THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC

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Capitol Eyes

Optometrists

1201 F Street NW Washington, DC
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Kim C.

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!

 
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Richard I.

Went here a year ago and was super impressed by the friendliness and help picking out frames. Came back for contacts and while they were just as helpful, I've been waiting for 2 1/2 weeks now for them to come in with no word. In terms of friendliness, the staff are great but other aspects of customer service seem to be lacking.

 
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Salim B.

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.

 
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Sally A.

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.

 
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Rachel K.

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.

 
5.0

Charles F Bahn

Ophthalmologists

4848 Battery Ln Bethesda, MD
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Deborah N.

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.

 
3.6

Capital Vision

Optometrists, Ophthalmologists

Virginia Square, 3801 N Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA
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Sophia M.

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.

 
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Mike M.

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.

 
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Y H.

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.

 
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Jamie D.

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.

 
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Lissa V.

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...

 
4.0

Costco Wholesale

Optometrists

11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wholesale Stores, Bakeries, Optometrists Wheaton, MD
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Phx D.

Favorite place ever!!! Since its in a mall, the inventory goes quickly. So if you see it, get it!

 
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Kelly G.

There is no alcohol or gasoline at this Costco. Otherwise, this Costco is much like all of the others. Aisle upon aisle of just about anything you could ever want. Food, clothing, housewares, frozen goods, shoes, books, and jewelry. On this visit, there was even a self playing Yamaha piano available for $18,999. There were only seven days left to purchase this monstrosity.

I did not like the food court here. People clambering all around in a very helter-skelter manner even though there were tensa-barriers set up to keep people in line. I had prepaid for my slice of pizza in the main checkout line and there was still a five minute wait to get my slice. :-(

I managed to get in, purchase my items, and depart in a relatively quick manner. It is a costco. I will return.

First visit Monday, February 24, 2014

 
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Michelle G.

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?

 
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John And Mindy S.

Great store, Love the samples!!! always packed!

 
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Katy M.

Savings is not worth the frustrated fury I am feeling in trying to get an eyeglass Rx at this location. The Optician, Gayle, had conversations with other customers, made 3 phone calls, and lied during my very unhappy call to this counter. I told the Costco Optometrist that I did not want progressive lenses 3 times. This lady never asked me the question, but just added it to my order. When she had to call someone to back out the charge, she blamed ME for changing my mind. She also added other items to my bill that she did not ask me about. I'm most angry at myself for not saying this wasn't working out for me and that I would take my business elsewhere. You need new glasses. The cost here is higher than I am willing to pay.

 
5.0

Crestwood Optical

Eyewear & Opticians

8078 Sudley Rd Manassas, VA
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Tara C.

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!!!

 
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Clifford G.

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.

 
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Rob M.

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.

 
 
 
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