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Dr. Gail Bass, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Gail Bass has been practicing optometry for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Doctorate of Optometry, O.D., from the University of Missouri, St Louis, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Bass is a member of the American Optometry Association and Beta Sigma Honorary Optometric Society. Dr. Bass also volunteers her time and provides vision screenings at Senior Centers in Scottsdale.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Northeastern State University, Residency in Optometry
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society

Awards and publications

  • Dean’s List at University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Dean’s List with Honors at University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Langley Optical Primary Care Scholarship, 1990
  • Vision Service Plan Primary Care Optometry Scholarship, 1989

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1992741557

Office locations

Excel Vision

5425 East Bell Road, Building E, Suite 135

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Patient reviews
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Very efficient, no wait times.
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Dr. Bass and her office lives up to her 5 star rating here! every single person that I came across at my appointment today greeted me with a smile, took their time assisting me, and were super patient! they explained everybit of the exam to me and Dr. Bass is super knowledgable and 100% a professional. I hope to be a patient of hers for a long time to come.
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Very personable and professional.
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Dr, Bass really cares about her patient's eye health. She took a lot of time to explain everything to me. The staff was great; professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recomend!!
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Excellent! highly recommend!
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I love this office!!!! I look forward to my next appointment. Everyone was so nice. I highly recommend going here for your next visit.
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Excel Vision and Dr. Gail Bass are right around the corner from my house, but I'd drive 30 minutes to see her. She's professional and personable all at the same time, remembers you even from a YEAR before, and always makessure you're getting what you need from your appointment. I was out of contacts this time around and she was quick to offer a trial pair to get me through until my new order came in! I didn't have time to pick out new frames during my appointment, but I'll be back in to see the friendly office staff soon.
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Very down to earth and professional staff. Very pleasant and helpful. Loved the doctor as well.
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Great 1st appt! Staff was genuine and personable. Dr Bass was wonderful, too.
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very personable and descriptive. Staff was super helpful and continued to check in on me throughout the entire appointment.
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This was the most thorough eye exam I have ever experienced!
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The office staff was pleasant and Dr. Bass was really friendly. The wait time was very quick and everyone had a lovely bedside manner. I definitely recommend this office.
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Dr. Gross was wonderful. I have had contact lenses since 5th grade so I have been to more than enough eye doctor appointments. The staff was knowledgable and friendly, the equipment was up to date and the practices were in linewith new industry innovations. Gross was very informative and made sure that everything would go smoothly with my new contacts.
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Gail is always great. Very personable, and explains what's going on with my eyes in clear language.
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There is a reason why I go here for the past 8-9 years...even though I live over an hour away! Dr. Bass is great and her staff is wonderfu!
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Dr Bass is extremely thorough, professional, and graceful. I went into her office worried about a vision problem, she set me immediately at ease. I plan on making her my permanent eye doctor and will also be bringing my family with me!
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I have been to Dr. Bass's office for at least three appointments. Hers is probably the most efficient, thorough, and professionally run medical office I've ever experienced.
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Dr. Bass was very thorough - there was a lot of modern equipment and the staff was very helpful and frirndly
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It was great!!! I was taken in ON TIME!!! Was treated wonderfully too. I plan on being there until she retires!
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Dr Bass and staff were very friendly and Dr Bass herself was very good to my daughter. Thank you for a great 1st experience
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She is professional, friendly and a pleasure to be around. I have already sent my family to see her!
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The staff I met was kind, but professional. Beautiful office. Dr. Bass was thorough and empathetic to my needs.
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She took the time to find out who I was and what issues I might have. Did not rush through the appointment.
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Very professional. Very knowledgeable. Great service.
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Dr. Bass was knowledgeable and personable, and took the time both to listen and explain. Showed genuine concern for me as a patient and took the time to properly diagnose and and come up with a good path forward for myeye care. Entire staff was very capable and friendly. Very good experience
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The exam was was efficient and covered my questions.
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The eye exam and consultation was very thorough, very satisfied.
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She is efficient, thorough and gives complete and clear explanations during the exam.
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Basic eye exam. Got in there, did all the tests and stuff, very nice doctor and staff. Just what you'd expect for seeing the eye doctor.
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Dr. Bass and staff are amazing! They are using the latest in high tech equipment and I found a great pair of glasses. Thanks!
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Wonderful experience. Comprehensive care. Highly recommend.
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Very thorough exam.
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I really liked the technology used for the eye exam, and Dr. Bass was very good and very professional. The only annoyance, and it was minor, was the exit process. Here, I was led to an eyeglass sales person who firsttried to sell me glasses before printing my prescription and accepting payment for the visit.
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Awesome! Very polite and inviting.
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the entire staff were helpful, kind and genuine in their efforts to serve the customer
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The Doctor and staff were great. Dr. Bass spent a solid amount of time with me and made me feel like I have been a patient for years.
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Great experience. Everyone was very friendly. I felt at ease and truly cared for!
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She was very professional. courtious. I didnt feel obligated to get glasses. my vision wasnt so bad that I needed them all of the time . she was honest. I bought glasses any way. I HAD SO MUCH FUN
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Very good
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Everyone was really friendly and helpful! Dr. Bass was extremely friendly and informative. Couldn't be happier with my visit!
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Dr. Bass is very professional, and explained every step of my checkup and suggested care. Her support staff is wonderful. They are friendly and efficient. I felt cared for, and would recommend Dr. Bass for your eye care needs.
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It was good, forgot how expensive eye doctors can be. My contact prescription was incorrect and they fixed it the next day. The ladies at the front desk are very nice.
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Dr Gail was very sweet and very professional. I would recommend her anytime. 4 thumbs up two from me two from my wife :)
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Dr. Bass and her initial testing colleague are great! It's the selection part for lenses which becomes confusing for the associate to fully understand my financial needs during this visit. Not the sales pitch to sell the best available evenwhen I don't wear eye glasses full time. It's mostly for reading and writing. Perhaps empathize customer's needs a little more than showing a comparison chart list about why I should purchase the higher cost rather than down grade a few items to meet my pocket for this year. Maybe it's just because I was expecting a little more savings when I selected a higher insurance premium for 2013-14.
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Dr. Bass was very personable and very professional. Also, her staff was awesome! So friendly and willing to help. Just Great!
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I enjoyed it. She seems to be really up on the latest technology and her manner was professional but really personable. I would totally recommend her to anyone needing an eye doctor.
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Went real well. The doctor answered all my questions.
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Great office! Been going here for 5 years now.
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Friendly Staff and helpful
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very pleasant proffesional office great experience highly recommended
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