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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
Everyone was super sweet and helpful. I hardly spent any time in the waiting room and I was in and out in no time.
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.
Very professional and organized
This was my daughter's first eye exam (she's 6) and she was nervous. Dr. Bender was great with her. Definitely recommend.
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 whatever she 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!
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.
Excellent. My entire family sees Dr. Bender and love her!
Very Professional Staff and a great doctor.
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.
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!
She's awesome .
Very professional and knowledgeable. Always makes me feel comfortable and in good hands.
Dr. Bender and her staff are amazing. Very personable and Dr. Bender is an awesome baker!!!
Most polite. .very professional in every way. ..I if could I would. Rate a 10?
Nice staff; vey professional
Kristin is very thorough and is great at dealing with questions. I'll be back!
She was great and super friendly!
Office was clean and inviting, and Dr. Bender was easy to work with.
Friendly atmosphere; efficiently run office.
I had a very pleasant and professional experience.
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.
One of the kindest, most thorough doctors I have ever met with.
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!
Very attentive and listen to everything you have to say. Everyone there has a great attitude and makes you feel important!
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.
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.
There was a little confusion about what time my appointment was, but I got there a few minutes early and they saw me right away. Dr. Bender was very knowledgeable about my specific concerns, and she and her staff were very helpful working with my insurance.
The visit was great.
The entire staff is very friendly and helpful and the office has a nice, welcoming presence about it. Dr. Bender is a very sweet lady and I felt 100% comfortable with her. Definitely going to continue going here. I also appreciate how quickly I was in and out; I had an appointment for 9:30 and was out by 10:15-ish with plenty of time to make it to class!
everybody was very profesional and friendly.... I would recommend them highly... Dora S.
Prompt, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Would recommend.
Dr. Bender did a great job with my appointment. More importantly, she was very patient and helpful with my 10-year old daughter. She explained everything she was going to do, and she made my daughter as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend!!
This way exceeded my expectations for a visit to the eye doctor. First of all you get to avoid the whole mall experience of your typical glasses place. The doctor and staff are friendly and helpful , and the early hours are awesome for working around busy schedules. The crowning touch were the delicious baked goods given as a lagniappe to patients. All in all a great experience.
Fabulous first visit with Dr Bender. She was very nice and worked quickly but thoroughly.
Quick and nice selection of franes
she answered all my question
It was great.
I love going to see Dr. Bender! She is professional, personable and very knowledgable. Not only do you get great care, you also get delicious homemade baked goodies! Dr. Bender is tops!
Dr. Bender works great with kids !!! She has an awesome personality. She doesn't take short cuts with her work... I would Definitely recommend her practice to my family & friends
Dr. Bender was awesome! She was very sweet and super knowledgeable. She got me in and out quickly. Would definitely recommend her!
Nice office. Pleasant and helpful staff. Dr. Bender was very thorough. I was completely surprised when I was leaving I was given a box of wonderful baked goods Dr. Bender bakes for her patients. What a nice touch!
Dr. Bender was very nice and she was great with my 10 year old daughter. Dr. Bender's staff was very friendly and helpful. The man who helped us pick out her glasses was great! He made the process go fast and easy. I could not be happier with our visit.
The doctor was very kind and thorough and I didn't have to wait long to be seen.
She gives you baked goods after every appointment! (hand baked)
Efficient, thorough, and friendly.
A great visit and thorough exam. My entire family will be using Dr. Bender.
Dr. Bender and her office staff are professional in their job. Very nice and helpful. I highly recommend Doctor bender to everyone.
I truly enjoyed the visit with Dr. Bender. This was my sons first annual exam and she and the staff made my boy feel so comfortable. I have already made and appt. for my husband andI will be coming to her on my next visit. My entire family will be her new patients. Wonderful office
Dr. Bender was very good and made me feel quite at ease. The whole office staff was a delight.
Staff needs training. They have poor phone etiquette, do not follow up in a timely fashion and difficult.
Dr. Bender is one of the best experiences I've had. She was very nice and patient with me and my nervousness. Not only is she a great doctor, but has amazing taste in frames. I can't thank her enough for making my visit a overall great experience.
