HOEDEMAN OPTICAL SUMMER 2019 CONTEST RESPONSES
"What was your first experience with glasses?"
I was 9 and couldn’t read the song lyrics on the screen at church. I figured, wow, everyone’s pretty good at memorizing these songs...as I assumed the words were blurry for everyone. 😂 Then I got my first pair of glasses from Tom and everything made sense. - Jeremy Roberts
When I was 11, I complained for months about not being able to see clearly, and my dad, who owns an optical store, didn’t believe me. 😂 When I finally got my first pair of glasses, I was so excited to see the world in detail again! - Sophie Zimmermann
I remember coming home from the Yale Road store and opening the van door and stopping in complete amazement. I informed my perfectly eye sited mom that "you can see all individual blades of grass!!" thanks to everyone at Hoedeman for many years of great service! - Leanne Overduin
I was like 10 years old and I needed glasses, I remember picking my glasses out and being so excited! I bought purple frames because they matched the purple, velvet track suit I was wearing at the time! Lol! - Haley Nicole Boesterd
I remember being very nervous as a little 6 yrs old getting my first pair of glasses. I remember seeing a funky parrot in the shop and of course most importantly, I remember being able to see clearly - Tamara Kardux
My first experience with glasses was grade 3 ... I was really tall for my age and usually sat in the back of the classroom because I could ‘see’ over everybody in reality I couldn’t see anything 😞 so it was a great feeling to not be as clumsy and actually could read what was on the board - Lynn MacDougall
I was about 18 when I realized I couldn't see street signs and my first experience wearing them was scary I was so scared what people were gonna think of me! - Michelle Yantha
I don't remember my first pair of glasses I was probably 2 years old when I had my first eye surgery legally blind in one eye 1 glasses ever since I'm 60 now my mom said I buried them in the sandbox - Katherine Stoodley
I had a very good experience. He has been my only eye guy for the lat 20 yrs. He cares and is always fair. Thanks Dr Hoedeman! :) - Cindy Marceil
I couldn’t see the board in middle school and my Mom took me in for my first check up! I remember choosing coloured contacts because they were all the rage 😏 - Chelsea Brown
Got my first glasses at the age of 50 because I couldn’t see the computer screen well enough at work. Always great service at Hoedemans! - Louise Bruce
Visiting your store with my mom when we were kids. Was a fun place to go, lots to see and some toys to keep us busy. - Michael Harrison
My first experience with glasses was when turn 40. I couldn't read the newspaper, which I really enjoy doing. So I went and got tested and got my first glasses. - Sherry Lynn
I was 22 when I first needed reading glasses, and subsequently glasses for distance. I have been wearing glasses for over 30 years now, but by far the best experience I have had for an optical store is Hoedeman! Excellent service in a comfortable environment!😊 - Jacqueline Wouters Huff
Awesome experience with Hoedeman Optical - Wanda Fleming Ganner
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
Tamara Kardux. Yes!! I made the mistake of going to another place for my last pair of glasses. They never truly fit right. Hoedeman will go out of their way to find you just the right pair!
Marcy Les. I could see the wonderful world in a new way. Thx Tom Hoedeman and team.
Sherry Lynn. Both my Husband and I had our eyes checked and glasses prepared by Tom at Hoedeman Optical. Tom took the time with my husband to get it right! Very professional service with staff that really cares. Thank-you so much for giving us our eye sight back!
BeNanna Bakery. Best Glasses ever! No pressure sales, actually listen to what you need and like. Finally glasses that makes everything clear. Great service!!! Bought one for my daugther, my wife and my self. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Jewel F. I have been going to Mr. Hoedeman for years and years, he has always been there assisting me in any way he can, from glasses to contact lenses. Thank you Tom for fixing/mending my grandson’s broken glasses. Great friendly service as always. Highly recommend Hoedeman Optical.
Mike F. Great service and high quality of workmanship, made my glasses right after the other place messed them up. I now finally have my glasses in the right frames. The last place over in the mall could not even get the prescription right let alone get the lenses in the right frames. Hoedeman Optical not only got the lenses in the right frames they made sure they didn't fall out. The last guys said "take it or leave it" Hoedeman Optical made sure I was happy with my glasses and they made sure they worked the way they are supposed to. Thank you
Jesse P. Could not be happier with my new glasses!! Tom, thank you so much for everything! Its so nice to actually be able to see!
