Our optical department takes pride in offering top quality, high fashion frames and the latest technology lenses in all price ranges. You are welcome to browse on your own or our certified optician will assist you with the best possible fit for your unique lifestyle.
What to Expect from your New Glasses
If you are getting eyeglasses for the first time or changing your prescription, please allow 2-3 weeks for your eyes to adjust to the new lenses. In the beginning, you could experience mild dizziness, headaches, or even slight nausea. These symptoms are normal, however, if they persist, call our office.
Reusing your Frames
Depending on the condition of your current frame the insertion of new lenses may be an option. However, plastic frames must be heated and stretched to insert new lenses. Because the resins in used frames tend to become hard and brittle with age, there is a risk of breakage when you reuse an old frame. Metal frames normally have only a two- year life span. The optician will assist you with assessing the condition of your current frames and the suitability of their reuse.
Our optical department requires a 30% non-refundable deposit prior to ordering frames and or lenses. The balance is due at the time the glasses are delivered to you. We do not participate in any private vision/optical insurance plans. However, upon request we will provide you with an itemized bill you can submit for reimbursement from your insurance.
Why Would I Want to Consider Contacts?
There are a number of reasons why people – young and old – prefer contacts to eyeglasses:
- As would be imagined, cosmetic benefits are very important to many people. With contacts there is no perception of a refractive vision problem, as there is with the wearing of eyeglasses, because contacts are invisible to the observing person.
- Contacts also eliminate such eyeglass problems as sore ears, slippage, steamed-over-lenses, poor fit, scratched lenses and accidents that can cause damage to the frame or lenses. When contact lenses are properly fitted and maintained, the wearer has no sensation of having a foreign object placed on the surface of his or her eye.
- Contact lenses are usually much better suited to active lifestyles, particularly those that include outdoor sports and physical recreational pursuits.
- Contact lenses can usually provide the same types of corrections that are offered by eyeglasses, but with more comfort and often with greater effectiveness, particularly with respect to peripheral vision, which is partially blocked by eyeglass frames.
What are the Disadvantages of Contacts?
A thorough examination by your eye doctor is essential before contact lenses can be recommended and prescribed. There may be certain conditions that may prevent you from being a contact lens candidate.