Best Optometrists near me in Northfield, MN

1 Optometrists near me in Northfield, 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


2019 Jefferson Rd, Northfield, MN 55057

+1 507-645-9202

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

Aldon Severson  |  Rating: 5  |  River Valley Eye Professionals

I highly recommend River Valley Eye Professionals! The office is clean and contemporary, the team is customer-focused, and the eyewear options are great. If you're in the Northfield area this is where you should go!

Alyssa Doom  |  Rating: 5  |  River Valley Eye Professionals

I’ve been going to River Valley for several years. Dr. Heilman is very professional and always takes the time to explain details about my eye exam and respond to any questions that come up. The staff is always friendly and helpful when it comes to scheduling or answering questions about insurance and billing. I highly recommend RVEP!

Nick Dulas  |  Rating: 5  |  River Valley Eye Professionals

I recently moved to the area and after some searching chose Dr. Miliner at River Valley Eye Professionals and I couldn’t be happier with the decision. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. I will definitely continue to be a patient there and recommend them to anyone looking for a great team of eye professionals!

Amy Fields  |  Rating: 1  |  River Valley Eye Professionals

This was a pretty bad experience from start to finish. I went in January for an eye exam with Dr. Miliner. My vision is fine, but I have had the same glasses for a few years now and wanted new frames. She kept rattling on and on about bifocals but we both agreed that my vision was fine and they were not required. I went to the eye shop, chose frames, and was told they would be in in a week. They came late but I went in and they were all wrong. The base curve was way off. So they sent them back. Were they right the next time? NO. And they were wrong the multiple times after that. Finally Ann from the shop offered me a refund but she also figured out that the doctor wrote the prescription for bifocals but failed to tell me that. So supposedly this was fixed. I should have taken the refund she offered me at the time. But I was still hopeful for glasses. It has now been over two weeks again and I just could not wait anymore. I called and asked for the refund and was informed of a stocking fee and that I would get a check for whatever is left. I feel like I have been fleeced for their mistakes and I am paying for it. They have my insurance money and my money and I have nothing to show for it but wasted time and effort since January.

Trish  |  Rating: 5  |  River Valley Eye Professionals

I have been going here for years now, and my eye doctor had left the clinic, however Dr. Miliner is THE BEST eye doctor that I've had there! She is so very kind, explains everything, very thorough and so thoughtful

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