If you enjoy how your eyeglasses fit and look on you but need new lenses, you may get new lenses fitted into your beloved frames. The technician will take an image of your face with your current glasses on it is called an "eyeglass imprint." This image is used to make sure that the new lenses are positioned properly so they don't cause strain on your eyes when you read or work on a computer screen.
There are several different types of lens materials, each with its own characteristics. Transparent plastics (such as glass or acrylic) are popular because they're lightweight and inexpensive. They can be colored to match your skin tone or left white like plastic sunglasses. Glass lenses are more durable than plastic lenses and won't crack or break if dropped. Lenses made from CR-39 plastic have been approved by the FDA for contact lens use. These lenses can be worn for hours at a time without risk of eye discomfort or dryness. Lenses made from silicone rubber are also available for people who suffer from allergies or asthma when wearing conventional glass lenses.
Lenses that correct myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness), and astigmatism are available in both prescription and non-prescription brands.
Your prescription will almost certainly alter at some time, necessitating the purchase of new lenses. If you're content with your current glasses, we can easily put new lenses into your existing frame. Of course, this procedure is also accessible if the lenses in your present glasses crack or scrape.
Vision Express offers a wide selection of brand-name lenses, as well as generic and brand-name frames available in a variety of styles at prices very competitive with other stores. We also offer free eye examinations with prescriptions, which many other stores charge for. Our optometrists are licensed by the state of California to practice ophthalmology (the study of the eyes and optic nerves). They can diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of eye problems, including infections, injuries, tumors, and chronic conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts.
We encourage you to try on several frames before you select one; this will help you see how they fit over your ears and how they look when you wear them.
Many people choose to bring their own frames to Vision Express because we offer a large selection of both traditional and contemporary styles at highly affordable prices. Even if you don't find anything you like, we'll help you pick out something else!
If you have any questions about our frame selection or pricing, please don't hesitate to ask. One of our friendly employees will be happy to assist you.
Maintain the Same Lenses or Frames Consider recycling your lenses in a new frame if they are still in good condition and you have the same prescription. Many optical shops will assist you in finding a comparable style frame and even attach your old lenses to create the appearance of a new pair of spectacles. The same is true for your frames. Some retailers will refurbish an old model and sell it at a reduced price.
For most people, glasses are expensive; therefore, trying on as many styles as possible helps avoid spending more than you need to. If you don't like any of them, just go back to the store they came from! Sometimes stores will hold certain items in your size so that you can try them on without buying them first.
There are several websites that will let you post your worn-out glasses and see what others would be willing to pay for them. EBay is one such site. You can list each component out separately to get the best price for them.
Finally, if you haven't used them in a while but you still need them for work or school, consider sending them back to the manufacturer for a free replacement set of glasses. Most companies will reimburse you for the cost of shipping the originals back to them.
Most of the time, you may put old lenses in new frames as long as the new frames are the same ones you had before. To avoid problems in the future, an eye care specialist will just need to ensure that your prescription does not restrict the type of eyeglasses you use. For example, if you have bifocals or trifocals, you cannot use progressive lenses.
Sometimes people want to change the look of their glasses without changing their prescription. For example, someone who usually wears reading glasses could try some stylish sunglasses for vacation. This is possible as long as you do not go over the maximum number of diopters allowed for your age group. For example, someone who is 40 years old can only wear hypercorrectors or stronger if they have a diagnosis of myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism (distorted vision). A dentist might tell you to stop wearing glasses while you're getting implants because it could damage the work done so far. But most people can continue to wear their current style of glasses after they have had surgery.
There are two types of lenses in glasses: rigid and progressive. Rigid lenses remain flat when placed against the eye; therefore, they are well-suited for people who need strong lenses for near vision or farsightedness. Progressive lenses are curved in one direction for distant vision and another for close-up work or reading.