Best Optometrists near me in Lincoln, RI

3 Optometrists near me in Lincoln, 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: June 04, 2023

Target Optical

8 reviews


620 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, RI 02865

+1 401-642-0914


622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, RI 02865

+1 401-333-0550

Carol J. Hamel, OD

5 reviews


132 Old River Rd # 201, Lincoln, RI 02865

+1 401-721-5599

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

Brianne Flanagan  |  Rating: 5  |  Carol J. Hamel, OD

Dr. Hamel is wonderful and her staff are great. My son who has autism See's Dr. Hamel and she so patient and takes her time during the exam. I liked her so much I switched my daughter to her also. Her office is a 30 min drive from where I live but she's Worth the drive.

Andrew Hobby  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

Elena was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the product lines. A decent selection of frames and they have 2 types of lenses (I was looking at Ray-Ban sunglasses so I'm not sure if this applies to all frames), the Target brand lense and the pricier premium option - both are good choices. Go see Elena!

Amber Guillet  |  Rating: 1  |  Carol J. Hamel, OD

Unfortunately after having been with Dr. Hamel for years I will be looking elsewhere for a new provider. My vision insurance changed and I called ahead to see if it was covered and I was told it was (it wasn't). Consequently I received a bill for the full cost of exam. When contacting office staff I was talked over and told "Other patients are happy to pay towards deductible". Well I got vision insurance for a reason so again I'm very dissatisfied with being misinformed and I felt unheard when attempting to offer feedback. I hope Dr. Hamel can use this as an opportunity to train her staff to be better communicators with the general public. I felt that the patient does not come first after this experience.

Harrison Schiff  |  Rating: 5  |  Carol J. Hamel, OD

This isn't my normal eye doctor but I may consider switching to them, recently my glasses kept digging into my skin (the nose piece) my normal eye doctor was closed due to Covid-19 and they we're able to fix my glasses the same day I called. They were super polite and professional I was all set within minutes. Thank you

Irene Vacher  |  Rating: 5  |  Target Optical

Dr Cohen was excellent with his eye exam. Had a thorough & professional eye exam with extreme care! Angela was instrumental in helping me to select the perfect eyeglasses for my needs. Very satisfied & would highly recommend this optical center!

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