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I was very pleased with my child's visit. Dr. Luchansky was fantastic. He was very thorough. He was knowledgeable and spent adequate time with us.
Always happy with Dr. Luchansky and staff
Great care! Every one is very patient and caring.
He is always patient and thorough with my son's appointments.
As a pediatric ohpthamologist, I would expect Dr. Luchansky to know how to comfort scared children .
We waited for over 2 1/2 hours to see Dr. Luchansky. This is the 4th time we've seen him. Every time has been over 2 hours for just a routine checkup. He seemed rushed and a bit short with my daughter who was trying her hardest to do what he asked.
He is very friendly and thorough.
Dr.Craig is a good doctor. He is thorough with you
eye doctor. good experience. great waiting area. no concerns or complaints
very good relationship with Dr. Luchansky.
He was very friendly to me and the kids. He was able to get my 2 year old to cooperate.
very nice experience
not patient. seemed to be irritated and frustrated easily with the child.
we were waiting more than 30min but this provider spent only less than 5 min. he did not take more carefully and detail.
he's my daughter eye doctor ever since she been 6 months old great eye doctor
Just a bit of a wait in between nurse and doctor. Very friendly, helpful and happy environment!
I appreciated that he offered some additional options for her eye care. He even asked her if she had any questions for him, which no doctor has ever done before.
overall this is was a great and timely visit. past visits have not always been so smooth and wait times were much longer.
Dr Luchansky is always thorough, patient and informative.
He is an excellent provider, however, my daughter has ADHD and has a difficult time focusing and sitting still. When he asked her which lense was better, "This one" or "This One" she wasn't always sure. He wasn't inappropriate or unprofessional but I definitely noticed that this irritated him. At one point he said, "Come on XXXX, this isn't a hard question". I do not think this is the best way to handle this. Other than that, he was a good provider.
Long wait in waiting room... but good care from Dr Luchansky
Dr. Luchansky was kind and respectful and listened before answering questions. He was able to review the chart and gain information needed to help determine the treatment plan.
He was great and explained everything. I appreciate that I walked out with a paper in hand with what we discussed. He did a great job and made my daughter very comfortable when she was nervous
Waited for an hour and 35 minutes past my appointment time. Doctor came in and out to get people but never once apologized for being behind and still took time between each person to type up his notes. Finally went to the desk to tell them I was leaving and they indicated this wait was normal for him. I had to take 1/2 day off work and drive a half hour just to sit there. Took the office staff 15 minutes to get me checked-out since I was not staying any longer and the Dr was still in with a patient when I left...an hour and 50 minutes past my appointment time.
Good! This was our first time meeting with Dr. Luchansky and he worked very well with our child.
Doctor is greatPersonnel is fantastic.Everybody is doing their best !
kat, kelly and dr. l were extremely kind and knowledgeable providing thorough and efficient care.
the wait times were a bit much. after drops were put in my child's eyes we waited about 40 minutes before the dr saw us. i understand the drop take time to work but this is a bit excessive for a children's office.
I appreciate the thoroughness of this doctor, truly caring about my child's vision and making sure appropriate tests are completed to ensure everything is functioning as it should.
I would highly recommend bringing children here. Although there is a wait time it is worth the wait. The staff took time with my 4 y/o son and were very patient with him.
my doctor has been amazing he has helped me achieve my dream job and continues to go above and beyond to help me see better that's why i drive 5 hours to see him thank you Dr luchansky for everything you have done for me
the Dr did not listen to my concerns. did not offer options for treatments.
This is my third daughter's 3rd appointment with this provider and each time we've had to wait for over 2 1/2 hours and the staff indicated this is typical. So unfortunately we will be using a different provider that doesn't overschedule children.
provider is amazing but wait time was awful. Waited an hr and a half past apt time to see him
Best eye exam that I have ever gotten. Will schedule Dr Luchansky for future visits
The care i received was very good i really appreciate that i my own health care active
wonderful and thorough
The wait time to see the provider is unreasonable, especially when the patients are kids. On average, we wait an hour AFTER our scheduled appointment time.
