Best Optometrists near me in Bethel, CT

3 Optometrists near me in Bethel, CT – 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 23, 2023

Target Optical

10 reviews


7 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

+1 203-794-0095


5 School St, Bethel, CT 06801

+1 203-798-2020

Lerner Peter B OD

7 reviews


68 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

+1 203-797-8504

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

Matthew Alongi  |  Rating: 5  |  Lerner Peter B OD

Love Dr. Lerner! Always remembers our last conversation, even if it's 6 months-1 year in between. Very personable guy. Frames are expensive there, but for an eye exam and contact fitting you can't go wrong...much better than the corporate operations at the mall

Kelsey Mckee  |  Rating: 1  |  Lerner Peter B OD

Terrible service! He is more than snarky and disrespectful, I have no clue where these positive reviews came from but they are far from accurate. Aside from etiquette with guest he also lacks modern frames. I called weeks ago and he said he was getting ray bans now he said not until June. If I could give him no stars I would.

Margaret Filomena  |  Rating: 2  |  Target Optical

2 stars because I’m feeling generous. Donna made a huge discrepancy in prescription glasses to handicapped patron. Sent patient home with wrong prescription even after said person stated prescription made patron feel immediately dizzy Donna told said person to wear the glasses until patient got used to it and sent her off. Completely dismissing the concern of a possible wrong prescription. Fast forward a few weeks later patron is experiencing vertigo and extreme headaches. After almost falling from the dizziness I eventually contact patients ophthalmologist to verify prescription. I get a copy of original prescription and head over to vision center in hopes of rectifying mishap. As I arrive I’m greeted by very sweet young lady eventually Donna attends to me and as I am taking a seat Donna asks for patient phone number associated with file. In the 7 seconds I took to give information she inquired she asks for it yet again rushing me. As I show her the new prescription and asks if this can be corrected she talks over me! It’s bad enough she messed up the prescription and also dismisses a major concern a patient has regarding their glasses she has the audacity to rush me. I love target but honestly things like this make me want to bring my business and money to a place where I feel welcomed and taken care of.

Marybeth Phillips  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

Left a message late in the day. I truly wasn’t expecting a call back that same day, but much to my surprise I received a call from Donna within 30 minutes. She was fantastic- patient, friendly and very proficient. She was able to contact my insurance company to verify coverage and placed my order within little time. Such a great experience.

Michelle Madero  |  Rating: 1  |  Lerner Peter B OD

Appointment was for 2pm wasn't seen till 3pm. He is a one man show. Does everything from answering phones to checking insurance and seeing patients. 4 weeks later and I still don't have my glasses. I work in the medical field and this is not that way you operate.

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