Best Optometrists near me in Benton, AR

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Rating updated: October 02, 2023

Simmons Eye Care

10 reviews


113 W Carpenter St, Benton, AR 72015

+1 501-778-2363

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

Staci Jones  |  Rating: 3  |  Simmons Eye Care

Read to end... At first when I came in for my appointment I was pleased. Everyone was nice, and pleasant. The doctor was AMAZING all around, and so were most of the staff. He was everything you want in a doctor.. Smart, caring, professional, friendly, and even handsome. I was told it would take about 6 to 8 weeks for my contacts, and glasses to come in. The doctor told me that if my trial pair of lenses were to get bad after the 6 weeks then I could call back to get a replacement. A few weeks after my appointment I called to see if I could buy a trial pair since I was going to the beach for the first time ever, and wanted to have a back up in case I were to get sand, or something in my eye. The assistants said no. Today it has been TWO months since I put this pair of lenses in, and they're getting dry, and uncomfortable. I spend a lot of time outdoors. I called to see if my items were ready since no one had called me yet, and since my contacts are not ready I asked for a new trial pair like the doctor said I could get. An assistant tells me that she can't give me another pair because it can take months for my contacts to come in, and they cannot keep giving diagnostics out. I guess she assumes I would want another in two months? I would understand if she had already given me a pair, or two extra, but I have recieved the ONE pair I left with TWO months ago. I came the day of my appointment to get contacts, and was prepared to pay cash. They informed me that my insurance would pay for them, and would only take 4 to 6 weeks. If I had known it would take up to 6 months as she says then I would have payed cash, and got them that day. I should not have to change my lifestyle for 6 months to accommodate my contact lens provider. I do not like that my doctor tells me one thing, and then the front desk tells me something completely different. I would pay for the extra pair, that's not the problem. I would highly reccomend the doctor himself, but the staff needs to work on uniformity, sticking more to what the doctor says, and valuing the patient. You get the sense that they think they are better than you. Like the feeling you got when you were in school, and someone was talking about youwhile you're sitting there. That's how they made me feel.

Stephanie Roberts  |  Rating: 5  |  Simmons Eye Care

Simmons is great! I have been out of town for 5 years now and they’re still my eye place of choice! Checkups, glasses, etc. Jason is great and always super helpful! He got me worked in last minute while I was in town and got my husbands new sunglasses mailed to us in record time!

Melissa  |  Rating: 5  |  Simmons Eye Care

Dr Steele and the entire staff at Simmons Eye Care are always so friendly and very helpful! I went in for my annual checkup and my eyes were so incredibly bad I needed an extra strong prescription that was three times as strong as my last checkup. I ordered my new prescription through them but then in the meantime while the lenses were being made at the lab I found out I was diabetic and my blood sugar was dangerously high numbers. When the numbers are uncontrolled and high it causes swelling in the blood vessels and behind the fluid behind your eyes which in turn causes significant vision changes until you bring the numbers down and your vision returns to normal. That was the reason for my horrible vision at that check up. When I went in to pick up my new lenses they were blurry and the new prescription didn’t work. They told me that I could come back once my blood sugar had been in control for 30 days. It took 5 months to get my glucose under control. I just returned today for the recheck and they got the correct strengths for my new lenses and ordered for me. I’m so thankful that I did not have to pay for lenses twice! They were easy to work with and took care of everything for me! Couldn’t ask for better treatment!

Liah Johnson  |  Rating: 5  |  Simmons Eye Care

I’ve been looking for a good eye doctor in this area for months! I’m one of those people who look at reviews for EVERYTHING, and I just decided to take a chance with this office. I’m glad I did! The staff was helpful, and Dr.Burroughs was AMAZING. He and his assistant (my apologies for not knowing her title) made me feel comfortable and right at home! His energy was everything! He made a few jokes during the exam, while still providing information about the health of my eyes in terms that I could easily understand. He let me know of his concerns, and what he’s going to do to resolve the issue.A week and a half later, I got my glasses today and these have to be the BEST PAIR I’ve received from any optometrist in my 15 years of wearing prescription glasses. Everything was so clear, bright, I can even read fine print without a problem. Long story short, try it out for your self!

Debbie  |  Rating: 1  |  Simmons Eye Care

Our normal eyeglass provider no longer took our insurance so we switched to here last year. I ordered replacement glasses from this place months ago. They told me that they did not know if the insurance would pay for a 2nd pair of glasses for a child in the same year. I realized that his yearly eye appointment was coming up so I called back and asked it the glasses were ordered. They said no. They said the insurance never approved the glasses so they were never ordered. I said to cancel them and they agreed. They called me a few weeks later and said that the glasses were finally approved by the insurance and asked on the voicemail if I wanted them to order the glasses. I called back and said that I had already said to not order those glasses and do not order them. My son goes to his yearly eye appointment. I call them to see when he can get new glasses with his new prescription. They told me that he had a pair waiting in the office. I asked them what they were talking about. It turns out after I told them twice to not order these glasses they did it anyway. I told them he could not use them. I told them to not order them two times and they had no right to order these after being told several times not to. The lady said she was sorry but, if I didn't pick them up, she would just take them apart and trash them and bill the insurance anyway. To top it all off, my son has gone months without any glasses. Even after they ordered them and had them in their office, they never called me to tell me they had them. I decided at first that they just made a mistake and to keep using them so we went there to refill his new prescription and to pick up the old glasses which are basically trash since he has a new prescription. We go up there during coranavirus. The sign on the door says to call the remain in the car and call the number. We call the number over and over at least 4-5 times in almost 15 minutes and it either just rings or is busy. Somewhere between 10-15 minutes of calling to say we are here for our appointment, the lady finally answers. I told her that we were not late. They just wouldn't answer the phone. This lady was downright rude about it and it was not my fault we couldn't walk in. This place is rude and what they did with my son's glasses ought to be insurance fraud. When someone tells you not to order glasses under their insurance, you don't do it. When someone tells you twice to not order glasses under their insurance, you sure don't do it. Once you order glasses that you were told twice to not order, you sure don't pretend like you didn't do it and not tell the person. There is no telling how many months my son's glasses sat in this office before I found out by calling them to get glasses under his new prescription. The worst part is he can barely read without them.

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