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Dr. Carl Hirsch provides comprehensive eye care services for all types of patients (including children with vision-related learning problems) at his Walnut Creek facility. In addition to performing eye health evaluations, fitting patients with glasses and contact lenses, and diagnosing and treating eye diseases, Dr. Hirsch’s practice offers surgical (LASIK) and non-surgical (CRT) options to nearsighted patients who want to get rid of their glasses.
Dr. Hirsch and his staff strive to make each patient’s visit as pleasurable as possible from beginning to end. “We always have our patients’ insurance papers ready and clearly explain the details of their coverage,” he says. “We also coordinate benefits if they have more than one insurance plan, escort them to the examination room within five minutes of their scheduled time, and hand them over to our skilled opticians for eyewear selection and/or contact lens instruction.”
Dr. Hirsch prides himself on keeping up with the industry’s latest technology and products, including progressive no-line bifocals and cutting-edge contact lenses. “We believe an educated patient is a happy patient, so we always discuss every option,” he says. “Patients are the most happy and confident when they fully understand and participate in the final product.”
“We strive to provide quality eye care with a personal touch, and we do whatever it takes to make our patients happy. Whether that means going to bat for them if they have insurance issues or quickly replacing their eyeglass lenses, we look forward to serving every patient’s optometric needs.”
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"Patient, and he took the time to listen to all of my questions. He is a great doctor.""I would give them a '15'. I liked his patience."
"He's good.""I liked the overall thoroughness of the exam."
"He is really nice. He is really comfortable to be around.""He is just really friendly."
"He was very kind to my son, even though he doesn't show signs of emotion. He was very nice, very professional, and very helpful.""They were very nice, and he was very patient. I liked the way he treated us, and he allowed me to go in with my son. He took my son's disability into consideration. I would ask what he was doing, and he would answer very patiently. He was perfect, and the girls in the office were nice as well. We will definitely go back."
"He's good.""Everything is best. I'm very happy with Dr. Hirsch."
"I would recommend him.""He is really kind. There was a mix-up with my insurance, so I had to pay cash. He gave me a discount. He found my problem and treated it correctly."
"He is straight to the point, and you can trust him.""He is trustworthy, and he makes time for you. It is easy to get in touch with him."
"He is fabulous.""His attentiveness and determination to get the prescription correct. My eye sight is very complicated, but he went all out to get it right for me."
"He takes my insurance, and he is close to my office. I have referred him before. Nice people work there, and the office is nice.""I don't have to wait. I got in and I got out."
"They were very prompt, courteous, and professional.""Not only did they perform the expected services, they helped with some insurance issues that came up, which was very helpful."
"He is a very good practitioner, and he has a very good bedside manner. He has a great office.""The bedside manner, he is very easy to talk to."
"He's good. He's a seasoned professional.""He's a seasoned professional."
"The office is well-run, very thorough, and has a good stock of glasses to choose from. The location is convenient. It's close to the highway, and parking is easy.""Dr. Link was very thorough. She answered every question. She was very diligent. She presented a number of different technologies I was interested in. She was an amazing optometrist."
"He takes his time. He's a very caring doctor. He's not in a hurry. Super knowledgeable""He's not in a hurry. He takes his time with his patient."
"He is a very caring individual. He is very talented, accomplished, and skilled. He looks for answers and solutions.""They are very service oriented and very caring about their patients."
"He's a great eye doctor.""I liked the way he was with my child. He was very kid-friendly."
"I can't imagine going to another eye doctor. I've been going to him for years, except when I moved out of state, but when I came back, I looked him right up again.""I just think that I'm getting a thorough and complete examination. Things are explained. The scheduling seems to be good, and there are always great people in the front office. "
"He's very patient.""His knowledge, and he walks you through what you need."
"They're fine. They do what they do, and they get it done.""The reason I chose them is because a lot of optometrists keep uneven office hours, and I wasn't able to make a connection with other eye doctors. Dr. Hirsch's office is always open, and they return phone calls."
"He's very attentive and very detailed.""His convenient office hours"
"He is very friendly and very professional. He goes beyond just the regular kind of check-up. He tries to explain what's going on. He's very open. He uses technology and always seems to know what new products are on the market. If you have been using a product for a long period time, he will try to offer you something new that you might not know about.""I will use him again in a month or so for a check-up. I've been using him 6-7 years. He's always available when I need him. I like to communicate with him. He's very open and a very pleasant person to deal with. I like his personality. I'm very satisfied with everything from his office staff to his service. I think he's about perfect."
