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**********WE REQUIRE 24 HOUR NOTICE FOR ANY CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. YOU ARE SUBJECT TO A $55 FEE IF APPOINTMENTS ARE CHANGED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF APPOINTMENT TIME.we must verify your insurance 48 hours prior to your appointment!************ Dr. Budner graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in the top ten. He scored the 4th highest grade in the country on the competency exam for the treatment of eye diseases. His residency included running the eye clinic at Andrews Air force base and at the Eye Surgery Center in Silver Spring. Dr. Budner completed an internship at the Learning Disabilities Clinic in Dallas, Texas. He is also the founding member of SPECTRUM eyecare the only Optometry/Ophthalmology network in the Metropolitan area. Dr. Budner moved here from New York with his wife. He has 2 wonderful children and lives in Maryland. His patients find him warm, compassionate and respectful. He specializes in complicated eye and vision problems.
Verified Patient Reviews
Allison was wonderful - walked me through all the tests and steps, helped me pick out glasses, was warm and cheerful the entire time. Dr. Budner was professional, efficient, and patient in his explanations. Overall a fantastic practice that I highly recommend.
The doctor is knowledgeable and professional. The experience with the doctor himself is great. The staff is good. The office is old. I don't like that they sell glasses right there in the office, though I realize that most eye doctors do that.
Doctor Budner and his office staff are always great, courteous and quick! Thats why I choose to drive out of my way to go there!
Dr Budner is knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and very patient when examining and explaining the results from the tests. He is the best.!
The best contact lenses fitting I had had in 15 years! I had lost hope that I will ever see well as neither glasses or contact lenses seem to work for me, however Dr Budner found a solution to my problems: nearsightedness & astigmatism, combined with presbiopia!
Dr. Budner was thorough and made sure that I understood everything that he was telling me about my eyes. He took extra time to explain issues that were somewhat more complex and never made me feel rushed or insignificant. I left feeling confident that I had made the right choice in selecting a new eye care professional. L. V.
He was very thorough and explained everything. All of his staff members were helpful and very pleasant.
I continue to be very pleased with Dr Budner and his staff. He provides a comprehensive exam and spends as much time as needed with patient. No rush or feeling like you are just another billing. I will continue to have my family come to Dr Budner for all our eye needs.
Dr. Budner is an excellent optometrist! He answers all questions in a clear and direct manner, and he makes a patient feel at ease. I have recommended and will continue to recommend him to people I know! His office staff is very friendly, too!
Dr. Budner is very thorough and very approachable. Great at explaining procedures and diagnoses.
Great staff, good quality products and professional service.
Very professional, easy to find appointments when needed, nice front desk and Dr. Budner is very knowledgeable
Everyone was extremely professional. I've never visited a vision center that provided me with a sense of being taking care of. He covered all basis with my eyes and was totally honest
Concerned about how I felt my eyes progressed since last visit, willing to take time and discuss matters with me. If I have questions willing to take time to answer. Not all doctors willing to take the extra time with patients. Shows he cares for his patients. CHERYL W.
This doctor refused to give me a contact lens prescription due to the previous review I left on here. After my initial appt, I didn't hear back about a follow up after a week. I had to call to set up the appt. I took the morning off to go in and the doctor wouldn't give me a prescription for contact lenses. This was the worst experience I've ever had with an optometrist and I have been happily served by many over the last 20 years of annual contact lens exams. The doctor refunded me, but that doesn't pay for the time I wasted going to his offices twice. Two weeks later, I have no prescription and old uncomfortable contacts.
Dr. Budner has been my eye care doctor for over a decade. He's always professional and informative. Wait times can sometimes be a little later than your scheduled appointment time but most customers aren't on time themselves so everyone's at fault. His staff keeps you informed and they are always super friendly. I would recommend Dr. Budner definitely.
I ended up paying double what I was quoted over the phone for a simple eye exam. I left the office without a prescription because the doctor couldn't figure mine out. I've always been identified with astigmatism and left the doctor's office with contacts that let me see 20/20. This doctor didn't give me contacts for astigmatism and needed to contact my previous optometrist to get my prescription. Over priced for unacceptable results.
