Dr. Sylvie El Hage, OD

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5320 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX, 77056

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Dr. Sylvie El Hage, or Dr. Sylvie, joined Eye Care Associates in 2014. Dr. Sylvie holds a doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Houston (Go Coogs!). She attended St. Agnes Academy for high school.

Dr. Sylvie is dedicated to providing her patients with the best eye care possible. She has received extensive clinical training in all areas of optometry, including primary care, pediatrics, ocular emergencies, red eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, retinal disease, and specialty contact lens fitting. She completed her externships at some of the top ocular disease treatment and surgical centers including the Salisbury VA in North Carolina, and Clayton Eye Center in Georgia. In 2013, Dr. Sylvie went on a mission trip to Peru, providing quality optometric services to an underserved population in Cuzco. This trip was one of the most rewarding experiences Dr. Sylvie has had, and she intends to go on more mission trips in the future.

During her spare time, Dr. El Hage enjoys working out, traveling, volunteering, and exploring Houston’s diverse restaurant scene. Dr. El Hage speaks several languages, including French and Spanish and services patients of all ages.

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She was so personal and even helped me pick out some cute glasses, highly recommend!!

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Doctor El Hage was excellent ! She’s very Very friendly and guided me through every single exam we needed to do. I really enjoyed seeing her. For the first time I understood what my eye prescription means haha. Excellent service, I recommend her !

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She was very thorough and got me in the right prescription! My previous OD put me in over corrective lenses. Super nice with a lovely personality too!

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Dr Sylvia is really great. Very nice and patient, really enjoyed my visit with her.

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One of the best experiences I've had at the eye doctor! Dr. Sylvie El Hage was compassionate, thorough and knowledgeable. The staff was equally caring and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Sylvie to everyone!

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She is such a pleasure to see and actually made my appointment fun! I don't look forward to the eye doctor, but she is knowledgeable and positive. She also spent to answering my many random questions about my eyes and you can tell she genuinely wants to help.

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She is the best eye doctor i’ve seen.

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Dr. Sylvie is amazing, beautiful, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. The show room = glasses goals. And the office staff....let me tell you that Rosa is most likely the sweetest and kindest person I've ever met. I am thankful to have found them.

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Was seen right away; staff was very friendly and more than accommodating. Did not feel rushed at all. Doctor performed all the tests herself and went over results in great detail. Would gladly recommend!

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One stop shop. Received very professional & personalized service from exam to picking out frames. Good selection of designer frames & picking lenses was very straightforward...unlike experience at other places I have been where they push most expensive options & countless unnecessary add ons.

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Very sweet and invested in my consultation. Great conversation made time go by fast.

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Not a waste of time! Very good.

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Sylvie El Hage was so sweet and friendly and answered all questions.

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Great! Very nice relaxed atmosphere. Great selection of designer men and women frames.

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I made an appointment after putting off going to the optometrist for way too long. Admittedly, I experience a bit of anxiety any time I have to go to a new physician in any field. Rosa, at the front desk, was helpful and friendly; Dr. Sylvie was prompt and attentive. These days going to the optometrist can sometimes feel like walking on to a used car lot. I've had experiences in the past where doctors would pressure me to pay extra for ocular mapping, or trendy upgrades to my lenses, but Dr. Sylvie was a dream. She explained everything thoroughly, answered all of my questions about my particular condition, and took her time when it came to getting my prescription just right. Once we had landed on the proper prescription she lead me through all of my options for glasses and contacts, and took the time to breakdown the pricing which allowed me to compare it to other vendors (1-800 contacts, etc.). It was a great experience, and I won't have to worry about any optometry related anxiety in the future. Plus, I think have a crush. haha

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I was a new patient. I don't mind filling forms and the front desk was very welcoming. Dr. Sylvie was very kind, warm and did all of the exam herself. Other practices I've been to have associates do those tasks but I appreciated her being there to see everything. She explained the processes and pros and cons and left the decision up to me, which I liked. Will be back!

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She was amazing and I will continue to use her in the future. She answered all of my questions and was very detailed with her responses.

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Dr. Hage was very nice, calm, and professional. The appointment went by quickly and was not anxiety-inducing like some eye doctors I have been to. Her front desk staff made an error in my check-out, but called immediately and worked to rectify it, which I appreciated immensely.

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She was great. Really great! I usually go to an Opthamologist for my exams and glasses. I made an appt to see Dr. Sylvie El Hage because my glasses broke and I could not get in to see the Ophthalmologist anytime soon. Well, I don't think I'll be going back to the Opthamologist again. The examination by Dr. Sylvie El Hage was by far the most comprehensive examination I have ever had and her bedside manner could not be better. She was very thorough and did not rush me or the tests. She clearly loves what she does. I cannot recommend her enough.

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This was the most thorough eye exam I've ever had. Dr. Sylvie is great!

