Columbia Eye Associates

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StarStarStarStarStar Great professional service.  —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I obtained a great professional service. I regularly go to Columbia Eye Associates for my eyes' control and always had satisfactory results.


StarStarStarStarStar Top Notch Doctor —    (Patient since Thu Jul 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr Sam Stopak is an excellent doctor. Professional,calm,not alarmist, gives facts in a way that is easy to understand. He is easy to talk to and doesn’t rush through the visit.


StarStarStarStarStar Three decades of Dr Stopaks excellent care —    (Patient since Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been seeing Dr. Stopak for over 3 decades and refer him to my friends regularly. He always takes the time to understand my issues and thoroughly explains the options and pros /cons of any of his recommendations. his staff is very professional. friendly and efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar The experience exceeds my expectations.  —    (Patient since Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

The experience exceeds my expectations. Friendly, caring, quick and easy.


StarStarStarStarStar I love Columbia Eye Associates, and Dr Luthra i... —    (Patient since Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I love Columbia Eye Associates, and Dr Luthra in particular. My appointment was on time, everyone was helpful and considerate; other than having my pupils dilated, the visit was a pleasure. Which is a good thing, since my time between visits is getting appreciably shorter.


StarStarStarStarStar I had a wonderful first visit. Linda was very p... —    (Patient since Wed Oct 17 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I had a wonderful first visit. Linda was very professional and Mahogany was very nice and helpful . Dr . Stopak has a very good professional manner. He communicated very well .


StarStarStarStarStar Columbia Eye Associates has been taking care of... —    (Patient since Fri Jan 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Columbia Eye Associates has been taking care of me for over a decade. Both Principals have always been involved. Since his joining the practice, Dr. Luthra has taken care of me through a very successful cataract surgery and also in eliminating the 'floaters" which in my case were quite distracting . i recommend the practice to any of my friends regardlessof where they live. i travel over a 100 miles to keep my appointments.


StarStarStarNo StarNo Star First Review  —    (Patient since Thu Oct 04 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Clinic possibly overbooked .... had to wait too long , over 30 mins , nearer 40 mins , before seeing carer then ophthalmologist ..... otherwise visit satisfactory


StarStarStarStarStar I sent this note via your contact on your websi... —    (Patient since Fri Sep 28 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I sent this note via your contact on your website and have not received a response. On Friday, September 28, 2018 I had an examination by Dr. Luthra. It was a positive visit and I left the office with a prescriptions for glasses and contact lens. It wasn't until later that the contact lens prescription is not what I was expecting. I need a contact lens prescriptions that shows the needed correction for reading. Thank you for your support.


StarStarStarStarStar My yearly exam with Dr. Stopak —    (Patient since Thu Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I saw Dr. Stopak for my yearly eye exam recently, & everything was fine w/no significant changes to my vision. Dr. Stopak is always attentive and spends time with me to listen to my concerns. I have been seeing Dr. Stopak since about 1997, after I moved to this area. He is an excellent Dr. and I highly recommend him. Staff is always courteous and helpful, also.


StarStarStarStarStar Caren A.Pauley, Ph.D. —    (Patient since Thu Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have always found the folks at Columbia Eye Associates to be outstanding. Dr. Stopak is a dedicated professional and adheres to the highest standards. Ms. Mahogany was also very pleasant and efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar I think the Dr. was having a bad day--not like him —    (Patient since Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I think Dr. Luthra was having a bad day, acting very un-Dr. Lutra-like. I am interested in an operation he mentioned, but when I asked, he said he would not repeat hmself and told me to just read a handout. I'm interested in the operation, but still have questions. I think he ws just having a bad day.


StarStarStarStarStar Ariella Neckritz —    (Patient since Tue Aug 28 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Physician Samuel Stopak was incredibly helpful and explained everything in a very accessible way. I highly recommend Columbia Eye Associates!


StarStarStarStarStar Friendly, courteous and know —    (Patient since Wed Aug 29 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Friendly, courteous and knowledgeable


StarStarStarStarNo Star Please email photo —    (Patient since Mon Aug 27 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Please email me a copy of the photo of my eye the doctor took. Thank you.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star Appointment not honored  —    (Patient since Tue Feb 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I arrived on time for my appointment and after waiting 20 minutes or so I asked how long a delay could I expect. I was told that there were three patients ahead of me and that only the doctor could answer my question. I told the receptionist that I could not wait on an indefinite delay and to please call when an appointment can be arranged.


StarStarStarStarStar david kline —    (Patient since Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

all was fine and friendl , as usual


StarStarStarStarStar retired - system analyst —    (Patient since Tue Jan 19 00:00:00 MST 2016)

A great experience in all departments.


StarStarStarStarStar From first call at 9:00 am on a Monday morning ... —    (Patient since Mon Aug 13 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

From first call at 9:00 am on a Monday morning I was impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. I saw Dr. Luthra and Linda, the tech, within minutes of my finishing paperwork, as I was a new patient, concerned about eye spots and flashes. Both Linda and Dr. Luthra were as friendly as front desk staff and I left with confidence that I will be well taken of. Also so glad that they are located on M St in downtown DC


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional, courteous and informative —    (Patient since Wed Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very professional, courteous and informative


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Practice —    (Patient since Thu May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Excellent visit--thank you for your professionalism and efficiency.


StarStarStarStarStar World of difference  —    (Patient since Thu Jul 12 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I’ve been to other practices where patients were shuttled through tests and exams so quickly that there wasn’t even time to consider questions. Dr. Stopak began my exam by giving me an overview of what he would be looking for during the exam, and then he spent considerable time showing me test results and talking about what they mean. He answered questions thoroughly, and in so doing, put my mind at ease. The front desk staff were helpful and pleasant, as was the technician. Highly recommend. I’m glad I’m a patient here.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue Feb 23 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is always great, reassuring. Support staff helpful and very pleasant and knowledgeable!


StarStarStarStarStar Needed an appt quickly and was taken care of. ... —    (Patient since Tue Jul 10 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Needed an appt quickly and was taken care of. Dr. Luthra was well aware of my condition, able to work with me to treat it, gave me good advice, was friendly and concerned. I called my wife upon leaving to tell her what a great practice this was and what an outstading doctor I had.


StarStarStarStarStar Everyone was very accommodating! —    (Patient since Mon Jul 02 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Everyone was very accommodating!


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak was recommended to me by my Internis... —    (Patient since Thu May 26 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak was recommended to me by my Internist. He is a real Professional. He performed Cataract Surgery on both my eyes. My confidence in his work is demonstrated by my referring two Family members to him for Surgery!


StarStarStarStarStar Treated like family. —    (Patient since Thu Apr 28 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr. Sam Stopak's for decades. I am treated like a member of the family. The exam is always complete, and Dr. S always takes the time to explain what he recommends and why.


StarStarStarStarStar As always everything was great.  —    (Patient since Wed Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

As always everything was great.


StarStarStarStarStar I Found A Great Opthamologist —    (Patient since Thu Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I was pleasantly surprised by how attentive the staff is; they are professional, prompt and very nice. Dr. Stopack is awesome, I respect the fact that he shoots straight from the hip, no bs, he tells you the truth. I felt my questions were answered and he verified (to me) that I made the right choice in coming to him as my new Opthamologist. I'm extremely happy I did.


StarStarStarStarStar . —    (Patient since Fri Aug 19 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

always appreciate Dr Stopak's skills and knowledge. Do not like to have to wait so long to be seen after appoint time. thanks


StarStarStarStarStar I like the Dr. Luthra. I have only seen him onc... —    (Patient since Mon Jun 04 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I like the Dr. Luthra. I have only seen him once, but I have a good feeling about being in his care. He was very nice and was very clear on what I am do to clear my eye infection. The staff was also nice and informative on my health insurance benefits.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is excellent! —    (Patient since Mon Dec 07 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Luthra is excellent! His office staff is friendly and professional and he is thorough and easy to talk to with questions or concerns.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra and staff went above and beyond to make sure my eyes are healthy. Was wonderful to not feel rushed and would recommend to friends and family.


StarStarStarStarStar A doctor's office with very high standards —    (Patient since Wed May 30 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

This eye doctor's office is special. I was referred to Dr Stopak by my primary physician and I was glad he did. The receptionists were courteous, professional and efficient in setting up my appointment. The treatment I received from Dr. Stopak and his Technician was top rate. They all worked as a team to professionally assess my case in an effort to properly diagnose the eye problem I was having. I am very pleased with their service and as a result have set up my routine eye exam for next year. Thank you so much.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is fun and friendly, as well as bein... —    (Patient since Wed Nov 02 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra is fun and friendly, as well as being a great doctor. The staff at the office is helpful and nice, also.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent —    (Patient since Tue May 15 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Excellent - (1) office is well organized; (2) staff are efficient and helpful; (3) ophthalmology consult was thorough and well explained.


StarStarStarStarStar Fabulous Care —    (Patient since Thu Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I’ve been with Columbia Sets Associates and Dr. Stopak since the mid-80’s. Everything related to my care has been performed by them, including Lasix surgery. I could not be more complementary of their professionalism and concern for their patients. I would not think of going anywhere else.


StarStarStarStarStar Always a great—and thorough—examination experie... —    (Patient since Tue Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Always a great—and thorough—examination experience with Dr. Stopak!


StarStarStarStarStar First rate care —    (Patient since Thu May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

As always, Dr. Stopak is thorough, kind and caring.


StarStarStarStarStar I've received professional care in the Columbia... —    (Patient since Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I've received professional care in the Columbia Eye office. Dr Luthru has continued to give me good advice in caring for my eyes..


StarStarStarStarStar Outstanding experience —    (Patient since Tue May 01 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Prompt, courteous, and trustworthy service here. I had a great experience getting Lasik and continue to return to the office for annual exams.


StarStarStarStarStar Professional and friendly treatment! —    (Patient since Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Professional and friendly treatment!


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent guest relations. —    (Patient since Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Excellent guest relations.


StarStarStarStarStar The entire office is welcoming —    (Patient since Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

The entire office is welcoming and make you feel like you are their most important visiter.


StarStarStarStarStar I was referred to Dr. Stopak by my internist ye... —    (Patient since Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was referred to Dr. Stopak by my internist years ago and he has always done right by me. My wife complained after that I hadn't had a specific check of my peripheral vision, but she can do that here.


StarStarStarStarStar Really glad I got referred to your office. I'd... —    (Patient since Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Really glad I got referred to your office. I'd already been to two other Ophthamologist offices since moving to DC and I'm super glad I kept looking until I found you.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Every one very positive, helpful. Linda and doctor the best. In the past my military and medicare covers everything. I did not feel very good about being asked to pay $60 for something.


StarStarStarStarStar See my answers and comments below —    (Patient since Fri Jul 22 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

See my answers and comments below


StarStarStarNo StarNo Star This is send year in a row where I was kept wai... —    (Patient since Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

This is send year in a row where I was kept waiting a long time. I understand that delays may occur. A better practice is for doctors to inform the front desk and the front desk to inform patients. For the front desk simply to say "no rooms are available" begs the question but they appear not to have any reliable info.


StarStarStarStarStar As a first time patient Dr Luthra explained and... —    (Patient since Thu Apr 05 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

As a first time patient Dr Luthra explained and clearly answered any question I had. The staff is kind and helpful. Highly recommend Columbia Eye Associates.


StarStarStarStarStar Friendly staff and a great experience! —    (Patient since Wed Apr 04 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

Dr. Luthra and his staff were very kind and wonderful. Mahogany was very warm, engaging and understanding, which I appreciated. And Dr. Luthra was phenomenal. He took the time to fully explain my condition, so that I understood it, and provided me with all the right information that I needed to know for the next few days, weeks, and so on.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is great. However, it's always unce... —    (Patient since Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is great. However, it's always uncertain as to how long I must wait to be seen. Also, when I call the office, I frequently get the voicemail and sometimes don't even receive a return call. A doctor's office phone should ALWAYS be answered during business hours.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is an outstanding doctor; with excel... —    (Patient since Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Stopak is an outstanding doctor; with excellent clinical skills and patient skills. He takes time to thoroughly explain the diagnosis and proposed treatment. He is the best.


