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Dr. Kristin Bender, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Kristin Bender is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Bender graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a doctoral degree in Optometry and completed her residency at St. Luke’s Cataract and Eye Institute. She also completed an internship in Advanced Knowledge of Evaluation and Diagnosis of Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Disorders at The Macula Center. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association, Optometric Honor Society and Gold Key International. She has worked side-by-side with some of the top optometric surgeons such as Dr. James P. Gills MD., one of the top cataract surgeons, and Dr. Dana Deupree MD, one of the top retinal surgeons. Dr. Bender practices all aspects of eye care -- family, pediatric, geriatric, eye disease and diagnosis(including eye infections, dry eye, pre- and post-op eye surgery care, contact lens fitting, routine eye care, emergency and much more). Her outside interests include spending time with her five children and participating in their activities. She also enjoys swimming, running, golf, cooking, and playing the clarinet and piano.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Doctor of Optometry
  • St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute (Residency)
  • The Macula Center, Internship in Advanced Knowledge of Evaluation and Diagnosis of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Disorders

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Georgia Optometric Association
  • Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1205861846

Office locations

Bender Eyecare

Johns Creek

9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 710

Johns Creek, GA 30022

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I wanted to take home the dog
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The entire staff at Bender EyeCare is great! Every person I interacted with was incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful. I was very pleased with my experience.
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We were very pleased with Dr. Bender and her staff. Very friendly, professional and helpful
Less than 3 months ago
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Was able to get in the same day. Was in & out in less than 45 minutes
Less than 6 months ago
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Very thorough and caring!
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the Doctor was very personable and patient with my grandbaby. We will return again. I recommend.
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Dr. Bender seems like a very capable healthcare professional. I appreciated the way she approached eye problems. The office even did things like giving some homemade baked goods to new patients. Seems like a small office where they really knowyou, which is great. I have never had to wait for an appointment and they seem to have frequent availability. My only complaint, and the reason that I have since switched doctors, is the knowledge base of the office staff on working with insurance. I ended up having a huge responsibility for my visit because they were not great with communication about the best way to approach using my insurance. I should have prepared better myself to some extent, but there was a major lack of clarity on how much would be covered by insurance.
Less than 6 months ago
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We have been going to Bender Eye Care for the last 3 years and have nothing but great things to say about the practice.
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Everyone here is extremely friendly and they treat each and every individual with respect! I had some issues with my eyeglasses that took several visits to correct and they were very happy to work with me until I was a satisfied customer. Would not think of going anywhere else!
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Very nice. Dr. Bender also makes brownies :)
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She is so sweet! And she gives you homemade treats after your appointment!
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Dr. Bender and her staff were very nice and helpful. She spent just enough time with me to make sure I was satisfied and received the care I needed. They have the cutest office dog. Their contact fitting was cheaper thanI've paid in the past. Dr. Bender gave me fresh baked goodies on my way out. Overall, it was a very pleasant visit.
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This office is absolutely amazing. I had to bring my 2 year old for an exam because we had some concerns about her right eye. Dr. Bender was so good with her even had a video for her to watch toget the best read on her eyes. She ended up needing glasses and they were wonderful helping me pick the right color and shape infant glasses for her. We will definitely be coming back even though it is a pretty far drive. I highly recommend her.
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As always, my visit with Dr. Bender was quick and easy. She is so easygoing and sweet and never tries to force products on you at all. Best of all, you don't have to do the old fashioned, irritating eye puff test here!
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This was my second visit since moving to this area. I have already recommended her and she has gotten a new patient from my referral. I will be distributing her business cards at the facility where I live. She is veryprofessional and explains all procedures before performing them. Her front desk is courteous and explains all charges prior to procedures. I will definitely return to her for all eye needs. My appointment was 4/24/18 at 12 noon.
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Dr. Bender is a great doctor. The office tries its hardest to get you in and out in a timely manor. I haven't purchased any glasses at her office because they are a bit pricey.
Less than 6 months ago
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She was very friendly and attentive. Everyone in the office worked really well together.
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My daughter and I absolutely love Dr. Bender. She and her staff are the best. Always friendly and super knowledgeable and helpful. And Dr. Bender bakes awesome treats!
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She was professional and thorough. Great staff as well
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor and staff are great!
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I have been going to Bender Eye care for several years. I have always received top notch service!! My go to eye care for years to come!!
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My 11 year old daughter felt very comfortable in the office. It was her first eye appointment. Dr. Bender answered all of my questions and was very attentive to my daughter during the visit.
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Everyone was super sweet and helpful. I hardly spent any time in the waiting room and I was in and out in no time.
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In a few short words: Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I was new to the area and seeking a new OD and she, along with the rest of the team at the clinic, fit the bill for exactly what I needed.
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It was fantastic. I really like going to see Dr. Bender. The office is conveniently located (not in a mall), and has a nice vibe. The home baked goodies that Dr. Bender makes are a nice touch as well.
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Very professional and organized
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This was my daughter's first eye exam (she's 6) and she was nervous. Dr. Bender was great with her. Definitely recommend.
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Dr Bender is excellent ! Very knowledgable ! She is a great cook ,we always leave with a box of brownies that she makes herself! Her staff is very friendly too!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bender was very nice and casual... some doctors are really uptight and proud but Dr. Bender was really friendly and sweet... she was pretty thorough with everything... she listened to what i had to say before she started doing whatevershe had too... will start my treatment today and will get back here to update my reviwe on how did it go! Thank you so much zocdoc for making it super easy to find a great doctor AND book my appointment online... saved so much of my time and energy!
More than 1 year ago
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Very Professional Staff and a great doctor.
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The doctor made me feel comfortable, asked if I had questions, and explained them to the point where I understood all that was going on.
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Excellent. My entire family sees Dr. Bender and love her!
More than 1 year ago
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We had a great visit. she determined the type of glasses that my son would need and he was fitted and we received the glasses in less than a week. The service was good as well as the staff.
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Dr. Bender is great. She had to deliver some news that I was not so happy about but she did it in such a way that made me understand more about the diagnosis. I feel very comfortable seeing her and bringing my family to her.
More than 1 year ago
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This is my second visit to Dr. Bender's office and I'll keep returning for my eye care. I have found the employees pleasant and courteous and most helpful explaining insurance coverage. Dr. Bender has an excellent "bedside manner" plus she's an awesome baker!
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She's awesome .
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Always makes me feel comfortable and in good hands.
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Dr. Bender and her staff are amazing. Very personable and Dr. Bender is an awesome baker!!!
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Most polite. .very professional in every way. ..I if could I would. Rate a 10?
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Nice staff; vey professional
More than 1 year ago
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Kristin is very thorough and is great at dealing with questions. I'll be back!
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Office was clean and inviting, and Dr. Bender was easy to work with.
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Friendly atmosphere; efficiently run office.
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She was great and super friendly!
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I had a very pleasant and professional experience.
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One of the kindest, most thorough doctors I have ever met with.
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Dr Bender and her staff are always friendly and accommodating. I'm new to, well, any sort of healthcare and it's daunting to have to vet out a bunch of different doctors before finding the right one. Save yourself the trouble and just make an appointment here!
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Very attentive and listen to everything you have to say. Everyone there has a great attitude and makes you feel important!
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She was very pleasant, professional, and inviting. She did excellent with my son. Her staff was very informative, helpful, and professional as well. It was a very satisfying experience.
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