We LOVE this question! Try going to your pharmacist and asking 'how much are drugs?' Do you see the irony in this? With so many products available, consumers need to compare 'apples to apples.' What dictates the price of glasses is prescription, lens style, lens materials, lens options, frame style, and frame manufacturer. IC Optics does not charge a fee to consult with clients and give you prices.There are also no 'high pressure' sales at IC Optics. All you need is your prescription, an appointment with one of our opticians, and we'd love to help you create your next pair of eyewear.
QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY!!!! IC Optics is a family owned retail optical store. Our reputation is a critical element of our continued success, so we pride ourselves in bringing in the best products at reasonable prices for our clients. We want to make glasses for you and your family for your lifetime, not just once.
Optical chain stores depend on ‘high volume’ in order to have success. They want their clients ‘in and out’ of their store in order to sell to the next person. They bring in lesser quality products, markup their prices, and then give you a so-called discount off the top.
It all boils down to a difference in quality, and if clients compare the prices of the products available at IC Optics, they will find the IC Optics prices their products competitively, but chances are they are not the same products available at a chain store.
Anti-reflective lens finishes, also known as A/R, are coatings applied to a lens that allows more light to transmit through the lens. When you wear your glasses, you do lose some visible light available to you from surface reflections. A/R will minimize those reflections, creating better visual acuity because you have a clearer window to look through.
Clients are most likely to notice the visual benefits in low light situations (i.e. driving at night) or in intense artificial lighting (i.e. fluorescent lighting). Another benefit is that people looking at you can see your eyes more clearly through your lenses.
Just like frames and lenses, there is a difference in the coatings that are available. Look for A/R coatings that the manufacturer will warranty for 2 years. These coatings are generally more durable and will hold up over time.
Thinner lenses are possible. Certain lens shapes and high index lens materials will provide for thinner lenses.
For sunglasses, look for lenses that absorb 100% of UVA, UVB, and 97% of blue-light. IC Optics offers prescription and non-prescription sun wear that does just that.
As for the computer, it’s the high energy blue light that you want to protect your eyes from. This light is part of the visible light spectrum and is emitted from computers, televisions, tablets, smartphones, some overhead light sources, and sunlight. There are lens coatings and materials available that will protect your eyes from harmful blue light. These are also available in prescription and non-prescription for kids and adults.
Our products are already offered at very competitive prices. We’ve taken price haggling out of the equation because time is money, and we’d rather spend the time you have in our office finding the right eyewear for you. IC Optics does offer a 10% discount on a complete pair of eyewear to Senior Citizens (65+). If a second pair of glasses are purchased within 30 days of the first pair, a 20% discount is offered on the less expensive of the two pairs. IC Optics also offers frame and lens promotions throughout the year.
We are providers for Medicare and some Medicaid plans. If you have an eyewear benefit through your insurance, please call the insurance company and ask if you have an ‘out-of-network’ option. This means that you may go wherever you want for your glasses, you will pay that office directly, and you will submit the receipt to your insurance provider. Any reimbursement would go directly to you, the cardholder. Even if you don’t have an ‘out-of-network’ option, don’t rule out IC Optics. Call and make and appointment with us for a free consultation. You may find you may get a more for your money from us than by using your insurance.
Use lukewarm water to rinse both sides of the lenses. It is safe to use a mild dish detergent like Joy. Avoid hand soaps, anything with additives, or any harsh chemicals on your lenses. Dry lenses with an untreated tissue, toilet paper or a soft cloth. Avoid drying with paper towels, puffs plus, or any cloths laundered with a fabric softener.