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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 his staff. 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.
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 have had such great experiences and she now feels the same way. K.
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.
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.
Doctor and staff are always great... They make you feel good and explains everything! Totally recommended.
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 one thing 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 reviews the 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!!
Friendly office and excellent care. Thank you!
Dr Kay is very knowledgeable and has the latest equipment to treat you. Always a pleasure to visit Dr Kay.
Wonderful experience! Definitely will spread the word..
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!!
Very thorough exam. Dr Kay takes his time with each patient and explains tests and results. Highly recommend his services!
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.
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.
Took the time to listen and answer all of my questions.
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!
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 the whole time. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Kay for all my optometric needs from now on!
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 of the 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!!!
Awesome! Great friendly staff; super attentive to my 10 year old . I highly recommend this office.
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 art equipment and takes his time to explain everything to his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Kay to anyone looking for a great eye doctor!!
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
awesome practice with wonderful professionals. dr kay is the best!
Dr. Kay is patient, takes the time to explain, and his staff is great
very good. very concerned about his clients. has very good demeanor and very informative
The folks at Hollywood Eyes are helpful, personable, and very knowledgeable. Dr. Kay and staff take far more care of the various ways to measure eye health than I had ever experienced. It made me feel somehow healthier when I left since the examinations were more thorough. I found street parking directly in front of the store for my appointment in the middle of a week day.
This is the most skilled professional you will ever meet in this field. I never wait over 5 minutes to be seen. The entire staff has wonderful personalities and they cater to you! Their selection of eye wear is upscale and they have all the designers: Prada, Tom Ford, Fendi, etc. I've been a patient for over 5 years and recommend anyone to this business.
I have been going to Dr Kay for a long time and his services are excellent. His ability to match you with contacts or glasses far exceeds anyone I have ever gone to. The contact lenses I have are the greatest and he takes grat pride in his expertise in this area.
Best eyecare professional I've met since moving to the area 12 years ago. My whole family will start going here.
Excellent reception on my first visit very friendly examinations were excellent as well as the over experience highly recommended
Dr Kay very thorough explains everything to you.
Overall great experience.
Dr. Kay was super nice and welcoming and I left seeing better than ever 8)
My visit was very enjoyable. I was taken in right away and Dr. Kay was very professional and personable. He made me feel very comfortable and the staff were excellent!
love Dr. Kay!!! he's the best!!!
Dr Kaye gives the most thorough eye exam of anyone I know. He has all the latest equipment and the best glasses. Highly recommended
Ir was excellent
Dr. Kay is always thorough in his exam, while making his patients feel extremely comfortable. He's relentless in his pursuit of making sure his patients achieve the best possible vision, as well as vision comfort (contacts). He is a consummate professional and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Kay was excellent with my daughter's eye exam and not only explained things to me but also explained in a way that she understood. He is great with children and put her at ease. I am going to change our adult eye care to Dr. Kay because of such a positive experience.
Great office, friendly staff and the doc was great. Made me feel very comfortable and great sense of humor.
Dr. Kay is both professional and relaxed, so that I always feel comfortable, and enjoy talking with him during appointments.
One of the best optometrist I've ever been to. He was very friendly and amusing. Everything went by very quickly, you won't be disappointed.
Staff is ALWAYS GREAT! I commute from Ft. Lauderdale just see Dr Barry Kay, and staff, not to mention they have the latest frames. I got Fendi frames.
He always takes the time to ensure you have a prescription that really fits your needs. Love him!
Dr.Kay, and his staff are very kind and professional. From the moment you walk through their doors, you feel welcomed. They are very knowledgeable and have the most up to date technology to diagnose your visual ailments. They have a great selection of glasses and frames. I am very pleased with my experience, and will recommend Dr. Kay to anyone who asks.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kay's for over 25 years before that my parents and laws and wife were patients as well he is simply the best doctor he understands people's fears of having stuff stuck in their eyes and has a great bedside manner along with an amazing staff.
Very good OD, very professional and very detail oriented. Takes time to explain all procedures.
Amazing doctor. I highly recommend dr KAY he is extremely knowledge very friendly staff as well
The doctor is great. Very informative and funny. I was disappointed by the selection of glasses. Lots of big names.
I don't appreciate that appointments that I've made online on the date and times that I can make it are cancelled by the office without notification. I will not attempt to make another appointment.
This is the only optometrist I would ever go to!