My visit was short and painless. Everyone was so nice esp the Dr. she was very pleasant and seemed really concerned with what was going on with my eyes and the problems I had been having.
Great, friendly staff. Very satisfied with my visit.
I've been seeing Dr. Bender for my annual eye exam for 3-4 years now. No wait unless there is a patient currently being seen. Front office staff is very friendly and helpful and the office itself is brightly lit and clean. No complaints at all!
Scheduled my appointment for 12:30 but the doctor didn't get to me until about 1:10. After she dialated my eyes, it took her about another 30 minutes to get back to me, so I didn't get out of there until a little after 2. I had not planned to spend so much time there and had to cancel a lunch date I had at 2pm. I really like the doctor, but it shouldnt take over 90 minutes go get my eyes tested.
My husband took this appointment, as my insurance would not allow me to have it yet.
Dr.Bender was very pleasant. She made me feel at ease while performing a thorough eye exam. Her staff was very pleasant and helpful.
Very good doctor!
Excellent staff and doctor! It was by far one of the best medical experiences I've ever had. I made this appointment last night thinking I would have to wait weeks to get in but they saw me today! They also took my insurance which was a true blessing. Thank you Dr Bender!!
The doctor was great! No complaints! The best eye place I've been to so far! Will return for my next annual exam!
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!
Just when you think the doctor cant get any better....she give us brownies. My son cant wait to go back to the eye doctor. And she's great with kids.
Dr. Bender was great. She was able to explain everything and she made cookies! :)
Kristin and her staff were very kind and attentive to my daughter. They addressed every concern I had and discussed with me in great detail every procedure conducted. We even left with some nice baked goodies! Me and my daughter love this office!
She was very friendly with my 6 year old son, who was a tad apprehensive about the visit. Dr. Bender made him feel completely comfortable. She provided him with a box of homemade treats at the end! The brownies were amazing! ??
Very pleasant office experience. Dr. Bender is knowledgable, professional and very nice. She listens well and takes time with her patients and her office staff is equally nice. You will not be disappointed!
On time and took time! Great manner
Dr. Bender was very professional, friendly, and efficient. My glasses arrived in a speedy manner.
Kristin is wonderful and she take good care of her patients. We have A++++ service.
Outstanding and very thorough
Everyone was professional and courteous. I was in and out in an hour and had an exam, ordered new contacts AND picked out new glasses. WOW!
Always a pleasant experience visiting Dr. Bender!
Very quick! Makes it easy to go in for an appointment during a short break. Wonderful service from Dr. Bender and her team! Not pushy on trying to sell you glasses/contacts.
Pretty good. Very fast exam. Not sure how thorough it was.
She was fantastic - excellent with my kiddo! He is fairly shy with adults and he responded very well to her, answering her himself. I was quite pleased, and he talked after about what a "nice lady" she was! :)
Ms. Bender has been the consummate professional and I can't recommend her highly enough!
Kristin and the staff were exceptional! My daughter is a diabetic and Kristin took the time to inform my 14 year old how keeping good blood sugar levels were to her eye care. I truly appreciate an outside doctor take an interest in a child OVER ALL health!! She was delightful informative and caring! Thank you Doc,Kristin!! Warmly, Michele M
Beautiful facility, extremely firendly staff, and fast. Got in there, went straight in, got it done, and was able to pick out my frames super fast. Very clean and professional.
My appointment was at 7:30 am and at 6:20 I got a text message reminding me and a link to fill out paperwork online before I came in. It was very easy and helped that I didn't have to print anything and I didn't have to fill anything out in the office. I arrived at the office at 7:20 and she took me back right away. She was very kind and listened to the problems I had noticed lately. I have never needed glasses but had noticed changes. When I was taken to the glasses shop afterwards she didn't push when I said I didn't think I'd be able to buy anything today (would have to go through a cheaper route as I'm a newly wed). She let me try on pairs to see what worked with my face shape but then didn't push for me to commit to buying in the store. She said if I was interested in contacts I could set up an appointment to get those fitted and learn how to put them in. She then gave me my prescription and a lovely box of baked goodies! I was out by 7:50 or so with plenty of time to get to work. So nice!
