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Robert S. Teiche, OD
Robert S. Teiche, OD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

292 Patient Ratings
58 Comments

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Departments
Cosmetic Services
Optometry
Eye Care (Ophthalmology and Optometry)

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2300

Specialty
Optometry

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1988

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

June 2017
Dr. Tieche has provided vision care for me for many years. My vision issues present challenges and I believe Dr. Tieche has sought solutions on numerous visits.

May 2017
Very pleasant experience and made me feel welcome and at ease about procedure

May 2017
Dr. Teiche is an outstanding doctor. The best of the best. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an eye doctor.

May 2017
As usual - thorough, friendly, informative, explanations easy to follow. No complaint what-so-ever.

May 2017
I really like Dr. Teiche, he has been my doctor for many years. I came up with a problem this time and he seemed sad and was genuinely concerned, which I appreciate.

May 2017
Dr. Teiche is great

April 2017
Lots of test were done with very little explanation to what they were or the outcome.

April 2017
Dr. Teiche is outstanding.

April 2017
Felt rushed, like he couldn´t be bothered. Now I have the glasses and I´m not sure if the prescription will work or is correct.

March 2017
Dr. Tie he is personable, informative, and reassuring. I have complete confidence in his work. He is clearly a professional who believes that the patient´s experience is paramount.

March 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Teiche for twenty + years and he has been an excellent practioner during the entire time. He takes his time and is thorough. A "Very Good" rating for Dr. Teiche.

March 2017
Good experience - gave me time needed, friendly, addressed the problem with any solutions

February 2017
I have seen this MD a few times before in past years, and his care has always been excellent.

January 2017
wonderful eye Dr. & wonderful appt.

January 2017
Very professional, details communicated and well understood, friendly, interested and courteous

January 2017
I´ve been with Dr Teiche for years. He is always friendly, highly professional, and helpful in all the ways noted above.

December 2016
We love Dr. Teiche!

December 2016
Dr. Teiche is an optometrist, and my eye lid infection is something an ophthalmologist needs to see so he referred me to one.

December 2016
Excellent in all respects

December 2016
He´s been my eye doctor for many years.

December 2016
love my yearly visits with dr. tieche. he is smart and a great communicator.

November 2016
I was very relaxed with this whole experience.

November 2016
Always have liked Dr. Teiche and have great confidence in him. Don´t ever let him retire.

November 2016
Dr was very pleasant and seemed to care. Took time to explain and answer questions.

November 2016
Dr. Teiche is and has always been an excellent care provider in my opinion. He is the best optometrist that I have had in my 65 years of going to them. Again, in my opinion.

October 2016
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful manKind, thoughtful, understable, patient

October 2016
Dr Teiche is always very professional, caring and informative. Takes time to answer my concerns/questions.

October 2016
MD was friendly and made me at ease ... he answered all my questions

October 2016
Dr. Tieche always takes the time to explain all aspects of my care and goes the extra mile to ensure I understand and am comfortable with the outcome of my visit.

October 2016
I have an eye phobia, so my check-up produces huge anxiety for me. Dr Teiche is always so patient with me, and puts me at ease. Plus he´s very gentle during the exam, and it´s clear he´s an exceptional physician.

September 2016
Dr. Teiche was exceptional in the care and timeliness of his services.

September 2016
Would only go to Dr Teiche

August 2016
It was my first visit with Dr. Teiche. He was very patient, kind and knowledgeable. I will be back to see him next year! Dr. Hsieh was personable and professional as always.

August 2016
Couldn´t have a better physician in whom I had more confidence.

August 2016
Dr. Teiche takes time and care answer questions and keep me informed about what the mean, why we are looking certain results and parameters of normal or abnormal.

August 2016
Dr. Teiche is a superb & caring doctor

August 2016
It was, as usual, a good experience.

July 2016
Doctor very friendly and showed too much concern on my situations.

June 2016
he took the time to talk and care about my concerns

June 2016
My case was probably very simple. Had a sore in my eye. It was a well understood condition. The tech and the Dr. spent a good amount of time making sure my eye site was OK and not impacted by the situation. I felt confident in the outcome and the suggested go-forward plan.

June 2016
Good care.

June 2016
Dr Teiche was very efficient and very quick with refraction testing. His expertise was very noticeable.

June 2016
Dr. Teiche is personable and thorough

June 2016
I will recommend Dr. Teiche to others for eye care.

May 2016
I really like Dr. Tieche. The day after the appointment I was still thinking about how nice he was. He is thoughtful, caring and concerned and informative. He listened to and answered all of my questions.

May 2016
good

March 2016
Dr. Teiche is kind and thoughtful. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great optometrist.

March 2016
Clearly intelligent and lucid. I appreciate his approach immensely.

March 2016
I am seeing this provider for several years, and I am very satisfied with the care I am getting

February 2016
Great experience

January 2016
For my eye sickness, I trust Dr. Teiche.

December 2015
Evaluation was done in a friendly and competent manner.

December 2015
Everything was professional and wonderful!

December 2015
I had very specific questions about my aging eyes (I am 63, and it´s been more than a couple years since my last exam, and vision has changed significantly.) The Doctor was patient and listened to my very specific questions. There was distraction because of a faulty piece of equipment, and at times I wasn´t sure if my exam was at the center of attention. I did ultimately receive what I considered good information and the proper variety of RX for near, distant, and bifocal vision based on some very specific "eye environment" information I provided. I may have had more questions and brought more specific requests than an average patient, but the Doctor ultimately fielded all my concerns and provided the information I was seeking. It´s only the time delay of the visit and the distraction of the failed equipment that cause me to not be able to give highest marks, and that may be quite unfair, which I realize. Overall, I felt the Doctor and staff were courteous, knowledgeable, experienced, and were willing to listen to my health concerns and provide the information I was seeking.

November 2015
Seemed slightly rushed this time; not usually my experience in the past.

November 2015
Asked me if I have been tested for diabetes as my problem & changes in my eyes it alerted him. I was sent for blood wk.

October 2015
Dr Teiche spent at least double the time with me as my previous optometrist would provide. He was extremely knowledgeable and it was probably the best optometry experience I have ever had.

September 2015
He is the best!

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Special Interest(s)
Contact Lenses, Low Vision

Education
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Ore., 1987

Residency
American Lake Veterans' Hospital, Tacoma, Wash., 1988

On Patients
“When examining patients I try to tailor the eye exam for the patient’s individual needs. I find patients have very specific visual demands and a multitude of options must be considered to meet these demands.”

On Specialty
“My area of interest in optometry is fitting specialized contact lenses. Working with patients that have suffered a vision loss due to corneal disease or trauma is challenging and rewarding.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2009 and 2010.