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Dr. Barry Kay, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Barry Kay has over 35 years experience as an Optometric Physician in South Florida. For many of those years Dr. Kay served as chief of Optometry in a busy multi-doctor surgical practice where he specialized in advanced vision and medical eye care. He also served as a clinical assistant professor for Nova Southeastern College of Optometry. He is a past president of the Broward County Optometric Association and was selected as the Broward County Optometrist of the year in 1989. Dr. Kay’s eye training began at the University of Florida where he worked for the Department of Ophthalmology at Shands hospital during his undergraduate years. He went on to earn his Doctorate at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Kay is also quite active in his community. He is the past President of both the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Hollywood Business Association. Dr. Barry Kay’s philosophy is to listen carefully to the patient to determine their special needs. Dr. Kay will come up with the best solution to meet your individual requirements.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Florida (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • Broward County Optometric Association

Awards and publications

  • Broward Outreach Center Community Covenant Award, 2004
  • Hollywood Small Businessperson of the Year, 2002
  • Broward County Optometrist of the Year, 1989

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285619908

Office locations

Hollywood Eyes

2011 Harrison St

Hollywood, FL 33020

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Dr. Kay is amazing! I have been going to him for years and bring my children too. He has such a easy way of relating to everyone at any age.
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Dr Barry and his entire team are very personable, warm and welcoming as well as extremely professional. Because of that, I drive up all the way from down town Miami to Hollywood and never regret my visits.
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Very pleased. Fast, polite and competent service.
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Great experience took the time to try on different contact lenses to make sure I had the perfect fit would highly recommend this doctor very professional
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The office staff as well as Barry is always cheerfully waiting to help you ..I have been a patient for many years and will continue on being for many more. He is very knowledgeable in his field of study as well as very personable and interactive.
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I was a new patient and Dr. Kay spent an entire hour with me, answering questions, addressing concerns. Not at all rushed and very comprehensive.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Kay is very personable and keeps his patients well informed of their needs. He is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He's the best as his complete staff. Thanks Dr. Kay.
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This is a first class operation in downtown Hollywood. They use up-to-the-minute technology and have a wide selection of frames. When I leave, I feel like I've been taken care of professionally by a friendly staff.
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Excellent doctor!! My mom is disabled due to a stroke and he did an exhaustive exam, excellent staff! 100% recommended!!!
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Very efficient, quick to treat me & help me feel better!
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Great Doctor, Great Staff!
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Awesome. Best ever
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Very personable and professional. Also very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable almost instantly
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Awesome practice. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. I have recommended patients to them before I became a patient.
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As always doctor and staff alike are professional and friendly. Quality service!!!
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Dr. Barry Kay is an excellent OD. I have been using him for more than 20 years. I am truly amazed with his diagnosis and know that he is right on every time. He is very kind and will spend as much time as you need with him.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice. Professional and knowledgeable
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Spectacular and Excellent DR. I recommend it 100%.
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I've been going to Dr. Kay for a number of years now. I trust Dr. Kay because for me he exemplifies what a true eye care professional should be. Another reason I continue as a patient of Dr. Kay's is hisstaff. They are welcoming, professional, and patient, especially when helping you decide on just the right pair of glass frames. Bottom line, I would recommend Dr. Kay and his team to any of my friends or colleagues who are looking for professional eye care.
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Dr. Kay and the whole Hollywood Eyes Team are truly professional, hospitable and just sincerely nice people. My daughter felt so comfortable on her first visit and as a father this is so important. I recommended to her as I havehad such great experiences and she now feels the same way. K.
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Very Good!
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Very happy with prescription. Office experience was very pleasant and Dr. Kay was a very personable and engaged doctor. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kay for anyone looking for a new optometrist. Feedback for the doctor's office: The onething that would have made me happier is if I didn't have to ask multiple times for copies of test results. I can't say this office was much different than the vast majority of medical offices, but when explicit requests are made it should be straight forward to fulfill them without multiple requests.
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Dr Kay’s office is friendly and efficient. Appointments are on time and very thorough. Dr. Kay spends as much time as needed for each of his patients.
