Best Optometrists near me in Southborough, MA

2 Optometrists near me in Southborough, 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 08, 2023

John M. Abbondanza, OD

3 reviews


30 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

+1 508-481-8558

Paul E. Levine, OD

2 reviews


30 Turnpike Rd STE 7, Southborough, MA 01772

+1 508-481-8558

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

Anne Carpenter  |  Rating: 5  |  Paul E. Levine, OD

The optometrists here care for our whole family so we have a lot of experience with them. They do a great job - the optometrists are clearly very knowledgeable and professional. They interact great with our little kids and have always been very patient and cheerful.

Izabella Furman  |  Rating: 5  |  John M. Abbondanza, OD

Dr. Abbondanza has changed my son's life. Before the vision therapy my son needed to put in an oversized amount of effort into reading, just to keep up with the other kids. He would only read for 4-5 minutes before a headache or stomach ache or some other real or imagined reason stopped him. He was anxious about his performance. Dr Abbondanza had diagnosed my son's issue as tracking difficulty and prescribed vision therapy. The doctor made sure that my son understood that it's only his eyes that were holding him back from reaching his full potential. After vision therapy his endurance at reading grew. He can now read for 20-25 minutes without complaining. His handwriting has markedly improved. He has gained confidence both in classroom and in the gym. I feel that, for my family, this investment will have the largest impact on my son's life. This experience has convinced me that Vision Therapy works and provides significant, permanent changes for anyone who puts in the effort.

Ramy G  |  Rating: 5  |  Paul E. Levine, OD

Visited Dr.Levine. Whole process was quick and easy. No complaints about the facility or the doctor. I got my eyes checked for contact lenses. The doctor was patient and was very clear in his suggestions for contact lenses. The address is a little difficult to locate since it is hidden behind a building on route 9.

Marion Lidsky  |  Rating: 5  |  John M. Abbondanza, OD

Dr. Abbondanza has been providing care for my family for many years. He is knowledgeable, a great listener, and looks to help best resolve eye care/needs. He has gone above and beyond to check in and accommodate the needs of my children when they are out of the area and checks back in with them. Even though we have moved out of the area we will continue to be his patients.

Bart Wendell  |  Rating: 5  |  John M. Abbondanza, OD

John Abbodanza has taken care of my vision care for at least 20 years. I have always found him to be fully professional and fully informed on the latest advances. He practices only within the scope of his training, which is not always the case. He is very focused (excuse the pun) when working and maybe someone felt slighted by that but as a psychologist and business consultant I am very aware and even demanding of top notch customer service. I have referred clients to him with full confidence that those individuals will be appreciative I did so once they met him. I especially appreciate that he is always clear when saving a few dollars by staying with an existing prescription is a viable alternative even though a new one might bring a slight improvement. I totally recommend him.

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