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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Nakagawa has been in practice in general Optometry for over 20 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California. Having been born and raised here in the westside it is his profound desire to serve the eyecare needs on the westside community. Specialties include ocular disease treatment and management, binocular vision, and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnosis any ocular conditions that may present itself.Make your appointment and you will definitely be pleasantly surprised of his cordiality!
Verified Patient Reviews
This is the second time I've seen Dr. Nakagawa and him and his staff have always been so friendly. I definitely recommend him!
Dr. Nakagawa was awesome. He is super smart and his evaluation was very comprehensive. His assistant was also very nice! Both of them made me feel very comfortable.
Such a great visit! First of all, the building has a private parking lot and they validate which is great. The staff at the office are the nicest people and they are so welcoming and easy to talk to. Doctor Nakagawa, really took the time to go over details with the progression of my eyes and even gave me sample contacts to try to ensure the prescription was correct. I would highly recommend him and his team!
Dr Nakagawa is fantastic. He and his staff were wonderful, prompt and professional.
One of the best healthcare experiences I've had. Super friendly & incredibly thorough - way beyond any other optometrist I've been to. There appears to be much more of a focus on caring for your eyes than trying to sell you frames. Excellent.
Fantastic. I wish I went to him years ago. I learned a lot about my eyes and I am actually motivated to taking care of them!
Very thorough, personalized, very kind person. New eye doc!! Thank you Dr. Jason Nakagawa!
Dr. Nakagawa is the best! HIs equipment is all brand new and state-of-the-art (he even has a machine that dilates your pupils just for a second, as opposed to the drops that take three hours to wear off) and he is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and helpful. His assistant is awesome as well. I always leave the office in a better mood than I came in with. I would highly recommend Dr. Nakagawa to anyone who cares about their eyes.
I've been coming to Dr. Nakagawa for three years and now and I couldn't be happier. I am considering getting Lasik this year and it helps having someone as smart, courteous and professional as Jason to help walk me through the process. I don't think I would do it without him!
Had a great visit with Dr. Nakagawa and his techs (Kirby). Both explained everything so so well and answered every question. I actually learned things about the eye that I didn't know! I also appreciated that they didn't do dilation (which puts you out of commission for a few hours, work-wise).
Everybody was thorough, polite, and the office was clean with good technology. Everything was explained to me in a candid but professional way.
Dr. Nakagawa was very professional and I am very pleased and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Dr.Nakagawa and his staff were great. Very attentive and took the time to explain everything. I had no wait time and was treated with respect. I would highly recommend!
Really good at explaining things, very calm and reassuring
Absolutely loved Dr. Nakagawa! Explained everything to me, made sure I understood what he was showing me, listened to my concerns and issues, and was very thoughtful as well as thorough. The staff was awesome. An absolute pleasure. Parking was easy, and free (Saturday). Highly recommend Dr. Nakagawa.
Dr. Nakagawa was very thorough and attentive during exam. We discussed details of my medical history as it pertained to my vision. Have confidence in his ability to check my eyes unlike other offices I have visited in the past.
Great experience. Recommend highly.
I liked that Dr. Nakagawa explained things about my eye that no other optometrists have done in the past. The staff are incredible. Kirby is a gem! He really made me feel welcome and I will be back for sure!
Dr. Nakagawa and his staff treated me right away. His office is very clean and welcoming. During the examination, Dr. Nakagawa walked me through the procedures and gave me very specific information about the exam and tests that were administered. Dr. Nakagawa's assistant was extremely pleasant and helpful when fitting and repairing my glasses as well as helpful and informative during the eye test. Afterward, Dr. Nakagawa explained my diagnosis and treatment, I left feeling better about my eye health and medical choice. I would recommend him to friends, family, and colleagues.
Dr. Nakagawa was very thorough and comprehensive in my eye examination. He was very kind and attentive.
Very professional- high tech - and very informative
Thanks Dr. Nakagawa for your professionalism. Nice office, good location, plenty of parking
Dr. Nakagawa was friendly, helpful, and very efficient!
Jason answered to all my questions / concerns.
Dr. Nakagawa and his staff are great!
Dr. Nakagawa was great! He had great equipment and had me in and out in a timely manner. Everyone at the office was lovely and the glasses selection was awesome!
Dr. Nakagawa was very professional and a pleasure to talk to, the checkup was a breeze, and his staff is really friendly! A great OD!
I have had the same eye doctor for 20 plus years and just moved to CA so needed a new eye doctor. Dr. Nakagawa is absolutely amazing, so friendly and so thorough. After each test, it was explained what was being done and then my results were explained. I highly recommend Dr. Nakagawa.
Great guy. Very nice and professional.
Doc was a pro with good bedside manner and excellent knowledge in his field. I'll be returning!
He was really great, super knowledgeable and kind. They also validate parking at his office so you don't have to pay. It was an overall great experience!
Great bedside manner, pricing, and very knowledgeable. I strongly recommend Dr. Nakagawa!
Dr. Nakagawa is extremely kind and very knowledgeable. He was very comprehensive and thorough. Every thing was explained to me in detail and step by step.