StarStarStarStarStar recent appointment  —    (Patient since Wed Nov 25 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I am very pleased with the service and care I get from Columbia Eye Associates. I appreciate how Dr. Luthra keeps watch over potential and present conditions regarding my eyes.


StarStarStarStarStar It was perfect I did not have to wait at all.. ... —    (Patient since Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

It was perfect I did not have to wait at all.. everybody was professional but friendly Dr Luthera is fabulous.. feel confident my eyes will be looked after well.. explains everything.. and more.. already recommended my husband should see him Thank you all see you in July


StarStarStarStarStar I was impressed by all staff at Columbia Eye As... —    (Patient since Fri Aug 12 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was impressed by all staff at Columbia Eye Associates. I needed an emergency appointment. The scheduling and reception staff were very helpful and made me feel very comfortable and welcome.


StarStarStarStarStar Good visit as always —    (Patient since Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I was very happy with my visit as always. Dr. Luthra is great, and the front desk staff and technicians are very friendly and accommodating.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Service —    (Patient since Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Very pleased with the service I received from Dr. Luthra and his staff. I had seen 3 others doctors for a problem with my eyes, all gave me different treatments that did not work. Dr. Luthra immediately understood the problem I was having and we decided on a course of treatment that started to work right away.


StarStarStarStarStar Best Experience in my 35 Years in DC —    (Patient since Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 MST 2018)

I had a very positive experience at Columbia Eye Associates. This was my first visit. I didn't have to wait long and both Dr. Luthra and the technician who started the process were thorough and kept me informed throughout the entire process.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been under the care of Dr Sam Stopak for... —    (Patient since Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been under the care of Dr Sam Stopak for 25 yrs+ & have consistently received excellent care. Recently I was seen by Dr Luthra & received the same quality of care. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. Highly recommend!


StarStarStarStarStar Good visit —    (Patient since Thu Nov 03 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

As usual, a pleasant, courteous and professional visit to Dr. Stopak and his team.


StarStarStarStarStar I've been seeing Dr. Stopak for years. He's cor... —    (Patient since Wed Mar 23 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I've been seeing Dr. Stopak for years. He's cordial, competent, and caring. Front desk (often THE problem in a medical practice) is delightful and efficient. I always enjoy coming to this office and appreciate that I never have to wait long.


StarStarStarStarStar Great eye care —    (Patient since Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2016)

As always, I am sure I am getting the best eye care possible. Dr. Stopak and his staff are knowledgeable, helpful and courteous.


StarStarStarStarStar Drs. Stopak and Luthra are both excellent eye d... —    (Patient since Fri Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Drs. Stopak and Luthra are both excellent eye doctors that I have seen for care during the past 18 years. During that time I have had one successful cataract operation, effective treatment for a long-standing optic pressure problem caused by my open-angle glaucoma, and emergency same-morning relief from a stubborn, very uncomfortable object in my eye.


StarStarStarStarStar I am always pleased with Dr Luthra’s profession... —    (Patient since Thu Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I am always pleased with Dr Luthra’s professionalism and patience when interacting with me during my appointment. A special thank you to the new staff members. They are all very professional and pleasant interacting with patients. A real asset to Dr Luthra and Stopak.


StarStarStarStarStar Friendly & professional —    (Patient since Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Dr stopak and his nurse Linda are warm and friendly. Very professional and knowledgeable. I now consider them my eye people.😊 very happy with Service.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Very pleasant staff and, of course, Dr. Luthra ... —    (Patient since Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Very pleasant staff and, of course, Dr. Luthra is supremely well qualified and possesses jovial manner which puts patients at ease, along with his expertise and depth of knowledge.


StarStarStarStarStar Always The Best —    (Patient since Mon Dec 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been cared for by Dr. Stopak for twenty years. He did Lasik for me in 1999 and my distance vision is STILL 20/20. You can trust him . . . with your eyes!


StarStarStarStarStar I had an excellent experience. I —    (Patient since Wed Jan 24 00:00:00 MST 2018)

I had an excellent experience. I didn't have to wait very long. The assistant was pleasant and well informed. Dr. Stopak was top notch.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is always the best  —    (Patient since Wed Jan 17 00:00:00 MST 2018)

I've been a satisfied patient of Dr. Stopak's for many years. He is a skilled and personable doctor with whom I've always had good experiences and who I recommend highly for your eyecare needs. In fact, I have continued under his care even though I have moved out the DC area years ago, it's worth the trip. I always appreciate the professionalism, courtesy and kindness of the staff who don't mind providing long-distance service.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is amazing as always! —    (Patient since Mon Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Dr. Stopak is amazing as always!


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Good visit...........No concerns.............Nice conversation.......good interaction with staff.......Thanks.


StarStarStarStarStar Strongly recommend —    (Patient since Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr. Samual Stopak for perhaps ten years. I like him and his style... friendly, very through and explains any options for courses of treatment. The office staff is equally friendly and efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar Running Late —    (Patient since Fri Oct 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Staff are always nice and courteous and Dr. Stopak is excellent but regardless of my appointment time, I am rarely, if ever, seen close to the specified time. For my most recent visit, I waited over 45 minutes. Staff needs to advise clients if the doctor is running late prior to their arrival and certainly while waiting. Far too much time is taken from the workday due to delays.


StarStarStarStarStar Punctual and great exam. Thank you! —    (Patient since Wed Dec 02 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Punctual and great exam. Thank you!


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional, excellent dr, I have been se... —    (Patient since Thu Jun 23 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very professional, excellent dr, I have been seeing him over 20 years.


StarStarStarStarStar Great visit! Friendly and informative.  —    (Patient since Wed Dec 13 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Great visit! Friendly and informative.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is very thorough and caring. He exp... —    (Patient since Thu Dec 03 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Stopak is very thorough and caring. He explains things in detail and is compassionate. His staff is also very friendly.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak never disappoints —    (Patient since Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have seen Dr Stopak for years! I have always had a pleasant experience in his office, but most of all I fully trust his expertise.


StarStarStarStarStar Really loved my experience at with Dr. Luthra -... —    (Patient since Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Really loved my experience at with Dr. Luthra -- he clearly explained my diagnosis and course of treatment, and I felt very comfortable asking him questions and with his care decisions.


StarStarStarStarStar I was treated with great respect and had to wai... —    (Patient since Thu Oct 20 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was treated with great respect and had to wait in the waiting room for only a few minutes before being taken to the examining room where a technician deftly completed the first stages of my annual eye exam. I was relieved to find that not much had changed. Dr. Stopak came in for the rest of the exam after my eyes had fully dilated. As always he was informative and answered each of my questions with clear details. I left feeling a bit bleary eyed but happy to leave having spent less than an hour at the office. Not the usual case for some of my visits to the doc. Thanks.


StarStarStarStarStar Friendly, courteous and professional staff supp... —    (Patient since Mon Nov 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Friendly, courteous and professional staff support a cadre of first-rate physicians with broad expertise.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak and all staff were knowledgeable, att... —    (Patient since Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr Stopak and all staff were knowledgeable, attentive, and personable as usual.


StarStarStarStarStar I had excellent care, however, I had a negative... —    (Patient since Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I had excellent care, however, I had a negative experience relating to my insurance. When I initially called to make an appointment I asked if my insurance was accepted by the office. Upon arrival, I gave my insurance card to the front desk, and I was not told anything. It wasn't until I met with the tech that I was told I would have to pay out-of-pocket. At this point, my appointment had already started, and I couldn't cancel. I had to call my insurance after my appointment to see how I will be able to pay for my visit. If the information provided had been made clear to me from the initial call I made, my expenses would have only resulted in a co-pay.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Late opening :( —    (Patient since Wed Nov 16 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Although my appointment was lovely, I had to wait in the hallway with the rest of the early morning patients ( maybe 6 of us) as the door to the office was locked. Many of the patients were older; some had driven quite far and had to use the restroom. It would have made the early appointment more enjoyable if the office had been open closer to our appointment times.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Had to wait a bit, but staff was very helpful, ... —    (Patient since Thu Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Had to wait a bit, but staff was very helpful, and cordial.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience! —    (Patient since Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I was very impressed with their friendliness, hospitality, and professionalism.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak has given my wife and I exemplary vi... —    (Patient since Mon Nov 06 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Stopak has given my wife and I exemplary vision care for more than a decade, and we are very grateful for his outstanding expertise and gracious patience with us.


StarStarNo StarNo StarNo Star The office staff is terrible. —    (Patient since Thu Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Columbia Eye Associates needs better office staff is an immediate must! Dr. Stopak is ok, but he definitely needs to change his office staff as soon as possible.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Patients of Dr. Stopak... —    (Patient since Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Stopak for around 20 yrs - since coming to the US. We have found his professional services to be excellent. Fixing an appointment online while out of the country has always been difficult and have not been successful so far, getting no response to our email requests.


StarStarStarStarStar Great service, great care, couldn't be better! —    (Patient since Mon Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Great service, great care, couldn't be better!


StarStarStarStarStar Great practice, and Dr Luthra is wonderful. —    (Patient since Fri Oct 06 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Great practice, and Dr Luthra is wonderful.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Excellent but Tardy Service —    (Patient since Fri May 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra is superb, he takes time to explain everything in detail, and his expertise and commitment come through clearly. I have great trust in him. However, he always runs far behind in his appointments. And his staff never acknowledged me in the over 30 minutes I sat in the waiting rom after arrival.


StarStarStarStarStar I love the office staff and the doctors are gre... —    (Patient since Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

I love the office staff and the doctors are great!


StarStarStarStarStar Fantastic office and I can't say enough about D... —    (Patient since Wed Dec 02 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Fantastic office and I can't say enough about Dr. Luthra! He is the best - has real depth in his speciality. Really knows his stuff, personable, caring. He is just delightful. Everyone there is patient-focused. Linda is amazing! She is very conscientious and really goes the extra mile.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been a patient of Dr. Stopak for years. ... —    (Patient since Thu Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr. Stopak for years. He is always very attentive, listens to what I have to say, & we talk about whatever issues I may be having with my eyes. (Nothing serious, at all, thank goodness!) Anyway, I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Stopak. The only negative is sometimes I have to wait for quite a while; this time, for example, it was about an hour after my scheduled appt. when I finally got taken back to an exam room. I had nothing better to do that day, so it didn't really matter. Just a comment.


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional as well as personal service a... —    (Patient since Wed Jul 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very professional as well as personal service and care


StarStarStarStarStar Great empathy and sense of professional compete... —    (Patient since Thu Aug 17 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Great empathy and sense of professional competence.


StarStarStarStarStar My first visit was excellent - Dr. Luthra was v... —    (Patient since Mon Aug 14 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

My first visit was excellent - Dr. Luthra was very thorough, clear, and helpful. He carefully examined my vision, made sure I understood his recommendations, and gave me a referral for new glasses. The office staff was helpful and welcoming.


StarStarStarStarStar Checkup visit on 8/10 —    (Patient since Thu Jul 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Great visit... arrived 30 minutes early and was seen early! Loved that.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Thu Jul 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr Sam Stopak always gets 5 stars. He is patient, takes his time, does a thorough exam, does not stress over things, and does not over prescribe anything that is unwarranted.


StarStarStarStarStar Great firm and support staff! —    (Patient since Thu Aug 03 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Great firm and support staff!


StarStarStarStarStar Top Notch Doctors and staff, I can see why they... —    (Patient since Fri Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Top Notch Doctors and staff, I can see why they are rated as one of the top doctors in the Washington, DC area. I would recommend them to anyone with eye needs.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Great service, long wait —    (Patient since Thu Jun 09 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The quality of service received at Columbia Eye Associates is always exceptional. The doctors provide feedback as they do your exam and suggest options for Lasik, varying contacts, and other services without being pushy. Unfortunately I was not seen by the doctor until 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment start time which was frustrating.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is one of my favorite doctors. He i... —    (Patient since Mon Jun 26 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Dr. Luthra is one of my favorite doctors. He is smart, attentive, and has a terrific bedside manner. He instills confidence and comfort and his medical advice has always been spot-on.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Luthra is a caring physician! —    (Patient since Thu May 18 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Dr Luthra is a caring physician!


