Best Optometrists near me in Machesney Park, IL

2 Optometrists near me in Machesney Park, 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


8530 N 2nd St, Machesney Park, IL 61115

+1 815-654-7777


1513 West Lane Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115

+1 779-238-5851

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

Bryan Gierloff  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

I had the pleasure of experiencing Amanda who is assistant manager. 1st of all she acted like she knew me for years and treated me with kindness and I wasn't even her guest but she watched my process every step and made sure I was happy. It's extremely rare these days you get to have such customer service and this lady took the cake! She made sure I got good deals and my glasses were perfect for me. I am a manager for Darden and these are the caliber of people we dream of having on our staff. You can't teach these behaviors in management, these are behaviors we wish all our staff had but are lucks to get a few! She is a jewel and honestly should be manager. She had her thumb on the pulse of that store. She cared about her staff and it was evident. I don't believe I cud say enough good about this lady but whT I will say is she did her job above and beyond as I left there happy and feeling like I was given the VIP service we so rarely get these days! I'm sorry I failed to mention all staff there was so sweet and kind and attentive, u could certainly tell they were in kind and wonderful hands as it reflected in there mood!

Allison Garcia  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Had an excellent experience here on 10/2/21. Took my kindergarten son here for an exam, had my 3yo napping on me and we were accommodated so pleasantly. Miguel went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, holding doors open for us and answered all my questions about work safety frames. The doctor was very engaging with my little boy and had good humor, too. I will be coming back here for all our vision needs from now on. Thank you so much to every staff member here for being so kind and helpful!

Nichole Aguanno  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Wow! I have been coming to americas best for 23 years and today was one of my best experiences! First I was kindly greeted by Kaley who ran to the door to open it for me as she saw I was coming in with a stroller, how thoughtful. Then, I had an exam through their tele doc option since I needed to get in Asap. I was hesitant about receiving an exam through a doctor not present but the tech Amanda did everything the doctor needed and went above and beyond to ensure a thorough experience. I felt as if it was almost more thorough as they ran more test complimentary for me and showed me everything! Then Adam and Taylor helped me checkout and again they were thorough and helpful, even sent me home with a trial pair of contacts to have until I receive my order! Thanks again for a great experience.

Kiarra Battering  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Wonderful place. Insanely kind employees. I struggle mentally and financially and glasses was something I didn’t want to worry about but I did. I made the best choose coming to Americas Best. The Dr is super sweet and informative and the workers are so understanding and helpful. 100% recommend

Deborra Olsen  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

From the time I walked in the door until the day I picked up my new glasses I felt welcome! Everyone was friendly and attentive. The Doctor explained all the tests that I had done, including the information about cataracts. Maricela helped me get the right fit and was very helpful

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