Best Optometrists near me in Stillwater, MN

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Rating updated: September 24, 2023

St. Paul Eye Clinic

10 reviews


5945 Norwich Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082

+1 651-351-5355

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

Erin W  |  Rating: 4  |  St. Paul Eye Clinic

St. Paul Eye Clinic is generally a great place at our normal eye clinic in Maplewood, especially the eye doctor we normally see. However, this day the Stillwater clinic, where our normal eye doctor was that day, wasn't running so smoothly. They were generally nice but as a parent of a patient I could feel and hear the stress in the background.

Dana Primrose Mattson  |  Rating: 5  |  St. Paul Eye Clinic

Very nice office with state of the art equipment. Competent technician and very friendly. My issue was diagnosed quickly and a plan was made for the procedure I need right there at the first visit!

Alicia Roper  |  Rating: 5  |  St. Paul Eye Clinic

Todd is excellent with my daughter! Would recommend him for any child. Makes appts fun for kids. My daughter doesn’t even realize he’s looking at her eye movements bc he puts on a movie she likes! Wouldn’t see anyone else for my children.

Richard Haupert  |  Rating: 5  |  St. Paul Eye Clinic

The staff was very nice and respectful at the Stillwater location. Dr Watanabe was very pleasant and quick which was nice since my 5 year old had a hard time with the drops for the pupil dilation.

Aimee Bjostad  |  Rating: 5  |  St. Paul Eye Clinic

Dr Watanabe is phenomenal with kids. I brought my 2 teenagers in to see him yesterday. He is gentle, funny, professional, and has been treating my family for the past 13 years. No other pediatric ophthalmologist can compare to his experience and expertise.

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