Best Optometrists near me in Altoona, IA

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

Rating updated: October 02, 2023

Walmart Vision & Glasses

4 reviews


3501 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009

+1 515-967-1837

Total Eyewear Gallery

10 reviews


103 2nd St SE, Altoona, IA 50009

+1 515-630-2875

Metro EyeCare

6 reviews


1005 8th St SW Suite A, Altoona, IA 50009

+1 515-967-4095


550 36th Ave SW Suite K1, Altoona, IA 50009

+1 515-518-8283

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

Mac S  |  Rating: 1  |  Metro EyeCare

Extremely poor experience. Ordered contacts and did not receive any receipt, tracking, or decent service. Called a week and a half later and was told they have not shipped yet and they will ship today. When I asked to cancel the story changed to they are already shipped. I said my experience has been poor thus far and would like to cancel. The woman on the phone then started to berate me saying it was my fault. Again, extremely poor customer service.

Katie Biondi  |  Rating: 5  |  Metro EyeCare

First off the new office is very nice, clean and welcoming! Right off the bat I was greeted in a friendly manner know I was going to be taken care of. I sit down and maybe 2 minutes goes by and Payton, who was absolutely amazing and efficient took me back to the exam room. She was very helpful, friendly and delightful. Doctor Neighbors came in quick and is always nice and helpful. He got me all set up with my new prescription and I was on my way out the door! This place is the best! If you need a new eye doctor Payton and Doctor Neighbors are the people to see!

Katie Feist  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyewear Gallery

Chris is absolutely amazing! She’s so well educated on everything eye ware and created such a pleasant experience picking out new frames. I’ve been wearing glasses for 15+ years and this is the first time I felt like someone actually knew what they were talking about! She gave me her honest opinion on how different styles/colors looked on me and listened to what I was looking for. The selection she has is REALLY impressive and up to date on current styles/trends. I will definitely be returning next time I need new frames!

Eric Huss  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyewear Gallery

My wife and I have been coming to see Chris now for the last couple years. And just yesterday we decided our daughter was old enough to get her first pair of nice sunglasses. First off when you walk in to your appointment you're going to be greeted by the owner herself who is an energetic, vibrant, and knowledgeable woman that you're going to want to hang out with. She has every style in the best designers and if she doesn't that's not an end to your shopping experience because she will locate and order the pair you're after. She gives discounts on multiple pairs being bought as well as union discounts. So if you need a pair of prescription glasses, designer sunglasses, or a durable pair of safety glasses this is the spot to go to.

Sam Phimphangsy  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyewear Gallery

Best experience I’ve had when purchasing a pair of glasses! She was very helpful throughout the whole process. She got me out of my comfort zone and made me feel confident in my new glasses. :)

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