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Best Optometrists near me in Colonie, NY

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

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Eyemart Express

5.0
10 reviews

Optician

65 Wolf Rd Ste 105, Colonie, NY 12205

+1 518-704-6580

Optometrist

1545 Central Ave, Colonie, NY 12205

+1 518-452-1111

Target Optical

3.3
9 reviews

Optometrist

1440 Central Ave, Colonie, NY 12205

+1 518-489-0821

Optometrist

1440 Central Ave, Colonie, NY 12205

+1 518-489-0821

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


Queenof Tequila  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

I'd like to add 5 stars for 10 stars. Absolutely phenomenal service. I can not recommend Target Optical at Colonie, NY highly enough. As of the fall of 2021, Kate is there. What a treasure she is. Any company that employs her is fortunate indeed. Her customer service skills, as well as her optical skill set, are above and beyond. Hurry in to experience all that along with a heavy does of her warmth, kindness, and humor. Need specs? Head right on over to Target Optical Colonie. AWESOMESAUCE!


Franny Snay  |  Rating: 1  |  America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Gave me glasses I can't even see out of. The glasses were suppose to be for distance and I am lucky I can see four feet in front of me. Had to retreat back to my older glasses. The optometrist does not know what he is doing! As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.


Mark Zimmer  |  Rating: 1  |  Target Optical

Ridiculous wait time for contacts and unwillingness from staff to provide samples. I wasn’t informed that it was going to take over a week to have them shipped nor that I could pay to have them shipped faster. Terrible customer service


Philip Belmonte  |  Rating: 5  |  Eyemart Express

My ophthalmologist transposed numbers on my prescription and my vision was horrible. Even thought it was my doctors mistake, Eyemart put new lenses in free of charge. Exceptional customer service and customer experience.


Josh Smith  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

I came in with a prescription, just browsing for frames. The woman who helped we was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the frames and lenses, also the selections available at other eyecare locations. She did an excellent job of explaining pricing and offers without being a pushy salesperson about the whole thing.

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