Best Optometrists near me in Guilderland, NY

2 Optometrists near me in Guilderland, 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: September 27, 2023


2080 Western Ave Ste 140, Guilderland, NY 12084

+1 518-862-4280


2050 Western Ave Ste 106, Guilderland, NY 12084

+1 518-456-6000

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

Lisa Nelson  |  Rating: 5  |  Empire Visionworks 20 Mall

I have been going to this location for eye care for years. I always find the event very pleasant. Doctor Espinola is the absolute best. My prescription is always spot on, providing me even greater than 20/20 vision. The office staff, with Peter leading the customer service team, has always been very accommodating and professional. It's because of them that I leave with glasses I always get compliments on. They know how to advise properly. It's awesome. It saddens me to see all the negative reviews. I, personally, have never experienced anything negative after many, many years and I would highly recommend Empire Visionworks 20 mall

Patricia Gallagher  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks 20 Mall

My husband and I had an appointment for our eye exams, we get to the store and it turns out it was tele-health! Why? Who would have an eye exam via computer? The website does not mention tele-health, anywhere! So we reschedule for a couple weeks later. We show up for our appointments and I am told I do not have an appointment but we’ll see if the Dr Espinola will see you? He did. Karen one of the opticians made our appointments. I feel the opticians trip over each other, there is no structure or visible management. I agree with one of the reviews, they push options not covered by insurance!

Kat  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks 20 Mall

I just moved to the area and had excellent experiences at the Visionworks in Queensbury, so I decided to visit the Guilderland location. The doctor was very professional and thorough. The store manager was also very friendly and professional. I am giving this location a one star review for my experiences with the older woman who was supposed to assist me with choosing glasses. She was incredibly rude and condescending when she was telling me what my insurance coverage would be. I was humiliated and left in tears. I only wish that I had read these reviews prior to choosing this location! I would have never booked an exam at a place that has such poor customer service. I took my script and went to LensCrafters in Crossgates Mall. I can see why they have all 5 star reviews, as they were wonderful! I met with Deb and she was FANTASTIC! I ended up spending $600 on my glasses, but didn’t mind because it was such a great experience. That could have been Visionwork’s sale if the salesperson was not so caustic!

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