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Dr. Michael Bold, OD

Optometrist

La Palma, CA

About Dr. Michael Bold

**NEW PATIENTS! If you have a PPO or commercial insurance, come enjoy our numerous new patient promos and discounts. We provide multiple pair discounts, single vision frame and lens (*certain frames), CR39 Plastic lenses for $99.99; for Bifocals, $189.99; for Progressive lenses, we start at $298.99. Contact lens, exam and fitting, starting at 89.99 and up.** **If you have Medi-Cal, certain frames are complimentary upon purchase of lens, within a certain time frame from date of service.** We pride ourselves in our ability to accommodate any patient who needs care – book your next appointment with Dr. Bold today! Dr. Michael S. Bold is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the California Optometric Association (COA). With over eighteen years of optometric experience, Dr. Bold has two practices. His first practice he has nurtured for over fifteen years in La Palma, CA and the second location, in Newport Beach, for over over ten years. Dr. Michael S. Bold, OD is a theraputics certified optometrist that can not only give you the best eyeglass and contact lens prescription, but also treat certain medical conditions. Whether it's a difficult contact lens fit, pink eye or a foreign body removal, Dr. Michael Bold has got you covered.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • 20/20 Eyecare Plan
  • AARP

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • Best of Newport Beach and La Palma Award

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1346349909

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4.7
Recent reviews
I got my annual vision exam and the Dr. was very professional. However, after I got my prescription glasses, I expectedto receive my glasses in their original case (I bought Prada brand) however, they gave me my glasses in a Coach case stating that glasses do not come in their cases. I did not understand this logic. I feel like they front office staff is there to sell instead of making you comfortable picking your glasses (first pair for me). I felt very pushed to get certain things, I felt like I should've gotten what I paid for.
I got my annual vision exam and the Dr. was very professional. However, after I got my prescription glasses, I expected to receive my glasses in their original case (I boughtPrada brand) however, they gave me my glasses in a Coach case stating that glasses do not come in their cases. I did not understand this logic. I feel like they front office staff is there to sell instead of making you comfortable picking your glasses (first pair for me). I felt very pushed to get certain things, I felt like I should've gotten what I paid for.
Esther C. · June 14, 2019
Dr. Bold Is a gentleman. He explained everything. Super nice staff and got a promotional 99. Dollars deal. Basic and perfectfor me. And medi-cal covered my eye exam. Will "see" them soon and pick up my new glasses.
Dr. Bold Is a gentleman. He explained everything. Super nice staff and got a promotional 99. Dollars deal. Basic and perfect for me. And medi-cal covered my eye exam. Will "see"them soon and pick up my new glasses.
Jose G. · May 15, 2019

Dr. Michael Bold's office locations

Bold Optometry

5422 La Palma Ave

La Palma, CA 90623

Bold Optometry

2628 San Miguel Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Great experience, very thorough doctor and lovely front desk staff!

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SUPERB visit with Dr. Bold and all his associates.

Less than 1 month ago
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I got my annual vision exam and the Dr. was very professional. However, after I got my prescription glasses, I expected to receive my glasses in their original case (I bought Prada brand) however, they gave me my glasses in a Coach case stating that glasses do not come in their cases. I did not understand this logic. I feel like they front office staff is there to sell instead of making you comfortable picking your glasses (first pair for me). I felt very pushed to get certain things, I felt like I should've gotten what I paid for.

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Dr. Bold Is a gentleman. He explained everything. Super nice staff and got a promotional 99. Dollars deal. Basic and perfect for me. And medi-cal covered my eye exam. Will "see" them soon and pick up my new glasses.

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As soon as I arrived I filled out my forms because I was new patient and within 5 minutes or less I was called to be seen. Dr Bold was very informative and made my visit very knowledgeable and pleasant. His staff greeted as I arrived and were friendly. I definitely recommend Dr. Bold.

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He is a nice person and does everything to make you see everything clearly...thanks to CalOptima covering visits.

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He was the absolute best. Patient, attentive and very focused on making sure that you get the most precise results on the tests. I could see how dedicated he is to his craft and the passion he has for it. Made sure we understood the results and options. He was simply the best and I don’t see myself going to any other optometrist from now on!

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Good doctor, but the front desk is basically a high pressure sales center.

Less than 1 year ago
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Geat Doctor! Thank you for your caring and outstanding knowledge!

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Waited almost an hour to get seen. Was completely upcharged by the front desk. They were rude when I wanted to change my order as they never gave me all the options. Be careful if you get a pair of glasses as they clearly make commission . Will not be going back.

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The visit, efficiency, courtesy, and friendliness were the best. The price I was given when choosing my frames and what I wound up paying was way different; I wound up paying 12x more than I thought I was going to pay. I wish they were more upfront before I made my selection.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Bold was nice for the most part, very attentive and explaining throughput about eye strain and looking at phones and computer too long. Recommend me glasses and that I had a high pressure in my eye, though at first I was hesitant, he reassured me about the issue I was experiencing and gave me eye drops to help with my problem. Thank you dr bold!

