Best Optometrists near me in Salem, VA

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

Rating updated: May 31, 2023


1970 Roanoke Blvd # 77, Salem, VA 24153

+1 540-982-2462


904 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153

+1 540-389-0731


1802 Braeburn Dr, Salem, VA 241537357

+1 540-772-3480


1205 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153

+1 540-444-5656

Vistar Eye Center

10 reviews


426 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153

+1 540-855-5100

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

Sw  |  Rating: 3  |  Vistar Eye Center

I came here to wait on someone having surgery. This location had no drinks whatsoever for those waiting. They had a water dispenser with no cups? The last location I was at, about 4-6 months ago, had soda, bottled water and coffee. I did go to the front desk and ask for a cup and they brought me one. Not a very inviting/comfortable atmosphere.

Benjamin Hopkins  |  Rating: 1  |  Vistar Eye Center

I used to take my kids here but will no longer do so. They performed a "test" on my son, which included having him wear special glasses and read a chart, then proceeded to charge me for that 30 second test which they never explained would not be covered under insurance. When we brought this to the attention of the billing department, they told us it was our responsibility to be asking the optometrist what is covered and what isn't. Imagine sitting there, asking every 2 minutes, "is that covered?". Not only that, their wait times are always absurd. Why make an appointment if you are going to sit there for an hour +?

Loren Fennell  |  Rating: 5  |  Newman Blackstock & Associates

This place is amazing! Customer service is beyond professional & helpful with information. The optometrist gave the most through eye exam. Glasses came before expected due date. My family has been going here for years!

Kim T  |  Rating: 5  |  Vistar Eye Center

Kind and compassionate service. From the front door to the checkout it was a wonderful experience well as good as an eye visit can be. They listen to my questions answered them in great detail and my eye feels so much better. I highly recommend Vistar Eye Center in Salem

Rachel Uchizono  |  Rating: 5  |  Vistar Eye Center

I had cataract surgery at Vistar in Salem with Dr. Harvey and I am very happy with the result. My vision is restored. I won't be needing glasses, just for reading. The surgery went smoothly. I would highly recommend treatment with Dr. Harvey.

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