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The visit started about 15 minutes (not bad) after the scheduled time and now I know why. More on that later. I actually took advantage and browsed some very cool frames in the meantime. Her demeanor is direct, smart and pleasant so your time spent is, well, actually fun! Very capable on her field -as are many doctors when it comes to typical matters- but she's also very knowledgeable on many 'non standard' issues which I brought up. She is a true eyecare specialist. So about the slight delay, this is the reason. Dr Sylvie will not let you go until all your questions are answered. Non of that hurried feeling you get at many doctor's offices. That is a great asset! They have a good selection of glasses at the Optic too, from standard/conservative to high fashion, hi tech ones. Pretty cool.

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Love Dr. Sylvie! She's so personable and easy to talk to, and is ultimately concerned about what works best for the patient. Her staff is really friendly

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I was in need of a new optometrist since my last one wasn't very good. I stumbled upon Dr. Sylvie El Hage on ZocDoc and saw that she had amazing reviews. Additionally, her clinic is located in a good location and she provides convenient appointment times. So I booked my appointment and filled out all the necessary forms on ZocDoc. Upon my arrival, the staff at the front desk was very friendly. I only had to sign two documents and was seen within 10 minutes of arrival. My first experience with Dr. Sylvie El Hage was EXCELLENT! I must say that being in the medical field, I'm very critical of providers and their beside manner. But Dr. Sylvie El Hage has exceptional bedside manner! She is extremely personable and a true pleasure to speak to. She is very knowledgeable and will take the time to thoroughly explain each of the exams she conducts and the results she finds. In fact, she found that my previous prescription was over-correcting my vision... a finding that I was aware but that my previously optometrist dismissed. So I was very happy Dr. Sylvie El Hage identified it and was in agreement that my previous prescription was inappropriate. When it was time to pick out frames, she and I spoke the same language (and I'm a guy with a very picky sense of fashion when it comes to eye glasses). She knew I wanted something fashionable but not too pricey. She really took the time to go through the different frames with me and provide her honest feedback on how they looked. It was nice to have an optometrist that wasn't there to sell me the most expensive frame but rather, find a pair that really looked good on me and one that I would love. As Dr. Sylvie El Hage put it, a customer's satisfaction is a reflection on her. I should mention that the selection of frames at Eye Care Associates is impressive and the cost is comparable to other places I have shopped at. Additionally, it only took a few days for my new glasses to be ready for pickup! Overall, I had a awesome experience and I highly recommend Dr. Sylvie El Hage! Happy to have found a new optometrist who I can trust and be 100% honest with!

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I enjoyed my appointment and the doctor was very helpful in picking out my glasses. I would highly recommend her.

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Dr Sylvie el Hage was friendly, knowleagable and went out of her way to ensure the best solution for my contact lens and vision needs. I would highly recommend her.

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Everyone was super friendly and helped me pick out frames. I usually have trouble deciding and like honest opinions. I'm happy with the ones I decided on. I can't wait to pick them up next week.

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Sylvie was very polite and energetic. I highly recommend her.

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Best optometrist I've ever seen. Not only is she quick, professional and friendly--she's got good taste and helped me pick frames that I love. It was my first visit, but I think I've found my go-to eye doctor!

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She is amazing. She took her time to answer all my questions and concerns. She was able to make sure I understood everything before I left. She even help me pick out some new glasses that make me look like Brad Pitt.

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Got there early, Dr Hage saw me right away. Ultra professional.

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First appointment with her was great. I had another OD in town who no longer accepted my vision plan, so was reticent about having to find a new doc. It all worked-out great and I feel like I have a good eye professional to keep my eyes healthy!

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Dr. Have was wonderful! She took her time with me and was very personable. Her assistant was also very nice and helpful and I was 20 minutes early and seen right away. Highly recommend.

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I was so glad to make an appointment the day of. I called prior to give my insurance information, only to find out the receptionist doesn't even have my name and basic info.... Then at my arrival, the receptionist didn't even verify my insurance yet, which only led me to wait. Not only did I wait, she admitted she lost the paper she wrote all my info down with my insurance information...oh boy! I didn't realize I had the last appointment slot so you can tell they were ready to leave. The doctor got me in and out. I felt sort of rushed, but to be honest I'm not a problematic patient. I just needed my annual exam to ensure my health and that's it. In all the office isn't very new, the waiting area smell made me feel nauseous, and I didn't appreciate the rush or lack of preparation from the office.

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All around very helpful and no wait time.

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I loved her! Very personable, really listens to your concerns and tries to find solutions to problems. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Hage was GREAT!! Very sweet and caring! Definitely recommend!

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She was very engaging and had a great personality! I will definitely make all my eye-related appointments with her again! She was very quick and knowledgeable about all things eyes. Thanks again!

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She is really nice. I would recommend her to my friends.

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I have nothing but positive experience with Dr. Sylvie! Her bedside manner is calm, positive, thorough and very attentive. Definitely recommend her for an eye exam!

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Wonderful experience ! Will definitely recommend her to others, I had to cancel and reschedule the appointment 3 times in one day and they were so kind to accommodate ! Very professional and polite !

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