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 am in my sixties and have been wearing glasses for literally a half century. I believe the pair prescribed and filled, and fitted by, Koch Eye are the most comfortable I have ever had. The glasses are a complex prescription with progressive lenses, and they clearly are the right prescription. The fitting was excellent — I am used to glasses, but these ones feel like they are “transparent”. I have had a couple of incidents at night where I have forgotten they were on."- B.W. / Google / Mar 24, 2021
"I had been going to LensCrafters for ages and have been paying way too much money for eyewear. On top of that, the office of Jewel Eye Associates (the eye doctors contracted with them) was billing my insurance in a very shady way and refused to provide me details of why they were doing so. Suffice to say I needed a new eye doctor. I came to Koch Eye (office on Greenwich Ave) and the staff there is absolutely wonderful. Every single person there was friendly and helpful. The office is clean and organized. Best of all, I got a new pair of glasses AND sunglasses for less than what I paid for one pair at other places. 10/10 recommend Koch Eye for your vision needs."- C.G. / Google / Apr 28, 2021
"A huge thanks, especially to Zack, also Erica and Amy, all optical assistants at the optical center. They’re prompt, pleasant, patient and extremely helpful. They saw me through a particularly frustrating experience,….. not of their making. I so appreciate their guidance and expertise which finally led to the right prescription glasses. Their prices are comparable and the service is quick. Finally I can drive with new glasses and that enable me to see both distance and the fine print on the dashboard! I will be back for future glasses."- E.C. / Google / Jul 22, 2021
"Dr Lewis is the best! Very thorough, compassionate and answers all my questions. The staff are friendly and helpful. The ladies in the optic shop are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the best glasses I require."- N.S. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"Absolutely wonderful doctors and the staff is so friendly and efficient. Optical center was amazing as well. Courteous and spent a good amount of time with me to order glasses and discuss options"- K.E. / Google / Aug 31, 2021
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.