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Dr. Wayne Golden, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Advantica

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • Florida Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861484446

Office locations

Golden Vision

5045 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 123

Sarasota, FL 34232

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Dr. Golden and his assistant were courteous and professional.
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I have been a patient for several years. Dr. Golden and staff always professional and kind. He understands I want "perfect" vision and is patient and interested is making me happy.
Less than 3 months ago
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Easy exam, relaxing atmosphere, friendly service with a smile, clean and neat office...great experience overall! Looking forward to picking up my glasses and continued care! Thanks for the positive appointment!
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I have been seeing Dr. Golden for many years and highly recommend him to anyone looking for an optometrist! Dr. Golden is friendly, thorough, professional, and timely...not to mention, his staff is awesome!
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Dr. Golden is a happy, casual type of doctor. Unfortunately, at my last appointment, he turned over too much to his over-worked assistant who made an error in submitting my prescription to the lab so that the eyeglasses came back completelyunusable. I did not appreciate the staff initially trying to provide a quick fix and seeming to blame me. It took multiple phone calls and ultimately another appointment to review the prescription, to find the error. Not only was there a clerical error made, but it was made on an aspect of the exam that Dr. Golden neglected to do. He re-did it during the second appointment and the eyeglasses re-ordered. One more comment - when I found I needed to make an appointment to fix the glasses, I was initially told he had nothing for 2 weeks despite the sign in his window saying that appointments were available "today." A bit more attention to detail would fix so much of this.
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Went great, will return
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The Folks at Golden Family Vision are simply the best!!
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Enjoyed Dr. Golden's easy-going manner and friendliness as well as his efforts to put me at ease. Having the optical eyeglasses available made the visit easier to complete.
Less than 6 months ago
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I had a great experience at my Eye Exam Visit. Everyone was over the top helpful and they all made me feel very comfortable. I defiantly would recommend Golden Vision to everyone!!!
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He is awesome with such a big heart and beautiful attitude.
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Extremely efficient and thorough. Nice location and office.
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He was nice and to the point. Ladies at the front desk offered so much help and advice.
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Dr. Golden and his wonderful staff take their work extremely serious and my experience was becoming fatal to my vision when Dr. Golden after many other diagnoses identified my problem and immediately and passionately began to correct the problemby recommending the proper professionals at Coastal Eye Institute. Dr. Pooja Khator Dr. Murray Frieberg And Their Wonderful Staff . It's great to be under Dr. Golden's care The kind of professionalism you can depend on.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always professional, and very personable.
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Very professional, and efficient appointment. Staff are very friendly and Dr Golden is always on point.
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I love going to see Dr. Golden. He is very professional and the girls there are very professional. Dr. Golden and his staff are very knowledgeable. I did not wait long as there were 3 of us from the same family there. I would recommend Dr. Golden to anyone.
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Dr. Golden is the best! He is very thorough and is very personable during the process. He takes the time to answer all my questions. The staff is also great! They take the time to help me with choosing glasses, makingsuggestions based on my face. I have found my forever optometrist!
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He is great!! His staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I have never waited to be seen. I am always taken on time or early.
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I have seen Dr. Golden for many years & just recommended him to my best friend.
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Dr. Golden and his staff are the absolute best in Sarasota!
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 mightadd, you will leave satisfied you came. Al C., Sarasota
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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.
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Great visit, very professional and personable!
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Staff is always kind and professional. Adjusted my current glasses when screw loosened too.
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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!
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I have been going to Dr. Golden for many years and have always found his practice to rate 5 stars in every category.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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Very thorough and helpful. Highly recommend.
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Staff also professional and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Re the first question - I rated it four stars, but think it should be a question asked after glasses have been delivered.
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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.
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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 ismost 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.
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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 theoffice. I've never had a bad experience at Golden Vision and I've been a patient for a long time.
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Excellent service. Professional and attentive.
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Great experience!!
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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 feelvery comfortable with Dr. Golden and extremely confident in his skills. I highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone looking for an exceptional OD.
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Dr. Golden and his amazing staff are excellent at taking care of all of your eye needs! Great service, friendly and professional!
More than 1 year ago
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He is great, explains what he finds and suggests with explaination of why he suggests it, prices are good.
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Always friendly, professional and timely visits with Dr. Golden!! Great service!
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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 .
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He & his staff are extremely helpful & accommodating. I've been going for years and have the same experience every visit.
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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 hasuncovered, 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.
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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.
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Excellent service and very friendly staff! Always a pleasure to go to appointments.
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Friendly staff Alex very helpful
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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.
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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.
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Professional in every way. Well trained staff makes for a great experience. I highly reccomend him.
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