THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Optometrists, Eyewear & Opticians
7700 Little River Tpke Annandale, VA
Galleria Optical was a great place to spend my money on glasses! The eye exam was great both doctors were friendly and informative and the employees upfront were able to assist me in picking out glasses and getting contacts. They also got my frames back very quickly, I have a high eye glass prescription and it usually takes a week or two but Galleria Optical got it to me within 5 days. This probably varies with the patient they see and there prescription but mine definitely came in quicker than I expected. They told me that an annual check-up is recommended especially for contact lens wears so I will definitely be there next year!
Love Love Love! I've always hated my eye dr...always tried to confuse me, never explain anything and always up-sale me on everything BUT I LOVE Galleria Optical (they didn't)! They were very patient and thorough! Explained every step of the process during the eye exam and after!
Picking out my glasses and lenses have always been a nightmare but not today! Even if I live an hour away I will be driving all the way here to get my exams and glasses!!
An amazing variety of glasses to choose from! The only sad part is we have to wait 3 weeks till my amazing glasses come back to me! I can't wait!
Came in today for an eye check up as well as with the intention of getting a second pair of prescription glasses. The OD was very friendly and took her time explaining my eye condition as well as providing recommendations on lenses for my eyes. The assistant was also very nice and helpful with my frame selections. They have wide range of brands such as Chanel, Cartier and more. Overall, I am very satisfied with Galleria Optical.
Both the doctors here provide superb service. I been coming here for years and it's great to see their administrative staff are still here and providing excellent service. They have a large selection of frames and can custom make almost anything.
This place is amazing! I'm the type of person who gets an eye exam and then 1) wear my glasses until they break and 2) hoard on contacts so I won't have to get an eye exam for a few more years. Why? I've always had a bad experience with eye doctors (namely those chain places) and I don't have vision insurance. I also go back to Vietnam a lot and just have new glasses made there based on my current prescription.
Unfortunately for me, my glasses of three years (and prescription of four) broke, so I decided that it was time to get a proper eye exam. After all, I'm not getting any younger and I've had a history of getting a lot of styes.
After a quick Yelp search and price comparison, I decided to go to Galleria Optical. An eye exam + contact exam (not the one for astigmatism) was $120 when I went, which I thought was really fair. The office is really close to my house and the exam was really thorough. I've never had such a good experience before and I didn't feel rushed at all. Dr. Chon is awesome and super friendly! She did mention that she reads Yelp reviews, so hello Dr. Chon if you're reading this!
I had my glasses made here and it took a few business days for them to get the anti-scratch lenses that I wanted. I also ordered contacts and it took about one business day for them to get in.
I definitely plan to come back on a yearly basis to get my eyes checked now that I have such a wonderful, caring, and trustworthy optometrist :)
Gene Sweetnam, OD PC
8951 Ox Rd Lorton, VA
Dr. Sweetnam and his staff are great. Glad to have them nearby.
My previous review was from a parent's standpoint/viewpoint. This review is from my own experience with Dr. Chang. My daughter had Dr. Sweetnam. Again, the staff were so friendly. They knew me by name when I walked through the door, and I was taken back to start the example promptly. My eyes are sensitive to everything!! So each test that is done during my exams are time consuming and frustrating. His support staff were so patient with me, allowing my eyes time to readjust and stop watering. This was very different from previous experiences, where I am rushed or the staff is frustrated with how sensitive my eyes are to light. The visit with Dr. Chang was great. She remembered seeing my daughter last year and asked about her. She took time to answer all of my questions about my eyes watering and allergies. She took the time to explain dry eyes to me and how the brain functions that leads to the excess eye watering. Amazing! I have had this issue for many many many years and no one in other practices really took the time to explain this to me, in medical terms that made perfect sense. She gave me a prescription for both the allergies and dry eyes. They are both working great and have lessened the problem. Overall, I am very pleased with both my experience and my daughter's experience with the doctors and staff. If you are looking for a friendly place, with a touch of southern hospitality , where they really care about your eye health and you as a person, check out this office!
Gaspar Maurice L MD
1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 100 Arlington, VA
I don't like going to the eye doctors, but I really like this one. I have diabetes so I have to get my eyes checked every year. They are very patient and caring. There are two Ophthalmologist in office and few optometrist so it can get very busy. When it does the front desk can forget things or who you are, but are better then other front desk offices.
Rude, sarcastic, and unfriendly. He doesn't take the time to explain things to you and is rushed and hurried. I won't be back to him.
Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists
Georgetown, 1307 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC
I called here to ask if they carried two styles by Oliver Peoples. The man on the phone said "Yeah, we carry lots of Oliver Peoples, I don't know if we carry those specific styles, but you can come in and look." That is very poor customer service. I have been to this store several times and I knew they carried Oliver Peoples, and they do not have so many that you would not know, or be able to check, which styles you carry. When you charge between $200 to over $1000 for your products, you should provide better customer service.
Best selection and excellent service. Did not feel like I was being "sold" a pair of sunglasses, but rather that I was patiently helped and offered unbiased, expert advice. Very high end brands, some unique. Would recommend to anyone local, or it's worth a trip for out-of-towners like myself. Could not have gotten this selection and service at home. Will be back next time I'm in need of a pair of glasses.
Georgetown Optician is a product oriented company so it's essential to get people excited about their product and, they do! I've been browsing and shopping their stores for the past 4 years and I am always amazed on their employee's scope and depth of knowledge about their glasses. In addition to continuously improving product quality, Georgetown Optician has taken various steps to improve its responsiveness and its customer service capabilities, in line with its store-culture of treating customers as if they are friends visiting your home.
The combination of reliable unique glasses, and friendly staff keeps me coming back.
I was staying in Georgetown for work and stepped on my glasses getting out of bed. Needed a new pair in a hurry and found the Georgetown Optician was just a few blocks from the Ritz-Carlton.
Ben L. helped me out and I was extremely impressed with the selection, product knowledge, and most importantly the one-day turnaround time on getting me a replacement pair of glasses.
I went with a pair of Mykitas, a brand I hadn't heard of until I arrived at the store, and wear them as my primary pair of glasses now. Ben and the team at Georgetown Optician saved the day and saved my trip. Thanks guys!
I enjoy being able to walk out of Georgetown Optician with a pair of glasses that's stylish without having to be a style expert myself. I appreciate their advice and steering that keeps me from going with something too bland. Finally, they were able to update my prescription quickly. Definitely worth the drive from MD.
Glaser Stephen R, Md
15235 Shady Grove Rd Rockville, MD
Was THE WORST Doctor's office experience in my 43 years of life. My daughter's appointment was at 10:30am... we waited in the waiting room til after 11:30am. They took us back and did a 10 minute eye exam and sent us BACK in to the waiting room. At 12:45pm we were still waiting!!??
I finally walked out...my daughter was hungry for lunch and I could see that all the techs were leaving to eat.