At Waterbury Eye Care Center we are dedicated to taking care of our patients as if you were our family. We carry a wide variety of frames at various price points and are here to help you choose the perfect pair of eyeglasses that suit you and your personality!
- Comprehensive Eye Examinations
- Contact Lens Exams
- LASIK Co-Management
Dr. Randie J. Willand, O.D.
Dr. Willand graduated from Assumption College with a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1996 and completed her doctorate degree in optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2000. She has been practicing in Vermont ever since and purchased Waterbury Eye Care Center in the Fall of 2010. Dr. Willand sees patients of all ages emphasing on quality and comprehensive eye care with compassion.
10/19/23 Note regarding vision plans:
After much deliberation, I have decided to end my provider status with EyeMed Vision Plans (effective immediately) and Vision Service Plan (VSP) effective January 1, 2024.
Unfortunately, it is simply no longer sustainable to accept these vision plans, due to their low reimbursement rates, coupled with the hours and costs of the administrative work it takes to submit the claims to these companies. I have, tirelessly, contemplated what I could do differently in order to continue to be a provider. The only options are not ones I am willing to implement: reduced time I spend with my patients, and selling only insurance owned frame brands with lower quality lens materials. Simply, it has reached a point where it is impossible for me to offer the same quality products and services while being an in-network provider for these vision insurance companies.
As the patient, you have the option of submitting to these companies directly. However, you will want to be aware of how the coverage changes seeing an out-of-network provider. I will continue to take medical insurance, for those whose routine vision is provided under their medical insurance and for those who require an examination for medical reasons.
In eliminating these large corporations, dominating the vision world, I will be able to restructure the fees associated with eye exams, frames, and lenses. My fees will be fair, transparent, and I will continue to offer quality products while giving you all the time you deserve.
I appreciate you all for supporting me over the years. I hope you continue to do so.
Randie Willand, O.D.
From Our Clients...
"Dr Willand ... took her time doing the exam and answering all my questions, related to me as a person, and gave me a pair of glasses that are both stylish and sharp as can be! Definitely glad I gave this little practice a shot!"
"Dr. Willand, Thank you for immediately recognizing my torn retina and sending me directly to The Retina Center. I appreciate your following up after my treatment and your continued excellent eye care."
"Hi Randie, Thanks so much for the comprehensive eye exam and thoughtful discussion about my changing vision. I was nervous after not having been examined for years. Oh, and I love the new prescription sunglasses!"
Waterbury Eye Care is by far the best. Dr. Randi Willand is exceptional. She not only gives you a thorough exam, but she gives you the best experience. She is down to earth and has compassion. She cares about people.
...the office is clean and spacious, and Dr. Willand is super friendly and explained everything in layman's terms. ...I had a totally pleasant experience.