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.

Mark Simko

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New Improved Transitions

Essilor introduced an improved Transitions on July 10, 2019. It is called Transitions Signature GEN 8, and it supersedes Transitions Signature VII, the previous version of the Transitions product.

All the labs have switched over to the new product.

We thought it would be a good idea to see how the new Transitions compares to the old one. This video shows the new product gets darker, and fades back to light faster.

Other Products

This video compares Transitions Signature VII against some inferior product that one of our competitors sells. It doesn't get nearly as dark as genuine Transitions, nor does it get as clear when unactivated. This video was sped up 8x.

Lifestyle Activities & Eyeglasses

This is a video sent to optical stores to post as a repeating loop in their waiting rooms.

The video discusses various

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Making Eyeglass Lenses

In this video we show the steps taken in an in-store optical lab to 'grind' a lens for a pair of eyeglasses.

In an optical store, the process is to

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Antifog Coating For Eyeglass Lenses

Winter is upon us, and certain occupations require a person to go in and out of the cold weather frequently during the day. For eyeglass wearers, this brings on a familiar difficulty. Lens fogging.

forest 547363 640Lens fogging occurs when humidity in the air condenses on a frosty cold eyeglass lens. It is an annoyance, but worse, it affects productivity and can be very dangerous. Suppose the eyeglass wearer doesn't see a stairway, other obstacle, or a small child in his path because the eyeglass lenses are fogged white.

The amount of lens fogging can be lessened by

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What Is The Best Progressive Lens

Differences Of Purpose - Progressive Lenses

There have been some amazing advances in progressive lens technology. As of this writing, four progressive lenses are leading in technological advances. There are differences in what they try to accomplish, and how they approach that.

Keep in mind that

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Safe Way To Clean Eyeglasses

There is a lot of misinformation and superstition surrounding the cleaning of eyeglasses. This video shows the safe and effective ways to clean your eyeglasses.

Don't Use Windex To Clean Your Eyeglasses - Here's Why:

Some people have used

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