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional and efficient —    (Patient since Tue May 02 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Very professional and efficient. Doc knows his stuff.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra was great! He saw me quickly, diagno... —    (Patient since Thu May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Dr. Luthra was great! He saw me quickly, diagnosed me quickly, and prescribed me antibiotics quickly! Got to love that efficiency, and he was incredibly friendly and genuine. Glad I found him :)


StarStarStarStarStar Very nice and well run practice —    (Patient since Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very nice and well run practice. Professional but also kind and prompt service. Happy to recommend.


StarStarStarStarStar Professional. Pleasant staff. Dr. Stopak info... —    (Patient since Fri Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Professional. Pleasant staff. Dr. Stopak informative and knowledgeable.. A good listener. Excellent communication skills.


StarStarStarStarStar This practice is highly recommended and is an a... —    (Patient since Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 MST 2017)

This practice is highly recommended and is an amazing experience every appointment or contact with them.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak's office continues to excel. —    (Patient since Mon Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

My wife called for an appointment to coincide with my scheduled appointment and the staff was able to schedule her in within a half-an-hour of mine. The staff was uniformly helpful and pleasant. Dr. Stopak was very friendly, unhurried and interested in our eye health. Overall, a very good visit.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is Knowledgeable and Charasmatic —    (Patient since Mon Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is a knowledgeable and charismatic doctor. He has taken good care of the eye health of everyone in our family of five. He works well in handling sophisticated issues like shingles on the cornea to making our teenagers enjoy going for their annual eye exam. He answers all our questions and explains the process carefully. We highly recommend Dr. Rajiv Luthra.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is a personable, knowledgeable, and ... —    (Patient since Wed Mar 30 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak is a personable, knowledgeable, and encouraging doctor. I always look forward to my annual checkup with him.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is very professional, kind, a great ... —    (Patient since Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Dr. Luthra is very professional, kind, a great listener, objective, and thorough


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience! —    (Patient since Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

I was greeted by friendly and courteous staff. Everyone that worked with me was genuinely nice! I was treated like a person and given all the facts and recommendations - I felt like I was given all the necessary information to plan for my cateract surgery. My experience with Dr. Stopak and the rest of the entire staff was refreshing.


StarStarStarStarStar Very good doctor. Very good facilities  —    (Patient since Fri Apr 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very good doctor. Very good facilities


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak is our favorite opthamologist; we und... —    (Patient since Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr Stopak is our favorite opthamologist; we understand htat he will have emergencies even if they occasion us ro become antsy.... we recommend him to anyone who asks us.....


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak is friendly, thorough, and knowledgab... —    (Patient since Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Dr Stopak is friendly, thorough, and knowledgable. I'd recommend him to anyone.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

As usual, Dr. Stopak was very attentive, listened to my concerns, and provided a solution to my issue. I have been going to him for several years and highly recommend him.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Love the photo from Hating all over the office, I would have much Preferred seeing Dr stopak I felt brushed off by his partner and rushed out of the office, With Dr stopak Eye care I had a great experience with him felt care for And got the treatment I came for.


StarStarStarStarStar Personal interaction basis for professional act... —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Personal interaction basis for professional activity (Dr. and staff alike) much appreciated.


StarStarStarStarStar Very efficient and competent.  —    (Patient since Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Very efficient and competent.


StarStarStarStarStar The dotor is very skillful and reliable. I hav... —    (Patient since Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The dotor is very skillful and reliable. I have been his patient for the last 25 years and once every year I had him check my eyes.


StarStarStarStarStar Polite and efficient front office coupled with ... —    (Patient since Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Polite and efficient front office coupled with excellent medical attention.


StarStarStarStarStar Happy Team, Great Doctor —    (Patient since Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

The whole team is very nice here and Dr Luthra is especially good at explaining each condition, procedure and outcome. He did a fantastic job on my husband's cataracts surgery.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience! My appointment was on time, t... —    (Patient since Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Great experience! My appointment was on time, the doctor explained the issue and answered my questions. I can't stress enough how pleased I am about no wait and being on time for this visit! Everyone is busy and waiting for an appointment is always a hassle.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra was very welcoming! —    (Patient since Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Luthra was very welcoming!


StarStarStarStarStar Always reliable and professional —    (Patient since Fri Jan 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I am a long time patient of Columbia Eye Associates and have never had a bad experience and outstanding results. The worst that could be said is that Columbia Eye Associates on rare occassions have been behind appointment schedules because the Doctors had taken longer in surgery. I see that as caring for those they care for and when needed they are not rushed by schedules in order to deliver positive outcomes.


StarStarStarStarStar Nice Experience at Columbia Eye Associates. —    (Patient since Fri Feb 24 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Nice Experience at Columbia Eye Associates.


StarStarStarStarStar Review from Valerie Denney —    (Patient since Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I have been coming to Columbia Eye Associates for about 4 years, My experience has been nothing but positive. The staff is courteous, knowledgeable and dedicated. I also have nothing but praise for Dr. Stopak. He is excellent at what he does. He always takes the time to explain everything and make sure I totally understand. He is very dedicated and caring.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Care, Front Office Staff was very pro... —    (Patient since Tue Feb 21 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Excellent Care, Front Office Staff was very professional excellent customer service


StarStarStarStarStar My most recent annual eye exam with Dr. Stopak ... —    (Patient since Thu Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

My most recent annual eye exam with Dr. Stopak went very smoothly, as always. Office staff were professional and pleasant; my exam occurred at the scheduled time, with no wait; and the actual exam and my time with Dr. Stopak were completely satisfying.


StarStarStarStarStar This note is not about my last visit, although ... —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

This note is not about my last visit, although twice now I have contacted the office by phone and the person whom is answering the phone as the receptionist has been close to curt in answering questions, generally not helpful nor supportive as receptionist that I have encountered in other doctor's office. You might want to take note. As today, the 9th of February, this person when I requested a copy of my last visit (the prescription results) asked for $20.00 charge for this easily electronically transferred information. When I asked to speak to another office person, I was sent to a phone and requested to leave a message (no answer). Not good customer service nor what was once experienced from the Doctor's Stopak, I am sorry to say. Thanks for providing an opportunity for my comments. Mike Welsh mikew@takomaparkmd.gov


StarStarStarStarStar It was a great experience. The technician and t... —    (Patient since Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2017)

It was a great experience. The technician and the doctor were very knowledgeable, nice, and explaining. I wish to say the same about the receptionist who basically shacked her head at me when I approach her with a question regarding my visit. I asked her if it was noted in the system that I was there not for a routin eye exam and before I finished my question, she interjected with "why are you her here then" whit a head shake. I mean, I am not very sincitive but I can tell when someone is being rude to me.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is a kind person who listens to his ... —    (Patient since Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Stopak is a kind person who listens to his patients. I have never felt that he was rushing through my appointment and took the amount of time necessary to do a thorough examination and answer all of my questions. I highly recommend him!


StarStarStarStarStar This was my first visit and absolutely loved th... —    (Patient since Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2017)

This was my first visit and absolutely loved the doctor!!!!!!!


StarStarStarStarNo Star Please be sure to stay on top of your links, so... —    (Patient since Tue Jan 10 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Please be sure to stay on top of your links, so that there is no confusion regarding eligibility for insurance. You were very responsive in fixing the problem.


StarStarStarStarStar Professional, fast and fun! —    (Patient since Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Professional, fast and fun!


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Everyone is exceptionally pleasant and professional.


StarStarStarStarStar i have never received more wonderful and comple... —    (Patient since Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

i have never received more wonderful and complete heath care than i have with Dr Stopak!!!! it is very easy to see why he is the BEST!!!!! I recommend him to everyone i know!!!! Thank you so much!!!!


StarStarStarStarStar I have been a patient of Dr Stopak for many yea... —    (Patient since Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr Stopak for many years. He and his staff are very personable, knowledgeable and I have confidence in their work. I strongly recommend them to any one seeking an opthalmologist.


StarStarStarStarStar Twenty Years of Wonderful Service —    (Patient since Mon Dec 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I am a twenty year patient of Columbia Eye Associates. I had lasik in 1999 and my eyes are still as good (20/20) as the time it was done. I go every year for monitoring, and I am confident any problems I ever have will be handled with professionalism and success. When I go to Columbia Eye Associates, I fee like I am visiting family.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. —    (Patient since Mon Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Have been seeing Dr. Stopak for more than 30 years and my eyes have been well taken care of. He is courteous and extremly friendly, which makes an office visit a pleasure.


StarStarStarStarStar All the staff here are very helpful. Faith a... —    (Patient since Thu Dec 03 00:00:00 MST 2015)

All the staff here are very helpful. Faith assisted me during my visit with Dr. Stopak.


StarStarStarStarStar I have found it difficult to stick with one oph... —    (Patient since Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have found it difficult to stick with one ophthalmologist in the past.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star Lack of Follow-up —    (Patient since Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Since the prescribed medication for my eye infection was quite expensive, the pharmacist called your office to see if there was an alternative. She was told you'd call back after consulting with the doctor. According to the pharmacy, there was never a call back, which they find is quite unusual. I ended up using Neosporin antibiotic ointment around my eyes and it eventually cleared up.


StarStarStarStarStar Great visit as usual —    (Patient since Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2016)

As always, ,everything went quite smoothly. No questions were left unanswered and I never felt rushed.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is thorough, thoughtful and kind! ... —    (Patient since Fri Nov 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is thorough, thoughtful and kind! I definitely recommend Columbia Eye Associates :)


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is excellent. I have been very plea... —    (Patient since Tue Feb 23 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is excellent. I have been very pleased with his care and his practical approach. His staff is friendly and courteous and very responsive.


StarStarStarStarStar Your online presence is effective. It remained ... —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Your online presence is effective. It remained me about the need to program an appointment and make a good follow up.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is phenomenal. He's incredibly perso... —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is phenomenal. He's incredibly personable and took his time answering all my questions.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Luthra is the best! —    (Patient since Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I love Dr Luthra - he's informed, informative, honest, and compassionate


StarStarStarStarStar Very friendly and efficient staff, and Dr. Stop... —    (Patient since Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Very friendly and efficient staff, and Dr. Stopak took his time with me discussing all of my questions and concerns. Great demeanor and very capable. I have found my new eye doc.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent care, on time, friendly staff —    (Patient since Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent care, on time, friendly staff


StarStarStarStarStar Online Fail!  —    (Patient since Thu Sep 10 00:00:00 MDT 2015)

Online Fail! Twice I received email notification saying I was due for a checkup. I was asked to submit days and times that would work, which I did. The notification said someone from our office will call to arrange your (my) appointment. Nobody called. Finally I called the office and made an appointment. Your system is not working. Why bother having it if it doesn't yield results?


StarStarStarStarStar Service Quality —    (Patient since Wed Oct 12 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The operation is professional and efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra goes above and beyond! —    (Patient since Thu May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I've been dealing with a chronic eye issue that suddenly became more urgent. It's been hard to find the right doctor but using a combination of ZocDoc and my elite ninja Google skills I came upon Columbia Eye Associates and Dr. Luthra and was impressed with his background and the consistent and positive review of the practice. Dr. Luthra not only gave me a really thorough rundown of what is really going on with my cornea but also made me feel like my treatment mattered to him. He has an impressive background but more importantly genuinely seems to care and also has the kind of curiosity many doctors have had pummeled out of them by the day in day out realities of seeing patients and dealing with insurance headaches and paperwork. We're still working on a long term treatment plan but there's a lot of improvement and honestly, especially with their office being so close to my work and the office staff greeting me warmly every time, I don't even mind going in every week like I have to right now. Great guy and great practice and I'm lucky to have found them!


