I thought I’d take some time to go into detail about what I do here at Specs, the details involved in ordering glasses from us.
I don’t have an optometrist here, so your first step is to get an eye exam – which is important for your eye health as well. I have a good relationship with many in the area, so grateful for their kind support.
A few doctors in North County:
Dr. Chaffe – (805)466-4877 https://www.drchaffe.com/, his office is conveniently right around the corner from me in a cute mid-century bungalow across from Sunken Gardens.
Primary Eyecare – (805)466-3777 http://primaryeyecareslo.com/. Any of the doctors are fabulous and they are located on Morro Road. I used to work there back in the early 2000s.
For those of you in Paso Robles, I recommend Dr. Major or Kudija at Optometric Care Associates, https://www.oca2020.com/team/dr-douglas-l-major/ – actually where I started out in optical as an 18 yr old!
So, you’ve had your exam, now the fun part! Call, email or message me on social media to schedule a time to pick out frames! You are also welcome to walk in anytime and if I’m helping someone, you can browse around or relax while you wait for me, in a comfy chair with a coffee or sparkling water.
If you have your RX, bring it with you or I’m happy to call your doctor and have it faxed over. I will take a look at it, as well as look at your facial features and we will have fun finding frames that fit well, work ideally with your prescription & lifestyle, and most importantly, look amazing. 😉 Once we’ve selected a frame, we will finalize lens styles & treatments. I will take multiple measurements which I will send to the lab with your RX to have lenses custom made for you. I am currently using Hoya, and their digital lens designs which will give you ultra clear vision and the biggest sweet spot of vision in your lenses.
Lenses typically take about 2 weeks to complete. When they arrive from the lab, I will make sure everything is made correctly. I use an instrument called a lensometer to verify your prescription is made as ordered by the doctor and I also check to make sure all the measurements are aligned. I check the lenses for flaws or scratches, I “bench adjust” the frame, making sure nothing is crooked and also looking the frame over to check for scratches or damage. I then clean the lenses, but will leave lens markings on so I can ensure it’s all in the right spot when I fit them on you.
Next up, your fitting! I will text you that they are ready and we will schedule an appointment to ensure you have my undivided attention to adjust your eyewear perfectly.