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Dr. Babak Hosseini, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

*Please expect a phone call from this office to confirm your appointment.* Dr. Hosseini is a Board-certified Optometrist with Visionary Eye Doctors providing Primary Eye Care, Contacts lens evaluations and Surgical Co-Management. Dr. Hosseini's expertise includes fitting a variety of specialty contacts, including complicated Keratoconus and post-surgical fittings. Dr. Hosseini integrates his public health background into each patient visit while promoting preventive care to provide optimal eye health for all his patients. Above all, Dr. Hosseini is passionate about preserving vision and encourages preventive care for all. Dr. Hosseini earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he was awarded High Honors and a membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. His clinical training included ocular disease diagnosis and management at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital, low vision and rehabilitation at The Eye Institutes in Philadelphia, primary care and anterior segment management at Visionary Ophthalmology, posterior segment management at Select Eye Care, and specialty contact lenses at Eye Doctors of Washington. Board-certified, American Board of Optometry, B.S., Optometric Science, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry; Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park MD Internship: Public Health Specialist at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD; Doctor of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, PA Dr. Hosseini is active in the Persian community and enjoys cultural activities. He enjoys participating and collaborating with public health advocacy and preventive eye health care.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • National Institutes of Health (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Maryland Optometric Association

Awards and publications

  • Magna Cum Laude, School of Public Health
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225390446

Office locations

Visionary Eye Doctors

4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 125

Washington, DC 20008

Visionary Eye Doctors

26135 Ridge Road

Damascus, MD 20872

Visionary Eye Doctors

11300 Rockville Pike, Ste 1202

Rockville, MD 20852

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the staff was friendly and did great helping me with getting glasses. only down side was i was in the office waiting to be seen for almost two hours. i didn’t mind waiting but it seemed very busy
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Excellent doctor. ..I would recommend him to friends
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Excellent Doctor!! Highly recommended!!
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Very knowledgeable and helpful
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Dr. Hosseini was very professional and helpful but the wait time was absurd. I have been to this practice twice now and one visit took 1.5 hours and the other took 2.5 hours. I also didn’t like that it felt likea certain brand of daily contacts was being pushed on me despite me saying I didn’t dailies, but it’s still my choice so it doesn’t matter too much.
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I think it’s not possible to find the better one than Dr Babak,He is so professional .He takes care about every detail and exam everything.His prescription works very good. I recommend him pretty sure.
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He’s attentive and if you care enough about yourself he’ll show interest in your health as well. He’s great.
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The technician was very nice and patient. Professional through the entire assessment and took time to listen. In my opinion ,the doctor however, rushed through the conversation when explaining the results of the testing. There is a lot of emphasison insurance plans--- It's a rather posh establishment and very busy.
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He is very nice and professional. He listened to all my question and answered very well. I will recommend him to all my friends also.
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Dr. Babak Hosseni was very nice and professional. He took his to listen and answered all of my question. The only thing I’m not happy about is the wait and receptionist ( Amy ) was very unprofessional and rude. Everyone else was very nice and loving.
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I love this doctor and his staff! I have been seeing Dr. Hosseini since 2014. He is always very kind and professional, a pleasure to talk to and incredibly thorough - he makes sure to explain everything and answer questions. Healso has me come in for follow up appointments to make sure everything is ok after the initial appointment. Dr. Hosseini is very helpful and really cares about the health of my eyes. You can tell he is a very skilled optometrist and enjoys what he does. Staff is kind, helpful and checking in is always super easy!
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Dr Hosseini was very good, and kind and answered all my questions. I had to wait nearly an hour and a half for about 7 minutes of face time (I had a simple problem so I'm sure he would've spent moretime if I needed it). They had an electronic check in which I thought was nice/easy. No magazines in the waiting room! Not a big deal but weird!
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I wish I could rate Dr. Hosseini separate from the clinic itself. Dr Hosseini was great, very pleasant and professional. However, his staff, wait time and overall office logistics could use some work. Let me also clarify that this review isfor a doctor's eye exam, contact fitting and contact purchase. Step 1: You arrive, sign in through a machine and wait to be called. All is good. Step 2: You are sent to a second waiting area...to then wait for the doctor in case waiting station #1 wasn't enough. Step 3: Doctor examines you (I only have praise and kudos for this part of the visit). Step 4: You're sent back to the front desk to pay for your doctor's visit. Step 5: You're sent back to a third waiting area to purchase contact lenses. This is the longest wait of them all by the way - which boggles my mind. They have so many people working there and only a few doctors. Admin tasks should move more swiftly/efficiently than the doctor's exam - just saying. Step 6: You're finally seen by one of the assistants to purchase contact lenses. And to your surprise, you have to pay for extra shipping for these lenses because unbeknownst to you, the doctor prescribed you lenses that they don't carry in the office....(at this point, i'm thinking "great, now i'm waiting another few days for my contacts and getting contacts on the spot was my reason for coming here.") Step 7: Contacts finally arrive to your house...with the wrong prescription. The assistant put in the wrong prescription for my right eye. Now, I'm not sure what to do. Needless to say, I'm never coming back here again.
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Very nice doctor and staff. Long waiting time.
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Hands down, the best eye doctor! Dr. Hosseini is knowledgeable, kind, and very effective.
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Dr. Hosseini was amazing -- his explanations and directions were clear and concise, his energy and demeanor were comforting, and because of them my eye has been saved from a pretty terrible situation. Can't recommend highly enough
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Hands down, Dr. Babak Hosseini is the best Optometrist ever!
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Scheduled an appointment for 430 and I was called to go early. I get there early and I still wasn't seen by the doc until 545. Rushed through the appointment. Silver lining is that his M.A.'s were very nice
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Dr. Hosseini is clearly very sharp and committed to getting his patients what they need. I was very impressed.
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Dr. Hosseini did the most thorough eye exam for me that I've had in years and I've been to a number of different optometrists. He is courteous, thorough, and shows a genuine interest in the well-being of his patients. Cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Dr Hosseini is a very good eye doctor.
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Perfect
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He was very amicable and addressed my concerns very well!
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Dr. Hosseini is an excellent doctor. He took the time to explain everything to me and his other patients. Highly recommend.
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I was charged for procedures that were not authorized or informed about. I went in for an annual exam and contact fitter, they charged for medical appointment & ex-ray in addition to the annual exam. They also billed my medical insurancein addition to VSP. I'm working with my insurance company to make sure they know of the fraud. The office has failed to call me back with and update on this situation.
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Excellent.
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Dr. Hosseini was extremely professional and very thorough.
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