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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Bindal is really great and has the latest technology. The overall price is a little bit high for me.
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.
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.
Best optometrist I've ever seen. On-time, easy, painless, thorough. Thanks, Dr. Bindal and staff!
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!
Very professional! It was my first time at this doctor and they were fast and efficient to do my check in and insurance stuff.
Dr. Bindal was very pleasant. He was thorough and I enjoyed my appointment! His staff is extremely kind as well.
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.
Had to wait an unacceptable amount of time
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.
Nice customer service
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.
Outstanding doctor and staff. Could not have been a better experience.
Efficient and kind.
Everyone is so nice and knowledgable!
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.
The visit was quick and efficient. Dr Bindal was really nice and gave me the needed explanation. Highly recommend!
Great as always. Very personable and knowledgeable.
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.
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...
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.
It was great! Highlight recommend.
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.
overall was great/
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.
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Bindal.
Excellent experience with Dr. Neeraj Bindal. Thorough, thoughtful and very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Bindal!
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.
Dr Bindal is a very good eye doctor... and his female workers are very nice and beautiful... overall everything was good...
It was excellent! Efficient and so nice! Answered all my questions. Excellent technical service with glasses purchase, too! Thank you!
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!
Very professional office all around. Great staff! Good selection of frames!
Convenient location, quick appointment, easy-going; just what I need for an updated eyeglass prescription.
I got my eyeglasses RX, but that's about the only selling point for this place.
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.
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.
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!
That was good first time visit.
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.
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.
A very pleasant experience. I was able to be seen and walk out with a new contact option in less than 30 minutes.
Dr. Bindal and his staff have repeatedly delivered excellent and professional service. this time was no exception. Also, Dr. Bindal is very knowledgeable and I have confidence in his diagnosis. My eyes are tricky due to being astigmatic with dry eye conditions and are not the easiest to treat. Congratulations and I highly recommend this location.
The doctor was great. Had a good appointment which fixed the issue. The rest of the staff itself was AWFUL. Screwed up my insurance on multiple occasions. Tried to make me pay upfront even though they were in network and needed to get compensation from the insurance company. Contacted me twice 5 months after the appointment asking me to pay my bill after I gave them my insurance information on multiple occasions. I finally had to get my insurance company to call them themselves to tell them to stop harassing me and get compensation from my insurance company. Never coming again--how can the front desk staff not know how insurance works??
Quality eye care. Comprehensive analysis, diagnosis and recommended treatments related to eye care. Only criticism: Eyeglass frames tend to be a bit pricey.
The office was not well organized. People were waiting for extended periods of time. The doctor was working the cashier instead of seeing patients.
Dr. Bindal and his staff were very professional and kind.
This is my second time visit with same doctor. He is very professional, clear communication, very direct.
I am never disappointed with the care I receive with Dr. Bi dal!!! I couldn't put my Eyes in better care!! Never too soon to go to a new Guy....he will make your life "Visibly" fun ??
Very personable and intellectual.
I was impressed by what a thorough exam I received. All staff were very professional.
He was friendly and communicative. Very happy with my experience.
It always seems to take a little extra time to be seen by Dr. Bindal, but I spent the time browsing the frames and actually had one of his assistants help me pick one. So that went well.
Very impressed with the service, both from the doctor and the front staff. Very quick to see the doctor, and the front staff was very helpful in picking out new frames and letting me know what my insurance covered.
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Very helpful and made a point to make sure all my questions were answered. Was very efficient and thorough.
I've been going to Dr. Bindal for years. He's always on time, friendly, and answers all my questions.
Nice guy! I enjoyed my visit!
Amazing eye doctor! Very attentive, thorough and knowledeable. Highly recommended.
Wonderful personality and full of humor. I hate having someone do anything to my eyes and he put me at ease.
Wonderful and efficient
Dr. Bindal was very personable, easy-going and made me feel at ease as a patient. I thoroughly enjoyed his demeanor and all the questions he asked and how he treated me as a fairly new patient.
Went for my annual examination. Doctor Bindal was very thorough and nice throughout the consultation. Spent very little time waiting before the appointment; the staff was also nice and efficient. In other words, essentially everything went right which is what you want in these kinds of interactions
He was great! This was my first eye appointment and he made me feel very comfortable and explained everything to me. I really appreciated all the time he took with me.
I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Bindal. He was thorough & genuine.
Very pleasant visit. I arrived a few minutes early, expecting to wait in the lobby for a bit, but was taken back right away. The doctor came in shortly thereafter and was very knowledgeable, quick, and nice to talk to. Highly recommended!
Dr. Bindal has a wonderful business manner and establishment. Couture services, selection and professionalism. I will return
Very friendly and late hours which is great. Very knowledgeable, and didn't try to hard sell me on contacts when I came in for eye glasses. Nice selection of glasses, and quick turnaround for receiving them. Very happy
Great visit. Friendly and clear. Answered all my questions.
