About Contacts and Eyeglasses
A visit to Koch Eye Associates begins with a thorough eye examination to determine whether any eye health or vision problems exist. If our experts diagnose you with a vision problem, it is ideal, not to mention convenient, to obtain your corrective lenses at the same facility with the same team. That is why each of our locations in Wakefield, Woonsocket, North Kingstown, Warwick, and Johnston, RI feature on-site optical stores. We have a vast supply of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and our optometrists and ophthalmologists work side by side with our opticians to make sure your process runs smoothly. We use advanced digital surfacing equipment for lenses that are much more precise than those made with traditional tools, and we have a remarkable inventory of fashionable frames. Our primary goal is to surpass your expectations for eye healthcare, so schedule your exam at one of our Rhode Island facilities today.
Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses Reviews
"I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Burns & Koch Eye Associates in South Kingstown. I've never had a problem getting an appointment, and all my questions are thoroughly answered by the doctor as well as the staff conducting different tests. I have a fairly complicated medical situation, with multiple issues that tend to complicate treatment. Dr. Burns has always been able to find the right course of treatment to keep my eyes healthy, and still seeing pretty sharp, especially considering my age. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Burns to any of my friends. As far as prescription glasses go, I have gotten several pair here and the last pair of wound up having scratches in them after about 4 or 5 months of wear. I brought them back, and without any discussion, or complicated processes, lenses were replaced under warranty. Couldn't ask for better service."- P.“. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"A whole new world! My vision was at almost -5 before the surgery and now I have better than 20/20 vision! The staff are all so lovely and were very reassuring and comforting during the surgery. The recovery time short and I was up and back to my regular routine the next day. I no longer have to fumble for my glasses in the middle of the night or count contacts to make sure I can make it to my next eye appointment. 10/10 recommend."- N.E. / Google / Sep 23, 2022
"Amy and erica are beyond belef the lovliest,kindest,most efficient wonderful people my 89 yr old father,whos a korean war veteran,and i ,have met in a very long lon long time. These 2 young ladies made our week ,if not our year. Hopefully koch is aware of yhe priceless vakue these 2 people are wi5hin thwre business.joseph e alves Ericka again was,so helpful I had a change of glasses and she helped me just like before What a pleasure to see her again There arent alot of erikas out there Koch eye assciates your very lucky Treat her with kidd gloves the same way she treats people"- J.A. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Just a short note to thank Kathy in the optical shop in the Wakefield office for her professional and courteous service. She helped me find the perfect set of glasses! She was very easy to work with and it was a pleasure dealing with her."- C.M. / Google / Nov 04, 2022
"Extremely impressed with the service!! The facility made you feel at ease especially, when I cancelled my consultation 3x!! I recommend this to everyone, no matter how old you are!!! Had glasses for over 43 years!!!"- M.G. / Google / Dec 12, 2022
Whether you end up with glasses or contacts will depend largely on your lifestyle, and many patients end up choosing to have both on hand. One of our experienced team members will help you with your choice, but there are a couple rules of thumb. For example, if you might not be vigilant about the proper care necessary for contacts, or if you only need glasses sometimes, glasses might be a better idea. However, if you are athletic or especially active, contacts might be better for your lifestyle. Finally, if you have corneal issues or dry eye, you may not be an ideal candidate for contacts.
What to Expect
After your exam and consultation are complete, an expert on our team will go over all the options with you and recommend specific eyewear for your lifestyle. We are very experienced in helping our patients find the best solutions so they can obtain their best vision while feeling confident and fashionable. At Koch Eye Associates, we encourage our patients to see eye health and eyewear as an investment in their quality of life. We also provide contact lens training for all of our patients to ensure that once you are home, you are confident in putting them in and keeping them safe and clean.
Patients who opt for eyeglasses typically are not required to come back to our office for a follow-up visit about your prescription. However, patients who decide to go with contacts are asked to return after about 45 days to ensure that the contacts are working well for their eyes and health. At this follow-up appointment, we will discuss the comfort of the lenses or any discomfort they might be causing, as well as how the prescription is working for you. All of our patients, whether they choose glasses or contacts, do need to have regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exams to assess their overall eye health.
At Koch Eye Associates, each patient we see receives a customized vision plan that ensures their most precise vision correction. If you have glasses but are considering contacts, or if you think you may have some vision impairment but don’t have corrective lenses yet, contact one of our state-of-the-art Rhode Island locations for an eye exam. We are here to guide you through the process and make sure you understand the advantages of each option.