Best Optometrists near me in Windsor Heights, IA

3 Optometrists near me in Windsor Heights, 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 23, 2023

Walmart Vision & Glasses

7 reviews


1001 73rd St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

+1 515-274-6452


7212 University Ave, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

+1 515-255-4229

The Vision Center

4 reviews


1001 73rd St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

+1 515-274-6452

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

Sarah Leonard  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Horrible service... they are only ones who take my sons insurance for eye exam... only one... and I am only able to take him on a fri or sat ... but they have no doctors on Fri and Saturday the jack a** won't take his insurance at all(because it's a Saturday). So if I want to be able to get my son an eye exam I have to pay out of pocket... even though he has insurance.... JERKS!

Ms. Lezlie  |  Rating: 5  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

I've seen Dr. Bottleson for years. He explains everything completely, and answers all my questions. The technicians giving the pre-visit screening (I usually get his wife, an RN) explain what they are doing and what each test is testing. Dr tells me if my vision has changed much or not. Therefore, leaving it up to me whether I get a new pair. He does not pressure sell. I get a copy of my prescription, when I leave. I've never, as of yet, bought my glasses at this location. So I can't give a review on that service.

Rachel Quill  |  Rating: 5  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Excellent service. The first pair of glasses did not work and the WAL-MART specialist explained what needed to be done. I got a revised prescription and I am very pleased that my glasses now work perfectly.

James Foley  |  Rating: 5  |  The Vision Center

I am not a fan of this Wal-Mart because the quality, customer service, and speed of service have a lot to be desired. So four years ago when I walked in to this optometrist Dr. Mark Bottleson is great! Who would have thought Wal-Mart would have a gem in the rough! He is knowledgeable, caring, and I enjoy just talking wit him. If you need an eye doctor this is your man!

Patrick Peterson  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Went here for an eye exam and glasses back in October of 2018. I found out that my insurance had lapsed and explained this to them as soon as I found out and had already set my appointment. They told me I would still be covered as I had made the actual appointment before the lapse in coverage. Just got a bill from a collection agency for $266.46. I would have waited until my coverage kicked in on Jan 1st had I not been lied to. I will never do business with these liars and thieves again.

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