Why Should You Read This?!  Are You Seeing Your Best with Cheap Sunglasses and Glasses?

Why Should You Read This?!  Are You Seeing Your Best with Cheap Sunglasses and Glasses?

Are you seeing your best with cheap sunglasses and glasses?  Be careful of cheap sunglasses that have that UV protective sticker on them.  They might not be UV protective.  Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the TENTH and LAST  post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap glasses & sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

Cheap eyeglasses and sunglasses can rob you of the opportunity to see and look your best — and fully protect your eyes for a lifetime of good vision.

You may see acceptably well with cheap glasses, are you really seeing your best and doing everything you can to protect your eyesight?

A knowledgeable optician can educate you about the latest advances in eyeglass lens technology which many times are not found in cheap sunglasses and glasses.  This includese the following in your lens technology:

Even if you choose only one or two of these premium products, it will help you come closer to seeing your absolute best and/or more fully protecting your eyes from injury and damage.

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

 

 

Why Should You Read This?!  I’ll buy 2 pairs and still save money! 10 Days 10 Reasons YOU NEED TO KNOW about Cheap Sunglasses!

Why Should You Read This?! I’ll buy 2 pairs and still save money! 10 Days 10 Reasons YOU NEED TO KNOW about Cheap Sunglasses!

“At this price, I’ll buy two pair of sunglasses and still save money” argument make sense?  Why Should You Read This?!  10 Days 10 Reasons about Cheap Sunglasses!

YOU should read this because you need to know what to look for when you get your sunglasses.  You may have heard people say “At this price I’ll get 2 pairs of glasses.”

Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the NINTH post of the 10 days and 10 reasons SERIES to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

 

Does the “At this price, I’ll buy two pair of glasses and still save money” argument make sense?

The bargain basement price of some cheap eyeglasses and sunglasses makes it tempting to buy several pairs. But does it really make sense to spend money on something as important as eyewear when there’s a good chance it won’t be durable enough to last more than a few months?  They may last longer than that but you get the point about the type of materials the cheap eyewear is made of is not durable.

And what if the quality of your vision with cheap glasses and sunglasses isn’t as good as it should be? What do you do then?  We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

 

Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Eyeglass Frames can cause skin irritation!

Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Eyeglass Frames can cause skin irritation!

Skin Irritation may be caused by Cheap Glasses and Sunglasses!  Glasses Buyer Beware:  Here is the SEVENTH post of the 10 days and 10 reasons.  Cheap eyeglass frames can cause skin irritation or worse.   This you should know if you are considering purchasing cheap glasses.

This is SEVENTH part of our series: 10 Days 10 Reasons!

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

At first glance, some cheap eyeglass frames may look like more expensive frames. But often, they are made of low-grade materials that can cause skin irritation over time. Cheap plastic frames can get bleached by UV rays and the finish can roughen after a few months of wear. The color of the plastic may also change.  Cheap metal frames often contain nickel alloys that can cause skin irritation; others can discolor your skin.

The most hazardous piece of information to know is that cheap eyeglass frames and cheap sunglasses occasionally are recalled.  They then are removed from the market because they contain lead paint or other toxic substances.

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in quality of different glasses and sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Sunglasses may not have enough UV protection!

Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Sunglasses may not have enough UV protection!

Cheap sunglasses may not have enough UV protection!  Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the FIFTH  post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

Cheap sunglasses can do more harm than good.

Cheap sunglasses sometimes look nearly identical to premium quality sunglasses. They can even seem to provide equal performance in bright sunlight. But they also can be doing more harm than good.  Lens color and darkness are not indicators of how well your sunglasses protect your eyes from UV. The only way to know for sure is to ask your eye care professional.

The level of protection sunglasses provide to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful  ultraviolet (UV) rays  has nothing to do with the color or darkness of the lenses. It’s almost impossible for you to feel how well your eyes are being protected from these damaging rays while you’re wearing the sunglasses.  So it’s possible for two different pairs of sunglasses to look (and even feel) the same, but one is providing a much better level of eye protection than the other.  Cheap sunglasses — even those labeled “polarized” and “100% UV protection,” often allow harmful violet (“near-UV”) and blue light to penetrate the eye and potentially cause damage to your straight on vision.  This can cause you to outlive your vision because of the risk of macular degeneration.  This can affect all ages.

Your eye care professional can explain which trusted brands of sunglass lenses offer the best protection from harmful rays and the preferred visible light transmittance for your outdoor activities and visual needs.

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

Why Should You Read This?!  Virtual glasses Purchases: 10 Days 10 Reasons: what you should do before buying Glasses!

Why Should You Read This?!  Virtual glasses Purchases: 10 Days 10 Reasons: what you should do before buying Glasses!

 

Why Should You Read This?!  Virtual Glasses purchased online and YOU!  YOU should read this because you need to know what to look for when you purchase your glasses.

Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the FOURTH  post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

Virtual and home try-ons can’t insure satisfaction.

If you’re buying cheap glasses online, you often will have access to a “virtual try-on” feature — where you upload a forward-facing, closeup photo of yourself and you can then superimpose images of different frames on your face to see how they look.

But while a virtual try-on can give you a rough idea of how you’ll look wearing different frames, it can’t tell you anything about how the frames will feel. It also can’t demonstrate the detailing and workmanship of the frame.

Also, depending on the quality of the virtual try-on tool, the size of the eyewear might not be accurate.  The frames in the virtual try-on might look larger or smaller than they actually are. It’s not unusual for the color of the actual frame to look noticeably different than the color shown online.

Even if an online retailer sends you a sample of frames to try on at home before you make your final purchase, you won’t know whether the glasses will be too heavy after the prescription lenses are added…or how thick those lenses will be. This is especially important if you are sensitive to the weight of eyeglasses because you have sinus problems or delicate skin.

All these potential problems can be avoided by being fitted with glasses in person by a skilled optician who determines your prescription and fits your glasses.

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in glasses & sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

 

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses.

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