This office took an appropriate amount of time with my son. He has Down Syndrome and often times has trouble completing "regular" tests at the doctors office. They were very patient and accommodating with him.
The doctor was very patient and kind. He listened and answered all of my questions with kindness and simplicity.
very nice person and would recommend to others
I was extra pleased with the service/care
My child's medical records we not in order when we got there. Info I had given over the phone was missing. We waited 2 whole hours and spend less than 15 minutes with the doctor. The doctor seemed unprofessional unwilling to listen to our concerns which we diagnosed in detail by another doctor in a 2 hour evaluation.
Dr. Luchansky has always had great interactions with both of my children.
dr was excellent. wait to get in was way to long. took over 1 1/2 hours to get into room for a 10am appointment
We appreciate his high quality professional services.
very satisfied as a patient, my thanks.
The doctor seemed annoyed that we were the last appointment. I didn't feel respected by him. He just kind of shot down my concerns and made me feel like I was just making stuff up. I will look for another eye doctor for my son and will not come back to Childrens Ophthalmology.
appointment waiting time was too long. patients were backed up
Dr Luchansky is a great doctor. He is very understanding and caring. Easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable.
excellent care provided by Dr Craig Luchansky.
This was only the second time we've seen this doctor for my child's eye care because her original doctor left the practice. Not that he was not nice the first time but this time the doctor was much more personable and we really enjoyed the appointment.
Her Dr. expressed concern about her getting the best vision for her condition. he took his time even though she is a difficult patient to examine.
Felt we didn't have great communication about what was needed. Some frustration with each other.
excellent doctor. would highly recommend. takes time with patients, shows caring and understanding.
My son is 4 years old and was extremely uncooperative with the exam, Making it very challenging for Dr. Luchansky to examine his eyes. Dr. was very patient with several tricks up his sleeve to help relax my son and make it possible to complete a thorough exam. Thank you for your patience Dr. Luchansky!
seemed arrogant & made excuses for long wait. my suggestion is to NOT schedule appt so close together! if I'm late, I'm charged a copay & told yo reschedule. what do you do for patients when you are late?!?!
Thank you for providing excellent care my son who has special needs. I came to the Wexford facility because of the recommendations of others.
I understand a busy office but not taking your time with my son was what I found rude. He does not like being touch told the doctors this. I had to use all my strength to hold my son in place instead of showing my son what they would be doing. My son finds certain things interesting. If they would've simply done it to me first there probably wouldn't have been an issue.
Dr. Luchansky is always thorough. He explains things well and always ask if we have any questions.
he did a great job
I have nothing bad to say. The staff and provider were very helpful and polite.
one of if not the best eye exam I've ever had
Excellent service. Very pleased.
I have been seeing Dr. Luchansky due to a very serious motor vehicle accident in 2013. This doctor was the only one that was able to fix my eyes. He has been so helpful and allowed me to get back to resume My life and my job as a child welfare caseworker.
Dr. Luchansky always takes the time to evaluate my children's eyes. I never feel rushed. He is very thorough.
Dr. Luchansky has been the only one who can get my vision good.
He was calm and patient.
I thought all staff was courteous and easy to talk to. The appt was long, but there was info displayed showing that this could be the case. I understand that working with kids doesn't always go as planned.
He was incredible! Since we traveled 2+ hours for that appointment, I was so thankful for the great care he provided. The eye exam was thorough, and he was excellent with a toddler (not an easy task). I have told people time and time again how impressed I was with the whole process. The only thing I might have liked was some information to carry home (papers) regular the ocular plastic surgeon he recommended.
he was really nice,thanks
Dr. Luchansky and his staff could not have been more patient and understanding with my 2 1/2 year old toddler who was having a toddler tantrum during the entire visit!
Dr Luchansky has been very pleasant and helpful with my son.
Everyone was nice, courteous and thorough.
The only bad experience we had was wait time but to see Dr. Luchansky, it's worth the wait. I do feel the waiting room could have more interactive toys or activities for the kids since there usually is a longer wait time. (Wexford office) The staff is amazing and takes time with our child.
Very friendly and personable. My daughter was very nervous for the appointment and was fine due to the friendly staff and Nemo on the tv.