She was really great. I had never had my eyes checked and she and her staff made me really comfortable. And you get baked goods at the end!
Excellent! Very nice and professional!
Great visit! I felt comfortable with Dr.Bender as soon as I met her. To top off a very pleasant experience, I was given baked goodies as I was leaving! What a way to treat a new patient! ????????
Dr. Bender was great and listened to all our needs. I would recommend her for any children any age
Very professional, attentive,friendly.My whole family will be back to her office! Very pleased!??
Great visit and very professional. I think it says everything when it comes to those yummy baked goods!!!
Expedited appointment, completed my exam in record speed. Spent more time with the assistant selecting frames than in the exam
Dr. Bender is very professional and caring. The staff attends to you the entire time and are helpful and kind. I love going to my eye appointments! The facility is quiet and offers exams to all ages. They have a good selection of eye wear and are wiling to help you find a frame that suits your face.
From the welcome greeting, to the exam and payment, our experiences was wonderful. Dr. Bender and staff were very professional and affable. We even received baked goodies as a treat! Needless to say, we've found our optometry home!
This was my son's first visit to the eye doctor in US, i was very impressed and happy with the appointment. Dr.Bender is very friendly, warm and made my son feel comfortable during the eye exam.I highly recommend visiting her for eye checkups.
this was my first visit and I had a great experience.
It was very quick and efficient! Dr. Bender seemed very professional and friendly?? The homemade pastries and breads were delicious.
Thanks for a great appointment. Dr. Bender and her staff were truly delightful. I was in and out in no time. I have a small face and in the past finding the right frames that fit progressive lenses for my face size was a challenge. The selection at her office was great! Totally pleased with the experience and highly recommend Dr Bender.
I was very satisfied. The only reason I had to wait was because I had to fill out the forms, but I was seen right after I turned them in. Excellent service!
I highly recommend Kristin Bender for her knowledge, professionalism and advise.
Dr. Bender is very professional in the way she handles herself. But she also likes to connect on a personal level. I feel she gives me a thorough eye exam. I also like her staff. They are all professional, courteous and caring.
Dr. Bender is extremely thorough and has a lovely demeanor. I like that it is a family business too. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Patient and knowledgable. Answered all my questions clearly. Clean and nice office.
She is good, if needed, will visit her again.
It was great.
Dr. Bender was very pleasant and professional. We didn't have a long wait time. She took care of all our needs. We didn't feel rushed as she answered all of our questions. The biggest hit for my son was the sweet treats she provided.
It was great and the kids loved it. The homemade desserts were amazing.
This was my son's (15yr) first time visiting Dr.Bender and she is absolutely fabulous and a very kind and friendly person. He was nervous in the beginning but her staff was so kind and friendly that the nervousness went away instantly. Dr.Bender is also very knowledgeable and don't mind taking the time to explain things to you. Also, she makes these really great little cake desserts that she has for her patients. She is just a wonderful eye doctor as well as cake baker. Thank you very much Dr.Bender
Unfortunately we can only see her once a year. I would love to see her more often. The establishment is always welcoming and the staff always sincere and friendly. We love our experience with Dr. Bender and refer our friends and others. Great job!!!
Dr. Bender was very friendly and professional.
Dr. Bender is very polite, courteous, and knowledgeable. The young lady who helped me was also very polite and helpful.
It took us about 8 weeks to get my grandsons glasses! That is pretty ridicules concerning how fast we can get them from other places!! Not happy about the wait, as when they finally came in the glass had a scratch on them...No compensation for the additional wait time for the glasses!
It was excellent, i could'nt finish all, even get my new gelasses!
Great facility, doctor and staff!
Dr. Bender is excellent with children. My daughter absolutely loves going to her. Not to mention we love her home made treats as well!
She was so kind and timely. She was ready for my appointment on the dot and got me in and out quickly. I would recommend her to anyone seeking eye care.
Dr. Bender was late for my appointment, for a good reason, and even so the staff and Dr. Bender were more than apologetic and accommodating, gave me samples of stuff and treated me very well! I had a problem with my son's glasses several months ago too and they fixed them for me, no questions asked! Great office!
