Frequently Asked Questions

We’re dedicated to providing you with high-end eyewear, customized lens solutions, and personalized service. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to help you find the information you need quickly and easily.

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Eyezen™ lenses are manufactured by Essilor are enhanced to combat digital eye strain. They provide comfort and protection for people who use smartphones, tablets, and computers for long periods of time.

Want to learn more about Eyezen™ lenses? Give us a call, come see us, or visit Essilor’s website here.

Oleophobic surfaces repel oil and hydrophobic surfaces repel water. Together these qualities mean less fingerprints, less  spotting, and less cleaning of your glasses. 

Blue light is high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted by screens, LED and fluorescent lights, and the sun. Prolonged exposure, especially from screens, may lead to digital eye strain with symptoms like fatigue and dryness. There’s debate on whether it may affect long-term retinal health.

Blue light-blocking lenses or coatings can help reduce eye strain and are suitable for those with extended screen time. Talk to an eye care professional for personalized advice.

No, you can see an optician without a referral. In fact, we encourage you to come see our incredible collection of eyewear today!

Anti-reflective coatings reduce glare and reflections on your lenses, improving clarity, reducing eye strain, and making your glasses appear nearly invisible. They are especially useful for night driving and digital screen use.

Photochromic lenses contain light-sensitive molecules that shift their structure once exposed to ultraviolet light. This shift in molecular structure allows them to absorb more light and take on a darker appearance which reduces eye strain and glare.

An optician is a professional who helps people with their vision. They have a good knowledge of different types of glasses and can help people choose the right type of lens for their needs.

Polarized lenses are a type of lens that contain a special filter designed to block glare reflected off surfaces such as water, snow, and pavement. This can provide increased visual comfort and clarity, especially in bright or sunny conditions. Regular sunglasses lenses do not typically have this polarizing filter and are designed primarily to reduce overall brightness and protect against harmful UV rays.

Single-vision lenses have one prescription for a specific distance. In contrast, progressive lenses offer seamless vision correction at different distances in a single lens, ideal for those with presbyopia or multiple vision needs.

The cost of progressive lenses varies widely. You can expect to spend $100-$250 for basic options, but from there it quickly gets up to $800 or even higher. Premium lenses often feature wider vision corridors, less distortion on the edges, and more customized options to suit individual vision needs.

When it comes to glasses, for the most part, you get what you pay for. Glasses that cost more are usually built with higher-quality materials, have better (or any) style, and are going to last a lot longer.

Prescription eyeglasses, on average, range from $200-$400 per pair. That average can vary, however, based on the quality and style of eyeglasses you’re looking for.

Pupillary distance is the distance between the center of your pupils, and it’s measured in millimeters. It’s used to determine which part of the lens you look through and needs to be as accurate as possible.

Astigmatism is fairly common eye problem that causes blurry vision at all distances. It’s caused by an imperfection in the cornea or lens.

Yes, glasses for astigmatism can be more expensive than standard prescription glasses. This is because lenses for astigmatism correction require more precise customization. Astigmatism involves a deviation in the curvature of your eye’s lens or cornea, and correcting this requires lenses that are specifically tailored to the unique angles and degrees of your astigmatism.

Peripheral distortion is an optical effect that may occur in progressive lenses, which are eyeglasses with multiple focal points. It occurs when the lens is not properly aligned with the wearer’s eye, causing objects to appear distorted when viewed from certain angles.

Our warranty period covers 2 years for lenses and 1 year for frames.

If you have trouble seeing both near and far objects clearly, you may need multifocal lenses. Our opticians can help assess your vision and recommend the right type of lenses for you.

Blue light lenses are designed to filter out blue light emitted by digital screens, which can cause eye strain and disrupt sleep. While they are not strictly necessary, they can be helpful for people who spend a lot of time looking at screens.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a frame shape, including your face shape, skin tone, and personal style. Our opticians can certainly help guide you in selecting a frame that complements your features and meets your needs.