Best Optometrists near me in Salem, MA

4 Optometrists near me in Salem, MA – 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

Walmart Vision & Glasses

3 reviews


450 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970

+1 978-744-2027

Banville Optical Inc

10 reviews


88 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970

+1 978-745-2774

Salem Eye Associates

5 reviews


197 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970

+1 978-744-2675

Yoon Sunny OD

4 reviews


88 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970

+1 978-745-2803

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

Brenna Skirata Tradain  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Got there at 5pm. Vision center was closed, so I asked Customer Service. They said the person was on break. Ok. I waited until 6pm, vision center still closed. I asked customer service AGAIN and the employee was surprised that the vision center wasn't open yet so she got a runner to go ask a manager. Manager didn't know so the runner is going to the back to find ANOTHER manager. The next manager apologized profusely and said he didn't know what was happening but he would look into it.

Joanne Moir  |  Rating: 5  |  Banville Optical Inc

We wouldn't go anywhere else for our eyeglasses! The selection of frames is excellent, but most important is the kind of genuine, personal attention that everyone at Banville provides. At every visit we know that we are in very good hands. We receive high quality lenses and frames and know that our eyewear is being fitted by experienced professionals. If something needs to be adjusted later on, we are welcomed and whatever the concern, we always leave with better fitting glasses. Thank you to Rich and all staff for consistently pleasant experiences! Very highly recommended and excellent value!

Nathan Smith  |  Rating: 5  |  Salem Eye Associates

Great little place in downtown Salem. Seems to be just two people in the whole place, which is great and personable. Both the receptionist and the doctor are extremely friendly. Got an eye appt done and new glasses in a week for far less than I was expecting to pay!

Helen D  |  Rating: 5  |  Banville Optical Inc

They have the most gorgeous selection of glasses! Good range of prices, good range of styles from sporty to functional to trendy to artsy. Everything is constantly being cleaned because of Covid safety so it feels safe. The eye exam was very thorough and they had updated modern technology for the exam. The staff in the store was very nice and helpful. There were a lot of customers coming through who seemed pleased with the glasses they got.

Carina Pacheco  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

THEY HAVE TERRIBLE SERVICE HERE! they do not care about what you need or anything for that matter. They are so unorganized and don’t know what their doing! Yes they are cheap but not worth the the bad quality service. I went there almost two weeks ago and still have not received my glasses. And I’ve tried calling them and the person just says hello and hangs up what kind of service is that!

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