The front desk staff was very helpful and polite.
Great experience! Very knowledge. Prompt serives and terrific help in understanding insurance coverage. Thorough exam and excellent care. Bonus, helped me pick out a cool pair of frames to take the sting out of needing bifocals.
I always enjoy seeing Dr. Bindal, however the office management is sometimes a challenge. I completed my documents online via ZocDoc, but was asked to complete the same documents again in his office. I forgot to bring my insurance card, which I would believe is quite common, and the office staff was less than pleasant with regard to this. The staff warmed up as my visit progressed. Albeit, I would highly recommend Dr. Bindal and his office.
I'm so grateful that Dr. Bindal was able to spot problems that other physicians have missed. I didn't even realize before now what a quality eye exam was.
Very pleased. I have found my new eye doctor for as long as I live in this area!
Great professional. Very knowledgeable, friendly and on time. Highly recommended.
The visit was quick and easy. Both the doctor and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
Very expensive for the service provided. Opticians after him, the worst and do not believe in his promises. I had to call them to send me a copy of my glasses prescription because they florgot to give me. Trial contact lens did not arrive the day they warranty, I had tocall, and go back ,and call, call again , and until now (10 days after the visit I cannot have my final prescription, because the trial lens have not arrived... so I received a provisroy one where the optometrist say he is not responsible at all because I could not try the right lens ... they did not provide me!!! Please do not commit the same mistake I did!
He's hilarious! He really knows how to make a patient feel comfortable with jokes and conversation. EXTRA complimentary. Super quick visit!!!!
Thanks for a good eye exam!
Dr. Bindal was very thorough and explained my situation very clearly.
It was quick and easy! He has a great spirit and you can tell he loves his work. The staff is also incredibly friendly. I've found the hardest thing to find with good doctors is a friendly staff. This is a great place and I would recommend. It's so nice to be surrounded with friendly competent people.
Dr. Bindal was professional, friendly, and courteous. His staff was also helpful and professional. I would recommend him to my friends.
I could not ask for a better Doctor! This gent is dead-on accuracy and recommendation!
New staff since my last visit, but VERY professional and knowledgeable.
He seemed rushed. While he was certainly knowledgeable, I didn't appreciate that he hardly even looked at me when he or I spoke, and hurried me along. The other staff were excellent - thoughtful and engaged in their work.
Dr. Bindal and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend him.
He was kind and patient with my pre - teen daughter. He was professional and personable.
The doctor was really good, but then he gave me glasses that were damaged, and it took them 6 months to then get me new ones.
Really appreciated his time with me. I didn't feel rushed. I was able to get questions answered.
He's great. The staff is great. Definitely a perfect spot if you work downtown, and just need to get somewhere on your lunch break.
I liked that Dr. Bindal clearly explained my options for bifocal lens, but felt that the time spent on the eye exam itself (all those blurry lens options for "Is 1 better or 2?" while looking at the eye chart) was less thorough than at other eye doctors I've seen.
Front office staff are super efficient and professional, as is Dr. Bindal. I really appreciate how kind and warm he is, while also being efficient and highly skilled.
He's great - very nice and professional. Always willing to listen to any concerns (or, in my case the fact that anytime I try any contacts other than the terrible and ancient Acuvue2 my eyes go into a state of "no thank you"). The staff are great too - really helpful for understanding what my insurance does and doesn't cover and how I can use that to my advantage (for instance it didn't even occur to me that they would just replace the lenses in frames I already have for a tiny co-pay).
Very professional and you could tell that he knew what he was doing. Will definitely go again!
excellent service, highly recommended.
Great visit! Awesome doctor but the office carries a limited selection of affordable frames.
Very quick and efficient. Just what I wanted! (Also, not pushy about selling.)
I glad to be there excelent and friendly attention
Very present, I wasn't treated like just another patient in a busy day.
Awesome experience! Super helpful and welcoming reception staff, and Dr Bindal was funny, professional, and expeditious! I will definitely be going back.
Dr. Bindal and his staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. I definitely would recommend his services.
Dr. Vindal was very nice.... He explained everything ... The appt went quickly but I never felt rushed and the staff out front was also very courteous and the wait area was very relaxing and nice!
Dr. Bindal is great. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and willing to listen to (and explain) your concerns. Also a super convenient location. I will definitely be going back. I guess the only negative comment I have is that they seem to book too many appointments for the same time, because there were at least 3 of us waiting in the waiting room all for a 5:00 appointment. But somehow my wait managed to be less than 10 minutes, so it was fine.
Dr. Bindal and his staff are extremely friendly and professional.
Excellent experience, all questions answered, received multiple pairs of trial lenses, contact solution, etc. Highly recommend!
Great doctor. Store staff are not great with customer service. They are rude and stand-offish.
Dr. Bindal was extremely friendly, and put me at ease quickly given my nerves about the length of time since my last eye exam. He was personable, conversational and extremely professional. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Dr. Bindal was professional, friendly and I would recommend him to anyone in the DC or Arlington VA area.
