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Dr. Neeraj Bindal, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Bindal graduated in 1991 from the University of Maryland, with a BS in Finance and Marketing. He was one of two graduates of the University hired by AT&T to join their fast track management program, where he served as a financial analyst for the merger and acquisition, and the strategy and planning business units. Surrounded by four ophthalmologists and optometrists in his immediate and extended family, he later went on to earn a Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1999. Dr. Bindal's externships included: Cedars Sinai Hospital - Beverly Hills, CA - specializing in refractive surgery management, strabismus management and contact lenses. National Naval Medical Center - Bethesda, MD - specializing in retina, cornea, and glaucoma The Eye Institute - Philadelphia, PA - specializing in low vision and pediatrics.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Cedars-Sinai Hospital (Externship)
  • National Naval Medical Center (Externship)
  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • The Eye Institute (Externship)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1770656167

Office locations

A Visual Affair

1101 S Joyce Street, Suite B7

Arlington, VA 22202

A Visual Affair

1150 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036

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I think this was one of the more efficient doctor's visits I have had. Since I was a new patient, I had filled out the forms online. The staff was ready for me when I checked in. I was seen immediatelyby a staff member who performed a couple tests. Then I saw the doctor for some discussion. I went to do a couple more tests and finished up discussions with the doctor. He wanted to be sure he had answered all of my questions, which he had. When paying, the staff person handled it quickly and efficiently. There was no high pressure to immediately get new glasses and they gave me my prescription with no issues. They also discussed with me what was covered by insurance and what wasn't. All in all, I was very pleased with my appointment and will be sure to go back for any future needs.
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Dr.B and his staff were fantastic. Had a great experience.
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It was very professional and warm. I thought it was expensive even though I had good vision insurance but I’m not regretting the visit at all. I have a free contacts follow up in a week just to make sure thesample she gave is working right before I order them, which I really appreciate.
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Even though my vision insurance is threadbare, Dr. Bindal and his staff were professional and cordial. They went out of their way to save me money where they could because I was paying out of pocket.
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He was friendly, thorough, and helpful and he answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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Doctor Bindal is capable but young and unseasoned with a bedside manner in need of attention. No effort was made to get to know me as a new patient. Overall her staff were less than helpful and welcoming and I had an inordinate wait time of an hour.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was very helpful and very nice.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Neeraj and his staff not only provided excellent customer service but gave me extensive information about the health and long term care of my eyesight! I felt very comfortable in their care and know that my eye care is thehands of an expert and professional in this medical field!
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Quick and easy appointment! Front desk was also very helpful and professional.
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Great visit awesome office!
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I felt rushed. I think Dr. Bindal was trying to get me in and out quickly because he was overbooked. As a result, my prescription is off and I will need to see another doctor.
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Friendly staff, overall a great experience for my eye exam
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Great!
Less than 6 months ago
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Awesome, pleasant and extremely professional.
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No information from ZocDoc was provided to them ahead of time so I had to fill out the forms again. Not a huge issue, but a bit of an inconvenience. This was my second time with them and no information wason hand about my last visit as they had recently converted to an electronic record keeping system. The exam was quick and painless
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Neeraj Bindal was great in helping recommend solutions for my eye issue and worked to make sure I was seen shortly after I came into the doctors office! Would recommend to a friend if they are looking for a place with convenient after work appointments!
Less than 6 months ago
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Quick, easy, helpful, polite! Had a great suggestion for my contacts.
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Glasses are very expensive and staff will push you to purchase more expensive options.
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Great appointment! Super quick, super friendly. Follow up next week to make sure they are okay, with no copay.
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Very professional and pleasant.
Less than 1 year ago
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My visit exceeded my expectations. All of the staff were very polite, attentive, prompt, and efficient. My exam went very smoothly and was thoroughly explained.
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Office staff is young and inexperienced. Had music blaring in waiting room, so loud I couldn't hear them speak to me. I asked them to turn it down and they did. Everything seemed to be the first time for them. Dr. Bindal was outstanding as always!
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Overall, the appointment was very good. Doctor seemed like a pro, and I felt taken care of. Only complaint was that I was made to wait while they saw someone who had an appointment scheduled 20min after me - but Iassume that's because I filled out my information upon arrival and they needed to enter it into the system. Everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
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The staff was super friendly, nice, and upbeat. The provider I saw was very nice and the appointment itself was quick and easy. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 Stars is because I did have to wait 30 minutesbecause they were behind on appointments. Other than that, it was great.
