At some point in our lives, we will most probably require some form of optical correction. It may be early on in life for myopia (short-sightedness) or later on for presbyopia (reading difficulties).
The most common form of optical correction is via Glasses. Glasses are slowly becoming a norm for most patients and with the recent flurry of retro styles hitting the market, more and more patients are feeling more confident in wearing their glasses.
According to the College of Optometrists, 43% of people surveyed thought that glasses made someone look more intelligent and as a result, about 40% would consider wearing clear lens glasses that they don’t need in order to get ahead at work and look more fashionable.
Following on from your eye examination at Elcott Opticians in Luton, you may require glasses or contact lenses to assist you with vision. Research by the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FODO) found that 93% of corrective eyewear sold is for spectacles, which demonstrates that despite past negative feelings, glasses are still king for those who require help with their vision.
The College of Optometrists recommend that spectacles be dispensed where the eyes are examined. You should be aware that if you separate prescribing and supply, any problems you may have with your new glasses can be more difficult to resolve. At Elcott Opticians, we are unique because the qualified Optometrist also carries out the dispensing of the spectacles, in addition to examining your eyes. That means you get the full expert advice from the beginning of your consultation, right up until the collection of your spectacles.
Most community practices like Elcott Opticians have a range of spectacles to suit every budget, so it needn’t be expensive to get a pair which fits you well and through which you can see clearly and comfortably. Not only do we dispense spectacles professionally, we also ensure that the frame fits you properly; ensuring that the lenses are positioned correctly and also providing an aftercare service that will cover minor repairs and adjustments which may be needed throughout the life of your spectacles.
So if you’re looking to update your glasses and you live in Luton or the surrounding area, why not contact an already established Opticians located conveniently in Luton town centre. We have the skill and expertise to recommend the best type of frames and lenses to suit your lifestyle and needs. Even if you don’t need glasses but haven’t had your eyes tested recently, why not book an eye examination? You may be eligible for help from the NHS for costs related to the eye examination or spectacles (if required).