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Dr. Kristen Derry, OD

Optometrist

Portland, OR

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
The team was lovely and patient with me as I tried on glasses and asked about my insurance. I did notfeel rushed at all and felt like the team helped me make an educated decision on which glasses would work best for me and my budget. Highly recommend!
The team was lovely and patient with me as I tried on glasses and asked about my insurance. I did not feel rushed at all and felt like the team helpedme make an educated decision on which glasses would work best for me and my budget. Highly recommend!
Lauren A. · July 17, 2019
I love this eye place! I originally came here for my 6 year old's first eye exam and pair of glasses,but they were so great that now I come here. It feels like going to the spa with friendly professionals who know their stuff and really take the time to make the experience a good one. The receptionist, the technician, the doctor, the person who helped me pick out glasses-- everyone was fabulous. Five stars.
I love this eye place! I originally came here for my 6 year old's first eye exam and pair of glasses, but they were so great that now I come here.It feels like going to the spa with friendly professionals who know their stuff and really take the time to make the experience a good one. The receptionist, the technician, the doctor, the person who helped me pick out glasses-- everyone was fabulous. Five stars.
Sarah D. · June 20, 2019

About Dr. Kristen Derry

Kristen Derry is a mindful and engaged optometrist caring for the Portland, OR community. Dr. Derry attended Pacific University, where she earned her degree in optometry. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southern Oregon University. Dr. Derry is a part of Alberta Eye Care & Cathedral Eye Care. Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including retina consultations, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and allergic eye problems. Dr. Derry is deeply committed to the well-being of her patients. She takes a thorough and precise approach to her consultations to ensure that she is consistently giving accurate diagnoses.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Pacific University, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1730523788

