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Dr. Jeffrey Taranto, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Jeffrey Taranto, O.D., native of Atlanta, Georgia, received his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia then completed his Optometric education at the Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. We accept all patients who do not have any vision insurance (for routine eye-health evaluations for glasses and contact lens fittings) and we give you an itemized receipt to submit to your medical carrier for reimbursement. Most Optometrists decide to begin practicing directly after Optometry School but Dr. Taranto wanted to further his education in Ocular Pathology and Pediatric Optometry so he continued his studies post Optometry school, completing his residency in Ocular Disease and Special Testing at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City and the Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. During this program Dr.Taranto trained under many Ophthalmologists including a retinal specialist, corneal specialist, Cataract Surgeon, Lasik Surgeon,Pediatric Ophthalmologist, etc. Dr. Taranto believes that this extra training sets him apart from many other eye care practitioners in Los Angeles. He is not only concerned with his patient's vision but also with the health of the entire eye. His up to date technology and 10 years of experience allow him to diagnose and treat almost all infections of the eyes. Dr. Taranto is Board Certified in Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association and licensed by the state of California. Post residency, Dr. Taranto practiced in Manhattan for six years before moving to Los Angeles to be closer to family and to pursue his lifelong dream of opening his own Optometric practice. Because of all of his experience with kids he considers himself a Pediatric Optometrist.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Optometry
  • State University of New York, Woodhull Hospital, Residency in Ocular Disease and Special Testing

Professional memberships

  • Independent Doctors of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • Residency Thesis Publication 2007- Angioid Streaks and how they affect the Retina.
  • Carpenter Charter School Supporter.
  • Published the following Journal articles for the American Academy of Optometry- 2006- Gyrate Atrophy Versus Mellaril Toxicity Retinopathy.
  • Journal Article Publication for the American Academy of Optometry-2006- Differential Diagnosis of Acquired Retinoschisis and a Cystic Macula in Recurrent Central Serous Choroidopathy from X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis.
  • Published article for American Academy of Optometry 2006- Optical Coherence Tomography of the Posterior Pole Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (CHRPE).

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Japanese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285798504

