Behind the Scenes: eye-bar Opticians

eye-bar opticians are the key to the perfect set of eye glasses. Sure, they have a lot of fun picking out frames that look good on you, but so much work goes on behind the scenes to get you the glasses you’ll love.

When you try on frames, their minds are busy considering how it looks (nose, ears, browline, skin tone, eye colour) and how the frames will fit into your lifestyle. After seeing your prescription, they’ll determine the most appropriate lens type (thinness, coatings, etc.) and the frame styles that can accommodate the lenses. All of these considerations ensure the most attractive finished product.

Once your frame and lenses are selected, measurements are recorded to ensure the lens is perfectly aligned with your pupil, where the optimal visual correction happens. This becomes especially important for progressive lens wearers. Progressive lenses may require several other measurements, taking into consideration your life and work style.

eye-bar opticians work like lens brokers when it comes to finding what’s best for you. They have expertise in every brand, lens material, and the latest technologies. With all of these choices available to them, they find the right lenses based on your personal needs. They accurately relay all of this important information to our labs where your lenses are created and properly mounted in your frames. After eye-bar’s final inspection, our opticians call you with the good news that your new glasses are in!

When you come to pick up your glasses, your eye-bar optician makes final adjustments and provides you with care and maintenance instructions based on the materials in your specific pair of glasses. Don’t forget you can stop in any time for a complimentary professional cleaning!

Cleaning your eyeglasses is easy!

When you get your new glasses from eye-bar, we’ll tell you how to properly clean them at home. In case you’re too busy staring at the new you in the mirror to remember what we said, here’s what Luke recommends for cleaning your glasses at home. Do this at least 3 times a week for best results. 

  1. Fill a container with tap water and add a drop of dish detergent (nothing antibacterial as that will damage the coatings). 
  2. Submerge the entire frame in the solution and leave for a few minutes. Some exceptions: If frame has any crystals, leather, wood, or horn, do not leave submerged. Just dip them in the solution. The crystals are most likely glued and the glue will be weakened if they have extended contact with water.
  3. Finally, take the frame out of the solution and dry with microfiber cloth (no need to rinse).

Remember to hand wash a microfiber cloth in the sink with plain dish detergent – softeners and anti-static agents in laundry detergent remain in the cloth, ruining its effectiveness and (more importantly) damaging the lens coatings when you wipe your glasses dry.

And next time you’re in the eye-bar neighbourhood: Don’t forget that we do complimentary cleaning on frames we sell for the life of the frame!