Iris Eye Center

4.9 / 5Overall Rating

371 reviews

3911 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 654-4747

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Very helpful staff. Through exam. And wonderful frames from which to choose. I’d recommend this store to anyone. Thank you

Staff were friendly and the optometrist was very informative and friendly. They were very helpful with picking out glasses.

I brought my glasses prescription in from another Optician. I happened to walk by the store and was drawn in by the interesting and unique frames. I chose the frame and submitted my prescription and I picked up the glasses the following week. I needed a progressive lens with anti-glare/UV protection/ the full works essentially. I have had previous glasses from another store which had an ok lens. In comparison, the glasses from Iris seems to have a better quality lens and better progressive gradation. In addition, a cute frame which I have gotten many compliments. I am very pleased with the end product and plan on being a return customer. Thanks Iris!

Iris Eye Center has an excellent staff and customer service. Their optometrists are very thorough and took as much time as needed to make sure I had the right fit and prescription for my transitioning vision as I hit my mid-40’s! Doesn’t hurt that their decor and ambiance is beautiful and spotless. Highly recommended!

Convenient spot on Piedmont Ave. Friendly staff. Nice Optometrist staff. Very thorough; like that they have retinal imaging as an option so that you can also see your eyes and that there is a digital record of changes through time.

Glad I was lucky to pick out a great optometrist! Thanks again

Super friendly and professional. They called me the day before to confirm my appointment, and I thought the optometrist who did my exam, Ashley Craven, was awesome. I will totally go back.

My experience at Iris was amazing. Everything you did for my vision was outstanding. I couldn’t be happier than I am with my frame/glasses and ability to see clearer and better. Thanks

I was very happy with my experience and Iris Eye Center. The staff was friendly, helpful and I received a thorough eye exam from a knowledable and experienced doctor Thanks!

The best optometrist I have ever had. I hope I never have to look for another one. Your variety of glasses and colors are great. Thanks so much.

This was one of my best experiences at any optometrist's. During my exam, Dr. Craven was fast and efficient, yet spent time dealing with my special problems. Her knowledge and experience teaching at Berkeley helped. She also went out of her way to save me some money! Marilyn Taylor

I visited Iris eye center to get new prescription for contact lenses. 10min after I finished everything and left, I got a call from Elizabeth with the information that I have credits from my insurance towards contact lenses, and it was not applied to my order. I returned to Iris and applied the credits to my order. Thank you, Elizabeth and Iris Eye Center. You will always have my business in the future.

Your staff is excellent. They are very professional and attentive to your customers.

Great, pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient service. I am very happy with my new glasses.

Incredible knowledgeable very friendly staff. Everything was A1 when I first walked through the door. Amir Jalil

Friendly, and acknowledge what I was looking for and kept cost and styles in the range of what would work for me.

I really enjoyed my visit with iris eye center. The staff and Dr were great! I really felt comfortable and welcome. I can’t wait to pick up my new glasses. 😊

It was great to be seen promptly and the results of the testing were good. Dr. De Vane seems to be caring and interested in her patients. One question; were the eye drops i’m supposed to use, Artificial Tears? Thanks for your help, E. Diane Boyd

Dr. Craven was wonderful and I thought the staff was fun, courteous and helpful!

Great expedience every time i see the doctor. Thanks for taking care of me.

Dr. Craven is the best, and the staff is very professional, capable and kind. A great patient experience.

Satisfying customer service. Good atmosphere.

It is a family business, and you can feel it when you step in. The staff all make you feel well cared for as well as being skilled and professional in every way. Dr. Craven was great! And I love their special line of unique eyewear!

I don't know what I clicked but my experience with you were very good. The optometrist was thorough who explained every step, listened to my questions and answered them to my satisfaction. Getting the right pair of glasses is crucial from past experiences of wearing uncomfortable glasses. The staff got together and helped me pick out the one. I felt good when I left there rather than not sure. So thank you.

Everyone at Iris is wonderful! Professional, caring and so great to work with. I have been going to Iris for years and will continue. The BEST place to get eye care and glasses in Oakland! Ann Blood

I was impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the entire staff. The quality of their frames is unmatched and the expertise to find what looked best was impressive. My exam was thorough and well-explained. I would highly recommend this to others.

Amazing exam with Dr Craven. She really loves what she does and made sure to listen to my concerns and figure out exactly what I needed!

My appointment was great! I was seen on time, all of my questions were answered, and everyone was friendly and helpful. I will definitely come back - I have already recommended you to my neighbors!

Great care and kind people!

My eye exam and frame selection we're handled efficiently and with care. My experience overall was good!

I appreciate the friendliness every time we visit the office. Everyone is also extremely professional and knowledgeable of what’s going on. The personable approach makes you feel welcomed. I am very glad to have found Iris eye center. Thank you!

Very patient and nice doctor

Everything was completely smooth, quick, and easy!

Iris Eye Center has excellent service where the representatives are friendly, efficient, and very knowledgeable. I also have the most pleasant eye exam with a wonderful doctor.

Staff professional and friendly atmosphere. Turn around time for glasses arrived quicker than expected. Will go again to purchase glasses for myself and daughter.