One of my best visits of the year and I have been to a lot of Doctor's offices unfortunately. He really cars about his patients - period!
I am a long time patient. He is fantastic. I bring my children also to see him. He is very accommodating and pleasant. The whole office is amazing.
He is great and a true professional. Went to University of FL so who could be better and smarter. Great Doctor.
Best eye doctor I ever had.
Greatly managed practice!
Dr. Kay is always outstanding in his treatment of his patients. The staff he employs is wonderful and his office manger is charming, profffesional and strikingly pretty. It is always a pleasure getting my eyes checked there.
Dr. Kay and his staff are fantastic! From the minute you walk in you are treated like family. They are very professional and both Dr. Kay and his wonderful staff are patient and attentive, taking the time necessary to assist in all your eye care needs. From the prep, to exam, to finally choosing a beautiful pair of new glasses, Hollywood Eyes cannot be beat!
As always, efficient and professional service. Great selection of frames and sunglasses.
As always, everything was great!!!
Everybody is so nice here and gentle. The doctor is very professional.
Great "bedside" manner. Office staff pleasant and efficient. Everything explained in detail. Very comfortable office and experience.
Dr. Kay was fantastic, very informative. The best sense of humor grim any doc I have ever seen.
Great experience. Doctor and staff very professional .
The staff were very welcoming and competent in the performance of their pre-testing before seeing the doctor. Dr. Kay was also very welcoming and took the time to explain the tests that he was performing, as well as showing and explaining the results of the tests that the technician did. I would highly recommend Hollywood Eyes to anyone looking for a full-service eye glass store. Gail D.
Personable, attentive, fun, knowledgeable and made me feel extremely comfortable despite my recent discover of having impaired vision....
Totally amazing staff!!!
Great Dr great staff
Very thorough and pleasant ... Answered all of my questions. I called back a little after 5p when I thought I would get voice mail and he answered. I forgot to ask a question about wearing my contacts with my red eye and he gave me an explanation of what he thought would be best. And if I had started the healing procedure he had recommended earlier in the day :) Lisa H
Not my first visit. I previously received eyeglasses after a thorough exam including state of the art retina testing. This time Dr Kay out did himself. He fitted me with monofocal contact lenses. This was a tough fit because of my astigmatism. My vision without glasses is like being a kid again. As a physician I know how an office should run. From the staff to the doc ....a first class operation. I highly recommend this office.
Dr Kay is relaxed and very knowledgeable... I trust him 100%!
The best eye doctor in the area. I've been a patient of his for 10 years now. Always spot on. He listens, and spends an appropriate amount of time. I highly recommend him
Dr. Kay gets 5 stars from me. He is very knowledgeable and pleasant. So is his staff. And the frames they have are out of this world. I highly recommend him.
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 feel like 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.
Dr. Barry was amazing with my son. He was very attentive and he knows his patients well. A wonderful doctor
Great experience, great staff. Dr. Kay is very thorough and goes the extra mile for you.
I received the high quality care that I have come to expect from being his patient over 20 years. Very good Optometrist.
Dr. Kay took the time to explain everything to me and didn't make me feel rushed. He took great care of me and honestly, he's the best eye doctor I've met so far.
Very thorough i love this place
Dr. Kay is the best. Very pleasant. Great sense of humor.
Dr. Kay is very caring and professional. He spends alot of time with you and explains everything in detail. I always feel as if I am in good hands. I love going into his office and seeing all the quality glasses and appreciate the staff.
Great staff and Dr Kay is awesome. Takes his time with the patient to make sure everything is correct and to your liking. Great experience.
Love the staff and always feel like they spend more than sufficient amount of time with me.
Very thorough and highly professional!
Dr. Kay & his staff were very nice & helpful!!
Everyone was so courteous, relaxed, friendly and funny. Made my day.
Had a great experience with Dr. Kay. He was friendly, on-time, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely come to his office again.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kay's since January 2009, he was the first and only doctor who took the time to ensure that previous to leaving his office I could actually see. His staff is wonderful, and always there to help you, greet you with a smile and provide you with any directives needed for you eye care. I highly recommend Dr. Kay to any person who is vision issues as he is a kind and intelligent doctor something lacking within our society. Prof. Deborah Atsidis, MSW, LCSW
I've been going to Dr. Kay for many years and now my son is seeing him. I think his experience and knowledge are wonderful, but most admire the special way he connects with patients.
Great service! Very thorough examination. Great staff!
Very experiment and highly recommended.
