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65 Raymond Road
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West Hartford, CT 06107
Brian Mann, OD PC
Independent Doctor of Optometry
Call (203) 557-8440 to schedule an eye exam
Prescription glasses online are made by combining an eyeglass frame with a prescription lens. You can build make-it-yourself prescription glasses online at Eyeglasses.com. First, choose a pair of eyeglasses. Then, add prescription lenses to the glasses frame. Voila! Prescription glasses online. Choosing prescription lenses is easy at Eyeglasses.com when you use our Lens Wizard. The Lens Wizard guides you through the process of finding the prescription lens online that is best for your needs. Most eyeglasses frames are unisex, meaning that they can be worn by men or by women. We have put together a selection of prescription glasses frames here that we like. If you would like a larger selection, try browsing by brand, or by going to our advanced search feature.
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For those of us who need eyewear to either see up close or in the distance, we would be hard put to function efficiently without prescription glasses. Are you wearing prescription glasses specifically for the computer to read this page on Eyeglasses.com? Would you even be able to see anything without your prescription eye glasses? Imagine life without your prescription eyewear for a year, a week, a day or even an hour. We are fortunate to live in a world where access to prescription eyeglasses is relatively easy and affordable. And Eyeglasses.com wants to make it even easier.
Although histories mention Assyrians whose empire extended through parts of Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, using polished crystals to magnify objects as far back as 700 B.C., the first wearable pair of eyeglasses were made sometime during the 1300’s in Italy. During the Age of Enlightenment Roger Bacon, in the 1400’s wrote about the many characteristics of lenses and their magnification properties. It is believed that his observations provided the foundation for the science and technology that has ultimately led to many different kinds of lenses that help correct vision defects. Other historical figures that advanced eyewear technology are Benjamin Franklin who suffered from both myopia and presbyopia and most likely invented bifocals, the British astronomer George Airy who constructed the first lenses for correcting astigmatism, an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens, and Edward Scarlett who may have invented eyewear held by what we call temples passing over the ears, although at the time his designs were not very popular!
Today, prescription glasses remain popular even though many people who have vision problems can choose as alternatives to wearing eyeglasses contact lenses or undergo laser corrective eye surgery. Even with these options, many people still prefer eyeglasses. Since prescription glasses are a meeting of fashion and a medical necessity, the market place for prescription glasses and sunglasses seems to just keep on expanding. It used to be that the only place you could purchase new prescription glasses was at an optician or eyeglasses store. With your eye prescription in hand you would walk into the store, select your glasses frame, and come back several days to a week later to pick them up after the lenses had been ground by optical laboratory technicians to the optometrist requirements and to the size and shape of the frame. The price for new glasses frames and glasses in retail stores is not cheap and can easily become quite expensive particularly if you select a “designer” eyewear frames and /or want bifocals or trifocals, or have particularly difficult prescription requirements.
With the advent of the internet, you now do not need to take a trip to the eyewear store to chose glasses frames and get your prescription lenses, nor pay the higher prices. With a prescription from your optometrist you can now buy prescription glasses online at Eyeglasses.com. Our selection is so broad it is mind boggling in its scope and options. We make it easy for you to select your frames with designs that vary from classical, to sporty styles, from retro to modern in numerous sizes and shapes. The prescription lenses we offer at Eyeglasses.com are from Essilor, the world's largest and best quality lens laboratory. Remember to also have your “PD” Pupillary Distance measurement when you place your order at Eyeglasses.com. Ask your eye doctor to write down your Pupillary Distance measurement after your eye exam.
Browse through the Eyeglasses.com website for your regular day glasses, computer glasses, reading glasses, and prescription sunglasses. You will find the perfect pair of prescription eyewear at Eyeglasses.com.