Best Optometrists near me in Amherst, NY

3 Optometrists near me in Amherst, NY – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: June 03, 2023


19 reviews


3945 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226

+1 716-832-3452


3945 Main St, Amherst, NY 142263401

+1 716-832-3452


19 reviews


4224 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226

+1 716-833-0803

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

Maria Batt  |  Rating: 5  |  Visualeyes

I hate looking for a new provider. You search online, you ask your friends, you read the reviews and then you cross your fingers hoping that you chose wisely. I found Visualeyes through a Google search and reading the reviews of optometrists in WNY. I am so happy that I pulled the trigger and chose Visualeyes. I saw Dr. Ian Leberer for my exam. He was friendly, thorough, and fully explained not only what he was doing, but what my diagnosis was and exactly how the prescription would correct my vision. I'm very happy with the care I received and will be recommending them.

Metal Man  |  Rating: 5  |  Visualeyes

I am visiting from out of town and my glasses had broke. I stopped here simply cuz it was the closest place to eat near me. Super friendly and looked at my glasses immediately. Not only did they fix them they tighten them up and clean them for me. When I asked how much I owed, the lady told me nothing I couldn't believe it. I would highly recommend this place simply because if that is their policy on customer service I would imagine their service in general is probably amazing.

T  |  Rating: 5  |  Visualeyes

This place is the best eye glasses store in Buffalo- hands down. The wonderful woman who’s assisted me each time I come in is a pleasure. The first time we met she treated me like a serious customer, allowed me to try on as many glasses as my heart desired until I found not one, but two pairs I loved. And keep in mind I had to pay for both out of pocket (I don’t have vision insurance), so the customer service and professionalism is really what sold me. I never felt like they didn’t know what they were doing, never felt pressured. And every single employee I met there was just as nice and friendly. Can’t recommend this place enough.

Easye21  |  Rating: 5  |  Visualeyes

I’ve been coming here for years. Selection of frames and glasses is outstanding…. But the best part about it is the unbelievable multifocal contact lenses that Dave the optician set me up with. It’s amazing to be able to see at all ranges without my glasses. Thanks Dave for all your help! You are the man!

Angel Palacios  |  Rating: 5  |  LensCrafters

It was great experience. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Went looking for some shades for my groomsmen and Jay at the store was patient with me and helped me pick the best gift possible. Will definitely come back for any other eye care and shades.

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