|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.|
|635 Anderson Road, Suite 1|
|Located 1 block north of Russell Blvd. and the UC Davis campus|
|Mon-Thu 8:00 to 5:00, Friday 8:00 to 3:00|
|Emergency Medical & Surgical On-Call 24-hours|
|Insurance Plans Accepted|
|Most VISION & MEDICAL plans accepted including|
|Vision Service Plan (VSP), Medical Eye Services (MES), Spectera, Davis Eye, Blue Vision|
The Davis offices of Medical Vision Technology practice both optometry and ophthalmology; the business includes ophthalmologists David Kira, M.D. and Alexander Grand, M.D. They accept VSP Vision Insurance (the vision coverage provided to undergraduates through UC Davis, SHIP).
David Kira, M.D. is a Board-Certified ophthalmologist who accepts most insurance including SHIP (UC Davis Student), Sutter, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Anthem, Medicare, AARP, PacifiCare, HealthNet, Tricare, MediCal, Partnership Advantage, YCHIP and many others - please ask - & then check with your actual insurance provider b/c redundancy is your friend. Discounts offered to students & seniors, as well as to UC Davis faculty and staff. They can set you up with hard to fit contact lenses and glasses, cataract extraction featuring ReSTOR and CrystaLens (multifocal lens technology).
They offer laser vision correction using bladeless All-Laser LASIK, as well as Latisse, the eyelash-growing product you've probably seen advertised on TV.
They also offer one-day service on glasses.
Medical Professionals are limited by HIPAA as to what information they can make public about their patients, including who their patients are. As such it is very hard for Doctors, Dentists, and Psychiatrists to respond to negative comments on the wiki. Please keep this in mind while reading any comments.
2009-02-02 15:37:30 Kira has always been awesome with my optometry very helpful with my random eye related questions —StevenDaubert
2009-10-08 18:01:53 Got great contact lenses and glasses from Dr. Wagner. These guys don't try to sell you pictures of the back of your eye and gave me starter contact lens solutions. Having a eye doctor and optometrist in one place is good - they solved my eye problems together. —GHHom
- This comment is a sockpuppet created by Dr. David Kira in an attempt to boost his own business, and very unethical behavior for a doctor. It came from IP 188.8.131.52 which is the same IP that Dr. Kira used to make edits (as dtkira) 5 minutes before he made this fake review. —FraudAlert
* Actually - this was a patient using our open Wi-Fi in our waiting room. We added this capability just recently for our patients to be able to surf the web and be productive while dilating. We use the same computer in the dilating room - hence the same IP address. Patients are free to make comments as they wish. This patient actually found us through Davis Wiki (checked chart) - needed to see an optometrist (for glasses) and an ophthalmologist (for associated medical problem) - asked to place review. —David Kira
- So, what you're saying is that you just recently added Wi-Fi ("just recently" meaning before October 8th, 2009) and on this particular Thursday during which you spent your entire lunch hour making changes to this page, you also decided to make another change just before 6pm and there happened to be a patient in your waiting room, despite the fact that your office closes at 5pm, and this particular patient coincidentally happened to leisurely write a review from his laptop computer that he brought with him to his after-hours eye exam not 5 minutes later, which you later edited yourself? Is that really what you're saying? By the way, don't sign with my signature. —FraudAlert
2010-02-12 10:40:15 Dr.Kira and Wagner are quite professional and friendly. I can't say the same thing for "In house optical lab". They were not friendly to me and even they didn't give the necessary explanation for the bill and my insurance claims. When I get my frames, I saw that the lenses were not placed correctly into frames (It took 10 days to process my order), I had to fix them by myself. I used the frames that I purchased from someplace else, they charged my insurance $15 without telling me. I am so sorry to have worked with them. —Stan34
2010-07-06 16:32:25 This phone number does not work! Does anyone know the new one? —SexyPianist89
- I just called the number, and a receptionist for Medical Vision Technology answered. Seems fine to me. —ScottMeehleib
2010-07-22 04:04:32 This has been where I've gone for eye care as long as I can remember... meaning wherever I went before junior high or so was less than memorable. I've always felt welcomed and well cared-for and see absolutely no reason that any member of the staff would feel the need to place a false review here. Their service speaks for itself. I not only leave the office feeling confident in my eye health, but feeling EDUCATED about it. Even when, up until last week, I'd left with nothing but compliments on my sight. Last week I left with a prescription for my newly nearsighted right eye... Or it was news to me, anyway. Imagine my shock going from 20/20 to "...I can't read that at all". Of course, I hadn't been in for 3 years "seeing" no issue with my sight. I learned my lesson. I was doomed, I suppose. My whole family wears glasses. Regardless, I was pleased with the assessment and now am aware that I see better if I close my lame eye. Psh. I'll be shopping for spectacles tomorrow. Thank you, doctors and staff, and I will be back next July!