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Always professional and efficient as usual. Dr. Stopak was unusually delayed but able to focus immediately. Nikki and Tamika were reassuring and skilled.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Thank you for the excellent and prompt attention.


StarStarStarStarStar I was very disappointed to learn the cost of cata... —    (Patient since Wed Sep 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was very disappointed to learn the cost of catarac surgery. I have several friends who have had this surgery and paid nothing since it was covered by medicare and their supplemental insurance. I don't understand why there is such a difference.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Wed Sep 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

My time with Dr. Stopak was fine but somewhat a wait that was quite long.


StarStarStarStarStar Outstanding! —    (Patient since Mon Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I feel extremely well taken care of here and the practice is very well-run. Dr. Luthra takes the time to really explain things and he seems to love his work.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Mon Sep 12 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

.The visit was handled promptly and professionally. Absolutely no complaints


StarStarStarStarStar Great Doctor —    (Patient since Fri Sep 09 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Great service by a very professional Doctor. No wonder he is considered one of the best in the area.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent eye doctor —    (Patient since Thu Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been seeing Dr. Stopak for years. He has always been very professional & thorough in his exams of my eyes & takes the time to answer all my questions. Would highly recommend him.


StarStarStarStarStar Waiting too long  —    (Patient since Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Waited 20 minutes to get to exam room and another 20 once I got there. My time is just as valuable as yours.


StarStarStarStarStar Problems making appointments —    (Patient since Fri Nov 20 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I had problems with no response to emails I sent concerning my appointment. I sent a request to change my appointment to columbiaeyedc@gmail.com. I never got a response. This has happened before.


StarStarStarStarStar Satisfied Client —    (Patient since Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra is quite accomplished in his field. I have a complicated history of eye surgeries in different countries and he listened and responded appropriately. His staff was professional. I appreciated that he took his time and did not appear rushed.


StarStarStarStarStar Thanks for a quick and efficient examination. Doctor took the time to discuss all my concerns. ... —    (Patient since Thu Jul 28 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Thanks for a quick and efficient examination. Doctor took the time to discuss all my concerns.


StarStarStarStarStar I highly recommend Dr. Stopak.  —    (Patient since Thu Jul 28 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I highly recommend Dr. Stopak. Friendly office staff. Was seen on time. Got a great explanation of the exam and my options. I couldn't be more satisfied.


StarStarStarStarStar Top service in every area.  —    (Patient since Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Was very pleased with the entire staff on everything from their courteous and professional behavior to their patience on making sure to thoroughly explained everything regarding my treatment. The only issue was there was an hour wait past my appointment time which then had me recover a ticket. 😞


StarStarStarStarStar New patient/great service —    (Patient since Thu Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was a new patient and CEA was able to see me same-day and with a good resolution to my case.


StarStarStarStarStar Efficient, polite, and explained my issues very well.... —    (Patient since Thu Jul 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Efficient, polite, and explained my issues very well.


StarStarStarStarStar Very friendly and professional staff... —    (Patient since Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very friendly and professional staff


StarStarStarStarStar Great Experience.  —    (Patient since Thu Jun 09 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Had a great experience yesterday with Dr. Stopak and I feel much more confident about my decision to get laser correction. I would recommend Columbia to anyone considering it themselves.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I always eagerly anticipate my visits to Columbia Eye Associates, most particularly because of the care and commitment to my vision needs as provided by Dr. Samuel Stopak and the friendly and helpful attitude of the administrative staff.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star  —    (Patient since Mon Jun 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I m a new patient with Dr Sopak. At the time of making the appointment the doctor's office confirmed that he accepts my insurance. When I was done they charged me extra $ 60 saying that the Dr only accepts insurance for the vision part of the service and not eye examination. It is absurd. I was very clear that I wanted the appointment for regular eye check up (to be undertaken after 2 years). The Dr's office wasn't transparent about the insurance coverage. I am sorry I am very dissapointed!


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star  —    (Patient since Mon Jun 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I m a new patient with Dr Sopak. At the time of making the appointment the doctor's office confirmed that he accepts my insurance. When I was done they charged me extra $ 60 saying that the Dr only accepts insurance for the vision part of the service and not eye examination. It is absurd. I was very clear that I wanted the appointment for regular eye check up (to be undertaken after 2 years). The Dr's office wasn't transparent about the insurance coverage. I am sorry I am very dissapointed!


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Fri Jun 03 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra, his partner Dr. Stopak, and their staff are the best. I came to see them because I had conjunctivitis / pink eye - but will now use them as my Ophthalmologists going forward. I highly recommend them!


StarStarStarStarStar Great office, fast and courteous service. Great bedside manner from the Dr. and the front office s... —    (Patient since Thu May 26 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Great office, fast and courteous service. Great bedside manner from the Dr. and the front office staff are top notch.


StarStarStarStarStar Very efficient practice. Dr. Luthra is very knowledgable and I feel like my eyes are in good hand... —    (Patient since Tue May 24 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very efficient practice. Dr. Luthra is very knowledgable and I feel like my eyes are in good hands with him.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent service from both Dr. Stopak and his assistant. The wait was a bit longer than usual, b... —    (Patient since Thu May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent service from both Dr. Stopak and his assistant. The wait was a bit longer than usual, but I did have a last minute appointment.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Wed May 18 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I think scheduling could be a little better. I waited longer than I should have because of "people ahead of me". I waited 20 minutes to be seated, then I waited 20 minutes to be seen.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue May 10 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The staff was very pleasant and professional and, of course, so too was Dr. Stopak. It ain't broken, so don't fix it.


StarStarStarStarStar Annual Eye Exam —    (Patient since Fri May 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent care, highly professional.


StarStarStarStarStar Caring professionals —    (Patient since Thu Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Excellent staff providing professional and caring services


StarStarStarStarStar Great Optometry Practice —    (Patient since Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Have been going for three years now and I have always had an excellent experience with Dr. Luthra and the staff. Everyone is courteous and friendly.


StarStarStarStarStar Welcome to Columbia Eye Associates! —    (Patient since Thu Apr 28 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I am very pleased by my experience with Columbia Eye Associates. The staff was welcoming and clear regarding directions for getting registered, this being my first visit to Columbia Eye Associates. I also want to compliment the clarity of the forms I was asked to fill out. The young woman who did the initial examination was most efficient, readily answered any questions I had, and was also friendly, this last quality being very important to me. I instantly liked and felt comfortable with Dr. Luthra. He's outgoing, knowledgeable, not nonsense and yet most personable. I came away with what I took to be a clear assessment of my eyes at this point. In short, my whole experience was superlative.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra was very professional and knowledgeable on my condition. ... —    (Patient since Mon Apr 25 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra was very professional and knowledgeable on my condition.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Luthra and his assistant Christine were both very thorough. I have a good understanding of the ... —    (Patient since Mon Apr 25 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr Luthra and his assistant Christine were both very thorough. I have a good understanding of the current situation of my vision based on their explanations.


StarStarStarStarStar Eye Recommend... —    (Patient since Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been a satisfied consumer for quite a few years - Dr. Stopak and the staff are consistently client-focused, patient and compassionate. It's great to be greeted in a doctor's office with a warm welcome, and not as an inconvenient visitor!


StarStarStarStarStar See This Office! —    (Patient since Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Quick attention, and well explained diagnosis. I had an urgent situation (eye injury) and was seen quickly. Dr. Luthra had great attention to detail, as did his med tech and office staff.


StarStarStarStarStar Love the personal care provided by Dr Luthra ... —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Love the personal care provided by Dr Luthra


StarStarStarStarNo Star I scheduled my apt through zocdocs for Dr —    (Patient since Tue Apr 12 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I scheduled my apt through zocdocs for Dr. Luthra and they started to show me to the other doctor in the office. After informing them of my choice, they set me up with Dr. Luthra as requested.


StarStarStarStarStar I was thoroughly pleased and totally satisfied with my entire visit —    (Patient since Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was thoroughly pleased and totally satisfied with my entire visit. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you. Bernadette


StarStarStarStarStar I like that I'm given options on my treatment. My whole family comes to this practice. —    (Patient since Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I like that I'm given options on my treatment. My whole family comes to this practice.


StarStarStarStarStar I found them to be very professional. knowledgeable, and courteous. The wait time was very short —    (Patient since Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I found them to be very professional. knowledgeable, and courteous. The wait time was very short. They also supply plenty of time to talk about your ailments.


StarStarStarStarStar Everyone is always friendly, professional, and courteous. —    (Patient since Thu Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Everyone is always friendly, professional, and courteous.


StarStarStarStarStar The appointment took longer than expected —    (Patient since Fri Apr 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The appointment took longer than expected. I was confused at the high cost and if I paid and submitted for insurance it would be a different price than if the office submitted the forms. There is more but I will think about those issues for a while.


StarStarStarStarStar Sam's the Best Eye Doctor in the DMV —    (Patient since Thu Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I've been seeing Dr. Sam Stopak for over 25 years now. He helped me though some scary issues in the early '90s and performed my Lasik surgery in the late '90's. I've been seeing 20/20, or better, ever since. Always a pleasure to see him for check-ups to hear just that, too. :-)


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional- entire staff —    (Patient since Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very professional- entire staff


StarStarStarStarStar Best Opthamology Team in DC! —    (Patient since Mon Mar 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Best Opthamology Team in DC! I have a special medical issue therefore I have additional tests to take each year. These are handled well and expeditiously. Both opthamologists have my trust.


StarStarStarStarStar Doctor was great. Wait time was too long —    (Patient since Mon Mar 14 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Doctor was great. Wait time was too long. I arrived early and had already submitted all documents online beforehand via zocdoc so there were no requirements for me when I walked in. Just hand my insurance card for a copy. Waited about 45 minutes after appointment time.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Luthra's passionate commitment to providing the best possible outcomes for glaucoma prevention and treatment are outstanding. His approach his both professional and personal.


StarStarStarStarStar Christina was very professional and explained everything very well while completing the... —    (Patient since Mon Mar 02 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Christina was very professional and explained everything very well while completing the pre-session expeditiously. Dr. Luthra was his usual friendly and helpful self, explaining our options and providing details on the outcome of our tests.


StarStarStarStarStar Thanks for taking care of my eyes. —    (Patient since Thu Feb 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Thanks for taking care of my eyes.


StarStarStarStarStar Pleasant and reassuring visit. I thought I had a detached retina, but luckily did not —    (Patient since Fri Mar 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Pleasant and reassuring visit. I thought I had a detached retina, but luckily did not. My condition thoroughly explained.


StarStarStarStarStar My only problem is that phone calls are not returned —    (Patient since Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

My only problem is that phone calls are not returned. When calling to make or change an appointment almost always you are diverted to voicemail and those messages never lead to a call back.


StarStarStarStarStar I think Dr. Stopak is the best ophthalmologist I have ever seen —    (Patient since Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I think Dr. Stopak is the best ophthalmologist I have ever seen. I had lasiks, including mono vision, 11 years ago and both eyes are still perfect. Dr. Stopak saw me on an emergency basis, so I understood the wait. Also he spends as much time as necessary with every patient. I have with hesitation referred to many others.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent first experience with the practice. Very excited to have found them! —    (Patient since Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Excellent first experience with the practice. Very excited to have found them!


StarStarStarStarStar I did not realize that it would be two months before I could have cataract surgery and then a... —    (Patient since Wed Feb 24 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I did not realize that it would be two months before I could have cataract surgery and then a month between surgeries until the end of the visit. I wish that I had known this before the visit.


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Wed Feb 24 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I appreciate the over 20 year history I have with Dr. Stopak.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. L was great —    (Patient since Thu Feb 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. L was great. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends! So glad I've found a great opthamalogist!


