Best Optometrists near me in Shelbyville, KY

2 Optometrists near me in Shelbyville, 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


1627 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065

+1 502-633-2988

Bowersox Vision Center

10 reviews


403 Washington St, Shelbyville, KY 40065

+1 502-647-3937

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

Steve Mcculloch  |  Rating: 5  |  Bowersox Vision Center

I visited the Bowersox Vision Center for the first time this past week. By the time my visit was concluded I had made contact with and been attended by every member of the staff. The office was very welcoming, the exam was thorough, and I was able to choose and order a new pair of eyeglasses, all in an unhurried manner. I highly recommend their professionalism.

Rosa Hernandez  |  Rating: 5  |  Bowersox Vision Center

My family have been coming for years to this office. Love the staff. They add the personal touch bu remembering your name as soon as you walk through the doors. Great selection in frames. My son even had vision therapy when he was 5yrs. Saw improvement soon after! He is 12 and still doing great! Dr. Young our primary Dr. and my kids love him. Thank You! I highly recommend this place.

Kim Butler  |  Rating: 5  |  Bowersox Vision Center

Dr Bowersox and staff are the BEST! Everyone is so friendly and Dr Bowersox knows his stuff! I've been dealing with a serious issue and he has been very insightful as I deal with this journey. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Susan Mcmullan Eden  |  Rating: 5  |  Bowersox Vision Center

I've known Dr. Bowersox for many, many years now and he has literally saved my vision! A quick call to him on a Sunday 15 years ago led him to promptly get me in his office on a Monday morning. Once there, he immediately sent me to a specialist in Louisville where I was diagnosed with Ocular Histoplasmosis and had to have laser surgery that day or I would've gone blind before the close of the day. Dr. Bowersox never put me on edge or in a state of alarm but maintained his cool and helped me get treated that day. He treats all of the members of my family and we are always so pleased with the professionalism of his office and staff and his personable nature. He knows his stuff and works hard to help all people have the vision they deserve. He's an amazing asset to our community and to those that know him. Thanks for being such a dedicated, intelligent, fun eye doctor!

Ryan Anderson  |  Rating: 5  |  Bowersox Vision Center

As parents we always want to do our best for our children. Sometimes, given the realities of life it is hard to do. When looking into vision therapy for my son, I found it difficult to make a decision. Our optometrist recommended Dr. Bowersox and his team in Sheblyville. This was a bit of a drive for us, but well worth it. Sherry worked very hard and thoughtfully as she personalized a plan to help my son work on his vision issues. When she had to step aside for family medical leave, the other staff stepped in so we did not miss a beat in his training. Once Sherry came back, we were able to complete the training and watched Sammy make great progress. After reviewing the local options for vision therapy, I decided Dr. Bowersoxs team would be the best fit for us. I am glad I made this decision. They were worth the hour round trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat should any of my children need help with their vision. I highly recommend this team. They will love your child through the process and help you be successfully in training. If you sign up, know that it is a distance run but the finish wish is worth the effort. In the vision therapy mission, Dr. Bowersox team is the best! Thank you all!

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