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Dr. Kay was very professional and thorough. He quickly came up with a solution to a problem I've been having with my eyes and so far it has been working well.
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Doctor and staff are always great... They make you feel good and explains everything! Totally recommended.
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I needed to see Dr. Kay as I failed my eye examination at the drivers license office. He has been my eye doctor for many years and I would not see anyone else if I could help it.
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Barry Kay is an expert in eye and vision evaluation. He is the only OD I have used in the last 30 years and will continue to use him in the future. Highly recommended.
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Out of all the doctors a person could have, going to see Dr. Barry Kay is the most pleasurable one. It's so refreshing to have a doctor engage with you, converse with you, and most of all - make you feellike a friend while completing the routine appointment. There has never been a time where I left his office disappointed. Huge props to the front staff and most of all, Dr. Kay! I highly recommend this office to all my family and friends.
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Dr. Kay is a pleasure. I would highly recommend . I have been going here for almost 4 years and can't complain about a thing!
More than 1 year ago
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Hollywood Eyes has the best eye care around and was even open right after the hurricane hit. I am so thankful they were able to keep my appointment and help me order glasses in the process. Would highly recommend to anyone in the South Florida area!
More than 1 year ago
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The atmosphere in the office is warm and friendly. We love that Dr. Kay is our eye doctor and he has employed a wonderful staff. We recommend him to all who seek an optometrist.
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I have been coming to Dr. Kay over 10 years and now reside in Miami Beach. I still come North for him. He is professional, funny and always goes above and beyond to ensure we have my correct prescription. He reviewsthe images of my retina/cornea etc and helps me to understand what we are looking at. I'm a contact lens wearer and have terrible eyesight so I really feel like he makes an effort to make me feel comfortable and reassured my eyes are recieving the best care. He also does not rush his patients. His assistant Sandra who does part of the initial exam is lovely as well. I'm Dr. Kay is definitely the best!!
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Friendly office and excellent care. Thank you!
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Dr Kay is very knowledgeable and has the latest equipment to treat you. Always a pleasure to visit Dr Kay.
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Wonderful experience! Definitely will spread the word..
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Dr Kay, is a professional who takes his time with patients to explain everything. He listens to any concerns and helps the patient to the best outcome. I highly recommend Dr Kay and his staff!!
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Very thorough exam. Dr Kay takes his time with each patient and explains tests and results. Highly recommend his services!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Barry Kay was very personable and attentive to my specific eye care and concerned with 100% satisfaction. Will be following up to confirm the new contacts before actually ordering them. Great customer service.
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May have been the best eye exams I have ever had. The doctor was very thorough and all staff members were warm and welcoming. Thank you all for your help level of professionalism.
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Dr. Kay is very knowledgeable and patient. He takes the time to thoroughly test and diagnose your situation and then spends the time with you necessary to fully explain it and present your options. He is very compassionate as well as professional. I highly recommend him!
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Took the time to listen and answer all of my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone in this office was fantastic! They did a great job explaining everything and making sure I understood the reasons for certain tests and scans. His awesome assistant helped me figure out frames and made me feel good about it thewhole time. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Kay for all my optometric needs from now on!
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Awesome! Great friendly staff; super attentive to my 10 year old . I highly recommend this office.
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Dr. Kay is the consummate professional. His examination was quite thourogh. What I really admire about him is that with over 35 years of experience, he has kept up with all of the technological advances regarding his practice. His state ofthe art office has the most up to date tools and machinery that enables him to pinpoint any issues that a patient may have. Lastly, his "bedside manner" is second to none. He is extremely patient and will address all your concerns. Great doctor!!!
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I have been a loyal patient of Dr. Kay for over 10 years, and can honestly say there is no better optometrist office than his! Everyone in his office is always friendly & professional, and he uses state of the artequipment and takes his time to explain everything to his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Kay to anyone looking for a great eye doctor!!
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awesome practice with wonderful professionals. dr kay is the best!
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Best Eye Doctor ever! Dr. KAy was awesome. I brought my 10-year-old daughter there today, she does not like any kind of doctors. We left there and she was laughing she said she had a great time
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Great experience, great staff. Dr. Kay is very thorough and goes the extra mile for you.
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Dr. Kay is patient, takes the time to explain, and his staff is great
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