"A caring and good guy who's easy to talk to, he's a down-to-earth kind of guy.""Very flexible with me, and I never have a problem getting an appointment. He works with my schedule. He's usually up to date on all of his machines. He tries to always have the latest technology."
"His exams are very thorough and I feel comfortable asking him questions about my eyes. It's important to me that I feel comfortable with my doctor.""His mannerisms and his doctor-patient relationship, I'm very satisfied."
"I use Doctor Link. She's extremely thorough and does a great job, a very complete and accurate check-up.""I go to Dr. Link. I appreciate the fact that she double-checks results until she's sure she's getting accurate information. She does a regular full exam with full dilation and doesn't miss anything."
"He's very thorough and knows what he's doing when it comes to his line of work. He always makes his patients feel very comfortable.""He's thorough."
"He is an excellent doctor. He listens and takes care of me.""He is a very easygoing doctor. I feel that I can talk to him about any concern that I might have. Honestly, I am very satisfied with the service I have received from him."
"He's thorough, friendly, professional, technically state-of-the-art, and current in his profession.""I trust him. I have a tough prescription, so anyone who takes good care of me scores high marks."
"He's very easy to work with.""He accommodates our family's schedule, so we don't have to make multiple appointments."
"I've been going to him for a long time. ""He's very thorough, does an excellent job, explains things very well, and answers any questions that you might have."
"Make sure you talk prices before you say yes.""He takes the time to explain everything."
"He seems to be caring and knowledgeable, and he doesn't over treat.""I trust him. I've been using him for 10 years."
"He's very diligent and goes out of his way for you.""He's been a great doctor. He's given us his home number to call him on the weekends if we had problems. My daughter got contacts that she puts in at night. It was her first time with that. The doctor gave us his personal number in case we had any problems. He's very available for the patient."
"He just has a really good practice. He takes the time to really work with his patients. He's a great eye doctor.""I like the convenience of his office. I can get in and see him easily. He's a good guy. We see Dr. Hirsch regularly. I'm very satisfied with everyone in his office. All of the people who work for him do a great job."
"He's excellent.""I've been going to him for a long time. He gives excellent service."
"He's very friendly, helpful, and he has a good ear. He really knows what your needs are. He tries to meet those needs.""He is friendly, and he is very upfront. He listens to your concerns."
"He's very knowledgeable, he has up-to-date equipment, and he spends time answering questions. He's very available.""He's friendly."
"He's very experienced and professional. I think his practice is very friendly.""I trust him. The supply of frames is good."
"Good doctor, very thorough, patient, and friendly""His thoroughness"
"He's a really friendly guy, and he does good work, very professional. I take my teenaged son with me when I go to see him. The doctor treats him nicely. It's a positive experience.""He has a really good staff. They are always friendly, and they help you out."
"He's thorough, has a good manner about himself, and he has a nice shop.""Just the whole exam, it's nice and casual. We have a couple of things in common, and we talked about those, so it was good."
"I recommend him to everyone that I know. He has awesome recommendations and is very personable.""He gets straight to the point."
"He's caring and fair.""He's caring."
"He's very meticulous. He is very caring. I think he's really concerned about all of his patients. He's entertaining. I enjoy his company. If he were an MD, I'd say he has good bedside manner. He's intelligent and a good conversationalist. I think that's important.""I think professionally he's extremely competent, and I feel confident."
"He works hard to get it right.""He works hard to get it right."
"Is there a choice? I don't think anyone can do better.""He's an excellent doctor."
"He is very good and patient.""His patience, he is very good all around."
"He's got a crazy sense of humor.""He's on time, local, and has easy parking. I think he does fine. I've been seeing him for quite a number of years."
"He's dependable, trustworthy, and has good bedside manner.""He was definitely trustworthy. I went in for one appointment, and it was awesome. "
"Very knowledgeable""Easy to understand, I have always been very satisfied. "
"He's very knowledgeable, thorough, and kind.""He's very knowledgeable and experienced. He knows what he's doing."
