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Dr. Stephen Chinn, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

ALERT! PLEASE KINDLY GIVE US A 24 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE. Dr. Stephen Chinn graduated from U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry in 1972. He has been married since 1977, and has one daughter who is currently attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Chinn has been in private practice for over 30 years, he has also been affiliated with Vision Source since 1999. He currently holds hospital privileges for elderly care at Community Convalescent Home of La Mesa, and donates his time seeing patients at La Maestra Community Clinic. He is an avid sports fan who enjoys baseball, football, tennis, and swimming. In addition to English, Dr. Chinn speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Spanish. Dr. Chinn attends Horizon Christian Fellowship on a regular basis, and is a member of the California Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the Vista Chamber of Commerce.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912976291

Office locations

Dr. Chinn's Vision Care-Dr Stephen Chinn O.D

2856 University Ave.

San Diego, CA 92104

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Loved this office! Everyone made me feel very welcome and comfortable, very friendly environment. I have had an eye exam before but it had been a while and the technicians explained everything and I felt super comfortable there. Would definitely recommend!
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They are great, my wife is a patient there, she wanted to take me there. They were always nice and professional. Result I’m fine I don’t need glasses, very easy, very fast consult. I’ll be back next year and check again haha
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Very pleasant experience!!!!! Polite, generous, helpful and understanding service from the entire staff!!!! Highly recommended!!!!
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Dr Chinn's staff was very efficient, if a little bit mechanical. They got me through the initial battery of eye tests pretty quickly, and Dr. Chinn's examination was thorough and easy to complete. He was easy to talk to, and it was a pleasant process.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone there is professional, knowledgeable, courtesy and just awesome!
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Dr. Steven is great. Wouldn't see anyone else for similar treatment.
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Super professional and awesome!
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Great!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chinn and Tiffany are awesome! They were kind and helpful. I never felt rushed and they answered all my questions.
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Superb.
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Very friendly, informative and professional. The equipment is clean and advanced and makes you feel confident about the treatment.
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Dr. Chinn is a really nice doctor who took the time to clearly explain what he was doing and made me feel comfortable discussing my eyesight and some of the (very minor) issues I've been having lately. He was an idealdoctor and I'm really glad I found a great optometrist in San Diego!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Chinn. I have been wearing glasses since I was 14 and I am now 68. So, I have been to a few optomitrists. I feel lucky to have had Dr. Chinn recomended to me. His staff is knowledgeable and personable.
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I was more than an hour early accidentally, but they took me right away anyway. Also they were all very nice and their equipment was state of the art.
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It was awesome and staff is great!
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The whole team at the office is super professional and helpful and intelligent. I got awesome service and thoughtful medical attention and a rad new pair of glasses! They'll fill out and submit your rebates for contacts and have awesome offerson hip brands. Tiffany and Cindy are especially helpful and lovely to work with, and Dr. Jennifer Chinn is so friendly and thorough (and chic!)! If you love supporting a local, family-owned business that takes care of their patients, this is your spot!
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Friendly, professional staff with state-of-the-art equipment. Felt very much at ease and informed every step of the way.
More than 1 year ago
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This visit exceeded my expectations. I was greeted as soon as I walked through the door and the experience just kept getting better after that. This was my first visit here and I had a tiny bit of paperwork to fillout (that could also be filled out ahead of time online but I didn't do that). I was seen immediately after I filled out the paperwork I was taken to the back for my eye exam. Updated equipment made this a very efficient process. What stood out the most was the customer service and how informative EVERYONE was. The staff is very friendly and went out of the way to really educate me on ways to maintain healthy vision for the long run. I have had glasses in the past from a different doctor's office and that experience was nowhere near as great as this. As a matter-of-fact, had I come to this location for my first set of glasses, I would've learned a lot more about eye care and how to adjust to glasses. Now I can really make the most out of my new glasses since someone took the time to give me tips and pointers that are custom to my lifestyle needs. This is a family run establishment and they definitely have an amazing balance of expertise from vision, customer service, style and everything in between. If you are looking to purchase glasses, they have a selection on display and really take the time to help you find the ones best for you. They also have a good special as well as affordable options based on your exact needs. I've already recommended some folks in my network to check them out and highly recommend anyone reading this to check out Dr. Chinn's location. Thanks so much for a great experience. This time around I am actually excited about wearing glasses.
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It was very good nice doctor and nice receptionists
More than 1 year ago
