Dr. Robert Gole


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Website: yorkviewoptometric.com External Link
Practice: Yorkview Optometric Clinic...Dr. Robert D. Gole and Dr. N. Uddin
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. Robert Gole has a good 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: 5623928
08/07/14 5 5 5 5 I was very happy with the service, short wait times, so was surprised to read anything negative in the other reviews as our experiences over several years and multiple visits have always been positive. He is especially great with the kids. I know when we've needed glasses he has worked with us to stay within the budget, never pushed us at all. I especially appreciated today when I had multiple doctor visits booked with my kids he made sure we were able to make the next appointment, all without feeling rushed or hurried. I would recommend him without reservation. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 5599968
05/07/14 3 4 3 3
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RID: 5499873
29/05/14 2 1 1 3 Apparently they do not like to give you your prescription, even though it is required by law to give the patient their information. They expect that you should get the prescription filled at their office only. The prices are extremely high there and I personally like to shop around. I like Dr. Gole but he needs to respect his patients pocket and budget.  Respond
RID: 3635690
19/12/13 4 2 3 4 He is a good doctor but an even better sales man. He talked me into buying contacts that were more than I needed and more than I could afford. Medically he is fine just be careful with what he claims you need, it will be the most expensive thing they have.  Respond
RID: 2661972
24/05/13 1 1 1 3 He is a very good doctor and gave me easily the best prescription I have ever had. However, the staff is very pushy about purchasing *very* over priced contacts and glasses. He lied to my fiance about her contact lens needs, claiming that the only contacts that would suit her would custom made for $700 plus a $200 fitting fee. Additionally, the wait times are horrible...waiting over on hour for an APPOINTMENT without an apology is unacceptable once, let alone twice in a row. They also don't like to give you your prescription, despite being required to by law.  See Responses
RID: 2598553
24/03/13 5 4 5 5 I felt it was necessary to tell my experience at Yorkview Optometric clinic. I was a new patient and was pleasantly surprised. Dr gole was great, very knowledgable and made it very clear to me that my best possible vision was of the upmost importance. The staff were fantastic, they sat with me one on one and helped me choose an awesome pair of frames. I finally felt like I was actually being given the best choice of lens for my budget. I can't say enough of about the staff. Everyone I came into contact with were pleasant and willing to offer their help. If you care about your eyes and vision then your only choice of family eye should be Yorkview!!  Respond
RID: 2597988
23/03/13 5 5 5 5 Yorkview Optometric is a excellent place to go for all your vision concerns! My son had a terrible case of shingles on his face and in around his eyes, Dr. Gole was able to see us immediately. When we arrived his staff was very courteous, and friendly. Dr. Gole was very thorough in examining my son and explained in detail what to expect, and what to do in the following days. Dr. Gole also personally followed up with us to enquire about my son! I would definitely recommend Dr.Gole! 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2567002
21/02/13 5 5 5 5 The staff at Yorkview Optometric Clinic were very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. I brought my elderly mother in for her eye exam and she was treated with great respect and gentleness. Dr. Gole was wonderful with her and I was very impressed with his "bedside manner" and knowledge. I will recommend Yorkview Optometric to all of my friends and colleagues.  Respond
RID: 2566063
20/02/13 5 3 5 5 Enjoyed the whole process. I hear this is probably one of the most technologically advanced clinics in the region. They have all the equipment to look after my bad eyes. The appointment was delayed somewhat as there were some emergency patients but the staff AND the doctor took the time to explain it to me.  Respond
RID: 2550672
04/02/13 5 4 5 5 I'm a long time patient here and find the Doctors and staff very helpful and knowlegeable. I have purchased glasses from another location once and would never do that again. Cheaper is not better when it comes to my vision. Good quality lenses is important and my Doctor knows what works best for me. I would recommend Yorkview to everyone.  Respond
RID: 2548042
01/02/13 4 4 5 5 Knowledgable and state of the art equipment. Best glasses yet. Compared pricing and the other places tried to switch the lens. Would recommend to all.  Respond
RID: 2535266
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RID: 1728580
04/03/12 2 3 5 5 The eye doctors at Yorkview are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. However, they (both doctors and staff) really push you to buy your glasses there, but who can afford them?! Their prices for frames are outrageous.  Respond
RID: 1723315
27/02/12 2 2 4 4 Have been going to this doctor for many years. He is great - polite, friendly, knowledgable. However my complaint is his office and staff and the waiting. I waited over 30 mins. last week to see him. Also everytime there is a little change in my prescription, everyone (his staff primarily) wants me to spend $1000. on new glasses, which are available in his office but VERY costly. I like him, but am feeling less happy - mostly with his office and his procedures - this past year.  See Responses