chips. I got this tiny bag at another store for like 5 dollars.
A lot of people ask me- "Is getting a Costco membership really worth it?" I live alone - or only with another person. "Will we save that much?!" The answer is YES a million times. The amount of money I've saved on toilet paper, dish soap, trash bags, and paper towels is enough to justify the membership. That is my membership right there. Calculate how much you spend on toilet paper a year. You'll be shocked. Then run over and get a Costco card and bath in savings.
I think it's a trend that where there is a Costco, there is a HELL of a parking lot. Pedestrians running all over without looking for cars, cars stopped for no reason without signaling--- oh bro, you trying to pull in that spot because I don't read minds. Only good thing about this parking lot is the large "do not park aisles" so that you can easily transport your cart of Costco goods to your car without having to go all around.
This Costco is cool. Annexed from the Montgomery mall. There's also a target, Chipotle nearby. Costco. Their food court is outside so you can get your $1.50 hot dog and soda combo and refill that soda all day long. Samples, paper goods, optical, photographs, deli/butcher, pharmacy, everything in bulk.
I prefer the Costcos in the great state of VA which allow beer and wine for purchase and come here ONLY if I need something that my VA costco does not have as was yesterday- 2 for 1 electrical toothbrushes BUZZZZ!!!
My husband and I decided to eat at the Costco's public eatery (inside the Wheaton Mall) due to the great price that we paid for the hotdog and fountain drink meal ($1.50 for the hot dog and drink combo). Additionally, we both shared an Italian sausage and felt that the food was tasty for the cheap prices (only cost us a total of $6.14 combined).
Not my favorite Costco in the DMV area (that would be the one at Dakota Crossing in DC). The highlight of my visit was an employee named Troi. None of the employees I asked seemed to know the answer to my question or care to find out, but Troi intervened (even though I hadn't sought her out for help) and found what I needed. Incidentally, I overheard her in the restroom talking to the cleaning staff and I could tell she is just the type of person who cares about people and wants everyone to do a good job. The downside of my visit was the clothing section. The only pants I can find that really fit me are the Gloria Vanderbilt "Amanda" jeans. Bummer that this Costco only carries them in white, red and bright blue (no black pants available in this style). I hope they order some more of the "Amanda" style in colors that I can wear to work (i.e., black)!
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.