Best Optometrists near me in North Kingstown, RI

4 Optometrists near me in North Kingstown, 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 03, 2023

The Novel Eye

9 reviews


1 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852

+1 401-251-2309


74 Frenchtown Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852

+1 401-262-0042

Waterman Eye Care Inc

9 reviews


426 Scrabbletown Rd # A, North Kingstown, RI 02852

+1 401-295-7339


1130 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852

+1 401-583-7851

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

Dennis Mcconaghy  |  Rating: 5  |  The Novel Eye

Wonderful experience at the Novel Eye. All the frames were exceptionally stylish and prices were reasonable. Anthony was very helpful, recommending a pair I hadn't considered but ended up buying and loving them. I especially like dealing with small local businesses so The Novel Eye has it all. I will highly recommend. Claudia McConaghy.

Donald Coustan  |  Rating: 5  |  The Novel Eye

I am very pleased with the Novel Eye. I have a prescription that was hard to find appropriate frames for at my ophthalmologist's optical shop. Anthony knew just what to do. The frames he carries are all American made and there is a great assortment. I really love my new glasses and would recommend his shop highly.

Cheryl Page  |  Rating: 5  |  Waterman Eye Care Inc

Dr. Waterman is the BEST!. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and a kind and caring person. He is a GREAT doctor for all people, excellent with children and people with special needs. I have been a patient for over 20 years and have NO complaints. Are you in need of a eye doctor or new glasses? Dr. Waterman is the right choice. Waterman Eye Care has a large assortment of frames, many are very reasonably priced. I have recently purchased TWO pairs of eyeglasses for about $200 each, they are fashionable and fit very well. Thank you Dr. Waterman. Your loyal patient, Cheryl Page.

Janis Kenyon  |  Rating: 5  |  Waterman Eye Care Inc

Dr. Waterman and his staff are excellent! He's got that hometown doctor feel. He is very knowledgeable and gives you honest options and opinions about your care. He's also great at helping you get the most out of your insurance. I've moved with him when he started this practice so long ago, and never regretted it. :-)

Shannon Mae Kilty  |  Rating: 5  |  Rhode Eyeland LLC: Jacqueline Boisvert OD

The team there is great. I recently took my daughter there to have her eyes checked and sure enough she needs glasses. Everyone was very helpful with the process and explained all the test they were doing. I’m glad we found a new family eye doctor and team to go to!

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