Best Optometrists near me in Johnston, IA

2 Optometrists near me in Johnston, 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: June 06, 2023

Metro EyeCare

6 reviews


5501 NW 86th St #500, Johnston, IA 50131

+1 515-270-0494

Lifetime Vision

10 reviews


5525 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

+1 515-259-9009

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

Tyler Smith  |  Rating: 3  |  Lifetime Vision

Doc Wilkins was great, gave a good exam and was very friendly. I ordered 2 pairs of glasses and was told 7-10 business days. In the world of 1 hour optical thats really long but I needed glasses for cycling instead of everyday living so fine. I also bought a regular pair of glasses. It took over 3 weeks to get those and I never saw the cycling glasses. After 6 weeks of waiting I canceled the order and bought some from its been 5 days and they have shipped already. They need a more reliable lab to say the least. I may go back for Dr. Wilkins but I'll never buy glasses there again.

Lindsay Gerber  |  Rating: 5  |  Lifetime Vision

Our family has had such excellent experiences at Lifetime vision. They are very thorough, kind, and helpful. My kids especially loved it. They make a somewhat uncomfortable experience a great one! Thanks Lifetime Vision for being our eye care provider!

Katie Grimes  |  Rating: 5  |  Lifetime Vision

When you first walk in you feel comfortable. Front desk employees are always very polite and welcoming. Doc was very polite and takes her time with your questions. When picking up my contacts my RX and fit have always been on point so i trust the doctor to do it right the first time. Ive been going to Lifetime Vision for a while 3-4 years and wont go anywhere else!

Wendy Prigge  |  Rating: 5  |  Metro EyeCare

Dr. Petersma and his office staff are top notch. I have gone to Dr. Petersma for years. He is very patient and thorough in his explanations. My daughter has also gone there for years, and he takes very good care of my ex-husband, who suffered a stroke and has severe aphasia. He doesn't push sales of new glass or lenses if there is little difference from one exam to the next. He uses the best and newest technology available. Other optometrists are now available, and they can treat eye emergencies. I highly recommend Metro EyeCare.

Haitao Cheng  |  Rating: 5  |  Lifetime Vision

My whole family go to this clinic for vision care. The doctor is professionally knowledgeable and very patient while checking the eyesight. Both my kids love to see her. The nurses are friendly and helpful too. They would provide detailed instructions on rebates and help you choose proper frames. I enjoy the nice coffee while waiting there. Recommend!

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