Category Archives: Optical

Prescription Reading Glasses: Why They’re So Much Better than OTC Glasses

Racks and racks of reading glasses can be found everywhere from a truck stop diner to a dollar store. But trust us, there’s much more to buying reading glasses than meets the eye. Prescription reading glasses provide you with added value in the long run when it comes to your comfort, the health of your… read more

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