Best Optometrists near me in Tonawanda, NY

7 Optometrists near me in Tonawanda, 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 06, 2023

Stanton Optical

10 reviews


2965 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-222-3631

Empire Visionworks

10 reviews


1308 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-831-8050


2810 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-834-6000

Gold Circle Optical

10 reviews


1606 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-834-6666

Brighton Optical

10 reviews


875 Brighton Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-832-0296

Vision Care Center

1 review


2126 Niagara Falls Blvd #1, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-693-4606


555 Delaware St, Tonawanda, NY 14150

+1 716-695-2024

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

Anna Anderson  |  Rating: 5  |  Gold Circle Optical

I had a great experience at Gold Circle. The team there is awesome. I have never had so much attention, and help when picking out my frames. The exam itself was extremely thorough, with amazing technology, and Dr. Millers expertise. This was my first appointment at Gold Circle, and I will definitely be returning!

Kaitlin Smith  |  Rating: 1  |  Empire Visionworks

Appointment for an east exchange of glasses, was scheduled for 5:15pm and I was not seen for over an hour! 6:30pm I was called back. I shouldn’t be in a visionworks for close to 2 hours. Especially when I wanted a 6pm appointment and told “doctor isn’t here then”, and yet I was seen at 6:30. Don’t over schedule and waste our time.

Sharon Benson  |  Rating: 5  |  Gold Circle Optical

Anyone reading this review let me tell you terry is the owner of gold circle optical. She is the best of the best. Kind, sincere, not pushy in any way. She cares for you. Make your next experience be with terry. You will never regret it!

Shan Smith  |  Rating: 1  |  Stanton Optical

Making the appointment and getting in quickly is the only reason I’m giving 1 star, after that the experience goes downhill. The appointment was done remotely by a doctor and after it was over … NOTHING! No one explained what was going on with my vision, if it had changed, was there a stigmatize … nothing. He just signed off and the receptionist came and got me and handed me a prescription. After the appointment, I chose the contacts I wanted. I asked how long they would take and was assured several times it would be “less than a week”. It’s been 9 days and they STILL can’t give me a date on when they will arrive. I should have taken my prescription and got them through 1-800-CONTACTS, but I took them for their word. Also, they claim same day glasses. That did not happen either. I was given multiple excuses but in the end they were not able to hold up their claim of same day service. So now it’s been 9 days, no contacts and no glasses and I still don’t really know what is going on with my eyes. Should I have gotten progressive lenses? How long before I need to come back? Nothing. This place is terrible. NEVER AGAIN.

Q L  |  Rating: 5  |  Stanton Optical

In the construction field, I tend to drop>break glasses all the time. On 12/20, 2 pairs of glasses needed fixing. Joan was the tech. I was very impressed with her skills on readjusting my frames and fixing the one that got stepped on. Over 30 years wearing glasses you tend to know when some one is there just to work. Or it is something tht they enjoy doing. Great job. I was very impressed.

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