StarStarStarStarStar His attention was very simple, fast and revealing! He let me and my Dr —    (Patient since Thu Feb 04 00:00:00 MST 2016)

His attention was very simple, fast and revealing! He let me and my Dr. Michael West to understand what to do next.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star Nobody explained me about my insurance, just took money for nothing —    (Patient since Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Nobody explained me about my insurance, just took money for nothing


StarStarStarStarStar  —    (Patient since Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Everyone was professional, from receptionist to nurse to doctor. I appreciate all of them giving me as much time as I wanted to understand the test results and future considerations.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience —    (Patient since Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Personalized thorough service.


StarStarStarStarStar Good no nonsense experience. Will go back again if needed —    (Patient since Wed Jan 27 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Good no nonsense experience. Will go back again if needed. I went in without appointment for a recent eye infection that was not improving - the reception team took care of me immediately.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been seeing the professionals at Columbia Eye Associates since inquiring about refractive... —    (Patient since Fri Jan 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been seeing the professionals at Columbia Eye Associates since inquiring about refractive surgery. While i was a candidate they suggested I defer because I would likely be a candidate for cataract surgery. I became qualified within a year and have since had both eyes corrected with excellent results. I continue to age for some reason :) and the Doctors have adjusted my care as needed. I am very pleased with the overall care.


StarStarStarStarStar Great office visit, as always —    (Patient since Thu Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is excellent, and his office staff are first-rate. I always feel completely informed and up to date concerning the condition of my eyes and status of my vision following my annual visits to Dr. Spopak, which I've been undertaking for several years, now.


StarStarStarStarStar Thorough and nice.  —    (Patient since Thu Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Enjoyed the front office vibe. And Dr. Luthra was engaging and enthusiastic, even though he was super busy.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is a fine surgeon with a great, deserved reputation —    (Patient since Wed Jan 13 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is a fine surgeon with a great, deserved reputation. During my cataract surgery, he discovered zonular weakness -- a rare circumstance that few ophthalmologists encounter. He, however, has done so quite a few times. He knew what to do and had the required non-standard lens and capsular tension ring at hand. Thanks to his experience, this did not become an emergency! Even better, he is attentive, explains everything, and makes sure you leave with all questions answered. His helpful and supportive attitude is outstanding -- he even provides direct contact information should issues arise after hours. The office staff is first rate in all aspects. You simply cannot find better eye care than this.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak and his staff are excellent with patient care —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr Stopak and his staff are excellent with patient care


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is amazing. He took the time to throughly examine my eyes and explain my condition —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is amazing. He took the time to throughly examine my eyes and explain my condition. The receptionist was very helpful by letting me know how much I could expect to pay out of pocket at checkout. The entire staff was pleasant and knowledgable. I will definitely recommend this practice to my friends and famiky.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience overall! —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Great experience overall!


StarStarStarStarStar I have seen Dr Stopak for over 20 years, from wearing glasses to contacts and ultimately LASIK 7... —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have seen Dr Stopak for over 20 years, from wearing glasses to contacts and ultimately LASIK 7 1/2 years ago. I have felt very well cared for and could not be happier about LASIK. My vision improved from 20/400 to 20/15 without any side effects or vision reduction during this time.


StarStarStarStarStar Columbia Eye Associates provides excellent eye care and the staff could not be more friendly —    (Patient since Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Columbia Eye Associates provides excellent eye care and the staff could not be more friendly. I have already recommended them to family and friends.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent ! Efficient and on time. Would definitely refer relatives and friends.  —    (Patient since Wed Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Excellent ! Efficient and on time. Would definitely refer relatives and friends.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent practice —    (Patient since Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Of any medical practice in the DC area, this is by far the best. The staff is helpful and courteous, and Dr. Luthra is top-notch.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been going to this office for over 25 years as a patient of both Dr Stopak and Dr Luthra... —    (Patient since Thu Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I have been going to this office for over 25 years as a patient of both Dr Stopak and Dr Luthra and have been very pleased with the outstanding care. Most recently, Dr Luthra performed cataract surgery on my eyes. My eyes presented unusual challenges, but the end result has been wonderful. Dr Luthra is a very skilled eye surgeon who carefully explains what is going on and makes sure that all of my questions are ansered.


StarStarStarStarNo Star The front desk associate was wonderful! —    (Patient since Wed Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The front desk associate was wonderful! I did have to fill out a lot of forms (since it was the first time) but I wasnt taken into a room till 30 minutes after my appt time.


StarStarStarStarStar Very pleased —    (Patient since Tue Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I have been using Columbia Eye Assoc. for several years. I am always very pleased with my experience.


StarStarStarStarStar Eye Examination  —    (Patient since Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The doctor and his staff were very professional. Everything was explained to concerning my options for taking care of my current vision situation.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent —    (Patient since Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The purpose of the appointment with Dr. Luthra was to discuss and schedule my first catharact surgery. Dr. Luthra was patient and understanding about my nervousness, my questions, and concerns. He answered all the questions and we discussed issues surrounding the surgery, the process, the technology, the material used today to make the lens, and the advances in laser technology. Dr. Luthra provided me also with the name and email address of a patient who underwent this same surgery. I plan to contact her. I went to this appointment with hesitation and was nervous regarding the January and February 2016 surgeries. I came away feeling very confident and secure with Dr. Luthra and that I had made the correct decision. Thank you very much. Loreta


StarStarStarStarStar Professional and friendly team —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Everyone on the team knows their stuff and is a pleasure to talk with.


StarStarStarStarStar A very professional and warm staff —    (Patient since Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2015)

A very professional and warm staff. The doctor was thorough and took his time explaining everything to me.


StarStarStarStarStar The doctor was friendly and just great. I also liked the staff which was very welcoming. —    (Patient since Fri Dec 04 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The doctor was friendly and just great. I also liked the staff which was very welcoming.


StarStarStarStarStar Highly recommend this practice. —    (Patient since Thu Dec 03 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I have been going here for about three years and have been very impressed with the practice and staff. The facilities are spotless, the staff is very kind and you can ask multiple questions without being "talked down to." Glad I made the switch from a previous provider. I don't understand the negativity and haters on Yelp and Google reviews for this practice. Guess you can't please everyone and one of every three people is always unhappy in life about something.


StarStarStarStarStar I was referred to Dr. Luthra from my PCP, Dr —    (Patient since Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I was referred to Dr. Luthra from my PCP, Dr. Ileana Esperaguerra due to migraine head aches I have been having. I was told that Dr. Luthra could get me in within two hours, which I thought was wonderful given I was a walk-in and a new patient. I asked the receptionist if I could take the forms with me to fill out while I waited. She gave them to me and said she may even be able to get me in sooner than what they originally anticipated. I filled out the forms and within 10 minutes was called back by the PA. Dr. Luthra was incredibly friendly, provided ample information and good feedback on my migraine issues. I felt like he wasn't pressed for time and truly took my concerns to heart. Overall, I was so impressed with the service I received and I would highly recommend this office to others. Thank you thank you!


StarStarStarStarStar Professional and Office Staff are Excellent and Pleasant —    (Patient since Wed Nov 25 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Luthra is always pleasant, patient, informative and thorough. In addition, office staff are very competent, efficient and helpful - thank you all.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is truly a Top Doc —    (Patient since Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is truly a Top Doc. I have been a patient of Columbia Eye Associates since the 90's and Dr. Stopak has guided me through many of the important life stages of vision. I am completely satisfied with the high quality care i receive at every visit and the efficiency and smiles of the staff. Thank you Columbia Eye Associates for great care and doing an amazing, important job!


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak has an intelligent and practical approach and explains things well —    (Patient since Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak has an intelligent and practical approach and explains things well. He does not push unnecessary treatments or prescriptions. I have gone to him for several years, and he is always pleasant. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an ophthalmologist.


StarStarStarStarStar It was excellent service no waiting and was quick. —    (Patient since Fri Dec 11 00:00:00 MST 2015)

It was excellent service no waiting and was quick.


StarStarStarStarStar Columbia Eye Associates and Dr. Stopak —    (Patient since Mon Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr. Stopak for over two decades and I have always been impressed by his professionalism and his knowledge. He is always careful to explain the results of the examination and to advise me of potential issues. Further, his staff has always been well-trained, courteous, and helpful. You couldn't go to a better eye clinic.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent care, as always. —    (Patient since Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Excellent care, as always.


StarStarStarStarStar I don't like having a TV set on in the reception area. Too noisy. —    (Patient since Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I don't like having a TV set on in the reception area. Too noisy.


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional. Staff very courteous. —    (Patient since Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very professional. Staff very courteous.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is one of the rare breed of doctors who takes patient care to the highest levels —    (Patient since Mon Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is one of the rare breed of doctors who takes patient care to the highest levels. I have been coming to see him for more than 20 years and recommend him, and his practice without reservation.


StarStarStarStarStar Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. —    (Patient since Wed Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar I always have a great visit when I go in for appointment at Columbia Eye. The office staff and Dr —    (Patient since Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I always have a great visit when I go in for appointment at Columbia Eye. The office staff and Dr. Luthra always treat me very nice and in a professional manner.


StarStarStarStarStar Always a pleasure to be in the care of Dr. Luthra —    (Patient since Wed Dec 02 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Always a pleasure to be in the care of Dr. Luthra. He is very professional and also kind and empathic. I recently had cataract surgery and could not be more pleased with the treatment and result.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been a patient of Dr Stopak for a number of years & can't say enough good things about his... —    (Patient since Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been a patient of Dr Stopak for a number of years & can't say enough good things about his medical care. PLUS his staff is exceptional!! I highly recommend his practice.


StarStarStarStarStar Very friendly, professional staff —    (Patient since Thu Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Very friendly, professional staff. I was a new patient at the time of my visit and immediately felt at home with the group. Dr. Luthra is exceptionally clear and very comprehensive in his diagnosis/treatment. I strongly recommend this practice.


StarStarStarStarStar The doctor was very nice but he did not provide as much information as I would have liked —    (Patient since Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 MST 2016)

The doctor was very nice but he did not provide as much information as I would have liked. He indicated that he would give me a good site that would explain more about my condition but did not give it to me. May have been an oversight.


StarStarStarStarStar Just moved to DC and it was my first visit to Dr. Stupak —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Just moved to DC and it was my first visit to Dr. Stupak. I was comfortable with how thorough he was in understanding my history and priorities. The staff was professional and friendly.


StarStarNo StarNo StarNo Star I scheduled my appt with ZocDoc and the receptionist didn't have a record of it —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I scheduled my appt with ZocDoc and the receptionist didn't have a record of it. I arrived at 8:30 for an 8:30 appointment and didn't leave the office until after 10am. They dilated my eyes at maybe 8:45 and then I waited until nearly 10am to see Dr. Stopak. He answers direct questions very inefficiently, and talks a lot about things that were unrelated to my inquiry. Generally he seems unfocused but still takes forever. Finally, the office called me the next day to ask about a prescription for contacts that I never asked for and was never placed. The one prescription for an eyedrop that was prescribed will probably be screwed up as a result. Every time I come here the wait is atrocious, even for appointments first thing in the morning; I won't be coming back.


StarStarStarStarNo Star The treatment is excellent and Dr —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

The treatment is excellent and Dr. Stopak takes that time necessary to completely address all concerns and options.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star Really really late. Inconvenient and not explained why —    (Patient since Fri Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Really really late. Inconvenient to me as my schedule the rest of the day was late as a result. Reason for delay was not explained why. Staff was nice however that did not make up for such a long wait. Also I was billed $60 for a piece of paper Rx for glasses. I will be following up with the office as I don't think that should be the case and haven't been charged this in the past. I have been a patient for many years.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Stopak's reputation in the Washington, DC area medical community is aa one of best and finest ... —    (Patient since Thu Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Dr Stopak's reputation in the Washington, DC area medical community is aa one of best and finest opthamologist/eye surgeons. As his patient my experience with cataract surgery and continu ed follow up through the years confirms this. Midst his obviously fine hones surgical skills, his demeanor is professional, respectful,, informative and gentle for which I greatly asppreciate.


StarStarStarStarStar I feel grateful that Dr. Stopak is my doctor and that he has such a great medical team.  —    (Patient since Thu Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I feel grateful that Dr. Stopak is my doctor and that he has such a great medical team.


