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"I was in and out of the office within 20 minutes. I completed the initial paperwork and waited just a few minutes to see the doctor. I explained to him that my" last two pairs of glasses were progressive lenses and that I did not adjust to them and wanted glasses with physical lines. I felt I needed traditional multi-focal lenses. At no time did he ask what I do for a living or how I used the readers that I had with me. I was using over the counter readers to read and use the computer, since I was unable to adjust to the previous progressive glasses. He completed the exam and I chose a pair of frames. The prescription was made for bifocals, so I thought that maybe the previous two exams (glasses) were wrong and since I was getting along with the readers, I didn't question his prescription. When I picked up the glasses, they were adjusted and I asked how I was to see the computer. I was told I should be able to see the screen using the top portion of the lenses. I was able to see distance through the top and read small print using the bottom portion, but when I tried to view the computer screen, I was unable to see it properly. I had to continually switch between the old readers and the new bifocals which was causing eye strain and headaches. I called and let them know I was having problems with the glasses. They said they would resubmit to the insurance company and call me back. The insurance company denied making new lenses and the office stated that since I did not tell them I needed trifocals, this was my problem. I feel that letting the doctor know that I previously had progressive lenses and I wanted traditional multi-focal lenses he would know, or at least inquire about my needs. I was told this was my fault and if I wanted trifocals, I would have to pay for new lenses. Since the bifocals were not going to work, I paid to have proper lenses made. I can see with no problem with the trifocal lenses. It seems to me that since he is the "expert", he should have either asked more questions to determine my needs or at least inquired as to why I had progressive lenses in the past. Since I am not the "expert" in the eye care field, I felt that I could trust his findings during my exam. If he had done his job properly, my insurance would have covered the proper lenses, but since they had just paid for bifocals, they would not pay for another pair of lenses to be made unless the entire transaction was reversed and started over. The office staff was not willing to do this. While I now have glasses that allow me to see properly, I do not feel that I should have had to pay for the trifocal lenses. This was the doctor's error. If he had done his job, I would have had the proper lenses the first time.

-Jodi D.

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"Explained the situation to the doctor (that I had laser surgery) and needed her to complete MD MVA form. She was more than helpful, very efficient. The staff was" excellent in scheduling the appointment, calling my insurance to determine what/how much was covered for services/eye glasses, and went the extra mile to help me choose glasses to my preference. They did not waste my time.

-Jeanette H.

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I apologize, but eyeglasses fall under our Eye Care - Optometry which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.
 
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Hi,

This is Kyle K from Member Care. I'm happy to help!

I apologize, but optometrists fall under our Eye Care category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.

If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Optometry reviews in El Cajon

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I would highly recommend this office because every employee I encountered was very professional and even more than that, very caring people. No matter what the need, they tried to accommodate. I have very small eyes, and had tried another Dr. for contact lens, but just gave up. Then someone told me about Dr.
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, so I tried him. After 4 different types of contact lens and numerous trips to his office, Dr.
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was successful in finding a pair that I could tolerate. I am so thankful for his patience, persistence, and knowledge because I love my contacts! As a matter of fact, it is time to go back and have an eye exam and I look forward to seeing Dr.
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and his staff again!
- Gloria M.
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we've used this provider for over 10 years and are extremely satisfied. The staff is fantastic, the doctor is very professional and we could not be happier with the service they have provided to our family.
- jaime B.
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Superb experience. Very pleasant and welcoming office environment. Not rushed. The doctor took plenty of time to explain everything clearly. Excellent office staff--helpful and friendly. The exam was thorough. I was very pleased with my new prescription for eyeglasses. I got one new pair of eyeglasses there as well as a couple additional sets of new lenses for glasses I already owned. They notified me promptly when everything arrived. Truly the best optometry practice I have ever visited. I plan to go there every year from now on. Really nice, competent, and dedicated people to work with.
- Mitzi L C.
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I went in for a new prescription for reading and everyday progressive lenses. I was able to get an appointment the same day. The exam was thorough and she took her time during the exam and with me to be sure I got the best results.
I was impressed and would recommend her to others.
- Pamela P.
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We won't be going back - I have been to him for probably 6-7 years. I've seen this particular doctor (who I think owns the practice), I think 3 times. The other optometrist has left, I liked him a lot better. I can't say anything good, and neither can my husband (who I persuaded to go with me).

My husband even made a call to our insurance company to complain about how bad they were. He used to work in insurance, and they repeatedly told us things weren't covered, and I'm positive they are.

We spend more time as repeat patients filling out forms and signing things than we did actually having our eye exams. We both have good eyesight, but we're wondering if we really got a decent eye exam, so I'm contemplating paying out of pocket to go somewhere else. It was very clear that once he realized we didn't want to buy prescription 1.5 reading glasses and instead get them from the drug store, it was like he wouldn't give me the time of day.

It seemed like he was just out to sell his product, and once he saw we were educated and questioned him, he had no use for us, which is fine. Very dissatisfied.
- Beth E.
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Dr.
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was very helpful when I had an unusual eye problem arise. They squeezed me into a busy schedule for the problem. She sent me for the proper tests, told me what to expect, gave me referrals to other doctors. The staff is friendly and the exams are thorough and I couldn't be more satisfied with the care received from Dr.
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- Jo Ann R.
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I went to him because he was close. I got glasses and contacts. I wanted an adjustment in my glasses and them my lens got crack. They should have given me a better customer.
- Karen O.
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Everyone took plenty of time and I received a detailed eye exam and received a new prescription for eyeglasses. I'm very happy with the results and the person who helped me select a flattering frame did a wonderful job. Lots of compliments on my new glasses!
- JANE & KEVIN C.

