Frequently Asked Optical Questions


1. Do I need to make an appointment to come in and try on some eyeglasses?

No, you do not need an appointment to see us. We invite you to come in any time that is convenient for you. Whether you want to come in to pick out a new pair of eyeglasses or place an order for new eyeglasses or pick up your order. There is always a licenced optician available right here at all times.

2. How much are my glasses going to cost?

Each prescription is different,  When you come in, we would be to happy to assess your eyeglass prescription,  then based on frame selection,  power and type of lens you require we can give you an estimate. We do carry a full selection of eyewear to suit every budget.
*estimates cannot be given over the phone

3. What are your hours of operation,

Mon, Tues, Wed, 9:30-5:30pm

Thurs , Friday 9:30-6:00pm

Saturday 10:00-3:00pm,

Sunday– Closed,

4. Can I use my own frames, and put my new prescription into them?  Will I have to be without my glasses?

Yes, you can use your own frame, provided they are in good condition.  You will not have to be without your glasses. Once we have your lenses, we require only half an hour to cut the lenses and fit them into your existing frame.

5. Do you do eye exams?

No, sorry to say we do not examine your eyes , We can arrange eye appointments with a qualified Optometrists in the local area. Some optometrists we have worked with for years and have a great reputation are,

Dr Amanda Sanghera  at  Oakville Optometrist located on Cross Ave (across the street from us)

Dr. Sanghera & Associates  905 844-2798

Dr Teddy Chung  905 849-8897  located in Oakville Place Mall


6. Why should I bother to get an eye exam when I can buy eyeglasses right off the shelf ?

Buying your eyeglasses off the shelf in a drug store is a big no no. You really need to go see an eye doctor and get an exact prescription for your eyes. Buying the wrong size eyeglasses or the wrong prescription can lead to a host of other problems. You have to be fitted properly with your  lenses. Also many people will have a different prescription for each eye. Buying the wrong eyeglasses can lead to further eye strain and constant headaches.

7. Does wearing eyeglasses protect my eyes from the sun?

This really depends on the type of lenses you have in your eyeglasses. If you have a plastic lense which is quite popular, they may not offer protection. You can get special uv-coatings on a plastic lense for uv protection. Polycarbonate lenses have the uv protection built in already. Glass lenses may need some extra coatings for full protection as well. You can read more about lenses there => Eyeglass Lenses