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Best eye care practices across the US

Yelp reviews of best eye care practices

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When it comes to our health, we want the best care available. The way we view our eye health should be no different.

To help you find the best eye doctor near you, we collected the Google and Yelp patient reviews and customer satisfaction data for eye care practices listed on All About Vision’s doctor locator.

Note that reviews for an eye care practice change every day. This ranking of the best eye care practices by state is based on reviews as of mid-September 2019.

Patient comments about their experiences at eye care practices are a good starting point to help you discover which qualities you find most important in your optometrist or ophthalmologist. And if you are an eye care practice that didn’t make this list, encourage your patients to offer feedback on your office, its staff and your overall focus on the patient. We will update this listing of best eye care practices in each state at least twice a year.

Alabama

Holcomb Laser Center - Cullman

Patients praise Holcomb Laser Center’s “professional, patient and kind” doctors and staff members, who make clients feel like they’re in “the utmost capable of hands.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Helena Vision Care, LLC – Helena

Alabama Coast Eye Clinic – Gulf Shores

Alaska

Adventures in Eye Care – Anchorage

The “dedicated and attentive” team at Adventures Eye Care has cultivated loyal patients who say they “don’t trust (their) eyes with anyone else.”

 No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Edward Bancroft, OD, and Palmer Vision Clinic – Anchorage

Capstone Eye Clinic – Wasilla

Arizona

Pinnacle Peak Eye Care – Scottsdale

Patients appreciate the level of care given at Pinnacle Peak, referring to the optical team as “polite, efficient, friendly and helpful.” The staff isn’t the only thing that’s top-notch. Patients cite Peak Eye Care’s “state-of-the-art” medical equipment as an added level of comfort.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Krasemann Eye Center – Mesa

Antone Optical – Prescott Valley

Arkansas

Visionary Eye Care – Jonesboro

Visionary Eye Care patients cite the “excellent, professional service” given by doctors and staff who “take pride in helping you find the best frame and fit for you!”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Exclusive Eye – Rogers

Ramer Eye Care – Hot Springs

California

Newport Avenue Optometry – San Diego

Newport Avenue Optometry gets high marks for patient care and low wait times. Patients say they were “truly blown away with how well (they were) taken care of in such a short period of time.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Lifetime Optometric – Fresno

Vang Family Optometry – Sacramento

Colorado

Mile High EyeCare – Arvada

The doctors at Mile High are “knowledgeable, caring, professional, and (have) a wonderful chair-side manner,” patients say. The practice also scores high for taking time with patients, with one noting “all options were discussed … and explained in great detail.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Greeley Eye Care Center – Greeley

Vaske Vision Care – Parker

Connecticut

Essex Vision Center – Centerbrook

This family-owned practice leaves patients feeling like a member of the family themselves, with one patient claiming it’s “the absolute best glasses place you will ever come to.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Specs of Darien – Darien

Delaware

Karen Optical – Wilmington

The team at family-owned Karen Optical is “very customer-focused, pleasant, and helpful,” patients say, while also having “the knack for getting your glasses to fit comfortably on your face.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Sussex Eye Center, Georgetown – Georgetown

Envision Eye Care – Rehoboth Beach

Florida

Oxford Eyes - Orlando

The Oxford Eyes staff gets a thumbs up for being “very reliable, friendly and treating you like family,” one patient says. Oxford Eyes also might get a paws up for offering dog goggles, or “Doggles,” which protect your pet’s eyes from foreign objects, wind and UV light.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Miami Contact Lens Institute – Miami

Riverview Eye Care – Gibsonton

Georgia

Millican Vision Center – Brunswick

Patients love the consistent excellence of service from the staff, raving that “from the time (they) walked in to the time (they) left, everyone was very helpful, pleasant and informative.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Le Stanne Optical – Atlanta

Oconee Vision Group – Watkinsville

Hawaii

Ala Moana Eye Center - Yamamoto & Inouchi – Honolulu

Optometrist Daniel Yamamoto’s commitment to his patients has gained him a loyal following, with patients claiming he “is honestly one of the nicest, most personable doctors (they) have ever encountered.” 