Was very professional and helpful
Very pleasant staff and very easy to work with. The staff was also extremely knowledgeable on all the insurance ins and outs and really helped me get all the benefits out of VPN. I appreciated that.
Very pleasant staff and my appointment was on time, which I really appreciate. Would definitely recommend.
My very first eye check up was great. From the moment I walked in I was greeted and everyone was very professional and speedy with what they are supposed to do. Great experience
Dr. Bender is thorough, professional and personable. I am very pleased with my eye care.
The cookies were delicious, thank you. Great service, I will definitely recommend my own family and friends to visit with Dr Bender.
Dr. Bender was thorough and professional. Her office staff was welcoming and friendly. Since my former doctor no longer accepts my insurance, I was concerned I would not find another ophthalmologist I liked. Now I have a new doctor I am comfortable with. My husband will be going to see her soon also!
It was a nice visit as always. Answered all my questions and made me feel welcome.
She is very thorough and takes the time needed.
My visit was GREAT with the good doc
Dr. Bender always takes the time to address all of my questions and concerns. She is an outstanding doctor and I could not recommend her more highly. Also, she makes the best brownies I've ever tasted!
Very professional.. Great bedside manner.. Very knowledgeable..
Everyone was super nice and attentive! Neither Dr. Bender nor any of her associates attempted to up-sell me on anything and gave me the impression that I was in a health-care facility as opposed to a business (unlike some of my past experiences). It was very refreshing!
Very professional, everything on-time, I was able to Pre-Fill everything online so when I walked in they were ready for me. They provided me with suggestions for new glasses, they even gave a gift after my visit. My Glasses arrived within 5 days. I'm very satisfied with Bender Eyecare thank you !
She was very personable and pleasant. Also, very knowledgeable and had an excellent bed side manner. I wish all doctors were like her.
The doctor saw me right away, I never even waited in the waiting room. Everyone in the office was very nice and helpful.
I was in and out in no time, everyone there was very friendly and helpful. Overall great experience!
The staff is wonderful and friendly. It was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had going to an eye doctor. Thank you!
Fantastic office! The entire staff is super nice. Dr. Bender explained everything to me as she performed the exam and was happy to answer any questions. She took plenty of time and never seemed like she was rushing to the next patient --she even helped me pick out a pair of frames!
Dr. Bender treated me while my two boys waited in the waiting area. In general, the experience was good. However, I found the physical environment a little off putting. This was especially true for the waiting area including the receptionist desk and the optical (glasses) area. I didn't feel relaxed or at home although there were elements of home that should have made me feel relaxed (cookies, a fish tank, etc.). Medically speaking, I have no complaints.
I had the most pleasant visit,with Dr. Bender. Her and her staff, were amazing,and very pleasant.The visit was really personable, and comfortable.I will highly recommend,Dr. Bender.Wonderful practice
I was very happy with my eye appt with Dr. Bender! I am new to the area and Dr. Benders office made me feel right at home! She was very kind and thorough in her exam. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
She's wonderful and so is her staff! Always pleasant to interact with, quick, and a nice office!
Great doctor and staff. Glad I became their patient.
excellent very professional and friendly
Always a pleasnat experience!!!
Dr. Bender is great. She takes the time to make sure you understand what she is saying and she listens.
