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.
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...
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.
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!
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
Dupont Circle, 1615 17th St NW Washington, DC
After moving to the District from 25 years in San Francisco with the same optometrist, I did my research in finding a new one here. Dupont seemed like a great choice and indeed delivered for me.
They have great selection of frames, but what I was most concerned about was getting the best prescription and lenses. I have wacky vision and am now reaching the age where I needed to get reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses. We chose progressive lenses and a great frame.
The prescription needed some fine tuning, and they reordered lenses for me twice to get the prescription right, with no charge to me. (I don't have insurance.) Some might think it was a problem that the first set of lenses wasn't perfect, but for me I'm glad they were able to adjust and fine tune the prescription to make my vision the best it can be.
Ben, the owner, and the other staff provide great service and I look forward to returning next time I need new glasses.
Cute shop! Very helpful sales staff, was willing to use and re-cut the lenses from my old frames for a new pair I brought in (did not purchase at the shop). Perhaps the pricing for frames is a bit high, but no different than any other shop around. Would definitely recommend and go back to again!
AH-mazing customer service, spectacular and huge selection of frames. This is my "go to" place for this very important service and accessory.
This place is great--a fantastic selection of frames, and prices are comparable for the names they carry. When I went in, I told them I was on a limited budget, and they were very sensitive to that without making me feel bad. I was presented with a lot of choices in my price range. I also feel like the quality of their lenses is much higher than some of the "factory" eye places. You really do get what you pay for. Since then, I've stopped in several times for adjustments (and once for a minor repair)--Doug has always been incredibly gracious and professional, and never charges me a cent. I'm really happy to have them in the neighborhood. Check them out!
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.
David Fissel, OD
Capitol Hill/Southeast, 635 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC
Dr. Foley was super! The man who is supposed to help with picking out glasses? He showed no interest in helping me and was on the rude side. I will not use this office again due to that experience alone. Too bad, because I do want to support local businesses, but I can't be treated poorly. Sorry Dr. Foley!
Dr Fissel and Foley are extremely professional, prompt and respect my time. Appointment scheduling, ordering contacts or other items is simple, . I've seen both doctors finding them both thoughtful and talented. It's a pleasure to visit a doctor who isn't trying to up-sell you a procedure or rush you through our appointment. Dr Fissel takes the time to explain best eye care practices based on my condition. The bonus - they are close to work. Parking or Metro is available
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.
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.
Yelp, why can we not use 1/2 stars?
Anyway. Dr. Fissel is great. I had my eye exam with him. He's very nice and knowledgeable. Eye Central...well, I dunno. They have a policy on contact lens exams- if you wear contacts, you're supposed to have the exam, even if it's not for an initial fitting. It's $98 and your insurance doesn't cover it- they make you sign something regarding this. Maybe I'm cheap, maybe I'm skeptical about health care stuff I might not actually need, but I decided to skip the contact lens portion of the eye exam and I didn't sign the waiver.
It happens that I my eyeglass prescription didn't change, so I asked if that meant my contact lens prescription would not change. Dr. Fissel could have been a jerk, and perhaps rightly so, and refused to tell me, or he said that I had to have the contact lens exam, but he gave me a legit answer. I'd definitely see him again, although I did have to ask the receptionist for a copy of the HIPAA agreement I was signing that I'd read/received a copy of (I'm crazy, I know- I want to actually have a copy of something that I'd said I'd read/received), and that seemed to cause some friction w/her. Dr. Fissel was the one who said it wasn't a problem for them to make a copy.
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 daughter and I went here to see Dr. Amini. Both her and the nurse were wonderful. Certainly happy and will be back!
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.