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Glenn Kunimura, OD – Hilo

Dr. Chet Myers, OD – Lihue

Iowa

Ideal Eye Care – Council Bluffs

The staff at Ideal Eye Care goes the extra mile to make patients “feel very comfortable during (appointments) and takes the time to make sure all questions are answered.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

A Perfect Pair – Cedar Rapids

Wolfe Clinic Eye Centers – Waverly

Idaho

Hometown Family Eye Care – Middleton

Patients appreciate the warmth and credibility of optometrist Drew C. Dayton, claiming he “is not only knowledgeable, but he is very friendly and approachable as well.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Children’s Clear Vision – Twin Falls

Optometric Center, P.A. – Boise

Illinois

Focus Eye Care – Naperville

The high marks for Focus Eye Care can be attributed to Dr. Amber Dawson, who patients say “always makes your eyesight her No. 1 priority and is a very caring doctor.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Eyes on Fulton – Chicago

Southwestern Eye Care – Brighton

Indiana

Infinity Eye Care – Indianapolis

Patients value the resources offered at Infinity Eye Care, claiming the doctors have “the latest equipment that many others do not have and incredible knowledge.”

Other excellent options:

Focus Eye Care Center – New Albany

Kansas

Sparks Eye Care Center – Andover

Sparks Eye Care has gained a following due to “Dr. (Rebecca) Sparks (having) a gift of being able to connect with her patients so that they feel comfortable and well cared for.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

McPherson Eye Care – McPherson

Olathe Family Vision – Olathe

Kentucky

Family Vision Health Center – Grayson

Family Vision patients say the practice’s eye care lives up to its name because “the whole staff treats you like family.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Springer & Lee Optical – Louisville

Krebs Optical – Louisville

Louisiana

Lafayette Family Eye Care – Lafayette

The eye doctors at Family Eye Care “take pride in doing a great job,” which gives patients the peace of knowing “their eyes are in good hands.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Lakeview Vision Source – New Orleans

Advanced Eye Center – Baton Rouge

Massachusetts

Doctor Shomali Optometric Eye Care – Boston

Patients are loyal to optometrist Barry Shomali because “the level of care and interest (he) provides is so individual it makes (them) feel very well cared for.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Agawam Opticians – Agawam

Finkelstein & Shea Optometrists – Haven

Maryland

Catonsville Eye Group – Catonsville

Why is Catonsville Eye Care at the top of our list of eye care practices for Massachusetts? Patients at Catonsville Eye Group say they felt “more welcomed and more informed when (they) left than at any other eye doctor.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Village Eye Center – Potomac

Eyeballs USA – Damascus

Maine

DeRosa, Chamberland & Cote Eyecare, Lewiston

What do patients say they like most about DeRosa, Chamberland & Cote Eyecare? “The obvious respect for and interest in helping patients” was a recurring theme in reviews.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Hersey Eye Care – Hermon

Peter Nesin Optician – Belfast

Michigan

Eye Services of Jackson – Jackson

Happy patients of Eye Services of Jackson say they “couldn't be more satisfied with (their) glasses!” And after all, isn’t the whole point to be happy with glasses purchased from an eye care practice?

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Richard C. Annis, OD, PC – Douglas

Cheboygan Vision Source – Cheboygan

Minnesota

Annadale Eye Clinic – Annadale

There is a difference between eye care and eyewear, which explains why patients appreciate that the staff at Annadale Eye Clinic “treats you like a health care provider as opposed to a glasses salesperson.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Andover Family Eye Care – Andover

Shakopee Vision Clinic – Shakopee

Missouri

Dr. John W. Turley – Kansas City

Patients say optometrist John Turley is “absolutely the best optometrist out there,” adding that “he's patient, provides thorough feedback, and sets up specialized programs as needed.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Divine Family Eye Care – Poplar Bluff

Star Eye Care – St. Louis

Mississippi

Spectacles – Jackson

Patients value the commitment that the eye doctors exhibit at Spectacles, claiming the “passion for quality eye care is truly refreshing, and the holistic approach really hits the mark.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Custom Optical – Jackson

The Eye Clinic of Saltillo – Saltillo

Montana

Bozeman Optical, Bozeman

What makes Bozeman Optical the best eye care practice in Montana? According to reviews from patients, the “extremely knowledgeable, professional and pleasant staff“ is what stands out.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Marion Opticians – Billings