This is a long review so just stay with me for a moment. This was honestly the best experience I've ever had in a medical environment, and as a graduate student in the health field and daughter of parents in the medical field as well, I can attest to seeing hundreds of hours of medical care. From the moment I walked in the door until the moment I left, I was nothing but impressed with how well things flowed. The first thing I noticed was how nice, clean, and spacious the office was. Believe me, it makes a difference. Dr. Bender and her staff were prompt, courteous, and respectful. I didn't have to wait at all. I had already filled out my med history on the Zoc Doc app, but they had already printed it out and had the 3 tiny additional forms for me to sign on a clipboard waiting for me when I got there. Crazy! (I can't tell you how many doctors I've been to throughout my life who have misplaced the information, ask you to fill out everything again, and make you wait in the waiting area while they get their %*#* together because they haven't adequately pre-planned their day.) Dr. Bender took me back and started my regular annual exam (which was thorough but quick, might I add). The sensation of an eyedrop (I'm guessing something that dilated my pupil) coupled with the light that she was examining my eye with started to make me feel woozy. (Note: it was NOT because of anything she was doing. I passed out once before when the exact thing happened several years ago. It's a vasovagal response.) To my horror, I ended up fainting on the exam room floor - I was so embarrassed! I quickly came to, and she was quite concerned and attentive to my needs, as well as the staff. I felt bad for laying there sweating on the floor (lol, I don't even want to know how it looked) and I didn't want to mess up her other appointment times, but I felt too disoriented to even stand up. She assured me to take as much time as I needed and would not leave my side until she was certain that I was absolutely okay. After I could sit up, she suggested that I lay down for a while on her couch in her personal office, and had a very pleasant colleague sit in with me until my boyfriend arrived (they had already called my emergency contact- they're so on the ball) as not to leave me alone in case anything happened. Office staff continuously monitored and asked if I needed anything to feel better- juice, food, water, etc. Finally my nausea and disorientation subsided enough for me to walk, and while at the front desk, after paying for the visit, she gave me a small box of sweets- brownies, a few pieces of cake, and some other insanely delicious-looking items. It even had a cute little sticker on the front of the box that said they were made by Dr. Bender herself! I'm not sure if it's sometbing she usually does or if it was for the holidays, or because I passed out...but it was incredibly thoughtful! So...yes...long story made too long: I would give this entire office more than 5 stars if I could. I will definitely be returning to see Dr. Bender and her wonderful staff. They are held and recommended with very high regard. PS: That's supposed to mean a lot, because I can be kind-of nit picky. :)
Dr. Bender was very nice and extremely knowledgeable in her field. Everyone at the office was very nice as well.
She was so wonderful with my 8 year son--it brought tears to my eyes. Great doctor.
Dr. Bender is the consummate professional. She conducted a very thorough eye exam and provided my lens prescription in short order, all the while making me feel completely at ease. The entire team is friendly and enthusiastic about taking care of my eyesight and eyewear needs.
This was the best doc appointment ever. She help me pick out glasses an I got treats at the end. I loved my visit.
She was great!
I hardly had to wait at all - perhaps 5 minutes, that's all - before I was taken to get my eyes measured, and then another 5 minutes after that to see Dr. Bender. That was very quick too - usually it takes quite a few tries to get drops into my eyes or to bring instruments close to them because I tend to freak out, but I was definitely more comfortable than I usually am at optometrist appointments. After that, I looked over lens and frame options with Alyssa who explained what my insurance would and wouldn't cover very clearly, and gave me a huge selection of frames in varying ranges to choose from. Overall, I was very happy with my visit and my future optometrist appointments will be with Dr. Bender.
The whole staff was polite. Dr. Bender seen me right away, she is charming and knows how to please her patients. I highly recommend this eye doctor facility. One of my favorite things about Dr. Bender is the delicious pastries that she gives after each visit they are breath taking!
Excellent. Knowledgeable, charming and friendly. She bake the customers sweet treats!
Pleasant experience. I appreciate being able to do my paperwork in advance, have prompt treatment and a very nice office environment.
She took plenty of time and double checked everything. Dilated me twice just to make sure.
Amazing office and super nice staff! Left with a box if goodies fresh baked by the dr!
The doctor was great, the staff very friendly outstanding.. no waiting.. great location .. I would de finely go back .. will make another visit to bring in my toddler!! if your in the area drop in!wont regret!
Beautiful office. Dr Bender and the entire staff is so friendly. Was sweet that they gave me a treat at the end of the visit.
Everyone in there is so nice! It was a great experience! Very informative as well. AANNDD they gave me a box of home made pastries and slices of cakes, just for being a new patient and getting my annual eye exam done! So awesome!
Our experience was great. The office provided a personal touch that was greatly appreciated.
She is a great Dr. Very friendly and patient. I have a child that is autistic and she did great with him.