Quick and straightforward check up

Always easy and smooth

Very nice and helpful! I was able to get a pair of glasses that I’m very happy with!

Good service

Professional and thorough exam by Dr. Botkin. Will definitely have next exam with him. Great and friendly staff too!!

Great customer service!

Everybody was very nice and professional. I felt very well taken care of, all my concerns were addressed.

Personal Touch, problem solving skills with practical resolutions, and orders were completed in a timely manner.

Staff was nice and Dr gave great feedback throughout the exam. I did not care for the frames so I will likely go elsewhere to purchase.

Always helpful and accomidating for any need necessary! Fantastic frames I cannot find elsewhere! I travel from san jose because they are the best at what they do!

Iris eye care was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly and engaging and Dr. Botkin was efficient and thorough. I felt like I got an amazing deal on my contact lenses and their eyeglass selection was beautiful. Thank you all!

Great customer service, selection of framed, and eye doctors!

Friendly staff. Very helpful.

Excellent professional service. Highly recommend them for your eye care needs

Love the friendly staff

Just keep up the good work!

Friendly doctors and staff that provide exceptional service. The receptionist was friendly and helpful, and the doctor was a delight. She explained every test and all of the results clearly and thoroughly, and answered all of my questions. I couldn't be happier.

Friendly and accodating. Plus when I was indecisive about which frames to choose you offered your opoonion and tried to find a good fit. Thank you

Friendly, accommodating staff, scheduled me an appointment quickly, and worked with me to find glasses within my budget.

Friendly, carimg service. Thanks!

Great, quick service, friendly people, convenient location (for me anyway), they worked with me to find a pair of glasses I could afford.

Great selection

Great, friendly service!

Very helpful and quick service.

Iris Eye Center was very helpful and accommodating in fitting me with my glasses. They also replayed the broken frame with a new fram at no cost. Thank you! 😎


Friendly staff and service.

Took a bit long to get glasses.

Excellent service and nice people, prescription was great!

Great customer service It was a very warm environment that's very important that customer feel apart Thanks

My one year olds glasses arrived quickly and are high quality. The only reason I won't be coming back here is because we're from vallejo and they are in Oakland. The parking is absolutely absurd but that's not their fault. The staff is so friendly and is excellent with our son.

Great service

Friendly and attentive staff, clear explanations of potential issues and options for treatment.

Always friendly, prompt, thorough, and professional.

Very kind and patient, so important in a doctor and for someone who helps to pick the perfect glasses! I love mine

Thank you for working with me on pricing so I could have the exams I needed. Very much appreciated!

Friendly, knowledgeable, staff. Everything was easy for me! I will recommend to others!

Overall, I am pleased with their service. The doctor and staff were extremely thorough, accommodating, and very courteous. It would be great if they had more selection in terms of eyewear but overall, a very positive experience.

Great experience overall, very good eye doctor.

Very friendly and helpful.

You had a wonderful selection of glasses and let me try them on until I was satisfied.

All went as planed.

My visit with Dr. Yarwood was very helpful as I knew it would be. The paperwork and payment for service details were handled efficiently. I was very satisfied with my visit.

Thank you for taking care of my family's eyeglass needs. We enjoy the glasses we get from you. We love the comfort,, fit and mostly the styles! Thanks again.

Really friendly and accommodating people. Very responsive turn around.

At Iris Optical I received great customer service in the process of having a set of prescription safety glasses made. They informed me right away of the out of pocket cost to have the light response lenses and got my glasses to me with a good look and fit in a timely manner.I plan on using their services again and highly recommend them to all in need of this type of service.

You have a very knowledgeable and lovely eye doctor. You have a large selection of stylish glasses. You were very helpful in my choice of eyewear.

Thanks and I will come in and buy the glasses soon.

Great experience

Great customer service. Fun place to visit with very knowledgeable professionals.

Great service, great people

The optometrist was knowledgable and improved my vision by helping me choose a lens that was better suited to my eyes. They also helped me to find a flattering glasses shape for my face. Excellent service. Professional and competent

I always enjoy my visits to Iris Optometric Center. The service is personal and efficient, and I trust their opinion and expertise.

Everything was fine except the waits in between when the doctor was with someone else.

I loved meeting with the new doctor. She was knowledgeable and personable, and took the time to go over my questions in detail.

Service was excellent: attentive,friendly, with a commitment to satisfy. Glasses were timely delivered and are perfect. Thank you.

I felt very comfortable with the doctor that helped me during my visit. I would recommend Iris to everyone.

Service is good

Thank you! I really liked the optometrist she was lovely and great services as always.

Always so friendly!

All aspects of my visit were friendly and professional. However, my name is not Jeremy (name on text). Matt Hagan

Every one of the employeed was professional and friendly. I felt like the service was worth the money. I will definitely recommend this place to others and I will return next year for my annual check up.

The optometrist was really friendly and seemed to do a good job.

I love your knowledgeable, kind staff!

My experience with IRIS eye care is always wonderful. I get the best care as well as great humor to go with the service.

Everything met my expectations


All went well.

Love the doctors and the staff, everyone is supremely helpful and friendly. I love going here!

Great individual customer service.

The device was so warm and thorough and they really made me feel comfortable and that I was able to make the right decision for me!


3911 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
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