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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ruby Sanchez has been working at Mission Optometry since 2007. Prior to Mission Optometry Dr. Sanchez has been working in the San Francisco and Bay Area. Dr. Sanchez is a native of Northern California Dr. Ruby Sanchez grew up in Santa Cruz County where at a young age she developed her interest in medical care. Upon graduating high school, she was enrolled to the University of Berkley where she received a Bachelor's degree for Integrative Biology. Afterward, she attended Nova Southeastern University for Optometry School. There she gained an abundance of clinical experience in her rotations where she focused on ocular diseases, glaucoma, and pediatric eye health care. Upon graduating, she practiced for some time in the Santa Cruz County but then decided to move to the Bay Area where she has been practicing at this office since 2007. Today she takes pride in providing excellent care to her patients and always gives her undivided attention to their needs. She takes the time to educate each of her patients about their eye health and performs specialized exams for detection of ocular diseases.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Sanchez was amazing! Highly recommend.
Staff was friendly and I was in and out really quick, with a clear explanation of my choices re: lenses. They also took the time to explain exactly which parts of the bill would end up with me and my insurance, which helped me make a better decision.
Very friendly, informative, and caring service by Dr. Sanchez. Office location is very ideal as well and I was seen just a few moments after arriving.
Dr. Sanchez is incredible. She was very patient while I asked several questions. She's thorough and efficient. I would recommend her to anyone!
All around excellent. Recommended!
Very professional, quick and kind!
I like knowing the details of everything, and she was happy to explain. Highly recommend.
Great team, very friendly, would definitely recommend
It took a little while before I was seen, but the checkup was quick and Ruby remembered details and took good notes of my last visit. Was very helpful and patient with me while I looked at different glasses frames
The kind and caring Dr. Sanchez made my trip very easy and surprisingly quick! She went over in careful detail every step of the way and made sure I understood everything before she proceeded. Highly recommended and i can't wait to come back!
She was very pleasant and professional.
Loved Dr Ruby but her office staff was uncaring and unhelpful during follow up calls. They would not help me understand the circumstances of my glasses only prescription, despite only wearing contacts and walking in wearing them. Nor would they help solve my issue. She was very kind, so I am sorry to write this review but I am choosing to see another optometrist for the second time this year and paying out of pocket, instead of returning to this office.
My appointment with Ruby Sanchez OD was wonderful. I hadn't seen an eye doctor in years. She has new equipment that made my visit so effortless. I am so happy.
She saw me immediately and seemed very competent. She seemed thorough but moved efficiently - I got out of there in half an hour. She was pleasant and friendly too.
Dr. Sanchez has a great bedside manner. She is eager to explain things and go over options, etc.
Friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and efficient, Ruby made it easy to get my yearly eye exam at her Soma office.
So great! Would highly recommend her to anyone. Her staff are fully bilingual and really friendly. She was efficient and easygoing.
Dr. Ruby was great. I was seen on time for my annual eye exam. Service was except. All of my questions were answered and I wa even given a sample of some eye drops she recommended I use for my dry eyes. Very professional yet friendly staff. I highly recommend them.
Good visit. It didn't necessarily feel rushed but did feel quick which makes me feel a little bit uneasy because I have a pretty high prescription. It was nice that they offered to call my insurance provider and see if my dilation would be covered before setting me up with an appointment for one. It's been a week and I haven't yet heard back though.
Worried my eyes were degrading too quickly. She went really in depth with info and answers. She also carefully guided me toward an updated stigmatic axis.
Dr Sanchez was great. I realized my insurance was incorrect and she spent time to call them and make sure I was getting the right benefits.
She was very informative and friendly!
Dr. Sanchez was helpful and speedy once the appointment got started. I only waited about 5 minutes to be seen, and had my entire appointment in about half an hour. She and her staff were thorough and made sure to answer all my questions.
Dr. Sanchez was friendly, thorough and professional. She took time to make sure I understood the issues with my eyes and what to expect in the coming years. She was great and I will definitely go back to see her for my next eye exam.
Great and friendly service. She explained every test and result in detail.
Dr. Sanchez is knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable during the exam. I would definitely recommend her for an eye exam.
Dr Sanchez is a great optometrist and a wonderful person. I am a physician myself( and a very picky person!) and I recommend her without hesitation.
Super rad! I will be back and I will recommend her to everyone I know who needs her service. Big huge thanks! Great experience. Sb
Dr. Sanchez was soft spoken and helpful -- a perfect combination for someone coming in hot and trying to catch a train in an hour. Turns out I was done with my eye exam and out the door wayy ahead of schedule, even with all my zany questions. She even made sure to retest one eye just to be sure, after analyzing my old glasses with her machine. 10/10
Great and friendly service. Quick, painless, and informative experience
Awesome experience - would recommend highly!!!
Dr. Sanchez was very professional and understanding of my situation. I was mostly just interested in some glasses for driving at night, and she did a quick eye exam and pointed out pairs covered by my insurance without trying to upsell. She even threw in a couple daily contact lenses to try out the prescription in the meantime. Would definitely go again!