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Bender. She is very nice and made my children feel at ease with their visit. She also did a great job on explaining their eye exam to me as a parent. Not to mention she sent us away with some lovely tasty treats. I was blown away. I LOVE HER! Professional, Personable and On point. Thank you!
It was great. My daughter was so very happy and she was very comfortable while there. We were able to order glasses today and I'm very happy she got to pick something she like
Highly recommend the great service and location of the office of Dr. K. Bender.
Awesome service and care as always!!
Nice clean professional office. Took us right away. Madehaving her daughter who is 6 Years old feel very comfortable. It was her second time having her eyes check but first time here.
She was amazing! Our first time there and her and her staff made my daughter feel very comfortable. They were super knowledgeable and helpful. I'm so glad I picked her to go to. Awesome experience and my daughter felt really good.
AWESOME STAFF! VERY DOWN TO EARTH IN EVERY WAY, NO MEDICAL TERMS USED WHEN ASKING QUESTIONS OR BEING EXPLAINED TO YOU. I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND DR BENDER AND HER STAFF TO EVERYONE.
Very professional and friendly office. Exam was thorough and all my questions were answered. They also helped me with my insurance pricing questions. Overall a very positive experience and I highly recommend.
She was great. Very professional and friendly, with both the patient and the patients little sister. Will definitely go back and use her for my other child too.
They are all wonderful. They had no problem getting my family and I on schedule for Sat. morning.
I would definitely see Dr. Bender again. She was friendly, very detailed in my exam and made me feel comfortable asking questions. I will definitely go back to Dr. Bender in the future.
She is amazing! I love the care I get when I see Dr. Bender.
her aand her staff were great friendly fun and had a great attitude
It was a great visit. From being able to confirm my appointment on my phone, to being able to do my pre appointment paperwork on my phone, to the time the doctor took with me and explained all my questions. Fantastic visit and great practice.
Great experience! Dr. Bender even gave me some fresh baked goods as a 'thank you' for being a new customer. Very professional, highly recommend!
She is the most competent, caring and genuine eye doctor I have ever seen! I feel so lucky to have found her!
There is a reason Dr. Bender has 5 star reviews across the board. She put me at ease right away and answered all of my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Overall she is a great doctor with an excellent staff plus she bakes for her patients - how awesome is that? I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
I always enjoy going to Dr. Bender's office. Her and her staff are always helpful, courteous, professional, and willing to answer any questions. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Bender is the nicest eye doctor I've ever had. She helped my son after hours in an emergency situation. On a Friday. With a smile. I now go there as well, and I feel like nothing will get by her with regard to my eye health. I trust her.
She was very polite, friendly and made me feel comfortable. She gave honest answers and I truly appreciate all she did. The box of treats were scrumdidley umciouse! ??
They were all very pleasant. The only issue I had was being charged for Retinal Photography. Had I known it was not covered by the insurance I would not have gotten them done.
My entire family sees Dr. Bender and we all love her. It is easy to get an appointment and we are always seen right away. I would recommend Dr. Bender to anyone who needs to have their eyes checked.
I was very satisfied. She suggested different contacts that my other doctor never mentioned.
smooth and easy - thanks
It was great! After a long day at work the last thing I wanted was to get my eyes checked out but I desperately was in need of contacts (on my last pair) so I grudgingly went to the appointment. I was shocked at how much I actually enjoyed being at the eye doctor! She helped me find the right contacts and figure out the root cause of my eye irritation. She provided me with contacts on the spot as well as an RX for the medication I need to help with my irritation. She was so nice and outgoing- made me feel extremely comfortable when I usually hate being at the eye doctor and got me on my way super fast. She even gave me amazing baked goods to take home! I've already recommended her to my family and friends and will continue to!
I had to wait over one month to receive my new glasses. When I called to ask about my glasses they were not sorry for the delay. They made me feel like it was my fault. I can't see anything with the new glasses. They close the office with no notice. You go there and there is a sign on the door. Closed today. There are so many places that offer same day or next day on glasses for a low price. I should have gone to one of those. Stay away from this place.
I just loved it. Dr. Bender was very kind, she listened to me and my concerns, answered my questions and continued to encourage me during the process. I got information that I didn't have and really assisted me in my healing.
