Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is nearsightedness?
A: This term comes from the common symptom of being able to see clearly up close, but not in the distance. It is actually called myopia, which you can learn more about here.

Q: What is farsightedness?
A: It is called hyperopia. Often, though not always, a person is able to see clearly at a distance, but not up close. Learn more here.

Q: What does 20/20 vision mean?
A: A person who has 20/20 vision has "normal vision". It is a measurement of how well a person can see at a distance of 20 feet. Each eye is tested individually.

Q: When should children have their first eye exams?
A: We recommend that a child have his or her first exam at age 4 if there are no problems. If there is a history of eye problems, then the child should be checked at a younger age. Also, if you notice anything that does not seem "normal", have your child checked. If a problem is detected early, the risk of possible damage to the eye is much lower.

Q: What warranties do you have on your glasses?
A: All our frames have a 2 year warranty. The lenses have a 1 year warranty if there is a scratch resistant coating on them. However, if the glasses are lost, there is no warranty.

Q: What do your glasses prices run?
A: The prices will vary depending on the frame that you choose and the lens prescription and material. It may be difficult to give a quote unless we have more information, such as the options you want, whether you need single vision, bifocals, etc.

Q: Can I wear contact lenses?
A: You must check with the doctor to see if you are a candidate for contacts. If you work in a dusty environment, are prone to allergies, or have dry eyes, glasses may be a better option for you.

Q: Do I need bifocal/trifocals?
A: Once you have reached the wonderful age of 40, the ability for your eyes to focus up close decreases. Depending on the type of work you do, the doctor will recommend a bifocal, trifocal or a progressive lens. It is helpful to tell the doctor the specific problems you are having with your vision to determine what type of lens you will need.