Our response to the Caronavirus Emergency
Since we supply eyeglasses and contact lenses, which are classified as medical devices, we are open on a limited basis, and may reduce hours. We will limit the number of people in store to one (or two if they come together).
We are available for eyeglass repairs and replacement, and contact lens supply replenishment. We also have Smart Exam which uses telemedicine to renew contact lens prescriptions and prescribe eyeglasses.
If you run out of contact lenses, or have eyeglasses in genuine need of repair or replacement, call the store. Leave a message if nobody answers. We'll make arrangements for you to replenish your contact lenses or repair or replace your eyeglasses.
Our contact lens and stock eyeglass lens distributors are still taking orders and shipping. Some of the custom lens laboratories we use are still open so we can get progressive lenses as well.
Contact lens prescriptions can be renewed via Smart Exam which uses telemedicine to have a remote ophthalmologist write the prescription renewal. Eyeglass prescriptions can be provided using the same system. We will not be able to do any new contact lens fittings.
We will be operating on reduced hours, and we intend to maintain social distancing, so be sure to call ahead to find a time when we can see you.
Please call ahead to arrange a time that we can accommodate you.
Thank you for your cooperation.
A patient came in looking for eyeglasses with side shields to protect him from the wind as he rode his Harley Davison.
We noted that he would also need a good fit about the bridge of his nose for good wind protection. The lenses and frame would also have to have good impact resistance.
The frame we selected from our safety eyewear catalog is a Titmus SW06. It is a nylon frame with 17° faceform, removable dust dam, and integral side shields.
The lenses are polycarbonate for their superior impact resistance and modest cost. For sun protection, the lenses were ordered with Transitions Vantage which lighten and darken with sunlight, and also have a polarized filter when darkened. Polarization eliminates glare from reflected light, and allows clear vision into other vehicles.
The patient did not feel that progressive lenses were necessary for riding, which kept the cost down. We recommended against anti-reflection coating, expecting that dust and abrasives would reduce its durability and accellerate the need to replace the lenses.