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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Wayne Golden is an optometrist treating patients in Sarasota, Florida and its neighboring areas. He is a member of the Florida Optometric Association. Dr. Golden’s most important goal as a provider is to perform the most accurate and comfortable exam possible. He describes himself as thorough, detail-oriented, and compassionate.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Golden received his medical education from Nova Southeastern University. Patients who visit Dr. Golden can receive a full range of optometric procedures, treatment, and evaluations, including comprehensive eye health and vision exams for glasses and/or contacts, refractive surgery evaluation and post-op care, cataract evaluation and post-op care, glaucoma diagnosis/ treatment/ monitoring, foreign body removal, diagnosis/ treatment of all eye diseases and injuries, macular degeneration diagnosis and monitoring, dry eye diagnosis/ treatment/ monitoring.
Dr. Golden is family-oriented; his wife of over 25 years has a business across the street from Dr. Golden’s private practice. He has three children: two sons and one daughter. His oldest son works part time in his office. Dr. Golden enjoys Capoeira with sons and biking and fishing with his daughter.
Verified Patient Reviews
I have seen Dr. Golden for many years & just recommended him to my best friend.
Dr. Golden and his staff are the absolute best in Sarasota!
Greeted right away when I opened the door. The staff is amazing. Doctor was very thorough. Explained in detail was was going on during the examination.
If your eyesight is most important to you, and you must have complete trust and confidence in your care, Dr. Wayne Golden certainly will meet your expectations. His staff is professional, and his facility is bright and welcoming, and I might add, you will leave satisfied you came. Al C., Sarasota
Called at 9AM to make appt. as I thought I had a retinal detachment. Dr. Golden calmed my fears and assured me that I did not have a retina detachment. He explained to my satisfaction what was going on with my eye. Left his office assured and relieved.
Great visit, very professional and personable!
Staff is always kind and professional. Adjusted my current glasses when screw loosened too.
It was a grand experience, the Optometrist assistants were helpful and personable. Dr. was knowledgable and very kind. I will definitely be referring them to all my friends!
I have been going to Dr. Golden for many years and have always found his practice to rate 5 stars in every category.
I've been seeing Dr. Golden for 5 years and they always get me in on time and are very friendly. When I had insurance issues in the past, they worked with me to resolve it. Dr. Golden takes the time to go over all concerns with my vision. Great office!
Very thorough and helpful. Highly recommend.
Staff also professional and friendly.
Re the first question - I rated it four stars, but think it should be a question asked after glasses have been delivered.
Dr. Golden has been our family optomatrist for several years now, and we are looking forward to have him care for our precious eyesight as we age. With regard to age and ageing, our sight, and being proactive with him is most important and it's comforting to know you selected the right eye care professional. We think he's a great guy, and would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends.
Dr. Golden and everyone in the office are professional and the office is clean. Although I don't wear prescription eyeglasses or contacts (I've had Lasik) the selection and amount of eyeglass frames is amazing. I highly recommend this practice.
I am happy to recommend this office because of their incredible customer service. They make their patients feel welcome and comfortable. Everyone is incredibly friendly and ready to help. Dr. Golden is great and probably sets the tone for the office. I've never had a bad experience at Golden Vision and I've been a patient for a long time.
Excellent service. Professional and attentive.
Dr. Golden and his amazing staff are excellent at taking care of all of your eye needs! Great service, friendly and professional!
He is great, explains what he finds and suggests with explaination of why he suggests it, prices are good.
Always friendly, professional and timely visits with Dr. Golden!! Great service!
There was no wait time and everyone is so pleasant there. Dr. Golden give you all the time you need with him and answers all your questions. Have recommended him to other people .
He & his staff are extremely helpful & accommodating. I've been going for years and have the same experience every visit.
I have seen Dr. Golden for several years for my vision needs. The office staff are always professional and friendly and the Dr. himself is helpful in answering questions, explaining what is happening with my vision and the concerns he has uncovered, and is always professional. The wait time has never been more than 10 or so minutes. I always arrive early and have often been seen prior to my actual appointment time. There is an excellent selection of frames and my glasses arrive quickly.
I think they are very courteous, have the expertise and are very kind with the patients. The doctor explained in detail all that was going with my vision and made a very good exam.
Excellent service and very friendly staff! Always a pleasure to go to appointments.
Friendly staff Alex very helpful
Love coming to see Dr Golden! He's always so positive and professional. Also, I love the music they play in the office. It makes fake such a modern feel.
Dr Golden has been my eye care physician for over 15 years, I wouldn't trust anyone else with my vision. Always prompt and courteous. Office staff are pleasant and even remember little details from previous visits.
Dr. Golden and both staff (Kelly and ?) were helpful, pleasant, professional. Certainly a good experience so far. Waiting for glasses and next chapter of service to conclude overall rating.