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The Dr was fine, but the office/billing were atrocious. They did not prepare the bill correctly the first time so it was denied by insurance. We spent significant amount of time working with the insurance company and the Dr's office tryingto sort out the problem. Fast forward TWO YEARS LATER, and they STILL have not corrected the original billing error, have made numerous new mistakes (all of which have been 100% the Dr's billing) and have been harassing us and the insurance company because of their incompetence. Their treatment has been absolutely shameful and unprofessional. I unequivocally do NOT recommend this office.
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The office in a nice, calm, quiet environment. Mr. Bindal is friendly and professional as are the people he has working at the reception desk. I never have to wait long after arriving to be seen. The only advice I'd giveis that before you begin your appointment, double check with reception what you are there for and what out of pocket payments you are expected to make. I was unaware that my insurance does not cover contact lens exams and didn't find it out until I asked for a breakdown of my bill.
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Been coming here for years. Always pleasant and professional and friendly.
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Very nice, professional and great care. Highly recommend!
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Really convenient and good office staff (which makes or breaks a doc in my opinion.
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This doctor is overly capitalist and my appointment felt like an advertisement where the doctor was constantly trying to sell me higher priced items over the lower cost/older alternatives that also do the trick. I wanted a simple eye appointmentbut the doctor kept pushing me towards unnecessary follow up for procedures that my previous eye doctors conducted as a part of the appointment and wanted to refer me to far away offices outside the city which would have been inconvenient. The receptionist is incompetently slow and check in and out took over 40 minutes to get my basic information. All of my previous eye doctors would send my contacts to my house but this doctor tried to make me pick it up and only agreed to send it when I pushed very hard
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Knowldgeable and professional doctor and office staff.
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Eyeglasses are a little expensive
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I had a really great experience with Dr. Bindal. He and his office staff are fantastic. I came in for a regular eye exam and a first time eval of contact lenses. His team was very patient with me as Iworked to put them in and take them out. I look forward to returning for future care needs.
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I didn't have a very good experience at visual affair. The clinic made a mistake in filing my insurance forms due to which the funds were not reimbursed to them. My insurance provider confirmed via email that they are just awaitingcorrected information from the clinic and that I was not responsible for any payments. Instead of clearing the paper work with the insurance, Visual affair has been sending me receipts even after more than an year! I found the service to be unprofessional and would never recommend the clinic to any one.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Bindal is always a joy to see. He makes my visits comfortable and enjoyable. He is very thorough and ALWAYS has a smile.
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Dr. Bindal was excellent and his staff was very helpful as well.
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Bvery friendly and easy going.
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Really friendly and helpful staff! No wait time.
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Doctor Bindal is the best. I've been seeing him for 6 years and have never had a bad experience with him or his office. Total recommendation.
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Dr Bindal was fast and efficient. There was no wait after you fill out the forms (recommend you fill out as much as you can online on zocdoc).
Less than 1 year ago
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I love seeing Dr Bindal! Great attitude and really makes you feel comfortable and taken care of. Great selection of quality, higher end frames and the assistants on the floor to help with selection are fantastic!
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It was a great visit. First time seeing him. Wait was quick, he and his staff were great.
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This was the best eye exam experience I've ever had! The staff was really helpful and friendly. Dr. Bindal was very nice and answered all of my questions thoroughly and in plain language. While the staff was helpful, I didn't feelpressured to buy anything I didn't need or want. My previous providers were really pushy, so it was a nice change. I highly recommend Dr. Bindal!
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Dr. Bindal was fantastic and seems to genuinely care about his patients. He took the time to explain things and didn't seem to be rushing through things like many docs these days. Very glad I found him!
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I got to my appointment 30 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork. It wasn't as long as the online paperwork and took about 5-10 minutes to complete. I wasn't seen until 2:45 PM, Dr. Bindal has many patients. People were professional and considerate.
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He's amazing. Period. Thorough, comforting, takes his time and is open to questions and ideas. Today his admin folks seemed overwhelmed and it was disorganized a bit. They're wonderful, kind and charming people though and have been fabulous during priof visits.
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Very professional, personable and relaxed visit. Friendly staff, downtown location with easy access via Metro.
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I would recommend that they put better prices on their glasses inside the store but as far as the optometrist it was spot-on
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Dr. Bindal was great. I'd highly recommend him to anyone in Northwest DC.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice office, very professional staff and Dr. Bindal was funny and quick. I will definitely be returning to purchase my frames from him as well as for my next annual eye exam.
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