Great! They are all so friendly and give you so much advice and work around to help you out in any situation!
The clinic is really clean and the doctor is brilliant. The staff in the office are really nice as well.
I arrived super early, so not the doc's fault, though the appointment was delayed a bit due to a technology issue. This doc has a great bedside manner, the follow-up is just right, and his sincerity and explanations were very helpful.
Professional friendly staff. Thorough exam. Definitely recommended.
This doctor is a true professional. Take his time to speak to you. Left very impressed.
Very professional environment and the doctor is excellent
Dr. Budner and his staff were highly professional, courtesous, prompt, and the results of Dr. B's examination were clearly explained to me by him. I was delighted with my visit and will continue to use him.
Very polite, and well educated staff. High technology, and sufficient equipments. Friendly, and expert eye Dr.
Professional, curtious and highly candid advise leaves a very good impression
Was no good today
Dr. Budner was patient, knowledgeable, and considerate. I have severe myopia and astigmatism and have failed RGP lenses and had difficulty with Toric lenses. He took the time to explain my different options and prescribed me hybrid lenses. My vision is extremely important to my occupation and I am now able to see better than I have in a long time thanks to his expertise. I strongly recommend seeing Dr. Budner and have told my family and friends about him.
This was the best and most thorough experience I've had with an optometrist in years. He takes times with you to explain what's going on. Highly recommended.
Dr. Budner office is just a treat to visit
Everyone attentive, warm, efficient. Atmosphere relaxed and confidence inspiring. Exam thorough and discussion clear. Good support in frame selection. A satisfying experience.
Truly delightful experience with a true professional. Would highly recommend to any and all!
They were great! Very thorough. The staff was so nice. I will never go to a "chain" eye doc again. Private practice is the way to go.
Listened to my concerns -provided prompt thorough care. Dr Budner has provided top notch vision care for me and my family for over a decade!
Dr. Budner does a thorough exam and takes the time to make sure you get all your questions answered. I never feel rushed. He also does a good job of explaining what to expect in the future due to aging. He invests in the latest technology to check for eye diseases and to compute accurate lens settings. His waiting room has a TV monitor with informative presentations on different eye-related subjects. He has an optical department to buy glasses and contacts, but doesn't push you to buy there. He emails out a detailed set of information specific to your situation for later reference.
All of the office staff are friendly, helpful, and professional. Reminder cards and emails are timely and follow-up awesomely fast. The doctor, his assistant(s), and the opticians all provide clear forthright information to assist patient/clients in personal decision making. This is one of the few practices I have encountered that discusses, nutrition, other health issues, activities, and age in relationship to a treatment plan. Unlike some offices, no one pressures clients. I have been wearing corrective lenses for 50 years and this is the best practice I have encountered. Highly and enthusiastically recommend.
Dr. Budner is great. I've been a patient for nearly 30 years because he is professional and personable and has given me excellent vision care.
It was my first eye exam in many years, & the expert staff & Dr. Budner put me right at ease. Each took their time to do the tests & examination right, & the superb service staff member in the glasses department was well-informed, friendly & professional when it came time to order my glasses. Highly recommended!
Simple, caring and honest.
He is very good with my 6 year old son! Very engaging and patient!
I always have a good experience with Dr. Budner. That is why he has been my doctor for years. Thanks!
Excellent examinations. Excellent doctor and associates. Highly recommended.
It was very professional and the health conditions were explained well and in a courteous and professional manner. Raul G.
He is a really nice and knowledgeable optometrist. He explains everything really well and is really helpful in resolving your concerns.
I went here for an annual preventative eye exam. The people at the office were very courteous and professional, Dr. Budner was friendly and efficient. This was all very routine and there were no issues, so I can't speak to how they deal with more complex eye care. But for a preventative exam I can recommend them.
Great atmosphere and everyone is very professional. Highly recommend this doctor and his facility. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
Dr budner is an excellent physician w excellent bedside manner!
