THE DIRECTORY OF OPTOMETRISTS & OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Eyewear & Opticians
10400 Connecticut Ave Kensington, MD
This is the second time I stopped by Wood Opticians for help with my frames. They found a matching nose cushion thing to replace the missing one. Once again, no charge and they even gave me a free bottle of lens cleaner. My next pair of glasses will be purchased here.
But they're not cheap.
Wilmer Eye Center
Ophthalmologists, Laser Eye Surgery/Lasik
7315 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD
Caring staff and doctors. Nice clean office, very professional.
Parking unfortunately is terrible.
Wink Eyecare Boutique
1095 Seven Locks Rd Potomac, MD
Love, Love this office! Very professional, appointments always on time, great staff. They make you feel like you are the only patient. Dr Cohn and Amy have a great talent picking out frames that fit your face. Fabulous glasses and sunglasses. Two thumbs up!
I had the best, best, best eyeglasses experience here. My husband and I went together, and had our eye exams. Dr. Cohn was gentle and efficient. Then the team took charge and picked out frames that truly suited me -- and that I never would have picked for myself. Kim was fantastic at selecting just the right thing without my having to lift a finger. It was like a champagne shopping experience, but for glasses! Prices were surprisingly on par with other places I've bought glass, but the service and experience were far superior. I'm so excited for my new frames to come in!
Okay, how much do I love Wink? SO much so that this is the first non-restaurant establishment that I've ever reviewed. Last year after having a less than stellar experience at MyEyeDr on Rockville Pike, I decided to shop around before I spent my hard-earned FSA. After narrowing my selections down to two local optometry digs, I noted that Wink's website had a link to request an appointment online. Being busy with school, work, and baby, the online appointment request won me over by a landslide. I emailed around 3:45-4PM. At 4:25PM, I received a phone call from the ever-vibrant Amy, who scheduled me at my request for a same-day appointment at 5:30 with Dr. Cohn.
I arrived in the shopping center where Wink is located. It's in a tucked away location near the new Harris Teeter and Lifetime Fitness off of Seven Locks Rd. There's also a Walgreen's, Starbuck's, and Amici Miei (MMMmm)...
As soon as I walked in, I made a beeline for the display glasses since there were some people paying at the front. As soon as she was free, Amy greeted me warmly and I filled out the usual paperwork. While my insurance was being verified, I tried on a few pairs of glasses.
Then I met the wonderful Dr. Cohn who looks like a Barbie... an Optometrist Barbie. I felt at ease with her big smile and sweet disposition. I described my hellacious experience at MyEyeDr, and voiced my concerns about having too weak of a prescription. My vision has always been significantly worse in my right eye, and I was afraid that I would have to get a monocle. Dr. Cohn listened and answered any questions I had about having contact lenses for my astigmatism, laser correction, and prescription sunglasses. I was impressed with how high-tech everything at Wink was compared to MyEyeDr. Best of all, there wasn't that annoying machine that blows puffs of air into your eyeball.
They had a green laser machine that photographs the inside of your eyeball which costs $40, but since I had FSA covering it, I didn't really mind the additional cost. Peace of mind knowing I had healthy eyeballs was worth it.
After the speedy and thorough eye exam, Dr. Cohn stayed with me and helped me pick out frames instead of handing me off to someone else. I told her the more color, the better. She opened drawers and sorted through which ones might strike my fancy. The selection at Wink is outstanding, and they have frames that I've never seen in any of the eyeglasses display windows that I walk by at the mall or when I'm out shopping. Everytime I tried a new pair on, she would look and give me her opinion. When we had picked out our three favorites, Dr. Cohn asked Amy and another doctor for their opinions. We decided on a royal blue plastic and red titanium pair by Jean LaFont.
The total would have been over $1300 without insurance. I ended up paying just under $500, and I would pay it again despite the fact that MyEyeDr only ran me $275. If you have a bunch of money left in your FSA that you will lose anyway if you don't spend it, I strongly recommend Wink Eyecare Boutique. Going to Wink was not just crossing something off the To-Do List, it was a FUN experience. While I paid, Amy even offered to clean my old grimy, embarrassingly-smudged scratched glasses that I had on. I left the place feeling great, and excited to get my glasses.
