Best Optometrists near me in Pinole, CA

2 Optometrists near me in Pinole, 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 24, 2023


1390 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole, CA 94564

+1 510-854-5161


920 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564

+1 510-724-0384

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

Maria Pereira  |  Rating: 1  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Bad service! They leave you on hold, don't call you back. My glasses were done incorrectly and when they were done again, it was even worse! Just not acceptable! I had to request a refund and go to another decent place. The manager Ricardo is rude, unprofessional and yells at you. Save yourself a headache and go somewhere else! Eddie

I B  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

I set an appointment online and when I came in no other customers were there. But within 30 minutes it got busy. Waited for the doctor for a short period of time, he was nice. I then picked out my frames. I was helped by the manager or assistant manager, I forgot her name but she was very nice and went over the cost of everything to make sure it was okay. I was there for about an hour. And my glasses were ready a few days before the expected date. I would recommend going here. It is a good price for 2 glasses. And the process was smooth.

Jordan Bradley  |  Rating: 2  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Great and friendly eye doctors, the staff needs customer service training though. First time getting my eyes done here. Once you get through the nurses/staff the doctors are very kind and make sure you have the right perscription. They will spend time with you talking about eye health and eye shape so you can get the best fitting lenses. I really like the Docs. However, I made the mistake of ordering contact through them meaning I had to keep going back. While waiting for my contacts, my current pair had expired and the nurse told me to keep wearing them. Once I finally lost one and my 1yr supply still hadn't arrived, I asked for a backup pair until mine arrived. I was told multiple times that wasn't possible and that I should buy glasses (insert sales pitch to get glasses from them). I finally went in and requested the doctor that did my eye exam and he approved it like it was no big deal. And the nurses that were rude to me, magically had a smile and wanted to be helpful once the doctor arrived. It's not uncommon to walk in and feel clueless for a few minutes before anyone approaches you. The wait times seem a little long w/o apt even though they have a good sized staff. The doctor will assure you that you'll be taken care of, however the staff doesn't always uphold that notion. Final Verdict: Great place to get your eyes checked/perscription written, but I'd get it filled elsewhere.

Jo Zef  |  Rating: 1  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

I came in and inquired about a product, was speaking to an africsn american person who was very accommodating and then another lady, a white woman just came and said "oh we dnt have that here" in a condescending way. Bad, very bad customer service!

Melissa Welches  |  Rating: 4  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

The reason for only 4 stars isn’t for the location it’s the “deal” they advertise 2 pairs and an exam for 69.99 .... the choice of frames in the 69.99 category SUCK! But as for the Pinole location, everyone’s nice and willing to answer any questions.

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