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Beware of Buying Online Glasses

It’s not JUST about the prescription! A lot of different parameters go into designing the right pair of glasses for you.

See below for an example of two different glasses made with the same prescription – one was done online, and it came out 9 mm thicker, and the pupillary distances were off. This can cause blurry vision, eyestrain, and potentially headaches. Our staff choose the right kind of material and curvature based on your prescription and your needs, as well as making accurate measurements for the correct fit of your chosen frame. It is absolutely essential to see it on your face in person.

A recent study showed that a quarter of glasses ordered online come back with some sort of error – wrong prescription, wrong lenses, or not meeting safety requirements. There are SO many factors that go into your glasses…. the prescription is the easiest part, and even that may be done improperly!

Be very wary of buying online!!

(pictures from College of Opticians of Alberta)

“Attached are two pictures of glasses made for the same patient.
One was made at PFM in surfaced 1.5 plastic. The other was ordered by the patient from Zenni Optical online.
The ones from Zenni … are also approximately 9mm thicker, the rx is slightly off and the PD is off by about 5mm.”

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Beware Buying Online Glasses

If you have thought about purchasing your next pair of prescription eyeglasses online, there are a few things you need to know. It’s a custom-made product and very different from ordering any other item online.
Would you order a custom suit or dress with just your height measurement or with only your waist size? Your prescription is only one piece of information that will determine how well you see with your new eyewear. An optometrist is trained in the proper fitting, measuring, manufacturing, and dispensing of eyewear. Click below to see more of what goes into making a pair of glasses
Common complaints regarding improperly ordered or fit eyewear can include headaches, fatigue, an “eye pulling” sensation, nausea, and pain or pressure marks on your nose or around your ears.
A recent study conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Optical Laboratories
Association and The Vision Council, discovered an alarming rate of nearly half the eyeglasses ordered from online vendors (44.8%) had incorrect prescriptions or safety issues (eg. failing to meet impact resistance standards).

Don’t be a Fool in April (or any other month!)…. BUYER BEWARE!

https://opto.ca/health-library/buying-glasses-online

Best Fit For Your Glasses

glasses Dr. Lee cringed when she saw this picture of Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, but probably not for the reason you think….

Look at his sunglasses! They do not fit around his ear, and they look very tight against his head (probably hugging his head to make up for the fact that they’re not sitting on his ears). This probably creates pressure on his head, and on the back of the ears where the glasses are hooked. Yikes!
At Whitby Vision Care, we would not let you walk out like that! We always adjust your glasses to fit you, to ensure that you feel good and look GREAT! 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Why Get Anti-Reflective Coating On Glasses?

Dr. Lee is a big fan of Mindy Kaling, but she cringed when she saw this photo online. Can you guess why?
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Her glasses don’t have anti-reflective coating, which is why you see so much glare on her lenses! Anti-reflective coating eliminates reflections from both the front and back of the lenses, which allows more light to go straight into your eyes for good vision. This gives you sharper vision with less glare, especially when driving at night and using a computer. It cuts down the glare for you looking out, and for other people looking at you.

Anti-reflective coating helps you see better AND look better! 🙂

Here’s a picture of Tina Fey doing it right- you can see her eyes despite the bright lighting, so she can see better, AND she looks better!

Sunglasses Night in Whitby!

sunglasses_UVUV protection for your eyes is very important! especially for kids, who are more susceptible than adults to the harmful effects of UV

We’re having our annual Sunglass Night at Whitby Vision Care tomorrow May 21st from 5-7 pm, featuring Kaenon, Nike, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Guess, SPY, and more! Come check out some new styles and enter for a chance to win great prizes including Blue Jays tickets! With every purchase, you will also be entered into a raffle for $100 off your next purchase. Now is the perfect time to get your new shades for the summer!