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great at resolving my issues efficiently and providing preservative-free solutions and samples.
Fantastic experience. Extremely efficient, kind, and helpful. Thank you!
The appointment was perfuntory. They did the minimal required steps and showed minimal interest. I felt like a nuisance administrative task that they had to complete - I did not feel welcome, cared for as a patient or like I was in good hands.
Old equipment, not very thorough
The service was amazing. The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Ruby was gentle, knowledgeable and thorough. Highly recommend her.
Office staff was immediately rude and unhelpful. They kept insisting on charging me extra for a contact prescription and even called my health insurance in front of me but shared no additional information based on the call. Zero attempt at customer service. Dr. Sanchez provided satisfactory treatment.
She is a great doctor and a wonderful person. Office staffis very organized and helpful and the doctor is very knowledgeable, efficient and skillful. Always a pleasure to go to my optometry appointment with her. Looking forward to the next one!
Very nice and personable!
Dr. Ruby Sanchez is great and super friendly! My only problem is I felt rushed during the actual examination. She'd ask 1... or 2, and then ask "or are they the same?" as if I was able to tell in one glance. With my past optometrist, he's always been super patient and kept going back and forth until I was confident in picking one. My first prescription with Dr. Sanchez actually came out totally wrong because I felt rushed to pick something. Also, reception could be a little nicer.
Dr. Sanchez was great! Answered all of my questions and explained what she saw and what it meant. I can see again!
good experience overall
Dr. Sanchez was attentive, informative, and courteous. Her staff saw me right away and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking an optometrist in the area!
Doctor explained everything that she was doing, not just what I needed to know.
Dr. Sanchez was great. She explained all my questions fully and was really helpful. I highly recommend her!
I had a great experience at Dr. Sanchez's office. The staff were all friendly and attentive. I was taken almost immediately after finishing my new patient paperwork. The appt was quick, but I didn't feel like they were rushing me out. Would definitely recommend to others!
probably the best optometrist I've ever visited. very knowledgeable and open to listening to my perceived symptoms and providing valuable advice. 10/10
Dr. Ruby Sanchez had a very warm personality that came through as soon as we started talking. She was also very thoughtful - I told her that I was leaving for a 2 week vacation and she made sure to give me two complimentary travel-sized bottles of contact solution to bring with me. She also made a point of checking that contacts for my prescription were in stock so that I could bring them home with me right away. On top of that- she also made sure I got information about a special rebate so that I could save on my contacts. My exam was quick but thorough. She also took the time to explain UV damage to me and how I could prevent it from getting worse. I never knew I had UV damage prior to seeing Dr. Sanchez and will now be more careful about wearing sunglasses!
Clean store / optometry practice in the heart of Soma. Friendly and fast. Recommended.
Everything was great. Fast and efficient. No wasted time.
She was very thorough and explained everything. One of the nicest Optometrists that I have been to. I would highly recommend her.
Went above my expectations for a contact lens eye exam and suggest recommendations to improve my eye health. Patient doctor and I didn't feel like I was being rushed during my appointment.
Quick, professional, friendly. She answered all of my questions easily and was generally just great to work with. I'll definitely be back!
Dr. Ruby was great! This was my first eye exam so she explained everything that was being done.
They really screw around on providing your prescription to you.
Excellent, highly recommended, will definitely return here for additional eye care concerns.
Great appointment. Very professional!
My mother has Alzheimer's and this appointment was lawless.
Fantastic! Quick and painless.
I left feeling like a new person! Ruby was very professional, kind hearted and knowledgable. I felt comfortable the whole time, and her assistant was friendly too. I think I just found my permanent optometrist!
Best optometrist I've ever had! Excellent office in a great location. She was very personable and frank about the different types of eyewear vs prices.
Dr. Sanchez was very kind, attentive, and took her time providing me information on my eye test. Highly recommend!
I don't wear glasses but was having vision problems. I was able to make a same day appointment with Dr Sanchez, a few blocks from my office. She did a good job of explaining the process to me as she went and answered all of my questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. The appointment was quick and to the point but wasn't rushed. I didn't leave the appointment with answers but Dr Sanchez explored the possibilities with me and made me feel I had made some headway at least in figuring out the cause of my vision problems.
Dr. Sanchez was awesome! She was attentive, easy to talk with, and made sure I knew about all my options within my benefits.
I had a great experience with Dr. Sanchez. She had to postpone my appointment due to jury duty but could see me a little later than originally booked. In the end, I was late myself (sorry!) but still she could see me and was extremely nice. Excellent service.
Dr. Sanchez was wonderful! Very patient, friendly, and professional.
Treatment was satisfactory, but the providers and staff were generally not that friendly and I probably won't go back. They also are not very responsive and don't pick up the phone when I call.
Booked an appointment same day, no wait time. Dr. Sanchez was very friendly and answered all my questions. Will definitely go back.
