Best Optometrists near me in Princeton, NJ

2 Optometrists near me in Princeton, NJ – 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 24, 2023


3535 US-1 #416, Princeton, NJ 08540

+1 609-536-1017


475 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, NJ 08540

+1 609-243-8902

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

Manahil M  |  Rating: 1  |  Visionworks Doctors of Optometry

Do not come here. There are other functioning vision work offices you can go to. The customer service here lacks. The only associate who was kind was the gentlemen who screened me before the eye exams. I have tried calling this facility several times after my appointment. They refuse to answer the phone despite what day and time you call. One of the worst vision works I have delt with. Update I finally managed to get them on the phone and they never placed my glasses order in the first place! The office manager was unapologetic and just as horrible as his employees. Now I will have to go back just to pick my glasses all over again although I confirmed several times before leaving on my visit about when I will be receiving my glasses.

Maggie Rios  |  Rating: 5  |  Eye Care Associates of Princeton

The staff was very attentive and friendly. The waiting time was great my appointment was at 10:15 and they called me at 10:15. I was in and out in less than half and hour. The doctor was very friendly to my son and explain everything he was doing to him. First time at this location and will definitely will schedule all my appointments here from now on.

Daniel Cheng  |  Rating: 5  |  Eye Care Associates of Princeton

Went in for my annual eye exam and refill for contacts prescription. Everyone was super friendly and helpful from check in to check out. Every step and procedure was explained to me along the way, and the optometrist gave a thorough exam and pointed out some tips to wearing my lenses and better caring for my eyes. There’s a bit of a wait time but the overall experience and pricing was well worth it.

Angelique  |  Rating: 3  |  Visionworks Doctors of Optometry

Quick summary: Overall, if your expectation is a store where you can also get your eyes checked, I think it will meet those expectations just fine. Decent selection and nice staff, with a decent turn-around time for your prescription lenses/contacts. The back of the store could just use a little refresh and you should expect to potentially wait for quite a while past your scheduled eye appointment time. --- Longer review, since I always like being able to read reviews and know exactly what to expect: A pretty awkward experience, which sounds sort of funny for an optometry review. For reference, prior to moving to this area, I had annual eye appointments at a dedicated optometry office, not a store chain like Visionworks, so please keep this in mind. (This is where PU referred us to use our vision insurance.) For the appointment, you walk to the back of the store, and there is a tiny waiting area with a bunch of very shabby looking chairs and advertisements. There were a lot of people waiting when we went, and I think my partner and I waited around forty minutes for our appointments. We had to stand part of the time due to lack of available seating, which wasn't a problem for us, but perhaps good to know if you have mobility issues. (Though staff might be able to get you a different chair, if you asked.) When we were called for our appointments, it felt awkward to me. They have an open area with a sink and mirrors right next to the waiting area where you are expected to wash hands and try on contacts in front of everyone (which is not an invasion of privacy, but just feels weird when it's crowded), and the testing rooms and the room where you sit in the large chair and try different lenses are both right near the sitting area as well, and the door is often left open. Those rooms were fairly shabby as well (although everything definitely appeared hygienic). Adding to the surreal feeling though, is that they are right next door to an exercise boot camp, so the whole time that you are getting what feels like a public eye exam, you are also listening to whistle-blowing and yelling coaches and running lol. (This is not at all Visionworks's fault, but I found it highly humorous and worth mentioning!) After the appointment, they hit you with sales pitches. Not the best selection of trendy younger styles (for my preferences), but they definitely have an array of options that are well-organized. I think people that are interested in more traditional styles will definitely find something easily. The sales representative who helped me was very nice, though he had to leave part-way through helping me, and then the next representative got a little confused, but it all worked itself out in the end. Visionworks sends you email notifications when your glasses/contacts are ready for pick up, which is super convenient. They didn't have any trial pairs of contacts in my proper prescription, so at the time of the first appointment, they had me try on the closest thing they had and gave me the trials of that and we ordered my prescription. It was a bit frustrating when I went to pick them up though, because I went to pick them up at the front and was then just told to "wait in the back." We had intended to quickly pick up the contacts and so were not anticipating we'd then end up having to wait thirty minutes and then have to have a check-in on the fit with an optometrist before being able to check out and then leave, which I guess was because they were a different prescription than the trials I put on the first time. I understand if they have to stick to procedures, but some more communication in advance would have been appreciated. The female optometrist I had for the trial fitting was super super friendly and professional, though - she was great. Staff are also always willing to quickly do a fit adjustment on glasses you have purchased from there, which is nice.

Eduardo Calderon  |  Rating: 1  |  Visionworks Doctors of Optometry

What a terrible experience, I have been waiting for my glasses now for over three weeks and nobody at VW in Nassau Park has any answers to how much longer? Apparently the "manager" for this location is never in and the reps working the store have no access to how they can look into where the status of my glasses are??? It is such a shame, by the look of their reviews I'm not alone in this mess. I went to their site as informed by recording when calling store, which is useless and was told by the chat bot that someone will reach out to me within FORTY-EIGHT HOURS! I cannot believe the quality of the service for being a necessary medical device for some people. Feel bad for the reps at store, not really their fault.

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