StarStarStarStarStar I think Dr. Luthra is an excellent ophthalmologist —    (Patient since Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I think Dr. Luthra is an excellent ophthalmologist. I have been seeing him for a chronic eye condition for the past few years and would highly recommend him to others. His bedside manner is very soothing and his sense of humor and charm reduce the stress of a visit to the doctor's office.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience, the wait was minimal and understandable - I will be back! —    (Patient since Thu Mar 16 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Great experience, the wait was minimal and understandable - I will be back!


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent office, staff is helpful and friendly and Dr. Stopak is great! —    (Patient since Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent office, staff is helpful and friendly and Dr. Stopak is great!


StarStarStarStarStar Everyone was pleasant. Wait was a bit too long —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Everyone was pleasant. Wait was a bit too long. Doctor and his assistant were very helpful, courteous, and generous with their time. I'm still waiting on a call back (24 hours later) about an insurance issue...


StarStarStarStarStar It took 15 min —    (Patient since Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

It took 15 min. or more to hand me the papers I needed to fill (which the receptionist said I needed to do)after mentioning my arrival at the counter. After waiting for about 10 min. when I went up and requested the papers, she was not particularly polite and asked me to wait longer.


StarStarStarStarStar Good Experience —    (Patient since Thu Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The entire process was a good experience


StarStarStarStarStar I have always been very happy with Dr. Stopak and all the staff at this office —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I have always been very happy with Dr. Stopak and all the staff at this office. They are all so friendly, efficient, informative, and, as is sometimes necessary, very patient with me!


StarStarStarStarStar Very professional and efficient.  —    (Patient since Wed Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Stopak and his staff are very professional and efficient. I was in and out of their offices in a half hour


StarStarStarStarStar Great staff, Dr. Stopak is great! —    (Patient since Tue Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Dr. Stopak answered all of my questions thoroughly.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

My appointment experience was excellent and more than met my expectations. Dr. Stopak is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent service —    (Patient since Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Columbia went out of its way to do the right thing. After initially telling me that I should not come in because the appointment I had made several weeks earlier was not on the books, Shauna arranged for me to be seen at the time I scheduled. My wait time was short. Both the nurse and Dr. Luthra were professional and efficient. Everyone went out of their way to make it work -- and work well.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak —    (Patient since Tue Feb 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is excellent in explaining various options available for treatment and has a long view as well. Also, if there's an emergency (e.g., something in my eye) Columbia always gets me in.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Luthra is greatHe explains in simple languageHas good bedside mannersWill definitely... —    (Patient since Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr Luthra is great He explains in simple language Has good bedside manners Will definitely recommend him to family and friends


StarStarStarStarStar My employee called before hand to see if they could fit me in and they did. I absolutely love Dr —    (Patient since Wed Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2015)

My employee called before hand to see if they could fit me in and they did. I absolutely love Dr. Luthra he is the best. He even called and check on me after I got home. I will definitely go back to him!


StarStarStarStarStar Helpful staff —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Staff was very helpful when I could not locate my health insurance card. I found it at home and sent a photo of it to them.


StarStarStarStarNo Star America's Shitty Health Care —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

So, my co-pay was $30. Then there is a quick contract that states $60 for a eye prescription check up. I signed no, but then I might have said a verbal "yes" to the eye doctor. My co-pay jumped from $30 to $90. Um, I guess the rent needs to be paid for these doctor. Other than that, everything was GREAT. One day everything will make a little more sense. I pay $340 out of my pocket for Health Insurance, and I wish that covered the eye exam. But it doesn't, and that lets the saltiness just ooze out of me. I wish the itemized area for eye exam stated: My Medical Bills are expensive as fuck, and this is why there are a bunch of extra cost! It's not this doctors office, it's me wishing the $340 I spend with Blue Cross Blue Sheild would stretch a little further. I'm gonna go vote now. Maybe one day things will change.


StarStarStarStarStar Had eye infection, and was treated the same day. Most appreciated... —    (Patient since Wed Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Had eye infection, and was treated the same day. Most appreciated...


StarStarStarStarNo Star Perfectly fine —    (Patient since Fri Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Perfectly fine check up. Would have preferred not waiting so long, but Dr. Stopak was not rushed with me and I appreciated his concentration on my visit.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been seeing Dr. Stopak for years —    (Patient since Thu Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have been seeing Dr. Stopak for years. He is always professional & takes time necessary to explain what is going on with my eyes & what I need to do. His staff is also very friendly & professional.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been going to Columbia Eye for many years.. —    (Patient since Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I have been going to Columbia Eye for many years...even though I moved to Anne Arundel county (2008) I still come into DC for my eye check-ups, etc. because of the services I receive and the manner in which they are administered. I recommend them highly --doctors and staff!


StarStarStarStarStar Outstanding Opthamologist. —    (Patient since Fri Mar 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Staff were terrific. Very caring and efficient. Dr Stopak explained my condition and options for treatment. He was thorough and was not rushed, as many physicians are, and very personable.


StarStarStarStarStar I have had excellent care from Dr. Stowpak and his staff for over twenty years. —    (Patient since Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I have had excellent care from Dr. Stowpak and his staff for over twenty years.


StarStarStarStarStar felt pressured but that could be because the office was running behind schedule.  — 

felt pressured but that could be because the office was running behind schedule.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra and his staff are fantastic! — 

Dr. Luthra and his staff are fantastic!


StarStarNo StarNo StarNo Star I was promptly seen by the nurse, but I had to wait an hour before Dr. Stopak came in —    (Patient since Thu Oct 27 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was promptly seen by the nurse, but I had to wait an hour before Dr. Stopak came in. I arrived at 2:20 for a 2:30, and finished at 4:10. This has been an issue in the past. This undercuts the value of Dr. Stopak's capable expertise.


StarStarStarStarStar It was early (9:15), but everyone was cheerful and pleasant —    (Patient since Thu Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

It was early (9:15), but everyone was cheerful and pleasant. Busy, but stopped what they (2) were doing and greeted me warmly. There was not much of a wait (5 minutes) after filling out paperwork. Christina was great in prepping me in advance of seeing/meeting Dr. Stopak in the patient room. THANKS for a positive session! Robbie Curry


StarStarStarStarStar My experience with the Columbia Eye Associates has been excellent in every way.  —    (Patient since Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 MST 2016)

My experience with the Columbia Eye Associates has been excellent in every way.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is an excellent opthamologist. He is thorough, attentive, and very pleasant —    (Patient since Thu Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra is an excellent opthamologist. He is thorough, attentive, and very pleasant. I would unreservedly refer him to my family and friends.


StarStarStarStarStar This is a really warm and friendly office.  —    (Patient since Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

This is a really warm and friendly office.


StarStarStarStarStar Staff was helpful and the doctor very professional —    (Patient since Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Staff was helpful and the doctor very professional


StarStarStarStarNo Star The new policy of not filing insurance claims is annoying —    (Patient since Fri Jun 17 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The new policy of not filing insurance claims is annoying. I don't mind having to pay up front, but physically handling the paper, finding where I have to send it, etc., is unusual for me and easier done by someone for whom it is routine.


StarStarStarStarStar I went to Dr. Stopak for him to evaluate an injury to my eye —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I went to Dr. Stopak for him to evaluate an injury to my eye. He performed several tests and then proposed a treatment plan along with explaining how my injury was not threatening my eyesight. He was very professional in his approach. I would recommend him to my family and friends/


StarStarStarStarStar I don't volunteer recommendations, but if we had a friend in need, I would certainly recommend... —    (Patient since Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I don't volunteer recommendations, but if we had a friend in need, I would certainly recommend your practice!


StarStarStarStarStar Always a pleasure .. —    (Patient since Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Always a pleasure ... As I learn some thing new and of course I laugh and it disapates the anxiety of a eye exam


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Dr. Luthra is wonderful!!! HIs sense of humor is delightful! I felt so confident about my eye exam due to his professionalism and expertise. What a magnificent and caring physician. Definitely the best ophthalmologist in my experience! The staff is very friendly and thoughtful. I simply love going there for my eye care.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Doctor who gives personal care. —    (Patient since Thu Jun 23 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent Doctor who gives personal care.


StarStarStarStarStar Always professional and courteous service. —    (Patient since Wed Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Always professional and courteous service.


StarStarStarStarStar I was squeezed in without an appointment and was very grateful. —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I was squeezed in without an appointment and was very grateful.


StarStarStarStarStar Unexpectantly facing more care due to aging eyes. Materials provided for me tot understand  —    (Patient since Fri Jul 22 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Unexpectantly facing more care due to aging eyes. Materials provided for me to understand are helpful.


StarStarStarStarStar I appreciate not feeling rushed by the doctor and him taking time to discuss my questions and... —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I appreciate not feeling rushed by the doctor and him taking time to discuss my questions and explain my evaluation.


StarStarStarStarStar Annual exam —    (Patient since Mon Jul 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

My visit was prompt, efficient and thorough.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience all-around. Glad I went.  — 

Great experience all-around. Glad I went.


StarStarStarStarStar I've been a patient of Dr —    (Patient since Mon Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I've been a patient of Dr. Rajiv Luthra at Colombia Eye Associates for several years and do not think I could get better care anywhere else. A physician myself, from the front office, to the nursing assistants, to Dr. Luthra, the care that I have received has been consistently excellent. I give five stars to Columbia Eye Associates.


StarStarStarStarStar Great place for eye care! —    (Patient since Fri Aug 19 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Great place for eye care!


StarStarStarStarNo Star Dr. Stopak is very personable and thorough —    (Patient since Mon Jun 08 00:00:00 MDT 2015)

Dr. Stopak is very personable and thorough. His advice and procedures are tailored to the individual patient. I was extremely apprehensive about cataract surgery in 2013, but he talked me through it, and the surgery was actually enjoyable. I am actually looking forward to my other cataract appointment in two weeks. Piece of cake.


StarStarStarStarStar Shawna,on Dr —    (Patient since Thu May 26 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Shawna,on Dr. Stopak's Staff, handled a revision to my 2014 "Examination" Report in a very expeditious and professional manner.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr Luthra  —    (Patient since Mon Jun 27 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr Luthra was very engaging. The team was very pleasant. Everything was explained thoroughly and understandable.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent —    (Patient since Fri May 06 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Excellent from start to finish.


StarStarStarStarStar Counsel with the Doctor was outstanding and done in plain language —    (Patient since Mon Feb 15 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Counsel with the Doctor was outstanding and done in plain language. It established superior level of service.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Extremely pleasant technician, who was upbeat, friendly, informative, and just delightful — 

Extremely pleasant technician, who was upbeat, friendly, informative, and just delightful. It makes all the difference in creating a warm, welcoming environment!


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent visit —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Wasn't sure what to expect but treated quite put me at ease. Can't ask for much better since wss excellent to begin with.


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star Dr. Dismissed my request and gave me so much pressure to do lasik —    (Patient since Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Dismissed my request and gave me so much pressure to do lasik. I was not comfortable and myrx was not really better. Than before


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra has been excellent —    (Patient since Thu May 12 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra has been excellent. He is genuinely concerned and is always available to speak to me about the situation.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent —    (Patient since Mon Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Everyone is very professional and pleasant. I feel very confident in the care and appreciate the explanations I get to any questions I ask.


StarStarStarStarStar I was seen by a nurse ten minutes after coming in  — 

I was seen by an assisitant ten minutes after coming in however it took 45 mins after my appt time to be seen by the dr.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent service, eye status and options were well explained.  —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Excellent service, eye status and options were well explained.


StarStarStarStarStar Ellen's feedback. — 

Pleasant, informative and efficient.


StarStarStarStarStar My appointment was for 3:15. I arrived 30 minutes early. I did not see the Doctor until 4:45 —    (Patient since Tue May 17 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

My appointment was for 3:15. I arrived 30 minutes early. I did not see the Doctor until 4:45. At one point the assistant apologized and thanked me for being patient. She explained that the Doctor would see me next. In fact two more patients were seen before I was. Care is excellent but this time I felt the wait was excessive.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak and the office staff are all professional. —    (Patient since Mon Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak and the office staff are all professional.