We love our time with Children's Hospital, they make us feel like we are the only patients there, when we are with the doctor or nurses.
Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful! You do wait a little bit to see the doctor, but that's every doctor in the world. I dont mind the wait, because of such great customer service.
waited over an hour and 15 minutes to even be called back to be seen for my daughters appointment
the Doctor did great with my daughter. He made her comfortable during the appointment and explained everything he was doing.
The Dr explained to me that my daughter's eyes look good and to do a follow up in 3 months. chances are she'll out grow it.
Dr. Luchansky was amazing. I was impressed by his familiarity with my health records although this was my first time seeing him.
he is good doctor.
Dr. Luchansky is the best eye care provider I can have for my kids. He's very thorough.
I was very disappointed by the wait time. I spent my whole entire morning in the waiting room. However, I noticed there was a sign stating the appointment now takes 2 to 4 hours. It would've been nice to have some sort of notification prior to the appointment because my whole day was spent sitting in the waiting room.
I feel like the doctor could be a little friendlier and understanding with children. I have seen this doctor several times for a few of my children and I feel this way after every visit. It is hard as a child to understand exactly what he is asking you to do and where you need to look. I just feel like he works with children all day that he should have a little more patient with them.
Dr. Luchansky was very nice and clearly capable. Dr. Luchansky explained things clearly and was easy to talk to. I was particularly impressed that he came out to the waiting room to call his patients back to their appointment instead of sending a nurse. It's something I've never seen before and found very surprising but in the best way possible.
I really like Dr. Luchansky. No complaints there.
the provider was very patient and understanding with my daughter who is a special needs child really appreciate that.
Our appointment was at 9:30 am. He say the eye technician within 10-15 minutes of the appointment time, but did not see the doctor until 11:20 am. Almost two hour wait - toitally unacceptable. No respect for our time. What I expected to take about 30-40 minutes was two hours.
Doctor is wonderful medical professional. we are completely satisfied with his services.
The doctor was wonderful. No complaints.
lack of information in the workflow in testing,diagnosing and treatments for child's condition.
we had a great experience everyone was nice and knowledgeable
visit was very good but the wait time was too long
Ease of communicating with the doctor is a huge plus.
Dr Luchansky was amazing. he was great with my daughter and listened to everything I had to say as well as explaining her diagnosis and additional information possibly needed.
it was good over all
Excellent, helpful, respectful, appropriate interactions for child's age and ability level, and I did not feel rushed.
my child however loving is t an easy child to test or have understand. he fits hand and fist. Dr L was calm and understanding. he didn't once raise his voice nor make me feel my son was being bad. I plan to switch to sedate exams only because the stress it causes my son and visit also in hopes one day he will experience a stress free visit. thank you for your patience
Dr. Luchansky is great with my son during every visit. He is kind, friendly and patient. He's a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Luchansky did a wonderful job interacting with my daughter. Even though she is going through a very ornery toddler stage, he kept her interest so well that she just sat there and cooperated with him.
Dr. Luchansky is always very nice and helpful. he always seems to remember us even though he only sees us yearly.
we absolutely love the care that we get with this healthcare provider. He always makes our child feel completely safe and comfortable. We have recommended him to others, and will continue to do so.
it was a good experience.
Dr Craig very thorough, kind. He was on time. I was out of Mercy in an hour.
Dr. Luchansky is always professional, courteous, kind and understanding of my sons special needs. he is very patient and respectful of him. He listens to what I have to say and answers my questions. I will take my son to him as long as we are able.
Excellent eye doctor, I highly recommend.
he was awesome with my daughter.
great visit. Love the doctor and staff!
Provider was very receptive to the problems being delt with and ideas to go forward for rehabilitating the problems at hand!
all seemed good
My son sees Heather before Dr. Luchansky at every visit. Heather is AMAZING! She actually makes an eye exam fun which is very hard to do.
Dr. Luchansky is inpatient with my child. He does not make an effort to make sure she feels comfortable. He does not take adequate time to explain things to her, or to me. The instructions/treatment plan that he told us during her appointment were vastly different from the instructions printed on the after visit summary.
