THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Doctors On Sight
Tysons Corner, 8369 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA
I just received a personal phone call from Dr. Schwartzberg, the founder and president of Doctors On Sight. He was very concerned about what happened to my daughter. He agreed that Dr. Woods was unprofessional and stressed that the board would "take care of it." They are back on my plus list.
So, the veering towards train wreck Soringfield office closed. The space alien popped out of the victim's chest, was vanquished and we were all referred here.
In the grand tradition of all great sequels, this was vastly better than the original with a stunningly sexier lead . Yes, I know. Nobody cares if their opthamolgist looks like he fell off a Chippendale's stage, or has a great personality. Maybe you should. I had a great exam because he took so much longer than those "eyeglasses in an hour" places.
I was delighted my awesome insurance was accepted and the gorgeous young ladies who work here were a 180 degree difference from the "hey we're the post office screw you" attitude I had at the last place.
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.
I have been going to Drs on Sight in Tysons for over 3 years for annual exams, scratched eye, pop ins for more contacts or glasses and they are always very genuinely friendly and helpful. The wait is very short and the doctors are all very friendly. I have United Healthcare/VSP and after my exam they always explain every charge/fee and give me a few options to use my glasses or contact allowance to get the best deal. I love the girls behind the desk and Kelly is the best!!! I started going here because it's beside my office but I will continue to go here should I move job locations. You can't beat their service!
I've used this place for several years. Frame selection is big, with designer frames seeming to be the emphasis. I have always been impressed with the doctors and staff, both at start and end of the eyeglass-procurment process. Also, I needed emergency glasses replacement at a different geographic location and when that optician called Doctors on Sight for the prescription, DOS faxed it within ten minutes, no hard feelings or delay. (I was afraid they wouldn't want me to buy glasses from a different provider.) I heartily recommend them. Store is very light and bright and appealing and I've never had to wait more than three minutes even without an appointment. I guess the only reason I don't give DOS five stars is because they are kinda pricey - but I go back because they are good and my glasses have NEVER fallen apart, unlike my experience with Hour Eyes two years back. I go to DOS now and then while shopping at TJ Maxx nearby and ask them to tighten my glasses and they are always very nice about it. They also provide lens cloth and cleaner with a new set of glasses.
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!
Im not sure why Im not giving them 5 stars.
The problem I have is this place is WAYYY overpriced.
The sales staff also seems to push its most expensive frames.
I really like the optometrist though. Brad has always been very nice.
The sales staff has always been helpful with adjustments for free too.
So Im kinda confused by my own review. I just always feel ripped off for some reason when I leave here. Maybe that would be anywhere?
My only tip: Make sure your insurance covers their frames etc. Mine did not have them as a provider.
I've shopped for glasses all over town, high and low -- and over the years Dupont Optical is by far the most consistent in product quality, service, and selection.
Doug is attentive and listens to what you want/need. Eyeglass shopping can be a bit overwhelming, but he will guide you patiently.
Pricing varies depending on frames and the types of lenses you need. You can spend a lot, but you can also stay within a budget if you want to. No pushy sales there.
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.
Between Dr. Dunn (best eye doctor I have been to) and the amazing and unique selection of frames here, I give it a big five stars!
Dupont Optical is a fun little local spot that has a world-class selection of frames and the owners know what to do with them! They make some great recommendations. When I was there last, they had sweet vintage couture sunglasses for about $75. I could go nuts in this shop and buy frames for every day of the week.
Dr. Dunn really did a thorough job helping me with a long-term plan for repairing the damage allergies have done to my eyes. Who even knew that allergies did long-term damage? I didn't. He really spent time with me, getting everything right.
I'm glad I cancelled my appointment at one of the chains when I remembered Dupont. They have a range of prices from moderate/economical to couture-caliber.
LOVE those guys!
David Fissel, OD
Capitol Hill/Southeast, 635 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC
I'm very surprised by the positive reviews here because my experience has been so bad. The staff are over-the-top rude. It's not a one-time experience. It was consistent on every visit. I would like to patronize a neighborhood optician but I've taken my business elsewhere.
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.
Dr. Fissel is a fantastic eye doc. If I were truly just rating him, I'd give him five stars.
Unfortunatly, after trying to work with his office for the last two years, my wife and I are finished using his services.
Our insurance will reimburse us for the office visit, but only if the provider name and license number appear on the invoice they issue. It doesn't. On each of four instances of our visits over two years, we've been told by the staff that they can either fax it to us or mail it to us. Sorry, scanning and emailing is not an option.
Then, we offer the receptionist our address and she refuses to take it, saying she has it. We wait a week. Nothing. Two weeks. Nothing. Then we call again, go through the same exercise, and recieve nothing in the mail.
I tried calling Dr Fissel to report this problem. He tried calling me but I was on a call so I called back. Receptionist, now on to me for reporting this problem, said she'd let him know I returned the call. I doubt it. Never heard a thing back.
For the love of God, fire your incompetent staff, read user reviews of others at other eye shops, and hire them away so that you have skilled, pleasant, honest people working with you who are reflective of the excellent work you do Dr. Fissel.
Dr. Foley was nice and provided a competent eye exam. The receptionists were rude, which I expected after I made the appointment over the phone.
My biggest complaint is the "minimum" $98 extra fee (they actually charged me $108) for a contact lense fitting that I found out about after arriving and insurance does not cover. I've worn contacts for 18 years, and I've had the same prescription for at least the past three years. I know what contacts I wear and don't need a special fitting to ensure they fit and I can see out of them. I just moved here from New York and my previous doctor never charged me this ridiculous fee.
Once again, I was prescribed the same contact lenses, and this office charged me an additional $108 that I had to pay out of pocket. If it wasn't so late in the year, I would have canceled and gone somewhere else.
Dr. Foley claims that every "reputable" optometrist charges this fee, but I know this is not true, based on my previous experience. And how an extra 2 minutes in a chair costs them $108 is beyond me! This is just another example of doctors nickel and diming their patients and getting as much money as they possibly can. I will be looking elsewhere for my future exams and asking about hidden fees before I go in!
Extremely disappointed. I needed frames and prescription sunglasses. I already had a prescription. I always go to Voorthuis but I am trying to support more businesses in Capitol Hill where I live. Despite promising that the glasses would be ready the next Friday, when I arrived they were not ready. They had received the lenses but they had not gotten the glasses ready. They were rude and patronizing: Ron: "In 37 years I have never given anyone an exact day when they are ready because I know anything can happen" ?!, the other Technician?: "Glasses usually take 2 weeks to be ready". Fortunately the receptionist was honest about what they had said and she did apologize about the way she had initially reacted. Long story short one of the lenses got damaged when fitted into the frames, however if I don't catch it Ron would have not said anything, when I showed him the dent on the lens he simply said: "yes they sometimes get damaged when they are put on the frames". Again they argued because they had to leave and there was not time to give me anything that confirmed that they were replacing the lens. They did call the next week advising that the new lens was in, I took the glasses back and they replace it. I found the costumer service horrible, their attitude very unprofessional and the frames are not any cheaper than Voorthuis, were I always gotten extremely professional service. I guess I am going back to Voorthuis.
This is one neighborhood business I don't care to support.
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
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 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.
My daughter and I went here to see Dr. Amini. Both her and the nurse were wonderful. Certainly happy and will be back!