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380 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94127
2480 Mission Street, 107A, San Francisco, CA, 94110
490 Post Street, Suite 1440, San Francisco, CA, 94102

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Dr Nicole Lee is a San Francisco Bay area native. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where she received the Marco Clinical Excellence in Primary Care Award. Additionally, she completed a one-year postgraduate clinical residency program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she honed her skills in the treatment and management of ocular diseases and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

Dr. Lee is a certified therapeutic pharmaceutical agent and a certified licensed optometrist in the State of California. Dr Lee's clinical experience also includes recent participation in an FDA phase 3 clinical trial for the study and treatment of dry eye. Dr. Lee continues to provide excellent patient care.

PLEASE NOTE: We respectfully require a 24-hour notice for appointment cancellations. You will incur a fee if this is not met. Thank you.

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Nicole was pleasant and knowledgeable. She was willing to answer all my questions. I didn't enjoy my experience interacting with the front-office workers, however. I found that they didn't directly answer my questions, and communication was difficult with them.

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Great doctor, very nice and helpful

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Aside from being over 30 minutes late for my appointment, she was very pleasant and informative. Made my first ever eye exam very pleasant. Will go back and have already recommended to my SO.

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Dr. Lee is a pleasure to see (no pun intended). She is very easy to speak to and I just her knowledge. I've been coming to her for years and trust her very much.

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Very professional - Dr. Lee is the best! Really like her bedside manner and she patiently answered all my questions :)

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Dr. Lee is not only professional but a very personable and highly efficiently practitioner and who puts one at complete ease.

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Dr. Nicole Lee is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She is patient and kind, and she is a good listener.

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This was my first visit with Nicole Lee, but it certainly won't be my last. I'm originally from the east coast, and have had all of my work done there until moving to the Bay Area a year ago. I can honestly say that I've never had a more welcoming experience at an eye appointment. The staff were all super helpful and friendly. Nicole explains everything as you go, so you feel involved with the entire process, while learning a thing or two at the same time. I would recommend Nicole Lee to anyone, especially anyone who is nervous about getting a new doctor. You will not be upset.

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She is such a professional. Perfect manners and Addie helped me every step of the way with my insurance. Sad that I have to wait another year to come back!!

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Dr. Nicole Lee and her staff were great! So friendly and patient with my check-up and barrage of questions. Five stars!

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Very sweet and professional

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Nicole was just lovely! She took her time to explain everything and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. I never felt rushed even when I took quite a bit of her time. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Lee was very informative and answered all my questions. She has great bedside manner and lets you know exactly what she's doing throughout the exam.

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Dr. Nicole Lee was very sweet, I felt comfortable and welcomed right away. The office was clean and organized, and she sent me away with a couple of packs of trial one a days, solution, eye cleaners and more.

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Extremely proficient in diagnosing and treating a minor eye injury. Great attitude and answered all my questions accurately and happily. Clean office, convenient location. Will definitely go back!

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Far and above the best optometrist I've ever seen!!! Fantastic bedside manner- was extremely caring and detail oriented. She took the time to tailor my prescription so it was optimized for my daily work in front of a computer. I never felt rushed and she was very thorough in reviewing my medical history and even identified something I should keep an eye out for in the future. I'll definitely be back and greatly appreciate her time.

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Dr lee was awesome! She was very attentive, gentle, and explained everything with such clarity.

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By far the best optometrist I've ever seen. Actually took the time to explain the tests that were happening in detail which was a first. Also really friendly!

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Very pleasant and kind. Respectful, sweet demeanor. Super busy office practice.

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My appointment was for 11. I got there 5-10 minutes early since i was a new patient. Why did i have to wait until 11:45 to see the optometrist?

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Super nice! Very thorough. Spent a lot more time in the is-this-one-better-or-worse thing than any other optometrist I've been to, which I appreciate.

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Nicole is amazing and such a nice person!!

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Dr Lee is more focused on her own profitability than providing most optimal treatment for patients. I am not going back.

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Dr. Lee is very sweet and very thorough, I've had nothing but experiences with her and in her office. Great demeanor with patients and she makes sure you know what's happening or to answer any questions you may have. There's also an ophthalmologist in the office who you can be referred to if any larger issues arise, which is nice, though the wait for the ophthalmologist is much longer.

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Everyone was very welcoming and informative, I'll definitely be coming back to her.

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Wicked friendly. Took time to explain everything. Very helpful and patient when it came to putting in/taking out my contacts for the first time. Best doctor experience I've had to date.

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She was the best eye doctor I have ever been to! I loved that she explained everything thoroughly and was patient through the entire exam!

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I had a really great experience, would definitely recommend Dr. Lee!

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The optometrist was very professional . She answered all of my questions . I was extremely pleased with the service that was provided by the staff. I was in and out of the office without having to wait a long length of time. I highly recommend this particular optometrist.

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Very knowledgeable!

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My eye exam was quick, once it got started (at least half an hour after my scheduled time, though part of that was first-visit paperwork). Dr. Lee was professional, clear, and efficient.

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My visit started out poorly but ended up taking a turn for the better. I arrived 15 minutes early for an 08:30 appointment (as instructed) to fill out required paperwork. Unfortunately, Nicole's office assistant was stuck in traffic and Nicole didn't arrive until about 08:35. I didn't end up getting seen until about 08:50, and then was there until 10:00. Dr. Lee herself has a wonderful demeanor and seemed quite competent; she was also exceedingly polite. I don't love the office's fee structure (significant extra fee for contact lens fitting/exam...even though my prescription is the same as it has been), but that sadly seems par for the course these days.

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Super helpful and Understanding about my work and lifestyle and fits prescription to suit my needs

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Very pleasant, knowledgeable, conversational.

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Outstanding

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Longest wait ever. I showed up at 9:05AM for a 9:15AM appointment. They were so short staffed that at 9:15AM, they finally took the person TWO appointments ahead of me. I wasn't taken in until 10:15AM. HOWEVER, Dr Lee was great. Was super helpful, kind, and provided a lot of context for issues she was finding. They even have a guy, Mario Moreno, who helps with billing and ordering new contacts/glasses. Would recommend, but definitely buffer extra time!

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I enjoyed her calm demeanor and taking the time to explain her recommendations. She seems to love what she does and I felt well taken care of by her.

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Dr. Lee is very accommodating, a concerned Heath Care professional and I feel that when I am with her that she is foxed on me as opposed to other distractions in the office. I appreciate the personal attention she gives me and her professional advice.

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They lie about their costs. The first time I went I had to pay a new client fee and then they told me that they didn't accept my insurance, when I found them as an insurance match. Then the next time I went, I knew that I would be paying out of pocket (even though I have insurance) because I figured, I already paid the new client fee and it shouldn't be as expensive. Well it was and cost even more. I paid up front and then they even sent me a bill for more! I called to complain and had to call 3x before someone would speak to me. And all they said was, well you should have been charged more your first time you came. I will never go back.

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it was great the doctor is so organized she saw me twice in 2 weeks she did the eye exam so professional I really recommend her to everybody

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