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Dr. Jay Chretien, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Chretien provides comprehensive vision care including the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, surgical co-management, and routine exams for glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Chretien grew up in Portland, Oregon and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Intern rotations included emphasis in specialty contact lenses, head injury and general optometry. He has specialized in comprehensive family eye care and the medical management of eye disease.He has extensive experience in contact lenses and in helping patients before and after surgical care including the latest laser refractive procedures. In his free time, Dr. Chretien likes traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Applewood Vision Clinic, Denver (Internship)
  • Pacific University, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457323552

Office locations

In Focus Eye Center

870 Inman Village Parkway NE, Suite 3

Atlanta, GA 30307

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It was pretty quick and the Doctor and staff were very courteous and took the time to explain things to me. Would recommend
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Everyone there was extremely helpful, courteous and professional. From the receptionist who checked me in to the technician who did my initial analysis to Dr. Chretian and his thorough exam to the associate who checked me out.
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I used to live within a 2 minute walk distance to Dr. Chretien. Now I have to drive through town. Will I switch optometrists? NOPE, Dr. Chretien is just that good.
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In Focus is great. I filled out paperwork and they took me right back. Too bad Dr. Jay is leaving, but the staff will still be there for the new Doctor in September.
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Best eye doc!
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As always, the experience was wonderful. Greeted warmly by front-of-office staff, handed brief paperwork to review and sign. I was then taken back to exam rooms, first by Steve, and followed by a quick consult and exam with Dr. Jay, bothof whom were very kind, adept and knowledgeable. After this, I enjoyed the expertise of Steve in helping to choose a new frame, and got all taken care of in a timely and efficient, yet patient and friendly manner.
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This was a great experience. I was getting an eye exam promptly at my appointment time - thank you Bonnie! Everyone was professional and friendly. Dr. Chretien asked thoughtful questions, and seemed very interested in my answers. They are a great team. I look forward to returning.
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Dr. Chretien is amazing, he was very thorough and has an amazing bedside manner. I have a chronic condition and have seen many other eye doctors, and he was by far the most thorough and knowledgeable. His office is also very friendly and answers all your questions.
Less than 3 months ago
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I've had a few annual eye exams with InFocus and they've all been very positive experiences. The people at the front desk are nice and I've never had to wait too long to be seen. Dr. Chretien is thorough but speedyand takes time to explain things to you. I've had some issues adjusting my contacts prescription and they've been great about getting everything worked out.
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Jay and his team are great, very patient-oriented, takes time to listen and explain everything
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The doctor was extremely professional and courteous. The staff was very helpful in assisting me in picking out new frames. Will definitely be back, and would definitely recommend.
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Dr Chretien takes the time to explain procedures and products. He has worked with me to find just the right contacts, trying four different products to produce the best result. I highly recommend him. Plus... his staff is knowledgeable, warm, and friendly!
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Dr Jay is great! Super happy about how quickly they get me in to see him. Also, he is always willing to work around my schedule to ensure conditions are handled quickly!
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Dr. Chretien and the staff were great! He listened to all my questions and concerns and provided a lot of feedback. He and the staff worked really hard to find the right contact lens for me which are a lot better than my old ones.
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Great checkup, would recommend.
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Love that I can make an appointment online and the team at Infocus is fantastic.
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Jay and the office staff are phenomenal in many ways. The initial office experience is very pleasant. The caring manner of the assistants and Dr. Chretien is second to none. They are not in a hurry rushing you out the door.They spend a lot of time answering all your questions and making you at ease. You can tell they care very much about what they do and about providing the best possible eye care.
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Dr. Chretien is very knowledgeable and friendly. He really listens to his patients and provides excellent care. I would say that it was a little odd that I had to email them after my appointment to request my prescription and itwasn't provided to me automatically after the check-up. I've always been given it and I think it's law that they provide it? This may not have anything to do with the doctor though but it is his practice. I had already purchased contact lenses through them but it felt like they wanted me to buy glasses from them only.
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Dr. J is amazing, very knowledgeable, and personable.
Less than 6 months ago
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Kept saying he wasn't trying to come down on me, but pretty much was the entire time. Granted it is for my own actions in taking care of my eyes, but I didn't leave feeling good at all. Then I was never called about my contacts arriving.
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Always a great experience with Dr.Chretien and his staff. In the many years I have been coming here, I’ve never had a bad experience. Highly recommend!!
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You will rarely find a doctor who explains everything about your condition like Dr. Chretien does.
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Really friendly and gave me the eye care I needed without overdoing it with tests or follow ups. I'll be back!
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Dr. Chretien, OD and his office staff are always friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I've recommended him to several friends already!