I'm a little biased because I've been a patient of Dr. Bindal's for nearly 10 years and from the first time I went to his office, until now, he's always been professional & courteous. He's knowledgeable and always listens to my eye concerns during my yearly visits. If you're looking for a new eye doctor you should definitely try Dr. Bindal. You won't be disappointed!
I would recommend Dr. Bindal and I plan to go back - his staff helped me with my contacts as a first time user and it was generally a great appointment. There was a bit of a wait at the beginning but it may be because I had to fill out the new patient paperwork.
Prompt but thorough. Had a relaxed manner, which helps to calm you down when all those big machines are bearing down on you. Smart, personable, and fast - does not get much better.
I have never had such an accurate Doctor....this man is amazing....no pondering, no beating around the bush....plain simple upfront language and diagnostics!!!!! Grab him him and keep him....his knowledge is Outstanding!!!!
Very pleasant visit, he was informative and provided a wealth of information. Great personality as well.
Have been going to Dr. Bindal for a few years now and have been excited to see him every time! I don't think I can say that about any other doctor I have to deal with.
Great doctor! He was quick and knew what he was talking about!
Super friendly, and fast. Honestly, I always expect to get upsold on the brand of contact lenses I'm using (I've been using the same ones since I was 14). I was, but it was framed as "listen, the ones you are using are dinosaurs at this point, but if you like them, that totally fine. Here are a couple samples to try out for a couple of weeks. Here's how they are different, and if they don't work out that's totally fine." It was really casual, and I liked the information I got on the new lenses, and I really don't feel any pressure to buy them if I don't like them as much as my old stand-by dinosaur brand. Overall, this was actually one of the most pleasant experiences I've had in a doctor's office in a while. Would absolutely recommend Doctor Bindal.
Very friendly and thorough
Though the wait time was long, the appointment went very well!
I was extremely happy with this doctor and his office staff. Would recommend them to anybody. He was able to see me almost right after I finished filling out my paperwork, and he was very professional and personable. I also can't say enough good things about the office staff. They helped me pick out new frames, and were very patient and helpful with me, especially since I am very picky with this sort of thing. They were also very honest, recommending a pair of frames that were less expensive than my first choice, but it helps to have a female's perspective on style and fashion. All in all a very positive experience. I will definitely be using them again.
Great doctor, wonderful bedside manner and very knowledgeable and quick with the exam. Helpful staff as well!
It was a good visit. The staff is friendly and attentive. Dr. Bindal was very nice and efficient. I plan on returning in the future.
Everyone was polite and professional. Was in and out quickly. Nicely-appointed office in a good central location.
Very pleasant, knowledgeable & efficient. Wonderful office staff.
My wait time was almost 30 minutes, and that put me off, since my time was tight that afternoon. However, Dr. Bindal was professional and friendly, and so was his staff. Good selection of frames, and they make many of the glasses in their onsite lab, which is nice. Hope I like them when they are ready!
Very nice guy, reasonable manner, good at explaining things.
I was highly impressed with his professionalism and the way he explained things.
He's a great doctor and would recommend to anyone!
Dr. Bindal was very good. He was thorough and answered all my questions and provided good explanations. He wasn't pushy when it came to choosing a contact lens brand. The office staff were friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this practice.
Great experience w/ Dr. Bindal. Not pushy, very patient, thorough, and detailed when providing details and explanations. I moved 40 min away and I'm still will return to see him for my checkups!
He was a little pushy.
Dr. Bindal was great. He explained the actual eye mechanics of why he was recommending the prescription - always appreciated. However, the staff tried a little bit too hard to sell me glasses in the store. I didn't love the selection and just wanted to look around, which they didn't seem to understand.
Dr. Bindal was both professional and fun, which is unusual to be able to say about a medical professional. He was both knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor, and my appointment was fairly prompt. I enjoyed visiting the clinic and will return soon!
I love Dr. Bindal. He's always personable and warm and efficient and inspires complete confidence. And his staff is terrific, too. I highly recommend him whenever I get the chance.
Very professional and thorough, as was the entire staff.
He was pleasant, centrally located and didn't push any products which was nice.
Dr. Bindal was amicable and patient. The appointment went smoothly and professionally. The only problem was the wait time, granted it was during the lunch rush.
Friendly, helpful, efficient
Great doctor! Very friendly, happy, thourough...great staff. I really enjoyed the experience.
great appointment, 20-minute wait time
Dr. Bindal is awesome and so his his staff! I would highly recommend them!
Thorough but quick. At the same time, answered my questions and did not make me feel rushed.
Dr. Bindal and his staff were very courteous and professional.
My prescription was wrong.
I thought Dr Bindal was very friendly and professional, the visit was pleasant and the office staff was very helpful too.
Great. Very knowledgable
Excellent, speedy service, lovely people and easy to find. Highly recommend.
Helpful, friendly, gave clear info.