Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance


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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 18 reviews. Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance 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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RID: 5309853
26/03/14 1 3 5 5 I really like this guy. Professional in every regard. Does not sell glasses - just prescriptions. So there is no pressure to buy anything. Been seeing him annually for a number of years (diabetes check-ups) until recently. The front office person is ignorant! I got stuck in traffic on my way to my appointment. I called and said I would be 5-10 minutes late. Didnt think it would be a big deal because I usually have to sit in the waiting room for 15-20 minutes anyway. She told me I would have to book a new appointment and would be invoiced for missing this one! She argued with me over the phone until I arrived in the parking lot. But, still would not allow me to keep the appointment. I told her to pass on my regrets to the doctor, but that I would be going elsewhere from now on. Highly recommend this doctor, if you can endure the abuse from the receptionist!  Respond
RID: 2563862
18/02/13 1 5 5 5 Dr. Jeffrey is fantastic! The receptionist is the only problem, she's terrible, lazy, rude, moody, always seems like she's PMSing. My eyes are strained when I have to look at her. I don't understand why she is still employed. My father picked up my glasses for me quite a few years back, he arrived there before closing time however she refused to assist him in retrieving my glasses and had basically locked him out of the office. Unbelievable. Though I must say, as long as Dr. Jeffrey is there I will put up with her as he is a great optometrist.  Respond
RID: 2466208
05/11/12 1 2 2 2 the receptionist is rude and thinks she is the Dr, I like Dr Dorraine but as long as she is there and I have to deal with the likes of that I will go elsewhere  Respond
RID: 2344998
10/07/12 5 5 5 5 Excellent eye doctor. Have been going to him for over 10 years. Very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and thorough. Highly recommend him to everyone.  Respond
RID: 1744800
15/03/12 5 5 5 5 awesome. it shows that he takes the time needed and he really tries to make sure all his patients are wel taken care of. there is not enought good dr's like this that actually make an effort to do his best.  Respond
RID: 1469022
21/06/11 4 4 5 5 Great! been seeing him for 10 years. Highly reccomend especially for your kids.  Respond
RID: 1468967
21/06/11 2 1 4 4 Always late suggest you show up for your appointment thirty minutes late then you will not have to wait as long  Respond
RID: 1347136
26/01/11 1 3 5 5 Receptionist was less than polite, as well as scratched my week-old lens on her machine that checks the prescription. Instead of apologizing (I watched her do it), she told me that her machine wouldn't scratch the lens and that every lens gets scratched sometimes. These were only just a week old thank you, and expensive. The Dr himself was very helpful and knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 1158723
28/04/10 1 1 3 3 Hi secretary was extremely rude. My sons glasses broke; he needs them as his prescription is very strong. He's only 9 years old. SHE WAS RUDE AND TOLD ME TO FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR BECAUSE HE WAS TOO BUSY. SHE SPOKE TO ME LIKE I WAS THE IDIOT....LOOK IN A MIRROR 
Paid (or co-pay): $80
RID: 389229
20/08/07 5 5 5 5 We highly recommend this optometrist--we drive from London Ontario to see him. He is thorough and very up to date and has excellent chair-side manner. His office staff, especially the office manager, is excellent.  Respond
RID: 363400
10/07/07 4 5 4 4 This optometrist is quite good. He shows good understanding about eye conditiond as well as relationships among patients, optometrists, and ophtamologists  Respond
RID: 237876
28/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Buchanan-Dorrance is excellent. I've been going to him for 5 years now and would never switch. He is attentive, very thorough and goes above and beyond. He is very sincere in that he seems to really care about my sight and shows real concern about an eye condition I have. Great doctor.  Respond
RID: 201245
15/03/07 4 5 5 Required a new eye doctor, walked in and was accomodated. Found him very helpful, and novely not wanting to over-prescribe - actually lowering my previous eye-prescription. Being younger, he was much more up to date on the newest technologies than my previous physician.  Respond
RID: 185807
12/03/07 5 5 5 I enjoy my visits and would recommend him to others.He does not prescribe unless necessary. He has a pleasant office manner, as well.  Respond
RID: 167649
02/03/07 5 5 5 This optometrist is very helpful, knowledgeable. He does not prescribe new lenses unless necessary  Respond
RID: 159182
26/02/07 3 3 5 I agree, this is a great optometrist, however, his bedside manner lacks on certain days. I find him to be TERRIBLY MOODY. so much, that I have decided to find another optometrist. He tries to push his product, and threatens to drop you as a patient if you don't buy lenses from him. very unprofessional in my opinion! I won't be returning.  Respond
RID: 149584
20/02/07 4 5 5 He is very helpful, does not just provide prescription unless it is needed  Respond
RID: 138835
13/02/07 5 5 5 Wow what a GREAT optometrist. Jeffrey is fantastic. Very attentive, listens and answers questions with clarity and common sense. provides options. Is personable and organized. His office runs like a Swiss watch too. Always easy to deal with.  Respond