Best Optometrists near me in East Greenbush, NY

2 Optometrists near me in East Greenbush, 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

Empire Visionworks

3 reviews


622 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061

+1 518-477-8700

Walmart Vision & Glasses

2 reviews


279 Troy Rd, East Greenbush, NY 12144

+1 518-286-9910

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

Olivia Mussett  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

Still waiting for glasses a month later with no status update except to call back in 3-5 days. And why is this the only Visionworks that you can’t reach by phone? I had to drive there just to make an appointment for a contacts lesson since you can’t make that appointment online. I was told they knew their phone wasn’t working and were getting it fixed. That was a month ago. Phone still doesn’t work. As soon as I get my glasses, I am moving my business elsewhere.

Charnelle Jones  |  Rating: 2  |  Empire Visionworks

This isn't my first experience at this location. I returned for my yearly exam because of a positive experience the year before. However, upon leaving this exam, I was left feeling mislead and confused. During the initial exam, I was again asked about contact lenses. In the past, contact lenses weren't an option for me because my insurance wouldn't cover them and I couldn't afford the out of pocket costs. Now, with a new insurance company, I was told that contact lenses ARE covered. I immediately felt excited because that would give me an amazing backup to my concert goings. I made it clear during the exam that I was interested in BOTH frames and contact lenses. Never did anyone tell me that it was one of the other. The only warning that they gave me was that I may still have to pay a little bit. Which, I was fine with. After the exam, I was told by two workers to look at my frame options as my coverage was "very good". Again, no mention of one or the other. It's not till I've been seated, measured for my frames and then charged for the frames (I was charged because I asked for transitional and anti glare and chose to pay the upcharge), that the women makes a comment about how I can return in approximately two weeks for my frames. When she didn't mention the contact lenses, I brought them up. She claimed that she didn't know that I was interested in contact lenses so she only charged me for the glasses. That, I was only allowed the option of one or the other and that if I still wanted the contact lenses, it would be around $168 for the monthly option. Then, I would have to pay an additional $50 for a contact lenses exam. Which, also hadn't been mentioned to me beforehand. Like, didn't I just have an exam done? When I questioned that, the response was "The doctors wouldn't know." Since I had already been charged for the frames, I ended up sticking with those. However, I left feeling very disappointed. Don't think I'll be returning for my third exam; even if I have insurance.

David Pena  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

The staff definitely is not going to win the friendly award. They are not at all. Seems like if they are there just for the money and not caring about the job. Very disappointed. Prices are fine

Zachary Pesce  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

I was happy to get my first pair of glasses. I chose Empire Vision Works in East Greenbush. They were super nice, but their evaluation process was very shallow. They didn't describe anything to me, didn't even tell me the diagnosis. I wanted the best glasses because i wanted something that would last, look good and keep its shape. I elected all the bells and whistles, i had the top shelf most expensive Nike frames, poly carbonate, UV, glare, scratch resistant, etc, like $600 pair of glasses. i was really looking forward to receiving them. The day i got the notification hat they were ready for pick up, i gleefully went to the vision center...they gave me the glasses to try on. upon trying them on, i noticed that they made my good eye VERY blurry. I told them that they needed to be adjusted. I said to them, that they are too blurry in my good eye (that has excellent vision) and that i didn't want to damage or fatigue my good eye and that i would like that prescription on that lens adjusted accordingly. They said that was not a option and that they would only refund the glasses. Its was a terrible experience and a terrible waste of hours of my time including the time spent getting out of work early. Now i am waiting for the refunds so i can go to a location that will regard the customers perspective.

Morton Peet  |  Rating: 1  |  Walmart Vision & Glasses

Staff was nice. Good exam, decent glasses. 1 Star is because they absolutely will not give out your pupil distance. Which you need if you want to use a 400 dollar vr headset, or order glasses, or sunglasses online. I won't be returning there.

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