The first eyeglasses are generally thought to have been made in Italy in the 13th century at the beginning of the renaissance. Eyeglasses are now an everyday item but they have to be one of mans greatest inventions. Most people require vision correction at sometime during their lives and many require it for all of their life. It is hard to imagine that we could have made the same technological and social progress over the last few centuries if the majority of the population had not been able to see well enough to read or navigate. First and foremost glasses are a utilitarian device that help you see. You certainly do not need the latest trendy frames to be able to see well. However, there is no single piece of clothing or jewellery that suggests a persons character or style the way that eyeglasses do. When we interact with people we look at their face and in particular their eyes. Eyeglasses frame the eyes.
Your persona, whether hipster or scholar , conservative or trend setter, flamboyant or cool, is revealed and defined by your glasses.
As a service to our patients we carry a large selection of designer frames (a few of which are indicated) that will allow you to chose a style that best reflects and define your individual style. Identical frames and lenses purchased from an optical chain or boutique are generally much more expensive due to the retail mark-up.