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Qualifications and Experience
Richard Simon is a capable and engaging optometrist based in Washington, DC. Dr. Simon completed his undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology. He received his training in Optometry at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Patients see Dr. Simon for a myriad of reasons, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, uveitis, vision loss, cornea problems, eye misalignment, double vision, optic neuritis, and diabetic retinopathy. Consequently, Dr. Simon is adept at managing a broad range of disorders affecting the eye. Dr. Simon is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ eye health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He prioritizes their needs and comfort above all else and treats them with absolute care and deference. His consultations are consistently thorough and precise.
Verified Patient Reviews
Such a nice guy! Very enjoyable visit
Great doctor, nice and smart conversations and excellent service.
Incredibly rude and pushy. Only cares about making money, has
Great appointment. Quick, efficient, professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. Saw me right away and was out of the office within 20 minutes. Highly recommend. Will be back.
Clearly a doctor that likes what he does and that is why he is good at it. When I arrived at the lens store waiting room, I thought I was in for a sales pitch. But no... Dr. Simon=was interested in my eyes and expertly discussed my options for my upcoming DMV test. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would definitely recommend him.
Explained everything very well.
Dr. Simon was engaging and funny. Gave me a new perspective (excuse the pun) on taking care of my eyes. Will defiantly visit again.
I really liked the doctor and his office staff. I'll totally be back.
Dr. Simon was personable, professional and thorough. More importantly, unlike many other optometrists attached to eyeglass vendors, he and his colleagues put NO pressure on you to purchase frames.
He was incredibly unprofessional and condescending. He began my exam by badmouthing my previous doctor, who I liked, and his family. He came back to this theme several times, in between condescending comments towards me. I also got charged for a contact lens fitting despite not trying on any contacts, which I've never experienced before.
Dr. Simon provides thorough information and a full description of your options. I have always experience little to no wait for my appointments. The staff is professional and efficient.
Richard Simon, OD was great and pleasant i would definitely be returning
I love this doctor and come from far away just to see him. I don't trust anyone else now!
I liked Richard. He took his time to explain everything and answered all my questions. I plan to return.
Dr. Simon was great, staff pretty helpful.
Dr. Simon and his staff are wonderful! They are polite and very good at what they do! I recommend him all the time to friends and coworkers.
I tough that it was a great visit. Everyone there was nice and welcoming. Even tough I was almost an hour late they still took care of me in an efficient and quick manner. The overall experience was great, so I will definitely return there.
It was my first time seeing Dr. Simon. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I appreciated his directness and will continue to see him moving forward.
Dr Simon seems to be a good doctor and knows what he is talking about. I could have done without his opinion on my previous healthcare provider, who he doesn't know. His office is in a ForEyes which I was not aware of.
Dr. Simon was prompt and kind, and very clear when walking me through the specifics of my vision and prescription. After my appointment, over the course of two weeks, I left two phone messages, sent an email, and dropped off a note at his office trying to get a question answered before I filled my prescription, and never heard back. There was a lot of construction and rearranging happening in the office, so maybe my messages got lost in the shuffle, which happens -- but it was still enough to shake my confidence and send me elsewhere for my regular eye visits.
Everyone who works there is very kind and attentive. I have been to previous eye doctors that have pressured me into buying glass or a certain pair of contacts, but Dr.Sherman was just concerned with getting my eyes checked and making appropriate recommendations without the pressure. I can't recommend them enough and will definitely be going back for my eye exam next year.
It's was great I will go back for another appointment!
They should have warned me in advance the exam is far more expensive for contacts, and/or that my insurance did not cover it. I would have just had a regular exam if I had known. Also, don't bash competitors in front of me, it is unprofessional. The doctor went on a few minutes about how mercantile and salesy MyEyeDr is...then promptly charged more money for my exam than they did last year.
He's a first-rate optometrist. I won't let anyone else do my prescription but Dr. Simon. I come to see him from overseas because I trust him.
He's the best eye doctor in the city.
He was really nice and funny.
I was disappointed by my visit, since he had been highly rated by others. Dr. Simon was extremely condescending and patronizing during my entire time there. I did not appreciate his manner at all. I will not return again and advise others to find a different eye doctor.
I've been going to Dr. Simon for a few years now. I like his friendly, helpful, yet all-about-business manner. I've had some in the past that are self-important or seem more like salesmen, so I'm glad I kept switching til I found someone I liked.
Booked an appointment with Dr. Simon and was very pleased! I just had to fill out a few forms when I arrived, and then was seen right away. He was extremely helpful in explaining things to me and the eye appt. was quick and easy!
I learned a lot a bout my eyes. Very informing!
Sociable and friendly. Appears honest and forthright, and I don't feel like I'm being sold something when I go for an appointment. Would recommend.
Dr. Simon and his staff are friendly and efficient! I walked in 10 minutes before my appointment, filled out a small amount of paperwork, and was seen right away. I had a full eye exam and ordered new contacts in under 45 minutes!
