Best Optometrists near me in Big Rapids, MI

2 Optometrists near me in Big Rapids, MI – 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

Big Rapids Family Eyecare

10 reviews


207 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

+1 231-796-5321


1124 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307

+1 231-591-2020

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

Ian Janes  |  Rating: 5  |  Big Rapids Family Eyecare

Terrific experience, everyone was friendly, incredibly efficient, and explained things to me in terms I could understand clearly. Dr. Coles, in particular, was impressive in her ability to take her expertise of something incredibly complex, and deliver her explanation in a manner that was easy for me to process, and relate with. I was also incredibly impressed, and reassured that my decision to schedule this exam was the right one. All of the people I interacted with today were wonderful. Moving forward, I will highly recommend this office to anyone I encounter looking for optometry services in the future. Thank you to everyone for all of their efforts to help me today.

Kelsey Collings  |  Rating: 5  |  Big Rapids Family Eyecare

Dr. Coles and her staff are always so kind, courteous, and caring. Dr. Coles does her job extremely well and looks out for the best interests of her patients. I feel lucky to have such a wonderful provider in our town!

Ashley Tetzlaff  |  Rating: 5  |  Ferris State University Eye Center

I have been going to Ferris State University eye center for over 10 years now and I have not once had any problems with them except yes my glasses do come in a little later than I would like but I know that there are back orders and sometimes things happen so other than that they honestly do deserve five stars.

Laura Montcastle  |  Rating: 5  |  Big Rapids Family Eyecare

Wow, what an amazing office! They help people who do not have insurance, by bundling the exam and glasses to save you money. Dr. Cole is great, friendly and so thorough! I would highly recommend this office!

Deji  |  Rating: 5  |  Ferris State University Eye Center

It has to be the best place to get your eyes checked! Everyone is so nice and fun to be with. They let you do a lot of fun things! One time I played wii with my eye doctor and a eye game on the computer with another! They are truly amazing. I am truly madly deeply in love with this place! (sorry had to quote 1D there) If I had to recommend any eye center I would recommend this one

Other Cities