Wonderful, professional consultation while at the same time taking time to address the patient's concerns. Extremely satisfied. Thank you Dr Kay and his Staff for my eyesight and a great experience. Would definitely recommend.
He is wonderful and does a very good job. His work is extensive but not laborious. He does not puff your eyes! The staff is very friendly and relaxed. Great visit.
Very professional staff!
thorough and has a friendly manner
Dr. Kay was very polite and professional. He gave lots of pertinent information and made me feel welcomed!! Def. someone to recommend!!
I have been in many different doctors, in different countries. Dr Kay takes the time to explain in details the best alternative. And is extremely well equipped with the latest technology.
Dr. Kay is the best! Always listens, discusses, and keeps the patient's best interests foremost-
Great doctor and office staff!
Amazing, wonderful Doctor. With an exceptional staff. Dr Kay is very thorough and patient you wont feel rushed at the end of your visit. If someone is looking for an optometrist Dr Kay is the right choice you won't be disappointed.
I really enjoyed my visit! It was my first visit! Very professional, polite,friendly,with a lots of humor. I will definitely recommend him! Thank you Dr. Kay!
Would never consider going to another doctor. Dr. Kay is the best!
Dr. Barry Kay and his staff are the best! Love the extended hours on Tuesdays.
Dr. Kay appears to have vast knowledge of eye care and explains the required treatment that will help your eyes.
It is always a pleasure to go to Dr. Kay's office where he and his staff are friendly, professional, experienced, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kay and his team.
Excellent examinations were performed. Very detailed description of ocular issues were presented. Excellent physician and office.
My appoint was never schedule with Dr Barry even though I got confirmation and reminder of my appointment from ZocDoc. Above rating was consider from my previous visit.
Great office atmosphere and very professional. Would definitely recommend!
Hands down the best eye exam experience I've had in 32 years of wearing contact lenses. Great doctor patient interaction to the point of me feeling like an equal participant in my eye exam instead of just "the patient".
The visit was excellent
Everyone was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The visit was fast and efficient. Nice selection of glasses and contacts. Best visit to the eye doctor I have had in the past 12 years!
Excellent as always! great customer service
Amazing Dr. takes him time and helps you understand the diagnosis and treatment.
I have worn contacts/eye glasses for 20 years now and lived in many states. This is the best eye dr and location I've ever been too. It's a very relaxed atmosphere with fun jazz music playing and such nice employees. Definitely no stuffy waiting room here! Love it!
Very pleasant personality with a good sense of humor. The examination was in deep detail and took the time to explain the findings and diagnostic. Facilities are great. Best eye doctor I've seen in years . plain and simple doctor Kay is the best .
I made an appointment for my girlfriend Sharron, and I chose this place just because of their great reviews. I made the drive all the way from coral gables and did not regret it one bit! These guys are truly the best, true professionals and great at what they do. They make you feel at home and they are some of the friendliest people I've met at a doctors appointment. They really care a lot about making the patient feel good and giving them the best solutions possible, my girlfriend got her glasses made in 20 minutes by this great guy named Will who even helped her pick out the ones that would look great on her. What a nice guy. Doctor Barry was great! really funny and honest, really cares about his patients and takes the time to speak to them and inform them. Overall, the place just had a great atmosphere and I would recommend it to everyone. We had a great experience and we left very happy.
Coolest eye doctor I've ever been to :) Actually had fun being there and enjoyed my time with Barry!
Dr. Barry and his team were very professional and did a great job conducting my annual eye exam and recommending a new contact brand that I am really enjoying. I was very happy with the experience and found them very easy - and enjoyable - to work with.
it was the best doctors office visit i have ever had, i recommended him immediately to someone at the metropcs office i went to right afterwards....
Very friendly staff! I was seen pretty much immediately. Dr Kay was very nice and made me laugh. He kept me comfortable. During the exam he noticed things about my left eye and my eye lids that no other doctor has mentioned before. He's an excellent doctor and knows his stuff!
Thanks it very good
I would highly recommend Dr. Barry Kay at Hollywood Eyes. His office is filled with nice and friendly staff and waiting time is quite unusuall; I was seen by Dr. Kay witin minutes from my arrival. Dr. Kay is knowledgable, professional, and caring. He is not trying to just fix your problem but is getting to the bottom of what's causing it. He has followed up with me, answered my emailed (same day) and been a great overall experience. Thank you Dr. Kay!