I was really impressed with both the office staff and the doctor. The doctor was well-versed in my issues (something that sadly has not been the case with most of the optometrists that I have seen over the years), and the staff was exceptionally nice and efficient. The appointment itself was fine, and I felt well-cared for, but the staff was what really made this a 5-star appointment. They explained everything to me (from billing to the tests they did to the contact lens buying process), and all with a smile.
My children and I have been patients of Dr. Budner's for at least 10 years. That right there should tell you how much we value the service we get from him and his office. He has always provided professional service with a personal touch. He listens to our concerns and proposes solutions that always help the situation. You never feel like just a number in this office!
To start this review, I just want to say I have a huge fear of doctors. However, my eye sight was starting to go downhill and a friend of mine referred me to Dr Budner. He is by far the best doctor I have ever been too. When I nervously walked into the office I was greeted by the very friendly front desk staff who was so personable and welcoming. I quickly filled out my paperwork and was seen shortly thereafter by Dr. Budner. He greeted me with a smile on his face and led me back to the exam room. He had the nicest bedside manner as I told him of my fear of doctors. He was so thorough and constantly made sure I was comfortable during the entire exam. As it turns out, my eyesight is not as good as it used to be and was recommended to get contacts or glasses. I decided I wanted to try glass first so Dr. Budner took me over to the glasses section where I was greeted by another friendly associates who helped me pick out some really cute glasses. I’m so excited to start wearing them! From this experience, I am actually looking forward to my follow up! What a change! If you are looking for a great eye doctor, look no further! Dr Budner is the eye doctor for you!
Dr Budner is an awesome optometrist and knows what he's doing
I have been going to this office for a long time. The doctor is very thorough in his examination. The office has a great selection of eyeglasses as well.
My visit with Dr. Budner was outstanding! I was explained everything step by step of what going on throughout the entire exam and all the staff was very helpful. I would strongly recommend this office to anyone that needs to have an eye exam.
The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Dr. Budner took his time explaining to me the results of my exam. Everything was done in an unhurried, caring manner. Thank you! !
First time patient. Dr. Budner didn't ask many questions, very short appointment and was prescribed, what was most likely the most expensive medication for what I needed. Got what I needed, but wouldn't return.
This review is not to be taken personal but this was my first time here at the office and normally 'first time patients' are treated with extra hospitality through my experience but I didn't feel it at all here. Doctor barely asked things about me to get to know me.. Just things about my eyes.. Choosing doctors and their offices are for experience if not I could've gone elsewhere. Not to mentioned I was misinformed that they said my insurance only covers eye glasses exam not contact lenses exams but it turns out I could've done either one of them but can't do both. Pretty upsetting but I recommend for first time patients to the extra mile because I don't believe I will be back to reschedule. The only person that made the experience that much better was a woman who sat behind receptionist... Her customer service skills is the only thing good I can say about the office.
Professional staff and outstanding care. Dr. Budner is one of the few medical professionals left who takes ample time to ensure you are properly fitted for contacts/glasses. His team is friendly, efficient and just plain great at what they do. I would highly recommend this office.
I was referred to Dr. Budner by the surgeon who performed my Lasik surgery thinking that they would not steer us wrong since I received great and professional care there, WRONG! I took my 80+ year old grandfather who is 40% blind and has osteoporosis which makes it hard for him to not only see but walk, sit and stand. These "professionals" in Dr. Budners office obviously had no concern or compassion for someone in his age and condition. I counted a total of 16 times they made him stand, go to 1 room then back out to the waiting room then sit just so they can call him 10 mins later to stand up and sit again. It was horrific and I was extremely tempted to just leave. Even worse, they decided that out of all the young and middle aged patients that were crowded in the office who were more than likely more healthy and physically strong than my 80 yr old grandfather, they would like their new tech in training to perform a majority of the scans on him and some of them had to be done all over again because their trainee was not 100% competent in using the equipment. Now, to Dr. Budner and his bedside manner-POOR! He was extremely stiff, impolite, insensitive and often rude. After 3 hours of sitting, standing and being a test-subject for his interns finally we got to leave. But the headache only continued.......I had to call their office for a week just to receive our reports which BTW the 1st time we were told they were snail-mailed (sure!) I have worked in customer service for many years and truly did not even have time to write this review but I truly hope someone reads it before considering to visit this doctor. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE!!!!
