Best Optometrists near me in Maplewood, MN

7 Optometrists near me in Maplewood, MN – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: September 25, 2023

Costco Optical

10 reviews


1431 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 612-486-1749


1727 Beam Ave D, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 952-656-0051

Pearle Vision

14 reviews


3001 White Bear Ave #1050, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 651-770-3923


2520 White Bear Ave B, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 651-447-2247


19 reviews


2033 Maplewood Mall Dr, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 651-777-0330


3001 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 651-704-0490


3001 White Bear Ave #1050, Maplewood, MN 55109

+1 651-770-3923

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

Douachee Lor  |  Rating: 5  |  Lee Vision Family Eye Clinic

First time there and it was such an amazing experience. Dr. Lee was so nice and knew what he was doing. His staff was so kind and helpful. I was in and out without feeling rushed nor waiting for a long time. Best experience and would highly recommend!

B J  |  Rating: 1  |  Visionworks

Scheduled appointment online. Arrived on time for appointment and was told doctor wasn't in today. Was not notified of this ahead of time. Was told I should call the store to schedule instead of online. When I got home I called to reschedule and got an automated process that was the same as scheduling yourself online. Very disappointing.

Kalia X  |  Rating: 5  |  Lee Vision Family Eye Clinic

This is one of the best eye clinic I have ever been to! I was looking for a new clinic that would accept my insurance and Lee Vision confirmed they did. I was then able to make a same day appointment within all the other errands I had that day. I could not believe how precisely accurate and quick this appointment was. I was in and out within 30 minutes. The staff and doctor are all very professional and answered any questions I had. I only went there for contacts and was not pressured to get glasses but the doctor did provide me with a glass prescription in case I wanted to purchase one down the road. That was such a nice change! Now, I did notice that they do also carry a good selection of name brand frames such as Burberry, Coach, and Michael Kors, so def check out their frames as well. Last, note that their office is located towards the back of the building and there's parking back there as well.

Mnblackgirls Podcast  |  Rating: 5  |  Dr. Jeanny Liu-Wu, Optometrist, and Associates

Everyone I worked with was very pleasant. I am excited about my new Raybans! I do think you all should reconsider how you store the frames for Medical Assistance insured/ low income folks. I have medical assistance and felt a way about my frames selection being in a corner, and in drawers… I didn’t feel as valued as other customers. It was kinda of embarrassing asking where the frames my insurance covered was located after searching several racks of $200+ frames. Those frames should be displayed just as the more expensive ones are. It makes for a more inclusive feel. Fortunately I had additional funds to shop the better displayed frames but it really made me think of those who aren’t as fortunate to do so. They deserve well displayed frame options too!

Kyle Duethman  |  Rating: 5  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Went to get new glasses and sun glasses. Brandon was very helpful and maybe the experience very entertaining. Not often do you get to connect, joke with, and generally have a truly fun experience at a store. Brandon provided that and it made the whole process enjoyable. Thanks Brandon!

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