James E. Budge, O.D.

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James E. Budge, O.D.

Complete Eye Exams and Contact Lenses
Business 4.5 stars / 10 Reviews
Star rating: 
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Main Location: 
East Lansing - Lake Lansing Road

Dr. Budge completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Budge enjoys golf, the guitar and the Detroit Lions.

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Dr. Budge’s examination was extremely careful and thorough. I appreciated that he took extra time to clearly address each of my concerns, no matter how small. I would highly recommend him to anyone!


He is very thorough


Dr Budge, has been wonderful to work with the past 2 years. He takes his time and has found some concern areas with my eyes that family physician would not have found. :) Thanks


I asked for Dr Budge as he has always been very thorough and I've had good results with his testing.


Have been seeing Dr Budge for 10+ yrs, and have recommended him to multiple family and friends. Very satisfied with care that I and my children receive from him.


Dr. Budge is great, and his ability to communicate technical ideas to the layman is extraordinary. I hope I can continue as his patient.


I have been a patient of Dr. Budge for many years. He is knowledgeable, professional and compassionate.


He covered for another doctor the day of our visit. Fist time seeing Dr. Budge-have no issues seeing him again.


Dr. Budge is always very friendly, thorough, and professional. He definitely is an asset to L.O. Eye Care.


Dr. Budge listened to my concerns. I really enjoy coming here. I will recommend this office if someone is looking for an awesome eye doctor!


Everyone is very kind, professional and understanding at this office. Thank you!


This is the first I see Dr Budge. The visit was quick and thorough. The staff was ice and polite.


Dr. Budge is always kind, caring and professional and I have referred him to family and friends.


Very nice, very professional. Person who handled the pre-doctor exam was excellent, too.


Dr. Budge is always very thorough and courteous. I've been a patient for many years. I also prefer the small office on Lake Lansing.


Great job adjusting contact lens Rx do I can see better up close w/o giving up much of my distance sight. Have almost been able to put the readers completely away. Thank you!!


Dr. Budge was very thorough in his examination of my eyes. He answered all my questions and concerns. He didn't rush any part of his careful examination.


I've been seeing Dr. Budge since 2005 for refraction and new eyeglasses prescriptions. I have been treated by a number of very good optometrists over the years, but Dr. Budge is definitely the most thorough, competent and conscientious optometrist I've dealt with. I hope he doesn't plan to retire any time soon!!


As a patient, I am very impressed with Dr. Budge. He is the first IS to accurately diagnose my contact solution. I have worn contacts for 48 years.


Always a pleasure to go there. Dr. Budge is very informative and explains things in a manner that is totally understandable.


Been my ophthalmologist for over 15 years


no complaints


Through decades Doc Budge has demonstrated unexcelled patient care & professional competence.


Dr. Budge is a professional, kind, and reassuring doctor. Thank you so much!


Very thorough


Great Doc. I recommend him to everyone instead of going to cheap places. He is thorough, friendly, a good communicator and accurate and helpful.


Exam seemed very thorough


I feel I receive excellent care and service from Dr. Budge and his team!


Dr. Budge was very patient with me and tried to help correct my vision problems.


Dr. Budge gave me the most thorough eye exam I have ever had. I felt like I was in good hands. I was so impressed I made an appointment for my son. They got him in so quickly, I couldn't believe it. Thanks


Dr Budge was very thorough in addressing my problem, and he checked for other conditions that may affect my eyes besides what I was being seen for. He also contacted me later with another suggestion that might help. That was very much appreciated. He is genuine and connects with his patients individually.


Very helpful and flexible


Very methodical about obtaining the right script and very accurate! He's great!


Wonderful experience. Dr. Budge was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He listened and was willing to answer any questions.


I appreciated the care and time that was extended to me in a very gracious manner.


I thought he was kind and patient! I will be recommending him to others!


Dr Budge sent us to the ER for an urgent MRI because he thought he saw swelling of optic nerve, which could be from a brain tumor. After spending 9 hours in ER, the MRI showed 100% normal with no issues. Why would a doctor send you for an urgent MRI if there wasn't a pretty definitive diagnosis. We will not be rescheduling with Dr. Budge!


Dr. Budge is great! Thorough & accurate work.


Dr Budge is great. He had taken very good care of my family for years.


I feel that Dr. Budge goes over and beyond in his efforts to care for his patients...I feel I am in very good hands.


This was my first time meeting Dr. Budge and I was extremely satisfied with my visit.


Dr. Budge is very thorough in his exam. He is kind, courteous, and professional.


Dr. Budge is the best doctor! He knows exactly how to help me with my eyes and is so friendly. It's always a pleasure to see him!


Dr. Budge was, as always, professional, respectful, knowledgeable and friendly. And very friendly and helpful staff.


I've been going to Dr. Budge for years. He's great!


I have always had pleasant experiences with Dr Budge. Thank you.


Dr. Budge is always very thorough and explains everything well. Appointments are punctual. His staff is pleasant also.


Dr. Budge has earned my respect and confidence over the past several years I have been in his care. He is always very thorough and professional in his work. I highly recommend him.


I am satisfied with Dr. Budge in every way.


This was my first meeting with Dr. Budge, after more than 40 years with my now retired former doctor. Dr. Budge and his staff relieved any apprehension and did a good and through examination.


Dr. Budge is very caring and informative!! I'd recommend him to anyone in the Lansing area!


Dr. Budge is always very professional and yet always receptive to questions or concerns. He takes time to listen and never makes the patient feel rushed.


He is very skilled and of good character.


He is thorough and competent, and does a good job.


Really like the facilities / staff and Dr. Budge!!!


Very helpful.


Cares about my eye care.


another great experience with Dr. Budge


He was very thorough.


I have been a patient of Dr Budge for about 20 years. He also was my children's doctor until they married and moved away. I would highly recommend him. He is excellent.


He is good, but he is a fairly quiet person.


Very professional and friendly! A big plus for your organization!


i very much enjoy coming to see Dr. Budge annually. I think he listens very well and has a very nice demeanor.


Jim has been consistent professional for all the years I have been a patient


I had a very thorough and positive experience.


I know I'm a hard person to fit. Dr. Budge takes the time and is patient enough with me to make good prescription.


I met Dr. Budge for the first time with this appointment. I am impressed by his detailed exam. I will be back to see him and will recommend him to others!


Very thorough and professional


He explained everything I had questions about. He also called and left a message on my phone regarding the best eye allergy med to buy. He certainly went above and beyond the call of duty. I was very happy getting my eyes checked by him.


Unless Dr. Budge was having an "off" day the day of my appointment, his bedside manner was lacking, and he spoke in low tones and was hard to hear. It was disappointing to say the least since he was recommended by Dr. Liu.


Always helpful and answers all my questions


I have seen Dr. Budge for years and have always been very happy with his service. He is always professional and courteous but what I really appreciate is his warm, friendly demeanor.