Dr. Faten Fares


Ottawa, Ontario Map External Link
Website: drfares.com External Link
Med. School:University of Montreal
Grad. Year: 1999

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 17 reviews. Dr. Faten Fares has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Optometrist-related: eye care, vision testing, eyeglasses, contacts
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5176997
13/02/14 5 5 5 5 Excellent Customer Service, Professionalism, Accuracy and Patience. I highly recommend Dr. Fares to all age groups.  Respond
RID: 4290805
25/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Fares and staff were professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Dr. Fares clearly explained various aspects of the optical examination process; this was important as I have optical challenges. After having gone to other optometrists I decided to return and am very satisfied that I did. Importantly, for those price sensitive, her prices are not the most expensive of optical services offered in the market today - they are fair, or a deal if you consider the quality of service received.  Respond
RID: 3635926
19/12/13 5 5 5 5 Excellent Optometrist; friendly and extremely professional with modern equipment. Very convenient location in a small strip mall with free parking. Offices are functional and unpretentious. Good quality glasses and contact lenses at reasonable prices. She is supported by a very competent and cheerful staff. For the past five yeas, my family and I have been extremely well served. I highly recommend her an her staff 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 3635771
19/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Fares as well as her staff always provides a very professional yet personable service. I highly recommend her without hesitation.  Respond
RID: 3626963
07/12/13 1 1 1 1 My recommendation would be to go to Costco or Laurier Optical instead of here. She charged me $100 for my initial eye examination, she just gave me a eye prescription. Since I was experiencing worse symptoms, I went back and she charged $40 for her screw up and gave me a higher prescription. I booked my appointment after reading reviews above, which was a big mistake. I don't mind paying extra for good doctor but I totally feel taken advantage of in this case. I didn't have a good experience with staff, they seem more automated than be empathic. I still have to buy glasses and my insurance only covers up to $200. 
Paid (or co-pay): $140
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RID: 2766946
13/08/13 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Fares and staff extremely knowledgeable and easy to deal with. My entire family are now her patients and I am quick to recommend her to anyone requiring competent optometry services.  Respond
RID: 2765776
13/08/13 5 5 5 5 Best optometrist and staff I have ever been to! Dr. Fares is just amazing! She takes time with her patients and explains everything very well! Definitely the best in town!  Respond
RID: 2740391
29/07/13 5 5 5 5 Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Dr.Fares is great, made sure I was informed, answered any questions or concerns I had. I'm very impressed with her and would recommend her to anyone. Great overall experience at this clinic.  Respond
RID: 2651462
17/05/13 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Fares by my girlfriend and I was extremely happy with the service provided. Dr. Fares was highly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly and she conducted my eye exam in a very thorough manner. Her staff were also extremely helpful and friendly and in fact, were able to provide me a brand new pair of glasses with new lenses within a half an hour! Overall, I had an excellent experience and I would strongly recommend Dr. Fares!  Respond
RID: 2613036
10/04/13 5 5 5 5 I have known Dr. Fares for several years. I have found her to be honest, accurate and professional in taking great care of my eyes. If she had not referred me to a specialist I would not have known about a serious life-long condition. As it turns out my husband also has glaucoma. We are the only patients in her practice with this issue. We need to see her every 6 months to monitor this. I would recommend her highly as feel truly cared for by her and her staff. I have also had glasses made and was extremely pleased with them. She can prescribe my medication which is a great help.  Respond
RID: 2602014
28/03/13 5 5 5 5 A friend recommended us to go to Dr. Faten Fares. She was really as good as our friend said she was. She took her time, didn't rush us, and the staff are very kind and helpful. Also, we didn't wait long in the waiting room for our appointment.  Respond
RID: 2576820
05/03/13 5 5 5 5 I have known Faten for 15 years. I worked with her in a Laser Eye facility where she was considered the best optometrist there and all of them were great! I have continued to follow her whereever she goes. Kind, helpful, accurate - she is the best! Staff is great too!  Respond
RID: 2568726
23/02/13 5 5 5 5 I thought these reviews were exaggerating, but I was wrong. Dr. Fares is by far the best optometrist I've been to, and that says something. She knew what she was doing, she made me feel "at home", and she was thorough with her exam - going so far as to test for various diseases (included in the eye exam), and even offering another test (with a $30 charge). The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, especially when choosing a frame. Many places will tell you everything looks good, just to make a sale, but at Dr. Fares' place they're honest, and you're sure to purchase the best frame for you. They made me feel like I'd been there thousands of times before; like I was an old friend. Dr. Fares Optometry = Perfection. Paid $175 for frames and $300 for lenses (my lenses are always expensive). 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2466656
05/11/12 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Fares through this website and am thrilled that we followed the recommendations of other patients. Dr. Fares is simply wonderful! She is professional, efficient, knowledgeable, personable, and has a warm sense of humour to boot. My four-year-old son and I had back-to-back appointments and were in the examining room for each others' exams. Dr. Fares was an absolute pro interacting with my son and it was amazing how she was able to put him instantly at ease. She completed his thorough exam very efficiently and he really enjoyed his experience. I couldn't give Dr. Fares a higher recommendation!  Respond
RID: 2453895
22/10/12 5 5 5 5 I had an issue with my eye and got referred to her by my Family Dr. Very happy with the results. From now on she is my 'official' Optometrist. 
Paid (or co-pay): $50
RID: 1486895
14/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Fares and her staff (Andre) are wonderful. Andre has a steel trap memory. Super service.  Respond
RID: 1404551
01/04/11 5 5 5 5 excellent service. takes time with patient. explains very well. 
Paid (or co-pay): $80
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