In many instances our onsite laboratory allows us to make your eyeglasses the same day you placed your order. In some cases we can make your eyewear in one hour if there is an emergency. This service is not available for every prescription. Imagine getting your eye health and vision checked, choosing a frame from our unique collections in our showroom and then getting your eyeglasses the same day?
FIND THE PERFECT FRAMES AND HAVE THEM THE SAME DAY
You’re probably used to finding the perfect set of frames and having to return to the eyewear shop a week later to pick them up. That’s because typical eyewear offices have to send the glasses out to have the lenses created offsite. The Eye Doctor has an onsite laboratory where in many cases we can craft your lenses the same day you visit us.
WE MAKE YOUR LENSES IN OUR LAB
Making lenses for glasses is a fascinating process. Lenses used to be made of glass, but today you can choose other materials like plastic, high index, and polycarbonate. Each kind of lens has its own benefits, and we can discuss in detail which lenses are right for your needs.
We have state-of-the-art equipment that grinds your glasses’ lenses to the correct shape. After we test your vision, we then grind your lenses to the exact prescription, including correcting for astigmatism and other vision issues. The result is a pair of glasses with lenses that are meant for you and nobody else.
WHICH LENSES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
- Plastic lenses don’t shatter nearly as easily as glass lenses, and they don’t weigh as much, either. However, plastic is more susceptible to scratching than glass is.
- Polycarbonate is very resistant to shattering if you happen to drop your glasses. Polycarbonate protects your eyes from the harmful UV rays. When a scratch resistant treatment is added they don’t scratch with proper lens handling. They are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, and many parents prefer polycarbonate for children’s glasses.
- High index lenses are thinner and good for high prescription powers they like polycarbonate options light weight. We can grind them so much thinner because high index material is compressed and are capable of bending light with less material.
- Glass lenses, we don’t prescribe them because they are heavy and unsafe.
Come visit our Eye Gallery and look amongst the 1200 frames we have on display. While you wait, we have a wonderful lounge area with massage chairs, candy, and free beverages. Bring your headphones and some favorite music and relax while we expertly craft your eyewear with precision and accuracy.