Best Optometrists near me in Watertown, MA

8 Optometrists near me in Watertown, 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

Gaze Optical

20 reviews


204 Arsenal St Ste A, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-336-7486

Aquidneck Optical

6 reviews


117 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-924-0330

Watertown Eye

20 reviews


124 Watertown St #3e, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-923-2323


31 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-924-3343

Target Optical

20 reviews


550 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-744-3150

Dr. Joanne Caruso

4 reviews


235 Waverly Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-926-4191

Greene & Greene Optometry

20 reviews


31 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-924-3343

Martin J. Greene, OD

4 reviews


31 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02472

+1 617-924-3343

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

Mireille O'connor  |  Rating: 5  |  Martin J. Greene, OD

I truly can't say enough good things about Dr. Greene's office! The entire staff is friendly, prepared, and informative. I felt in very good hands and loved the experience. Dr. Greene is very knowledgeable and extremely kind, he shares information eloquently and clearly!

Restful Mind  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

Dr. Edwards is easily one the kindest and thoughtful Opticians. She listens to her patients, gives helpful advice and doesn’t try to force decisions. Jay, is equally as thoughtful and helped me make the most cost effective and aesthetically pleasing choice of frames. Tell him what you like and he walks you through it! Overall excellent experience with great prices! -Ken

Tom Harrison  |  Rating: 5  |  Greene & Greene Optometry

If you would like to be treated like a mall visitor, by all means go to a national chain. You'll see just about average afterwards. If you would like to get personal service from the long-time owners of a local business. go see the brothers Greene in Watertown Square. You'll pay the same and see much better. I have been going to Greene & Greene for a decade or more and my eyes haven't improved at all! What the heck? Oh right, they just do glasses. What I can say is that I can see exactly what I need to, and for me that's not just a typical situation. I have "over 40 eyes" so can't see things that are close. Pretty typical, except I am a software engineer so stare at screens all days. I get especially aggravated when "the kids" use a 3-point font with light-gray foreground and darker-gray background. So I need killa specs -- that way the kids (who are like, easily in their mid forties or even younger!) don't know I am 60. I got lenses that are perfect for where I sit, and they have adjustments for glare, reflection (so I don't look like a serial killer on Zoom calls), anti-scratch and prisms or something like that for my odd prescription. These are in frames that even I have not figured out how to break yet, and that are as stylish as a 60-year-old software engineer can pull off (and no jokes about BluBlockers, please!) And then I need really close glasses for iPhone and the like. I got some supah-cool wire frames that I can put in a soft case in my pocket (oh yeah, no hanging from my neck baloney for me). These frames are so bendy I can do all sorts of horrifying things and they still work great. Because I have these specs in my pocket nearly all the time, I can see in great detail almost all the time. If I had gone to Lens Crufters or Eye-o-matic, or one of those other mall places I never would have gotten these frames, that last forever (10 years on the bendy ones, and 3 on my second pair of the others, first ones I lost). Also I would probably have just accepted the first prescription. With Dr. Greene he asked me how they were and I said "not sure yet" and he instantly told me we should get the prescription right. And he figured out how I could avoid paying too much for amazing frames. And yeah, amazing frames are amazing because (if you don't lose them) they last forever. And that's why I am writing a review like this and not just "awesome glasses" or something. It's really great to have experienced, skilled doctors, but it's even better when they are the ones who know that many of us would jump at the chance to have actual humans, who treat us like actual humans. Crazy, right?

Biniyam Paulos Chamiso  |  Rating: 5  |  Watertown Eye

Very welcoming, smart, and friendly team. I loved everything about the clinic. They squeezed me in although I didn’t have an appointment, and took care of me right on time. I highly recommend it for those who are having doubt which doctor to see.

Nancy Shrader  |  Rating: 4  |  Greene & Greene Optometry

Drs. Greene are both wonderful, as well as Mark, the optician. All are extremely competent and exceptionally nice, and they have excellent imaging technology. My annual exam takes about 30 minutes, as opposed to 2-3 hours at an opthmologist's office being shuffled from one technician to another and spending about 5 minutes with the doctor. I have been seeing them for over 30 years. I truly believe they are more competent than most opthomologists, and their customer service is exceptional. I will never go anywhere else!

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