Best Optometrists near me in Lake in the Hills, IL

2 Optometrists near me in Lake in the Hills, IL – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: December 08, 2023

Hometown Eye Care

10 reviews


4612 W Algonquin Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

+1 847-515-2020


9541 Ackman Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

+1 224-858-4155

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

Stacy Myers  |  Rating: 5  |  Hometown Eye Care

I had the best experience from the moment I walked through the door! Extremely kind and personable staff. Dr. Jara explained everything and took his time doing so. Extremely thorough! Maria went above and beyond helping me choose my glasses- I tried on several, she was extremely helpful and I’m glad I had her there to help me choose the perfect frames! Highly recommend Hometown Eye Care.

Ray Lewandowski  |  Rating: 5  |  Hometown Eye Care

From the moment you come through the front door the staff acknowledges you, they are extremely courteous. Dr. Jara explains your test results thoroughly. They make you feel very comfortable, like they known you for many years. They have always done an excellent job with my glasses, and if there’s any issue they address it immediately. Great customer service! I feel their name is spot on. “Home Town Eye Care”

Abraham Arce  |  Rating: 5  |  Hometown Eye Care

First time here and going back to a eye doctor after 5 years. The staff were amazing and friendly and Doctor Kevin was great and handling our eye care needs. My wife and I are extremely happy with the service they provided for us!

Janice Hewitt  |  Rating: 5  |  Hometown Eye Care

I couldn’t be more satisfied with this practice. Dr Jara is thorough, knowledgeable and always willing to take time to address any questions I have. The staff is friendly, patient and always willing to help me. Appointments are handled in timely manner.

Jenny Covert  |  Rating: 5  |  Hometown Eye Care

Everyone at Hometown Eye Care is fantastic! The ladies at the front are so helpful and friendly, it starts your appointment off right - just by walking in the door! Dr Jara is very personable, good humored and knowledgeable. He listens to your concerns or positive updates, and helps you come up with solutions to any issues. My family has been going to Hometown Eye Care for just over years years now, and I highly recommend!

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