I was happy with the visit, until I asked for my PD measurement. I was told it would be an additional charge. Every place I've been to up to that point had freely provided the measurement. I was not interested in purchasing the overly marked up frames available. I had also just had my vision checked, so I wasn't a freeloader off the street. That turned me off completely to the office.
Staff as well not friendly , never received calls back last year when I left messages for Lynn, she was rude and outspoken, kylie is ok, over all not friendly office or dr. Not warm, I will not go back but I like frame selection, however too expensive
He is professional and friendly. I have been seeing him for years and will continue to have him as my optometrist.
Excellent service and friendly staff. I'll come back.
We had a great first experience with Dr. Budner and his staff. They are very professional and Dr. Budner has a compassionate and accessible manner. His equipment seems state-of-the-art and he provides a full report and explanation of your exam via email. He is willing to explain everything to you in person, of course, and I felt he would take as much time with my children and me as we needed. Overall, we felt we were in very competent hands and we will be building a long-term relationship with this practice!
Dr. Budner explained all my findings in detail, what to expect in future and treatment options.
I've been a patient for many years. If he was not a great doctor, I wound have looked around for a new eye care professional. He is very thorough, and I've been happy to have found someone I can trust.
Very professional staff. Office visit started exactly on time!
I've been going to Dr Budner for the past few years and would not go elsewhere. He and his staff take extra time to ensure I understand all the tests and their results Administrative staff are very friendly and no pressure or unwanted up selling of higher priced frames. They ensure total satisfaction.
Definitely, Dr. Budner is a great doctor. He has taken care of our whole family and we are always satisfied with his professionalism and outcomes of our visits. The office staff is friendly and welcoming every time we come in for our appointments. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great eye doctor. Thank you!
He has been my doc for years and is fantastic!
Great visit. Explained very well the issues I was concerned with and issues I had.
I love Dr. Budner--he is the BEST!!! He has been my eye doctor for about 25 years now (maybe more!!) He is so thorough and professional---so is his staff. They make EVERYONE feel special there :)
It very well, as always. I've seen the other doctor at this office as well.
informed me of details I needed to know to treat eye injury. Reassurance was welcome.
Great service from Dr. Budner and his staff. This is my third visit to his office and I am always impressed with the speed and efficiency of his staff.
He is awesome. He was recommended to me by a friend. I'll tell anyone who needs an eye doc *** HE IS FABULOUS*** Also office staff is excellent! I won't go anywhere else.
Fast, efficient, professional and helpful. One on the most pleasant staff I have seen.
Great eye doctor. Good Service, good prices, good staff. I would highly recommend.
It went well; he is patient and willing to take the time during his business explain a new concept to the patient.
It was fine as always!
Dr. Budner and his staff have always been prompt, professional, and courteous. My entire experience from start to finish, including selecting new frames, was wonderful. Dr. Budner also stays current with new eye care developments and technologies. I highly recommend Dr. Budner for your eye care needs.
I've been going to Dr. Budner since 2006. He's very professional, honest, and personable. He will discuss pros and cons with you to see what type of eye wear fits you best personally and budget wise. His staff is great as well. They are very helpful in choosing frames and contacts. Very short wait time for my late afternoon appointment.
Dr. Budner is terrific! I so appreciate being cared for by him and believe him to be very trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Fabulous experience. Extremely welcoming office staff and doctors!!
He's great as are his staff. He doesn't try to "upsell" me. He's honest and very capable.
I have going to Dr. Budner for about 25 years. He's always been great and so have all his staff. Would highly recommend him.
We have been patients of Dr. Budner for over 12 years. He and his office staff are great. Good with kids.
Dr. Budner is very professional, thorough and friendly. The office staff is also professional and friendly. The location is easy to get to there is plenty of parking.
My mother and I were first time patients and we are very satisfied with our first visit. Doctor and staff were very attentive and organized.
