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Thomas Saunders, OD
Optometry
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Ocular diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma as well as care of the diabetic patient
Personal Information
Dr. Saunders enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife. His personal interests include cooking, photography, scuba diving and independent music. He is also active within organizations in the greater Tacoma area that provide mentoring and support for middle and high school aged youth.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Optometry
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Ore., 2008
Residency
Optometry, VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division, Tacoma, Wash., 2009
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Optometric Association
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 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
Dr Saunders is THE best eye provider I have seen. He thoroughly explained my eye situation, followed up with a call and portal message. He fabulous!
June 2018
Was not the most patient with a tired 5 year old who sat through an extremely long appointment. I definitely would not recommend him for younger patients.
May 2018
I was really impressed with Dr. Saunders, and will definitely return to him for my eye care and recommend him to others. He did a thorough exam, listened well to my concerns and addressed each one, explained the follow-up plan, and left me feeling like I´m in good hands here. And he was knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. Can´t ask for more than that in a doctor!!
May 2018
Everyone has been amazing!
May 2018
Dr. Saunders is professional, yet friendly, and very thorough. I feel very confident in Dr. Saunders. He´s awesome!
April 2018
Dr. Sanders was so kind and compassionate, I really appreciated him squeezing me in for an eye appointment. He even called later to insure I was doing ok, which was very much appreciated.
March 2018
Dr Saunders say a more urgent problem with my eye and sent me to a retina specialist. Offce assistant callee and they specialist got me right in same day.
March 2018
Provider was very to the point and concise.
January 2018
Rewarding
January 2018
Didn´t show me the scan comparison for my Macular Degeneration, & I should have asked for it. He said there was no change. Doctor did the scan rather than an assistant. My eye examination was very thorough.
December 2017
Great doctor and experience!
November 2017
Dr. Saunders has treated me very well and has made very well informed decisions regarding my treatment. He very importantly made a personal connection with me which makes me value his care even more so. Thank you Dr. Saunders for the excellent care!
September 2017
Dr Saunders personally contacted Dr Endow regarding my high BP in order to get an early appointment.
August 2017
EZ to talk w/kind.
August 2017
good
August 2017
very rushed: after emergency responded to patient in the office
August 2017
he is a awesome doctor I would recommend him to everyone
August 2017
Dr. Saunders is very thorough and I really like him.
June 2017
This provider gets the job done, but lacks interpersonal skills. We received what we needed out of the appt - a prescription, but that´s about it.
May 2017
Most thorough eye exam I have ever had. My vision is very important to me and I appreciate being worked in to make sure there were no serious issues. Cannot thank you enough.
May 2017
Dr. Saunders is the best! He is very thorough and goes the extra mile is following up with me and keeping a close watch on my condition. I trust him.
May 2017
Dr. Sanders is outstanding!
March 2017
I trust Dr. Saunders knows what he´s doing. However, I would like an eye doctor who was more personable.
February 2017
All good!
February 2017
I have cornea erosion so medication given - Pretty straight forward - Pleased with Dr. Saunders in & out of office quickly - I liked that.
January 2017
I have the highest regard for DR> Saunders and feel he has great concern for best treatment of my eyes!
January 2017
Excellent explanations, very responsive to my request for less medication to cause eye-dilation.
January 2017
Dr. Saunders was great - but he is definitely not "warm & fuzzy." He is VERY quick & to the point which is fine as long as that´s OK with the patient -> I didn´t care so it was fine.