Dr. Stephen Lobaugh, OD

Optometrist

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1629 K Street NW, Suite 502, Washington, DC, 20006
4600 N. Park Ave, Plaza North, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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**Dr Lobaugh accepts United Health Care Medical plans, but does not accept United Health Care Vision or Spectera Vision plans.** ** All HMO insurance plans require a referral from your PCP prior to your visit** My undergraduate studies were done at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology. My optometry training was done at the New England College of Optometry where I graduated with honors. I have been practicing in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area since 1997. I specialize in primary eye care and contact lens service. I am certified by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. I also provide screenings and pre and post-op care for corrective laser refractive surgery. My staff and I are very professional and will treat you with compassion and the attention that you would expect as a patient. I am confident that you will see that we are providing our patients with the highest quality comprehensive eye care.

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I've been going to Dr. Lobaugh for over 10 years now, and it is my favorite part of the year as I always know I will have an excellent experience, he never rushes through an appointment and is just an overall kind and nice person.

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I was able to make a same-day appointment for a rapidly developing condition. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Overall a very positive experience.

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Great experience. I'd never had an eye exam before, and the staff were very helpful and patient in explaining everything.

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Always a great experience.

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As soon as I walked into the office, I was welcomed by various staff members. Dr. Lobaugh was very attentive and patient. I did not feel rushed through my appointment as I have felt with other providers. He helped me to find the right eyeglass prescription for me. Definitely recommend!

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Dr. Lobaugh is incredible. He’s informative, attentive and a great doctor. I only wish I found him sooner...

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Dr. Lobaugh is friendly, professional, and respectful of my time. Highly recommend him!

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Dr. Lobaugh was great but one of his opticians was really difficult to work with. The optician couldn't or wouldn't provide information on pricing for contact lenses. I ended up just walking out and will call back hoping to speak with someone else.

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I’ve been seeing Dr. Lobaugh for years and recommend him.

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A very professional staff

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Easy and helpful. The OD honestly oriented me about options and what I should expect for the future.

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This was my second annual exam at Eye Rx. The office is modern, with friendly staff and an up-to-date selection of frames. I appreciate that they give your prescription at the end of the appointment, without pressure to purchase anything.

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This is my third appointment with Dr. Lobaugh as well as his Optometrist partner, and every time is a good experience. Quick, thorough, and attentive. I'd recommend he and his staff to anyone.

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Dr. Lobough was excellent. He really listens and resolves the issue immediately and he is not over zealous about charging for every little thing. His receptionist, Ryan, is definitely the cream of the crop and very personable. I felt at home after being forgotten and canceled without my knowledge by another doctor.

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Excellent. Very professional, very attentious.

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Highly recommend.

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Staff and Dr. Lobaugh have great bedside manner – kind, efficient, and take the time to listen to and explain any concerns. I highly recommend.

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Super friendly staff and thorough exam. Would highly recommend!

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Dr. Lobaugh is wonderful! Thorough, friendly and willing to take the time to answer questions thoughtfully. Just as important, the staff is great. Highly recommend.

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Professional staff, and overall very smooth visit!

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Excellent as always. Been seeing Dr. Lobaugh for many years.

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Prompt, professional and thorough. Great advice on frames for my glasses too! Really enjoyed the entire visit. Will recommend to my co-workers as our office is right around the corner.

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Very nice, quick visit, helpful info

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He is geeat

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He was very thorough and nice. Addressed all my concerns and took the time to explain things.

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Very helpful. Listens and provides insights and feedback sufficiently. Always explains in detail why he is recommending a course of action or what might be the causes of symptoms.

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I have seen Doctor Lobaugh since 2012, when he was at his prior location. He has always been thorough, patient, and nice. I only see him once per year, but he makes sure to revisit my file to know the context of the visit. I highly recommend him.

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Excellent care and expertise

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Professional, courteous, and expert in what he does. Addressed complex.concerns I had about meds and nursing. I will return to this office!

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Dr. Lobaugh is great! I've only ever seen one other Optometrist who I thought was good, but Dr. Lobaugh raised the bar. He listened to my concerns, talked to me through the exam, and explained his recommendations at the end. The staff were friendly and professional. They made the insurance stuff super easy.

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Pretty pleased with my experience seeing Dr. Lobaugh. Nice guy, quick and easy eye exam. The only negative was that I felt like he was trying to upsell me into buying daily contacts rather than the two week kind that I usually get (he kept saying that I would save on contact solution, which I thought was a bit of a stretch). Luckily, the optician there was more understanding and helped me find contacts that were completely covered by my insurance. In short, good experience overall, but do some research before buying contacts from here.

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Dr. Lobaugh and Cristina were fantastic!

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I love Dr. Lobaugh, very professional and knows his practice. I have already recommended several people to him.

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Everyone I met at Eye RX was friendly, helpful, and professional. They have a small but high-tech space; you have to fill out your paperwork at a kiosk where you scan your own insurance card and ID. I had to wait a little bit in the exam room to see Dr. Lobaugh, but it was worthwhile. As a first-time patient, I had a lot of questions, and Dr. Lobaugh was very approachable and thorough. I never felt rushed or stupid, which isn't always the case with doctors. The optometrist who helped me choose my frames was also patient and good-natured, so I felt comfortable taking my time and finding the right pair of glasses. I found Eye RX online and really lucked out. I've already recommended them to a friend.

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He's the best.

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It was the quickest and easiest eye doctor appointment I'd ever been to. I was in and out in 40 minutes, and everyone was kind, welcoming, and professional. I'll be back for my next appointment!

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Every aspect of the appointment was professional and seamless.

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Professional staff.

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Dr. Lobaugh was very thorough - he noticed that my previous prescription was probably too high which is not very common. His staff was also very welcoming and effective. The only negative thing I can say about Dr. Lobaugh was that he was a bit rushed at the end and didn't ask me if I had any questions (I did).

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Doctor was good, make sure you get the correct prescription printed, I got the wrong one printed and had to go back and get the correct one.