Best Optometrists near me in Mason City, IA

6 Optometrists near me in Mason City, 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: September 25, 2023

In Home Optics

1 review


510 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-424-0385

Walmart Vision & Glasses

2 reviews


4151 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-423-8431

Dr Mike Korthals OD

5 reviews


422 S Pierce Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-424-0780

Clear View Eye Clinic

7 reviews


595 S Illinois Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-422-3937


2261 4th St SW Suite B, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-201-1711


624 S Monroe Ave #5041, Mason City, IA 50401

+1 641-454-9928

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

Loni  |  Rating: 1  |  Dr Mike Korthals OD

I found Dr. Korthals to be unfriendly and felt talked down to when asking for clarification regarding my contacts prescription. This was after years of being a loyal customer. Will not continue business with them.

Landon Blackburn  |  Rating: 1  |  Dr Mike Korthals OD

Upon calling to schedule an appointment I was told that they would accept my insurance. Following the appointment I recieved a bill in the mail that was the full amount of the appointment. They were incredibly rude when I called and even called me a liar when I mentioned that they told me that they accepted my insurance. They are thieves, I will never be going back.

Deb Lugar  |  Rating: 5  |  Clear View Eye Clinic

Dr. Kellar went out of his way to see me on a Sunday when I thought I had an emergency. He is very thorough and professional. I would definitely recommend him. He is the best opthomologist I've been to. Thank you Dr. Kellar!

Rosanna Onken  |  Rating: 5  |  Dr Mike Korthals OD

I have been going to Dr. Korthals for probably 10 years. He's always been professional, friendly and thorough. When I recently noticed my eyes were very red, I was told to come over that day after work and he made the time to see me. As well as getting me new glasses (normally wear contacts).

Sara Petersen  |  Rating: 5  |  All About Eyes - Mason City

This place is best optical place out there! They make you feel so welcomed! The whole staff was amazing for the most part. I had the pleasure of working with Cassandra. She helped me pick out the perfect pair, was attentive and listened to every concern I had. She was super knowledgeable and was just plain awesome. When I couldn't decide on which ones, she called over the other 2 gals and we got their opinions too! I didn't have my prescription so she was going to call my eye doctor and take care of it for me. And most places wouldn't go that extra step. By far BEST customer service I've gotten and 1000% recommend!

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