"Very thorough, it was probably the most thorough eye exam that I've ever had. Dr. Link really listened to me. She listened to my issues and needs. I haven't really had that. I have always had optometrists who did what they wanted to do. She's very customer oriented.""The customer friendly atmosphere, from the front desks all the way through, I felt like they were very responsive."
"He's a good eye doctor.""He's close to my office."
"They provide pretty good one-on-one service. I feel like everyone knows who I am. They're people who actually care.""It's a very personable service. When I go there, they know me and treat me like an individual and not a number. I'd rather drive to their service than to a closer one that I don't like as much."
"I would recommend him.""He seems to be straightforward and gets to the point."
"He's great. He's always there when you need him.""He's great. He's always there when you need him. I like and respect everything that he does. "
"I feel like he's very nice, thorough, and patient.""I keep going there. I think he's a great doctor. He knows what he's doing, and he's got a great bedside manner. It's all pretty good there."
"He's a great doctor, and they have a good selection of eyewear.""He's good at his job. I'm perfectly satisfied with him."
"He has great bedside manner. He's humorous and kind. ""He's a good doctor. He's perfect."
"I had an issue with my eyes. I called that morning, and within an hour, they worked me into their schedule. It was awesome.""Very personable"
"He's thorough, accurate, knowledgeable, and very modest.""He's good people. He's just really good at what he does. He always makes it a great experience. He's an interesting guy. He does his business, and he's personable about it. I like his personal touch."
"I'd like to say that I've been seeing him for over 20 years, and I think he's a splendid physician. He has a good rapport with children and adults.""He explains things in a manner that I can understand, and he is very thorough with his explanations. I think he's just fine the way he is."
"He's very personable and very professional. I feel like he's thorough and asks questions. He's a problem solver if you are having issues.""He's willing to experiment with different contact lens prescriptions, so I can get the best out of my vision."
"He's very thorough and very knowledgeable.""His office staff is awesome."
"I've only seen him once. He did a good job and got me the glasses that I needed.""I can't really say what was best. My one experience with him was fine."
"He's a fantastic OD. I've been seeing him for 30 years.""His thoroughness"
"He's efficient and has great hours.""I trust him."
"He's extremely knowledgeable and patient. He is able to work with you in any capacity in order to help you get a pair of quality eyeglasses.""His personality"
"He was very direct and gave a lot of good opinions.""I like that he proposes solutions, and he will work until he finds a solution that works. Most optometrists will go with the first solution, but he will go beyond that."
"I had a good experience. He was very informative about the type of contact lenses I needed, and he recommended different lenses for my glasses.""I liked how he told me about the contact lenses."
"He is very friendly, and the service is very good.""I got service very quickly, and it was good quality."
"I think he has a lot of experience.""He is very patient and calm. He talks to me, and he describes whatever I ask him about. I like that."
"Everything was very good there. It seems like he's been doing the work for a long time. He's very knowledgeable.""Everything was fine."
"Very knowledgeable and communicates very well, very clearly""Particularly pertaining to his being knowledgeable, he has a lot of ideas for different things to try. If there are different kinds of contacts, for instance, he explains the difference between them and explains why he recommends that you try one over the other."
"He's a great doctor. He listens, and he's local.""He's a good doctor. He listens."
"He's a good eye doctor.""He's close to my office and easy to get to. I'm pleased with his services."
"He's pretty no-nonsense and very comfortable to work with. He's very good at his job and very knowledgeable.""I think he's very knowledgeable and no-nonsense."
"I'd say he's very professional and personable.""I think gives a thorough eye exam. "
"I would say that I really like going to him, because I've never had an issue with my prescription. He's really good at working with me to adjust anything just to make it more comfortable for me.""I like best that I'm comfortable. They have a wide variety of frames, plus quick and efficient service. I've been going to him for over 20 years. "
"He's very pleasant, straightforward, and professional.""The professionalism"
"He pays attention, asks the right questions, and does what needs to be done.""He did what I wanted and not what he necessarily wanted. He's fine."
"Nothing really jumps out at me. I would say it was a good experience overall and that he has a helpful staff.""I haven't had any problems. Everyone is friendly and provides quick service. Also, there was good a follow-up from the office staff."
"He seems very knowledgeable and is a good doctor.""He's just very pleasant."
"He's very personable, very calm, and low key. He puts his patients at ease. I've been a patient for many years, like 30 years.""He takes his time."