I was very nervous when I came in. The doctor and his staff were wonderful to me!
I was very satisfied with dr. Wayne Golden and the office staff, very professional. Very nice office space.
great, hasn't seen him in a long time and it was great
Always a pleasant experience. Very professional.
Always a pleasure. Very professional and explains what he is seeing.
He made me feel very comfortable. Had a lot of confidence in his abilities.
The design of the office and interior is clean, professional, and welcoming. The women who work there are generally kind and helpful. However, the doctor is somewhat curt and condescending towards patients, seemingly more interested in getting them in and out the door than hearing their questions or concerns about eye health.
It was great! Friendly- informative- helpful.
I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Golden is patient and caring, his staff is great!
Fantastic! My daughter and I loved everything about the office! Very friendly, nice, fun!
Doctor Golden was very thorough and explained everything that was going on with my eyes. Very professional and congenial doctor and staff.
I've been coming to Dr. Golden a LONG time , all 3 of my children see him & have sent numerous friends his way. He has always been great to work with & I've never had any complaints. This past visit I had my 6yr Olds 1st eye exam & she was very nervous. Dr. Golden & Linda were amazing at making her feel comfortable .
Great office, staff, and provider.
Dr Golden and his staff present a professional and relaxing environment. Selecting a new pair of glasses fun and easy! I highly recommend Dr Golden!!
Dr. Golden is great! He's so friendly and always willing to answer all of my questions!
He is easy to talk to, gives clear direction and is very friendly, office staff is very nice and accommodating.
My visit was what I've come to expect, a very pleasant experience. We hold Dr. Golden in the highest regard as a medical professional. His staff is friendly, helpful and professional. They use the newest technology which provides the most convenient paper trail. My husband and I recommend Dr. Golden to anyone looking for eye care.
Dr. Golden is fantastic, and the staff are so friendly and knowledgable! My teen has been several times, and my younger two had their first visit on Friday and it is a pleasure every single time!
Dr. Golden is very professional and has great people skills. Enjoyed my visit and even had a few good laughs with his fine tuned sense of humor.
Very professional, explained everything well, Linda was very nice and helpful too.
I literally walked in the door and saw Dr. Golden. I had a bump on my eyelid that he diagnosed and then talked to me about treatment. Very professional and my whole family sees him and is happy every time.
I would recommend Dr. Golden to all of may friends and family. He and his office staff are very professional, friendly and helpful. Also, appointments are always kept on time.
Dr. Golden was professional, welcoming and informative. I personally hate going to the eye doctor because I am blind as a bat and its always bad news for me. But, Dr. Golden made the experience a good one for me. I highly recommend him to whomever needs to get their eyes checked out!
Dr. Golden is very personable, professional and knowledgeable. He speaks to his patients in a manner in which they can understand exactly what's going on and he takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Golden and extremely confident in his skills. I highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone looking for an exceptional OD.
Professional in every way. Well trained staff makes for a great experience. I highly reccomend him.
I have been a patient of Dr. Golden for the past several years. He has been nothing but extremely professional during my appointments with him.
Great Experience. Dr. Golden was very professional. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Extremely friendly and courteous staff. Excellent dr!
A great experience. Such a pleasure to have so much attention to the customers needs.
Very knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate Dr. Extremely nice and helpful office staff.
Dr. Golden is very thorough and a very nice man. I am totally comfortable conversing with him. Highly recommend.
We love this office and everyone in it! They are friendly, professional, knowledgable and great with kids too.
The appt went as scheduled and I did not have to wait. The doctor was professional and courteous. I would recommend him anytime.
Love the office staff and Dr. Golden.
Was a little expensive but he is thorough and does a good exam.
Dr. Golden is friendly and professional. Was seen right away and his staff is also very friendly and extremely patient and helpful.
Loved the pleasant chit chat along with the relaxed professional atmosphere!
Thanks for the excellent help in picking out my frames!
Always courteous, the doctor is always sure to explain everything and make sure I understand completely before leaving his exam room. 6/18/15
Very professional office with state of the art equipment, no waiting, great doc!
I always have a great experience
I like his smile and he is very professional
Awesome as always
Very professional and knowledgeable
Everyone from the receptionist to Dr. Golden are friendly, professional and well educated for their positions. Love the place and my level of care!
Alex was very welcoming. She is very bright and detailed, she answered my questions. God a little confusing with my insurance ' Aetna, ? They don 't pay much of the frames and the glasses, crystal, Ultra violet uz protection is not on Aetna s list?? Expensive? I look forward to my contact s , and take you Dr. Golden for a thorough eye exam, you know your work. I don t have Facebook. so excuse me. I have gmail and that is it....All was good. Thank you and your staff for their kindness...Paula P
Friendly, fast eficiant, professional
Dr. Wayne Golden has seen to my family's eye care needs for over 10 years. He and his staff are very thorough, prompt and extremely accommodating. I highly recommend this friendly group of empathetic healthcare professionals. Mark Homrich, Sarasota, Florida
I've been a patient of Dr. Golden for a cpl years now. I have always been happy with the care I have received in his office. The staff is very friendly and always proves to be very knowledgeable.