I my previous appointment With Dr Luchansky I believe in 2011. Since that time I have had other providers. I recently had cataract surgery which required a new prescription for eye lenses. Dr. Luchansky was the Dr. that corrected a double vision problem for me.For this reason I was willing to wait for an appointment for Dr. Luchansky.
He did apologize at the beginning of the visit for the long wait, that it was unacceptable. I appreciated his apology, but felt that a 3 hr visit to get eyes checked is unreasonable
He was very thorough and had a pleasant demeanor.
my child's appointments are always at the end of day so we feel rushed sometimes and can never make our follow up appointments I feel like at least one person should stay till the last patient is gone
I thought Dr. Luchansky was very knowledgeable and also gentle. He made my very shy daughter feel at ease. I felt confident in his capabilities.
wait time was horrible. we were there for almost 2 hours
This specialist did not even look at the information that was sent from our referring doctor (a neuro-ophthalmologist) although he said several times that he needed to review this before he could determine whether a treatment plan was possible. We waited a long time for this appointment and were very disappointed in the entire process - from a full two hours of waiting to a doctor who was seemed who seemed to be unprepared for our visit.
we were seen before his appointment time as we got there early . They were all very friendly and helpful. This was our first time seeing him and he determined what the problem was and had the other Dr come right to the room to look at my son so I didn't have to have another appointment before moving forward to the procedure to fix the problem. very much appreciated!!
This doctor is a fine doctor!
I was seen 2 1/2 hours after my appointment time. No apologies. No reason. The entire waiting room was very upset. I missed another appointment AND was unable to fill my eye glass prescription because they closed. This was for prescription lenses only. 5 minutes. No excuse! Will never go back. Shame on doctor and UPMC scheduling. Very unprofessional...
I am extremely satisfied with the service and care at this office.
The doctor was thorough and was good with my child. I wanted to mention the person that did the first part of the eye exam, she was great with both the adult and the child.
Dr Craig was very patient and explained everything. Best paediatric ophthalmologist I met so far.
Dr. Luchansky was excellent. Very thorough and patient.
The doctor was very knowledgeable, but wish he was kinder. He was blunt and to the point. My opinion was the doctor needed to be more compassionate.
He is a wonderful Dr. Very nice and understanding.
Exceptional care for a 1st time visit. Heather (our nurse) was amazingly accommodating to my son who is on the Autism spectrum and had 1,000 questions for her. She calmly and patiently answered every one of them.
Heather was very friendly and made my sons exam enjoyable. Dr Luchansky was also very professional and friendly.
I really like Dr Luchansky. He is very thorough and kind. I make sure we see him every year. I won't switch as long as he is there!
This was the first time at this office with this doctor and I thought he was wonderful. He was caring and understanding. And very patient with my child. The nurse was EXCELLENT!! I have never felt so relaxed at a doctors office before. They were very kind and wonderful.
The care we received was great
We come from 3 1/2 hours away because we do feel that Dr Luchansky is the best provider for a children. We would love to stay closer to home, but we are so comfortable with him that we continue to make the trip.
All of the staff we met were very positive and professional. There isn't once instance that we would say was otherwise.
wait time is sometimes long but the doctor is wonderful with his patients
Our wait time was between 15-30 minutes which we thought was acceptable. Overall, the staff was very organized and professional.
Dr. Luchansky is very thorough and efficient during the eye exam, but we wait any where from 2-4 hours to be called into an exam room to be examined.
Dr. Luchansky has always been very thorough and careful in regards to the testing he orders for me, and has always been respectful of my questions and concerns.
Dr Luchansky was clear and thorough! He understood our circumstances and moved forward to working with one of his colleagues as we move forward to better understand my wife's condition!
our appointment was at 10:30 and we did not get seen until after 11:30. it was almost 1pm before we pulled out of the garage. Other than the lengthy appointments it wasn't bad. The doctor is well informed and listens to our concerns. My daughter's vision and her well being is a priority for our family.
in previous visit, we had good experience but however this time our experience changed . May it felt like we were rushed this time
Dr. Craig Luchansky was very good and helpful - he went through my medical record and addressed the problems with the glasses very thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him.
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