Doctor and Optical Shop Recommendations

This page is an experiment that I’ve decided to try after receiving a number of requests for recommendations for doctors and glasses shops.  I am trying to collect doctors and glasses retailers that our reader recommend.  Please know that these are only recommendations based on personal experiences – different people may have very different experiences at the same place, and being listed here does not indicate any kind of official endorsement by Little Four Eyes.

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Have a for an eye doctor that’s amazing or a glasses shop that’s spectacular?  Fill out this form and I’ll add the information to this page.  I’m only looking for positive recommendations – doctors you’ve loved, or places you’ve gotten great service and great glasses.

Eye care and Eye glasses providers – if you would like to be listed, please ask a patient or customer to fill out the recommendation form.

I’m organizing this page by location, and any and all locations are welcome!

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Recommendations

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United States

Arizona

Ophthalmologist

Mesa, AZ: Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialist, PLC.

Colorado

Optometrist

Golden, CO: Dr. Lawrence Kaufman

California

Eye Glasses Shop

San Diego, CA: Eyes For Kids

Illinois

Eye Glasses Shop

Chicago, IL: Aardvark Eyewear

Mattoon, IL: Illinois Express Eyecare

Ophthalmologist

Chicago, IL: Dr. Lawrence Kaufman

Optometrist

Normal, IL: Dr. Terri Rieger & Dr. Michelle R. Willenbring – They specialize in children with special vision needs, learning-related vision problems, Downs Syndrome, and Autism.

Florida

Eye Glasses Shop

Tampa, FL: Bright Eyes Kids

Optometrist

Tampa, FL: Dr. Bonilla-Warford

Maryland

Ophthalmologist

Frederick and Rockville: Dr. Stephen R. Glaser

Minnesota

Eye Glasses Shop

Twin Cities, MN: Glasses Menagerie

Edina, MN: Eyewear SpecialistsNOTE, the reader who recommended this shop has requested that they be removed due to poor customer service that they received -Ann Z, 24-May-2010.

Ophthalmologist

Twin Cities, MN: Dr. Nancy Benegas – HealthPartners

New York

Eye Glasses Shop

New Palz, NY: Austin Ryan Optika

Oregon

Eye Glasses Shop

Portland, OR: Casey Eye Institute

Pennsylvania

Ophthalmologist

Philadelphia, PA: Dr. Mills and Dr. Forbes from CHOP Ophthalmology

Washington

Eye Glasses Shop

Bainbridge Island, WA: Eyeland Optical

Ophthalmologist

Bainbridge Island, WA: Bainbridge Eye Physicians


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19 responses to “Doctor and Optical Shop Recommendations

    • We’ve been referred to Dr. Amita Bhatt as well and saw her during a couple of visits. The eye exams she does are spectacular, but I haven’t been able to find much info on the Doc, when I researched her. Are you pleased with her and the results, Carol?

      P.S. Like her optometrist too — Bob Owens (same office).

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      • Hi Helen, We’ve never seen Bob Owens but we saw another optham. and he was awful so that is why we switched to Dr. Bhatt. What issues does your child have? Mine are very myopic. They are three. Carol

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    • My 2 yr old is far-sighted (+3) and has amblyopia. Although I’m still confused over the actual diagnosis. Dr. Bhatt is the only PO that we’ve ever seen (and she was recommended by our Ped. who’s right next door to her at NWH, and, though she seems very good, I feel we’ve never even tried to search for anyone else). Who recommended Dr. Bhatt to you?

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      • I went to that office since I was nine years old so since i knew the other dr’s I decided to take my kids to her. There’s another in Franklin, Dr. John Hatch who is very good.

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  1. Can I un-recommend Eyewear Specialists in Edina, MN? They had good prices – but their customer service is TERRIBLE!

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  2. Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts (Opthalmology also has satellite offices in Waltham, Peabody, and Lexington, MA)

    We see Dr. Danielle LeDoux in the Peabody satellite office. She has such a way with young children and explains everything to parents very well. (including by phone, if parents aren’t able to ask questions during difficult appointments)

    My kids love her, even though she dilates their eyes once a year — and that’s saying something! When my daughter was younger, we saw Dr. Deborah Vanderveen, she is also outstanding.

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  3. I also recommend The Glasses Menagerie in Minneapolis. They had a good selection, excellent service, and the shop specializes in children’s eyewear.

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  4. Can anyone recommend an optical store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that specializes or has a vast selection of kids’ frames?

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    • Pina Serrani at 905-627-8811 is fantastic. She is based in Dundas ON (just outside of Hamilton). If you don’t mind the drive, she is excellent (and great with my son)… she also enjoys patient education and was happy to answer all of my questions.

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  5. Illinois Eye Center, specifically Dr. Lichtenstein is spectacular with children! My son Payton (4 years), has Sensory Processing Disorder and he made him so comfortable, he even had him giggling like crazy!

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    • OMG where???! Been looking for these, what’s the name of the store? Where in NJ? Do you know if they’ll mail me frames?

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