We Hope You Enjoy Your New Glasses
We hope you enjoy your new glasses and the clearer vision, as well as the comfort and style of your frame. All of these factors are important for you to be happy and comfortable with your new glasses. The initial adjustment that we just performed is good on about 80% to 90% of our patients. If this is not true for you, it would be best for you to come back in three or four days to have the finalized adjustment. Please come back before you have any redness or sores. It will take just a minute, so do not hesitate to call and make an appointment for the adjustment.
Most patients will enjoy their new clear vision. Sometimes, however, with a prescription change, it will take some time to re adapt to how clear things are or how things appear through your new lenses. If you have any concerns adapting to your glasses after two weeks, please do not hesitate to call and Dr. Baron will be glad to re evaluate the situation.
Your glasses are probably worn more than any other article that you wear (shoes, hats, clothing, etc.), so they will probably take more use and abuse than anything else. Because of this, it is advisable to come in every six to twelve months to have them re adjusted so they are comfortable and straight. Having your glasses straight and level is extremely important for all prescriptions, but especially so for bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses.
If you have glass or plastic photochromatic/Tansitions lenses, give them a few days before you can expect the lenses to darken. The photochromic element has to be activated, which takes several times out in the bright sunlight. The more the glasses are worn outside, the faster and darker the lenses will become. The screws that are used to hold the temples and the lenses in place will become loose periodically so be sure to check them. When they become loose, bring them in to be tightened. Screws will loosen with temperature changes from indoors to outdoors, from vibrations and from general movements.
For those patients who have scratch or Anti-Reflective coated lenses, do not use any ammonia-based products on your lenses; it eventually eats away the coatings. Think of your Anti-Reflective coated lenses as if they were a camera lens; they need to be cleaned with care. Please remember to rinse them with water or lens cleaner to get all the dust and dirt off, and then wipe them very carefully with a soft cotton cloth such as an old T-shirt or handkerchief. If you try any other cleaning method you will risk scratching your lenses, and then there is no way to eliminate these scratches. NO PAPER PRODUCTS, like toilet tissue, paper towels or Kleenex! THEY SCRATCH LENSES.