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It’s my son’s first time here was really a great experience over all. The receptionist was very helpful, patient, and friendly. Dr Michael was great with my son, not once did he raise his voice to him and answered every silly question my son would ask. His patience and ability to explain my son’s needs were amazing. He helped us in every tiny little step and when I let him know my son was learning the alphabet ,unlike other doctors, he didn’t even look dissapovingly or judged us in any way. Instead he just let us know it wasn’t a big deal and used shapes so my son could still get his vision test. This place really was great and I’ve already made appointments for my two children as well. This really was a great experience.

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The Dr was so lovely !! Not only very professional but down to earth & friendly. He took his time and explained the process. I have great fear of putting even a eye-drop in my eyes. He helped ease this. His sense of humor was quite amazing. This was by far the best Dr visit I’ve ever had. Also his staff was very kind and helpful . Very professional . Thank you !! This office is a real WINNER !!

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Really friendly staff and he was amazing at explaining everything to me. Will be back :}

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Dr. Bold is very professional and explains everything very well. He lives up to his reputation.

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Disorganized. Was not prepared for my visit even though I filled out all the info on zocdoc.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Bold was very kind, patient and considerate. His staff was very welcoming and engaging.

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Very professional and caring.

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The doctor and staff are very friendly and personable.

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Dr Bold was very personable and intelligent. He made my eye strain completely go away - it was magic. I spent so much money on pills and potions for my fatigue, but realized that it was my eyes that were the issue!! The wait was long, but it’s because dr Bold treats each patient very carefully and in depth. He is very passionate

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Very thorough evaluation!

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Thorough exolanations, patience with all my questions, a kind and charismatic man who's been in practice for two decades. Definitely will be back.

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The receptionist was very helpful in answering all the questions I had, as well as very friendly. Dr. Bold is a kind doctor that knows what he is doing. I appreciate this office very much!

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They didn't take my insurance even though the site said they did. The front desk made me pay in cash and said I had to submit my claim myself.

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Such amazing staff! Very helpful and very attentive. I did wait for about 15 to 20 minutes to be seen, but honestly I didn't mind. Considering the fact that Dr. Bold took the time to thoroughly explain to each one of his patients what is going on . Once I was seen it all happened so fast. He answered every question I had was very knowledgeable and very patient. Genuinely one of the best eye doctors I've been too!

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Everything was perfect. Doctor was nice and very kind. I would recommend to others.

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Wonderful optometrist! His staff is very friendly and inviting! 5 out of 5 recommended!

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He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gave me a LOT of information and explained everything in detail. Wonderful doctor and staff!

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He is very good. He took the time to explain everything. Only thing is the address on yelp is not correct. GPS will take you to the wrong place.

More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, answers any questions you have.

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Dr Bold is nice and professional.

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Dr. Bold provided quick service in addition to providing detailed information. I'm definitely coming back.

More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, professional Dr. Very Knowledgeable and very courteous with a very pleasant office staff

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Frame selection very limited.

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Dr. Bold and his staff were great! The Dr. was so patient with my kids and they felt so comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Bold.

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Awesome doctor and staff!

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Love it! Kinda hard to find but worth it like a hidden gem. Go for all ur seeing problems! Even if u dont see a problem! Lol

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Dr. Bold was amazing!! Not only could he explain things to me, my children understood as well. He is very funny and patient. His office staff is exceptional. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!

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My visit with Dr. Bold was thorough and informative. He and his staff are all pleasant and the office is decorated in a very cool way. It was a very positive experience and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs optometry services.

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Loved him first time there. Made my boyfriend an appointment before I left. And the lady who helped me pick my frames love love love her.

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I really liked the staff and they had a nice assortment of frames.

More than 1 year ago
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Very professional attentive. Thorough I felt very comfortable and well taken care of all staff very kind and explaining of all procedures prices etc

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excellent doctor.very knowledgeable and nice

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Best office professionalism, helpful curtious and friendly Dr Bold was wonderful , professional, explanatory, very thoughtful and curtious!!! Loved my visit best Dr !

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Exceeded my expectations and was surprised at how well put together his optometry practice is e.g. Clean, gorgeous displays and nice floors, great equipment, receptionist from Romania very sweet and Dr. Bold is the man, I can tell he's super cool and laid back and ensures your vision prescription is perfect! Stoked to have Michael Bold as my new optometrist, yay!

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He was absolutely wonderful. you can tell he loves what he does and makes you feel completely comfortable.

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He was nice and very professional.

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Staff is excellent, polite and friendly. Dr. Bold was in no hurry. He explained every test that he was performing. Wonderful, nice and gentle man. Highly recommend Dr. Bold

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Great doctor! Very thorough, explained the best course of action for my needs and alternative answers too. Very nice office staff too.

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