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“ I just had my first visit here with Doctor Kobayashi. I am happy to say that the great reviews are deserved. I have found my new eye doctor. She was thorough in testing and evaluating, straightforward, and very personable. I look forward to trusting her with my vision. ”
“ Both my husband and I received great service from Dr. Lin and Dr. Kris. Professional advice, patience with our questions and very friendly.”
“Today I had Dr. Kris Kobayashi for the first time and I was very impressed! Knowledgeable of course but also answered questions I didn’t know I had. Personable and funny too. I came away thinking about optometry school. At my age!! Ten thumbs up!”
“Both doctors are extremely kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. I always feel very welcomed and well taken care of, highly recommend it to anyone. The office is very comfortable and has very warm and friendly office staff. Very grateful for Monarch Bay Optometry!”
“By far, the most painful injury I have ever received was at the hands of my two-year-old daughter. While picking her up from preschool the tiny little nail on her tiny little index finger poked me directly in the eye while running to hug me. At the time it hurt, but it wasn't much more painful than what you would normally expect from getting poked in the eye. What I didn't understand at the time was that she had given me a corneal abrasion and things were about to get worse, a lot worse. That night, I tossed and turned as my eye continued to get worse. Every blink I took further tore at my cornea and aggravated this abrasion.
I woke in the morning and literally could not open either eye from the pain I was in. It was so painful that I was crawling around the house on all four fumbling for things with my hands. I thought I would have to go to the hospital's emergency room. Luckily for me, my wife was a long-time client of Kris'. She phoned Kris and explained the situation. Despite not being at work, Kris didn't hesitate to volunteer to see me and even arranged to see me at a friend's optometry office next to my house knowing it would be difficult for me to travel to the Marina Del Rey or Dana Point offices in my current condition.
The immediate relief as Kris applied medical contact to my eye after assessing the damage was overwhelming. I would have cried except that my eyes were already streaming from the injury. Kris gave me an entire plethora of care, advice, and information to go along with the contact and medication. She informed me that toddlers commonly cause their parent's eye abrasions. The hospital, where I think most regular people on their day off would have sent me, would have simply put some lubricant on my eye, given me an eyepatch, and prescribed antibiotics. Instead of spending a week in pain with half my vision, I was given immediate relief and the full use of both eyes.
You might think this level of care cost me an arm and a leg but no, Kris charged me for a regular eye exam visit and the normal cost for the contact while prescribing me a prescription with a follow-up visit later that week. All of which was mostly covered by my vision insurance anyways.
Truly, I will always be grateful for this response and while I hopefully won't be seeing Kris again for an eye abrasion I can't recommend her and her business enough to both my family and friends for her professionalism, courtesy, and obvious care for her clients well being.”
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