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Robert S. Teiche, OD
Optometry
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Contact Lenses, Low Vision
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Optometry
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Ore., 1987
Residency
American Lake Veterans' Hospital, Tacoma, Wash., 1988
Professional Activities and Awards
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2009 and 2010.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 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
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June 2018
spent a fair amount of time investigating alternatives
June 2018
sorry *Dr. Teiche is thinking about retirement!
May 2018
Dr. Teiche is an excellent care provider in my opinion and I like him very much. I trust him implicitly with my eyecare.
May 2018
My diagnosis of uveitis is a rheumatic condition which manifests itself is ocular inflammation and can threaten vision. He told me gently but in such a way that I was able to grasp the significance of my diagnosis and immediately understand how important it is for me to comply with intensive treatment which includes eye drops every two hours while awake and a steroid ointment at bedtime. When the ointment he prescribed - which should have been generic but wasn´t and would have cost me $155/tube - he worked with the pharmacist to find a suitable substitute which was just as effective and only cost about $5. I am retired on a fixed income and $150 is a lot of money for me. He understood and worked to find the alternative even though it cost him a good 10 or 15 minutes after he had already completed his visit with me and should have been freed-up to take care of others. For that, I am so very grateful.
May 2018
He even answered a question I had about my sister´s glaucoma.
April 2018
Dr. kept referring to the medical terms without explanation of what they meant until I asked him to explain.
April 2018
Dr Teiche was both friendly and professional in discussing issues relating to my vision. He was clear in discussing issues and follow up.l left knowing the next steps in my vision care.I have a high degree of confidence in Dr Teiche.
April 2018
I always highly recommend Dr. Teiche to my friends.
March 2018
Dr. Teiche was excellent, great bedside manner, and with a dry sense of humor. This, despite it being in the latter part of the afternoon, and surely after having seen many patients that day. For my optometry needs, I will definitely be returning.
March 2018
Dr Teiche is awesome.
March 2018
I feel fortunate to be seeing Dr. Teiche.
March 2018
Dr. Teiche is a caring, competent physician whom I would not hesitate to recommend.
February 2018
I was recommending Dr. Teische to a friend and asked Dr. Teische about it. He suggested the specialist who deals with glycoma for him. He gave me his name and I gave it to my friend. I was very glad to have this information.
February 2018
Dr. Teiche is awesome. I love our conversation regarding vacation trips.
February 2018
Excellent
February 2018
Dr. Teiche is always courteous, professional and attentive
January 2018
My problem(s) have many possible causes. He explained them. But, basically, it came down to having to wait until I get off my heart transplant medications and getting cataract surgery before we can determine what´s really going on with my eyes.
January 2018
Have had the care giver for years so, communication easy.
January 2018
The Assistant I met that day was new to me, but excellent and I would highly recommend her without reservations. I have been seeing Dr. Teiche for a long time and he has been excellent in every way imaginable!
December 2017
Dr. Teiche always takes time to ensure my glasses are as effective as they can be and explains things very clearly. I recommend him very highly. One time when my insurance didn´t cover an eye exam at Virginia Mason, I ended up paying out of pocket to see Dr. Teiche after another ophthalmologist failed to provide an accurate prescription.
December 2017
perfect
December 2017
Dr Teiche is great! Very pleasant and always takes the time to explain things.
November 2017
dr teiche was very considerate during the appointment and patiently listened to me problems. really appreciate dr teiche giving me a follow-up phone after he had a consultation with another specialist. he demonstrated that he was concerned about my wellbeing.
October 2017
You are lucky to have Dr. Teiche on staff.
October 2017
I have great confidence in Dr. Teiche.
October 2017
I´ve been seeing Dr. Teiche for forever. He is always very kind, friendly, engaging and informative. I feel like he really cares.
September 2017
All my providers at VM are caring, knowledgeable , supportive and responsive professionals. I am blessed with their excellent care!
September 2017
We have been with this doctor for many years. He does a really great job!
September 2017
Dr. Teiche is the most experienced eye doctor I have ever known. He has given me several referrals to other services available at VM.
September 2017
Dr. Tieche is wonderful!
August 2017
We have gone to Dr. Teiche for several years. He knows us and clearly states what is happening with our eyes. He is also aware of other things that might affect our vision.
August 2017
Very professional but also personable.
August 2017
discussed my contact lenses and we both determined there was no point in upgrading the prescription for my right eye/ He gave me a prescription to have new contacts made if needed, which I had forgotten I might need. He explained the prescription was good for 2 years and also said my contacts were in good shape. The "contact" man was unavailable to polish my lenses but Dr suggested next time I come in I stop by and have it done. That was nice and I will take advantage of the offer next time I come in
August 2017
always a good visit.
June 2017
Dr Tiche is excellent!
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.
June 2017
I received that weeks after my visit.
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
Always kind and thoughtful.
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
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
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
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.