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Qualifications and Experience
Dr Petersen is a native of Los Angeles, California. She received a Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in May, 1998. After working as an Optometrist for Kaiser Permanente of Southern California for six years, She relocated to the DC Metro area in 2004. She opened Eye Maxx Optical in September, 2006 and has been in private practice since. Dr Petersen has a friendly personality and a knack for making her patients feel comfortable. She conveys a genuine sense of caring while delivering quality eye care and providing excellent service.
Verified Patient Reviews
I love Dr. Petersen! She is always so sweet and kind. I also love Edward who always helps me find the best glasses! Great doctor and staff!
No complaints. She was nice.
I have been to this office twice and I like the doctor. She is nice, very professional and most of all I didn't have to wait. As soon as I came in, the person at the counter assisted me and within few minutes, I was in the doctor's room.
Very Professional, great personality. I really loved the way she took care of all my concerns. Her staff member was really great also.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Peterson and her office staff. Everyone was very professional and made me feel very welcomed. The appointment was quick and I was able to order my frames and be fitted directly in the office. I will definitely be returning for all my optical needs.
Love the Dr and the staff!! Highly recommend!!
She answered all of my questions. She did a very detailed examination. Very nice.
Wonderful professional & very personable!!!! Excellent service!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Dr. Peterson was awesome! She was very friendly and professional. My appointment wasn't even an hour and that included eye exam and picking out my frames! I am very grateful
I love Dr. Peterson and her office manager. Very nice and professional people.
Dr. Peterson is very professional and has a great bed side manner!
Dr. Peterson was EXCELLENT! She was professional and quick. I was not impressed with the office staff. While seeing the Dr. they had music playing like it was a club and very unprofessional as the music had a few curse words. The staff was also a bit pushy which I'm not fond of. I would use Dr. Petersen again, but hope her staff has some customer relations/professionalism training.
She was very pleasant and professional. She explained everything in a way I could understand. I'm making this place my place for eye care!
Her office staff are very professional and approachable. Dr. Petersen is extremely patient and she explains everything she needs to do prior. She answered all of my questions.
Very friendly and told you about your eyes.
Very professional! I was in and out in minutes.
No wait. Convenient hours. Professional but friendly.
Awesome!!! Love it!
She was extremely pleasant and professional. I told her that I was going out of the country within the week, she gave me an extra pair of contacts and travel kit for my trip since my order will not be in by the time I leave! I have already recommended her to my friends!
She's great. Friendly staff, excellent service!
She is very friendly and very thorough with a very good personality!! I have been going to her every year for about 5 years straight now. I have moved out of the area but still travel to see her. :)
Excellent staff and customer service. They were very accommodating and willing to help in any way that they could. Do not be discouraged by the outward appearance of the office/location. The service is bar none.
Excellent Eye Service . She took her time and did not sell glasses I do not need. Will be back in a years time .
Dr Petersen provides professional, personalized attention that shows she cares about her patients.
I was treated with the up most respect from the time I walked into the office. The staff was very knowable, kind, patience, and understanding of my needs. Doctor Peterson really work with my budget to get me the best pair of glasses at the best price. Dr. Peterson not only diagnosis my eyes, but also explain the treatment to me. would highly recommend everyone to make an appointment to see Dr. Peterson.
Dr Petersian is good and had good relations with patients.
Loved it great employees so friendly just the best first time patient and will be going back ??
Her and her staff were excellent.
Very professional and approachable staff and doctor.
I highly recommend Dr. Peterson. She was very thorough in her eye examination and took her time to explain everything to me. I had a very pleasant experience at her office in comparison to my past eye office visits... where I felt like I was being treated like fast food.
I was very pleased with my visit, the entire staff was very pleasant and accommodating. I got there late for my appointment but I was taken care of at once.
I've never had my eye's examined in my adult hood. She made it very pleasant and enjoyable!! She explained everything to me. I made the right choice choosing Dr.Petersen!!!!
She is very personable and caring. I trust her. She also has a very good office assistant/technician. I saw her for myself and have decided to bring both of my children back. I would highly recommend her.
It was my first time there every one was very nice . I can't wait until I pick up my glasses. The doctor answered all my questions .And was great I would suggest every one come here. I am posting her info on my face book page.
My visit was great, Dr. Peterson and her assistant were very good. I enjoyed my visit. So I would definitely recommend her.
She was very personable and professional. I highly recommend her. My only complaint is the cost of the glasses but that has to do more with my unique prescription. Both she and her staff member worked very hard to help cut cost.
This was my second visit with Dr. Gail. It's great how she explains everything that she is doing. She works with whatever insurance that you have. She also does testing beyond what I've experienced from any other optometrist - more like the exams one would get from an opthamologist. The last opthamologist I went to was mercenary - wanted to charge me hundreds just to get a prescription after giving me all sorts of diabetic testing. Dr. Peterson charged me the co-pay- and did the same things and gave me prescriptions for both eyeglasses and contacts, on two separate visits.
Very friendly and helpful. I had to get a new prescription and she set me up with a great pair of glasses since contacts would limit my vision. Definitely will be back.
She took her time listening to my concerns, and she also gave me advise on improving my eyesight.
Office visit was great
Every time I visit Dr. Petersen, she is very professional and thorough. I would definitely recommend her to other people!
Awesome, and she was very thorough and nice! Also love Ed!
I went to Dr. Petersen for an eye consultation today and she was great. She was professional, experienced, informative, and courteous. She understood what my condition was and gave me instructions on what to to treat my eyes. Thanks. Dr. Peterson
My visit with Dr. Peterson was really good, I was in and out in no time at all and even her staff was excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Peterson.
Friendly and professional
excellent, She was very professional and explained everything as clearly as possible. I enjoy the visit and will highly recommend her
My visit was everything that You look for in a doctor.
My visit with Dr. Gail Petersen was very informative and professional.
Dr. Petersen was both professional and very personable--I liked her immediately. She did the eye exam, listened to what I said about my current contact lenses, and suggested a possible solution. I couldn't ask for more.
The doctor was friendly and professional.
Long wait time. I also didn't like the fact that I had to test my contacts in the bathroom...a little unsanitary if you ask me. I did enjoy the interaction between the doctor and myself. The receptionist didn't seem knowledgable of office procedures but I was told by someone else that she is not the regular receptionist. I was actually waiting for an apology due to the long wait but I never received one. Until I find a new ophthalmologist, I'll return.
verry professional.friendly good manner, and caring .
Very good eye Dr. Excellent visit!!!
She was great! I had previously been told I had the start of a cataract in my left eye at just 30 yrs old. The previous dr didn't explain anything and was really dismissive about it. I told Dr. Petersen and she spent a lot of extra time checking my left eye and said there was absolutely nothing there. I appreciate her taking the time to listen to me and really check. She is also very personable, overall.
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