California’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors and Optometrists Award Winner: Blue Mountain Optometry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blue Mountain Optometry is a 2018 award winner for eye doctors and optometrists in California!

For cutting-edge eye care in Encinitas that can’t be beat, look no further than Blue Mountain Optometry.

Blue Mountain Optometry has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.99 stars, a wonderful Rating Score™ of 99.89 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 eye doctors and optometrists in California!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I absolutely love this place! Amazing staff, clean, friendly warm environment. Dr. Tan is so sweet and takes her time to make sure all your needs are met. Highly recommended! The only place my family and I will go!” – Katrina P

Not Your Average Optometrist

There are many things that set Blue Mountain Optometry apart from other optometrists in California, but according to Peyton Jones, a technician at Blue Mountain Optometry, it’s their authenticity that makes the biggest difference.

At Blue Mountain Optometry, they genuinely want what’s best for their patients. Their goal is for everyone in their community to be able to see clearly, and they consistently work to accomplish that in any way they can.

We asked Peyton why they do what they do at Blue Mountain Optometry and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We want to impact people. Our eyes are such a gift, and we want to make sure that everyone is able to use that gift to the fullest.”

Building Success By Making Patient Health a Top Priority

Peyton credits Blue Mountain Optometry’s strong online reputation to their commitment to making their patients’ health their number one priority.

“When you care a lot about your patients and make their health your top priority, word spreads.”

Blue Mountain Optometry also makes it a point to be flexible and work with their patients’ schedules.

“When you work with patients to best fit their schedule instead of your own, it goes a long way.”

At Blue Mountain Optometry, they count on their reviews and their powerful online reputation for new business and to stay relevant on Google. They also get a lot of referrals from other offices.

We asked Peyton what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Empathy is key. People can tell when you generally care about them. If you can show them empathy, the rest kind of falls into place. It is rare when a doctor places top priority on the patients coming through their doors.”

Congratulations to the team at Blue Mountain Optometry for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Peyton, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for an eye doctor, we highly recommend Blue Mountain Optometry. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors and Optometrists Award Winner: Oro Valley Eyecare

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their wonderful 97.83 Rating Score™, Oro Valley Eyecare is an award-winning optometrist in Arizona.

With a patient-centered approach to eye care, Oro Valley Eyecare is the leading provider for people in the Oro Valley area looking for trustworthy, compassionate optometry services.

Oro Valley Eyecare’s approach to patient care has helped them earn more than 1,000 positive reviews across multiple verified sites, a Rating Score that any company would envy and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for the top eye doctors and optometrists in Arizona. Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that helped them get there:

“All of the team here, from the doctors to the front office staff, are extremely skilled in their roles. Start to finish, they are there for you and even after that. They frequently make themselves available for eyeglass adjustments and any questions ANYONE may have. I can assure you, you won’t find a better eye-care experience in this area! Superb service with a great selection of eyewear. P.S. Dr. M is excellent with children.” – Laura P

Not Your Average Optometrist

Oro Valley Eyecare has a commitment to providing a level of care that’s second to none, and that dedication has helped them make a name for themselves as a different kind of eye care clinic. Every member of the staff is trained as either an optician or an optometrist, ensuring that, no matter who you ask, the staff will always be able to explain the science behind your treatment. They also work hand-in-hand with their lab to ensure timely, accurate test results.

Another thing that sets Oro Valley Eyecare apart is that they want their staff to be as educated as possible about which products they recommend to their patients. When a new product comes out, the entire staff will get vouchers so that they can try it and relay the best possible information to their patients.

When asked why she does what she does, optician, Laura Zapolski, had this to say:

“Personal experience of having bad vision got me interested in optometry in the 90s. The more I worked, the more I wanted to learn! When I started, I worked for a private practice in Long Island, and my doctor there was great. I took some time off to start a family, then worked at a corporate optical company that I hated! I had a friend refer me over to Dr. Mitchell, and he really cares to know who I am as a person. I’ve told him that I am retiring with him.”