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They were great! Kind and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chinn and his staff are great!
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I've been going to see Dr Chinn for a few years now. Both Dr. Chinn and his staff are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I used to jump around with eye doctors, but I'm staying out here.
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Very welcoming office Helps you understand what it is you need & why
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Dr. Chinn and his office manager are very friendly. There was no wait and I was able to take care of my appointment and get back to work for a meeting due to their efficiency. I would highly recommend Dr. Chinn to nobody who needs an eye exam! #GoBears
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I thought Dr. Chinn and his staff were both extremely, professional, courteous, and welcoming. They explained each step of the exam and made sure I understood what was going to take-place/what my options were.
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I loved it ! The staff was amazing ! It was a quick visit and I'm goad I chose Dr. Chinn
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Loved everything. It was my first time getting contacts and they were very thorough. Make sure to print out forms just in case, especially if they require a signature before your appointment.
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Very professional and pleasant exam.
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Dr. Chinn is a very nice and and informative doctor. Very sweet and easy to talk to. Awesome doctor.
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I'll follow Dr. Chinn's optometry wherever they go. The BEST optometry experience I've ever had. Everyone that works for that office is on point and I recommend them to everyone I know!
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The front office staff is polite, sweet, and I know their jobs. It was simple to be prepared to see the doctor and they called my insurance and let me know my coverage well I saw the doctor. The office isspotless and they have the most up-to-date technology at their disposal. Dr. Chinn is very professional. It is obvious that he has been a doctor of Optometry for several years. He's also very funny and very nice. He knows how to use all the great technology he has throughout his office. It's easy to tell that you're in good hands. I can't believe it's taking me this long to find such a fantastic practice. I wish he was my MD!
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Very professional, thorough exam. Friendly and helpful staff.
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Everything was quick, easy & professional. I also liked the text reminders & the ability to fill out forms online before my visit. They seem to have the newest technology & made my visit very informative & comfortable.
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Staff were SUPER cool and accommodating. Dr. Took extra time to re and double/triple check my eyes as I'm probably about 90% blind in my right eye. Dr. is genuine , gentle, kind hearted and the type of doc you hopeto see when you go for any visit- anywhere!
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Great experience, friendly staff, would definitely recommend!
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Excellent Dr. and excellent team that really cares. Always put their guests and customers first. Very friendly and informative.
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The staff is very friendly and responsive. They made my visit very smooth.
More than 1 year ago
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Tiffany at the front desk was very nice and she really knew her stuff. Great experience at this office.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Stephen Chinn was awesome. The staff was courteous and helpful and Mr. Chinn was extremely knowledgeable. His office has state of the art equipment which makes the exam, prescription, and eyeglass purchase very easy and fast.Many of my coworkers have gone to him in the past which is how I heard about him. Everyone spoke very well of their experience. Our office is located very close to his office.
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Everyone was super friendly and explained everything to me. Hardly any wait time and I think I arrived early. They had very affordable frames as well as high end designer frames at reasonable prices. I highly recommend this place!
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Dr. Chinn along with his wonderful staff Tiffany and Flower make eye exams enjoyable! See you guys next year :)
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State of the art equipment. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommend. Only con is parking is difficult to find.
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This place is awesome. I would highly recommend this optometrist.
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Dr. Chin is AWESOME! Delightful conversation with some good laughs. He and his staff made me feel comfortable. Explained every procedure and wasn't there to "make a sale". They educate you and allow you to make educated decisions. Very nice!
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Great staff and Dr.
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I had a great visit with Dr. Chinn. Both he and his staff were super friendly and welcoming. I didn't wait long at all - maybe 10 minutes at most. The technology they use is very modern. I felt very confidentI was getting high quality care. I definitely plan on sticking with Dr. Chinn as my go-to OD.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone in the office know what they're talking about. Highly recommeded.
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Dr. Chinn is great. Everyone in the office was really friendly.
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Very friendly and helpful staff and I really liked Dr. Chinn. Great exam and consultation. It was actually fun. Pricy specs but I guess they're pricy no matter where you go these days.
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Had some initial issues with insurance, since I have two providers, but that was quickly resolved. Staff is very friendly, atmosphere is nice, office is clean, and its in a great location.
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