Marilyn H. Mr. Hoedeman, thank you so much for accommodating and fitting me in for an eye exam yesterday. Service such as yours is almost unheard of today.
Kara F. I went in for an adjustment for an older pair of sunglasses. They were completely unwearable and the staff at Hoedeman Optical quickly fixed them and made them fit comfortably! Very satisfied with the service.
Graham B. This optician gives you professional, individual attention from the minute you walk in. Mr Hoedeman gives you what you ask for, he pays attention, and checks everything twice. No guessing, no risk.Far exceeds expectations! Outstanding service!
Richard. Hoedeman's is a great place to buy Optical glasses!
My family just got fitted and the customer experience was fantastic!!! Very Patient and knowledgeable. Thanks again
Greg P. Both my wife and I have been customers for numerous years and we highly recommend Hoedeman Optical for all your vision requirements. Their selection of frames is vast and thoroughly modern and they also have a superb selection of contact lenses.
The service is very personal and professional with care and concern for the client's needs. We cannot stress how much we trust the owner, Tom Hoedeman, and urge any and all to visit Hoedeman Optical for all your needs.
Anne. Very welcoming and professional!
This was my very first time having my eyes looked at. Tom was knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable right from the start. Having just moved to Chilliwack, I was unsure of where to go. Hoedeman Optical came highly recommended by a co-worker and I was not disappointed. If you are looking for a stress-free glasses experience, I suggest you check this place out!
Irnya. Fantastic Service! We were very impressed! Very kind warm and welcoming atmosphere at the office! Friendly and caring staff! The receptionist welcomes you with a lovely cup of tea right at the beginning! Going through the eye test with Tom was nice and easy! We appreciated a high quality service! Tom is a caring and kind person we enjoyed dealing with! Very happy about our experience with Hoedeman Optical and we do highly recommend this place!
Dennis. I've been going here since I was 10, and have always received great service. They take customer service seriously, and they stand behind their products. He has always been very personable with me and my family, to the point where he remembers my first pair of glasses from 12 years ago. I would recommend to anyone
Janet. Been a customer from the start - always excellent service!
Leanne. I got my first pair of glasses from Mr. Hoedeman 30 years ago :O I was amazed at what he helped me see that very first time... (dew on the grass!) Many pairs of contacts and glasses later, I still stop in with my family to get his GREAT service!!
Michael. You've been serving our family well for many years and we're grateful for it! Always a great selection and service second to none.
Jon. Great guy, very straight up and truthful. Gladly bring my business to him!
March 23, 2018
Cathy. I had the best customer service, and the best, most perfect pair of glasses ever from this place!! Thanks so much!
March 22, 2018
Sandra. Tom, thank you for your wonderful service all these years. I could never see what a frame looked like on me because of my vision but always trusted you to pick them out for me and I have never been disappointed!
August 21, 2017
Cornelia. When I was having problems with my glasses; and not knowing what to do; you went the extra mile in helping me with my situation. You took the time to help when you did not have to. You took the time to give advice. I appreciate you very much for your help and you can be sure you will be seeing me or my husband again in the future.
April 29, 2017
Dale. I have been dealing with Tom for the last 15 years. He is truly a caring and dedicated businessman who presents great optician options and backs up his products with great and personable service. In the day and age of big box store retailers, it is nice to still have a local business with the business ethics of a "George Bailey". We all should be supporting such local businesses.
April 22, 2017
Nicola. Last Summer my friend and I came in all frazzled. We were going on a 3 day trip in the city but almost couldn't go because my glasses broke. We tried a few other places before coming here. We walked in, told our situation, and the optometrist offered to fix them. It only took about an hour! We went out for a breakfast at White Spot and came back and they were all fixed! Great service, great speed and great deal to fix them. I would highly recommend this place.
February 19, 2017
SOME MORE AWESOME REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS!
Theo. Dropped my glasses and the string around one of them snapped. Went to Tom Hoedeman and he spend several minutes looping a new string around the way ward glass. He then cleaned my glasses. Priceless service - at NO cost! What better to do than to write an honest but raving review?
