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As an associate professor and director of the eye clinic of the Tang Medical Center of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Visendi has focused his teaching on the study of diseases of the eye, both diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Visendi has worked closely with the leading experts at universities throughout the country in visually related learning development as well, through his work at the University of California, Berkeley, over many years (more than he would like to mention). He has authored a book on visually related learning difficulties and is specially in tune with kids’ vision care needs including problems with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and others. Dr. Visendi has been in practice for over 30 years and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon as he loves what he does and is excited by new discoveries in his practice and the care of his patients. Dr. Visendi also was one of the original pioneers in the development, invention and engineering of the soft contact lens in New York back in the seventies. His recent work has taken him into the area of sub-quantum optics as it applies to recent developments in DNA research and its application to the understanding and treatment of retinal and other disease forms including cancer.
Verified Patient Reviews
Peter is the most interesting person I have met in a long time. I walked into the appointment with a "going through the motions" frame of mind, and I left the appointment feeling like I had a brand new lens to look at life. No pun intended :) If you're looking for a quick transactional eye appointment, go somewhere else. If you're looking for a great relationship, then this is the place to be. Peter is not just a thought leader in his field, but a thought leader in physics and in life itself. My favorite component of his personality was the focus on introspection - he has mastered what it means to be in the moment: enjoying the human interaction above everything else. His staff was great. They were full of smiles and jokes, and I loved the atmosphere. The optician was extremely intelligent, full of optimism, and diplomatically honest with which eye wear didn't work for my face shape. I was impressed with how well he connected with me in a short time period and gave me critical feedback in a perfect way. Bottom line - I forgot I was at an eye appointment. I felt like I was among friends, and I'm extremely thankful for the experience. Life may take me out of the bay area one day, but I'll remember this experience forever.
I was very impressed with the thoroughness, fantastic communication, and I felt very comforable and good hands with Dr. Peter Visendi.
I haven't been to an eye doctor in years but Peter Visendi made my eye exam very enjoyable. He treated me like a friend instead of just a patient and even recommended a great book based on our conversation. The experience was well worth the wait!
Excellent, Dr V is always a pleasure to visit. I love his stories and life experiences and he is always up to date on my eye health. Tars (sorry if I spelled your name wrong) is the frame genius. Incredible at knowing just what a gal needs to make her beautifully nerdy as I call it. Love these guys can't beat them.
I Thought he was very thorough. Would definitely see him again.
Dr. V and the team were as great as always! It's why we keep coming back!
the staff was very welcoming and professional. great selection of frames!
Great friendly service and very efficient as well.
I was really disappointed with my visit to this eye dr.'s office. He was running a full appointment behind and I waited over 30 min to be seen. I didn't receive other eye tests I typically do when going to see an eye dr and ended up paying out of pocket for the contact lens exam, which was extremely high for what I felt the value of service was that I received. I didn't even put contacts in during my eye exam so I don't know what they consider a "contact lens exam". I've also been able to get more than 6 months worth of contact lenses with my insurance at other places but I had to pay a small balance for the 6 months of lenses I got here. If the dr didn't blab so much telling stories he probably wouldn't run so far behind. I will not be returning here.
Doctor was unprofessional, distracted, and a little flirty. Made my wife feel a bit uncomfortable. When her (expensive) glasses arrived, we never received a call. We called, and the person she spoke to rudely informed her that someone (the name escapes me) called and left a voicemail. My wife never got the voicemail; I think they dropped the ball and were just jerks about it. We pocked up her glasses and will never return.
Wonderful Dr. who cares a great deal about his patients.
The wait time was the only down side, otherwise - the consultation was good.
My first visit here and I found Dr Visendi to have a great wealth of information and also to be a wonderful conversationalist. Dr Visendi quickly nailed my vision challenges. The front of house staff are also excellent, no pushy sales and very professional.
Great personality and individual attention! Wish I had found him years ago!
Personable and amazingly smart!
Super nice guy!
Amazing care and service by all team members!
He is the best optometrist I have ever visited! I highly recommend him! Very personable and knowledgeable.
Always love seeing Dr. Visendi and team. Can't wait to return and pick out new frames!
Very quick visit, no wait time. Dr. Visendi was very friendly and professional. The office staff was also great to deal with, I would definitely recommend to friends, I myself will be back!
Doctor is good... But all the frames available there are expensive!
I couldn't be happier to have found Dr. Visendi and his team. They were friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and patient. Dr. Visendi, himself, has the most wonderful bedside manner and makes one feel heard, important, and taken care of.
Fun guy! I like telling him jokes!
To say that I was happy would be an understatement. THIS is what a service based business should be. Everyone was polite, well-informed, responsive and just plain awesome. I researched Dr. Visendi for his knowledge of working with kids and he did not disappoint. Thank you Dr. Visendi and staff!
My visit overall was great!
Very personable and approachable. Took the necessary time to adequately explain and discuss my situation, very impressed! Two thumbs up, way up!
Very personable...so much so I made appointments for the first time for both my kids.
Although there was a long wait, the doctor was very personable.
Knowledgeable and encouraging, really a cool doctor. Highly recommended.
Great visit with Dr Visendi for my 9yr old daughter - he was great with her and we are happy to know she will have her new glasses within the week.
I was very pleased with him. He knows how to interact with children to make them feel comfortable and at ease. My son is generally very shy but Dr. Vensendi made him laugh and comfortable. I appreciate that very much.
Wonderful! Kind! Sincere! Very personable! Repectful! Knowledgable!!
super friendly, gives good suggestions and also makes the exprience good.
Intelligent, informative and courteous.