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Eye doctors and specialists in Munich

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hi,

i know there was a post on this before (ophthalmologists and opticians - English-speaking), but can anyone recommend a nice eye doctor? i'm still not sure the difference between an opthamologist or whatever and whatever other kinds there are. i've been having weird headaches that happen when i use my eyes too much (reading, working on pc, even shopping is stressful on my eyes) so i wanna get it checked out. and i am also thinking of getting some contacts, does anyone know if these r covered by insurance or if anyone has good deals on them?

thnx

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Mine's got a really good rep, but I have private health insurance and I think he's pricey.. his place is also on Briennerstr opposite Chanels B)

 

Dr. med. Peter Haydn, Arzt für Augenheilkunde

Brienner Str. 11, 80333 München

Tel. 0 (89) 227085

 

Soz I can't help you more

 

UrbanAngel

 

PS Is "eye doctor" really a true English phrase (US or GB)? I'm rather pedantic, so please excuse me, but I only know the word opticians ;)

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weird headaches - you should definitely get a check up.

 

Sorry I can't recomend a nice optician. I am in fact looking for one for myself.

 

With regards to contact lenses if you have the state insurance the cost of contacts is not covered. I have private insurance and have to pay the bill myself first but then can claim back the full cost. The last lot of contacts I got was from the opticians on Leopoldstrasse near Wok Man. They seemed nice enough in there, and could speak English. I wear 1 day disposables and I paid about 22 Euros for a book of 30 lenses. That price seems very reasonable to me.

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or Dr. Bantzhaff, she is nice and good and came recommended...

 

089531073

 

she's just off Goetheplatz.

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Dr. med Barbara Konopitzki

089917068

Rosenkavalierplatz no. 9

 

She speaks english as does several of her staff. I have problematic eyeballs (stigmatisms in both) so I've had to go to her several times to find contacts that fit.

 

As with UAs doc - she's expensive-but I think the eyeballs are worth it. I'm on private but I beleive she accepts public insurance. Added bonus is that she's in arabella park - its got a good old fashioned US strip mall feel to it. Theres shop for eyeglasses there as well but also very expensive.

 

Dont know if the contacts are covered yet...

 

Goodluck!

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Dr. Med Walter Baumann

Rindermarkt 16

80331 München

 

089/2 608687

 

I had an eye problem, and this guy was very good. Extremely attentive, and can speak some English if needed. I got such great service it was like being in another country. He wanted to keep a really close check on my eye (it was not well atall), so I had to pop in every morning - literally for 5 minutes, just so he could checkif I needed to change medication. I felt very re-assured.

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@UrbanAngel

 

Definitions

 

Note: this is a US dr's site - definitions may vary between countries/languages !!

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ok thnx guys.. i have an appointment with dr. konopitzki next monday. i'm surprised i got one so fast, i tried to get an eye dr. appointment in vienna and the earliest was like a month away. so yea, thanx.

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HEHE...C'mon you picked her for the strip mall benefits didn't ya? :lol:

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lol yea thats why.. i say us strip mall feel and i knew she was the right one to pick

 

heh actually the others were either not in yet or not picking up so...

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B) neither lenses nor glasses are covered by the insurance , unless you´re blind and you only see 30% with correction. I´ve been asking my 'Optiker last friday...

 

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;) Well if you have time here are some tips for the strip mall. There's a large spar grocery store which is kinda like the German version of a super k-mart. The top part sells housegoods, bath products, toys, electronics and various crap. The bottom (you take a moving escalator down) is a large grocery store with lots of variety. Mind you its a spar so the fresh things are hit and miss but I have to give it an honorable mention for the canned mexican department.

 

Theres lots of cheesey stores around and a Hugendubel. I've been twice and got yelled at for something both times. Theres also an SF Coffee Company over there with a non-German (possibly Italian) guy that happily speaks perfect English. Theres a large, nice Weiners for sitting and people watching. If you need a follow-up try to make it on a Thursday, theres a farmers market there every week. Produce is good and there's a guy who makes roast chicken and ribs - both are the bomb.

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lol thnx for the tip jml. prolly like an interspar or eurospar or sumfin...they are all over vienna... i go there as much as possible cuz of the selection (much better than the other austrian grocery stores)

 

anyway.. . about the contacts thing... i can't order them offline cuz i have never used them before.. so i guess it would be better if i got them from a doctor or sumfin..atleast at first. i just wanna have them for summer so i can buy sunglasses without having to get prescription lenses for them..and also for when i go skiing or snowboarding cuz i hate wearing glasses with goggles. so yea, we'll see..i'll ask the doc what she thinks i guess.

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I see you've already got an appointment, but for what it's worth, Dr. Marcel Gerbert is great. I picked him off the US embassy's list, and his English is excellent. I don't know anything about the medical schools in Germany, so I was very happy to see Stanford, Johns Hopkins and UCAL San Francisco on his education/training list...at least I have a reference point there.

 

Dr. Marcel C. Gerbert

Max-Weber-Platz 11

81675 München

Tel: 475 147

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What's this about insurance not paying for contact lenses? Is this something that has changed in the last 3 months? My insurance covered the cost of mine which I got 3 months ago! And I'm no where near legally blind! Only about -3!

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FYI: just got my statement from my (private) insurance. My contact lenses were covered 100% ... my vision isn't so bad -2 but I have stigmatisms in both eyes so perhaps that helped get the coverage.

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I just called this: Dr. Med Walter Baumann bloke

 

Rindermarkt 16

80331 München, Germany

+49 89 2608687

 

After making an appointment for me on Friday the 13th at 13:30 he said that he hopes I am not superstitious... :unsure:

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