Eye Gallery Optometry
Dr. Ioana Swikard
Great service and care! I truly feel I'm in good hands here!
Apr 27, 2017
Quick, efficient exam/visit
Apr 7, 2017
Great job and a nice, new office!
Apr 3, 2017
Excellent service always.
Mar 31, 2017
This was my first time seeing Dr. Swikard for an annual eye exam. The staff were very friendly from the start. They took me through the eye screening exam, which utilized top-of-the-line technology to analyze my eyes. Dr. Swikard was warm, enjoyable and knowledgeable. I did have to wait about 10-15 minutes for my exam (which is hardly a wait), but they kept me informed about delays and offered me water. I didn't have time to pick out glasses at the end of the visit. I came back at a later time and the front office lady helped me pick out glasses. She gathered a wide variety of options for me and made me feel comfortable when trying them on. Ultimately, a great experience and I will continue to see Dr. Swikard for check-ups.
Mar 31, 2017
Very nice competent staff. Good selection of frames. Overall a very good experience.
Mar 18, 2017
Thanks for fitting me in and for taking such good care of me!
Mar 14, 2017
Have had 16 years experience with Doc Swikard and would never go anywhere else!!! Top professional & 5 star person!!
Feb 17, 2017
Dr. Swikard is professional, very knowledgable and always makes me feel very well cared for..
Feb 7, 2017
Fantastic care and great office and staff.
Feb 2, 2017
Dr. S is very thorough and well prepared. Takes appropriate time to conduct exam and explain what's going on. Office seems to have up to date testing equipment. Staff is pleasant and professional.
Jan 31, 2017
The staff were very friendly and the appointment process smoothly moved between pretest and main test, which seemed to be efficient. Also the doctor's explanation was very clear and easy to follow.
Jan 30, 2017
Great first experience with Dr. Swikard and her team!
Jan 23, 2017
Very professional and friendly staff.
Jan 19, 2017
Love doctor Swikard. Always thorough, always ready to explain the procedures, and answer any question I've for her.
Jan 9, 2017
Dr. Swikard and her staff are excellent & thorough. I arrived early for my appointment, so my testing started early! Every test was explained & done with care and compassion. Their new location is bright, clean and pleasant. I enthusiastically recommend Dr Swikard and her whole staff without hesitation.
Dec 30, 2016
Very pleasant experience.
Dec 29, 2016
Dr. Swikard is a conscientious, patient oriented professional; who makes it a point to explain in detail her analysis and professional opinion regarding a patient's eye sight, past, present and future.
Dec 9, 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Swikard's for about 7 years. She and her staff are always very professional, and I feel like the quality of eye car I receive from her is top notch!
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Swikard and her staff were superb in getting me in on a moments notice and taking good care of me. Friendly and conscientious has always been my experience with her.
Nov 29, 2016
Prompt, friendly interactions. Very professional.
Nov 10, 2016
Great experience with good recommendations and very welcoming at the front desk!
Nov 3, 2016
I could not ask for a better eye doctor!!
Nov 2, 2016
Your new office is lovely! As always, I felt very well attended and enjoyed the professionalism of your staff and the fabulous high tech equipment. Thanks you for making it easy for me to reorder contacts and for your attention to honoring our appointment time. Great experience!
Oct 28, 2016
Beautiful, spacious new office. Staff is great and Dr. Swikard is takes a lot of pride in making her patients comfortable and knowledgeable on what all tests are through your exam visit.
Oct 25, 2016
This was my first visit and Dr. Swikard and her team were fantastic. From the time i showed up to helping me with new frame selection before leaving, they did a great job. Very comprehensive exam and a very friendly team.
Oct 4, 2016
Can't say enough about the great service, communication, and professionalism of this doctor and staff! I appreciate that Dr. Swikard listens to the needs that I have, and lays out options and costs involved. Each year, the service remains excellent!
Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Swikard was extremely thorough in the exam and explained exactly what each test results meant. She was also easy to talk to about my eye health concerns and addressed all my needs.
Sep 19, 2016
Excellent. A+ Like always.
Sep 8, 2016
Dr Swikard has been taking care of me for the past 6 + years. I love going to her. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything to you in a compassionate manner. It is wonderful to leave having a clear understanding what is going on with your eyes and what you can do. She does not solely rely on the equipment but takes the time to go manually through everything so nothing is missed. I will continue to go there and encourage everyone else to have her take care of their eyes. She is not about the money but about your eye care.
Sep 4, 2016
thorough, very competent, latest test and evaluation devices, excellent explanation of test results
Aug 30, 2016
I have been fortunate to have Dr. Swikard's services for about 10 years now. I have ALWAYS been very grateful to have her care and expertise as an eye care clinician. She is highly talented in her profession, very pleasant and caring, and very sensitive to my needs as a patient.
Aug 30, 2016
I was very impressed with the new technology that is available to diagnose any impending eye problems. I like the new location and the assistants that deal with the patient in the tests and on the administration. This was the best visit that I have had at Eye Gallery.
Aug 19, 2016
Thorough and efficient. Please send a summary report on to my primary Doctor (Dr. Joe Ramsdell at UCSD). Thx
Aug 11, 2016
No wait time, very thorough!
Aug 2, 2016
Great experience, as always!
