Dr. Neeraj Bindal, OD

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1101 S Joyce Street, Suite B7, Arlington, VA, 22202
1150 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036

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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.

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Dr. Bindal was very nice, knowledgeable, and professional. The atmosphere was relaxing and the assistants were kind and helpful. I only wish they had more frame options and a shorter wait time.

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Wonderful office, wonderful staff, great selection of glasses. I have been coming to this location for 6 years and this is my 3rd pair of glasses from them.

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Best optometrist I've ever seen. On-time, easy, painless, thorough. Thanks, Dr. Bindal and staff!

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Dr. Bindal was amazing! From the minute I walked in the door to the minute I left, everyone was fabulous! I was checked in and then all of my pretesting was done. Dr. Bindal recommended changing out my daily contacts to a more comfortable one for about the same price and then Nigel helped me pick out new frames! They were transparent about the pricing and the frames weren't actually that bad. Nigel was so sweet and patient with me as I tried on so many different kinds and just kept looking at them. He even made suggestions. He said he could get my lenses done, but then found out he was missing the left one so he said he would order them today and then cut my lenses ASAP. Dr. Bindal had great bedside manner and was thorough about explaining my exam giving me many opportunities to ask questions. I would definitely recommend him!

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Very professional! It was my first time at this doctor and they were fast and efficient to do my check in and insurance stuff.

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Dr. Bindal was very pleasant. He was thorough and I enjoyed my appointment! His staff is extremely kind as well.

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The office staff was not friendly. They told me upfront my appointment would cost one amount, but it ended up costing over a hundred dollars more than what they originally told me. I don't think it's fair to not make a patient aware of the cost of the appointment until after the appointment is over. The doctor also really tries to sell his office's products while you're getting an exam which is uncomfortable.

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Had to wait an unacceptable amount of time

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Dr. Bindal was very personable and easy to talk to. The exam was quick, I didn't have a long wait for his office, and his staff was very friendly.

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Nice customer service

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The doctor was incredibly personable and informative. I will strongly recommend him to anyone! The staff was also friendly, helpful, and personable. Overall I had a great experience.

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Outstanding doctor and staff. Could not have been a better experience.

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Efficient and kind.

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Everyone is so nice and knowledgable!

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As a result of a change in my vision following surgery, I needed new progressive lenses in one pair of daily use glasses and one pair of computer glasses. I also needed to purchase new frames and progressive lenses for sunglasses. The total bill for those three pairs of glasses was a small fortune! My need was such that I did not have time to shop around, but I wish I had. The same glasses could have been purchased at less than half the cost elsewhere. What's worse, however, is that I cannot see well out of any of the three pairs of glasses I purchased. The computer glasses do not provide clear vision regardless of how close or far away I sit from the computer. Trying to use them makes me feel nauseated. The regular use glasses and sunglasses are passable; that is, I can see at a functional level with them. But reading is difficult, as there is no distance where in the words appear clear. I have called the office to inform them that it seems likely that either the eye exam resulted in an inaccurate prescription, or that something went wrong in the manufacture of the lenses. I have yet to hear back from them.

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The visit was quick and efficient. Dr Bindal was really nice and gave me the needed explanation. Highly recommend!

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Great as always. Very personable and knowledgeable.

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Just had a great first appointment with Dr. Bindal. They were flexible with timing, friendly, professional and explained everything to me so there would be no surprises with my insurance. Would absolutely recommend them to a friend.

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Dr. Bindal is experienced and friendly. I am just disappointed by the way their office managed the schedule... I work full-time and live in DC, and this is the office nearest to me where I can go on Saturday. The first visit was fine, which was last Saturday. I had a hard time finding the location as the office was within a shopping mall. The staff was nice enough to come out and find me. I was trying to put on/take off contact lens but wasn't able to do so. They said they couldn't allow me to have contact lens if I wasn't able to do it by myself. So they made an appointment for me at 10:30 am today to come again and try. When I arrived, however, I was told that the doctor won't be back until 11:40 am--if I wanted to try contact lens, I had to wait for more than an hour! That's really ridiculous! No one had ever called to inform me--and they had a whole week to do so. They even didn't apologize. It took me two hours to commute back and forth...I could have use these two hours to do a lot of things if they had told me about the schedule change...

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Dr. Bindal is great. My wife and I have been going to him for over 4 years now. Very professional, helpful, and on time. I highly recommend him.

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It was great! Highlight recommend.

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Dr Bindal has a great ability to put his patients at ease. He is extremely thorough and knowledgable. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.

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overall was great/

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I visited Neeraj Bindal, OD for my annual eye exam and highly recommend him and his office. I scheduled by appointment online and was greeted immediately upon arriving. There was less than a five minute wait to be seen. The office is very nice, clean and well maintained and all the staff were extremely professional and personable.

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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Bindal.

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Excellent experience with Dr. Neeraj Bindal. Thorough, thoughtful and very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Bindal!

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Recommend!

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Dr. Bindal was very nice, and the staff were very professional. He takes time to listen to the patients, and make sure they get the right products.

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Dr Bindal is a very good eye doctor... and his female workers are very nice and beautiful... overall everything was good...

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It was excellent! Efficient and so nice! Answered all my questions. Excellent technical service with glasses purchase, too! Thank you!

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He's a great doctor! Professional, competent and friendly. The staff, Kayla and Brian were outstanding. I've not had better service and experience with eye appointments than here. Thank you!

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Very professional office all around. Great staff! Good selection of frames!

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Convenient location, quick appointment, easy-going; just what I need for an updated eyeglass prescription.

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I got my eyeglasses RX, but that's about the only selling point for this place.

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Dr. Bindal is very knowledgeable and explained the reasons for various eye tests and choice of lenses. Despite my having purchased frames from NYC, their treatment and customer service remained excellent as opposed to another eye doctor who jacked up the price of lenses once he realized I wasnt also buying my frames there. "A Visual Affair" is not a cold and sterile environment but rather has a warm and inviting atmosphere which is a change from what one normally associates with an eye doctor's office.

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I visited the Arlington location and was seen by another optometrist, but she was very sweet during my eye exam. Kaylin helped me pick out frames and was very attentive and helped me pick out some really great frames. The selection of glasses is small, but very nice in my opinion. Overall the experience was very good.

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Dr. Bindal is super patient, funny, and thorough. He answered all my questions and his office staff were very helpful during a busy day. I was seen quickly and the location was convenient- thank you!

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That was good first time visit.

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A Visual Affair was recommended to me by a good friend. I'm so glad I took the advice! I was beyond impressed with my experience, from start to finish - Neeraj Bindal was the best OD I have ever seen and his staff are wonderful too. Everybody was efficient, polite, personable, funny, and patient. This was especially appreciated when they were teaching me how to take out and put in contacts. (First timer... I was nervous.) The office space itself is also beautiful. Honestly, I could not recommend A Visual Affair, and Neeraj Bindal, more.

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For years, I've seen other doctors and have expressed concerns about certain visual problems/challenges with night vision, and Dr. Bindal was the first to really take the time to listen and identify what the issues were. He was one of the first doctors I've seen where I honestly felt encouraged to ask questions, and he took no less than the time necessary to explain everything to me (and in layman's terms, which I appreciated). I don't know how his office's pricing compares (I've never left an Arlington-based eye doctor's office without incurring a pretty large bill, and I've even switched health plans), but at least, this time, I felt like the attention and quality of service was by far the best.