Optometry Services & Retail Store

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Our Optometry Practice And Retail Store

Welcome to Rochester Optical! Located on Lyell Avenue, our eye care center has been serving residents of the Rochester area since 2001 by providing comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and everything you need to keep your eyes healthy and vision clear. Stop by to meet our friendly optometry team and browse our glasses frames, many of which are manufactured by our own optical lab right here in Rochester! We also offer a selection of popular designer frames, so you can find the style that lets you feel confident and see clearly.

Schedule An Eye Exam

If you’re experiencing vision problems or your eyes are bothering you, it’s time to make an appointment with one of our eye doctors. Left untreated, many seemingly mild eye issues can worsen and even cause permanent damage or loss of vision. Click the button below to schedule an eye exam with one of our friendly optometrists!

When Should You Visit An Optometrist?

Perhaps it’s been a year or two (or five) since you last visited an optometrist. We won’t judge you! But regular eye exams are important for your vision and overall health. Here are a few signs that it’s time to pay a visit to your eye doctor:

  • You haven’t had an eye exam in over two years, or over one year if you wear glasses or contacts
  • Very dry eyes
  • You can’t see as well, or you experience unusual vision changes that clear up
  • Double vision
  • Patchy or blocked peripheral vision
  • Eye pain, burning, stinging, or itchiness
  • Constantly pink or red eyes
  • Excessively watery eyes

Shop For Eyeglasses And Get A Fitting With An Optician

This is the fun part, at least for glasses wearers! After your eye exam at Rochester Optical, it’s time to pick out your new frames. You can choose from plenty of designer frames, or shop local with our own line of glasses frames made right here at our optical lab in Rochester. Bring a friend or family member to help you decide on the perfect style, or just ask one of our opticians for feedback! If you’re looking for a particular shape or color, we’re happy to help. At Rochester Optical, you’re sure to find the right pair of eyeglasses in no time.

After you pick out your frames, one of our opticians will walk you through a fitting to ensure everything stays in place and feels comfortable. They’ll also determine the correct lens placement so you can see properly through your new glasses. The fitting and lens placement stage is an important part of your visit, so be sure to give honest feedback about how your glasses feel. Don’t be shy in mentioning if they are too tight, loose, or putting pressure on your temples or nose bridge.

Without a proper fitting and lens placement, you may experience:

  • Headaches or skin indentations from frames that are too tight
  • The need to constantly hold or push up glasses that are too loose
  • Loose glasses that are more likely to slip off and break
  • Distorted vision from improperly placed lenses

Schedule A Contact Lens Fitting And Order Through Our Office

Need to update your contact lens prescription or try them out for the first time? Schedule an appointment with our optometrist to ensure you can find the brand that works best for you. We’ll help you select the appropriate contact lenses depending on your vision correction needs, special concerns like dry eyes or astigmatism, and lifestyle. Choose from a wide range of daily or monthly contact lenses to trial, decide which brand works best, and place your order in our office. We’ll make sure you get your contact lenses quickly and easily! When you order from Rochester Optical, you can be sure you’ll receive high-quality contact lenses with an accurate prescription.

Lyell Retail Store

1260 Lyell Ave. Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 254-0193

Email: retail.lyell@rochesteroptical.com

Mon Tues, Wed, Fri - 9am to 6pm
Thurs - 9am to 7pm
Sat - 9am to 1pm


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