I love Dr.Simon. Very thorough and kind.
Dr. Simon is a real pro. I've come to him for years, throughout my journey with various types of contact lenses, Lasik, and supplemental glasses. His skills and judgement are top-notch.
The staff was efficient and friendly and Dr Simon was very kind. I would definitely recommend this office.
No-nonsense and on target. Highly recommend.
Dr. Simon is extremely personable and professional! Quick yet thorough exam that didn't feel rushed at all while also addressing all my concerns. I also appreciate they offer the option of the retinal scan in lieu of the traditional exam which requires eye dilation.
Quick, efficient, friendly. I'll definitely go back.
He's very thorough and takes the time to answer questions.
Dr. Simon was wonderful- thorough, kind, and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Dr. Simon was great. My appointment was quick and efficient. He gave me great advice to take care of my eyes! I will definitely be back for my annual exam next year.
I really appreciate his services. Everything was good.
He was very easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back to him again for my next eye appointment.
Took time to educate me thoroughly and got my Rx quickly. Great!
Dr. Simon was very quick and thorough. He made sure that I was well informed on how to care for my contact lenses and that I had all of the information i needed.
Dr. Simon was the best eye doctor I've ever been to.
Dr. Daniels (sp?) was subbing for Dr. Simon and she was fantastic.
Wow! First, I really appreciated that Dr Simon laid out all my options, including costs and hassle, before letting me choose the route for my infection. I really appreciate all of the context, advice, and being given agency in my care. He's honest and thorough, which I appreciate. Also, when I visited he has just been involved in a serious car accident the weekend prior (hit by a drunk driver). I was absolutely floored and grateful that he kept my appointment and was nothing but professional, going above and beyond for me considering his circumstances. So thankful!!
Dr. Simon is excellent. He's personable and friendly. I received a thorough eye exam along with some helpful tips. I highly recommend Dr. Simon and the staff of For Eyes on L Street NW.
I have seen Dr. Simon for routine eye care for several years. He is experienced and engaging and takes the time to explain things. Highly recommended.
Cool guy. Really seems to like his job and care.
Quick, thorough, and accurate. Convenient location. They also have a great selection of glasses and friendly staff to help select new frames. Highly recommend!
He is very knowledgeable and presents his information in a way you can understand! I will be returning.
Very personable and pleasant! Great with my child and over all great experience with the staff!
I would come back to Dr.Simon he was on point with everything... Thanks a lot
Dr. Simon is very knowledgeable. He explained why previously I had challenges in finding the correct Rx for my vision challenges. He's been doing this for nearly 30 years. If you want an accurate prescription from a straight shooter then he's your guy. The administrative is highly professional and courteous. I highly recommend this practice -- and I'm an extremely picky health consumer.
Dr. Simon is very thorough and provides helpful feedback on caring for your lenses. He will lecture you about the importance of not sleeping in your contacts and needing to change your contacts on a regular basis, but the consequences of not doing these things is much worse than the lecture you will receive. He also gets you in and out of his office fast! Overall, an excellent experience. I will definitely continue seeing him for my eye exams as long as I'm living in the area.
Honestly, he was outright dismissive. I told him it was my choice to wear my contacts overnight (I'm educated and know the risks but I have my own reasons which I explained) and he scolded me - really scolded me! He also lectured me for more than half the appointment about why I shouldn't use online contact lens vendors. But that was only after he bragged that he had a 1% stake in Rose's Luxury. If he's so rich and such, maybe he should update his office, it was seriously dinky. Definitely will not be going back and would not recommend.
While I received the care I needed and was able to update my prescriptions, I found the doctor to be condescending. He made me feel like a child who is incapable of taking care of myself, despite the fact that my eyes are perfectly healthy. Additionally, I was charged for the checkup but found out later that my insurance does cover most of the cost. I was told by the receptionist that my insurance wouldn't work at the time of the appointment, but after checking with the insurance company it was shown that the staff never actually inquired with my insurance company in the first place. This was my first appointment with a healthcare professional after moving to Washington, DC and made me fearful that I might have similar experiences elsewhere. Luckily, I have found that this is not the case.
Dr. Simon was fantastic. He was quick, but very thorough and I enjoyed his personality. I would definitely go again!
Dr. Simon was very personable and great at explaining the purpose of each test being done. He was quick and had me in and out with an eye exam. I enjoyed not having to have my pupils dilated using his new machine that takes a picture of your retina rather than dilation.
This was a very quick visit. I came in and was seen within minutes, he was very personable and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I was able to get my glasses and contacts in less than a week.
Even though I had to wait a few minutes, the doctor came out and personally apologized for the wait. My visit was quick and efficient.
As easy as I could hope for, and was very helpful.