It was excellent! I had an infection and was able to get the prescription and reschedule a visit as soon as the treatment was scheduled to have worked to get the routine eye exam done. She provided me with daily throw away contacts to use to get through the workday so that I wasn't putting infected contacts back into the eyes.
Very friendly and professional staff! Dr. Sanchez was thorough with her exam and explained everything to me as our appointment went on. I have 15/20 vision (very good), and when I told her my concerns regarding maintaining eye health with my high use of computers, she offered up great preventative suggestions such as a giving me a prescription for reading/computer glasses which will help keep my focus range healthy. Very pleased with the experience!
She was great, the whole getting into the actual appointment process could have been a bit more organized / a bit more communication so I understood the steps and the wait time. But I liked Ruby a lot.
Very quick and professional.
Friendly and very helpful. Didn't have to wait long and their next patient got there when I was already getting my new glasses. Great scheduling flow.
Great visit, great practice. Super informative and quick. Highly recommend!
had a 5 minute wait, and she was extremely sweet! gave me eye drops because she noticed my eyes are a little strained and irritated. quite open to my questions and was a very quicks and efficient trip!
Very good. Helped me out quickly and was helpful.
Ruby was great. She was extremely knowledgeable and I left satisfied that I was taken care of well.
Great optometrist, incredibly helpful staff (Michael you're the man!). Not only will they be my optometrist as long as I live in the city, but I would definitely recommend them to friends + family.
The office was brand new so it was missing some things that were expected.
Dr. Sanchez is a great. I was seen right away and I had a wonderful experience.
i really liked the staff and dr sanchez. they were all very professional & helpful and explained everything i needed to know. i would come back and recommend it to friends.
Excellent doctor! Makes sure that you are clear with everything and explains very well.
Dr. Sanchez is professional and very nice. I enjoyed going to the appointment. Her staff were also friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!
Dr. Sanchez was a quick and painless trip. She seemed to have modern equipment in a clean office. The wait was short. 5-10 mins. I didn't require any new corrective vision products so I didn't buy anything while in the office.
Everyone was friendly and thorough, and the exam was fast and easy!
I was able to do a full scan without getting my eyes dilated - that's a HUGE plus in my book. Dr. Sanchez and her whole staff were really kind and welcoming.
Very courteous and professional.
Very thorough, did a great job of listening to my concerns and addressing them during/after exam. Explained in detail what she was doing every step of the way.
I just needed a new prescription and she and her team got me in and out pretty quick. Thanks!
Excellent. Polite, helpful, smart. Highly recommend.
Very nice and professional office. Quick appointment. My only complaint is that all of their frames are higher end name brands, doesnt leave much for a lower budget. Other than that my appointment was great and i would highly recommend this office,
Excellent. Would go again.
Efficient, super nice.
Excelent sevice very knolegeble. And well educated. Same as all the staff. Thanks.
One of the easiest appointments I've ever had. Quick and professional. Can't recommend highly enough.
Dr. Sanchez and her staff made me feel very comfortable. She took time to explain the issues I was having in detail as well as did my eye exam. I definitely recommend her. The artwork in her office is also pretty awesome :)
She went out of her way to help in whatever way she could and had a lovely gentle energy
Pretty quick, nice person.
Dr. Sanchez was great.
She was very nice and informative about the condition of my eyes. I felt that the exam was very thorough as she compared my previous prescription to the new one and also looked at the back of my eye amongst other things. She took my family history into account and informed me about something that could possibly be wrong with my bottom eyelids. I was very satisfied to be seen here and am so looking forward to my new pair of glasses!
I went to Dr. Sanchez for a routine eye exam. She was very thorough and took the time to explain what was going on with my vision. Highly recommended.
She took the time to make sure I understood everything and made thoughtful recommendations.
Dr Sanchez was great! She was very good at explaining step-by-step what she was doing, and let me take a look at the image of my retina (very cool!) Very friendly and I would definitely recommend her!
I made an appointment to find an alternative to my former contact lenses and Dr Ruby Sanchez just found what I needed: new modern contact lenses super comfortable and even better adapted to my vision.
The staff was great and really help with how you pay for your product and with what your insurance covers.
Ruby is wonderful and incredibly friendly. Her and her staff are very patient. They helped me replace my lenses 3 times to get them perfect! Absolutely wonderful service.
It was a great visit. Dr. Sanchez was very nice and had a great sense of humor and bedside manner. She let me ask questions about the tools and processes. The office staff was also very helpful in patiently allowing me to try on tons of different frames. I will recommend all my visually impaired friends go to Dr. Ruby Sanchez - OD.
Super friendly and professional. You can tell that she really enjoys her profession and helping her patients.
Ruby was fantastic, her staff was friendly and made the experience smooth and pleasant. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
I wanted to like her and her staff. Her staff couldn't get the spelling of my last name right, (I corrected them three times - its not a challenging name) I found the Dr herself to be somewhat brisk and negative, and she scolded her employees in front of me - they did not instruct me to take out my contact lenses before the exam and she was upset about that- and everyone knew it! I won't be returning. I wouldn't recommend the experience.
It was a great visit and the team was honest and professional