StarStarStarStarStar Always exceptional service —    (Patient since Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Always exceptional service


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star The worst — 

If you want to wait and wait and wait go there


StarStarStarStarNo Star Only concern is that there is too much waiting time —    (Patient since Wed Apr 27 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Only concern is that there is too much waiting time. First, to get in to a room and second to see Dr. Stopak. I was there over an hour.


StarStarStarStarStar It was a very nice experience —    (Patient since Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

It was a very nice experience


StarStarStarStarStar What "proper greeting" are you talking about? When I arrived the front desk person was head down,... —    (Patient since Wed Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

What "proper greeting" are you talking about? When I arrived the front desk person was head down, doing something else.When I asked about insurance, she was kinda aloof, until I submitted my questionnaire and wrote all caps that I understood ENGLISH. (I am Asian, in this country since 1969. There was NO explanantion of insurance options. I had to emphasize that Medicare should be the primary insurer, not my Anthem insurance. But, after my exam, she seemed friendlier, maybe because she realized I wasn't a dumb immigrant.She was not helpful either about the refraction cost associated with my visit. What's so hard about saying, "you can call your secondary insurer and find out how tio submit a claim." One can be polite and helpful without being overly smiley and fakely enthusiastic. If I came dressed in office wear, would i have been treated better? I WILL refer this office because Drs. Stopak and Luthra are excellent doctors and should not suffer bec. of office staff.


StarStarStarStarStar Awesome first visit. Dr. Luthra is extremely knowledgable and thorough. —    (Patient since Thu Jun 02 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Awesome first visit. Dr. Luthra is extremely knowledgable and thorough.


StarStarStarStarStar The staff was nice to me and the Doctor was very thorough in explaining my eye problem —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

The staff was nice to me and the Doctor was very thorough in explaining my eye problem. I like the Doctor because he smiles.


StarStarStarStarStar Satsisfaction —    (Patient since Mon Feb 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have been seeing Dr. Samuel Stopak for the last 30 years. Even though I live in France and New York I come to Washington DC to have my annual check-ups done by Dr. Stopak. I am very satisfied with his professional service.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is tops. I would never go elsewhere. The staff is lovely. —    (Patient since Thu Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak is tops. I would never go elsewhere. The staff is lovely.


StarStarStarStarStar I was treat Friendly and Profecional. —    (Patient since Thu Jan 21 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I was treat Friendly and Profecional.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra was really great... I appreciated how he asked questions and also answered all of mine — 

Dr. Luthra was really great... I appreciated how he asked questions and also answered all of mine. I felt like I had the best eye examine in years!!! They also seem to have a great follow up program that I am eager to experience as well.


StarStarStarStarStar Cheerful Office —    (Patient since Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak is a great resource and clinician, who takes time with each patient, gives clear explanations and suggestions, and makes you feel like a part of your own health care team. his staff is friendly and helpful, a pleasant change from many other medical practices.


StarStarStarStarStar It is a lovely office with extremely competent staff. —    (Patient since Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2015)

It is a lovely office with extremely competent staff.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is the best! —    (Patient since Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Luthra is the best! He is very knowledgable and a great doctor!


StarStarStarStarStar No complaints whatsoever! —    (Patient since Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I trust my doctor and always have a positive experience.


StarStarStarStarStar highly recommend —    (Patient since Tue May 31 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I highly recommend Dr. S, as he was highly recommended to me.


StarStarStarStarStar Very positive and informative visit. Glad to have a regular eye doctor.  —    (Patient since Wed Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Very positive and informative visit. Glad to have a regular eye doctor.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Samuel is excellent Dr.  —    (Patient since Thu Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Samuel is excellent Dr.


StarStarStarStarStar Review —    (Patient since Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak was recommended to me by my primary doctor several years ago and I have always liked and trusted his treatment.


StarStarStarStarStar I had no issues with the eye exam —    (Patient since Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I had no issues with the eye exam. I think it was fine but it was frustrating that my financial options were not explained to me until the end when I had to Pay out of pocket. I had no idea that was going to be the case since presented my insurrance and thought I was only Going to provide a copayment. Really despointed.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent service overall and Dr. Luthera is a fantastic physician. —    (Patient since Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Excellent service overall and Dr. Luthera is a fantastic physician.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is engaging and professional —    (Patient since Tue Jan 10 00:00:00 MST 2017)

Dr. Stopak is engaging and professional. I trust him with my eyesight completely and he is comprehensive in his examinations and in his information sharing. Thank you, as always!


StarStarStarStarStar The staff are very friendly and accomodating. They provide excellent customer service. —    (Patient since Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The staff are very friendly and accomodating. They provide excellent customer service.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is wonderful. Very caring and he explains any issues in an understandable manner.  —    (Patient since Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is wonderful. Very caring and he explains any issues in an understandable manner.


StarStarStarStarStar I had a very effective and efficient visit. Dr —    (Patient since Mon Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I had a very effective and efficient visit. Dr. Luthra was very knowledgeable and explained everything and great detail. When I left, I felt like I accomplished a great deal and had a good idea of the next steps needed to complete my procedure.


StarStarStarStarStar I felt that I needed to see Dr. Luthra. I phoned and was given an appointment that afternoon —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I felt that I needed to see Dr. Luthra. I phoned and was given an appointment that afternoon.I felt that the technician doing much of the testing, may have been new to the machines. I was confused as to what was happening. Another lady in the office finished the testing on me. Dr. Luthra is quite good .


StarStarStarStarStar very pleasant and efficient out front.doctor very thorough and easy to talk to —    (Patient since Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2017)

very pleasant and efficient out front. doctor very thorough and easy to talk to. answered all questions. it was my first visit.


StarStarStarStarStar visit on Feb 18, 2015 —    (Patient since Mon Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Stopak is an outstanding physician! He is thorough in his examinations and in his explanations. He has my full trust. Herb Rosenbleeth


StarStarStarStarStar My appointment was at 10:00 AM. I sat in the room for over 45 minutes waiting to see Dr Stopak —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

My appointment was at 10:00 AM. I sat in the room for over 45 minutes waiting to see Dr Stopak. I eventually left at 11:00 AM to make another doctor appointment.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak and his team have the patient's interest and concerns uppermost in mind —    (Patient since Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak and his team have the patient's interest and concerns uppermost in mind. And that's what counts.


StarStarNo StarNo StarNo Star Took too long to be seen. —    (Patient since Thu Jun 09 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Took too long to be seen.


StarStarStarStarStar Columbia Eye Asdociates doctors abd staff operate on the element of humanity —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Columbia Eye Asdociates doctors abd staff operate on the element of humanity. They are extremely caring and thorough, unlike some entities which are clinical abd neutral.


StarStarStarStarStar There was a fire drill in the middle of the appointment. It was unplanned —    (Patient since Thu Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2016)

There was a fire drill in the middle of the appointment. It was unplanned. I returned to office and got back before the office staff. Dr. Stopak was there so we finished up. The nurse trainee did not do a good job with my eye test. Dr. Stopak redid and the results were different, and more inline with the previous exams. There has been some change in my vision but it was not dramatic. The manual test process is not very accuate. Dr. Stopak used the optical maching.


StarStarStarStarStar I've been seeing Dr —    (Patient since Wed Jan 17 00:00:00 MST 2018)

I've been seeing Dr. Stopak for years, only he was able to treat my specific needs (and I've seen plenty of others). Even though I moved from the area I have continued to see Dr. Stopak.


StarStarStarStarStar Absolutely first rate professionalism  —    (Patient since Tue May 31 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Absolutely first rate professionalism


StarStarStarStarStar Iwasimpressedwiththeserviceandtheprofessionalismofstaffmademyday —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Iwasimpressedwiththeserviceandtheprofessionalismofstaffmademyday


StarStarStarStarStar I was running very late and tried to call to ask if I should reschedule —    (Patient since Thu Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I was running very late and tried to call to ask if I should reschedule. I spent an extra 3-4 minutes being routed and leaving a message. I drove into town with my fingers crossed. Luckily for me, the doctor was running further behind than I was, so, for me, the wait was not terribly long. If I had been on time, it would have been a different story.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra and the staff are great —    (Patient since Wed Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra and the staff are great. I knew I was going to have to wait a bit when I shifted my appt.


StarStarStarStarStar the whole staff was great. knowledgeable. friendly. enthusiastic —    (Patient since Fri Aug 26 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

the whole staff was great. knowledgeable. friendly. enthusiastic. i walked away a customer for life!


StarStarStarStarStar Always a pleasant experience. Everyone is professional, friendly, and patient. —    (Patient since Thu Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Always a pleasant experience. Everyone is professional, friendly, and patient.


StarStarStarStarStar Very efficient and personable. —    (Patient since Mon Feb 15 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Very efficient and personable.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra —    (Patient since Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I appreciate knowing how my eyes change, or not, since the last visit. And his pleasant demeanor has a calming effect on me.


StarStarStarStarStar Interpretation of OCT —    (Patient since Mon Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Besides the routine tests (IOP, Visual Field) I undertook for the first time an OCT. Dr. Luthra explained how it shows thinning of the NFL in both the eyes This establishes that I have glaucoma which however has been diagnosed long back and placed on treatment. OCT will help in assessing progression of glaucoma as NFL changes are supposed to precede visual defects. For that the doctor said he would repeat these tests once in a year to compare and see if there is any further damage to the Nerve fibre layer. This should go along with accurate measurement of IOP and fields. I understood from the visit that the OCT shows anatomical changes while fields are the phisiological counterpart and the IOP the only factor that can be manipulated.


StarStarStarStarStar Terrific  —    (Patient since Thu Sep 07 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Excellent and full explanation of all the options and their positives and negatives. No pressure to have surgery, and in fact, set out for me all the reasons not to. Great doctor and practice.


StarStarStarStarStar Your practice was highly recommended and I see why. It was prompt, caring, and detailed —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Your practice was highly recommended and I see why. It was prompt, caring, and detailed. Thank you.


StarStarStarStarStar Great experience as always. —    (Patient since Thu Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Great experience as always.


StarStarStarStarStar Drs. Luthra and Stopak are the best. The front office team is too —    (Patient since Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Drs. Luthra and Stopak are the best. The front office team is too. I would recommend them to anyone.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra and staff are lovely!I am delighted that my daughter, Brooke Locke referred me :-)  — 

Dr. Luthra and staff are lovely!I am delighted that my daughter, Brooke Locke referred me :-)


StarStarStarStarStar I was entirely satisfied with my experience of consulting Dr Stopak —    (Patient since Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I was entirely satisfied with my experience of consulting Dr Stopak. I left reassured and with a new prescription for my eyeglasses.


StarStarStarStarStar No need for #3 because of type of visit —    (Patient since Thu Aug 17 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

No need for #3 because of type of visit


StarStarStarStarStar First visit —    (Patient since Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2015)

It was an excellent first visit. Professional, helpful, efficient and the tech and Dr. were great.


StarStarStarStarStar dr. explained every thing i needed to know,very caring.excellent bedside manner's. —    (Patient since Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2016)

dr. explained every thing i needed to know,very caring.excellent bedside manner's.


StarStarStarNo StarNo Star After receiving my initial eye drops to dilate my pupils, I waited an excessively long time to see... —    (Patient since Thu Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2013)

After receiving my initial eye drops to dilate my pupils, I waited an excessively long time to see Dr. Stopak


StarStarStarStarStar Sixteen Years Later —    (Patient since Mon Dec 12 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Sixteen years after Lasik by Dr. Stopak and my vision is STILL 20-20, at age 63 ! Amazing!


StarStarStarStarStar Though I was basically happy with the doctor, I was not happy about the expense side of things —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Though I was basically happy with the doctor, I was not happy about the expense side of things. An appointment that I had expected to be a $180 check-up ended up about $800! Also, the doctor said I could order my new contact lenses at the front desk and they would find me the best price. It is only because I checked the prices online and called to say that I would order on my that that I was informed that they were willing to price match if I found a better price. In fact, that happened to me twice. It did not leave me with a good feeling.