Dr. Kristen Derry's office locations

Alberta Eye Care & Cathedral Eye Care

2021 NE Alberta St

Portland, OR 97211

Alberta Eye Care & Cathedral Eye Care

8787 N. Lombard St

Portland, OR 97203

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The team was lovely and patient with me as I tried on glasses and asked about my insurance. I did not feel rushed at all and felt like the team helped me make an educated decision on which glasses would work best for me and my budget. Highly recommend!
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I love this eye place! I originally came here for my 6 year old's first eye exam and pair of glasses, but they were so great that now I come here. It feels like going to the spa with friendly professionalswho know their stuff and really take the time to make the experience a good one. The receptionist, the technician, the doctor, the person who helped me pick out glasses-- everyone was fabulous. Five stars.
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Dr Derry was very personable and she put me at ease during our visit. She clearly knows her stuff. 100% would recommend this practice!
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Dr. Derry, as well as the entire staff, provided exceptional service during my visit. Very friendly and welcoming with great knowledge and suggestions. Glad I made the decision to choose Alberta Eye Care
Less than 3 months ago
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Fashion inspiration...Dr. Derry and crew are exceptional. I know, I know, you don’t go to the optometrist for fashion inspiration but still, these folks are on point!! AND I get very good care there. They provide excellent customer service-from the front desk, to the technicians, to the doc, it’s clear that they prioritize professionalism and quality customer service. Plus, the practice seems to run like a dream, very smoothly. I can easily schedule online, confirm by text, and once I arrive for my appointment, I never wait before being seen or in the exam room. Sure, I’ll bet I could go to a chain and spend less money, but I wouldn’t trust that their work would be quality and no way would they know what I mean when I tell them I want my prescription sunglass lenses tinted “Roy Orbison green”. I look good, I see good, I feel good. Thanks, Dr. Derry and Alberta Eye Care.
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Dr. Kristen Derry was wonderful and very informative. And she listens which is a priority for me. I just wish the office or billers and front office are on the same page about insurance. They need to have a better communicationwith each other therefore they can give their patients correct information. I have no issues with paying out of pocket for some of the visit/contact lenses. However, it is infuriating when they get the breakdown of what I owe INCORRECT THREE times!
Less than 6 months ago
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Everyone was nice, friendly and helpful.
Less than 6 months ago
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As pleasurable as a visit to the eye doctor can be! Highly recommended.
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My visit was excellent! I felt like the doctor was well informed and asked really good questions. I have had medical issues with my eyes so this was important. Plus, the optician was really helpful in narrowing down which frame choices would work best for my face. Super helpful!
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Kristen was super sweet and answered all my questions, she was efficient and I would highly recommend her!
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My trip to the office was so smooth and efficient! After filling out my paperwork, I was seen by the preliminary specialist who was funny and a good conversationalist. He passed me off to Dr. Derry's care, where I had towait mere moments before she was ready to see me. Dr. Derry had clearly read my file, and summarized even the more obscure parts, which made me feel known and cared for. She was happy to answer my questions and seemed dedicated to our time together. She then smoothly transitioned me to another lovely associate who took care of my prescription, ordered my lenses, cleaned my glasses, and accepted my payment. Loved my experience here and will definitely be coming back!
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Dr. Derry spoke to me in a very condescending way. She would not listen to my concerns and seemed annoyed when I asked simple questions. I will definitely not be returning to her.
Less than 1 year ago
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Thorough and professional demeanor. Easy to understand and took the time to listen and then explain my diagnosis and recommendations. Highly recommend! Very pleasant and efficient staff. Lots of windows and light to view frames and contemporary office decor.
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The doctor was very professional and personable, and took the time to explain different lens options for me. I would go back, and recommend to others.
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My interactions with everyone on the staff = A+! Thank you for a great experience.
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Professional, friendly, gave me a moment when I started to feel quesy. Didn't try and aggressively upsell, worked with me on what I wanted
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Dr. Derry was extremely professional, yet approachable. She and her technician, Nathan, were very thorough. I appreciated the time they spent with me and their personal care.
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Very sweet and informative. I liked Dr. Derry a lot and I’m happy I had her for my appointment today.
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Great! Staff was friendly and accommodating. Dr. Derry was professional, kind, and thorough. Selection of glasses was just a little small, but all of good quality and modern designs. Will return!
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She was awesome! She listens well. She is communicative. She explained things clearly and was very polite. Most excellent experience.
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Dr. Derry asks good questions to get information about the patient, listens carefully, and provides clear answers to questions about the eye. She's very thorough in her exam. I felt very confident in her expertise, and am glad to have found her.
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Dr. Derry and her staff were professional, timely and over all great!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Derry was kind, helpful and thorough. She answered all my questions, made reasonable recommendations and provided excellent care.
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Kristen is thorough and patient. She is pleasant and personable. I will make this my new eye clinic.
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Dr. Derry did a great job of listening to my concerns and addressing each of them. Every member of the staff was prompt and professional. The office is absolutely stunning as well! I am so glad that I found this amazing place!
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Dr. Derry and her staff were wonderful. They made my experience very comfortable, and I will recommend Alberta Eye Care to my friends and family in the Portland area!
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This doctor is very easy to talk to and wonderful with kids.
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Very professional and kind. She answered all of my questions, and as a first time patient, was extremely helpful.
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Normally I see another doctor at the same location. Both doctors made the experience downright enjoyable. I've had bad eyes since I was a child - I've dreaded these appointments for decades, but not since I became a patient here!
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Dr. Kristen was so nice and super knowledgeable. She was very graceful and communicative with all the eye exam tests too. I'd definitely recommend her to a friend.
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Dr. Derry was very thorough and pleasant. The office staff was professional and knowledgeable.
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doctor was very nice and professional, seemed totally knowledgeable. staff also nice, professional, knowledgeable. office seems to have modern equipment
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Really excellent service! Kind staff, very competent. 10/10 would see (ha) again.
More than 1 year ago
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I enjoyed it very much, everyone was friendly, professional, and very helpful. They have a wide-variety of frames and helped me narrow my choice down quickly.
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My visit went well and everyone was helpful in helping me determine what my next steps are to help reduce night driving vision challenges.
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It was wonderful
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Dr. Derry and the office staff were friendly and timely. A great eye doctor experience!
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I decided to try this eye doctor location because of the cute glasses I saw in the store front. I was very pleased with my whole experience. Everyone I encountered was very friendly and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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This office is awesome and all the people in it are so friendly and helpful! I felt very well taken care of from the moment I walked in 30 minutes early. And they serve delicious coffee in real mugs! Highly recommend.
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It was great. No pressure to buy glasses and they made sure my insurance covered everything. They even had a trial pair of contacts in stock for me to wear out. Great service and experience all around! Thanks!
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This was my first visit with Dr. Derry and everything went well! She is friendly and genuine and was very informative.
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Everything went as smoothly as possible. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend Dr Derry and Alberta Eye Care in general.
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Fantastic staff!
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Everyone there was really friendly and they have a great selection of glasses
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It was my very first eye appointment ever and they walked me through everything and were very sweet. Great coffee while waiting in a real mug! Great frame choices
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Everyone was super kind and helpful. Dr Derry was very thorough. Really happy to have found this office! The staff was so mindful and helpful in finding me the best frames and fit.
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Very professional and made sure to explain the why behind many of the procedures I had done. I was never left guessing what just happened.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Derry was very nice and professional, as were the associates that helped me pick out new frames. A great, quick visit--and free coffee while I waited!
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Great people and great care at this office. Everyone I spoke to was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable. They worked with my insurance to get me a great deal on new glasses too :)
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