Glasses

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Caring For Your Glasses
Adjusting to Your New Glasses
Why Buy Your Glasses From Us?
Specialty Glasses and Lens Options
Payment Information
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Caring For Your Glasses


Glasses should never be cleaned or wiped with a dry cloth, as this may scratch the lenses. Always wet the lenses first, either with an eyeglass cleaning product or with water. We recommend drying your lenses with a soft lint-free cloth. DO NOT use paper towels, napkins, Kleenex or clothing, as these may scratch your lenses. If the lenses need a more thorough cleaning, rinse first with water and then clean by hand with a small amount of liquid dish soap. DO NOT clean your lenses with Windex or other chemicals, as these products may damage the material or coating of the lenses.

Glasses should never be laid with the lenses facing down and should be stored in a protective case when not in use. Back to Top


Adjusting to Your New Glasses

A change of prescription in your glasses may require a period of adjustment before they can be worn comfortably. A stronger prescription may cause your eyes to feel tired after a few hours of wear. We recommend that patients gradually increase their daily wearing time for new glasses until they can comfortably wear them all day. If the glasses are still uncomfortable after one week of consistent wearing, please contact our office.

Progressive lenses, also called "no-line bifocals", present unique challenges to the first-time wearer. Due to the design of all progressive lenses, looking through the edges of the lenses will result in blur and distortion. To avoid this, practice pointing your nose at the object you would like to see. In other words, get used to moving your head when you want to see something, rather than just moving your eyes. It is also important to tuck your chin if you want to see your feet (for example, when using stairs).

Once you get used to progressive lenses, they provide a more natural range of vision than traditional lined bifocals. This adaptation does not happen overnight, and may take 1-2 weeks. If you are still having difficulty after two weeks, please contact our office. Sometimes, a simple adjustment makes a world of difference. Back to Top


Why Buy Your Glasses From Us?

Our Warranty
Protective Lenses for Kids
Free Lifetime Adjustments and Cleaning
Glasses Exchange Policy
Quality Products


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Our Glasses' Warranty Information


All frames that we sell are warranted by the manufacturer for a minimum of one year. Because of the ever changing selection of frames, parts (such as temples) may or may not be available after that time. If we check with the frame manufacturer and cannot obtain replacement parts for an older frame, we can usually find a temporary solution until a new frame is purchased.

All
of our private pay lenses are warranted against scratching for one year. You may choose to upgrade this to a two year warranty for an additional charge. Replacement lenses of the same prescription will be made one time at no charge. This warranty does not apply to safety lenses. This warranty also does not apply if the lenses are scratched as a result of trauma or abuse.

Regular plastic lenses purchased through a third-party insurance (i.e., VSP & VBA) may have a scratch-coating applied for an additional fee. All Progressives, Transitions, and certain other specialty lenses are scratch-coated automatically and the one-year warranty applies.

All of our anti-reflective coatings are warranted against defects in material and workmanship, including scratching, for two years. This warranty does not apply if the lenses are scratched as a result of trauma or abuse. Back to Top


Protective Lenses for Kids


We provide polycarbonate lenses for patients under the age of 18 without additional charge. These lenses are impact resistant and provide UV protection. In addition, they are lighter and thinner than regular plastic lenses. Back to Top


Free Lifetime Adjustments


It is normal for eyeglass parts to become loose and bent over time, even under normal wearing conditions. We offer free adjustments and ultrasonic cleaning for the lifetime of your glasses. We will also replace the nose pads as needed without charge. Back to Top


Glasses Exchange Policy


Eyeglass lenses are made specifically to fit the needs of your eyes and the frame you have selected. Because of this, we are unable to reuse a lens for another patient. We do understand, however, that it is sometimes difficult to adapt to changes in the prescription or the lens type. If you feel that something is wrong with the prescription in your new glasses, or if you are having difficulty adapting, please contact our office within 30 days of your purchase. We can replace your lenses one time free of charge during this time period. If you contact our office after 30 days, additional fees may apply (this is based on the policies of the labs who supply our lenses). Back to Top


Quality Products


You can be assured that we only recommend and use name-brand products for your new glasses. As with other purchases, the phrase "you get what you pay for" also applies to glasses. Cheaper glasses bought elsewhere may be made of lower quality materials or they may not be covered by a warranty. Back to Top


Specialty Glasses and Lens Options

Computer & Reading Glasses provide a larger field of view for near tasks and are typically set at one working distance. These glasses can help reduce eye fatigue and neck pain.

Sports Glasses & Goggles are tight fitting and have lenses made of polycarbonate material to provide eye protection.

Sunglasses which have UV protection should be worn by all individuals, including children. UV exposure may cause early cataract formation, macular degeneration and eyelid damage.

High Index Lenses are used to create thinner and lighter lenses for individuals who have high prescriptions.

Anti-Reflective Coating can be applied to your lenses to help reduce glare and reflections. It can also improve vision by allowing more light to pass through the lens. New AR coatings have improved scratch resistance.

Photochromic Lenses, including Transitions®, darken outdoors and lighten indoors. A new design, called Drivewear®, allows the lenses to change tint even when driving.

Scratch-Coating can be applied to lenses for added protection. Some lenses, including progressives, photochromics and high index lenses, automatically come with this coating.

Polarized Lenses are used to eliminate glare from surfaces such as water, snow and vehicles. They provide more comfortable vision on sunny days. Back to Top


Payment Information


We require a 50% down payment on all glasses before submitting the order. The remaining balance must be paid in full when the glasses are picked up from our office. Because glasses are custom made for each patient, we are not able to return them for credit or reuse them for someone else. Back to Top


To Learn More

Crizal® Anti-Reflective Coating
Eyeglass Guide (informative guide concerning various options for your glasses)
Rudy Project® Sunglasses
Shamir Lenses
Transitions® Lenses
Wiley-X® Sunglasses


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