9/6/2011 – I’m writing this review mainly for the benefit of fellow Bruins (and to reiterate that Dr. Fouladian is a wonderful optometrist). I’ve been going to the eye doctor at Ashe for years (grad student, so I’ve been at UCLA forever). The optometrists there are decent, but you sometimes have to wait over a month to get a simple checkup. On the recommendation of a friend, I decided to try Dr. Fouladian. I was hoping to get an appointment within the same week, but he actually had two appointments available on the same day! Already a huge improvement!
Besides this, he was not nearly as rushed as the optometrists in Ashe, and I felt like he was genuinely interested in my life (i.e. the fact that I read A LOT of dictionary entries in tiny print, which is hard on the eyes!) so that he could help me decide what worked best for me.
One last incentive for Bruins (particularly poor grad students such as myself): he matches prices with 1-800-CONTACTS, so his contacts are less expensive than you get at UCLA. His office is close to campus, and using SHIP insurance is not a problem…I just gave him my student number, and I was all set.
And really, he’s just a very pleasant doctor. Even when he’s shining bright lights in your eyes!