2010-07-24 18:40:38 Saw Dr. Kira this Saturday - we were referred to him as an on-call provider from my daughter's pediatric group. My 3 year old daughter had (what turned out to be) a bug stuck in her eye. Dr. Kira was really kind and gentle with her, took the time to explain to her everything he was doing, and had it out in just a few minutes. Thank you! —DanielBoxwell
2010-10-22 01:58:24 Dr. Wagner was super nice and attentive when he did my eye exam. However, their contact lens prices are a lot higher than other places. I got mine for $40/box, I called several other places and it was $35/box. That said, I'd go here for my eye exam but I will never buy contact lenses here again!! —thtly
2011-05-03 13:16:13 I have had glasses for 25 years and contacts for cumulatively 10+ years, and never have I had so much trouble getting my prescription correct. I was fine with Dr Kira, as he handled my glasses last year, but Dr Wagner handles all things contacts-related. So this year, I was newly fitted for contacts, and when I got my first trial pair, the contact for my right eye was VERY wrong. I went back and got another trial, which was less wrong but I still couldn't read properly, so I have since taken my business elsewhere, as I no longer trust them with my eye care. —deeray82
2012-01-05 21:16:35 I have also had trouble getting the right prescription. The whole experience also felt rushed. I'm not planning on going back. —DaveG
2013-10-14 17:21:07 I went in to see Dr. Kira a couple of months ago. It was my first pair of glasses, and I was told that if the prescription didn't seem right once I got my glasses, I could go back in and have my vision re-assessed free of charge.
My initial experience with Dr. Kira was just okay. It was my first pair of glasses, and I didn't really know the right types of questions to ask. It felt rushed, and I walked out with a diagnosis I didn't really understand and a new prescription.
When I did finally get my glasses (through LensCrafters, not Dr. Kira), the lenses were the correct prescription that Dr. Kira had written for me, it's just that the prescription that Dr. Kira had written for me was incorrect. So, I called and scheduled another appointment. The staff was amazing, really prompt and helpful and did their best to get me in as soon as possible.
When I went in, I was again informed by Dr. Kira that this visit would be free of charge. One of his techs also told me that Dr. Kira had left a note in my file saying that I would most likely be back, because it's pretty common for first-timers to need a second exam.
The second experience at Dr. Kira's was not unlike the first. Rushed, but I wasn't about to complain, because they were seeing me for free. At least, I THOUGHT they were seeing me for free, because I was told that multiple times. When I got the bill, however, I found that they had decided to charge me $95, "due to the length of the visit," but then reduced it to $35 after I called the billing office in Sacramento. I'm not complaining about the charge itself, really, because I was provided a service. But, I am uninsured, and I should have been informed of the charge BEFORE I went in. It's just in poor taste to tell me that my visit will be free of charge, but then have a change of heart and charge me nearly $100 for it. Had I known, I wouldn't have gone back in. I could have gone to an optometrist for half the price. I'm just really disappointed, because despite the rushed visits, Dr. Kira seemed like a really nice guy and I really loved his staff.
2014-04-02 16:22:14 This office is in total disarray. They couldn't figure out my insurance information and were not able to order my contact lenses. I had to go elsewhere to get my prescription filled. This office has gone downhill significantly since Dr. Wagner has left. Time to find a new eye doctor. —RonBerry
2014-10-08 13:36:06 Been a patient at MVT for 15 years, loved them for their great service but now it is time to move on! Staff change overs removed the great staff members of the past few years and the staff is sub par. Made an appointment for a contact check, burning eyes with the contacts, waiting for 2+ weeks to get in to see the doctor. Confirmation call for the appointment yesterday and today they cancel the appointment at 9:00 a.m. when the appointment was at 2:20 p.m. When I tried to explain how long I had waited they told me to try to get into one of their other offices. I could try as they had not bothered to see if there were any openings. They said the soonest I could get in would be in one whole week. Wow, three weeks with burning eyes. Moving on to another office, another practice with my entire family. —JenniferWoo