Best Optometrists near me in North Haven, CT

3 Optometrists near me in North Haven, 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: June 03, 2023

BJ's Optical

6 reviews


555 Universal Dr N, North Haven, CT 06473

+1 203-234-2695

Roy Smith Opticians

3 reviews


337 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473

+1 203-239-2392


81 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473

+1 203-985-9000

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

Michele S  |  Rating: 5  |  Roy Smith Opticians

Roy Smith is a wonderfully kind, seriously thorough, and top notch optician. He does very thorough vision tests, and LISTENS to his patients. He has been able to provide glasses that give me the best vision of my life...I am so pleased to have found Roy Smith. He has an excellent reputation, too!

Samone Swift  |  Rating: 1  |  BJ's Optical

After breaking my glasses on a weekday morning i was glad to get an appointment for the next day. A few hours before my appointment I received a call letting me know that my insurance could not be verified but I was welcome to pay for the exam out of pocket. I called my insurance company to verify my coverage and while I was on hold the CS rep called the doctor. After a few minutes wait i was told that the doctor wouldn't come to the phone. I then went to BJs hoping that I could sort things out in person. The Optical department was busy and there were two technicians working and many customers waiting for assistance. The doctor approached me to tell me again that he couldn't verify my insurance. I asked if he would let me call the insurance company again and he told me that he was very busy and wouldn't have time. I asked for an appointment in a few days in order to get the insurance sorted and was told that there were none available. The doctor was rude and abrupt and didn't seem interested in helping me. Even though my glasses are broken I will wait and see my regular optician. If I could give zero starts as a review I would.

Deb Longyear  |  Rating: 4  |  BJ's Optical

For my own experience, I went to BJ’s Optical with the intentions of just having my lenses replaced in my frames (which I loved). They broke at the lab, which, no problem, mistakes happen, and they did not hesitate to do right by me by allowing me to pick out new frames to replace my own at their cost. I’d give them 5 ⭐️’s if I had no problems at all!

Robert Martin  |  Rating: 1  |  BJ's Optical


Megan Smith  |  Rating: 5  |  Roy Smith Opticians

Roy Smith is a contact master. He takes his time and finds the contacts that fit your eyes comfortably. He offers prompt contact refills and will ship them right to your door. I have been getting my contacts from him for 10+ years and couldn't be happier. He truly knows his contact lenses!

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