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Dr. Sara Tavassoli, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Sara Tavassoli received her medical degree and fellowship training in Radiation Oncology in Iran. Following her fellowship, she was an associate professor of Oncology from 1997-2001. When she immigrated to the United States, she was inspired by her optometrist to pursue a career in optometry. Dr. Tavassoli earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the New England college of Optometry in Boston in 2005, where she was awarded the William R. Baldwin Scholastic Achievement Award and membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She is licensed in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents for treating various ocular diseases. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry. She has been chosen by Consumer’s Research Council of America one of America’s top optometrists in 2013. Dr. Tavassoli’s skills include providing comprehensive eye examinations, single-vision and multifocal contact lens fittings, specialty contact lens fitting ,pre- and post-operative care for various ocular surgeries , diabetic eye examinations , management of ocular emergencies, and co-management of glaucoma. We require 24 hour cancellation notice or we will charge fee.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Fellowship in Radiation Oncology

Professional memberships

  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society

Awards and publications

  • Top Optometrist Award from Consumers' Research Councel of America

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1184764011

Office locations

Maryland Eye Institute

6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 103

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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The actual doctor was great but the environment and everyone else was Terrible. I was there for over 2 hours and I didn't even get to pick out a new pair of glasses because I had to get home. I don'trecommend this location unless you have the 3 hours to dedicate to it.
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Dr. Mendez was so friendly and professional. As soon as I was finished being examined by the tech, she was ready to see me. Such a pleasurable experience!
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It was good and the people that work there was great
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Best eye doctor I've ever been to ! Ever thorough , and detail oriented . She examined my eyes and fixed everything!!! I recommend this office to everyone, and as soon as my appointment was over I made sure to bookanother one in 6 months as well as my mother and brother .
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Dr. tavassoli was very friendly and helpful. I didn't wait long in the waiting room and my exam was very fast and efficient. Everyone was very nice. I would recommend this office.
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I like her Very thorough Very knolegeable
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I have seen Dr. Tavassoli since I was 20 years old for almost 9 years now. She has been a guardian of my eye health and keeps my quality of life up to par by constantly being vigilant of my fluctuatingeye sight. She has been very accommodating about my eye health needs and I would not trade her with any other eye doctor. It is rare and nice to have a personal history with a doctor like Dr. Tavassoli. It is always exciting to be able to see in High Definition again after my eye sight shifted due to medical problems. I am thankful I have a doctor like Dr. Tavassoli who has been been very patient with my fluctuating vision and making me feel encouraged and good about progress I make with my health and my personal life.
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Great office! The whole staff was very friendly and helpful. This is my new eye doctor!!!
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very knowledgeable and nice lady, will not hesitate to go back for another appointment .will recommend her to others without doubt
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Wonderful office, but the wait time was agony. Came in at my scheduled time, 10:3, and wasn't seen until after 11:00. Was taken to the room by an assistant, and then left to wait for the doctor for another hour. Didn'tactually leave until roughly two and half hours after I came in. Was prescribed glasses as well, though didn't get to choose any frames which is strange.
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Sara is great, office is great, the guy helping me try on frames in great....wait time was a little long.
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Everything was great but the wait time was ridiculous
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Dr. Tavassoli is very nice as are all of the staff.
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It was great. I was actually running late because i had my sitter cancel on me last minute and had to drive my son elsewhere. I called to inform them and maybe reschedule, but they fit me into the schedule. Thestaff was very helpful. And the doctor was very nice. I've been there with both of my parents but never for myself, and it was the experience with them that convinced me to go there. They are always nice and helpful and always answer any and all questions that we may have. I have already recommended them to other members of our family and friends.
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I had a very good experience with only a few minor complaints. The office didn't seem to receive the forms I filled out on Zocdoc so I had to fill them out again in the office. I also had to waitquite a while between when the optometrist finished her assessment and the ophthalmologist began hers. That was fine but an indication of how long it would be would have been appreciated. Everyone was very professional and helpful and seemed to know their job very well.
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It was horrible !! NEVER will I step one foot in that place again !!Where to start....I don't even know...it took almost 40 minutes to even be seen and that's because I wanted to ask how much longer will it besince I have already waited almost 40 minutes for the appointment I had made...And I must say I was not impressed with Dr Sarah !!let's just say No Real doctors there on board....There was a whole staff of overpaid people ....That gave no service/Crapy if at best....This is what happens when you try to pick a place from the internet and not from word of mouth...they are very stuck up ...They are a total disgrace to their field of work !!! Sad to say but No professionals in that office.. Won't EVER return !
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Excellent doctor and staff. Attentive, knowledgeable and prompt!
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it was more than I could ask for.
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She is a really Professional and we love her.
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Great visit and great service. No complaints!
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