THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Doctors On Sight
Tysons Corner, 8369 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA
The doctor here is great, but prices are significantly higher than the norm. If you want to save money, go to Visionworks in the shopping center next door. I didn't think it was necessary to shop around for eye exams, but learned my lesson for next time.
Very nice. People here are really knowledgeable and helpful. Specially, the owner. The doctors they have are just okay but the staff that helps you pick specs is very good.
I can not go anywhere else.
I have United Healthcare Vision which has a $10 co-pay, $25 materials co-pay and $130 retail frame allowance. I had a routine eye exam on Saturday, May 15th and I was overcharged for everything. After reviewing my vision plan details over the weekend, I spoke to Kelly this morning to discuss a refund.
I selected a particular Michael Kors frame on Saturday that was identical to another but just a different color but there was a $100 difference in price and they honored the lower price.
Now after a brief discussion with Kelly this morning she told me that my refund was $77 after the adjustments had been made from using the correct vision plan but that she was going to have to charge me the additional $100 difference for the frame? I canceled the order immediately. This is not a good business practice and I will certainly not be using their services again. I was already frustrated that I was overcharged for the co-pay, lenses and frame. And then to make up for the mistake, Doctors on Sight is going to charge me the $100 that they originally already honored?
I am in utter shock.
Great find. I demand great selection and great service for eyeglasses, and received both at Doctors on Sight. My first experience there with both the eye exam and choosing frames (distance and sunglasses) was painless and informed. I will be returning for my next eye exam. They are helpful and professional.
I do not know anyone that works here or owns any part of this business.
If you are like me and refuse to get Lasik because you have delusions of a mad scientist standing over you and drilling into your eye while looking at him/her, then this is the place for you!
I have been blind for a major portion of my life, so I guess that makes me sort of an expert in the Optometry field. ;-) That said, I loooove funky glasses! Doctors On Sight in Tysons has a huge selection of designer frames and their staff is courteous, knowledgeable and professional.
I happened to drop by with a couple pairs of glasses to have them adjusted on their frame machine. I have a terrible habit of falling asleep with my glasses on, trying to catch that last minute of a movie or attempting to read when I know I should be snoozing, which results in lopsided specs. When I presented them to the young lady behind the counter she laughed and said "Wow!". My specs were "Wow!" worthy and she adjusted them perfectly! She added that they were no charge, ensured that they fit properly and sent me on my way with a smile. How cool is that?
I will be hitting them up soon for an eye exam...
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
Dupont Circle, 1615 17th St NW Washington, DC
As other reviewers have said, it is EXTREMELY overpriced. If you go, go only for one reason, and that is to see the optometrist - Brad.
However, despite his experience with working for the Air Force, he still got my Rx incorrect. When I went back a couple months later, to have an exam to determine my correct Rx, I was charged. Not "charged" as in excited, but as in they made me give them money.
Going to Dupont Optical was one of those lessons learned. I'm embarrassed to say that I have a pair of glasses that I can't wear.
Adding insult to injury - the frames and lenses cost $700!!!! Yes, $700. Again... seven hundred dollars. uggh.
In addition, like the other reviewer stated, they do talk you into frames that you might not otherwise have chosen. The cut on my frames is not what I wanted. Yes, I should have not been swayed into getting the frames or just walked out. I wanted to get square cut glasses --think Ugly Betty final episode :-) -- and I was told that square cut frames are only for runway types - long-legged and thin.
I did reach out to Dupont Optical several times and spoke with the same sales person each time. However, to no avail. There was no budging on their part to try and assuage my discontent.
Well, today I purchased a LivingSocial deal. $60 for frames, lenses, and exam. The people at the Vienna MyEyeDoc were wonderfully helpful. They even offered to cut me a deal on getting my glasses fixed. Wish me luck!
This was my first time getting prescription glasses, and I'm so glad I came to Dupont Optical. I met with Ben, who quickly steered me to glasses I loved. I told him my budget, and he found a perfect set in my price range. Everyone at the store was so pleasant, and the experience was enjoyable. I'm looking forward to my next pair, and will definitely be back to see Ben!
I have been going to Dupont Optical for more than 10 years and have been going there for my vision care exclusively ever since they refused to fill a prescription I brought in. Ben, the owner, said that he knew the optometrist who wrote the prescription - someone from a discount glasses place - and that he didn't trust the integrity of his work. Turns out that Ben was right and that the prescription that had been written was very, very wrong.
