There is a common misconception that it is much more expensive to get your glasses from your optometrist.
The reality is that the pricing on frames and lenses is just as competitive as any other retail outlet, without exception. We have access to a wide range of styles to suit your needs, but more importantly, we have the knowledge to give you the best vision that corrective lenses can provide.
Why purchase your glasses from your optometrist?
It’s simple: continuity of care. We know your eyes, and we know what will work for you. Choosing glasses is not just about the style, it is (more importantly) selecting the best lenses for your prescription. When we select lenses, there is a great deal more than entering a prescription into a computer – we make decisions on the manufacturer of the lens (not all of them are the same), the type of lens (therapeutic lens, modified progressives, digital progressives), relevant coatings, and tints for your needs (drivers vs skiers vs golfers, for example), and of course we make special considerations such as glasses for people with binocular vision issues, dry eyes, or other pathologies. Few people realize that their personality types can also affect the types of lenses that they can best accommodate. We know this, and take these factors into account when customizing your glasses.
None of this hard decision-making is available to you from an online retailer, or anyone else less familiar with your eyes. Now that lens options are ever-increasing, a detailed knowledge of your eyes, coupled with the most recent research on the best lenses for your prescription are essential to optimizing your vision.
It goes without saying that you need your vision to be the best that it can be, and we’re serious about helping you get there. Or in other words: we’re not trying to be the cheapest. We’re trying to be the best.
All glasses purchased from Dr. Mei-Ling Chanʼs Barrie optometric office are entitled to free follow up- adjustments, screw replacements, and general maintenance.