Best Optometrists near me in Ellicott City, MD

5 Optometrists near me in Ellicott City, MD – 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

Professional Vision

10 reviews


8450 Baltimore National Pike Ste 155, Ellicott City, MD 21043

+1 410-465-6166


10 reviews


5725 Richards Valley Rd Suite A-9, Ellicott City, MD 21043

+1 443-420-8113


6 reviews


9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 15, Ellicott City, MD 21042

+1 443-420-6182

Ellicott City Eye Care

4 reviews


10176 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

+1 410-461-7012


10050 Baltimore National Pike Suite F100, Ellicott City, MD 21042

+1 410-461-2020

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

Trudy Attobrah  |  Rating: 5  |  revolutionEYES

I have been a patient of Dr. Generie for a few years and I must say that as long as this practice is open, I will not go anywhere else. The practice and staff are absolutely phenomenal. The attention to detail, the exams, the patience, the state of the art equipment- it’s always a great experience. I have a rather difficult prescription but Dr. Generie always works with me and has me come in multiple time to get the right fit for my contact lenses. Stephanie and Cierra (sp?) were so wonderful during my appointment today. Keep up the great work, as always, RevolutionEYES!

Tim Abell  |  Rating: 5  |  revolutionEYES

Both Dr. Generie and Dr. Dorsam are awesome! I tend to (sometimes annoyingly) ask a lot of questions, but they take the time to gladly answer them in detail. Both doctors and the staff are extremely friendly. Dr. Dorsam is especially good with my son (she's amazing with kids), and he likes her a lot. Sadly, as of yesterday, they stopped taking my vision insurance, but I like them enough that I may still go and pay for my exam visits out of pocket. They also seem to keep improving the high-tech equipment that they use for their exams. Their frames & lenses are great quality (albeit a bit pricier than other places, though you get what you pay for), but unfortunately, so long as they remain out-of-network for me, they'll end up being too cost-prohibitive, which will require me to make those purchases elsewhere for me and my son. I HIGHLY recommend them.

Robert Hoover  |  Rating: 5  |  Visionworks

I visited visionworks at this location skeptical because of some reviews but glad I decided to see for my self …Friendly staff, I did not know they took my insurance, I went in ready to pay for the exam out of pocket but they asked if I had any insurance and they kindly checked it for me and it took care of the cost of my exam. I’m surprised of how calm and attentive they were toward each patient with the place swarming with customers all needing help, I waited a little longer than expected but when I was helped they were thorough. Next year I will come before December less crowded.

Jason Behr  |  Rating: 5  |  revolutionEYES

NOT a big box / chain store! This office is great! Dr. Generie and her staff gave me one of the most thorough and modern eye exams I've ever had, and with the new prescription and glasses I see so much better! Because of my insurance, my progressive glasses were fabricated by an outside laboratory, but the glasses were still ready for pickup in a week. This is a small office and everyone there cares and it shows that they are putting forward their best effort. I Highly recommend revolutionEYES

Rachel Cascio Jarvis  |  Rating: 5  |  Ellicott City Eye Care

Dr. Robin and Lisa are fantastic! VERY thorough, very accommodating. I am new to this area and needed a new eye doctor. Highly recommended. I also observed several kids there and he was so patient and kind with them.

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