Eye Exams in Buffalo and Rochester, NY

Our goal is to make eye care at our member practices as convenient, professional, and compassionate as possible by partnering with exceptional local eye doctors and giving them the equipment and technology they need to provide you a great experience.

This mission truly shines through during our eye exams. Our eye doctors are tremendously skilled at providing thorough screenings, specialized eye care, and tailored solutions, in large part because they simply love learning more about our patients. Read on to learn what sets our eye exams apart!

Note: Not all services listed below are available at every store in the Local Eye Doctor network. Please call a specific location to learn more about their current services and selection.

Why Are Annual Eye Exams Important?

Your eyes can change a great deal over the course of a year. As your vision prescription fluctuates over time, old eyeglasses and contact lenses can start to cause eye strain. Your eye health can drastically change, too: many eye diseases won’t have any obvious symptoms before causing vision loss, but our expert eye doctors can catch the earliest signs of these conditions and help you manage them.

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Buffalo and Rochester NY
Eye doctors group photo at Local Eye Doctor

Our Experienced Eye Doctors

The eye doctors at each of our member practices have a wealth of experience and specialties, but it’s their unyielding love of Buffalo, Rochester, and Western New York in general that brings a smile to our patients’ faces. Many of our providers were born and raised in the region, and all of them love to talk to our patients, really get to know their case, and find just the right solutions for each individual they treat!

Trusted Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

Trusted Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

Friendly & Helpful

Buffalo Optical Patient
“I don’t normally write reviews, but Buffalo Optical deserves it. They are friendly, helpful, and try their best to find what you are looking for. Both times I have been there they went above-and-beyond to make sure I got my glasses in time.”


Trusted Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

More than 5 stars

Value Vision Patient

“If I could give Value Vision more than 5 stars I absolutely would. The staff are all amazing, friendly, and very helpful!”


Trusted Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

Great Selection of Frames

Hamburg Optical Patient
“I went to Hamburg Optical for new glasses, and I normally dread this process, but Hamburg has such a great selection! Everyone was so nice and I actually had a lot of fun getting new glasses! Prices were beyond reasonable too. I highly recommend them!”


Trusted Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

Best Eye Doctor

Whelpley & Paul Patient
“Whelpey & Paul is hands down best eye doctor/optical shop around. Everybody is so friendly and personable. The eye exams are very thorough, and they make sure to take the time to address and discuss what is going on with your eyes and what’s best for them.”


Thorough Complete Exams

All our providers will explore your ongoing eye health and help you find the best eye care and eyewear solutions for your personal needs. We offer a combination of these services at most locations, so please contact your local provider to see what they offer and how they can help you achieve your clearest possible eyesight!

Medical Eye Care in Buffalo and Rochester NY

Medical Eye Care

Our eye doctors use advanced medical technology to screen for the earliest signs of uncomfortable and vision-threatening eye conditions, from dry eye to macular degeneration, glaucoma, corneal issues, and more. From there, we can craft a plan to help you manage your eye health, using tailored solutions that meet your specific needs.

Pediatric Eye Exam in Buffalo and Rochester NY

Pediatric Eye Exams

Children rely on their vision a lot as they develop, but because their eyes are still growing, they require more specialized eye care. Our eye doctors check for developmental milestones, screen for eye diseases more common in children, and help kids pick eyeglasses they’ll truly love to wear.

Eyeglass and Contacts in Buffalo and Rochester NY

Vision Prescriptions & Fittings for Glasses & Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses and contact lenses require slightly different vision prescriptions, but luckily, our eye doctors have years of experience finding precise prescriptions for lenses of all kinds. We’ll also help you make sure your eyewear fits comfortably and matches both your budget and style.

Contact Lenses in Buffalo and Rochester NY

Specialty Contact Lenses

Many patients have needs that only specialized eyewear can solve, or that make effectively wearing standard contacts impossible. Our specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses for corneal issues and dry eye, can be customized to each patient’s case.

In Your Neighborhood

Our Locations

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Buffalo Optical
Whelpley and Paul
Whelpley and Paul
Whelpley and Paul
Whelpley and Paul
Buffalo Optical Buffalo
Buffalo Optical
Council Opticians
Hamburg Optical
Buffalo Optical Zilliox
Value Vision
Value Vision

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