"He's thorough with his work. He's complete. Everything he does is spot on. He makes sure that his diagnosis is correct. He double checks. If you're not comfortable, he makes sure you're comfortable with what he comes up with in his results.""He's thorough with his work. He's complete. Everything he does is spot on. He makes sure that his diagnosis is correct. He double checks. If you're not comfortable, he makes sure you're comfortable with what he comes up with in his results."
"Professional, thorough, and obviously knowledgeable""I appreciate Dr. Link's professional knowledge. "
"He does a great job, and you don't have to wait long for an appointment.""He's very consistent. He doesn't try to sell you vision products that you don't need. He doesn't try to change your prescription every year, even though he'd make more money if he did. "
"He seems to be very competent and pleasant.""He actually had a very nice manner and was down-to-earth. He took time to explain things to me."
"He was a nice, old, crusty guy.""The staff is friendly. I enjoyed talking to them about great places to eat in the area. He's great."
"He has a nice office, and they do good work there.""Personally, it is convenient for me."
"I am about a block away from him, so it is very convenient, so far so good.""The convenience, and they have a nice selection of frames."
"Very thorough""Pretty efficient in how he does the eye exam"
"I don't know.""He's reliable."
"He's pretty detailed and true in his examinations.""You can ask him questions, and he tries to answer honestly."
"Informative, he's a good doctor who is well-trained in his field.""He's concerned about his patients. He's a good doctor."
"Very personable""Easily accessible"
"The support from everybody in the office is very good.""The thoroughness"
"He's thorough.""He's thorough."
"He is able to give you a decent exam of your eyes. He takes VSP health insurance.""I was happy with my new glasses."
"He's efficient.""He gets the job done."
"I don't know.""There are evening appointments and weekend appointments. I'm in and out."
"He's a good doctor.""He went to UC Berkeley."
"He's attentive to your needs. He's creative in his solutions, and he's personable too.""His creative approach to solving your price problems, he offers a lot of different ways to improve your sight by using different options."
"I don't know.""My prescription worked out really well."
"He's traditional.""His expertise and the number of years in the business"
"I would refer him. I was disappointed that I had to pay extra for the retina picture. I was very satisfied with the product I got from him.""I've already scheduled an appointment. I'm taking my mom there too. The selection of eyewear is good."
"He is very personable and professional.""I'll go back to him, because I feel like he listens to my needs and takes time with me. They are always timely."
"I think that he could update his examination room. It's a little antiquated.""I like Dr. Link. She's why I go there. The office staff are nice enough. They are kind and courteous. "
"Not sure""Convenient hours"
"Friendly, and the service is okay.""I will use them again until I find another doctor I like better. "
"Professional and knowledgeable, but he is a little abrupt and does not have the best bedside manner. He does know his stuff.""Thorough"
"Convenient location""The convenient location"
"I'm not sure. I've only seen him twice.""He's accessible."
"He's a good guy. He's personable.""He's personable, and he seems like he knows what he's doing."
"I don't think there's anything to tell.""He's a doctor who can do the work."
"I don't know.""He was, for the most part, on time and personable."
"If you are really into one-a-day contact lenses, then he's your man. ""Dr. Hirsch is a nice guy. We certainly got along on a personal level."
"I thought his office was very small. He didn't have a large selection of glasses. The contacts were expensive. It was very expensive overall. I would recommend him to a friend, but I'd say that they should check ahead of time to make sure that her insurance would pay the bill.""When I lived in the area it was very convenient."
"He's reliable and pretty consistent.""Everything besides the scheduling is great. He's a great doctor."
"I would go to a different doctor who spends more time on the patient.""He's personable and convenient."
"What I would tell other people depends on whether his third try to get my glasses right works out.""He's cordial. His eye exam is fine, but the right eye of my glasses has been off for the past two prescriptions. They are making a third one, but I haven't tried it yet. I will use them again if they can make my glasses right for me."
"Not to go there""I didn't like anything about it."
"I don't feel that he gave my situation the attention that it should have had.""He got me in and out on time."
"I can't recommend him.""It was a convenient location. The people in the office seemed nice."
"Not to go to him, I would not recommend him at all, because of his attitude.""Nothing"
"I would not go back, and I would not recommend him.""He was nice."