Best Optometrists near me in Eagle River, AK

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

Rating updated: December 10, 2023


10928 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577

+1 907-694-2020

Summit Eye Care

3 reviews


11401 Old Glenn Hwy #106b, Eagle River, AK 99577

+1 907-696-8733

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

April Milks - Randall  |  Rating: 2  |  Summit Eye Care

Doctor was amazing. Office help not well trained. Made eye measurement errors, billing errors, overcharged, been 5 weeks still no glasses. Asked for follow up call was promised next day, it never happened. Instead I had to call them to get any resolution to my bill even though I still paid an enormous amount for having insurance. Very disappointed. I don't think I'll go back. At this point I'd rather have a full refund and go somewhere else to order my glasses.

Cody Bailey  |  Rating: 5  |  Summit Eye Care

Everyone there made it all so easy and simple. The front desk girls were polite and helpful. I'm pretty new to buying glasses so they helped me walk through the insurance and how everything works, and suggested frames, honestly a life saver

Sierra Knuteson  |  Rating: 5  |  Summit Eye Care

Summit Eye Care has been amazing! The entire experience here is very welcoming and the staff are personable. Dr. Kettler and Dr. Kosterman provide the highest level of service I have seen from any eye clinic I have been too. The optician and technician are friendly and knowledgeable, and do everything they can to suit everyone's needs.

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