Best Optometrists near me in Hercules, CA

4 Optometrists near me in Hercules, 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: February 21, 2024

Optometry by the Bay

4 reviews


500 Alfred Nobel Dr #117, Hercules, CA 94547

+1 510-724-3937

InSight Optometry

5 reviews


3700 San Pablo Ave # 5, Hercules, CA 94547

+1 510-741-9900


1375 Sycamore Ave #150E, Hercules, CA 94547

+1 510-799-7380

Eyes & Smiles Optometry

10 reviews


732 Alfred Nobel Dr, Hercules, CA 94547

+1 510-222-3020

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

Tadashi Suzuki  |  Rating: 1  |  Hercules Optometric Group

Good customer service, but I don't appreciate their business ethics, especially this shouldn't be happening in Hercules-- I will not go back there again. I walked in to get glasses and contact lens exams using my health insurance and they failed to explain to me that they were going to do series of odd tests (I still don't know why that was necessary) which will not be covered by the insurance. I had to pay around $70 extra out of my own pocket. After the exam was done, the doctor told me to wait for a week to see if the contact is working for me or not and at that time, I thought that was okay. But when I called back to get the prescription, they will not listen to my request and insist in ordering the contract lens through them, even though I was simply asking for the prescription that you've paid for. I mention this because they were so persistent. Again, this is not a good business practice and I hate to see this happening in a nice town like Hercules-- Never going back there again.

Marc Liebert  |  Rating: 1  |  Hercules Optometric Group

Walked out of my appointment today. I was there for an eyetest and needed 2 pairs of glasses. I was immediately berated for failing to complete an online form. I asked for a paper copy to fill out and they could not provide one as they are"paperless ". I never felt welcome and was treated poorly. I will take my business where seniors are treated with more class.

Ricardo Calvo  |  Rating: 5  |  InSight Optometry

I have been going here for a decade or so due to the great service provided by Dr Darren Ng and his staff. They have always been very personable, knowledgeable and willing to help with my eye concerns. Not to mention, they always keep a great selection of really great eye wear in stock to choose from. I highly recommend this place.

Carl Leonard  |  Rating: 5  |  Eyes & Smiles Optometry

They are wonderful they make a patient feel very comfortable they try to answer all your question the best way they can very friendly place to go especially when people have to get there eyes checked already nervous as it is but they relax you and make you feel comfortable and they let you know you would be okay I would recommend anyone to go there.

Joe A  |  Rating: 5  |  InSight Optometry

Dr. Ng is the best Optometrist I've ever been to. He's very thorough and prompt. His staff have always been excellent and my family has been seeing them for about 10 years! 5 stars all around.

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