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.
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 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.
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...
Great for your yearly checkup. It's easy to get an appointment and they're efficient. You know exactly how much different sets of contacts will cost you with your insurance.
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
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.
Dr. Kotecha was one of the few Doctors that actually takes time with patients and explains what she's going to do to you. My dad was very happy after seen her, he had a metal foreign body in his right eye and she removed it with out any problems also prescribe drops not even a week after his eye was feeling much better...i recomend Dr Kotecha to anyone that has eye problems...
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.
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.
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.
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wholesale Stores, Bakeries, Optometrists Wheaton, MD
I can not understand the negative reviews. I have shopped at every Costco in the Maryland suburbs and have found little difference in product or service. unfortunately the one in Gaithersburg is to congested while the one in Beltsville is very old. Parking is an issue at both and gas is only available at Beltsville. The Wheaton unit is comprable to Anne Arundel and Columbia. The only araea that seems differnent is the eatery (exterior in Wheaton) and the lack of a gas station. Parking is great at Wheaton. If you want cheap gas go to Beltsville or Aspen Hill. If you want a good shopping experience come to Wheaton and enjoy the great restaurants (ie. Christina"s and the Limerick Pub). I will shop at Costco in Wheaton. It's less than a mile from my house.
I usually buy a good amount of fruit from costco. and this review is for the produce department, because I've noticed that the quality of fruits from this particular costco is worse than other costco I have been to. I will surely skip this costco and will choose either the one at Gaithersburg or Beltsville.
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!
love this Costco. much better than Gaithersburg and with much more ample parking. it's a mad dash to get in and out of the other store. it is new, but it's a big store and they have great employees who are fast and efficient.
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!!!
Eyewear & Opticians
8078 Sudley Rd Manassas, VA
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.
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.