Best Optometrists near me in Elko, NV

2 Optometrists near me in Elko, NV – 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

Speedy Specs

10 reviews


1657 Mountain City Hwy #101, Elko, NV 89801

+1 775-738-6727

Total Eyecare

10 reviews


2209 5th St, Elko, NV 89801

+1 775-738-8491

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

Maren Broadbent  |  Rating: 5  |  Speedy Specs

I had been driving to Utah for my daughters eye exams, but decided to visit Dr. Wallace instead. I couldn't have been happier! He was very personable and explained everything thoroughly. The office is clean and the staff are very nice too. It's so nice to be able to get quality health care locally.

Robbin Rowley  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyecare

Dr. McConkie is the best! He is the only doctor that has gotten my prescription for my contacts right on the first visit. My eyes have been challenging to say the least. I had an ulcer develop on my eye over Christmas and Dr. McConkie was gracious enough to take time away from his family to meet me at the office and get me fixed up. He’s amazing! He is super approachable and takes the time to answer all of questions. If you want the best see Dr. McConkie!

Emily Taylor  |  Rating: 5  |  Speedy Specs

Great experience here! The eye doctor made me so comfortable. When it was time to pick up my glasses, they informed me they weren't finished yet, despite closing in a half hour and telling me they would be done that day. I was on my lunch break so I couldn't wait around. The receptionist, Lily, let me know they would stay late to finish my glasses because I was told they would be done that day. Then she brings them to me at work after hours! That's customer service you can't hold a candle to. Great experience 10/10 would recommend.

Priscilla Martinez  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyecare

The Dr was amazing even called me back after I wasn't satisfied and made things right I get to go back tomorrow to fix the issue I'm having with my glasses. I would definitely recommend total eye care to anyone

Cindy Wahrenbrock  |  Rating: 5  |  Total Eyecare

My family was so sad when Total Eyecare was sold. We moved to Elko in 1981. Dr Colon and Dr. Alleman provided amazing care to our family, including a handicapped member and out of town family. Our first meeting with Dr. Williams was so comfortable and personal. I walked out of the office feeling I can trust my eyes and my family’s eyes with Dr. Williams. Our ages range from 3 1/2 to 70 1/2 years and Dr. William treats all of us with tenderness and efficiency. Recently we were referred to SLC. When the SLC Doctors looked at the records we brought from Elko, they were amazed at the high level of testing that was done on our special needs family member. She will have her surgery the end of October. I feel at ease with her care team starting at the top with Dr. Williams. Thank you, Dr Williams and Thank you for choosing to move to Elko to raise your family.

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