Best Optometrists near me in Independence, KY

1 Optometrists near me in Independence, KY – 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 10, 2023

Family Eye Health Center

4 reviews


1824 Declaration Dr, Independence, KY 41051

+1 859-363-3347

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

Ashley Martin  |  Rating: 1  |  Family Eye Health Center

I called to make a new patient appointment and unfortunately they are not accepting new patients and are booked out through next year. Its really unfortunate if you just moved to the area because you have to drive at least 20 mins elsewhere just to find a doctor accepting patients. I wish they could expand to meet the needs of the community.

Andria Nyland  |  Rating: 2  |  Family Eye Health Center

I went in for my regular eye exam and to get a updated perscription for my glasses and contacts, my persxruption in very high so the doctor had me try a new pair of contacts but said they might not work and to contact him in a week to let him know. After 4 days I already knew they were wrong, I then called the doctors office and they said they would have to order me new, diffrent contacts. Two more weeks go by, I finally get a call that my new trial pair of contacts are in, I go over to get them and I am tood the doctor wants to see them on before I leave, ok, so I wait for him. The doctor looks at my eyes with the new contacts in, says "everything looks good but try them for a week and let me know." I then go to leave but make sure I do not owe anything more befor I go. Another week goes by and these contacts are perfect so I call and ask for my perscription, I am told "it will be a little while before they can get it signed for me but they could do it that day," at this tome they also give me pricing to purchase contacts from them to which I inform them " it is cheaper to get them at Costco so I just need my perscription." I go to the eye clinic 2 hours later and they inform me " the prescription is still not done and they would call me when it was." 30 mins later I get a call that the prescription is signed and to pick it up I need to pay $18 more to which I ask "for what," and the responce from the caller was "because to fit for a toric lens it cost more." Never once was this extra cost brought up until I told them I was going somewhere else. This is all very unfortunate as I did love the doctor but the front staff is clearly petty and difficult to work with.

Steve Nienaber  |  Rating: 5  |  Family Eye Health Center

Been going to this eye center for a few years now and I was so glad they were able to get me in today. Greatly appreciated. I ended up purchasing a pair of glasses today that's long overdue and the ladies who work there are always helpful. The expertise regarding the information about my eyes is the most detailed information I've ever received from one of these eye centers. Thank you once again.

Adrian Staub  |  Rating: 5  |  Family Eye Health Center

I've been a patient of Dr Pennells since 2001. Even after I moved an hour away, I still made the trip to independence KY. 2017 I moved to independence KY and still a devoted patient. So much so that when I found out they were hiring...I was ecstatic for an opportunity to work there! They are awesome humans and really care.... For their patients and staff

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