Dr. Irene Gendelman, OD

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9349 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste 114, Santee, CA, 92071

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Santee Family Optometry is East County’s premier and innovative optometric practice that offers a complete and up-to-date vision and eye healthcare experience under one roof for you and the entire family.



Our philosophy is simple...treat every patient like we would treat family, with respect, integrity, and value. We strive to maintain a personal eye care service and preserve a strong relationship with our patients and community.



Welcome to your eye care center…



At Santee Family Optometry we strive to give each of our patients a professional, informative and quality eye care experience. We aim to provide you with the clearest vision by supplying you with the best materials and a large variety of quality eyewear in order to suit your needs and personal style.



The doctors not only believe in providing you with the finest vision, but we also believe in helping you maintain the gift of sight for a lifetime through complete ocular health examinations. We are fully trained in the prevention, diagnosis and management of ocular diseases including those related to systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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She was super friendly and helpful!

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Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff!!

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I arrived a little early to my appointment, and only had to wait a few minutes to be seen. The office already had all of my paperwork printed out from Zoc Doc, so it was very easy to check-in. The doctor who saw me was very friendly and knowledgeable and the exam went smoothly. They already scheduled me for my annual appointment next year which is great!

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Very kind, great all around!

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I had an early appointment at 9am right when they opened. Got there 15 min early. The office was already opened and I was greated immediately. The wait time was less than 10 minutes. I had a pair of frames I loved already, but the prescription in them were bad and they said it wouldnt be a problem to get my prescription in my favored frames. I was told it would take 10-14 business days for them to arrive so I was plesantly surprised when I got a text, and email that my glasses were ready 8 regular days later. Everyone was pleasant and friendly including dr gendelman who answered all my questions and was super helpful. I would definitely come here again if I need new frames.

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On time, nice atmosphere. Very friendly and professional . Answered all my questions and more.

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Went in early to help my husband pick out his frames from his appointment a day prior. While there, they recognized us and asked if I had time to go into my appointment early. We were there maybe a total of 30 minutes. Dr. Irene is caring and attentive. She opens up the end of the appointment for any questions or concerns and really listens and answers questions. Very caring! Also very fast and easy service. They ladies at the front also know their jobs well and make everything go by quickly.

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I was really amazed with the visit. At my other eye place it scout a 1/2 wait. Here I was in and out.

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She is so nice, explains everything Very very happy with her.

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Clean organized friendly I would recommend!

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I hadn't had an optometry appointment in years and was expecting a much longer, more drawn out appointment. I did my check-in online so I was taken back to the exam rooms immediately upon arrival. The initial eye tests were done very quickly and everything was explained to me, which was much appreciated. I was taken to another room where I waited all of a minute or two for Dr. Gendelman. She, like the rest of the staff, was very friendly and personable. The exams with her also went very quickly, and I was especially pleased to have an eye drop replacement to the air puff test! I already had an idea of which frames I was interested in, so all in all, the appointment only lasted 30 minutes! The entire process was quick efficient, but I never felt rushed or pressured into anything. I would absolutely go back to Dr. Gendelman and her staff again!

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It went very well She was very friendly and built me an origami canoe. Very professional!

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I was very impressed with the service provided, all office staff was very professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend!

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Wonderful!

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Very good service, highly recommended !

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Profesional, courteous, thorough, friendly, prompt. Great doctor and great staff!

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It was great, extremely friendly and helpful staff!

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All of the staff were very courteous and friendly. Being able to fill out the paperwork online was great. Dr. Gendelman was professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. As with Siskel and Ebert .... I would give it two thumbs up.

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excellent doctor and establishment! i've been going here for years and i would recommend it to anyone and everyone. knowledgeable and friendly doctor. helpful and professional staff.

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I have been going to Dr. Irene Gendelman for about 5 years now, and I'm very satisfied with their friendly efficient service. Today (Saturday), I was in and out within 25 minutes and got a prescription for new eyeglasses. The staff is super friendly, and Dr. Gendelman is very professional and friendly as well, also detail oriented. They seem to have all the latest state-of-the art equipment and office decor is so stylish. It is very convenient for me, living in Santee, that they are right in the Sprouts Market center. I'm recommending them to anyone who asks, told my husband to start going there.

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My family has been going to Irene Gendelman for several years. She is awesome! She explains everything. I highly recommend her and her staff.

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It was an easy visit, and I was in and out in under 15 minutes for a contact fitting! The staff is always friendly and knowledgable and answered my questions about glasses lenses with ease! I adore this optometrist and highly suggest them for everyone.

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I have been going to this office for 5 years. I now live in Ramona, but won't change. They are wondraful.

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Was seen right on time, professional & helpful staff. Will definitely recommend.

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She was super. Her Staff was incredibly professional as well. I would definitely recommend Dr Gendelman to anyone looking for a good Eye Dr and I will go back again!

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Wonderful Dr will definitely be going back

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Very professional in a very comfortable setting.

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Very nicely decorated office. Relaxed atmosphere. Very patient staff, even when the client can't seem to follow simple directions.

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Doctor & Staff are very professional

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Dr. Gendelman was very professional and extremely knowledgable. She explained everything clearly and would recommend her to anyone who wants to see. Great staff too!

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Everyone was very friendly, they keep a clean office, and I was in and out in no time. Great visit!

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Friendly, fast appointment! Very impressed and will continue to recommend their office to family and friends.

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Excellent service, felt like my concerns were addressed, never felt rushed or pressures. Would definitely recommend

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Very professional and nice! All the staff was great!

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Wonderful! Friendly staff. I came to this office with my kids after a terrible experience at another office. They corrected my kids' prescriptions and made us feel well taken care of in the process. Doctor Gendelman is amazing!

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I had a great visit with Dr. Gendelman today. I haven't had an eye exam for many years. She answered all my questions and put me at ease. I would highly recommend this place.

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Front receptionist greeted me very quickly. Doctor was very professional and had great bedside manner. Great and quick visit.

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I have been visiting the office for the last three years and have been nothing but happy with the service that I've been given. Between Irene's wonderful bedside manner and her staff's courteous and professional behavior I have on many occasions suggested her services to friends and family.

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Very friendly staff, clean atmosphere and just overall pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend!

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awesome place

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