Best Optometrists near me in South Pasadena, CA

8 Optometrists near me in South Pasadena, 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


1103 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-441-0770


729 Mission St #200, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-441-5300

Old Focals

4 reviews


1110 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-799-7073


1499 Huntington Dr, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 818-398-1760


729 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-441-5300


1024 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-460-6022


729 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-441-5300


1941 Huntington Dr F, South Pasadena, CA 91030

+1 626-799-2212

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

Alejandro Ochoa  |  Rating: 5  |  Dr. Justin Hu, O.D. - South Pasadena Eye Care Optometry

Incredible place. Dr. Hu is very kind. I was a first-time patient using my VSP insurance, he is a ”premier” partner of the VSP network he will provide a extra discount, $20, toward eyeglasses (better check with VSP at the time of your visit) Also, he is aware about all the rebates that you can get if you buy contact lenses. 100% recomendable.

Aileen Kelly  |  Rating: 5  |  South Pasadena Optometric Group

My insurance was, as usual, a snarled mess. The woman who works the front desk at South Pasadena Optometric Group was patient, friendly and kind. My younger son gets chatty and wiggly when nervous, but the doctor and assistants were endlessly patient and kind. The man who helped him pick out his glasses actually enjoyed my son’s chatting. The entire experience was, as usual, calm and friendly and as good as can be expected when taking a little boy to get his eyes checked.

Lia Lafreniere  |  Rating: 5  |  South Pasadena Optometric Group

I’ve always had such a wonderful experience at this office. I’ve been a patient of two different doctors and both were lovely. I adore Dr. Kim, she’s patient and always takes the time to explain everything so it’s easy to understand. She’ll even remember and ask about personal things we discussed a year before and you can really tell she cares about her patients. Any doctors appointment can be nerve-racking especially right now, but she’s upbeat and positive and makes you feel like you’re in good hands. The folks in the office and at reception are so kind and and helpful and a real pleasure to work with. When I had to reschedule an appointment because of a new job, they even called me back a few days later when they had a cancellation just in case I could squeeze it in. Such great customer service and Id very highly recommend them!

Antonio Jaramillo  |  Rating: 5  |  Old Focals

Brought in my reading glasses for repair. 2 hours later they call to let me know they were ready. To my surprise there was "no charge" they said next time you're in the area? Stop by. Wow! Who does that? Amazing shop. Lovely humans. From now on if I need some cool glasses or anything to do with glasses? This is my shop! Thank u for your kindness.

Irene Lam  |  Rating: 5  |  South Pasadena Optometric Group

My first visit at this optometry exceeded my expectations. I had a comprehensive exam done with Dr. Lee, who was attentive and thorough. She addressed all my dry eye concerns and explained everything in depth. She recommended a few products that I am excited to try. Although my exam ran a bit longer than the expected appointment duration, Dr. Lee was patient and did not rush through anything. At the end of my appointment, she found that my previous prescription (from a different optometry) was actually stronger than necessary. Dr. Lee gave me an updated prescription that I am more than happy with. My eyes are finally able to relax. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Lee for an eye exam; she really goes above and beyond to make sure your eyes are getting the proper care.

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