There is no way to better execute a medical practice than Dr. Bender has done. The staff was awesome! Funny, accommodating, cheerful - Obviously happy with their jobs (which is a great indicator of quality healthcare). Dr. bender could not have been more personable and patient. The exam was comprehensive, meticulous, and performed in a clean, new, latest technology equipped, upscale facility. I see why These folks are ZocDoc stars. Well Deserved!! Thanks all!
She is amazing, very professional, very sweet, does not rush, explains well to the patient, makes sure that if we have any questions. I highly will refer her to people.
I loved it from the beginning to the end. The staff including Dr. Bender were welcoming and a joy to have experienced. I will recommend them to everyone I know!!!
Great staff and Doctor!
I recommend her for every one. She is amazing Doctor
I really like her and enjoy meeting them all and my kids really feel comforted with her
She is so sweet and welcoming! Very quick and efficient. She also bakes and gives you a box of treats to take home. The best doctor experience I've ever had.
Dr. Bender was great. My visit was quick and painless (no air in me eye).l highly recommend her to everyone. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about my insurance and what they cover. They knew what to recommend to me to fit my lifestyle and helped me pick out a great pair of glasses.
She was great and very patient.
This was really a we'rful experience. Being a new patient, I was sure that this visit would be a bit of a headache. I was pleasantly surprised. I filled out the check in paperwork online, so when we arrived everything was ready. We waited for about 15-20 Minutes and then we were ready. Dr. Bender was very nice and made my son very comfortable throughout the appointment. The whole experience from start to finish took less than an hour and she was even nice enough to point us to the nearest ice cream shop when we asked. Kudos to her and her awesome staff.
Very friendly staff and Dr. Bender is wonderful.
Dr. Bender is the best! Her office is beautiful and she even made delicious home-baked goodies for all of her patients. My 8-year-old daughter and I love her!
They checked my son right away. Highly recommended.
She's great and everyone in her office were nice and inviting! Would recommend location to friends and family :)
Super nice, super clean. Staff was great! Will be back again!
She was fast and professional. Got my exam done and was out the door in under an hour.
My first visit to the Bender Eye Center was more like visiting a friend's home than a doctors office! I'll look forward to scheduling my annual vision screening appointment.
She is very kind to my mom, so are her staffs. We also received from her a box of home-made cakes. They are very delicious. I am vietnamese and usually think that native doctors does not like us much, especially my mom has only medicaid-insurance for poor people. However, this doctor changed my mind completely. I would recommend her for anyone.
Dr Kristin was Great!
Nice professional service
It was an awesome experience. The office was very clean and professional, with top of the line examiners and equipment. Service was fast and friendly. Overall great experience! Definitely will go back my 9 year old was very comfortable with the exam and the many options available for her new specs.
Everyone in the office was extremely pleasant and helpful. I will defenitley recommend to my friends and coworkers!!!
Kristin and her staff were very friendly.
Kristin and her staff were very friendly
Love Dr. Kristin!!!
It was great.
One of the best doctors I have been too . It wouldn't matter where I live I would travel for her to be my doctor. Thank you
I love this doctor she is totally awesome!
OMG!! I've never had a treat for getting my eyes dialated before, after my appointment was over she gave me a box of baked goods she made herself it was awesome, and I'll have the perscription for my eyeballs that works for a change! thanks zocdoc for showing me a better way and thank you dr for being truely acceptional! Blessed Be!
Fantastic! She is by far the best eye doctor I have ever been to see!
Dr Bender was awesome!
I love it. I will be seeing her again.
This was probably the best eye appointment I've ever had. The last office I went to constantly tried to upsell me and could not explain their pricing to me. Dr. Bender was very professional, and I was very comfortable during the whole appointment. She let me know that my prescription had not changed, and that I didn't have to get new contacts unless I needed them. Despite the fact that I have the same insurance, the contact prices were much lower than the last place as well.
She is AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this lady! She runs an outstanding practice. She is wonderful, perfect location for me and still small town "feel" in her operation. I cannot wait to get the rest of my family in to visit her. AND she bakes goodies for you. Best eye doctor ever!
