Dr. Eric White has been in private practice since 1985. He and his wife, Lorie, are high school sweethearts, having celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary this past June. He has 3 boys; Tyler 28, Cameron 25 and Sam at 19. They also have two miniature Dachshunds to keep them busy. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and Southern California College of Optometry.
Dr. White is a consultant to many advisory boards and numerous professional optometric organizations. He is a clinical investigator for several contact lens companies and has participated in over 375 clinical studies. He was named the AOAs first National Young O.D. of the Year in 1995. He has published several articles on contact lenses and has lectured extensively in the U.S. Dr. White was one of the lead optometrists in the relief effort during and after the 2007 fires in the San Diego area and was recognized in numerous publications for his generous humanitarianism. Dr. White recently was awarded the Transitions National Eyecare Practice of the Year. This year Dr. White was awarded the 2014 Vision Monday National Innovator of the Year for his communication skills with patients.
- University of California San Diego
- Southern California College of Optometry
Awards & Publications
- 2014 Vision Monday National Innovator of the Year
MetLife Vision PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue View Vision
S. H. (Verified Patient)
Dr White was so compassionate and helpful! I was in a situation where I had to get my vision tested right away for a license renewal. He accommodated me last-minute when he did not need to as I was under the CA vision program. Dr. Morgan was the one who gave the screening and as I did not want to take up too much of his time (since I was last-minute and under the vision program), I was expecting it to be fast. He gave me a very thorough eye exam and his professionalism was superb. Thank you both for such a great experience and for being such compassionate doctors!!
A. F. (Verified Patient)
Dr. White is wonderful. When I started having vision problems, my mom had me go see him. I had a great experience, and he explained everything so I had no question left unanswered. His staff are the nicest people. Dr. White truly cares about his patients and his business.
P. F. (Verified Patient)
So rare to see someone who clearly loves his job and his patients. Even before I met him his staff was extremely helpful. After checking my insurance during the initial scheduling call, they double checked my insurance the day before I showed up. Dr White saw me coming in the door on his way to another room and came and introduced himself. He even helped direct me to the right stack of papers to fill out. Apparently no job is beneath him despite having front desk staff. He and his staff clearly explained every test, results and costs. Even when I went to get my glasses they had printed out a huge list of what my specific insurance covered and didn't cover and what the amounts were. I mean I just don't know how it could have been a better experience.
N. P. (Verified Patient)
If you are seeking a fabulous, pro-active optometrist, you HAVE to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric White. He's incredibly knowledgeable and has all the latest technology to make sure you keep your eyes healthy. He actually cares about his patients and takes the time to see how your life is going to better evaluate any issues that could occur with the pressure of your eyes. I wished my mom lived here so she can stop seeing her horrible optometrist in DC. I also love their appt confirmation email, super convenient for us techie folks. For those giving a 1 star review, you should talk to him to see how he can make your experience better instead of venting on Yelp.
L. F. (Verified Patient)
I've been with Dr. White 8, maybe 10 years and in my almost 50 years of seeing eye doctors, I've never had a better one. He's got to be the most personable doctor I've known and because of the research he does, I feel he stays more current than most optometrists. The retinal scan and other tests he does have long been a part of not only the exam for eye health/prescription but also overall health. His staff have always been helpful and competent. When you walk in, if Dr. White is in the waiting room, he comes over and greets you by name. He really seems to thoroughly enjoy what he does and that comes through in all aspects of his care. I plan to see Dr. White as long as he practices.
C. T. (Verified Patient)
I just visited Dr white this past Thursday for a routine eye exam. I did not know what to expect considering that last time I had an eye exam Bill Clinton was in the oval office. I would go as far to say that he has renewed my faith that there are still customer oriented doctors out there who take a personal interest in the well being of their patients. He is very meticulous, a quality that should be mandatory in the healthcare sector. He took the time to explain all of the different tests that were performed and what health implications could be expected in the short and long term. In summation it was one of the best customer services experiences I have ever received! Thanks Dr, White.
A. B. (Verified Patient)
Took all 3 of my kids to see Dr. White today and it was an amazing experience. Their entire staff was amazing and we are so excited to get our glasses in and start wearing them. Dr. White was very calm and understanding even with my 4 year old.
L. C. (Verified Patient)
Dr White and his staff was very professional and showed sincere interest to provide me all the information needed. I would recommend highly recommend his service.
B. B. (Verified Patient)
I am always impressed with the thoroughness of Dr. White's exam and his dedication to his patients. He utilizes the latest and most sophisticated equipment to provide him with the information necessary to deeply understand our eye health. Thank you, Dr. White and staff!
A. Z. (Verified Patient) Jan 18, 2018
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N. V. (Verified Patient) Oct 25, 2015
I have been a patient of Dr. White's for over 27 years. He continues to have patience and understands the need for completely making me feel at ease! He is so thorough and competent! I am happy to hear he has been honored for his dedication and devotion to helping people get the best vision and the most comfortable fit possible. He's amazing and I found out the other day how fast one can get in with an emergency! He and his Staff helped me get in, examined and the contacts within two days. That's unheard of with my current HMO!! and....that's why Dr. White continues to be my favorite!! Thank you to everyone in his office!
K. M. (Verified Patient) Apr 15, 2015
Helped me out greatly where other optometrists had overlooked/misdiagnosed what the real problem was. Much more thorough eye exam than I've gotten at a large HMO.
L. H. (Verified Patient) Feb 09, 2015
Dr. White was like breath of fresh air. I've been going to cut rate chain optometrists for several years after moving away from the one I had liked for years. I've never had my eyes so thoroughly examined in my life and I think it was about time. I did spend a lot of money, but even going to Costco it costs hundreds of dollars. I look forward to my new progressive transitional glasses with a two year return policy if I scratch them.
M. W. (Verified Patient) Dec 29, 2014
I have been going to Dr. White for years. I continue to be impressed by the professionalism and personal service of Dr. While and his staff. He has all the latest technologies. Appointments are quickly made. I don't wait or waste time in his office. I get my contacts and glasses in a reasonable time after my visit. The staff is great at helping select nice looking glasses. I will continue to go to Dr. White and to refer all of my friends to him.
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