Sign is is simple even though its been a year. Docter and assistant moved fast. The miss who helped with the frames is a very kind lady.
Very thorough examination. The doctor and staff were very professional and knowledgeable.
I was actually extremely impressed with everyone in the office, and Dr Budner was very professional and thorough. Best experience at an optometrist since I moved to the area 10 years ago!
My visit is always great ..
Dr. Budner is highly professional and knowledgeable. The annual exam is very thorough. The staff I friendly and professional as well. The office is clean and hygienic.
I am always pleased with the actual care the doctors give to me and my family in areas of the exam and the front desk staff who make the appts and answer the calls are very friendly. However, this experience was a first of discomfort,embarrassment and in my opinion extremely unprofessional. I was in to get a routine eye exam for glasses with my daughters. In my annual visit almost 2 years prior I had an exam for contacts lenses. It was explained to me that I would have to wait until my insurance would cover my contacts because they only covered in every two years and that time hadnt come yet. Somehow the Dr. went ahead and examine me for both glasses and contacts, he placed me with a trial pair and re examined me to make sure they were fine. When I came out to talk with the people about my eye glass purchase I guess it was realized that there was a discrepancy and I was then asked to remove the trial pair of contacts from my eyes at that moment or pay the fee for contacts at that visit. I found this to be very embarrassing and really over the top. I've worked in the medical field and I know full well that the trial pairs of contacts the Doctors don't have to pay for. No one can use them again and they just get trashed. That was a mistake someone else made, but I suffered the embarrassment in front of my daughter. I will be looking for another Optometrist for myself and my family going forward.
buena experiencia espero que sea mi doctor de confianza
My only concern is that calls don't seem to go through on Saturdays. But that's the only negative. Here're the positives: Extremely friendly staff. (I came in for Lasik consultation.) Dr. Budner himself took the time to explain the situation of my eyes and doing extra observations to cover everything. Seems like my contacts might have skewed some results, so though he said upfront that Lasik isn't possible now, he encouraged me to come back after a period of not wearing contacts to see if my eyes reshape to something normal. I was impressed that his staff were knowledgeable of my situation, too. After the appointment, they chatted with me about a follow-up and were sympathetic to my student status that might interfere with scheduling. I loved the sense of hope that it can still be possible to undergo this operation. The wait time was more or less right away since there wasn't anyone before me; although I did feel a guilty for keeping others waiting who appeared after me. Very sorry for cutting my time close, but very thankful to Dr. Budner for being patient with me anyway.
Professional,Knowledgeable and helpful
It was great the ladies where very nice polite the Dr was great it was our first time so we be back I would recommend to my friends
Good when it comes to special needs adults
Dr. Budner is a condescending and doesn't seem to listen when you ask him questions. Also, one of his staff members proceeded to give me an eye exam without even asking me to take out my contacts. It was not until she tried to do a pressure test and it didn't work that she even realized my contacts were in, and then she asked me to take them out and had to do the entire exam over again. Very unprofessional. On the plus side, the lady working at the front desk was very pleasant.
Did not find Dr. Budner particularly helpful, insighful, or friendly. It was fine, but would not particularly recommend. Do not plan to return.
The waitime was too long. Period. What's the point for having an appointment? What's the point in filing new patient data online only to be ask to repeat on site?
No waiting, but very low selection of frames
Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Budner was great and answered all my question with me having to ask anything. He also made me feel very comfortable.
Was very helpful and insightful.
He was very professional an personable. He was outstanding with my 7 year ol daughter as well.
Highly professional team working together to make the process comfortable and efficient.
Expensive even with my medical.
The visit was very good. The staff and the Dr. were very professional and on top of things. I will for sure go back there again and recommend it to others.
Dr. Budner was very professional. The wait time was excellent. As soon as I finished filling out my forms I was seen. The staff were all very friendly. I would recommend this practice to my friends and family.
Dr Bunder was great, very professional, I felt he was very thorough.
I go there early so that was the only reason for waiting. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The issues I was having and the questions I had were all answered very clearly. I was happy with the outcome.