Best Optometrists near me in Waite Park, MN

3 Optometrists near me in Waite Park, 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: December 10, 2023

Pearle Vision

10 reviews


153 Division St Suite A, Waite Park, MN 56387

+1 320-251-2020


414 Great Oak Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387

+1 320-251-8061


206 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387

+1 320-253-0365

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

Tabatha Stark  |  Rating: 5  |  Pearle Vision

The Doctor is so nice and the people working up front are friendly and so helpful.They have a nice selection of frames and many lens options. The wait time to get my new glasses was one week and that's super amazing!

Ali Anderson  |  Rating: 5  |  Granite City Family Eye Care

Dr. Becky is the best! And her, and all of the support staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. I wish I could get my eyes checked more than once a year just to visit more often! I truly appreciate all they do.

B.S. Peterson  |  Rating: 4  |  Pearle Vision

I am a new customer to Pearl Vision and was impressed with the selection and service I received upon my first visit. I found a pair of frames I really liked, submitted my eye prescription, added the extras such as progressive bifocal lenses and tinting and paid the total cost up front. This was on the 24th of April and I was told I would get the glasses about May 1. After talking to store management, I learned there was a problem in the lab. I will be getting my glasses next week and upon that time I will extend my review. I am pleased that management contacted me with this update. BP

Cole Hendry  |  Rating: 5  |  Pearle Vision

Brad, Dr. Fairbanks, and their team are top notch! The customer service from the every level is amazing. I have been going to this Pearle Vision for over 20 years and would recommend them to anyone in the St. Cloud area. Stop by and say hi to Brad and Dr. Fairbanks!

William Coyne  |  Rating: 5  |  Granite City Family Eye Care

Just a great all around experience. Had a piece of metal in my eye and after being told I couldn’t get in that day by two other clinics in town(I’m not from the St. Cloud area) the staff assured me Dr Hofer would see me. I waited maybe 1 minute and I’m so glad I went here! Excellent staff all around, and the cherry on top is after developing an ulcer where the object was, Dr Hofer gave me a way to personally contact her over the Labor Day weekend just Incase. I’m wasn’t even a patient there but my family and I will be for life now making the 1.5 hour drive.

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