Dr. Simon's office was professional and efficient, as well as very friendly. Dr. Simon himself gave me a very thorough eye exam and resolved a lot of my concerns about my vision. Very impressed.
On very short notice (one day), I was able to get in and see Dr. Stone. Once at his office, I was quickly brought in to meet with the doctor by his courteous staff, and he went over with me the symptoms I had. I highly recommend him and his office to anyone looking for an eye doctor.
Dr. Simon was cordial and spent a good amount of time speaking with me and answering questions.
This was by far my best visit to the eye doctor experience. I walked in and was seen immediately. I was a new client and it was the day after Christmas and i didn't expect people to be so courteous having to be at work the day after Christmas but they were very nice. The doctor was extremely professional and informative. i would refer him to everyone.
I really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and Dr. Simon was great at explaining the results and offering feedback on healthy practices. Great visit!!!
He was really great - the one drawback was that while he accepts Cigna Vision insurance, the For Eyes his office is in does not.
I thought Dr. Simon was great. This was my first visit with him. He asked about my history, discussed some revisions to my contact lens use / care program, and completed my exam quickly and efficiently. Everything I needed with no waste of my time or unnecessary effort on anyone's part.
Overall the best visit I have had with an optometrist. Great doctor!
My appointment with Dr. Simon was efficient and candid. He is a no nonsense Dr. who gave me all the information I needed in a clear way. I will definitely be going back to Dr. Simon in the future for my eye needs.
Convenient location, no wait time, and the front desk took care of finding my insurance even though I'd forgotten my insurance card. The doctor was very efficient and straightforward and took the time to explain various treatments, referring me to those I could take care of myself without additional medical attention.
I arrived about a half an hour early, but they got me in right away with no wait. Dr. Simon is very knowledgeable and to the point, and the staff was friendly and efficient. I'll definitely be back!
Dr. Simon was professional, knowledgeable, and gave me a lot of information about how to properly care for my eyes.
Dr. Simon is excellent. Definitely the best and most comprehensive eye exam I've ever had. Very direct, which was refreshing. He explained, without any prompting, that the wait time was due to his approach of taking the time to get it right and explain everything to his patients. That's quite commendable, particularly given how lacking such care is in the current healthcare environment. I don't generally like waiting for an appointment, but I'd gladly trade the time for the level of care I received from Dr. Simon. Finally, he was not trying to sell me anything. I've been to too many eye appointments where you're pressured to purchase lenses from the associated storefront, but there was none of that here.
I hadn't had an eye exam in over a decade (with my pediatrician) and he put me through all the tests. Didn't lecture me and explained everything very thoroughly. I recommend him to anyone!
Awesome team -- Dr. Simon is friendly and knowledgeable!
I had a routine eye exam with Dr. Simon to see if I needed glasses. He was very personable and informative. He spent some time explaining my unusual situation (one eye is much stronger than the other), outlining the options, and making a recommendation (reading glasses). The office staff was very friendly and competent. I waited for maybe 5 minutes. I recommend him highly.
He was very forward about how I should be taking care of my eyes which I appreciated. Don't go here if you want your hand held or a quick fix. Go if you want someone who actually cares about your vision and health.
He was funny and conversational as he quickly checked my eyes. He was also very honest with me about some issues with my eyes which I appreciated. I would describe him as efficient, pleasant and very professional.
Was both funny and attentive - the appointment did not feel rushed and Dr. Simon was very helpful in finding me the best contact lenses.
At some points I felt like I was being interrogated but overall I liked how straightforward he was. I went during a sunny workday and he didn't dilate my pupils, so I counted that as a plus.
Nice guy, knowledgeable, wants to help you
He apologized for running late, then proceeded to chit chat! He didn't rush me at all, and made sure I thoroughly understood contacts care.
Parents little back logged in the waiting room but he was extremely knowledgeable and fast. Shot right to the point. Sense of humor a little snarky and rushed but I trusted his knowledge and he was friendly
He was very personable, but I got the sense that he was extremely opinionated and didn't really listen to my concerns. He would cut me off before I could voice an opinion such as why I potentially thought my eyesight was decent. All in all though, the actual exam was great and I felt comfortable in the office. No long waits like most DC offices.
Very personable, a bit of a jokester. Recommend him to others.
The Doctor was very perfectional and was able to lower my medicine in my glasses. I will definely recommend to my friends and family.
Dr. Simon is very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an eye doctor downtown.
Dr. Simon is a great optometrist with a fun personality. I am thinking about Lasik surgery and he gave me some important insights to consider. He really seems to care about the big picture when it comes to vision care. Highly recommended.
A real medical professional. More concerned with your eyes than selling you glasses.
Great office, great doctor. Best eye doctor I have found in dc and I've been looking for five years.
Funny, attentive, thorough. All around great experience.
I was seen right on time, which never happens these days. Dr. Simon was friendly and thorough but my appointment didn't take up my entire afternoon. Will definitely go back.