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5 Services Opticals Provide For Better Vision

When people need new glasses, they go to the eye doctor for a check-up. Then, they take a trip to the optical. Opticals provide services to help people find the right glasses for their needs. However, every optical is different and can offer different services. Here are the top five services that opticals provide and how they help you find the right glasses or contacts for your needs.

Choosing Frames

Opticals help people choose the right glasses by starting with the frames. There is more than just a style choice to be made. Not all frames can fit every style of lens, and opticals help people find the right frame for the lens that they need.

Some people like to wear glasses with frames that are thick at the ends. Others prefer more slender frames. Other people want a pair of glasses that has a specific pattern or color such as pink, blue, brown, or black. Staff members help you choose what kind of glasses fit your personal style while providing the functional benefits that you need.


Opticals also make adjustments to the glasses if they do not fit well. They may need to adjust the distance between your lenses to make your glasses fit properly. Then, they may put your glasses in a special machine that will help you adjust the lenses.

These little changes can make a big difference in how well your glasses work for you. Comfort should not be underestimated, especially if you wear your glasses all day. The angle of the lenses also has to be just right to be effective. A skilled optical technician can make all of the necessary adjustments using specialized machines.

Custom Lenses

Opticals also can customize or make new lenses for your current glasses. They can create bolder lenses or add extra features such as flocking or crystal clear coating to the lenses. If you have glasses that you like but need new lenses, finding an optical that can replace lenses is important. Not all opticals can do this though since it takes specialized skills to copy and replace aged lenses.

Ordering Assistance

If the optical does not have what you need, there is a strong chance that they can order it for you. Most opticals do not keep a full complement of products in the store since there are so many options. So, they usually do not have everything that they need. However, they have the necessary machines to make high-quality lenses for everyone. This allows them to make and order products that you need so that you can get what you want.

Repair Services

A broken pair of glasses is a serious problem for many people. They end up with a useless pair of glasses and have to go back to the eye doctor or optical for help. Instead of purchasing a whole new pair, repairs can help you fix a broken set of glasses at a low cost.

The right optical in Tampa can make your experience with glasses more enjoyable. The Florida Eye Center works with Center Optical in Tampa to help patients get the eye care that they need. Work with us to improve your eye health.

To schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist at the Florida Eye Center or to work with Center Optical to find the right eyewear for you, please call us at (813) 602-7336, or fill out the request form here to request an appointment.

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