Category Archives: Optical

How to Decode Your Contact Lens Prescription

To the unknowing person, a contact lens prescription looks incredibly complex with various numbers and abbreviations. Even a regular eyeglass prescription can be overwhelming, and these prescriptions typically only include sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. These together measure things like lens power, astigmatism, and eye alignment. Contact prescriptions usually include more information to ensure… read more

Decoding Your Eyeglass Prescription: What Exactly Are You Seeing?

“Is the image blacker and sharper on number one … or number two; one … or two; one … or two?” Fifteen minutes of grilling have passed, and you have walked out of your eye doctor’s office with a prescription for eyeglasses. It is certainly more legible, in most cases, than whatever it is that… read more

Cleaning Eyeglasses: What to Do and What Not to Do

For years, we’ve seen people cleaning eyeglasses in all sorts of ways: breathing on them, scrubbing them with the bottom of their shirts, rubbing them with paper towels, and so much more. Seeing people do this somehow makes others believe they’re the right ways, but we’re here to tell you the truth about what to… read more

Matching Eyeglasses to the Shape of Your Face: How to Choose a Frame that Fits You

With so many options in colors, shapes, and styles, choosing the right frames for your eyeglasses can seem like a daunting task. If you know what to look for, you can quickly rule out what won’t work and zero in on frames that will best fit your features. There are some basic guidelines that will… read more

Top 3 Factors to Consider when Choosing Children’s Eyewear

Early diagnosis of vision problems is crucial so that corrective measures can be implemented as soon as possible. The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams for children as early as 6 months old, with continued exams at 3 years old and right before entering first grade. After that, annual eye exams are recommended. If your… read more

Top 3 Benefits of Polycarbonate Lenses for Eyeglasses

Nowadays, choosing a pair of eyeglasses is about more than just style. You also need to consider the material your lenses are made from. Lens material is normally glass, plastic, or polycarbonate. Here’s what you need to know about polycarbonate and the benefits of polycarbonate lenses for eyeglasses.   What is Polycarbonate? Polycarbonate is a… read more

Contacts vs. Glasses: Which is Best for You?

  Deciding whether you want to wear glasses or contacts is a personal decision. Of course, being comfortable is the most important aspect. Each choice has pros and cons and it’s up to you to decide which fits your lifestyle the best. Glasses Pros: You do not have to poke around your eye, which lessens… read more

MEI’s Designer Sunglasses Trunk Show

One of our favorite activities during the year is hosting Designer Sunglasses Trunk Shows within the community. These shows give us a chance to interact with the public, see old faces again, and fit many people into their perfect pair of shades. On May 10, we hosted our latest event at our Fenton office, offering… read more

Be a Good Sport and Promote Eye Safety in April

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, an obscure observance that may easily fall off your radar – unless you’ve been affected by a serious sports-related eye injury. Each year, roughly 100,000 Americans are hurt by eye injuries related to sports, with the most frequent coming from basketball and baseball. In support of Sports Eye Safety… read more