View map

Dr. Gary Fishberg, OD

Optometrist

Riverside, CA

About Dr. Gary Fishberg

Dr. Fishberg graduated from Adelphi University in 1972. He went on to Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he obtained both a BS and OD degrees. While attending PCO he took a pediatric rotation and can examine children as young as one year of age. He developed an interest in specialty contact lenses while practicing in New Haven, Connecticut. In Connecticut he collaborated as an investigator for the first extended wear soft lenses approved in the United States. In addition, he wrote and lectured locally before moving to California in 1979. Dr Fishberg opened his Norwalk practice in May 1980, followed by his Riverside office in 1982 and the Santa Ana location in 1983. He appeared in the AOA sponsored film "Your Vision, Your Life". Currently he practices in all three locations with a specialty interest in contact lenses. Each office can accommodate wheelchair patients and has ample parking. The offices accept all types of insurance and are open everyday with late night and Saturday appointments available. Dr. Fishberg and his associates speak Spanish. Call to set up an appointment in a location that is nearest to you.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1891837852

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Gary was great. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. My issue is with his front desk person. She is very unorganized. Iasked for my eyeglass prescription after my exam and she told me she needed to get the doctor's signature and if I could come back the next day. I asked if she could email it to me since I was working the next day. She said she would. Three days passed and I still didn't receive the prescription. So I called and she informed me she was busy and didn't get a chance to get his signature. She informed me it would be another day until I could get it as the doctor was in another office. It's been 2 days I still haven't received it. I have submitted with my insurance to see a different doctor and will not be going back to Dr. Fishberg. And it's unfortunate, because he is a good doctor. But with the lack of customer service I won't be back.
Gary was great. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. My issue is with his front desk person. She is very unorganized. I asked for my eyeglass prescription after my exam and shetold me she needed to get the doctor's signature and if I could come back the next day. I asked if she could email it to me since I was working the next day. She said she would. Three days passed and I still didn't receive the prescription. So I called and she informed me she was busy and didn't get a chance to get his signature. She informed me it would be another day until I could get it as the doctor was in another office. It's been 2 days I still haven't received it. I have submitted with my insurance to see a different doctor and will not be going back to Dr. Fishberg. And it's unfortunate, because he is a good doctor. But with the lack of customer service I won't be back.
Paul W. · July 3, 2019
Doctor Fishberg explained everything he did and why. He is very knowledgable but talked in layman's terms so it was veryunderstandable.
Doctor Fishberg explained everything he did and why. He is very knowledgable but talked in layman's terms so it was very understandable.
Leree B. · Less than 1 year ago

Dr. Gary Fishberg's office locations

Fishberg Optometry

5225 Canyon Crest Dr

Riverside, CA 92507

Fishberg Optometry

1228 East 17th St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Fishberg Optometry

12413 Norwalk Blvd.

Norwalk, CA 90650

Patient reviews for Dr. Gary Fishberg

All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information about Zocdoc's review system, check out this FAQ.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Based on 49 reviews
Sort by:
Most relevant
49 reviews
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Very informative

Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Gary was great. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. My issue is with his front desk person. She is very unorganized. I asked for my eyeglass prescription after my exam and she told me she needed to get the doctor's signature and if I could come back the next day. I asked if she could email it to me since I was working the next day. She said she would. Three days passed and I still didn't receive the prescription. So I called and she informed me she was busy and didn't get a chance to get his signature. She informed me it would be another day until I could get it as the doctor was in another office. It's been 2 days I still haven't received it. I have submitted with my insurance to see a different doctor and will not be going back to Dr. Fishberg. And it's unfortunate, because he is a good doctor. But with the lack of customer service I won't be back.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Great service good attitude thank you..

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

The doctor was fine. Reception staff is not very friendly.

Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

I liked the actual doctor, but one of the staff was a little abrupt.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Doctor Fishberg explained everything he did and why. He is very knowledgable but talked in layman's terms so it was very understandable.

Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable doctor and staff. Took his time to explain things to me in a way I could understand. Was not pushy about his recommendations. Thanx.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Great visit! Really enjoyed my visit at Mr. Fishbergs office. I recently moved to the area and will definitely stay with his office as long as I can. He explained everything throughly. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed with him or his staff.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Dr. Fishberg was outgoingly friendly, explained everything (including processes I've had done for 30 years but never knew what they were!). He's been at this for 40 years but seems to really enjoy his vocation and does it extremely well.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

I had a great experience. Because I filled out all my paperwork on ZocDoc before I got to the appointment, I only had to wait a couple minutes before being seen. The office is a little run-down and crowded, but the staff was very professional and kind. Dr. Fishberg was helpful and told me things about my vision and contact lens care that no optometrist had told me before, and I've been wearing glasses since I was 6 years old!

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Great staff time for doc to upgrade his office space

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

One of the best Optometrist I’ve ever encountered. Professional, patient, highly informative, great personality.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

I trust Dr Fishberg to get the prescription correct and his assistants are really nice and helpful.

More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

super nice doctor!

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Very smart and helpful

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

The doctor and staff were amazing with my son who has Autism.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Doctor fishberg is very personable and very knowledgeable. I've been going to him for the past 16 years. Yolanda who runs his office in Santa Ana it's fabulous.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Whole family enjoys Dr. Fisher's humor and treatment. He explains so we understand. He doesn't drag testing out or make you sit uncomfortably long. His staff is fun and darling. They work really well as a team and have things as ready for you as they can when you arrive.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

The doctor was so nice and funny! He is so smart and try to make sure everything is fine!

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Dr. Fishnet was awesome. Super nice and made me feel very comfortable. Very knowledgeable. I told him about problems I had with contacts and he knew exactly how to fix it, so as I'm writing this I'm wearing comfy contacts for the first time in years. Staff was very friendly and worked with me on billing, which was much appreciated. Would recommend this office to anyone.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Everyone was so friendly and thorough. From the front desk to the dr himself, couldn't have been more happy with the appointment.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

This was a very pleasant experience. No waiting and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Fishberg is very kind and explains in detail whatever you want to know about the process. He was very friendly and funny. I went in having bad vision for a long time and before i left he showed me i would have 20/20 in no time. This literally brought me to tears...happy ones! Highly recommend this office. Jeri E

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Andrea was wonderful! She explained out insurance coverage and helped us chose what works best for us without adding unnecessary extras to our lenses. She was patient with us and interacted professionally with another person she was training.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Thorough exam and good service at the front desk.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Very nice

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

it was great good doctor????

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Dr. Fishberg was great! The appointment was quick. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything very well. He will definitely be my go to eye doctor from now on.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

I always leave this office glad that I came! Everyone is so friendly and helpful with pleasant personalities. They really try to accommodate the needs of the patients.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Dr. Fishberg was incredibly kind. He did his best to educate me on contact use and cleanliness and made sure he covered everything I needed to know, even though I'd been wearing contacts for years. He's super attentive.

Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocOptometristDr. Gary Fishberg, OD