Optometrists in El Cajon, CA

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4S Eyecare

10531 4S Commons Dr
San Diego

Buenaventura, Dr. Grace

2001 4th Ave
San Diego

Bytomski, Dr. Barbara H.

9320 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego

Chesner, Dr. Louis E.

2404 Madison Ave
San Diego

Clairemont Optometry

9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego

College Grove Optometry

3408 College Ave
San Diego

Complete Family Vision Care

5075 Ruffin Rd Ste B
San Diego

Cook, Dr. Joel L.

9320 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego

COSTCO

4605 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

Costco Optical

101 Town Center Pkwy
Santee

Dr. Deborah Prince OD

3150 Rosecrans Pl # 200
San Diego

Dr. Robert J Okamura OD

1947 Fern St
San Diego

Dr. Robert L. Grazian, OD

9727 Mission Gorge Road
Santee

Dr. Selby Optometry

9516 Miramar Road
San Diego

Eye Center of La Jolla

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Eye Specialists of Escondido

201 W Valley Pkwy
Escondido

Eye-Conic Optometry

2020 Camino Del Rio N. 109
San Diego

Golden Triangle Optometric Center

4009 Governor Drive
San Diego

Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute

8910 University Center Lane, Suite #800
San Diego

Great Eye Glasses

524 San Anselmo
San Anselmo

GROSSMONT VISION CENTER OPTOMETRY

5500 GROSSMONT CENTER DR
La Mesa

Grosso, Dr. Ernest J.

9025 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee

Guarnotta, Dr. Michael

1071 Broadway
El Cajon

Hillier, Dr. Melissa C.

7898 Broadway
Lemon Grove

Ho, Dr. Hoang

4840 Shawline St
San Diego

Iwamoto, Dr. Denis T

9186 MIRA MESA
San Diego

Kaiser Permanente

3875 Avocado Blvd
La Mesa

Kaiser Permanente Optical

8080 Parkway Dr
La Mesa

Kan, Dr. Irene O

4405 Vandever Ave
San Diego

Kasanoff, Dr. David M.

7339 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa

Keltner, Dr. Rachelle M.

7875 Highland Village Pl
San Diego

Klein, Dr. Cristine

4405 Vandever Ave
San Diego

La Jolla Eye Care

4150 Regents Park Row
La Jolla

La Mesa Vision Care Center

8007 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa

Le, Dr. Jacquelin

16615 Dove Canyon Rd
San Diego

LENSCRAFTERS

539 PARKWAY PLZ
El Cajon

LensCrafters - Courtyard

11134 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego

LensCrafters Inc

4353 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego

Levy, Dr. Phillip

5020-B Baltimore Dr
La Mesa

Luskin, Dr. Stephen A.

1018 Grand Ave
San Diego

McIntyre, Dr. Debra L.

280 E 3rd Ave
Escondido

Millennia Medical Management

PO BOX 211091
Chula Vista

Nguyen, Dr. Quang H.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Niederberger, Dr. Anita

1400 E Palomar St
Chula Vista

NVISION Laser Eye Centers

3655 Nobel Drive, Suite 130
San Diego

Okamura Decker & Associates

1947 Fern St
San Diego

Owen, Dr. James

681 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas

Pack and Bianes Vision Care Optometry

890 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista

Plattner, Dr. Kim

5990 Santo Rd
San Diego

Pro-Med Intro Healthcare

2031 Orange Ave
Costa Mesa

Robbins, Dr. Shira

9415 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla

San Diego Eye Institute

3298 Governor Dr Unit 22262
San Diego

San Diego Lasik

926 8th Ave
San Diego

Sandler, Dr. Earl

9320 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego

Schild, Dr. Kenneth A.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Clinic - Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego

Scripps Clinic - Torrey Pines

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Health

4275 Campus Point Ct
San Diego

Scripps Health - Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla

9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Sears Optical

565 Broadway
Chula Vista

Sears Optical

2561 El Camino Real
Carlsbad

Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group

16950 Via Tazon
San Diego

Sharp Rees-Stealy Otay Ranch

1400 East Palomar St.
Chula Vista

Shaw, Dr. Basanti

255 N Elm St
Escondido

Siberian Health International

8915 Towne Centre Drive Suite 116
San Diego

Smith, Dr. Philip B.

1855 1st Ave
San Diego

Southern Indian Health Council

4058 Willows Rd
Alpine

Tam T Le O.D, Inc

1711 East Valley Pkwy 109
Escondido

The Eye Pharmacy - Dallas

707 Broadway
San Diego

The LASIK Vision Institute - La Mesa

8881 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa

The LASIK Vision Institute - San Diego

1711 Valley Pkwy
Escondido

Thompson, Dr. John

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Tornatore, Dr. Charles W.

16950 Via Tazon
San Diego

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Werner Optometry, APC

2650 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon

WEST COAST EYE CARE ASSOCIATES

450 FLETCHER PKWY
El Cajon

Yang, Dr. Diane

13373 Poway Rd
Poway

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