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Dr. Christopher Hiura, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Christopher Hiura is a friendly and compassionate optometrist serving his patients in a third generation private practice that was established in 1949. Dr. Hiura is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Optometry after receiving his Bachelor’s degree graduating Cum Laude from the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Hiura is glaucoma certified and has interned with the San Francisco VA Medical Center where he co-managed many cases of ocular disease with the UCSF Ophthalmology department. Dr. Hiura then served on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, where he practiced primary care-based optometry, including acute eye care, co-management of refractive surgery care (LASIK and PRK), and contact lens fittings. He then partnered with the Miami VA Medical Center where Optometry and Ophthalmology collaborate closely. Dr. Hiura completed his rotations at the Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center, where he focused on low vision, binocular vision vision therapy, visual functions, and specialty contact lenses. In his spare time, Dr. Hiura enjoys being active, playing sports such as basketball and golf, as well as traveling.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Best Life And Health
  • Blue Shield of California

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of California, Irvine (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1639505407

Office locations

Drs. Hiura & Hiura Optometry

1418 Polk St

San Francisco, CA 94109

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I've been seeing Dr. Hiura for several years now and he is always very sweet, very professional, and very competent. The office also feels very quintessential San Francisco, which is a plus.
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It was great. No wait time, it was fast and he was very professional
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He was very nice and explain every concern I had
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Chris and the team were great, would definitely recommend to anyone and will return.
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Chris is awesome. My appointment was smooth, and he's great at answering all my silly questions and not making me feel silly for asking them.
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Dr. Hiura is very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. The office has a nice selection of frames, too.
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Had a pleasant eye exam. Dr Hiura clearly is a professional.
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Great service and professionalism!
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I love Dr. Chris Hiura! He has always been very helpful to me, and quite knowledgeable. He is patient and kind. I have gone to this eye doctor for years. You will be happy with the level of care you receive.
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Very nice staff and the dr. Was informative a good experience
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Everything was great, the doctor, the admin and the place. They have a large selection of frames and they don't try to sell you the more expensive one, but the one that fits you better- which is not always the case
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Excellent optometrist just like his Father, Grandfather, & Granduncle!!!!
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I don't have to wait for very long when I come here. Reception is super friendly and Dr. Chris is awesome. He's friendly and efficient. He knows his stuff.
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Patient with me at the diagnostic machine. He did use an eye-dropper ophthalmic solution for some kind of test, which I had never had done before; leaves a yellowish hue to your vision for several minutes, and can be staining, I think.
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I've been going to the Hiura's for years, practically my entire life since I first needed to get glasses. I highly recommend them, they've always gone above and beyond for me.
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Awesome eye doctor, great report and really efficient.
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Very clean professional environment! The staff is friendly and Chris was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly! :)
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A Great , simple, and informative experienc.
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Very thorough but feel he did not understand that possibly my phobia of doctors and my tenseness might be contributing to my blood pressure being even higher than it would be normally. I then had trouble finding the ophthalmologist on Bushbecause their window was whited out or something and I could not see properly. Now I have to go to 7th and Mission to get help applying fort Medicare when I was hoping someone in either office could help me do so. Now I'm worried that all my money will go to Medicare, etc. and I will be broke like I was before I paid off a big bill so I could get glasses to help me see better. Was looking forward to picking out new glasses - so I do hope I will be able to do so in the near future from you... Thank y9u for everything and I would definitely recommend you guys.
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Dr. Hiura was very attentive, answered all of my questions and was extremely professional. Great experience and highly recommended!
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Excellent Doctor Very professional and personable Definitely a winner
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I love the Hiuras...been seeing three generations for over 50 years. The best!
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Very professional and pleasant. Felt very comfortable.
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Very professional and timely. I felt very attended to and was in-and-out in under half an hour. Dr. Hiura answered all of my questions, and even answered questions that I didn't know I had but that I was curious about.
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He was very attentive and listened to what I had to say regarding my preferences for contacts, etc.
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Fantastic! Knowledgeable, personable and knew his stuff.
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I love that this practice has now gone through three generations. I have gone there for years and like them very much.
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Got the job done.
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Dr. Hiura was very knowledgeable and professional. He was nice and polite throughout the appointment but he was very quiet and introverted. He only talked when giving me instructions before each test. I actually prefer a doctor who is comfortableperforming the exam without feeling like they have to entertain me but others might prefer someone more personable and outgoing. Overall I had a great experience and he was an excellent doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Hiura.
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He was very thorough, efficient, and explained all my eyeglass options.
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Patient with questions, professional demeanor, friendly during annual exam. I will definitely be back if I need to purchase new prescription frames.
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Excellent!
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I have been searching for the right OD for my family and I'm so pleased I found this place. Took my child for yearly eye check-up and who knew eye check would be fun.
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Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Hiura's office. I like and trust him so much as my eye doctor that I still return even after moving out of SF.
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Christopher Hiura was very polite and welcoming. He was quick to see me and kept me engaged during my appointment. Not only did I get a new pair of glasses, he also updated my contact lens prescription for future use. Overall, a wonderful experience and friendly crew.
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He is an awesome Doctor and he dresses very well!
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I thought he was great. I really appreciated that he took his time, especially during the part of the eye exam where you're being asked which lens looks clearer.
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This was all great! Super personable and professional staff from checking in through the eye exam itself. Even took time to explain some of my insurance coverage to help me get the best for my money! Highly highly recommend!
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Complete professional and I always felt that I was in good hands.
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I've been to different eye doctors in d past & he's definitely the Best!!! I'll stick w/ him every year from now on. He is very thorough with his examination & asks you questions. He has great people skills. I highly recommend him.??????
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I like him, super professional and lovely staff
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It was great he listened to me and answer all of my question!
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Christopher Hiura, OD was great. Friendly, informative, easy to talk to. I would/will definitely recommend him.
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I had a great visit with Dr. Hiura. He was knowledgable and friendly, and his staff was polite and helpful.
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Christopher was great! My exam was very thorough and quick, and his office and front retail area for glasses were very nice and clean. He also provides the option to do your check in paperwork online before the appt. He carriesa large selection frames that are reasonably priced, as well as sunglasses both prescription and regular. I'm going to come back to buy my frames and prescription. I highly recommend Christopher.
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The office staff were friendly and efficient. There was a good selection of frames and the pricing seemed very good to me. Doctor Hiura was great. He listened, asked questions and gave me options when I had them.
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It was very nice, and very professional.
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Went for annual checkup. Dr. Hiura is great at diagnosing and communicating. The office could use some updating. The glasses selection is *great*, however very densely laid out, so difficult to find the pair you might be most interested in.
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very professional, on time, thorough. I would recommend him.
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