Everything was very good.
Although at first I felt it took a while for the Dr. to acknowledge me as she chatted amongst ger staff as we waited, but at the end of the appt, she sent us off with a box of baked goods. Very thoughtful.
She is great!
Kristin is very professional and you can tell she is a great person too. She is very attentive, caring and knowledgeable. And the cakes and treats she baked were delicious. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Dr. Bender and her office staff are great. They were very efficient, both at the time I made the appointment and on the day of the visit. I saw the Dr. as soon as I finished the new patient paperwork. She was friendly and professional. And she bakes for her patients! I will return and send my family.
Great visit! Great frame selection and a very welcoming environment. Highly recommend!
Very relaxed, and kind. I was very impressed with all aspects of the office!
The was the most impressive eye doctor i have ever seen. She was very helpful and her bedside manner was amazing. I didnt have to wait for an appointment.
Dr. Bender is awesome! She is very knowledgable and professional. I didn't have to wait at all and she was very patient with me...I had lots of questions. I definitely recommend her.
The staff was very professional and helpful. No wait, very efficient. Dr Bender and the team helped me with my consultation and eyeglass selection in a very painless manner. My only recommendation is that Dr Bender consider opening a bakery in her practice because her baked goods are incredible!!!!!
She is replaocing the eye doctor that saw to all my eye needs for 30+ years. She far exceeded any preconceived notions I had. EXCELLENT dr. I will be taking my whole family to see Dr. Bender.
As the parent, I really felt very comfortable with her seeing my son. I would definitely let others know where I take my son. She gave both my children nice baked goods which never made it home. It was devoured in the car. I only got to smell them! LOL!
My daughter really enjoyed visiting Dr. Bender today. She made a comment in the car, saying, "I like coming here, she's really nice and it was very clean." So to Dr. Bender and her staff, my kids like you, means I like you! Thank you so much!
Dr Bender was very patient, friendly and kind with my 8 year old. She also answered a few of my own personal questions for me and I didn't have an appointment. All of the associates are very nice.
Dr. Bender and her staff made my visit an extraordinary experience. She and her staff are extremely efficient and proficient in their practice. Sincerely, I felt like part of the family while there. I would highly recommend.
Was Great, She found the Problem with my eye and have me set up for surgery
She was great. the doctor checked me in herself and helped me look for glasses.
Dr. Bender was on time, courteous and helped walk me thru the process of getting glasses for the first time. She was very kind and explained the entire eye consultation to me step by step. Nice facility and front desk manager. Would recommend highly!
it was awesome
It was great. Dr Bender was super friendly and made my child feel at ease the entire time we were there. Her smile captivated us all. My newphew (6yr old) how came with us, tag her as "cool".
This was for contact fitting for 13-year old daughter; she was extremely (above and beyond) patient.
Very knowlegable and professional. Great sense of humor while still remaining focused on care. I appreciate the wonderful care she took diagnosing my progression to old age and subsequent loss of focus due to excessive computer usage. The goodies were a special plus although she is a fantastic baker watch out for the calories as the wonderful cakes and brownies will call you to eat them. YUMMY YUMMY. He frames were beautiful and affordable and she accepts my insurance: A+++ nice Doc., professional environment, great staff.
Dr. Bender was very professional and personable. The office staff was courteous and helpful. I ha a great visit and will be back.
Dr. Bender and her staff were all welcoming and friendly. Even though she was extremely professional. She makes you feel at home in her office. I would recomend her to all of my family and friends. I had a great experience.
It was an excellent experience.
Absolutely! Her demeanor was very reassuring and she had me in and out in under an hour. Thanks doc!
Excellent doctor. Very thorough exam. Detailed explanations. Personable. Couldn't ask for more.
Dr. Bender and her staff where very friendly and made us feel very comfortable.
Very professional and personable. Had a contact fitting/exam and a pair of sports glasses. Prices were reasonable.
I been to a lot of eye doctors and she surpassed them all. Great experience and very personable!
The best experience I have ever had with an eye exam, contact lens fitting and glasses selection!
great visit, timely service. the staff was very nice. Dr. Bender was great!