Best Optometrists near me in Prior Lake, MN

2 Optometrists near me in Prior Lake, 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 27, 2023

Goldsmith Eye Care

3 reviews


15875 Franklin Trail SE Suite 111, Prior Lake, MN 55372

+1 952-226-1400


14120 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

+1 952-562-8116

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

Janet Gomez  |  Rating: 5  |  Goldsmith Eye Care

Super friendly staff right off the bat from calling to schedule an appointment all the way through my appointment. Staff was really knowledgeable and helpful. The doctor was also really personable and explained everything going on, which was good to understand more about my eyes. Really friendly overall and will be going back for future appointments!

Courtney Featherstone  |  Rating: 5  |  Goldsmith Eye Care

This was my first visit to Goldsmith Eye Care. I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of care! From entering into a clean and well kept office space to the kindness from all of the staff involved. I would highly recommend this clinic to my family and friends. My appointment was quick, easy, and all of my end goals were made before I left their office! Dr. Thurmes was warm and knowledgeable in the delivery of their care.

Kathy Kruse  |  Rating: 5  |  Goldsmith Eye Care

I have been going here for years and love that it's a family business. Even after moving to the cities, I still traveled to New Prague for my eye apps with Dr. Wendy. Until a few years ago when I switched to the Prior Lake office and now it's the best of both worlds for me. I still get to see Dr. Wendy along with Kate and the other amazing staff there. The drive is only half for me as it was to New Prague.

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