Best Optometrists near me in Kensington, MD

4 Optometrists near me in Kensington, 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: December 08, 2023


5268-D Nicholson Ln, Kensington, MD 20895

+1 301-881-6232

Wood Opticians Inc

9 reviews


10400 Connecticut Ave # 101, Kensington, MD 20895

+1 301-949-5182


5268 Nicholson Ln, Kensington, MD 20895

+1 301-881-6232

Wheaton Eyecare

5 reviews


3835 Farragut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

+1 301-949-2828

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

Linda Kohn  |  Rating: 5  |  Wood Opticians Inc

New Post: Remains the absolute best place around for glasses. Their biggest priority is doing whatever it takes to make sure your glasses fit properly and look good. My prescription is very difficult and in the past, I've wasted money getting glasses that didn't work for me. That won't happen here. I trust them. Awesome! Great selection of frames and fantastic service. I've used the chains and they can't compare. This is the only place I will use for prescription glasses.

Sushant Puri  |  Rating: 5  |  Wheaton Eyecare

Extremely competent, kind and polite. Got a same day appointment and Dr. Zhang was helpful enough to squeeze in my request for a more comprehensive eye exam when I reached her place. Answered all my questions patiently. Highly recommended!

David Anderson  |  Rating: 5  |  Wood Opticians Inc

I had an awesome experience! Scott fitted me with a new pair of glasses which I had never heard of before. He made me a pair of computer or work glasses which has improved my vision as I work on a computer all day. They have increased my vision, improved my work day and they are super ergonomic! I highly recommend their service. He was very thorough yet efficient with my time and I have a pair of glasses that work super well for my work life!

Charles N  |  Rating: 5  |  Wood Opticians Inc

I stopped in with a few questions and they are incredibly nice here and helpful. I plan on using them in the future. They have been around since the late 40s, it seems like a really nice local store to get glasses.

Cindy Eisele  |  Rating: 5  |  Wood Opticians Inc

My progressive eyeglasses are perfect! Wood Opticians made my first progressives and will always be the one I trust with my sight. Owner, Scott Braman, outfitted me with the perfect style frame but more so, the fit needs to be perfect for the transitions to be accurate,the clarity of the Zeiss Photo Fusion lens is exceptional. In their new extra grey tint, the lenses transition from clear to incredibly dark with speed and precision. I’m a hairdresser/ master colorist with a love for paddle boarding, skiing, and most outdoor activities. My eyeglasses allow me to measure to the eighth of an inch with accuracy and protect my eyes from u v rays ( on the mountain top -I don’t need goggles cause my tint goes black). I visit regularly for their amazing service in cleaning, adjusting and tightening. Wood Opticians educated me on the difference between acceptable and impeccable vision- I never take my glasses off, except to sleep- they’re perfect! Convenient location, close to beltway with free easy parking. Shop small business.

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