Posts Tagged ‘glasses’

Recycle Your Old Eyeglasses

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

1717642_srecycleWith Earth Day fresh on everyone’s mind, we wanted to give a reminder that we continue to collect used eyewear.  If you happen to have an unwanted pair of eyeglasses lying around, here are 3 reasons to consider donating them at Gray Family Vision.

1.  Be Green

Avoid contributing your old eyewear to the local landfill.

2.  Feel Good

The glasses we collect are used by those less fortunate in other countries.

3.  Save $$

Donate an unwanted pair of glasses and buy (without insurance) a complete pair of glasses with anti-reflective coating and we will give you a discount;  $25 off single vision or $50 off progressive/no line bifocal.

Have a pair of glasses you would like to recycle?  Schedule an appointment with an optometrist at Gray Family Vision today.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

FDA Alert: Foreign Glasses May Be Substandard

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Glasses imported into the United States must meet minimum impact resistant standards.    A recent sample of children’s sunglasses found that nearly every lens failed impact testing and another sample of adult glasses had a 38% rate of failure.  This data mirrors a study published in September 2012 issue of Optometry: Journal of the American Optometic Association that found that 45% of internet glasses failed to meet prescription or safety standards.  A complete list of the companies in question can be found here.

Need a quality pair of eyeglasses fast?  Learn about our same day glasses service here.

I Wish I Could See Like Superman…

Monday, March 14th, 2011


Have you or someone you know had trouble adapting to progressive lens in the past?  It may be time to try a new easy to adapt to digital lens.  Free form digital lenses are the latest design improvement for progressive eyeglasses. With computer aided design, free form digital lenses combine information from corneal mapping, subjective refraction, selected frame size, and fitting geometry.  An ideal progressive lens is then computer determined on a point by point basis until a final prescription is produced that can most closely match an ideal lens.

Design Differences:

  • Designed in “real time” and customized to an ideal prescription.
  • Prescription customized for selected frame.
  • Customized for individual frame fitting geometry
  • Fits nearly any selected frame, even small styles.
  • Back-side progressive optics.

Advantages of free form digital lenses:

  • Wider field of vision (up to 50%)
  • Reduced distortion
  • Less image magnification leading to less dizziness (25%reduction)
  • Easier adaption

Learn more about free form digital lenses and schedule an appointment today. Gray Family Vision has two greater Portland Maine locations to serve you in Gray and Windham.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.