Drs. McBride, Steiner & Lebsock Optometrists – Billings

North Carolina

Swell Vision Center – Leland

From playing your favorite music during the exam to a furry “office mascot,” Swell Vision Center seems to tick every box for patients who claim there isn’t “a single thing (the office) could have done better.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Elizabeth Todd & Associates, Hendersonville

Lifetime Eyecare Optometry – Newton

North Dakota

Advanced Vision – Dickinson

Advanced Vision has many patients who return year after year because the staff is “always helpful and provide(s) the highest quality of eye care.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Hillmer Eye Clinic – Fargo

Blink Eyewear – Bismarck

Nebraska

Provision Eyecare – Omaha

Provision Eyecare goes the extra mile by taking time with patients to “listen to concerns, answer questions and explain the exam results.“

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

University Optical – Omaha

Skyline Vision Care – Elkhorn

New Hampshire

Michael B. Gordon – Peterborough

Those who have been examined by optometrist Michael Gordon claim he “goes above and beyond” for his patients, and “you can’t find many doctors like him these days.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Lincoln Eye Care Center – Lincoln

James R. Vitale, OD – Plaistow

New Jersey

Marlton Eye Associates – Marlton

Patients who return to Marlton Eye Associates claim the “experience at the office is always top-notch” because the staff “cares not only for your eyes but values your time.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Eyewear by Evie – Boonton

Linwood Optical – For Lee

New Mexico

The Eye Site – Hobbs

The Eye Site scored higher with patients than any other eye care practice in New Mexico. Here’s one reason why: Fans of The Eye Site say “the amazing doctors and rock star staff” are what keep them coming back.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

ABQ Eye Care – Albuquerque

Eye Catchers of Roswell – Roswell

New York

New York Optometric – Syracuse

Little things matter. They’re a big reason patients keep coming back to New York Optometric. One reviewer says the doctors and staff make patients feel valued by “the simple gesture of being able to continue a conversation without forgetting the smallest details.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

MS Optical – Brooklyn

Visualeyes City – Buffalo

Nevada

Eyediology Vision Care – Las Vegas

If there is some ideology that is the guide star for Eyediology Vision Care, it likely is a core focus on patient care. Patients say at Eyediology, they “are not just a number or dollar sign.” The doctors and staff “truly make you feel wanted as a patient.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Cochran Family Eyecare – Reno

Henderson Vision Care – Henderson

Ohio

Dr. Robin Hamm-Lavalley, OD – Portsmouth

Trust is a recurring theme as to why patients keep returning to an eye care practice. That comes through in how patients view optometrist Robin Hamm-Lavalley and her “top-notch” staff. Patients say it’s “the only place (they) trust with (their) eyes.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

The Eye Site – Granville

Performance Vision Care – Sandusky

Oklahoma

Eye Solutions, Inc. – Ardmore

It’s sometimes tough to balance professional and approachable. The best eye care practices do this well. An example? Patients who visited Eye Solutions appreciated how “friendly and professional” the staff was.

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Cornerstone Eye Care – Oklahoma City

Tulsa Vision Clinic – Tulsa

Oregon

La Grande Family Eye Care – La Grande

Eye care practices are often busy with patients coming and going, so individual attention helps the best eye care practices stand out. For example, patients at La Grande Family Eye Care say they appreciate the undivided attention they received during their visit, claiming the doctors “made (them) feel like the only patient.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Advanced Eyecare Associates – Cottage Grove

Integrated Eye Care – Canby

Pennsylvania

Wynter Brooke Eye Associates – York

The best customer (or patient) service is a hallmark of the best eye care practices. Wynter Brooke Eye Associates is atop our list because patients say the doctors and staff have “professionalism and concern for your proper vision and eye care that is nothing short of outstanding. “

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Linder Opticians – Willow Grove

Eye Care For You – Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Eye Care – Woonsocket

Patients of Blackstone Valley Eye Care feel valued during every stage of the eye exam process, claiming “from the first phone call through the appointment to the follow-up, the team at BVEC has gone above and beyond.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Waterman Eye Care, Inc. – North Kingstown

Rhode Eye Land – North Kingstown

South Carolina

Dr. Michael D. Schall – North Charleston

The doctors and staff at Dr. Michael D. Schalll’s office treat patients in a way that make them “feel like family as soon as (they) walk through the door.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Carolina Optical & Sunglass Gallery – Bluffton

