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Q&As About Eyeglasses and Designer Frames

What makes a designer frame more elegant than a typical frame?

Designer frames have the look and feel of just that. The attention to detail along with lightweight materials is very noticeable. It takes a lot of research and development to bring a frame to market. Frames are medical devices and in order for a frame to feel and look good, it has to go through a multitude of tests to comply with safety standards. Newer plastics and sturdy metals (like Titanium) provide comfort but at an added cost to acquire and manufacture. Thus, a more finished, superior product.

What are the benefits of using brand Safilo & why is it superior?

These frames are very polished, smooth, and balanced. Licensing ensures quality and control. This brand has strict quality assurance and their reputation of excellence is proof in the product and designer models we have to choose from. We have many patients who are brand-loyal to Safilo. The warranty shows that they stand behind the quality and reputation of the patient.

What designer frames are for women? What style do they give off? What type of women wear them?

One of the brands that are so versatile for women of all ages and professions is Safilo. They have selections for every face shape and prescription. Professional women can choose from Kate Spade, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, and Diors. Those who want to have a more relaxed look can purchase Marc Jacobs, and Liz Claiborne. We also carry brands like Fysh and Kliik for women with smaller petite faces.

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What designer frames are for men? Are they for sports or business/classy style?

We love showcasing STATE Eyewear. These are very sleek, classy frames that are made in the USA. They are made in Chicago and each frame is named after a street in Chicago. The frames have selections for many faces shapes and prescriptions. We also like Oakley and Ray-Ban for men as they have sporty and comfort aspect as well as specialty lenses for sports.

Do all designer frames work with every type of lens like single or progressive?

Yes. A seasoned optician is trained to access the patient's prescription to determine what style is best for his/her needs. It is necessary to know the different materials, prescription limitations, and frame material when determining frame. It's not always what looks best but what is best for your prescription.

What makes for a good designer pair of sunglasses?

The attention paid to detail and the performance of the brand. Also, there are hundreds of choices everywhere you shop but buyer beware that the lenses may not be made with quality material for the best sun protection.

Do vision insurances cover designer frames?

Is it worth spending more for it? Most insurances offer a generous allowance towards the purchase of a designer frame. It is worth it to spend the extra money if this is something that compliments your style.

What are the benefits of going to an Optical vs buying online?

 We offer warranties on frames and lenses. We also service the lifetime of the glasses. This includes adjustments, changes in a prescription and repairs. It also helps to support a local small business.

Can you put new Lenses into Frames I already own?

We can and do put lenses into a patient's old frame. However, plastic materials become brittle over time and we cannot guarantee the lifetime of the frame. If you spend money replacing lenses you want your frame to last for the life of your prescription. Secondly, frame manufactures discontinue styles about every two years and it becomes problematic to find replacement parts if you break your frame.

How can I know if glasses look good on me? Is there a trade secret that Opticians have?

Our opticians are highly skilled and professionally trained. The old rules of styling glasses need a facelift. The old styling from previous years is just too limited and not helpful enough today. A good optician will have a discussion as to what type of image they want to project? Maybe they want a look for business and maybe they want a sporty look. Just maybe they want both. It is important to find a frame and lens combination that corrects their vision. We sell glasses to our patients like each one is our family member. We often take pictures of patients with different styles on so they can see what they look like.

How long does it typically take to get my glasses?

One to two weeks

Do you have glasses that are also sunglasses, I think they are called Transition Lenses?

Yes. They are Transition lenses. Best everyday light intelligent lens. They are the fastest and most responsive lens in all lighting and temperature conditions.

Do you have same day glasses service?


Do you repair glasses?

Yes. We service what we sell and our opticians are highly trained in adjustments.

What is the warranty on the glasses that I buy at your optical?

One or two years depending on the manufacturer.

Many normal glasses feel tight on my head, do you also carry glasses that are good for big heads?

Yes. We carry frames for all shapes and sizes.

What is the best way to clean my glasses?

Always clean them wet and use a soft cloth. No kleenex or paper towels. Use water or the cleaner we provide to you with your glasses. Some cleaners can break down the surface of your lenses over time so make sure you purchase your cleaner from a reputable doctor.

Can the lens of the glasses break?

Should I buy special glasses for my child to prevent eye injuries? Lenses are less likely to break with today's technology. Lens manufacturers have to adhere to strict guidelines. We put children in polycarbonate lenses. They are the safest and least likely to shatter lens.

How often should I get a new pair of glasses?

Every two years

What is anti-reflective coating?

Anti-reflective coating also called AR or No glare will eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your lenses. When the reflection is gone it allows more light to pass through your lenses with fewer distractions. It is especially helpful with night driving and working with office lighting.

What kind of eyeglass lens do you use? Are there differences between brands?

We use different lens brands depending on patient needs and prescription.

What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?

Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems. They are also licensed to prescribe medications for certain eye diseases.

Opticians fill the prescription written by the Optometrist to fit and sell eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Is the shape of my face important for choosing glasses?

More importantly, is what looks best on your face not what shape is best for your face.

What are polarized lenses?

Polarized lenses provide superior glare protection especially on the water and snow covered roads. Not only do they reduce glare, but they make images sharper and clearer, increasing clarity and comfort.

Polarized lenses have an invisible filter that is built right into the lenses. They are available in most prescriptions.


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