Best Optometrists near me in Ripon, CA

2 Optometrists near me in Ripon, 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: October 02, 2023

Allen D. Hoek, OD

2 reviews


1048 W Main St, Ripon, CA 95366

+1 209-599-2216

Almond Blossom Optometry

3 reviews


423 W Main St, Ripon, CA 95366

+1 209-599-3115

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

Barbara Schneider  |  Rating: 5  |  Almond Blossom Optometry

Both the Doctor and his Staff were friendly and really helpful. Marie helped me find the right frames to fit my lenses and it was no easy task. She never gave up and I appreciated her perseverance and her thoughtful efforts. My experience there is always pleasant and informative.

Jim Stevenson  |  Rating: 1  |  Allen D. Hoek, OD

I was misled about the pricing of my visit. Their pricing for glasses are through the stratosphere! I got a price quote from Dr Hoek’s office on some custom-made sunglasses and their price was double what I actually paid down the street I took my frames in to be refit and they charged me $10 per frame. I went down the street to Apple Blossom and they did it for free! Dr. Hoek’s office are PRICE GOUGERS! My whole family switched from Hoek’s office to Apple Blossom. Beware

Tori Torrez  |  Rating: 5  |  Allen D. Hoek, OD

Dr. Hoek was very professional and courteous. He examined my eyes and gave me a prescription that I am comfortable using. The customer service was amazing. I am usually overwhelmed when I go to the optometrist because there are so many options of frames and dealing with the insurance. Not this time! I was in and out.

Shelby Bulen  |  Rating: 5  |  Almond Blossom Optometry

I've been going to see Dr. Kirk since I was 4 years old. Now I see his son as my primary optometrist. This office is amazingly ran. The women working at the front desk are wonderfuly nice and social. They have always made me feel comfortable when choosing glasses and speaking with me about different insurance coverage options. Dr. Kirk is a gentleman and makes me feel like part if the family. He is incredibly intelligent and professional.

Joyce Gonzales  |  Rating: 5  |  Almond Blossom Optometry

I had my son in to see Dr Duane last week and I was in to see Dr Tyler this week and both were awesome experiences. Dr Tyler and his nurse were incredibly pleasant, very thorough and made me feel like I'd been a long time patient on my first visit. ❤ My contacts were ordered that day and even though I expected them in about 2-3 days, they came in the very next day and the price was totally reasonable. I couldnt be happier that I chose this office for our family's eye care! Thanks everyone!

Other Cities