Socastee Eye Clinic – Myrtle Beach

South Dakota

Deadwood Eye Care – Deadwood

Eye exams and eye conditions can sometimes seem complex, and various lens and coating options can leave your head spinning. The best eye care practices make things simple and clear. Patients say the team at Deadwood Eye Care “explains procedures and conditions of your eye in easy to understand language.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

EyeSite – Sioux Falls

Eyecare Center of Madison – Madison

Tennessee

Mabry Eye Center – Mabry

Treating patients as people is something the best eye care practices do well. One example: Mabry Eye Center patients say the doctor and staff are “friendly, caring and genuinely concerned for (patient) well-being and comfort.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Drs. Morrill & Diamond – Jefferson City

Berry Farms Eye Care – Franklin

Texas

Tom Barrett Optical – Dallas

Patients of Tom Barrett Optical appreciate the “calming environment” of the office, which makes patients “feel right at home.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Insight Optical – Houston

Capital Eye – Austin

Utah

Promontory Family Vision – Ogden

When you need to see an eye doctor, you don’t want to wait weeks. Patients claim that the doctors and staff at Promontory Family Vision “are always very accommodating and more than willing to fit (patients) in.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Stone Canyon Eye Care – St. George

Image Eyes Optical – Salt Lake City

Virginia

Valley Vision Optometric Center – Winchester

Having your eyes examined and then getting glasses or contact lenses is a process. Patients of Valley Vision Optometric Center say the thoroughness and dedication of the staff make them feel “like a valued customer at each stage of the process.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Tri-City Opticians – Big Stone Gap

Hilltop Eyecare Center – Virginia Beach

Vermont

Middlebury Eye Associates – Middlebury

Great customer service or patient service is a repeated theme in reviews of the best eye care practices. Middlebury Eye Associates is a case in point. Patients who visit Middlebury Eye Associates say the “customer service is exceptional” and highlight how the “staff assists you through the entire process.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Eyes of the World – Burlington

Shippee Family Eye Care – Montpelier

Washington

Clear View Eyecare – Bellingham

The best eye care practices are built on a foundation of seeing each patient as an individual. That’s what helped Clear View Eyecare rise to the top of our rankings for Washington. Clear View patients said they are “always impressed with the thoroughness and patience” of the doctors who are “truly concerned for individual eye health.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Kirkland Family Eye Care – Kirkland

Valley Vision & Optical – Mount Vernon

West Virginia

Herman Eye Center – Hurricane

Herman Eye Center landed atop our list of the best eye care practices in West Virginia because patients in their reviews say the doctors are “warm, kind and professional,” which make patients feel ”respected and valued.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Whittington Eye Care Associates – Charleston

Wilson EyeCare Associates – Williamson

Wisconsin

Twenty Twenty Family Vision Center – Racine

Twenty Twenty – what a great name for an eye care practice! But the name is not why this eye care practice rises to the top. Patients travel near and far to Twenty Twenty “because of the personalized treatment (they) receive” and for the “selection of eco-conscious eyewear.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Swanson Eye Care – Rice Lake

Eye & Vision Clinics, S.C. – De Pere

Wyoming

Powell Vision, LLC – Powell

Patients turn to Powell Vision for eye exams and more, including a sensory learning center to assist in the development of brain function. Regardless of why they’re visiting, patients say that the Powell Vision doctors and staff are “knowledgeable, kind and responsive.”

No. 2 and No. 3 in our rankings:

Casper Vision Center – Casper

Frontier Eye Care and Eyewear Gallery – Casper

What makes a best eye care practice

By mining the reviews of eye doctors on All About Vision, we found some common themes. The best eye care practices across the country are those that make the patient feel comfortable, heard and valued.

For many people, having an eye exam is a nerve-wracking experience. Offices with welcoming staff and a calming environment were noticed and appreciated by visitors.

Additionally, patients who claimed that the doctor took time to listen to their concerns and answer their questions said they were more likely to return in the future.

When you’re choosing your eye doctor, location matters, of course, but so does the individual attention and quality of care that you will receive. This focus on you, the patient, is important, whether you are having your eyes examined or getting a new pair of eyeglasses.

One way to find the best eye care practices in your state or area is to look at the reviews of eye doctors near you on All About Vision. If patients are happy with the care they received, chances are you will be, too.

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