Riverside Eye Center in Columbus, Ohio with Reviews - YP.com
By: cbusmom
Central Ohio Eye Care Inc
Dr. Lamar Zigler is a good doctor and thorough, but, in my opinion, this office is more concerned about making money than in making happy customers who love their eyeware. I was charged for a contact lens exam after I specifically said I did not need one (I only needed glasses). The whole reason I specifically asked to NOT have a contact lens appointment was because I was so shocked at the cost of one at my last appointment. I was staying in the same lenses and just needed a renewed prescription, but for some reason I had to be "fitted" for the lenses that I had worn for years. The prices that they charge seem to be VERY inflated as well (much more than what my insurance company will cover, and also much more than other offices I have now priced out.) The glasses that they made for me were way too big, and I could not see out of them properly (everything looked very tiny, I would get dizzy wearing them, and they fell way down below my nose so I constantly had to adjust them). I spoke with the eyeglass technician and her response was that I should keep them for a while and perhaps my eyes would adjust to them. The glasses were ridiculously expensive because I was talked into buying a designer brand, and after having them for over a year neither my eyes, nor the size of my head head has gotten "used to" these glasses. I have mostly worn contacts this past year, unless in an absolute emergency. I have since moved to a new doctor after going to this practice for a few years. They checked my glasses prescription and said the strength was wrong (much too strong) and that it was very obvious my glasses did not fit, nor could that frame fit my head (it was too wide).
By: Katie H.
Professional Eye Care Associates Inc
I guess I didn't know how great my old eye doctor was until I went to this place. I was forced to switch due to my Health Insurance provider being changed. I visited the Polaris office where I was given a prescription that was WAY too powerful for my eyes (this has never happened to me before in the 13 years I've worn contacts) so I had to return for a second visit. Basically had to give the doctor my old prescription and he went off of that. I was told I would get 20% off my contacts through my insurance, then when billing came around they told me my insurance covered nothing and they had no idea where they read that but it was false. I have never met such rude front desk staff in my life, they act like they would rather eat dirt than answer your questions, and if you ask more than one they have no issues revealing how annoyed they are with you. I'll be returning to my old eye doctor and buying supplemental insurance before I go back to this place.
By: allclear12
Professional Eye Care Associates Inc
The care is fine, but they are almost always behind schedule. They also like to change their mind on pricing - you'll get one price over the phone, and a higher one when you go in. Not sure if they just haven't trained their staff, or if it is a larger problem, but we're getting pretty tired of it. A 50% price increase is "just a little bit more" and "still a really good price", and their attitude is pretty much "your problem, not mine" if you point it out. My suggestion would be to go somewhere else.
By: Becky R.
Mid Ohio Eye Physicians & Surgeons
I have several family members who visit this office, and every one of them, every appointment takes hours. I currently have been in the waiting room 45 minutes, and I know from experience that once we get in a room we will wait that long or more. Once it was because they were learning an electronic record system. Once because someone was out ill. Always a reason. If you really like them, endure the wait. If you just need a routine eye exam, find someone more efficient.
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By: Charlene J.
Breslow Eye Care
A very thorough exam for our 11 year old daughter. Dr. Breslow helped her feel very comfortable with the exam and explained things to her. She absolutely LOVES her glasses (her first) and talks about them constantly. Dr. Breslow explained her eye condition and how it might progress as she ages and what we can do to help her vision. Overall a great experience. Highly recommended!
By: amyd56
Arena Eye Surgeons
I had the best experience w/this surgeon, and surgery than most of my past surgeries. Dr. Utrata was very professional and knowledgable, and made me feel confident about my surgery. The nurses and other staff were all friendly, and most accommodating. The Arena itself is really nice and well kept. I will be returning to Arena Eye Surgeons and to Dr. Utrata in the future.
By: diner96
Central Ohio Eye Care Inc
I would highly recommend Dr. Lamar Zigler and his staff. I have been going to this doctor for almost 20 years. Dr. Zigler is a great doctor and they have wonderful opticians and contact lens technicians. Not the least expensive place in town but it is worth the cost for the quality of care.
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By: Brian M.
Gahanna Vision Center
This place was great! I needed my glasses adjusted and not being a client wasn't sure if they could help me. I walked in and asked, and was helped immediately. The girl helping me was very nice and did a fantastic job on adjusting them to my liking.
By: Victoria B.
Mid Ohio Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Lovely, clean, modern facility with state of the art equipment. Friendly knowledgeable staff and wonderful doctors. Five stars all the way except the wait times. Bring a good book......or three. Appointment times are meaningless. Allow several hours.
By: osufan12
Columbus Eyecare Associates
It was my first pair of glasses..ever. I never felt rushed. The doctor explained everything in great detail. I am upset that my 20/20 is no more but they made it easier for me.
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While the first appointment is the most comprehensive, the majority of appointments with an ophthalmologist begin with a basic eye exam followed by a refraction to test if glasses are needed. Other tests might include an eye muscle coordination exam, a check of pupil response and peripheral vision, slit lamp microscope test to look at the anterior segment of the eye, and an intraocular pressure assessment.
Most eye doctors will charge different amounts for their services, but a basic eye exam with an ophthalmologist can range from $50 to $300. Additional tests and treatment will add to the price.
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