Best Optometrists near me in Northport, AL

5 Optometrists near me in Northport, AL – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: September 25, 2023

Walmart Vision & Glasses

7 reviews


5710 McFarland Blvd, Northport, AL 35476

+1 205-333-7859


801 Applejack Blvd, Northport, AL 35476

+1 205-333-0016


5710 McFarland Blvd, Northport, AL 35476

+1 205-333-7859

Landreth Steven R OD

4 reviews


3519 Watermelon Rd, Northport, AL 35473

+1 205-758-0242

Amy Patel



801 Applejack Blvd, Northport, AL 35473

+1 205-333-0016

Who is an optometrist and what does he or she do?

Optometry is a branch of ophthalmology that specializes in methods of correcting vision using optometric aids. An optometrist is a specialist who determines the degree of vision impairment and prescribes corrective aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

What is the difference between the profession of an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? An optometrist only provides initial diagnosis and can only treat refractive errors with conservative methods.

What does an optometrist do?

Functionality: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services. Include: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services.

Why do eyeglasses cost so much?

Eyeglasses are a complex optical device that is manufactured with high-precision equipment. Often expensive materials are used for the glasses. All of this explains why eyeglasses can be expensive.

What should you do before buying glasses?

Let's look at what to look for when buying eyeglasses. The first is, of course, quality. The second is the choice of lenses of glasses. Here we focus attention on the material: they can be either glass or plastic. The third is the choice of frames.

What's the difference between expensive glasses and cheap glasses for vision?

The quality and accordingly the price of the lens depends on the presence of coatings on the lenses. The higher the price, the more coatings on the lens. Coatings make our vision more comfortable. Lens manufacturers do not stand still and improve the quality of lenses.

How do I know which glasses fit my face?

It's best if the width of the frame is equal to or slightly larger than the widest part of your face. The upper line of the frames should coincide with the line of eyebrows. Smooth shapes of glasses will emphasize rounded curves of the face. To emphasize high cheekbones choose the "butterfly" or "cat-eye" glasses.

Where can I see better with glasses or contact lenses?

With lenses, you can see better, so it turns out that extra obstacles don't distort the image. Lenses don't shed dust, don't catch glare from the sun and don't distort peripheral vision-no matter where we look, the image stays sharp.

Top Reviews

Lena Anderson  |  Rating: 5  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

I’ve used Dr. Austin for years, simply because I feel he does a better examination than all the other physicians I have used in Tuscaloosa. He is very through, professional, and personable. His staff has always been excellent also. I would recommend Walmart Vision Northport, Dr. Riley Austin, and his staff over any other eye care provider in West Alabama.

Victoria Atlas  |  Rating: 5  |  Landreth Steven R OD

Excellent service! The best eye doctor I personally have been to in years. He took the time to provide me with the best service given the complications I had in the past with my vision and he made sure he got both my eye contacts and glasses subscriptions right to my satisfaction. Thanks you Dr. Landreth. The staff in the office are very nice as well. Ms. Sonia is great. I highly recommend Dr. Steven Landreth!

Nancy Hubbard  |  Rating: 5  |  Landreth Steven R OD

Had a great experience with Dr Steven Landreth and his employees. Caring and professional staff. Dr Landreth was patient and kind as he explained each step of the examination. I also enjoyed being able to have my appointment on a Saturday!

M S  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Unhelpful receptionist. Refused to work with me and give another sample contact after the first one tore in half and my new pairs from EZcontacts are still a week away from delivery. I even offered to flat out buy one and they refused. The strength in my right eye is -8.00 and now I’ll be half-blind for the next week. I understand that I had the option to order pairs when I got my exam, but after $140 for an exam where they dilated my eyes only to tell me that it was unhelpful and made the post-dilation eye exam very inaccurate, I was ready to go. I expected at least some help or alternatives for this situation. If you have any sort of eye emergency like this, don’t expect any help from here.

Cheryl Morrow  |  Rating: 2  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

In went to Dr. Austin about 2 years ago and he was dismissive. I had been in the past with no problem. It seems when he discovered I used another optometrist, he became negligent. He didn't check the fit of my contacts and he didn't examine my eye for disease as he had done in the past. He just handed me the contacts and didn't see if I could read with them at all. I tried to let it go, but am very disturbed. I also never received a card for a follow up visit as is customary. That was my clue he didn't want my business.

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