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Dr. Richard Simon, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Advantica

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Pittsburgh (Bachelor's)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1801826656

Office locations

Richard Simon, OD

2021 L St NW

Washington, DC 20036

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Very professional.
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It was great. My daughter was very comfortable. He kept her entertained as well along the way. Very friendly and efficient staff. I made an appointment for myself while I was there.
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I have been seeing Dr. Simon for annual eye exams for several years now. He is always very engaging, patient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!
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Great optomestrist -- he listened, he looked, he thought and then after forming his own judgment he reviewed my previous prescription to see how much things had changed. Just what I want in a doctor -- a skilled and careful listener!And the eye glass store he's associated with was a real bargain compared to my last several pairs of glasses. Five thumbs up.
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Funny guy, very thorough, gave me a great prescription for my glasses!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Richard Simon knows his job. He take good care of me last year and today nothing changes on the way he did before. My daughter advised me to see him because she met him first. And I agreed with heron the fact that he’s very professional and makes his customers feel confident. I highly recommend him to everyone who has eyes problems.
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As usual it was quick and smooth.
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Such a nice guy! Very enjoyable visit
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Great doctor, nice and smart conversations and excellent service.
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Incredibly rude and pushy. Only cares about making money, has
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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.
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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 inmy eyes and expertly discussed my options for my upcoming DMV test. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would definitely recommend him.
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Explained everything very well.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Simon was engaging and funny. Gave me a new perspective (excuse the pun) on taking care of my eyes. Will defiantly visit again.
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I really liked the doctor and his office staff. I'll totally be back.
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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.
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Very perfect
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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 chargedfor a contact lens fitting despite not trying on any contacts, which I've never experienced before.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Richard Simon, OD was great and pleasant i would definitely be returning
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I love this doctor and come from far away just to see him. I don't trust anyone else now!
More than 1 year ago
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I liked Richard. He took his time to explain everything and answered all my questions. I plan to return.
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Dr. Simon was great, staff pretty helpful.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 anote 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.
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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 makingappropriate recommendations without the pressure. I can't recommend them enough and will definitely be going back for my eye exam next year.
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It's was great I will go back for another appointment!
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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 frontof 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.
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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.
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He's the best eye doctor in the city.
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He was really nice and funny.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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!
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I learned a lot a bout my eyes. Very informing!
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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.
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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!
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I love Dr.Simon. Very thorough and kind.
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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.
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The staff was efficient and friendly and Dr Simon was very kind. I would definitely recommend this office.
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No-nonsense and on target. Highly recommend.
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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.
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Quick, efficient, friendly. I'll definitely go back.
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He's very thorough and takes the time to answer questions.
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Dr. Simon was wonderful- thorough, kind, and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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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.
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I really appreciate his services. Everything was good.
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