Best Optometrists near me in Ben Lomond, CA

2 Optometrists near me in Ben Lomond, CA – 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 23, 2023


3 reviews


7965 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

+1 831-336-2279

Marc D. Shaw, OD

2 reviews


7965 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

+1 831-336-2279

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

Randy Fertig  |  Rating: 1  |  HUNT & SHAW, OD's

The doctor has absolutely the rudest most demeaning attitude possible, I went once years ago and felt this way. But, as they were neighbors and very local I thought maybe I was mistaken... people go through things right? I'll give them another chance. The first time was a male doctor who seemed annoyed with having to deal with people, this time was a lady who told me what I wanted. I just simply wanted two pairs of glasses, one for distance rand one for up close. I was instructed that I really want bifocals and that was the end of the discussion. That's what I got a pair of glasses I haven't worn in a year because they just don't serve my needs. Thanks for begrudgingly throwing the sloppy written prescription at me (that I had to demand) so I could go somewhere else and buy what I wanted ( yes, on-line)

Deborah Ross  |  Rating: 5  |  Marc D. Shaw, OD

Both Tammy Hunt and Mark Shaw are delightful, highly competent optometrists. I was also impressed with the professionalism of the Covid-19 precautions, and felt safe in the office. I've been a patient there since 1999 and have always received excellent care.

Jessica Gaskins Insley  |  Rating: 5  |  HUNT & SHAW, OD's

This is my second time here and very happy. I've seen Dr. Shaw both times and he is very thorough and kind. The receptionist and the lady who helps with the glass fittings are amazing. They go out of their way to help make your selection of glasses the perfect fit. The glasses selection is fantastic, very amazed by the very large selection of stylish glasses. It takes such a short time to get them back as well. All around, I would recommend this group to anyone. In fact soon I'll be taking in my 4 year old for a check. Very lucky to have them so nearby.

Mark Smallwood  |  Rating: 5  |  HUNT & SHAW, OD's

I've been a client of Dr. Shaw's for 11 years now and have had great service. The staff is accomplished and efficient, but also warm. I consider Dr. Shaw to be extremely professional and experienced. I especially like the way he will describe what is going on with my vision and what the possibilities and options are. My many visits to the office have always been good experiences. I recommend Dr. Shaw and his office highly.

Ruth Dailey  |  Rating: 5  |  Marc D. Shaw, OD

While only my second visit, I again found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful. I appreciate Dr. Hun's thorough exam of my eyes and confirmation that my cataract surgeries were successful. I look forward to working with them as I decide on my glasses.

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