The office was great! I found a cute pair of frames and was treated professionally.
I have been going to Dr. Golden for 20+ YEARS & NO complaints ! He & his staff have always been amazing !
Always enjoy my visit to Dr. Golden's office.
Excellent manner, no wait, thorough exam, no pressure.
I have been a patient if Dr. Golden for 15yrs everyone is very nice and always helpful the doc is amazing ??
Dr golden is the best I have been with him for 15 yrs as a client all my experiences with him and his team have been wonderful
I havae been seeing Dr. Golden since 1997, and I wear contacts and have never had a problem with them. He is a very caring, effecient Dr. Thank you Dr. Golden for your "Golden" care.
Dr. Golden is a professional though and through. He took the time to explain to my what my difference in vision meant and how I had been prescribed the incorrect lenses at a big chain vision place and he wanted to make sure I could see correctly and was comfortable not hurry me through the appointment like they did. I am very happy with this practice and would recommend them to everyone.
All personnel were very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
! Have been seeing Dr Golden for at least 15 years. I have followed him throughout his practice. He is the only guy I would trust with my eyes.
Wonderful - his exam was more that I expected and I was reassured that my concerns were nothing serious. I have my utmost trust in Dr. Golden 's expertise.
Dr. Golden and his staff were just great. I arrived early to browse through their frame selection. And Dr. Golden saw me right away. I was an hour early for my appointment. So Doc. did my exam and gave me contacts to try, before I buy.
I always enjoy going.
I'm Very happy with Dr. Golden. Clean,modern office. No wait time. Pleasant staff that offered ZERO sales pressure. What a relief..
I feel that Dr. Golden is very professional, yet friendly and very knowledgeable in his field. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
It was very informative. I felt comfortable with the Dr
Office staff friendly and professional. Dr Golden very thorough and informative - no hard sell. Learned a couple of things no other eye Dr shared with me as a patient
It was my first visit to "see" Dr. Golden and immediately I was impressed with his office and his staff.His assistants were available to answer questions and provide all the necessary insurance related info..Dr, Golden's exam was through and in a very friendly atmosphere. The Saturday morning appointment made it most easy to fit into my schedule. "Looking" forward to my next visit!!
I feel very confident in Dr Golden's evaluation of my eyes. He makes sure to get me in the correct prescription for my eyes. This has not always been my experience with other places around Sarasota in my 12 years living in the area.
Fantastic visit! Highly recommend Dr Golden.
Dr. Golden is very personable and professional. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything as the visit progresses. He also takes the time to answer any questions you may have. My husband and I have been going to Dr. Golden ever since we moved to Sarasota and recommend him highly.
Yes, I've seen Dr. Golden since moving to Sarasota in 2005 and have always been most pleased with him and his office staff. I would highly recommend him. He's personable and he explains things well.
He really knows what he's doing! I love how he takes time to see you and not make you feel like your just another number.
Very pleasant. From checking in to the exam was quick and handled very well.
Excellent staff and great Doctor!!!!
Great office, staff, doctor, and service!!
I was very happy with the process for the eye exam with Dr. Golden.
Ive been with Dr golden for years and he and his staff are always cheerfully attentive and always professional. Even when I lived in Maryland in North Carolina over the past 2 years I always came back to him
Everyone is friendly and professional! I received very personal treatment and left feeling good about myself!
It was great he is the best
His staff is very personable, courteous and extremely helpful; one of them even offered her sweater to me to help warm me up after getting completely drenched in a sudden downpour as I walked in for my appointment. They called my insurance company beforehand and were able to tell me the benefits available to me- they are on top of it!! Dr. Golden is a true professional with a great personality. He takes your eye health seriously, especially when it comes to coming in annually for an exam when a family history warrants the need.
Great experience. The women in the office were fantastic. Made me feel like I had been going there for years!
Staff, Thanks for all your help, Nicole! Thank you everyone.
Very pleased and will return. The woman in his employ also deserve recognition.
very fast and easy appt. Dr. Golden was very knowlegable and professional. great staff too.
I was there for an evaluation of a problem that occurred while away from home. ..it was great to be seen right away and diagnosed. ..
Very quick organized and professional visit
Had another appointment after his he got me in done and I was out in time to make my other commitment. Changed my prescription a little have to wait for contacts to arrive to see if it is better. So far happy with the service
Dr. Golden was very kind and personable, I would recommend anyone who wants to be treated as any patient would!