Same Day Glasses
Our eye practices in University Village, Hyde Park, South Loop, and Wicker Park all offer the unique benefit of same-day services. Not sure what that means? We’re happy to expound.
Essentially, you can come into any of our locations for your eye exam, receive a correct prescription and leave the same day with a new or newly updated pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses. (This applies to most prescription types.) Whether you’re nearby in the Greater Chicago area or traveling from Skokie or even the northern suburbs, you’ll have the option of receiving your new eyewear on the same day.
We are able to provide this benefit by hosting a full-service, in-house laboratory at each of our office locations. Our labs boast the most advanced finishing technology, and each one is stocked with a variety of premium coated lenses. Our labs also contain specialty lens materials so we can take care of your more complex prescription needs if necessary.
Because our lenses are being prepared in-house, they aren’t subject to the occasional mistake or misreading of your prescription that can occur in other practices who send their prescriptions out. And most importantly, all of our lenses are finished with the quality standard that Dr. Satti Sarai or Dr. Mona Snood prescribed for you. Schedule an appointment now!
So drop by the office nearest to you and get your new lenses today!
Why Should I Buy Eyeglasses From My Optometrist?
In recent years a trend has developed in the eyecare world to consider buying eyeglasses from online stores rather than the traditional method of ordering through your trusted eye care professional. These sites may claim that they offer “not-to-be-beat” prices and convenient to-your-door delivery, but the disadvantages of ordering online are much more significant than any apparent advantage they claim to provide. The truth is that there are many aspects of customer service and accurate filling of prescriptions in which your trusted family optometrist is far superior to any online service. Below are outlined some of the major advantages of purchasing from your trusted eyecare professional.
The Myth of Online Savings
Many online retailers boast of low prices and great deals that you are supposedly unable to get when ordering from your optometrist. The truth is that, most of the time while the price on some online sites initially appear to save you money, they often will cost you more money than if you order from your eye doctor’s office. Many eye doctors maintain special relationships with eyeglasses manufacturers that allow them special deals and savings which they are then able to pass on to their patients. These often take the form of special rebates for patients, which eye doctors are often happy to send in on their patient’s behalf, allowing the doctor to cut costs for their patients at the bottom-line. Online services are often unaware of these rebates or require you to redeem them on your own in order to save money on your eyeglasses.
Personal Relationships and Expertise
To an online store, you are a faceless consumer. To your trusted eye care professional, you are a patient in their care. The aim of the online store is to sell you a product. The aim of your eye doctor is to help you look and see your best, and safeguard your long term eye health and visual comfort. Part of fulfilling this role is maintaining a personal relationship with each and every patient. The same cannot be said about online retailers.
Your eye doctor goes to great lengths not only to measure your exact prescription, but also to take into consideration things such as your face shape, the way your lenses will look and feel with certain frames, and what size and type of frame will be most comfortable and provide you with the best vision.
Your eye doctor will also consider where each type of frame will sit on your face, which influences what part of the lens your eyes will be looking through. This is especially important with bifocals, in which an improper positioning of the lens in front of the eye can make proper viewing through the different vision zones especially difficult or impossible.
A professional, trained and educated eye doctor with whom you have a personal relationship is more likely to fill the prescription correctly the first time, and fix it if there is a mistake, than an online retailer whose training is customer service or sales-oriented, and with whom you share no personal connection beyond their desire to sell you their products.