Dr. Nakagawa was very nice and helpful when I came in to see him. His knowledge of the eye and it's functionality was great and his explanations were perfect. His personality was the reason I went back several times, and will go again.
Very easy to and relaxing visit. Very much appreciated his ability to explain each task in a manner that I could understand. Very happy, glad I found him and his business.
Dr. Nakagawa is the best doctor I have ever been to. He takes the time to answer all my questions and I have never needed to wait to be seen. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Dr. Nakagawa is kind and informative. He gave a thorough exam, answered all of my questions and offered new solutions for my dry eye issues. Not the type to rush you out the door. So glad I found him through ZocDoc!
Office is a little old but Doctor/service/front desk is all excellent! Picked out glasses and contacts. Super helpful
Dr. Nakagawa is geat! One of the best eye doctors I've visited. he took his time to explain everything going on in my thorough eye exam. Extremely professional and super friendly. I will be recommending him to all my friends!
Dr. Nagakawa and his staff were amazingly attentive and answered all my questions. Highly recommended!
Dr. Nakagawa was amazing! Very knowledgable and took the time to answer all questions. The staff was also super friendly. I would highly recommend.
Very thorough eye exam with a friendly, patient, and knowledgable optometrist. He explained what he was checking for with the various eye tests. I was seen quickly and I really enjoyed my experience.
Good energy and very informative. Overall great experience!
Dr Nakagawa is everything I want in my eye doctor. Polite, efficient, kind, and thorough. Not a ton of small talk -- I was in and out in < 25 minutes. They repaired my glasses for free even though I was there for contacts. He's a little understaffed in the very early morning appointments so you may have better luck later in the day.
Dr. Nakagawa was very thorough and informed me of all the test results on the spot. Afterwards, they even were able to deliver my contacts to me at my office since I worked so close. Great doctor and great service.
It was the best optometry visit I've ever had. Right on time, no paperwork to complete thanks to the zocdoc paperwork sent ahead of time. He solved my problem and was so nice, so professional. Will definitely make him my full time eye doctor moving forward.
Dr. Nakagawa was extremely thorough and took the time to explain every step of the process. I highly recommend him!
Dr. Nakagawa actually considers your lifestyle, your activities when making suggestions. He is genuinely interested in helping you see better. I didn't really how average my last eye doc was before meeting Dr. Nakagawa and his excellent staff, especially Curby.
Dr. Nakagawa was extremely thorough and informative. Wait time was nothing, and my experience was great!
He was very competent, polite and respectful. The equipment was excellent. I didn't feel like I needed to buy anything extra. They also validate parking.
He was very thorough and extremely professional.
Dr. Nakagawa is great! He really cares, takes time to listen, and gives information about yours eyes--above and beyond what other doctors do. I can't say enough about how good my visit was. If you care about your vision and the health of your eyes you must try Dr Nakagawa.
Dr. Nakagawa is the best in the business. Not only is he an excellent doctor, but he's also incredibly kind and genuinely cares about his patients. This is my third appointment with Dr. Nakagawa and I expect to have many more!
Dr. Nakagawa was super friendly and helpful- answered all of my questions with patience! Thank you!
Excellent. No wait time. Very professional.
Very friendly and informative staff. Great service.
Dr. Nakagawa was very efficient, polite and informative. His staff, Kirby and Angie, was excellent and friendly. Very glad to have visited his office -- will definitely repeat.
Great Dr., great office and location! No wait time, given new contacts with updated prescription immediately, my significant other will probably come here in a few weeks! Thanks again!
I moved back to the Marina Del Rey area and found Jason Nakagawa, OD on ZocDoc. There is no wait time, the dr saw me immediately. He personally handles all the eye test, usually it's done by an assistant. I appreciated that he took the time to address my concerns while he explains the results of the eye test. A terrific staff, a terrific eye dr. You won't be disappointed.
Dr. Nakagawa would treat you like a dear friend. He's a great doctor. I definitely recommende him.
I so appreciated the wonderful service from Dr. Nakagawa and Kirby. I'm a member and employee of the largest HMO that offers eye care services, but instead I appreciate the services of this independent practitioner. Thank you. Heidi L.
Dr. Nakagawa made me feel comfortable, I did not feel that he rushed me through my appointment. I appreciated that he answered all of my questions, with patience.
He didn't tell me he was going to dilate my eyes.. I go to the eye doctor very rarely and I am not familiar with the protocols. I was planning to go to work after my appt and I could barely drive and see.
He's great, and very thorough. Awesome selection of glasses too! Highly recommend
So professional, friendly, thoughtful!
I never get my eyes checked, so I was a little worried about the procedures (puff of air, stinging eye drops, etc), but it was great! I was walked through the entire exam, the whole atmosphere is clean, and Dr. Nakagawa was very thorough and attentive. 5 Stars!
Great, very professional and knowledgeable.
I wish all doctor visits were as efficient and pleasant as this one!
