Best Optometrists near me in West St Paul, MN

9 Optometrists near me in West St Paul, 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


1540 Humboldt Ave, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-457-2020


10 reviews


16 Signal Hills Center, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-451-7232

Target Optical

10 reviews


1750 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-306-0412

Kent Optical

4 reviews


992 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-451-6011

Pearle Vision

10 reviews


1980 S Robert St Ste 130, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-451-1805


South Walmart, 1644 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-453-9677


1980 S Robert St Ste 130, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-451-1805


1980 S Robert St #130, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-451-1805

Dr. Greg B. Markeson

10 reviews


1750 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118

+1 651-457-6650

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

Kevin Doran  |  Rating: 5  |  Dakota Eye Care Associates

Dr. Matt and Dr. Rachel are wonderful! The staff is friendly and I never feel pressured to get my glasses there. I can take my prescription anywhere I want. Highly recommend Dakota Eye Care Associates

Ag12  |  Rating: 5  |  Visionworks

My brother is in the hospital and he broke his glasses so I brought them to Visionworks Signal Hills to ask if they could be fixed. Manager Cheyne repaired and cleaned them. He was so pleasant! Very grateful for the customer service!

Jason Paulson  |  Rating: 5  |  Dr. Greg B. Markeson

Dr. Markeson did an outstanding job on my eye exam. I hadn't been to the eye doctor in ages but noticed things starting to get blurry. Dr. Markeson was very professional, quick, and thorough throughout the exam.

Jaime Ray  |  Rating: 3  |  Visionworks

Visionworks is a strange place. When I went in for an exam a few months ago, everything felt very... unprofessional on the exam side. The exam room is in a back room in the store that also seems to be their storage area as well - there was quite a mess back there with boxes, posters, etc. on the day I went in. The tech who did my pre-exam was also helping facilitate another person's exam at the same time. The other patient was asking the tech questions during my exam, and at one point even became upset with the tech who was very rude back. It was extremely awkward to have to sit where I could hear everything. Other employees from the front of the store were also coming in and out of the room throughout the exam. Not like eye health is something I feel the need to keep super private, but still weird regardless. There was another room that I had to step in to 'see' the doctor (the visit with doctor is virtual!). It was difficult to see the doctor on the video call because the screen is very far away from where you sit, and hard to hear as well, and the tech and the patient who came after me were having a loud conversation right outside the halfway open door about how they knew each other, their personal lives, etc. However the doctor was fine, got my prescription, everything was fine there. I will say, even after all of this, the person who works in the front of the store, Shane, has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Upon ordering contacts, there was an issue with my insurance, but Shane is going above and beyond in working with them, and even ordered my contacts despite the insurance issue to ensure I can have them as quickly as possible. I probably won't be back to Visionworks for an exam, it's not for everyone. I have really bad eyesight and eye health concerns and personally need more of a... professional (and in-person) experience on the exam side to feel confident in my care. But I definitely wanted to give Shane a shout out. Thank you Shane!

Kesley Kadlec  |  Rating: 5  |  Dr. Thomas Meyer, Optometrist, and Associates - West St Paul

Every staff member was incredibly welcoming and kind, it was obvious that they put a lot of effort into maintaining a clean, sanitary environment. Best overall experience I've had at any eye clinic!

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