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No Vision Plan? No Worries:
We Have You Covered at Your Local Eye Doctor

How Your Local Eye Doctor is Here to Help

Our Local Eye Doctor member practices, including Buffalo Optical, Value Vision, Hamburg Optical, Whelpley and Paul, Council Opticians, and Zilliox, truly care about making your vision health convenient and accessible: we strive to offer high-quality services that won’t break the bank.

Our years of experience serving the Buffalo and Rochester communities have taught us how to reliably deliver hassle-free eye care worth your time, money, and trust — and to ensure that our personalized treatments are affordable, we’re happy to accept a wide range of insurance plans.

And if you don’t have a plan, you never need worry with us, because we still have you covered! Our in-house Discount Plan makes exceptional eye care a fair price for any budget.

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Vision and Medical Plans Accepted

Vision plans cover routine eye care services like comprehensive eye exams and eyewear, while medical plans cover more medical services such as eye disease treatment and emergency eye care. We know that both types of plans have their benefits, and we intend to help you use them: whatever your situation, we’ll work with any provider to get you the coverage you deserve — or provide it in-house!

We accept virtually all vision and medical insurance plans, including:

  • Aetna®
  • AARP
  • BCBS, including Medicaid
  • BEST
  • Davis Vision™
  • EyeMed
  • Fidelis Plans
  • IMS
  • Independent Health, including Medicaid
  • March Vision, including Medicaid
  • Molina
  • SEBF
  • Superior Vision
  • Teamsters
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera, including Medicaid
  • VSP®
  • Our In-House Discount Plan

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No Insuranc, No Problem

No Insurance? No Problem!

If you aren’t covered by insurance, or don’t see your provider listed here, don’t worry: we can still make your eye care even more affordable! Please contact us to learn more about our discount plans and value packages!

Conveniently Pay Your Bill

Affordable, Dependable Optometrists in Your Neighborhood

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Utilized Both my Insurance Plans

Buffalo Optical Patient

“Friendly staff, comprehensive testing, thorough exam, and admin staff had complete knowledge of the various insurances. They were able to utilize both of my insurance to make sure I paid as little out of pocket. Very grateful to them.”


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Informative in Explaining My Coverage

Value Vision Patient

“The eye doctor is very friendly and considerate and made me feel very comfortable. The receptionist was very helpful and informative in explaining my insurance coverage. I was not pressured at all to purchase more than I wanted. I’m very satisfied with Sheridan Dr. Value Vision!”


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Helped With My Insurance

Council Opticians Patient
“I was able to address some inconvenient eye symptoms I was having with the Dr at my routine exam and learned I needed prescription glasses. Everyone was so helpful picking out my frames and helping with my insurance and costs. Sharonda (apologies if I spelled it wrong!) at the front desk is so kind and helpful. I am happy to say my symptoms have resolved since I received my glasses.”


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Found Coverage I Didn't Know About

Whelpley & Paul Patient
“Absolute best eye doctor experience I’ve had- ever! Entire staff was friendly and personable. My husband and so had back to back appointments and they were efficient in getting us taken care of too. Dr. Clark was super knowledgeable and kind and the optician was so helpful as well. Best part- they took all of our eye insurance add ons (and found that I had coverage I didn’t even know about!) and were able to make appointments for the same week that we called to schedule. I will never go anywhere else for my eye care needs.”

– H.G.

Our Convenient


Buffalo Optical Downtown Location
Buffalo Optical, Williamsville location
Zilliox Optical, Buffalo location
Value Vision, Lackawanna location
Value Vision, West Seneca location
Value Vision, Cheektowaga location
Value Vision, Tonawanda location
Hamburg Optical, Hamburg location
Council Opticians, Lockport location
Whelpley and Paul, Brighton location
Whelpley and Paul, Greece location
Whelpley and Paul, Fairport location
Whelpley and Paul, Webster location

Questions? Contact Us!