My visit with Dr. Kay was excellent! His office staff was pleasant and welcoming. He was a true professional. I immediately felt at ease with his down-to-earth demeanor. The medical exam he performed was thorough, timely, and practical. I found my eye doctor! I will recommend him to my friends and family.
Very professional and informative. Does well in explaining the diagnosis and procedures recommended. He makes you fell comfortable and at ease.
He and his team were very accommodating and really friendly. Great bedside manner and he explained everything effectively. I have found my eye doctor.
Also come here and they are just amazing staff, as well the doctor is very professional. Thank you for your excellent service.
Great doctor. Very relaxing and sweet man . Knows his stuff as well
Dr Barry Kay was the nicest most professional eye doctor I've been to was very nice funny respectful and very educating on my condition wih my eyes I highly recommend this doctor especially his staff was always warming and kind
He was great! Relatable knowledgeable very kind and gentle
I consider myself to be very picky when it comes to customer service and the quality and level of customer service I expect from anywhere I go. I was NOT disappointed in any way by the service here. Everyone was courteous, patient, and professional. The doctor has a great sense of humor and is incredibly knowledgeable. The receptionist is professional and exact. The technician was very patient and friendly. All of the tests were thorough and carefully administered. There was genuine care about every detail of my visit. I was made to feel very welcomed and accepted. The testing machinery is also very advanced and there were able to find things that were not found by any other OD. Overall amazing experience and would highly recommend to anyone.
the best experience the staff was wonderful. Will visit again.
I am always completely satisfied with Dr. Kay and his office. All very professional and courteous. I have been to his office for MANY years-never disappointed. Great customer service.
Very friendly staff and doctor, very good experience.
I was very satisfied with Dr. Kay. I would recommend him to everyone. He was very nice and funny and very very professional. The staff were very nice and professional as well
They have some machine that takes pictures of the back of your eyeballs, which I did instead of getting my eyes dilated--much better!!
Was a great visit but was disappointed with the wait time - 45 miinutes past appointment
Very professional. Down to earth doctor. Communicates well, and is not intimidating.
Excellent as always he explains things so you understand
Couldn't have asked for better. The doctor and his aid were both awesome; Friendly, caring and capable.
Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed the visit and left with the assurance that I had chosen a very good eye doctor.
a great doctor visit. clearly Dr. Kay is very good at what he does: experienced, smart, warm, and a great educator. The staff is great. The facilities are perfect. One of the best health care experiences I have ever had.
Dr Kay is really the best Doctor ever I wish everybody had the opportunity to visit with Dr Kay - its a real treat to go to Hollywood Eyes.
Dr. Kay was fabulous. I was attended right away , he thoroughly explained all of his findings, gave me several options, and even provided a short report on my conditions. Their eyeglass selection is extensive and I left with both contacts and eye glasses completed on the same day. Would highly recommend to all.
GREAT DOCTOR AND VERY SATISFIED ...
Very nice manner. Very informative. I did not feel rushed. Answered all my questions.
Dr. Kay and his team were very friendly, welcoming and professional! I will definitely recommend to family, friends and co-workers!
Very friendly and professional. Great staff. Definitely recommend!
I thought the entire staff was warm and welcoming. Dr. Kay is very thorough and knowledgeable. He has a great sense of humor too. It was a great experience.
very pleasant and attentive, i love coming here!
Very warming, more like family than a business...
Everyone is so professional and personable. I love that whole office.
I love this office, I've been going to Dr. Kay for MANY years and have never had an unpleasant experience. Everyone is professional and very friendly.
Excellent. Made to feel welcome. Professional and caring.
I am not from FL - found his office online - very professional and great sense of humor.
it was great. he was very professional and someone you can feel comfortable speaking to.
Great Doc-very funny, makes you very comfortable.
He is very professional and knowledgable. His staff is very friendly and helpful. His office is very organized and it is in nice location. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
:) He's a friendly doctor and gave excellent service!
He was very knowledgeable with great wit too! I would recommend him to the world!
It was perfect
It was very enjoyable
I think he is a excellent man. Very kind and makes a customer come back!
Excellent visit. Very professional.
he was a very nice person as well as his staff and made everything simple to understand...i recommended him to my mom and boyfriend too :)
I was very impressed with my visit today with Barry Kay, and the associates that work there as well. I was very comfortable through out the visit and would recommend to anyone for their eye care needs.
My office visit today 11/16/2011 was excellent, I would recommend Barry Kay to anyone.