Dupont Optical is not the place to go if you're looking for a 2-for-$69 glasses deal. But I have learned that you get what you pay for. I'll get to the frames in a minute, but Ben and Doug - the optometrists on site - as well as the eye doctor are really professionals. Their work is not just a job for them, it's a profession, and they really take the care with their clients that represents the height of professionalism. If I've ever had a problem with a product or just needed some adjusting, my issues are dealt with immediately and well. Their experience assures me that I will get the right prescription and that my lenses will be situated in their frames properly. In fact, a discussion with the eye doctor concerning my elderly aunt who lives 200 miles away led to my insisting that she go to an ophthalmologist. She found out that she has glaucoma. My internist has even been impressed with some of my health issues discovered during an eye exam.
The frames at Dupont can be pricey, and some of them are way out of my range. Like I said, this isn't Wal-Mart. But I like having glasses that make me feel that I look good in them and I get lots of compliments on my glasses. I wear contact lenses too and it's nice not to have to wear them when my eyes are tired just because I think my glasses are too ugly to be seen in public the way I did before I found Dupont. Ben and Doug always find the right frames for me - and in a range of prices. I choose what I want. But for those who don't have a lot of disposable income - or a flexible spending account - they will work with you to pay for glasses over time (as they did with several friends of mine) or will direct you to a selection of less expensive, but still stylish, frames.
They're just the best. I won't go anywhere else.
So I am testing out some contact lenses, I have been a glasses wearer for 12 years now and frankly want to be able to wear my sunglasses and still see! The doc at Dupont Optical was really quite good. It was the best eye exam I've ever had. Hands down, super thorough and was willing to answer any question and had great, detailed answers.
The gentleman working the phone and the floor was also super nice and very helpful.
Really I only have nice things to say.
They don't work directly with any insurance plans so know that, but they worked out GREAT for me so far. I have a follow-up in a week and I'll update my post then.
Really wonderful locally owned and operated neighborhood glasses store. Excellent, informed, friendly customer service. Went in for an adjustment of frames I bought elsewhere and got lots I great guidance in addition to re adjustment. Reasonable prices and a great selection. Highly recommended!
David Fissel, OD
Capitol Hill/Southeast, 635 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC
Great optometrists. Im basically blind without my specs so I suppose in a manner of speaking these guys save my life every single day. That theyre decent kind people and give great customer service is an added reason for the gratitude - cant rec em enough.
Eye Central is great! From the minute I walked in, everyone was very helpful and friendly. I fell in love with a pair of glasses that Clarence, the eyeglass specialist, picked out -- a pair I don't think I would have ever picked out on my own. My new glasses came in quickly too. I highly recommend going to Eye Central!
I have been going to Eye Central for years. The doctors are great and the staff takes good care of you. If you like the idea of a good old fashion neighborhood Optomitrest and not some chain store poking at your eyes, this is the place for you.
I have had two eye exams with Dr. Foley (one of Dr. Fissel's partners at Eye Central) and was very happy with the quality of care. They have a good selection of frames and are willing to spend time helping select the right one. My husband and I have both had repairs made to frames here and they have been very helpful in facilitating this, usually at no charge. I've found the turn around time on repairs or new glasses to be comparable to other optometrists- typically 4-5 business days. They have a website with fairly complete information about insurance, provider bios, and so forth. One caveat: The person who fits glasses seems to have on and off days. The rest of the staff has been consistent, the optometrist is very good, and its an independently owned neighborhood business.
I've been a patient of Dr. Foley's for several years, and I recommend him any time I talk to someone who's looking for an optometrist. The staff have always been helpful and professional, and Dr. Foley himself is friendly and thorough.
Doctors On Sight
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
2955 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD
This place is unorganized and dis functional . I've come 3 times in 3 weeks and not once have I seen the same face working here. They didn't document anything from my past visits so I have to explain to them why I'm here each time. They are friendly but that isn't enough to keep me as a customer .
Dominion Eye Care
8140 Ashton Ave Manassas, VA
My wife went here to check on some vision issues at the recommendation of our primary care physician. Doctor could not care less to attend to her. What happened to treat the patient/customer with respect? My annual checkups are going elsewhere now. You need to go to an eye doctor you can trust.
First my husband and I had an appointment with Dr Jennifer Jacobs about two weeks ago for yearly eye exams. She did a fantastic job. She is very thorough, kind and explains what she is doing in great detail. During the visit, my husband's ongoing issue with an eye problem was discovered and he made an appointment for today. When he was on the way to the visit today, he got caught in a traffic jam and realized he would be late.
When my husband arrived nearly 45 minutes late for his appointment, he expected to be turned away. Not only was he late but BUT he was at the WRONG location!! Instead, he was asked very kindly if he would mind seeing a different doctor?? He was then ushered immediately into see Dr Alan Egge. He was the absolute professional. My husband apologized profusely. Dr Egge said he never looks at the time a patient arrives or the insurance card. He wants to provide great service! WHAT A WONDERFUL experience!!
My daughter and I went here to see Dr. Amini. Both her and the nurse were wonderful. Certainly happy and will be back!