Best Optometrists near me in Saratoga, CA

3 Optometrists near me in Saratoga, 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: June 06, 2023

Specs Family Optometry

7 reviews


12295 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd Suite 500, Saratoga, CA 95070

+1 408-253-3588


14435 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

+1 408-741-1516

Saratoga Vision Center

10 reviews


18816 Cox Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

+1 408-370-7303

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

Lori Harding  |  Rating: 5  |  Specs Family Optometry

Picked out two pairs of frames last week to take advantage of an awesome deal on Essilor lenses. I elected to buy these lenses for my progressive prescription for their comfort. No blurry changes or wonky view with these babies. Also got the next gen transition feature to enjoy these indoors

Sharon Spivack  |  Rating: 5  |  Specs Family Optometry

I'm a big fan of this beautiful optical store. Specs has an amazing combination of stylish and attractive frame (not easily found elsewhere) and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Esther's experience in fashion is clearly evident not only in the frames she's selected for the shop but also in her recommendations for what suits a person's face, lifestyle, and glasses needs. Mary, one of the most experienced opticians I've ever seen, can answer any question you might have about lens fit, vision needs, etc. add to this that they now have a licensed optometrist on staff to do exams, and Specs is a full service boutique optical shop not to be missed. Added pluses are that it is a locally woman- owned (family business), and so you're supporting the local economy! If you were glasses for any reason, check out Specs.

Jefferson Chang  |  Rating: 5  |  Saratoga Vision Center

Dr Fabian was patient and entertaining when I went in for my annual (ok, triennial) vision exam. Their routine examinations were more comprehensive than other places I've been to, but be warned that there were additional copays as they were not deemed mandatory by insurance. Still, after hitting my 30-yr mark I thought it better to have them done. Dr Fabian was thorough and explained to me what the tests were for and the information gained from them, so I'm glad I had them done. Staff were friendly, and Margaret was very patient as I tried on a myriad of frames before making my selection.

Ignacio Mendoza  |  Rating: 5  |  Specs Family Optometry

I've had Specs Family Optometry help me with my last 3 pairs of glasses and every time Esther and her team do a fantastic job through the whole process. They all provide excellent customer service and I absolutely recommend this Optometry! Friendly staff, knowledgeable and great frame selection!

Andy Yi  |  Rating: 1  |  Saratoga Vision Center

The woman on the front desk is very rude and impolite. I came to this place with my own prescription and wanna get a quote for neurolens. Before coming to this store, I told what I need to do there. when I was actually there and told them my purpose, the staffs there were kinda rude. Instantly, the way she looked at me was odd angry. Afterward, she asked me to wait. I asked her how long. She said she didn’t know. Then she kept me waiting for 30 mins. While I was waiting, there was a free staff. They chatted about my appointment and purpose. Shockingly, after their conversation, the free staff just kept me waiting and walked straight back. After few mins, the free staff came back and opened the door for another customer but just neglected me. I knew it was because I didn’t want do eye exam through them and only wanted to get a free quote of neurolens with my own prescription. How dare they treat customer like germ. I highly recommend people avoiding this place.

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