StarStarStarStarStar Great Experience —    (Patient since Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The experience was really great and I look forward to achieving all my goals as far as my dental health is concerned.


StarStarStarStarStar Great visit! —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

My overall visit was fantastic! I had a very nice visit. The staff was wonderful and despite the wait I received a thorough explanation of what was going on with my eye. The prescribed meds from Dr. Stopak are working well. I will be referring family and friends to this office.


StarStarStarStarStar Staff and doctor are very nice and relaxed, but super professional! The mood and attitude in the... —    (Patient since Fri Aug 25 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

Staff and doctor are very nice and relaxed, but super professional! The mood and attitude in the office is really nice


StarStarStarStarStar It's always a great pleasure to visit Dr —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

It's always a great pleasure to visit Dr. Stopak for my routine quaterly examination of my eye pressure. He is professional, experienced, and has my great confidence in his abilities as an opthomologist.


StarStarStarStarStar The customer service could not have been better. —    (Patient since Fri Jan 22 00:00:00 MST 2016)

The customer service could not have been better.


StarStarStarStarStar I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Stopak —    (Patient since Wed Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Stopak. I had lots of questions and he answered each one fully and with a complete explanation of my options. He is the best!


StarNo StarNo StarNo StarNo Star  —    (Patient since Tue Jan 05 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr Stopak and his staff were very knowledgable and happy to answer all my questions related to my up-coming cataract operation. I now feel confident that the surgery will be successful and I will be well care for.


StarStarStarStarStar Excellent-five stars —    (Patient since Tue Jan 05 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak and his staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and happy answer all my questions related to my up-coming cataract surgery. I now feel well informed and comfortable that the operation will be successful.


StarStarStarStarStar Shawna (sp?) was wonderful —    (Patient since Thu Nov 03 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Shawna (sp?) was wonderful


StarStarStarStarStar last visit —    (Patient since Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

just the best and most polite service in the world. always a pleasant visit keep up the good work and thank you david kline


StarStarStarStarStar LAST VISIT —    (Patient since Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2015)

as always i was treated like the king of england by the staff and doctor. always a pleasure tio visit you guys. thank you and keep up the good work david kline


StarStarStarStarStar The ophthalmologist was very good in explaining the problem. He was also very courteous.  —    (Patient since Fri Nov 20 00:00:00 MST 2015)

The ophthalmologist was very good in explaining the problem. He was also very courteous.


StarStarStarStarStar Efficient and Informative Visit —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I was processed in a friendly, competent, and efficient manner when I arrived. I have not been to the eye doctor in many years but the technician who gave me my eye exam gave me a good understanding of the results. In addition, Dr. Stopak gave me a good explanation of my treatment options. He did not promote surgery (which I wanted) but instead suggested a more prudent and less costly approach as my eyes were not as bad as I thought. Very honest (as he would make more money from surgery) - sadly, a rare thing these days!


StarStarStarStarStar Efficient and Informative Visit —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I was processed in a friendly, competent, and efficient manner when I arrived. I have not been to the eye doctor in many years but the technician who gave me my eye exam gave me a good understanding of the results. In addition, Dr. Stopak gave me a good explanation of my treatment options. He did not promote surgery (which I wanted) but instead suggested a more prudent and less costly approach as my eyes were not as bad as I thought. Very honest (as he would make more money from surgery) - sadly, a rare thing these days!


StarStarStarStarStar My Experience —    (Patient since Fri Feb 17 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I am a longtime patient. My experiences over more than a decade have without exception excellent. I regularly recommend this practice.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is so gifted and accessible —    (Patient since Fri Nov 04 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Dr. Stopak is so gifted and accessible. Even if I count myself among the squeamish about my eyes, i look forward to my check-up.


StarStarStarStarStar As I prepare to move to the West Coast, it is with great reluctance the I say goodbye to my friend... —    (Patient since Tue Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

As I prepare to move to the West Coast, it is with great reluctance the I say goodbye to my friend and terrific eye doctor Sam Stopak and his terrific team!!


StarStarStarStarStar excellent —    (Patient since Tue Apr 05 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

all was appropriately and well done


StarStarStarStarNo Star I appreciate the technological member engagement —    (Patient since Tue Sep 19 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

I appreciate the technological member engagement. I made not have follow up properly and within a timely manner with my visit had it not been for your text message. I like your postcard, don't get me wrong, but the text message stirred me to action. thank you


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak has been consistently excellent. —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak has been consistently excellent.


StarStarStarStarStar Everything was good. No wait, good service, great results. Cannot do better! —    (Patient since Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Everything was good. No wait, good service, great results. Cannot do better!


StarStarStarStarStar Great overall experience —    (Patient since Fri Oct 05 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I went to Columbia Eye Associates for a general eye exam. The staff was very friendly and informative, I didn't have to wait long, and Dr. Luthra was incredibly nice and helpful in explaining my options. Would definitely recommend!


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced, but also very personable —    (Patient since Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Luthra is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced, but also very personable. He took the time to explain my condition and put me at ease.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Stopak is a first-class doctor.... —    (Patient since Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Dr. Stopak is a first-class doctor and always patient to fully explain all issues. The office is staffed with warm and friendly people. I recommend without reservation Dr. Stopak and Columbia Eye Associates!


StarStarStarStarStar love you guys, but this is the second apt in a row that my actual time with the doctor was a full... —    (Patient since Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

love you guys, but this is the second apt in a row that my actual time with the doctor was a full hour past my allotted apt time.


StarStarStarStarStar I've seen Dr.Stopak for over 25 years and will continue.  —    (Patient since Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I've seen Dr.Stopak for over 25 years and will continue.


StarStarStarStarStar Nice to see smiles on staffs faces. Previous staff was not friendly. —    (Patient since Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Nice to see smiles on staffs faces. Previous staff was not friendly.


StarStarStarStarStar I had a great first experience at Columbia Eye Associates. Dr —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I had a great first experience at Columbia Eye Associates. Dr. Gross was very genuine, described every part of the exam and why, and was very thorough. He listened intently to my concerns and was detailed in his prognoses and steps forward.


StarStarNo StarNo StarNo Star Lasik —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I appreciated getting to meet the surgeon during my Lasik consultation, however, I did not feel like the staff who performed my consultation and eye tests were very professional or particularly well trained. The testing was not as rigorous as with the other place I ended up getting my surgery at, where they only do corrective eye surgery and not other procedures. Although the location was convenient for me, I didn't feel comfortable there because they do other plastic surgery procedures and Botox and the other place that specialized in Lasik had more experience and the staff was more professional and well trained. This place was not my healthcare's preferred provider, so it would have been more than 4 times as expensive to get Lasik here as compared to my preferred provider.


StarStarStarStarStar I have had excellent care from Dr. Stopak over many years. —    (Patient since Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2016)

I have had excellent care from Dr. Stopak over many years.


StarStarStarStarStar I forgot my sample drops. Is it possible 2 mail? Thanks excellent service —    (Patient since Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

I forgot my sample drops. Is it possible 2 mail? Thanks excellent service


StarStarStarStarStar I arrived at the office early and got to see the doctor a little before the scheduled time — 

I arrived at the office early and got to see the doctor a little before the scheduled time. The exam was very thorough, the explanations very clear and the options were explained in a way I could easily understand.


StarStarStarStarStar As always, my experience there was positive -- have also referred friends to Dr. Stopak. —    (Patient since Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

As always, my experience there was positive -- have also referred friends to Dr. Stopak.


StarStarStarStarNo Star Columbia Eye Associates regular eye exam —    (Patient since Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

The exam met my expectations.


StarStarStarStarNo Star It takes so long to get out of the waiting room. Arriving early does not help —    (Patient since Mon Oct 10 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

It takes so long to get out of the waiting room. Arriving early does not help. Seems doctors are running late even in the a.m.


StarStarStarStarStar I was able to understand what I need to do to keep my eyes healthy. —    (Patient since Wed May 17 00:00:00 MDT 2017)

I was able to understand what I need to do to keep my eyes healthy.


StarStarStarStarStar Even if you don't need your eyes checked go here to meet the nicest people.... —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

Even if you don't need your eyes checked go here to meet the nicest people....


StarStarStarStarStar I have already referred a friend. And the friend has also been happy with the service she received. —    (Patient since Wed Nov 25 00:00:00 MST 2015)

I have already referred a friend. And the friend has also been happy with the service she received.


StarStarStarStarStar I think I have finally found a wonderful Eye Doctor in Dr —    (Patient since Fri Feb 24 00:00:00 MST 2017)

I think I have finally found a wonderful Eye Doctor in Dr. Luthra and the staff was wonderful and very friendly. Thanks again and see everyone in six months. Jon


StarStarStarStarStar I have been with Columbia Eye Associates for a a year an half, I am extremely satisfied with the... —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I have been with Columbia Eye Associates for a a year an half, I am extremely satisfied with the staff and service. All the Doctors are very knowledgable and positive personalities.


StarStarStarStarStar My visit with Dr. Luthra went, as usual, very well — 

My visit with Dr. Luthra went, as usual, very well. He was thorough and explained my situation well. Time management was fine. His demeanor is professional and personable. Staff is friendly and proficient. Have been seeing Dr. Luthra for 2-3 years, and recommend him w/o reservation.


StarStarStarStarStar 6 month check — 

My visit with Dr. Luthra was excellent - thorough, with conditions and results well explained. Time management was fine. Dr. Luthra’s demeanor was, as always, professional and engaging. Staff is friendly and proficient. I have been seeing him for 2 - 3 years, and recommend him w/o qualification.


StarStarStarStarStar Dr. Luthra —    (Patient since Wed Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2015)

Dr. Luthra is very calming personality and explains thoroughly all aspects of examination and options.


StarStarStarStarStar Always appreciate Dr. Stopak's time and care. Have complete confidence in him. —    (Patient since Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

Always appreciate Dr. Stopak's time and care. Have complete confidence in him.


StarStarStarStarStar A little pricey than the rest. —    (Patient since Tue Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2015)

A little pricey than the rest.


StarStarStarStarStar Everyone was very polite and very helpful, and I felt that I was in great hands. —    (Patient since Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Everyone was very polite and very helpful, and I felt that I was in great hands.


StarStarStarStarStar I was concerned at first about the results in my right eye for which I had opted for the $3,300... —    (Patient since Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 MDT 2016)

I was concerned at first about the results in my right eye for which I had opted for the $3,300 lens, but the subsequent laser procedure improved things a great deal.


StarStarStarStarStar Great technical and social skills.  —    (Patient since Thu Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2018)

Great technical and social skills.


StarStarStarStarStar I have been totally satisfied with the level of professionalism displayed by my doctor and staff —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I have been totally satisfied with the level of professionalism displayed by my doctor and staff.


StarStarStarStarStar I had a great experience with Dr. Luthra and his staff. They were very kind and more than helpful —    (Patient since Fri Mar 23 00:00:00 MDT 2018)

I had a great experience with Dr. Luthra and his staff. They were very kind and more than helpful. I would definitely recommend my friend and family.


StarStarStarStarStar Outstanding professional service provided by personable and friendly staff. —    (Patient since Mon Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2016)

Outstanding professional service provided by personable and friendly staff.


StarStarStarStarStar I have always appreciated the quality of service from the practice and admire Dr —    (Patient since Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 1)

I have always appreciated the quality of service from the practice and admire Dr. Stopak's volunteer work in Haiti. He has my loyalty, especially after returning my "emergency" call 7 or so years ago when I was away from DC and experienced what was later diagnosed as a vitreous detachment. Based on my symptons, he explained what likely had happened, put me at ease and saw me the morning of my returned.


StarStarStarStarStar The long wait time was only because another doctor was out, and the doctor I was seeing was seeing... — 

The long wait time was only because another doctor was out, and the doctor I was seeing was seeing all of the patients. So, it couldn't be helped.