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Dr. Bonn is an expert in his field. All 4 of my kids have gone to see him at one point or other. He has performed surgery on my son, and I would not put any of my children in the hands of someone I didn't absolutely trust. While there are times that Dr. Bonn's bedside manner could use some polish, the same could be said about any person (myself included). His staff is fantastic, and the wait times seem reasonable for the volume of activity he and his team manage on a day-to-day basis. One thing that truly impresses me is how consistent and predictable their processes are. Notwithstanding the occasional delays, the place runs like clockwork.
I have been going to Dr Bonn's office since my daughter was 3 yrs old she is almost 14 yr old now. He decided not to do surgery but came up with these little bifocals from the age of 3 He had changed her prescription as she has gotten older and her eyes are now almost perfect She only has a few more yrs to wear them to help strengthen her eyes and she will be good for life. YES wait times can be long but hello people its because he cares for everyone as individuals and some children need his time longer than others. Dr Bonn is one of the most dedicated, caring, & wise beyond belief in his field!!!!!!! Pls do not hesitate for even a second to take your child to see him. He is THE BEST
Leigh & Jaymie
My daughter has had two eye surgeries with Dr. Bonn for Strabismus and my son now sees him for a lazy eye. My daughter now has perfectly aligned eyes and better than 20/20 vision. He is a leader in his field. I will trade punctuality for experience & knowledge any day of the week. If you just need run-of-the-mill eye exams, and punctuality is of the uptmost importance - you may want to go elsewhere. If however, your child has a complicated case, then there is no one better in the Ottawa area. Period. Strongly recommend getting the first appointment of the day.
Before we first went to see Dr Bonn, i read the reviews on this site. Thank goodness I didnt believe what was written. Dr Bonn is by far one of the best Dr's (let alone specialists) I have ever met. We brought our ,then 14 mo old, son to see him he was fantastic. Long story short our son had the operation to fix his eyes and it was an amazing success. Dr Bonn's bedside manner , which seems to be under criticism here, was better than I have ever seen. He gave us his personal cell phone number , which we used, he was supportive and above all incredibly competent with respect to the procedure. The complaints seem to be more about the normal rules and procedures regarding OHIP and the fact that the staff uphold those rules as all Dr's offices would. Bottom line ... Dr Bonn is first class, none better.
I am disappointed by all the negative comments. I am a patient of Dr. Bonn for 21 years now. He is a very good doctor and knows his stuff. He is kind, patient, knowledgeable, gentle and takes his time with his patients. Yes you may wait a while but you still get seen by him. Bonoptics is next to it and I find it very convenient.
I was surprised when I read all the negative ratings for Dr. Bonn. He does run a little behind schedule, but only because his services are in such high demand. He currently treats my daughter for strabismus and I have witnessed only the highest level of professionalism from him. He appears to get much satisfaction from improving the vision of children. Who wouldn't?
My general impression is that he was professional and knowledgeable. The only thing where I really saw him lacking was his demeanor with children. While it does seem normal that many specialists and many GPs as well come across as short and dismissive, I really think that anyone that is being referred as a pediatric ophthalmologist really needs to have a better demeanor with children. At this point, my child has only had exams so I cannot comment on surgeries or glasses he was prescribed, however, when it comes to my child’s eyes it scares me to read about ANY negative outcomes to surgeries.
After reading the other comments, I had reservations. After our experience, they were unfounded. My child has worked with 5 pediatric ophthalmologists in 5 years due to retirement and our family's relocation. We've seen amazing doctors and mediocre ones. Dr. Bonn's staff was more helpful and more kind than most we've encountered. Dr. Bonn was patient as we reviewed my child's complicated history, he answered my questions about her care and change in prescription with kindness and concern. His optical shop staff helped find durable frames that fit well. I have zero concerns or complaints at this point.
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