Choosing your Glasses

Choosing Your Glasses

Once you have decided that you want new glasses. You will be guided through all the options. Your dispensing optician will tell you about the lens options specific to your needs.  First, the type of lens will be discussed, which could include a single vision, bifocal, varifocal or occupational lens.  Then the options for your lens coating will be explained to you, to ensure you achieve the best, and most comfortable vision.

We pride ourselves in having a vast array of frames; from hand-made frames, to frames made in Italy, France and Germany.  All our frames come with a 12 month manufacturers guarantee.

The dispensing optician will help you find a frame that looks and feels good.  We will consider your face shape and colouring to find the frames that best suit you and your personality.  After all, the frames are normally on your face for 12 to 15 hours a day, 365 days a year, and usually for around two years.

Once the frame is chosen and the lens option decided, the next step is to take accurate measurements. The dispensing optician will use our new digital measuring device to take all the measurements necessary for the perfect fit.

The next step is to order a brand new frame, then send the lens order to the glazing lab.  This is where the lenses are made and cut, to fit into your frames.


Feel free to read our other blog on choosing the right glasses for summer!



Fitting your Glasses

Once your glasses have been returned, we will check they have been made up correctly, then we will call you book a fitting appointment with the dispensing optician.  At this point, the glasses will be checked to see they are fitting correctly behind your ears and around your nose.

When you try your glasses on, your dispensing optician will then check your vision, for distance and for reading.

If you have been prescribed a new lens like, a varifocal, we will ensure you know how to use them comfortably and confidently.

Once you have collected your glasses, we will be available to assist you for any adjustments you may require, or questions you may have, for the lifetime of your glasses.   Your optometrist will send you a text, email or letter, to remind you of your next appointment.

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