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What Our Patient’s Are Saying

I absolutely love this office

I absolutely love this office. The staff were very polite, professional, efficient and extremely helpful! Very clean office and a great selection of glasses. I am very lucky to have found this office.

- Beth T.

Dr. Howard made it a quick, thorough, and fun experience

I had been putting off going to an eye doctor for my vision issues the way most people put off going to the dentist. (definitely in denial about aging) Eye Care Plus and Dr. Howard made it a quick, thorough, and fun experience. The staff was all really great and Dr. Howard was kind and listening. Ya know, the way a doctor should be! I explained to Dr. Howard that I spend too much time working at a computer and that my eyes were feeling fatigued and seemed to take forever to focus. After a few tests, he shook my hand and explained to me the solution. I had NO idea that the lab manager would personally make my glasses in 15 minutes. While picking out frames, I was thinking surely I'd get them UPS in a week or two. I was even more surprised at how affordable the exam and frames were. Awesome! The best part is, the glasses fixed my all my fatigue problems AND my girlfriend thinks they're sexy. Bonus!

- Billy K.

They had both my glasses ready in 20 minutes

Honestly stumbled upon this great little shop by accident and couldn't be more happy I did! The ladies at the front desk were very sweet and the gentleman who helped me with all the different frames was very helpful. They actually had a much better assortment then anywhere else I have looked and I ended up with two pairs I loved (which is huge for me!!!). They also had both my glasses ready in 20 minutes which was the best part of all! No waiting a week before picking up my glasses! Would absolutely recommend anyone going to this great establishment.

- Jon S.

My family has been going to Dr. Howard for about 15 years now

My family has been going to Dr. Howard for about 15 years now. He has always been able to accommodate us with whatever we need. His staff is very knowledgeable and his office is always clean. Thank you Dr. Howard and Staff.

- Mike B.

Dr. Robert Howard is the best in San Diego

I have to share my great impression of Dr. Robert Howard and the assistants at his office in San Diego. I have worn contacts and glasses for many years, but only Dr. Howard could help me get a pair that really felt comfortable for all day wear. My red and itchy eyes are a thing of the past since I started seeing Dr. Howard. He has a really gorgeous office that is easy to get to and easy to park in, and the service I receive there is beyond compare. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my contact lenses, eye exams and glasses because I really believe that Dr. Robert Howard is the best in San Diego.

- Lora J.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else

When you've been wearing contacts and glasses as long as I have (20+ years) you are pretty quick to realize when you've found a great eyecare office. I found Dr. Howard in 1995 and I wouldn't go anywhere else. He has a great group of assistants, a good selection of glasses to choose from and his hours are really convenient. I just went for my 17th eye exam with Dr. Howard, and it's even better then before!

- J.S.

I’ve been relying on Dr. Howard for my eye care for 21 years

I've been relying on Dr. Howard for my eye care for 21 years, since attending college in San Diego; even after moving to Orange county 15 years ago. My wife and 7 and 9 year old boys all go with me now! He has always updated his equipment to provide for a state of the art examination and has worked with me to make sure I'm getting what I need. He's been exceptionally patient when fitting me with contacts and over the years has given me countless new types of lenses to try to make sure I have the best vision and comfort possible. I visited the new office for the first time yesterday and it's great and the staff are very accommodating. I've tried a couple of places closer to home, but their technology and treatment did not compare.

- Danny M.

I had never been able to wear contact lenses until Dr. Howard

I have a difficult prescription and I had never been able to wear contact lenses until a friend recommended Dr. Howard. I went to his beautiful office in Kearney Mesa and I was immediately impressed with the huge selection of eyewear, and the very caring staff. Dr.Howard took a lot of time with my exam, and made sure he got me the right lenses. I can now see so perfectly, and the contacts he prescribed are so comfortable. I have recommended to my family and two coworkers and all are thrilled with Dr.Howard.

- Michelle S.

Amazing and fast service!

Amazing and fast service! Doctor is extremely nice and employees as well. I had my eye exam, contacts refilled and glasses made all in under an hour.

- Shanelle M. San Diego CA

I am SO happy I found this gem!

I came in my first time a few months ago because I saw the $69 special for frames and lenses. When I arrived, they were SO welcoming. I called and had my prescription sent right over, no hassle!

They have a nice selection of affordable frames for any look as well as designer's if ya wanna be fancy.

They were so patient with me and did not make me feel like I was cheap because of what I was purchasing ( some places kind of look down on you when you don't have a huge budget)

So fast forward to today, I broke my frames so had to stop in. Since my lenses were still good I actually ended up getting TWO new frames for $49!!! (I had my lenses put in one) and I can pop lenses out to change with other frames when I want to color coordinate! What a steal! I was so happy.

I am SO happy I found this gem. The place is great and I totally am recommending to my friends!

- Krystle T. San Diego CA

They were truly amazing.

I have to admit I was skeptical that this could be as good as the reviews said. Every other eye doctor I've seen always seemed expensive and slow to make the glasses. I am very pleased to say that Dr. Howard was as wonderful as reviews say and I walked out within an hour with a pair of very reasonably priced glasses. Since I had lost my prior pair, getting a replacement quickly was very important. I will definitely be back, and happily refer anyone I know here. They were truly amazing.

- Kathy R. San Diego CA

Super friendly staff and eye doctor.

Super friendly staff and eye doctor. Tucked into a strip mall next to the Nissan Dealership. Very agreeable staff who understood that people may want to order online these pressure to buy frames.

- Rachel T. San Diego CA

Can I PLEASE give more than five stars!!!

Can I PLEASE give more than five stars!!? Toya was AMAZING. I found this place on Google, looking for eye exam specials. They're friendly, fast and VERY accommodating. I WILL be bringing our three teenagers here. They even gave me two pairs of contacts ON THE SPOT to take with me! Unbelievable experience.

- Courtney O. San Diego

We Have Moved!

Starting August 19, 2019, Dr. Howard, AJ, and Socorro will be joining Ackroyd & Van Hoose Optometry at: 7246 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111

The new location is 0.8 miles west on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. from the old office.

(see map below)

Dr. Robert Howards patients records will now be located at:

Ackroyd & Van Hoose Optometry

You can still call us at 858-278-3937 or visit Ackroyd & Van Hoose Optometry’s website at to request an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new location!!