Dr. Nakagawa was a great choice. He was efficient and caring and explained everything in a way that I could understand. I was very comfortable and didn't feel rushed, ignored, or treated unfairly. I will definitely be seeing him next time I need new glasses!
I was thrilled!!He is patient, kind, thorough…..made it a pleasurable experience all around!!I now have a permanent eye doctor.
Dr. Nakagawa was so nice and really good at taking the time to explain exactly what he was doing and what was going on with my eyes. Would definitely recommend him.
really fun and smart doc! loved him!!
Jason and Kirby are extremely accommodating. I had a quick and easy exam, followed by concise instructions on what I needed to do next to improve my eyesight. They helped me choose contacts and lenses, and made sure everything was in order with insurance. They even went the extra mile of providing me with several one-time samples of different contacts lenses as I chose which ones felt most comfortable for my eyes. Never had a bad experience. These guys are great.
Make not necessarily a pleasant reality comfortable.
I've been a patient of Dr. Nakagawa's for more than 10 years; he's an excellent physician and I trust him implicitly. He answers all of my questions, spending ample time and never rushing through my appointments. I am very grateful to have found him and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great eye care physician.
My mother and I have been seeing Dr. Nakagawa for years! He's the best. I used to dread using eye drops and eye exams, but Dr. Nakagawa always takes such good care of me, I'm no longer bothered.
Dr. Nakagawa was great. I didn't wait at all, literally walked right in when I got there and we got started. Everything was clean and I was in and out with a contact lens prescription and new contacts ordered in 30 minutes. I would recommend Dr. Nakagawa highly; he was efficient and knowledgeable.
My visit was a wonderfully pleasant experience. He was extremely meticulous about my exam and explained everything along the way. I would highly recommend him as a clinician.
Dr. Nakagawa was excellent and will be my eye doc moving forward. Not only a clean, friendly office, but he was calm and clear, explaining every test and results in real time. Definitely recommend!
He was great. Very pleased.
The Dr. Was efficient, clear and to the point.
Dr. Nakagawa is very friendly and knowledgable. He was able to diagnose and treat my eye condition and answer all of my questions. He also saw me right away with no wait time. Highly recommend!
Great! He was thorough, very professional, friendly, and relaxed. He took his time, and diagnosed me easily. Excellent manner and very gentle - especially relevant when someone is dealing with your eyes! In addition, his assistant was also excellent: incredibly organized and efficient and my insurance/paperwork was dealt with very quickly. The office was nice, and their equipment new. I'd definitely recommend him: the entire experience from the consultation to billing was five stars.
Great doctor! He was very professional and answered all my questions with better accuracy and understanding than any of my previous eye doctors. He was very up-to-date on current research in the field and knew exactly how to address my eye concerns.
Super friendly and informative. I normally hate going to the eye doctor but this was an incredibly pleasant experience. Very thorough but the appointment flew by ( my previous doctor felt like it took forever to get through tests). Highly recommend!
He was really accommodating and helped me out with all of my immediate needs. I really appreciated the initiative he took to order my new contacts and do the research on my insurance and the best way to use it.
Best eye doctor I ever had! Hands down
Very personable and explained the exam process very thoroughly. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone in need of vision care.
Very professional and helpful
Great experience overall! I was seen right away to get fitted for new contacts and glasses. My new glasses came in way before I was told to expect them and they were the cheapest I've ever paid for my prescription!
My visit with Jason was nothing but exceptional. He answered all my questions and recommended a few ideas and knowledge about my visit. I would recommend him highly.
Best eye doctor i've ever seen! i highly recommend him.
Dr. N is everything that other reviewers have said: professional, patient and thorough. Thank you, Dr. N!
Such an affable gentleman and thorough and experienced professional; Dr. Nakagawa was so accommodating and he explained every exam as well as the digital photos of my eyes he had taken. The online check-in was great so I didn't have to fill out any forms while in the office. I parked in the wrong parking lot so he pulled cash out of his wallet to cover my parking. I needed contact lenses right away so he sent me home with a free pair to get me through until the lenses he ordered for me show up in my mail. He did not overbook his exams so I did not have to wait. He was very knowledgeable about maximizing my insurance benefits -- I did not know that the medical part of my medical/vision insurance plan would cover glasses and contact lenses. VERY HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, AND CONVENIENT.
very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Dr. Nakagawa and his assistant were both awesome! Super nice and very knowledgable. They were even able to squeeze in my friend who just came along for the ride for an eye exam at the same time!
I have been going to Dr. Nakagawa for several years. He is always professional. I think he does an excellent and thorough eye exam!!
First time visiting this office and it was a great experience. Jason greeting me pretty much at the door and walked me back to start my eye exam. He was very professional and knowledgeable about my concerns. Highly recommended! Thanks
Very professional, polite and explains everything he is doing.
Great visit; nice guy, and competent and helpful doctor.
Dr. Nakagawa is wonderful as is Kirby his assistant. We are grateful to have found such a great optometrist.
Jason was fantastic - very prompt, professional and helpful. I highly recommend!
Excellent service, super sweet and professional. Would recommend him to anyone.