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Welcome to Saratoga Vision

Taking good care of your vision is important, whether you have had troubles since childhood or you've been blessed with good eyesight the bulk of your life. Our Saratoga Springs optometrist relies on an eye exam to do more than tell you if you need glasses or a stronger prescription for the glasses you already have. It is a way to provide you with the eye care you need to make sure your eyes are healthy, and in some cases, eye exams can even help keep you healthy in other ways as well.

Your Saratoga Springs Spot for Vision Correction

If your vision needs correcting, Saratoga Vision can find the vision solution that is best for you. For some, that may be a pair of traditional eyeglasses. Others may choose contact lenses, and some of those may need specialty or "hard-to-fit" lenses that address their unique eye health challenges, such as dry eye, astigmatism, or other conditions. Looking to ditch daily vision correction altogether? LASIK surgery may be worth discussing. At Saratoga Vision we consult with expert LASIK surgeons and provide both preoperative and postoperative care that will help you determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, and can assure that you have an easy transition with your new vision reality.

Taking Care of Your Eye Health

Whether you have vision problems or not, seeing your optometrist is good for your overall eye health. A comprehensive eye exam can discover potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. We also take your child's vision seriously. Saratoga Vision is a member of InfantSEE, a program that encourages pediatric eye exams starting at six months, with two more exams before entering first grade and regular exams throughout childhood.
Throughout childhood and adulthood, your eye doctor will monitor your eye health to ensure that your eyes are working properly with one another, and that other important aspects of vision like color vision and depth perception stay on track as well. We'll also look at your lifestyle and address habits that may make you vulnerable to vision issues, such as sun exposure, participation in contact sports, or high screen usage.

Most importantly, we recognize that your vision is about you, and we are always ready to answer any questions you have or direct you to someone who can. With four optometrists in our office, you are sure to find one that is the right fit for you and your family.  We offer financing options and work with many insurance plans to see that you are able to receive the vision care you need. To learn more or to schedule an eye appointment, contact us at Saratoga Vision in Saratoga Springs, NY, at (518) 587-5900 to schedule an appointment.

Meet the Optometrists

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Dale Ching

    Dr. Ching completed his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then earned his Doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1977. He has since practiced in Saratoga, opening Saratoga Vision in December 1984. Dr. Ching is a primary eye care optometrist with sub-specialties in treating many eye diseases and also hard to fit contact lenses such as astigmatism and multifocal lenses. Dr. Ching is an active member of the New York State Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center. Dr. Ching enjoys long walks with his australian shepherd, Poppy, and spending time with family, including his 8 grandchildren.

  • Dr. Eric Carson

    Dr. Carson is a graduate of Penn State University and the Illinois College of Optometry, and is New York State-Certified in the treatment of eye diseases. He began private practice in 1982 and partnered with Saratoga Vision in 1984. Dr. Carson is the treasurer of the Ballston Spa Lions Club, and a member of the American Optometric Association, and the New York State Optometric Association. He is also an affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center and manages pre and post operative care for laser vision correction. In his freetime, Dr. Carson enjoys skiing and golf. He also likes to spend as muchtime as possible with his two young grandchildren, Haley and Connor.

  • Dr. Anne Griffin

    Dr. Griffin, a native to Saratoga Springs, attended Rensselaer PolytechnicInstitute for her undergraduate studies in biology. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she earned her Bachelor of Vision Science in 2005 and Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007. After graduation, she joined the practice with her father, Dr. Ching. Dr. Griffin practices primary care optometry, including fitting contact lenses and treating eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye disease and blepharitis. She also participates with the InfantSEE program for babies 6-12 months old. Dr. Griffin is also an affiliate doctor of TLC Laser Eye Center managing pre-and post operative care for laser vision correction and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. Dr. Griffin continues to live in her hometown with her husband and 4 children and enjoys horseback riding in her free time.

  • Dr. Meghan Brown

    Dr. Brown received her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Brown joined Saratoga Vision in 2016 and lives in Ballston Spa with her husband. Dr. Brown is an active member of the New York State Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Brown also participates in the InfantSEE program for babies 6-12 months old and is an affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center. She also specializes in hard to fit contact lenses, including scleral contact lenses for keratoconus. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and walks with her two dogs, Smokey and Sadie.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Saratoga Vision made it a pleasurable experience. Very professional and relaxed."
    Patrica M.
  • "Service Great eye Care & testing."
    Bill J.
  • "Dr. Carson is one of the best optometrists that I've been to. He's very thorough and knowledgeable. The practice is very clean and professional. Definitely recommend."
    Gilbert P.
  • "Best place ever.. Everyone I have dealt with is very polite, kind and knowledgeable. Dr Griffen is the best"
    Laurie A. K.
  • "Best experience ever from eye exam through ordering new glasses to pick up and adjustment."
    Bob C.
  • "Wonderful experience!! Very delightful environment and incredibly engaged staff. You leave feeling wanted and helped. Couldn't have asked for more polite/ respectful people, who really care about getting you what you need. Dr. Anne Griffin is especially great! Thanks Saratoga Vision!"
    Desireah D.

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For urgent appointments, please call us at (518) 587-5900.

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