Purchasing a pair of eyeglasses is easy. What's difficult is procuring eyewear that is best suited for you from both a technical and cosmetic standpoint. The services of experienced, licensed opticians are extremely important to insure your prescription is accurately filled and mounted in a frame that is property fit and adjusted. If you have special needs, be sure to tell our opticians. They are experts in their field and can often solve those "impossible" problems.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires eye doctors to give you your eyeglass prescription, at no cost, immediately after an eye exam that includes refraction. With prescription in hand, you can shop for eyeglasses just as you would for other health-related products and services, looking for the best quality at the best price.
But this is where it becomes sticky. When shopping for eyeglasses, be sure to compare identical products. Often eyeglass shoppers are drawn in by the "buy-one-get-one-free," "50% off," or "$50.00 coupon" promotions, only later to find they actually paid more than normal retail price for the items! We encourage everyone to shop for the best price; however, you must consider quality and service after the sale. One final point regarding price shopping: Be sure to ask about the dispensers' qualifications, many are inexperienced salesclerks rather than professional opticians.
Children’s Vision Screening
Amblyopia (a disruption in the normal vision learning process) is blinding approximately 3% of Tennessee children. Amblyopia is curable if treatment starts early enough. The opticians at 20/20 Optical are working with the Sevierville Lions Club and the Vanderbilt Eye Hospital to provide free vision screening for all Sevier County children ages six months to five years. This test uses the MTI Photoscreener that provides instant photographs of the child's eye. No physical contact is made and eye drops are not necessary.
Call 865-453-2025 for a group or individual appointment.