Best Optometrists near me in San Marcos, CA

9 Optometrists near me in San Marcos, 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

Grand Vision Optometry

10 reviews


1628 San Elijo Rd Ste 101, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-539-7099

Grand Vision Optometry

10 reviews


151 S Las Posas Rd #171, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-510-3130

New Optix Optometry

10 reviews


640 Grand Ave #101, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-736-0020

Lens 4 Less

7 reviews


855 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-744-1964

Walmart Vision & Glasses

9 reviews


732 Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069

+1 760-233-9714

Costco Vision Center

7 reviews


725 Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069

+1 760-871-6879


635B S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-744-0767


1628 San Elijo Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-539-7099

Skay Richard M OD

10 reviews


1903 W San Marcos Blvd #130, San Marcos, CA 92078

+1 760-727-2211

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

Kim Henson  |  Rating: 5  |  Grand Vision Optometry

There aren’t enough words to express about my experience at Grand Vision in San Elijo. I was looking for a new optometrist and haf read all the reviews and I now understand why everyone loves going there. The whole staff are professional, friendly, caring and the facility is very clean. I would recommend Grand Vision to everyone! Thank you Dr. Lam for your patience and how you explained everything to me and Misty for helping me pick out the perfect glasses!

Derek Lee  |  Rating: 5  |  New Optix Optometry

I've been coming to New Optix (first the Kearny Mesa location, now San Marcos) for about 6-7 years, and I couldn't be happier with my eye care and contacts supply. Drs. Ta and Tran are awesome and their staff are super friendly & helpful.

Porschell Austin  |  Rating: 1  |  Skay Richard M OD

The front desk lady is UNBELIEVABLY rude,( check his Yelp reviews, which I wish I did before going) from making the appointment to glasses fitting. This place does not accept Tri-care ( military insurance for service members and their families) so I used my daughters back up which is Medi-Cal, as soon as she saw it was medi-cal the stereotypes where flying left and right, " oh your picking the free glasses, here is the options" in front of a child no less, then when I asked for PD so we could order more eye glasses ( since she is a kid, multiple pairs are necessary) she stated they only give out the PD to people who order glasses there! Which we did my daughter happened to like one of the "free" options cause they were purple! And when I say free I mean covered by medi-cal insurance, so since we didnt pay for any of the extra nonsense we were considered none paying and could not get the PD to order online or on base, just a horrible experience with front desk ,its unfortunate because the doctor is actually really good and great with kids! There was a 4 year old who was seen right before my daughter who is 10 and he just did so well with all ages but I will not return until he fixes his discriminating front desk and actually supports the troops and their families not just puts up the stickers!

Susie Malvaez  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Have been going there for many years. Today was the last time I'm going there went to pick up contacts and the lady there was really rude. It was 2:24 and she had to go to lunch at 230 and pushed me and told me she had to leave never in my life am I going there or refer people there could of just say she was taking her lunch and I would of understand but she instead pushed me and didn't even want to tell me her name

Niki Tellechea  |  Rating: 5  |  Skay Richard M OD

Love Dr. Skay and his office staff. We have been going here for a few years now. He takes him time with each one of my three kids and is very friendly. I refer all my friends and family here.

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