Dr. Gretchen Brewer, originally from the Pittsburgh area, graduated with honors from Washington & Jefferson College in 1995. She received a B.S. and Doctor of
Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and graduated in 1999. After completing school, she started her career in the Washington, D.C. area but returned to Philadelphia where she has been practicing for the last 8 years.
Dr. Brewer is therapeutically trained and is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. She also fits contact lenses and works with specialty lenses such as rigid gas permeables, bifocals and astigmatism lenses.
Dr. Brewer also works with patients of all ages and participates in the Infant See Program. She is currently a member of the PCOS, AOA, POA, and Alldocs organizations. Dr. Brewer has also been an active participant in the Gift of Sight program and been on two international missions. Dr. Brewer currently resides in Abington, Pa. with her husband and children.…
Everyone in there were so nice and helpful. I definately found my new eye doctor!!!!
Less than a year agoby a Verified Patient
I wouldn't not recommend this place or Dr. Brewer, but I also wouldn't recommend it either. To start, Dr. Brewer's staff was very nice! They greeted me right away, were polite and helpful in regards to paper work I needed to fill out and handling insurance. Also, when I had my pre-screen testing, the staff member explained exactly what everything was for, and made me feel comfortable during the exam. However, there was a mishap and another staff member sent another patient back to Dr. Brewer before me, even though my appointment was first. After realizing her mistake, she did apologize which I appreciated.
In regards to Dr. Brewer, she was nice enough, answered my questions and the actual visit with her was quite speedy but thorough (much appreciated). My only critique is that she was the only doctor there, and from my appointment time until I left there were four other patients who came. If you're going to schedule that many patients around the same time, I just feel that at least two doctors should be on hand so that if - and usually when - things go wrong a person's wait time is not delayed by 30 mins. Overall, if you're not in a rush I think this is a good eye doctor to go to, if you are though I might try somewhere else.
Oh, and one more thing. Although she is located in the Roosevelt Mall, she's located in the back of the LensCrafters. I feel that she should advertise this on her site, or instruct her staff to say this when a person calls and asks exactly where in the mall the practice is located (as I did). Saying it's in the back of the LensCrafters is much more helpful than saying near the Post Office and Uniform Store, especially to someone who booked their appointment on ZocDoc.
More than a year agoby a Verified Patient
I saw a different doctor, but very nice as well. Staff is friendly and they accept walk ins, which is great. Wait time was less that 20 min.