I remember this day, a year ago, I fabricated, made, created my first pair of eyeglasses!!! A visual aid that can and will help someone see the world more clearly. How amazing is that??? The most amazing part of it all is the moment a person puts on their new eyewear and looks around the room, out the window, at their parents, the smile they give, that sense of knowing they can see, melts my heart. You know you did your job when you can say you helped a person see!!!
My name is Michele and I am finishing my degree to become a Licensed Optician. I am asked all the time, “What is an Optician?”, “What do they do?”, “Where do they work?” It goes way beyond helping you pick out a beautiful frame that enhances your style and compliments your facial features. I'll give you my interpretation: In the most basic terms, an optician is an eye care professional that interprets prescriptions that are written by optometrists and ophthalmologists to provide clients with eye educating the patient about the products available that can enhance their vision.
Another important role an Optician play in the optical world is frame adjustments. It may sound like a minimal duty, but it actually is more like an art form. Keeping your frame in alignment can help you more than you may think.
Here are 4 tips on why you should keep your glasses in alignment:
1. Keeping your balance
For some people, with certain prescriptions, an uneven frame can lead to not seeing clearly through the lenses. Which can make some people vision off balance.
2. Keeping your frame well-adjusted can help your eyeglasses last longer.
Better and more frequent simple adjustments can keep the frame sturdy.
3. Will keep you looking your best.
Who wants to walk around in public with a beautiful pair of glasses crooked across their face?
4. Keeps you from wanting to do it yourself.
By stopping in and letter the professional adjust your glasses the correct way, it will stop you from making a rash decision attempting to do it yourself and chance breaking them. Eyeglasses can be delicate if you do not use the correct tools and techniques.
You have probably encountered an Optician and you did not even know it. But rest assure, we have cleaned your lenses, adjusted your glasses, suggested treatments that can enhance your visual needs, helped you pick out the perfect frame and maybe even fixed a pair of glasses that you though were beyond repair and no longer can wear! Remember an Optician is here to help you with all your visual needs including adjustments. Come in and see us!
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