Jul 28, 2016
Thank you Dr Swikard for your professionalism and caring approach. It is always a pleasure to visit your office.
Jul 26, 2016
Great experience! Everyone is so friendly.
Jul 11, 2016
YES ALL YOU GUYS INCLUDE DR SWIKART WERE GREAT I AM GLADE I CHANGED THE OLD DOCTOR I THINK I MADE THE RIHGHT CHOSE THANK YOU, CIAO GUY
Jun 17, 2016
Dr. Swikard did an amazing job of listening to me, treating my symptoms and scheduling a followup. I had been to another doctor prior to my visit and was treated dismissively and sent home with a follow up in three months. When my symptoms worsened, I came to see Dr. Swikard. Within a week I already began feeling better! She explained everything to me, every step of the way, giving me her full attention. I never felt rushed, even though my appointment was going long.
Jun 11, 2016
Love the new location of Dr. Swikard's office and everyone was very helpful. Congrats!
Jun 10, 2016
We love Dr Swikard My 3 year old went for the first time and she was so wonderful with him. She is thorough and I always feel well taken care of.
Jun 7, 2016
Always excellent service and care
May 19, 2016
I saw Dr. Swikard yesterday for bloodshot eyes. She conducted an exam, explained the problem and provided a treatment regime. As always, her advice was excellent - my eyes are already looking better. I've been seeing her for many years. She always provides solutions to my eye problems. With some doctors you walk out not knowing quite what to do next or what exactly the problem is. Dr. Swikard is the very opposite to this. Clear diagnosis and exact instructions on how to deal with the problem.
May 6, 2016
The new office is great and very inviting. The staff is very professional and was a pleasure to work with in selecting the right frame for me.
Apr 19, 2016
congrats on you new office!
Apr 7, 2016
I was able to get in to see Dr. Swikard same day for an emergent potential vision problem! She and her staff totally took care of me with a thorough exam and explanation of my symptoms. Thank you!!
Apr 5, 2016
Love the new office and will continue to refer new employees from the Fairgrounds to you.
Mar 28, 2016
more comfortable seating; chairs were uncomfortable and bench had no back support. magazines for reading while waiting would be helpful as well.
Mar 15, 2016
Thank You, Dr Swikard. Please call me when Sunglasses come back to your office. Thank You,John
Mar 11, 2016
Wonderful visit as always. Top notch care by friendly, competent folks.
Feb 4, 2016
I've been a patient of Dr. Swikard's for years and always feel that I am in good hands. Highly recommended!
Feb 2, 2016
Hi. My appt. time was 11:30; I arrived early. Dr. was with another patient and didn't get to me until 11:53. Perhaps it would have been better to schedule me for noon instead??
Jan 7, 2016
Always a positive experience! Excellent care in a warm environment. I have recommended you to many friends and will continue to do so.
Dec 31, 2015
Once again, I was very, very pleased with the quality of care I received during my annual eye exam...from the reception I received entering the office, during Dr. Swikard's thorough exam & helpful, detailed explanation of results, and ending with a plan for my continuing care! Thank you to the entire Eye Gallery Optometry crew!
Dec 26, 2015
It is a bit frustrating with all the extra charges- fitting fee for contacts that I already wear? We checked into another place in Solana Beach that works with the insurance- VSP and does not have the additional charges. My parents see Dr. Foyle and are happy with the high level of service and price with insurance.
Dec 17, 2015
I was about 10 minutes late (traffic) and everyone was understanding. Office staff is friendly and helpful. Dr takes her time to explain any questions I had.
Dec 15, 2015
The team working the front desk were very nice and welcoming.
Dec 10, 2015
Good selection of glasses, I could find any number that went well with my highlights in my hair ;) Seriously, enjoyed speaking with the staff, and glad to know, my eyes are fine, it was worth the time to dilate the eyes !
Nov 25, 2015
I've been coming here for about 8 years or so? Everyone is always nice, professional, efficient! The most important thing is I know I am getting a complete and thorough eye examination - gives me peace of mind.
Nov 19, 2015
I always look forward, no pun intended, to my eye doctor visits because Dr.Swikard is friendly and creative in her approach to resolving my vision issues. The office atmosphere is comfortable and efficient. Thanks for all that you do!
Oct 30, 2015
I was completely satisfied!
Oct 30, 2015
Always been a pleasure seeing Dr Swikard and staff. I appreciate the extra amount of time and attention they give. Super friendly office!!
Oct 29, 2015
I think I can get the frames made for less expense at other places...they just seem very expensive to have lenses redone compared to doing it someplace like costco. I am just being honest.
Oct 22, 2015
Service is wonderful, especially considering I have two little boys. I'm trying to get my husband to make an appointment :-)!
Oct 15, 2015
when I came back to the office I gave your business card to a co-worker.
Oct 13, 2015
It took more than six hours for the eyes to go back to normal after the dilation. I did not feel comfortable driving
Sep 19, 2015
If there's a comment on extra expense specifically for having contact lens, it would be better instead giving the info after the test. Other than that, it was a very good experience visiting here.
Sep 19, 2015
I appreciated the flexibility to change my appointment. I had to drive my wife for medical treatment that was scheduled with 3 days notice and I was able to change the time with no problem.
Sep 1, 2015