Best Optometrists near me in North Syracuse, NY

3 Optometrists near me in North Syracuse, 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 25, 2023

Skyline Optometry

8 reviews


5349 W Taft Rd, North Syracuse, NY 13212

+1 315-458-8010

Empire Visionworks

10 reviews


125 Lawrence Rd E, North Syracuse, NY 13212

+1 315-455-5500

Mcpherson Optometry

10 reviews


105 N Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212

+1 315-458-1000

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

Sheila Czyz  |  Rating: 5  |  Mcpherson Optometry

Staff was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Dr McPherson did a thorough exam and asked me questions to make me feel comfortable and explained what she found. Overall it was an excellent exam.

Ramisha Hassan  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

The worst Visionworks branch I have ever been to. I booked an appointment at this branch because I wanted to make an appointment while I was in town during on of my breaks from college and it was the only branch with an available appointment. I needed a second follow up contacts lens appointment and decided to schedule that on a weekend that I would be in town. My appointment was scheduled for 4pm in March. A few days before the appointment, I got a voicemail from their office asking if I wanted to change my appointment from 4pm to 3:45pm. I tried to call back, but after being on hold for a while I decided I did not need to respond because I did not want to change my original appointment. Never in the voicemail did they say they actually changed my original appointment, but only asked if I wanted to change it. When I got to the appointment I actually arrived earlier than 4pm, but they had told me they could not see me that day because my appointment was at 3:45pm. I thought maybe I had forgotten the time of the appointment or misheard the voicemail, so I did not argue. After I left the office, I replayed the voicemail again and it very clearly said my appointment was at 4pm. I went back and played them the voicemail, but they said they could not do anything about it. Since I am a college student that is not in town regularly, I could not reschedule for a different time. I finally called to reschedule the appointment at the end of August because I was out of state all summer. When I called to make the appointment they once again tried to gaslight me by saying I was late to the original appointment and I explained how they were the ones to change the appointment without speaking to me or updating me about the change. Not only did this create a major inconvenience for me, they tried to gaslight me twice. I will never be going back to this branch and will probably find a different eyecare provider that is not Visionworks.

Rosanne Roy-Rahrle  |  Rating: 5  |  Mcpherson Optometry

I always have a great experience visiting my eye Doctor. Her staff are very friendly and helpful. Dr McPherson is always pleasant and listens to any concerns I have; talks through issues with me. She does an excellent eye exam and I would recommend her for anyone and their family ….

Sarah Wehr  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

Worst place I have ever been to for eye care! When I was scheduled for an eye exam I was never told it would be virtual and then to top it off I get a call to pick up my glasses at 6:45pm, I told them I’d come and and pick them up that night and get there the door was already locked! I go the next day to pick them up instead and I open my glasses and they have wire hanging out of place by the nose pieces and I tell them they say oh I didn’t see that! How could you not! In my opinion. Then I had to wait for the optometrist to fix them and it never got done! I came back later same day and still not done! Then I complained to them saying I won’t be back and they had nothing to say about it! This was the North Syracuse location. I strongly recommend going elsewhere!

Emma Bick  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

I really don't like leaving reviews like this, but my experience with this location is just absolutely awful. I have been going here no problem for years, but came to them in February after a brain injury that was effecting my eyesight. Paid $300 for a new prescription and lenses, and also received a recommendation for a specialist. Lenses did not come in until August because of COVID-19 (which, while not their fault, was still massively inconvenient because my prescription changed in that time). A few weeks ago I was finally able to see the brain injury specialist Visionworks recommended, where they informed me that the lenses were cut incorrectly and that it could be contributing to the eye issues I am having. When I presented this information to Visionworks, the optician first told me that the doctor was incorrect and there was no issue with the lens. However, after I continued to ask questions about it he confirmed that there was in fact a small defect, but that in his opinion he felt my issue will be lifelong and replacing them wouldn't help. Even after contacting my doctor (whom Visionworks recommended to me, and very specifically told them that replacing the lenses would help), they will not replace them. On top of this, they have issues with their phones and I've spent collectively at least 4 hours over the last few months on hold. Please do not shop here. EDIT: I emailed them as soon as they added the response below TWO WEEKS AGO and they did not return my email or reach out to me in any way.

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