On Saturday, Amy contacted me letting me know that my glasses were in. It is now three days later and I've received a ton of compliments on my awesome frames. The best part of this whole experience is knowing that I won't have to look any further for an optometry place that I trust! I've already referred a friend today :) Thank you Amy! Thank you Dr. Cohn! Thank you WINK!
Update: I just called MyEyeDr in Bethesda to find out about scheduling an appointment, and they informed me that the exam costs $69, it will be covered by my Tricare insurance, and that they won't charge me if they can't determine my son's prescription.
I should have gone to MyEyeDr instead of Wink!
Wink is located close to where I work and they take my vision care insurance so I decided to give it a try. I agree with the previous reviewers that were impressed with the new equipment. I really makes an eye-exam quicker and more comfortable. Dr. Cohn really gives you personal attention and explains everything so well.
They also have one of the best frame selections around. I get lots of compliments on my glasses and several times when I have noticed other peoples frames they told me they got them at Wink too!
Walmart Vision Center
45415 Dulles Crossing Plz Sterling, VA
The doctors are great and the price is right.
Most of the optometrists in this area love to slip in hidden fees here and up-charges there. It is not so at the Walmart Vision Center. The prices are clearly listed in the store and also in the vision center. There are no surprises.
There are two optometrists on staff, Doctors Kim and Morgensen. Both are nice and professional. As the practice itself does not dispense glasses or contacts directly (that is handled by the broader store's optical department), there is no incentive to sell you on gimmicks. You get what you need, and will work best for you.
Scheduling is pretty easy. On some days, they can even accommodate walk-ins.
They accept a variety of insurance plans, but even the listed prices are a deal.
Save yourself some surprises elsewhere, and stop in with them for your vision care needs.
Weinstein Eye Associates
RR 301 Waldorf, MD
My wife went by while I was at work and they produced my glasses. I would like to keep my current 1 star rating. They still suck.
Ordered an item but did not get it when promised. Checked with other eye glass businesses and found them to be much cheaper for the same item. Requested a discount but was offered only a small one. I requested my money back and they required a 20% restocking fee even though I never had possession of it. In the end they did refund all of my money. Based on that I changed the rating to two stars.
I received three phone calls on 2/12 to confirm my 2/13 appointment and that they planned to be open. The receptionist made sure to confirm that IF the office closed early due to inclement weather on 2/13, they would CALL ME to reschedule. Well--no call received, so I figured they must be open. I called their office twice today (because I don't want to be charged a penalty for not showing up for my appointment) and their phone greeting says "Hi -sorry we can't answer your call right now because we are helping another patient right now and cannot answer your call. Please leave a message and we will call you right back...." I even call to say I'm running late cause of the weather-same message. I arrived at their office at 2:40 PM on 2/13 and see a sign on their door "OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPENING 2/13 AT 12PM DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER".
Guess what... THEY'RE CLOSED! How professional. Now I get to drive back home in that inclement weather that they could not make it through today and I get to call and schedule a new appointment at THEIR convenience. (Seriously-I understand the decision to close due to weather but you could not call customers to notify them or even change your greeting? Was that too much to ask after notifying customers multiple times of your intent to be open and to notify of closures???).
If there were an option for negative stars, I would give it. I first came to see Dr. Aaron
Weinstein after I experienced blurred vision in Jan. 2010. He told me that I had a Posterior Vitreous Detachment, which he assured me was very common and not a problem unless iI noticed a sudden change in vision such as new floaters. I experienced what seemed like hundreds of new floaters on March 12, 2010, along with some loss of vision. I called Weinstein Ass. Immediately to tell Dr. Aaron Weinstein the new developments in my vision. He was booked and would not see me until the following day. His wife, Dr. Melinda Weinstein saw me on March 13th and diagnosed a retinal detachment, for which I had emergency surgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Now that I know more about retinal issues, I know that Dr. A. Weinstein should have suggested that I have cryopexy, or freezing of the PVD, to avoid a full detachment. Knowing my retinal history, he should certainly have seen me as an emergency visit the day I first called with complications. I probably shouldd have sued him for medical malpractice.