May 13, 2016
Charlene. I was badly overdue for new glasses. Because I am in a wheelchair and don't get around easily, I had been putting off an eye exam. I had an appointment with a doctor in the same building, so I called Hoedeman's last minute to see if they could fit me in. They were busy, but found time for me. I was made very comfortable all through my exam and glass fittings. I requested Transition lenses that turned green when darkened. Dr. Hoedeman went the extra mile and found them for me. I love my new bifocals. I found the whole experience to be very positive and will definitely return for my next pair of glasses.
April 4, 2016
Julie Bowman. I stopped in to inquire about replacement rubber tips for the temples of my sunglasses after getting no help from other optical businesses in the area. The gentleman went into the back area and found replacements that were perfect. Another reason for supporting small local business, you can't beat the customer care that they provide. Will definitely be returning for further optical needs.
June 5, 2015
Linda Fraser. I'm very happy to have my new lenses tonight. It's Thursday; I stopped in to have my eyes tested on Saturday. I work full time and my time is very valuable to me. Top marks for efficient and prompt service. Thank you to the team at Hoedeman Optical for updating my glasses so quickly.
November 27, 2014
Thijs Jagersma. In the afternoon I sat on my glasses. They were terribly bent. I couldn't live without them. We wondered if that could ever be put right again. My wife brought them to you for repair. You promised you would try your utmost. Later on in the evening you phoned us. You had managed to get them working again. Next day we came together to pick them up. You made sure they fitted well. even better than ever. Wonderful. So: a nice clean shop, capable people, friendly service. good repairs. And at a price that we thought quite reaonable. Our compliments. You deserve a decoration.
July 21, 2014
Dave Maljaars. My daughter brought in my broken glasses one day last week, and returned a short while later the same day to find them all fixed, better than new! I was very pleased that you were able to rescue these frames, but more than that, I learned that there was also no cost! Thank you from a very satisfied customer.
June 13, 2014
Mona Morgan. Thank you so much! I was in a hurry and you were there :)
I am very grate full for the excellent service and commitment to after care I received today!! After buying glasses from Hoedeman Optical 7 years ago, I broke off an arm........Yes the very same glasses! I showed up at the store and without any hesitation I was taken care of immediately and left within a few minutes with perfectly functioning and cleaned eye wear. This type of service.......PRICELESS!
May 18, 2014
Roberto Loewe. I purchased a pair of progressive glasses from Hoedeman Optical two years ago. I found the sight test to have been the best I have experienced. Unfortunately, I had broken a frame late in the afternoon on a Friday, and took them in to Hoedeman Optical. To my delight, they replaced them with another pair of frames within a few hours. The service has been outstanding; I highly recommend Hoedeman Optical.
April 4, 2014
Glen P. My wife and I have dealt with Hoedeman Optical for several years now and have been very pleased with their friendly and professional service. Tom has also been very helpful to me providing me with antique eyeglasses on loan to use in several different plays I have been involved in.
March 18, 2014
Leanne Overduin. I've been a client of Mr. Hoedeman for 25+ years. He and his capable team have always provided cheerful, exceptional service. From picking out just the right frame to compliment our family's faces, to getting them ordered and fitted correctly to fixing them (FREE SERVICE) when the budget doesn't allow for new frames, Hoedeman Optical always gets it right!
February 18, 2014
Hungry for Life. We had our field partners, John & Nadia Bokoch from Ukraine visiting Canada for the first time in November. We were discussing the night before how they are struggling to read and see as they did not have suitable glasses. Tom asked us to stop by the shop where he took care of them. Less than a week later both sets of glasses were in with the majority of the expenses covered by Hoedeman Optical as a contribution to the work John and Nadia are doing in Ukraine on behalf of orphans and widows. Thanks, Hoedeman Optical, for the amazing gift!
February 12, 2014
David Langbroek LLT LLP. Congratulations on being named Favourite Place for Eye Care / Glasses as voted by the readers of the Chilliwack Progress. This award is a great accomplishment especically as it is voted for by the members of the public. On behalf of our accounting firm, LLT LLP please accept our best wishes for receiving this recognition.
November 15, 2013
Gord Gark, Ontario. While in Chilliwack on holidays, I broke my glasses and figured I would be wearing sunglasses for the rest of my holiday. My wife and I decided to try your store. We me a wonderful young lady names Charlene who was able to help us.In an hour I was thrilled to be wearing new frames. Charlene was very helpful and caring throughout this process and we wanted to thank her for a job well done.