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Dr. Wayne Golden, OD

Optometrist

Sarasota, FL

About Dr. Wayne Golden

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
  • Advantica
  • Aetna

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

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I was very pleased with Dr Golden and his staff. Finally found someone who has given me hope for my dryeye syndrome and other eye problems that I have been suffering with for years
I was very pleased with Dr Golden and his staff. Finally found someone who has given me hope for my dry eye syndrome and other eye problems that I have beensuffering with for years
Anna Marie M. · August 22, 2019
Dr. Golden is always very professional while also being warm and inviting. His staff is excellent and kind every time Icome in, and the experience as a whole is great. I am a part of a study group so I have been in the office quite often the past few weeks and I am in and out without any wait which has been great with my schedule! On regular visits I noticed that if there is ever any wait, the staff has been welcoming and have offered refreshments while I waited.
Dr. Golden is always very professional while also being warm and inviting. His staff is excellent and kind every time I come in, and the experience as a whole is great.I am a part of a study group so I have been in the office quite often the past few weeks and I am in and out without any wait which has been great with my schedule! On regular visits I noticed that if there is ever any wait, the staff has been welcoming and have offered refreshments while I waited.
Jessica Y. · August 13, 2019

Dr. Wayne Golden's office location

Golden Vision

3277 Fruitville Rd, #A-1

Sarasota, FL 34237

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I was very pleased with Dr Golden and his staff. Finally found someone who has given me hope for my dry eye syndrome and other eye problems that I have been suffering with for years

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Always on time. Fast service. To the point & direct.

Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Golden is always very professional while also being warm and inviting. His staff is excellent and kind every time I come in, and the experience as a whole is great. I am a part of a study group so I have been in the office quite often the past few weeks and I am in and out without any wait which has been great with my schedule! On regular visits I noticed that if there is ever any wait, the staff has been welcoming and have offered refreshments while I waited.

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Dr Golden is a great optometrist. His office is very modern and I have never waited for my appt. He's very thorough with your exam, too.

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Great. Very quick. Short & to the point. Probably too fast for an elderly patient!!

Less than 3 months ago
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Knowledgeable, thorough, professional.

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Amazing speed of service and personality

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I have been seeing Dr. Golden for years. He is the absolute best eye doctor I have had the pleasure of going to! He is a generally positive fellow, plays great music in his office, has nice and educated staff.

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Caring, professional Dr! Very thorough. Dr Golden takes the time to explain everything about your exam and visit.

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Dr. Golden was efficient, on-time, and very professional. His assistant, Linda was very efficient as well. The office is clean, and the appointment was very quick, but covered everything you would expect from a thorough eye exam. Very satisfied.

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It was a great visit. He took his time and went over and above what other doctors do when testing my vision. His staff was great and make buying prescription glasses and sunglasses a pleasure.

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No wait, personable staff,. Dr. Golden is an extremely knowledgeable professional.

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Friendly staff and a professional looking office. Dr Golden explained what he was doing during exam and gave me the opportunity to ask questions. *****

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The service provided was excellent and the staff is one of the best. I highly recommend Wayne Golden OD.

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I like dr Golden. He is fast and good very through The girls ion the office are nice professional and kind.

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The office staff were helpful, professional, friendly and efficient. Dr. Goldman was professional, organized, informative and gave information in a clear concise manner. If I lived here, he would be y eye care physician of choice.

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This place is great, been going here for years! All the staff is friendly and very helpful. Golden Vision also has specials throughout the year to make it affordable also. Would definitely recommend them.

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I enjoyed it & everybody was very personable. Glad I came.

Less than 1 year ago
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The entire staff is very personable and professional.

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Good

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Dr. G and staff were efficient, thorough and polite. The exam, eye-wear selection and check-out went smoothly. We also appreciated the coupon special discount.

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Absolutely love this office. Nice and courteous staff. Dr. Golden is wonderful.

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Very professional. Explained everything.

Less than 1 year ago
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All of the staff is very friendly. Dr. Golden was very personable and informative. I’ll definitely be going here from now on!

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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.

More than 1 year 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 completely unusable. 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.

More than 1 year 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 problem by 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.

More 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, making suggestions 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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Professional

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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 might add, 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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