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Dr. Allison Rand completed her undergraduate education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed a postgraduate internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rand went on to complete her residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York, Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed a fellowship in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she studied under the mentorship of Penny Asbell, M.D. Dr. Rand is the director of Ocular Surface Diseases at the Rand Eye Institute. She is experienced in the treatment of dry eye disease, especially those patients who have been unable to have symptom relief with traditional therapies. She is well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious corneal diseases. She has significant knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of all stages of keratoconus and forms of irregular astigmatism. While at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, she was a primary investigator in the FDA clinical trial evaluating the safety of corneal collagen cross-linking, a novel therapy for keratoconus. Dr. Rand specializes in cataract surgery for the correction of astigmatism and presbyopia, laser vision correction with LASIK and advanced surface procedures, corneal transplants including penetrating, DSAEK, and lamellar keratoplasty, pterygium surgery, and anterior segment reconstruction. She maintains a dedication to international surgical efforts, and recently returned from a mission to Vietnam in association with the Hawaiian Eye Foundation, where she performed adult and pediatric corneal transplants and taught advanced surgical techniques.
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Unfortunately I did not have a great experience at Rand Eye Institue. I understand Mondays are busy and I had new patient paperwork to be done, however I've never been so disappointed in the scheduling of this office. My appointment was for 11:00AM I arrived 15 minutes prior for paper work and was only called for initial eye test at 12:37PM and then back into the waiting room to wait again to see Dr Allison Rand at 2:23PM . That is over a three hour wait. Several people in the waiting room were voicing their concern as well. The doctor herself is sweet, caring, and professional. However it is hard to overshadow the experience I had. Next time please call me and let me know the office is overbooked and I will gladly change my appointment time to be more suitable for both myself and the office.
Excellence doctor but I waited more than 4 hrs
I saw other professionals first, for various tests. Each seemed expert in his or her task. Dr. Allison Rand was professional, explained issues clearly and I like that she takes the cautious route to my eye health.
The entire appointment was amazing!! I will bring my family and friends there!!
It was an amazing experience they are really good doctors there love it
The whole staff should be commended for their professionalism , courtesy and promptness.
As a physician myself I was very impressed with the office and the fact they are accredited by the Joint Commission. This means that they take quality and patient safety very seriously. Dr. Rand was very thorough and had an excellent bedside manner. My only complaint was the wait time - which unfortunately tends to the be the case with most doctors.
The office was willing to bring me in earlier than the scheduled time after calling and asking about my condition. That was nice! Most of the appointment was by a very nice OD, Dr. Stephen Arnold. He was competent, compassionate and knowledgeable! Dr. Allison Rand, M.D. on the other hand, spent very little time with me, appeared rushed, talked very fast, and did not appear to have much time to listen to the patient. She seem competent in ophthalmology, so I will return for the follow-up appointment. I will use Rand Eye Institute again for my eye care but I might want to request a different ophthalmologist. I understand specialty physicians are very busy but Dr. Arnold did not make me feel like "just a number" while Dr. Allison Rand did!
The whole visit is lengthy but worth it. You really do get a medical exam on your eyes and Dr. Rand is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner as well as all the other doctors in her practice.
Very professional and thorough team! My wait time was long as I came in before my scheduled appointment early for a 'stand-by' appointment (basically, when they could see me). Overall, great experience; very friendly staff!
We are happy with Rand. They are very thorough. Wish the wait time was a bit better.
Please let me explain the wait, during the wait you are taken back and an intense amount of test are done to your eyes, in between each test you are asked to wait. We have never had a check up like this one before. So from the time we got there at 2 (appointment time) to the time we were done it was actually 4 and a half hours, but I will be doing my dads surgery there and could not be happier with the professionalism and care they took to explain his condition.
Great all the way around. Everyone was wonderful
She is a good Doctor, they are good professional.
Very nice and professional service, but very slow.
Dr. Kassidy seemed too young so I was a little nervous, but he seemed very competent and had an excellent bedside manner. I would highly recommend him. Dr. Rand saw me after but for just a short time. Both doctors were great.
My wife saw her she was very professional and competent. She instilled a feeling of trust. My wife walk away feel completely satisfied that she was treated in a first class way
The Facility was very nice and the staff was courteous. Dr.Rand did a full and complete work-up on my vision.
The doctor was very pleasant. She helped me tremendously with the problem that I had . The staff was great.
It was a very interesting visit meeting a lot of different doctors and meeting Dr. Rands.
It was a pleasant experience.
The visit surpassed all my expectations. I previously visited two other doctors for the same reason, but neither can even remotely approach the level of professionalism and courtesy one experiences at the Rand Eye Institute. Dr. Allison Rand is knowledgeable, confident, attentive, unhurried, compassionate, and, based on my talks with people on whom she already operated, is highly skilled. People were obviously happy with the results of their surgeries.
VERY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE AND WELL RUN. ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
I thought all the staff were high level professionals. It was the most extensive eye exam I ever had. I was given several options concerning cataract surgery and each option was explained to me in length. I chose one and will be having that one in the coming weeks.
Professional and experienced. Knew what to prescribe.
Had a great experience and everyone was very helpful
excellent would recommend it to a friend
I so enjoyed the experience, very professional even light humor to ease anxiety. Only thing I would change it that, all fees, copays etc would be advised in advanced.
very impressive set up, very impressive staff
It was a pleasent visit and informative, concerning my condition.
Very thorough, and answered all of my questions. Great professional staff. Responsive to my need to make changes, etc. Everyone was courteous and helpful.
She is an excellent doctor. However the office's ability to electronically send a prescription is extremely poor.
I must say that this was the best over all eye exam I've ever had. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I am hoping a friend of mine will switch to the Rand Eye Institute. I feel she will get the most up to date care there.
she was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful
Everyone is very friendly but the first appointment is incredibly long and you are not warned. Just be aware.
She was great, good diagnostician. However, by the time I saw her, I had waited 45 minutes in the waiting room, another 20 minutes in an exam room, then after the tests, sat in the waiting room for another 40 minutes, then when all the exams were over, had to wait 20 minutes just to check out and pay! I was patient but it was a bit much.
Very professional and caring
Impressed with the facility and with the staff
I was really pleased with the service at Rand Institute and I would reccommend to my relatives and friends.