Eye Exams

An annual eye exam is one of the most important diagnostic and preventative measures you can take to protect your vision and health. A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Your eye doctor may use a variety of instruments, aim bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through a wide array of lenses. Each test during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision.



Contact Lens Exams

A contact lens evaluation is a separate part of a comprehensive eye examination and requires additional testing that people who do not wear contact lenses do not need to have. Patients wearing contact lenses require more of the doctor’s time and expertise. In order to prescribe contact lenses an eye doctor must complete several additional tests:

1. Evaluate the health of the eye paying close attention to the cornea, eyelids and conjunctiva and how contact lens wear will affect the health of the eye.

2. Determine the proper contact lens prescription based on each individual patient’s glasses prescription, vision needs and corneal health and curvature. A contact lens prescription is different and separate from a glasses prescription.

3. Examine the contact lens on the eye to ensure proper alignment with the cornea and lids.

4. Measure the vision with the contact lenses on the eye and make adjustments as indicated. Contact lens examinations and fittings have different levels of difficulty; this depends on the types of contact lenses needed, the visual requirements of the patient and the health of the patient’s eyes.


Prescription Glasses

An eyeglass prescription is an order written by an eyewear prescriber, such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist, that specifies the value of all parameters the prescriber has deemed necessary to construct and/or dispense corrective lenses appropriate for a patient.

If an examination indicates that corrective lenses are appropriate, the prescriber generally provides the patient with an eyewear prescription at the conclusion of the exam. In the United States, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) requires eyewear prescribers to give each patient a copy of their prescription, immediately following the concluding exam, even if the patient doesn't ask for a copy.

The parameters specified on spectacle prescriptions vary, but typically include the power to which each lens should be made in order to correct blurred vision due to refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. It is typically determined using a phoropter asking the patient which lens is best, computer automated refractor, and through the technique of retinoscopy. Opticians are not eye doctors and, therefore, are not licensed to write an eyeglass prescription. A dispensing optician will take a prescription written by an optometrist (also known as an ophthalmic optician) or ophthalmologist and order and/or assemble the frames and lenses to then be dispensed and sold to the patient.  

Non Prescription Sunglasses

Nonprescription sunglasses are universally popular, whether you are a celebrity in search of the latest fashion statement or an outdoor worker who needs the ultimate in sun and UV protection.

Choices of frames and lenses in this category are almost endless. You often have the option of having your regular eyeglass prescription incorporated into a sunglass frame. But many designer sunglasses that can be purchased "over-the-counter" are called "plano," which means without prescription.

While shopping for just the right sunglasses, you'll find many options in styling, designer name and frame materials.  

Prescription Sunwear

If you have a vision problem that requires corrective prescription eyewear, you have several choices when it comes to sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually any lens prescription, including bifocal and progressive lens options.

These types of sunglasses also can help you if you need reading glasses only or if you wear contact lenses to correct only your distance vision and still need that additional boost for reading.



Contact Lenses

Do you wear glasses? If so, you may not realize what contact lenses can offer you. Contact lenses are worn right on the eye for a more natural vision without obstructing your view or causing reflections like a pair of glasses could do.





Advanced Eyewear provides eyeglasses and sun glasses repair. We use the most up to date technology and our highly skilled technicians can find a solution for almost any broken eyeglass frame situation. Common repairs can be done within a few hours. These include, but are not limited to; Laser welding of Titanium frames, Soldering of all other metal frame parts, fixing broken hinge and replacing temples (the arms that go behind your ears). In addition to our repair service we offer a wide range of premade Clip-on and fit-over sunglasses for your prescription glasses. We also can make custom clip-ons that will work for almost any frame. Advanced Eyewear also carries a large selection of Magnifiers and Low Vision Aids.  



Our optician will adjust your eyeglass frames for you when you first purchase them, but you may find it necessary to make other small adjustments on your own as time goes by.  If you have any questions about your eyeglasses or sunglasses always feel free to call our trained staff, we are always available to help you.