Whelpley and Paul

Rochester’s Trusted Eye Doctors Since 1924

Optometrists in Rochester, NY

Patients from Rochester proper and nearby communities have turned to Whelpley & Paul Rochester for eye exams, glasses, contacts, and medical eye care for decades. Their dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional care, whether you’ve relied on them for years, or you’re a new patient ready to be impressed by everything they have to offer.

  • Mon. 9am-5pm
  • Tue. 9am-5pm
  • Wed. 9am-5pm
  • Thurs. 8:30am-5pm
  • Fri. 9am-5pm
  • Sat. – Closed
  • Sun. – Closed

About Whelpley & Paul

In 1924, Avard Whelpley and John Paul launched their first store and quickly earned a reputation for excellent service and outstanding eyewear. Nearly a century later, Whelpley & Paul is still home to “the guild opticians of Monroe County,” a place where doctors, opticians, and staff are proud to say they work.

Whelpley & Paul’s staff combine decades of knowledge with a keen eye for the latest trends to guide customers through their vast eyewear collections for a truly personalized experience.

 Eye Doctors Office Whelpley and Paul in Rochester NY

Trusted Optometrists in Rochester

Trusted Optometrists in Rochester

Great Eye Exam

“I had a great eye exam at Whelpley & Paul Rochester. The optometrist was very thorough and staff was helpful with shopping for eyeglasses!”

– M.S.

Trusted Optometrists in Rochester

A Patient for 30 Years

“Whelpley & Paul Rochester has provided me with superior service for 30 years. Old fashioned courtesy, attention to detail and overall great.”


Trusted Optometrists in Rochester

Always Get it Right

“I’ve been going to Whelpley & Paul for about 15 years now. I have a complex prescription with thick lenses, and they have always gotten it right!”


Trusted Optometrists in Rochester

Designer Frames

“Whelpley & Paul’s new Rochester store is sleek and modern. They have lots of different designer frames. The Doctor is available for eye exams throughout the day to fit everyone’s schedule.”



Comprehensive Eye Exams

A comprehensive eye exam includes an updated vision prescription, but it’s also an important opportunity to screen your eyes for any risk factors that may indicate a developing eye disease.


Vision plays a major part in how children learn, socialize, and develop. That’s why pediatric eye exams screen for age-specific eye conditions and pair kids with glasses they’ll feel great wearing.

Dry Eye

Dry eye can be uncomfortable or painful, but personalized treatment can help. The eye doctors at Whelpley & Paul can diagnose your specific dry eye causes to start helping right away.

Eye Care Center in Rochester

Scleral Lenses

Some patients have corneal issues or conditions that prevent them from being candidates to wear standard contact lenses. For these patients, we provide custom solutions like accommodative scleral lenses.


Whelpley & Paul is known for a large collection of eyewear from everyday value to fashion brands. Their licensed opticians work with you and your eye doctor to select standout frames and advanced lenses that are equal parts fashionable and functional.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have to fit snugly on the eye to provide clear, comfortable vision. The eye doctors at Whelpley & Paul provide contact lens exams and fittings, using top contact lens brands.

Experienced and Caring

Eye Doctors in Rochester

At Whelpley & Paul in Rochester, Dr. Morgan Roehm provides eye exams, medical eye care, and a range of specialty solutions. Our eye doctors are able to meet your needs with custom treatment plans and tailored eyewear because they take the time to learn about your optical needs, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

Premier Eye Care Practice in Rochester, NY

Whelpley & Paul in Rochester is a top eye care provider in the Rochester area, serving a range of communities that includes Brighton, North Winton Village, Pittsford, Cobbs Hill, Highland Park, Arnett, South Marketview Heights, Park Avenue, Swillburg, South Wedge, Corn Hill, and Strong.

Whether you’re taking the kids to the Strong National Museum of Play, visiting the George Eastman Museum, or enjoying a day at Seabreeze Amusement Park, Whelpley & Paul will help you look your best and see even better.

Whelpley and Paul Location

Driving Directions

Whelpley & Paul Rochester is located at 2815 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618.

If you’re coming from the northwest, head southeast on NY-31 E/Monroe Ave toward Oxford St. After you pass Han Noodle Bar and Dogtown on your right, continue for 3.1 miles. Just after passing Sakura Home on your right, you’ll see Whelpley & Paul on your right.

If you’re coming from the southeast, head northwest on NY-31 W/Monroe Ave toward Hanhemann Trail. After you pass The Cheesecake Factory and Pittsford Plaza on your left, continue for 0.7 miles, where you’ll see Whelpley & Paul on your left.