Best Optometrists near me in Bristol, RI

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

Rating updated: October 02, 2023


369 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809


Bristol County Eye Care

9 reviews


1180 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809

+1 401-253-9900


375 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809

+1 401-253-2020

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

Lauren Kristol  |  Rating: 5  |  Bristol County Eye Care

After my first appointment at the office with Dr Andy Sakovits, I have absolutely no complaints! The staff were extremely friendly and efficient with all of my paperwork as a new patient. I was carefully examined by the doctor and all of my questions/concerns were answered diligently and professionally. Thank you Dr. Sakovits and Dr. Andy Sakovits on such a pleasant visit. I highly recommend this eye doctor to anyone who needs an optometrist in the area.

John Digangi  |  Rating: 5  |  Bristol County Eye Care

I had my first appointment with Dr. Andy Sakovits not too long ago and I had a great experience! He was knowledgeable and professional throughout my appointment. I'm very happy with my lenses and I highly recommend this establishment for anyone who is in need for an optometrist.

Jim Buchanan  |  Rating: 5  |  Bristol County Eye Care

Dr. Andy reformed the most through eye exam I have had, ever! Everyone in the office goes out of their way to make you comfortable and that you have a good experience. I wish I had found Dr. Andy sooner!

Joseph Cox, Jr.  |  Rating: 5  |  Bristol County Eye Care

I've been using Bristol County Eye Care for 30+ years and have been extremely pleased with every aspect of my eye care. Dr. Sakovits and his staff have delivered first rate customer service that is second to none. Everyone is extremely efficient, courteous, and personable while generating a very warm and friendly atmosphere atypical of many doctor offices. Moreover, Dr. Sakovits is one of the most professional, pleasant, and sincere physicians I've had the pleasure knowing and his volunteer work in many of the third world nations makes him a fine humanitarian and upstanding member of the East Bay community. His selflessness, dedication, hard work, and demonstrated professionalism reflect great credit upon himself, the field of optometry, and all the physicians of Rhode Island. I don't mind saying, "he's the best". If you are looking for a physician delivering excellent eye care, then you owe it to yourself to give Dr. Sakovits and the entire staff at Bristol County Eye Care a try. You won't be disappointed. N'uff said!

Daniel Brennan  |  Rating: 5  |  Bristol County Eye Care

I was in search of a new doctor (after an unsatisfactory experience at my last doctor) and I couldn't have been more happy with choosing Dr. Carl and Andy Sakovits. Even during the height of COVID protocols, they made me feel comfortable and safe at their office. I had a great visit where the had a full eye exam but also explained what they were doing, what a treat! I look forward to working with Dr. Sakovits in the future and couldn't recommend them higher.

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