Building Success Through Genuine, Compassionate Care

According to Laura, Oro Valley Eyecare’s strong online reputation and good reviews are a result of the great work done by the doctors and staff, as well as the requests they send for reviews after their patients’ appointments. They also acquire new patients by offering free minor repairs and adjustments for anyone who needs them — not just for current patients. Another way they drum up business is by holding functions where vendors can come in and offer their patients discounts on their frames.

When asked what advice she had for other businesses looking to grow and build their online reputation, Laura had this to say:

“You have to genuinely care and enjoy what you do. If you don’t, you shouldn’t be doing it. Doing a job for a check is not worth it. Go to work, enjoy what you do and enjoy helping people!”


Thank you so much, Laura, for taking the time to share your wisdom with us. And congratulations to the team at Oro Valley Eyecare for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’re interested in learning more about Oro Valley Eyecare, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctor & Optometrist Award Winner: Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons

At Top Rated Local®, we are pleased to announce that Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, a proud and local Colorado business, is an award winner in two categories for their excellent Rating Score™.

For more than 50 years, the residents in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver have had the pleasure of working with the team at Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CCEPS).

What started as a pediatric medical office in 1954 quickly turned into a specialty ophthalmology practice by founder Dr. Max Kaplan in 1957. He built a strong business that was then purchased by the current owner, Dr. Stuart Lewis, in the ‘80s.

Dr. Lewis and one of his practice managers, Lea Petersen, took some time out of their busy days for an interview with Top Rated Local.

Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons won two awards from Top Rated Local® this year:

It was easy to tell that Dr. Lewis loves his job and his patients. He even stepped away from the interview for a few moments to go check out some new 3D-printed custom lenses for a patient.

This is outstanding to us for two reasons:

  1. Dr. Lewis prioritizes his patients first and foremost.
  2. CCEPS is a practice with cutting-edge technology despite being more than 50 years old.

According to Dr. Lewis, it’s important for him to provide good services to the people.

“Ophthalmology is the queen of medicine as far as I can see,” said Dr. Lewis, “What I mean is eye care makes an obvious and tangible difference.”

He talked about the many patients who walk through the door one day who cannot see, and the next day they experience sheer joy after surgery because they can see again.

“It’s a party every day we see our patients post-op,” said Dr. Lewis fondly.

It’s not only the joy derived from the results of ophthalmology work that makes patients appreciate the team and services provided by CCEPS. As noted by the more than 1,300 reviews online (averaging 5-stars nonetheless), Dr. Lewis and the team are highly recommended by their local community.

Here are some of our favorite reviews published online:

Patient for over 20 years. Dr. Lewis is an excellent surgeon. Had 3 procedures with positive results. Great friendly staff. Highly recommend.” – John, September 2018, DemandForce

There is no reason this business should not have 10 stars!” – Rebecca, July 2018, Google

I have found this office very pleasant and efficient. I had a problem with floaters and Dr. Lewis very patiently explained what was happening. The follow-up appointments were handled well. Although it is likely to happen again in the other eye, I feel confident I am in good hands.” – Serena, July 2016, Facebook

Great professional service. The latest in technology. I am nearing 20 years as a patient and my entire family is serviced here. Dr. Lewis has the utmost care for his patients!! Thanks for helping me to see the future.” – Rev. Rodney, May 2018, DemandForce

It’s this last review that brings us to the next aspect that helps CCEPS stand out from the competition: the technology.

CCEPS prioritizes experience and diversity in their healing strategies. Some notable pieces of high tech in the office include the three different lasers in-house, a camera that avoids the need to dilate eyes for an exam, and the CustomVue procedure for the latest in LASIK eye surgery.

The advanced technology combined with the focused and compassionate team leave the patients at CCEPS coming back for years.

Dr. Lewis makes it a point to accommodate the people in their community and deliver the service they need to help their vision. We have a vast diversity of patients from every ethnicity and income level.

“We worry about money later. We have learned through the years that if we work in good faith all the time, our success is assured,” said Dr. Lewis, “We are always present during the day, and then we go home.”

Congratulations to you and your team at Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Lewis. You deserve to be recognized as a Top Rated Local® business in your community and industry.

If you’re looking for an ophthalmologist in the Cherry Creek Denver area, we highly recommend CCEPS.