Optical Questions And Answers
What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?
An Optometrist is a licensed graduate of an optometry school. They have 8 years of post-secondary education and possess the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree.
An Optician is a skilled tradesperson, often with additional certification by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). Most training is received on-the-job.
Frequently Asked Questions For Designer Frames
Designers use their eye for creativity and style to craft a frame that looks good as it feels.
Lightweight, European craftsmanship, durability, and classic style define Silhouette. Their comfort and ease of wear are unmatched.
What type of women wear them? Coach and Michael Koors are popular in our office. They have a good mix of classic fashion and modern styling.
Ray Ban, Oakley, and Coasta offer great looks and quality.
We use a slightly larger frame for progressive lenses compared to single vision.
A good sunglass is all about the lens. The right balance of color, back, and front surface coatings can't be found in cheap sunglasses. A great lens in a well-designed frame is what sets the top shelf brands like Coasta and Maui Jim apart. You can even get the factory made lens in your prescription.
Yes, however, your frame may be discontinued and out of warranty. Accidents happen, and your frame may no longer be available.
Our opticians are trained to find a good fitting and good looking frame. We consider your face shape, skin tone, hair style, lens prescription and how you plan to use the glasses when selecting your frame
Custom made glasses are usually available in one to two weeks.
Yes! Quality is always a wise investment.
Lenses and frames are guarantees against workmanship defects for one year. Most lens coatings are warranted against scratching for one year. Additional extended warranties are available that cover loss and breakage.
Frequently Asked Questions For Eyeglasses Lenses
Always rinse the lenses with water to remove dust or grit. A mild soap or eyeglass spray will remove any film. A clean microfiber cloth will dry the lenses without streaking.
Yes, eyeglass lenses can break. We only use safety grade polycarbonate lenses in children's eyeglasses.
Eyeglass lenses get microscopic scratches over time. This makes them less clear and causes a lot of glare, especially with night driving. Even if your prescription remains the same updating the lenses and frame at least every two years is recommended
Reflections on the surface of the lenses can be very bothersome. Antireflection coatings make it possible to see more clearly and comfortably.
The most important part of your eyeglasses is the lens. Most people do understand the technology involved in making a superior quality lens. This is especially true of progressive lenses. We use HOYA lenses, a leader in top quality lens designs. There is a definite difference in lens technology and quality. We believe our patients deserve the best.
Polarized lenses block glare from water, pavement, and reflective surfaces, making for a more clear and comfortable vision.
The internet offers a convenient shopping experience for many things. However, there are some concerns when it comes to eyewear. Please note:
Most consumers do not realize the amount of technology that goes into lens design and manufacture. This is especially true of higher prescriptions and progressive no-line bifocals. Older out of date technology may be cheaper, but you will not see the same as with newer high-quality lenses.
A good looking picture of a frame does not always translate into well made, comfortable eyeglasses.
Again, there is a wide variation in the quality of anti-reflection coatings. Cheaper lens scratch and peel easily.
The size, shape, curvature, and fit of the frame need to be matched to the doctor's prescription for the eyewear to function properly. Trained opticians are skilled in the custom fitting of your eyewear. Simply supplying a PD measurement is not enough.
Adjustment and maintenance of your glasses is part of every in-store purchase. There is no additional charge. However, there will be a charge to adjust or repair glasses we did not manufacture.
From the doctors prescription to the final product, we guarantee satisfaction with our work. However, we cannot warranty prescriptions manufactured outside our office.
As your home town optical, we support your local schools and charities. We participate in helping improve the quality of life where you live. Dollars spent here stay in your community.