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Not a rushed exam. Dr Kay took time asking history. Good experience with the quality of eyecare.
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Dr. Chretien was really wonderful. He listened closely to my concerns and explained his exam and his thought process thoroughly. I was impressed by how efficiently everything ran in the office.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Chretien was so thorough, knowledgeable and courteous!
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Dr. Jay is really patient, and explains all your options in great detail. The staff is very friendly, and the office is clean and modern. Would highly recommend this practice.
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Office was new and clean. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Chretien took his time and answered my questions. Would go back again next year.
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Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I'd recommend them again in a heartbeat.
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Jay is very informative and provides great insight into any questions or concerns you may have. The office staff is friendly and helpful. They have a small frame selection but normally have a variety of good styles to choose from.
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Very helpful, very thorough.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was impressed with how thorough was my eye exam, not only in terms of the thoroughness for the prescription, but the thoroughness of checking the overall health of my eyes. The office is impeccably clean and the equipment is allbrand new. I loved that I was able to make my appointment online and view all the available days/times to find the most convenient. The glasses were exactly my prescription and no one tried to oversell (I need to pull off my glasses to see from up close). Dr. Chretien and his staff are all very personable. I would not hesitate to call them and ask them a question. There were plenty of options for my face size and budget (they have more frames than just the ones on display; they will bring out additional frames from underneath the cabinets). I was planning to purchase only one pair and perhaps order additional ones online and wound up purchasing 3 pairs. My only issue was with the timeliness of the order. I ordered 3 pairs and one of them was a "main" pair of glasses with transitions lenses and anti-glare. They arrived on a Friday and I picked them up. Throughout the weekend, I realized the lenses weren't "transitioning." I took them back the next business day and they confirmed that even though they had ordered transitions lenses with anti-glare, the lab that made them did not make my lenses to those specifications. I had waited 2 weeks for this pair and then I had to wait two more weeks to get them re-done. It would have been nice if they would have expedited the second order, since the lab had made a mistake. I was lucky that I had purchased a plain back-up pair. I wound up using it right away those two weeks. I still plan to continue using Dr. Chretien because of the thorough exam and because I feel the issue with the glasses was the fault of the lab, not of Dr. Chretien's office. I would suggest that if you have have a problem, ask for the glasses to be expedited.
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Everyone here was so thorough, I’m glad I went!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Jay is top notch! He’s always happy to talk to me about the science of the eye. I really feel I’m getting the best, personalized care. I highly recommend his office.
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Dr. Chretien is the best eye doctor I've ever had. I look forward to every visit with him -- he's knowledgable, personable, and very down to earth!
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Great great great! You should come here! He has a passion for eye health! The staff was super cool and highly knowledgeable! Ditch the rest and come to the best!!
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Enthusiastic doesn't cover it! He is high energy and full of answers to almost every question one can think of. Go, and learn about your eyes like never before. My insurance covered my visits so it didn't feel terribly pricey. Professional staff, and very clean facility. Highly recommend!
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He is very thorough and an excellent practitioner! He has picked up on details with my eyesight and eye health that no other practitioner has before. I highly recommend!
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Dr. Jay is very kind and professional. I feel like he is extremely thorough and always ready to explain and answer questions about your eye exam.
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I've been wearing glasses for more than 40 years, and I've seen a lot of eye doctors. I've never been more consistently satisfied with my treatment and options than I have been by Dr Chretien at In Focus. I'm sending my husband in, next.
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Great experience every time I visit. Dr. Chretien is thorough and knowledgeable, and his staff is second to none.
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I had a thorough eye health exam, and discussed Lasik surgery. Dr. Chretien explained that process and suggested I try an interim solution with contacts to make sure I could adjust to the surgery. I had no idea that was anoption and am so grateful for the care Dr. Chretien and the rest of the staff show my eyeballs.
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Dr Chretien and his staff are the best! Always professional, fun and friendly. I look forward to my annual visit year after year!
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Dr Jay is fantastic! He has saved me from a lot of headaches (literally) by getting me in the right lenses. He’s thorough, knowledagble, and makes sure you’re well cared for before you leave. And his staff is so friendly andattentive! I’ve been a patient of his for 3 years, and I won’t go anywhere else.
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I've been going here for years and they've always been top notch.
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Dr. Chretien and his staff were excellent. Very efficient and helpful.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great experience all around. These guys were great.
Less than 1 year ago
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I’m new to Atlanta and needed to find all new Drs. My friends all tend to go to chain establishments which I have found don’t do a very good job for me. Dr Jay was knowledgeable and really discussed my issuesin a way I could understand. I also found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Add to that I was seen as soon as my paperwork was done so you knew they considered your time valuable.
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Dr. Chretien is the best! He explains things very clearly and makes sure you’ll be absolutely comfortable with your prescription.
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