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For Dr. Alan L. Hymowitz, eyeglasses and contact lenses are not the end of an office visit - they are the start of a successful doctor-patient relationship. Over the past 25 years, he has developed a large group of satisfied patients through his extensive Hispanic bilingual optometry practice in Atlanta. He accomplished this by dealing with eyes but most importantly, by caring for people.
Dr. Hymowitz is highly experienced in treating and managing ocular diseases including cataracts, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconnus and ocular trauma. He is especially familiar with contact lenses for “hard to fit” patients.
He also partners with leading area eye surgeons in co-managing patients before and after such procedures as lasik, photorefractive keratotomy (PRK), multifocal implants, pterygium removal and corneal transplants.
When not caring for his patients in Atlanta, Dr. Hymowitz is often providing quality eye care as part of mission trips with the OneSight Foundation. He has traveled to such locations as Laos, Cambodia, Tunisia, and Bolivia. Closer to, he is active in local volunteer projects that provide free vision care to Atlanta’s underprivileged schoolchildren. Dr. Hymowitz was the first optometrist to receive the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Beacon of Hope award in 2010 for all of his volunteer humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Hymowitz finds time for hobbies that range from the arts to sports – for example, from playing piano and singing in community choirs to snowboarding and playing tennis.
Verified Patient Reviews
CleAn office nice staff answered all questions
Great experience! Everyone was super pleasant, professional and almost like a family. Super informative about my eyes as well!
Very knowledgeable and friendly Dr. Hymowitz and very kind staff, especially Victoria.
Very nice guy. Will make sure it gets done correctly.
As always, Dr. Hymowitz and his staff took excellent care of me. I had a thorough eye exam. My prescription is probably as close to perfect as humanly possible. I was able to find frames I love that strike a great balance between being interesting and not being distracting. I always recommend Eye Haven to my friends.
Love him and staff very thorough and high quality and staff is good
Very friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Hymowitz was very conversational, cordial, and very thorough with his examination. He did an excellent job in addressing my concerns, and made sure that I understood everything he was doing during my examination. Highly recommend!
Great, very professional.
I didn't see Dr. Hymowitz.... one of the other Doctor's in his office. She was excellent.
Dr H is very professional and very knowledgeable, makes u feel well-taken care of and does a very comprehensive exam.
I felt they did a thorough eye exam. Great experience. Go glad I discovered them.
Dr. Alan was very pleasant and thorough! He took his time during my eye exam and answered any questions I had. I was very happy with him as my Optometrist
Great experience. Very efficiently run office with super friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended!
Dr. Alan is a great doctor. I really appreciate his dedication to service.
He very through, good customer service...he is the best
This is an outstanding privately run office with a very thorough optometrist as well as all the staff who support ordering/booking and customer questions. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and they listened to the patient's questions, concerns, and history to provide the most accurate support. I will be back, they have an attention to detail here that is not found in many other places, and I appreciate that as a patient. They also have contact and frame selection that can go toe to toe with anyone in town if you tend to invest in your eyewear to best equip yourself for the Monday to Friday grind or just wanting to be fashionable, or both. They are not lacking for choices, and they'll help you find what you need.
Dr. Hymowitz was awesome! He took his time with me and reviewed my past history. His office staff is great and one of them sat with me and picked out a whole bunch of frames that looked good on my face. I will definitely keep going to him as my eye dr.
Both the Dr. and office staff were friendly and answered all my questions.
My visit to Dr. Hymowitz at Eyehaven was an overall very pleasant visit. The staff was very friendly and prompt when I arrived. Dr. Hymowitz met or exceeded all of my expectations of the visit. The only negative portion of the visit was being shown around the sales floor with the attempt to sell me new (and designer) eyeglasses despite stating many times that I wear glasses as little as possible.
My visit was fantastic, from start to finish! The lobby area was clean and tastefully decorated, which gave me a great first impression. The staff was friendly and courteous. Dr. Horowitz was very kind as well and even recommended a surgeon for my dry eye condition, which was something other doctors in the past told me I would simply have to live with. I will definitely be returning and will recommend Optica Universal to all of my friends.
My experience was not good enough, but I have to say that the staff in the reception was very nice and friendly. First, I filled out my patient information online, and they made me fill it out again at the office. Then, they made some exams, and I was told they had this sphere evaluation which helped to see the inside of my eye rather than dilating my eyes (I always do it even though is an extra $55 bucks, which insurances do not cover); and then I had to wait for an additional 30 minutes because the doctor I guess had many appointments at the same time (and btw it was not the doctor I made the appointment with, this was a lady). Then she checks on my eyes and tells me that she wants to look I to my eyes and dilate them, and I asked well I did the sphere exam, but she told me even though they had those pictures, that she wanted to look by herself, so I did it (an additional 45 minute wait), but then I did not find a reason why to do the other exam! At the end I spent between two hours to two hours and a half in there! Longest eye exam ever and ironically they made less exams compared to the other place I used to go (I tried this new place because my new insurance does not include the other place in their network), the exam is way more expensive, my contacts were three times more expensive, and I got dilated in addition to doing the sphere exam...not worth my time and money - usually I spend half of what I paid here and I get in and out in 30-40 minutes. I will change my insurance to somebody who includes my old doctor in the network so I can go back with them next year...
Very pleasant staff, friendly and professional.
A Great Experience!!! Very Please,
Quick and easy!
Very profssional & knowledgeable. State of the art equipment & technology
I absolutely enjoyed my experience at Eye Haven! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! I am very indecisive and has having a hard time making a decision on eyeglass frames, everyone took the time to help me make the right choice for my face!