Office locations

Opulent Eyes Optometry- free validated parking

12214 Ventura Blvd

Studio City, CA 91604

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I've never had an eye exam and he was wonderful! So kind while explaining everything and happily answering any questions I had.
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I really like the atmosphere that Dr. Taranto has created in his office. I feel like I’m visiting a friend when I walk in rather than going to the doctors. The staff was super friendly, and they helped me out thesecond I walked in the door. The doc made the eye exam so easy and afterwards I got to shop around for a bunch of sweet frames. I’ve definitely found my optometrist for good.
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I made an appointment on Zocdoc, and then got a call saying the appointment needed to be moved because the slot was no longer available. I also filled out my information on Zocdoc, but had to fill it out again atthe optometrist's office. I still had to wait 35 minutes to be seen. The optometrist was nice, but very chatty. After waiting 35 minutes, I just wanted to get in / get out. They have a storefront at the office, and the storefront plays music way too loudly. The employees, including the person who does the retina imaging, also dress casually in jeans / street clothes. The atmosphere doesn't feel professional at all.
Less than 1 year ago
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Nice guy, fast service
Less than 1 year ago
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Super friendly very personable very happy to have found him and his friendly staff.
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Dr Taranto was amazing. My first eye exam and he made me feel comfortable and really understand what I needed. Uses new modern equipment which was pretty cool. Highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Informative and thorough! Dr. Taranto and his staff are all top-notch. I found my new optometrist!
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Great customer service and easy to talk to! Staff was very friendly and I felt very comfortable. It's always been hard for me to find a consistent doctor for any medical need, so I'm happy to say I found my eye doctor!
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Very nice and knows his stuff. Front desk is pleasant as well.
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The doctor was great! This is the best prescription I have ever had. I've always thought that my glasses would be annoying since everything always looked smaller to me But once I got my new prescription I was pleased that everythinglooked normal and my headaches stopped! Dr. Taranto really took his time to get me the right fit. Thanks doc!
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Amazingly thorough eye exam, friendly and professional office. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Taranto is an exceptional eye doctor. His staff is very friendly. Taranto is very charasmatic and genuine and took the time to figure out my eye care needs and prescription. Would highly recommend his office and will continue going to him.
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Dr. Taranto was a great listener and answered all of my questions and concerns in a professional manner . His assistant also made the whole experience very pleasant . I would reccommend this doctor!
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Amazing! Great customer service, everyone was so helpful and extremely friendly.
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This is my second exam by Dr. Taranto, and I'm still floored by the level of excellence his practice provides. Eye exams are extremely comprehensive, and Dr. T takes the time to explain everything fully, and will even help decipher confusing insurance providers. He's the very best.
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Love love love this doctor! He was personable and laid back yet professional at the same time. Great experience. Thank you!
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Dr Taranto is professional, friendly and very bright. This is the 2nd year I have returned for my annual contact lens and glasses exam. Last year Dr Jeff fitted me for what proved to be the best contact lens I havehad, and I have been wearing contacts for 52 years. Nancy is cordial and eager to help with appointments and fitting of eye wear, she is a delightful young professional as well. I highly recommend Dr Taranto and his staff. Joanne
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Friendly helpful staff made for a pleasant visit
More than 1 year ago
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He was excellent! Explained everything clearly and was so nice and patient. Great experience.
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It was great! He took care of everything I needed and was super friendly. Will definitely go back again!
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A very personable office that made you feel like you weren't just another patient. They worked to make sure I had no physical discomfort during the eye exam and gave me an accurate and quick check-up. It's a small doctor's office,but that doesn't matter when you're getting top of the line treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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He was great I highly recommend him and definetly will be coming to him in the future!
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Best I've ever been to! Highly recommended. Jeff really knows his profession and Nancy in the front office completes the deal! You are in good hands here.
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Very patient with me , answered all of my questions. Seen quickly thanks!
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(I RECOMMEND) This was my first trip to this doctor for an exam and I gotta say, his practice felt just like home. Dr Jeff Tanranto is a very personable person and will be a straight shooter when it comes tothe health of your eye. His staff is just as friendly and we talked about a range of topics while I waited for my eye to dilate. I think the best part is that, this isn't a "franchise" of a business and who doesn't like to support the local businesses. Overall, my appointment went very smoothly and I even got a few trial pair of contacts to hold me over till I order my own.
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Dr. Taranto was very helpful in getting me fitted for contact lenses, and spoke in a way that was very easy to understand and apply to myself. 11/10, would recommend.
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Intelligent and knowledgeable, with a great bedside manner. When the high-index lenses he recommended didn't work for me, he helped me figure out (in a couple of follow-up visits) what the problem was and what lenses I should switch back to.
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I was so pleased with my appointment. The doctor di not make me feel rushed and listened to my concerns and questions.
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Great experience all around.
More than 1 year ago
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Great! Very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this office to all.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly, upbeat and professional with a convenient location
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Dr Taranto was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and his office staff was very friendly.
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Dr. Taranto completely listened to my needs and explained them as to how and why. I ordered contacts as well as a pair of glasses. Everything was quick and easy and one of the best exams I have had!
More than 1 year ago
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They are very nice and fast, Everything was great.
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Very helpful and good explanations of recommendations nice atmosphere friendly staff
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Wonderful experience. Very thorough and explained everything. The rest of the staff was equally as friendly and helpful.
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Dr T was fantastic! Extremely wonderful office staff as well. Dr Taranto is highly knowledgable in his field and extremely helpful in addressing all of my needs/concerns. Would highly recommend him to everyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Thoroughly professional, friendly, and made me feel very comfortable with everything he did.
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Dr. Taranto is very personable and has a good sense of humor. He was patient in sharing his knowledge and experience and really took his time to explain the different types of contact lenses and the problems that I should lookout for. Nancy was also really great in selecting frames for me. I highly recommend Dr. Taranto's office!
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Dr . Jeff is an exceptional doctor! He explains well, not to mention that he made me and my children comfortable during our visit. Friendly staff, organized and reliable.
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He is an amazing doctor. He takes the time to explain everything to me. He also remembered me from the previous year which was something! Although I like going to him and like him as a Doctor, his staff is notas amazing. One of staff helped me pic out glasses and she was very friendly but the receptionist is Kurt and rude both on the phone and in person. If you don't mind that, then great place inside and out.
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A wonderful experience! Dr. Taranto explained everything as we went along. A very thorough exam. Highly recommend him.
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Fantastic Doctor experience! Cannot recommend them enough!
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They were so nice and i was in & out
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Such a great guy! Friendly, charismatic, and super knowledgeable. Really explains everything and what will work best for you.
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It was a great experience, highly recommend!
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My first time with Dr. Taranto and I'm sold!
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Dr. Taranto is an excellent Optometrist and I happily put my eyes in his care. I will recommend him to my friends and their families for sure!
More than 1 year ago
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Small, independent optometrist, excellent care. Actually reads insurance coverage info and can work with you and your provider for best options. Very friendly, informative, takes TIME with you to answer questions and concerns, explainstests thoroughly. I never felt rushed during my appointment. I felt that my eye care was important and it was refreshing to have a healthcare provider focus on me completely.
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