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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are Transition Lenses?

Transitions lenses contain special patented photochromic dyes that cause the lens to activate or darken when exposed to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. When the UV light diminishes, the lenses fade back. As light conditions change, the level of tint adjusts, offering the right tint at the right time.

Do I need anti-reflective coating on my lens?

Anti-reflective coating, also known as AR coating, helps you to see through your eyeglasses more easily, lets others see your eyes better and eliminates the annoying white glare spots in photos taken with a flash. AR coating also helps reduce glare, sharpen vision, and help you see better on the road at night. Lenses developed with wave front diagnostic technology can also reduce halos, star bursts, glare, and other visual distractions.

What is the difference between an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and an Optician?

Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases.

An Ophthalmologist a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care.  An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.

Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.

How should I care for my glasses?

To start, run your glasses under warm water and put a small drop of dish soap on your fingertips. Gently rub on both sides of the lenses as well as the nose pads. Rinse with warm water, and gently dry the remaining water drops with a clean, microfiber cloth.

Are GCT charges on prescription glasses?

No

Is same day service provided?

Not typically.  Lenses need to be procured, and same day availability is unusual.

How long will it take for my glasses to be ready?

Generally, 3 - 5 working days.

Can I use my health insurance for repairs or to purchase accessories?

No

How often should I have my eyes tested?

Most eye care experts recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses. Children need regular eye exams to detect vision problems that may interfere with learning.

How often should I change my glasses?

Generally within 1 1/2 -2 years.

Do you accept health insurance?

Yes