I've been a patient of Dr. Hymowitz for a number of years now, and I've always been pleased with how well he listens and tries to meet my needs. I have a very strong prescription and he does everything to make it as close to perfect as possible.
I would highly recommend Dr. Hymowitz. He took the time to while giving me the exam to explain what was happening.
Alan was very attentive, knowledgeable, and I look forward to having better vision with my new glasses.
Better than expected!
Great dr. Very thorough and helpful. Been seeing dr. Hymowitz for two years now and am always happy with my experience here.
Dr. Hymowitz and his staff took excellent care of my vision needs. I have worn glasses and contacts for over 30 years so I have many experiences for comparisons. My experience at Eye Haven was truly top notch. They have very modern equipment and do a great job of explaining what is being measured. They also have a good selection of frames and provide great assistance helping you decide what works for you and looks good. Finally, the front desk staff was very efficient in filing insurance and going through the check-out process. I highly recommend Eye Haven for your next visit to the eye doctor!
Very competent and efficient - took the time to explain the details, charged a fair price, and didn't waste my time. What more can you ask? I don't speak Spanish, but it seemed to me that he was fluent. Certainly at the Buford Hwy store, everyone in the office seemed fluent to an English-only guy like me.
The most professional and well-done eye exam I've ever had. He seemed very educated about everything we discussed, and was very friendly. He seemed genuinely interested in me as a patient. I didn't feel like I was being rushed during the appointment either. Great all around.
Staff was professional. And I received my glasses on time. My prescription was a little off but I think its fine since I don't wear my glasses often.
Very professional, friendly, and knowledgable.
Excellent! I would definitely recommend Eye Haven
It was great. He explained everything and answered all my questions. Very friendly and professional. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Provided lots of assistance.
Alan and his staff are very friendly and helpful; however, the shop didn't open until several minutes after my appointment was to start (10am) vs the 9am opening time posted on the front door. I wasn't sure if they were even going to be open. After I was admitted, it took a bit more than 30 minutes past my appointment time to be seen. Once I was in however, it went very well and I had a good experience with the doctor and his assistants. I would use them again, but not sure I would recommend others because of the the other issues
Best experience ever with an eye doctor!
Lovely waiting room with original art works. Competent, friendly staff. I have been seeing Dr. Hymowitz for several years. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, warm and friendly and appears to remember me from previous visits.
Very good. Professional and helpful staff
Dr. Hymowitz is awesome!!!! You can tell he loves his career and devotes his time and expertise to his patients! he made me feel valuable and like I was his only patient...how refreshing! Thank you Dr. Hymowitz!!!! You are awesome and you run a great practice. Highly recommend! All the staff is great!
Very good would refer to Friends
I've been a patient for a few years now and he's always taken the time to explain everything I've asked about and answer any questions I had. I pay a lot for my prescription and his office staff always explain my costs and my insurance benefits.
Highly recommend - - excellent provider!!
He did an excellent job with my annual checkup explaining how each eye had changed over the pas year.
This was my first visit. Dr. Hymowitz was very helpful as well as his staff. I would recommend him if you are looking to get an eye exam.
Very professional and everything thoroughly explained
I think that Eye Haven does a great job, but the wait is always too long!
Everything you could want from a doctor staff and glasses selection. Very happy with my visit. Will return and recommend to all!
Easy, fast, and friendly
I have the utmost respect for, and confidence in, Dr. Alan Hymowitz.
Great Office Staff!! Very Pleasant!
He listened to my concerns.
The front desk staff was welcoming and courteous. My visit started as soon as I completed my paperwork. Dr. Hymowitz was very nice, professional and patient. He explained what he was doing and even repeated some tests just to make sure he actually had the correct measurements. The optician who helped me pick up my frames was also very helpful,but he seemed to have some trouble understanding what the my plan's discounts were for the different lens options and how to reflect everything on the invoice. Overall the service was great and I would return to this office for my next eye appointment.
I actually saw Dr. Patel, but she was still fantastic. And Robbie, the fellow who helped me pick my frames, was absolutely the BEST!
Doctor and office staff very efficient and cordial.
Very friendly and professional doctor. Frames and lenses may be a little on the expensive side because they are fashionable and high quality, so it is worth it. They do have a lot of hipster-type frames, since that is in fashion right now.
EVERYONE WAS GREAT!
Dr. Hymowitz is very thorough and gives you his full attention. I've been seeing him for at least 20 years. Highly recommended.
He and his staff were great!
Dr. Alan was excellent. He was nice and personable. Also, Robbie was very knowledgeable about the different designer glasses and how the frames fit on my face.
My appointment was great. It was amazing to see the professionalism in their staff. They were very helpful and nice. I will definitely visit that office for my next appointment.
I love coming to this office. The people are friendly and kind and Dr. Alan is the best!
There is a fantastic selection of frames, but the showroom is dark, making it difficult to see them.
The wait wasn't very long to see the doctor, maybe 10 minutes. He was very quick, concise and to the point. He worked well with my 5 year old. I would see him again.
Weary pleasant time spent at this doctor's office. You can fill, that hi is weary knowledgeable in his profession. I think, it is weary important, about any profession, especially for doctor.
Dr. Hymowitz is very personable and thorough. The high tech examination option is inexpensive and removes a lot of incoveinence(diolated pupils, etc.) with having your eyes tested.
Overall, Dr. Hymowitz and his staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating. Very nice office.
Alan is a very thorough and knowledgeable doctor. I trust his judgement! His new office & staff are 1st rate ... a great value also.
The facility is clean and nice. The staff is helpful and polite.
Very friendly and took the time to explain things in terms I could understand.
Professional and helpful staff.