Our optical shop, located at our Boston office, features the latest styles and top brand names in designer frames and contact lenses. Our licensed opticians are highly experienced and are eager to assist you with all of your eyewear needs. Come and browse or schedule your eye exam today!
We carry all the latest styles and most popular brands, including Armani, Burberry, Coach, Prada, Ray-Ban, Wayfarer and more.
Below is a partial list of some of the contact lens brands OCB carries. Please contact our optical shop for the full list:
- Acuvue Oasys
- Air Optix
- Air Optix Colors
- Bausch & Lomb
- Coopervision Biofinity
Caring for Your Eyewear
Properly maintaining and caring for your eyewear will help keep your vision clear, extend the life of your investment and – in the long run – keeps money in your wallet!
Eyewear Care Tips
- Eyeglass lens cleaning solution paired with an optically approved, microfiber cleaning cloth is a great way to clean your lenses. Be certain that the solution is approved for use with anti-reflective lenses and coatings.
- Rinse lenses under warm, running water. This will remove any sandy/gritty debris that might be dragged across the surface of the lenses during the cleaning process that would potentially scratch your lenses. Never wipe a dry lens!
- Be certain to keep optically approved, microfiber cleaning cloths clean as they do trap dirt and need to be laundered or replaced regularly. Microfiber cloths can be hand washed or laundered on the gentle cycle in the washing machine. Do not use fabric softener or other additives.
- Avoid using cotton cloths, clothing, tissues or kleenex to wipe your lenses. Natural fibers have small particles that can easily scratch your lenses and “fog” the lenses over time.
- An anti-reflective lens facilitates the removal of smudges, dust, dirt, and fingerprints. Please note however, that fingerprints and smudges may appear more visible when they are present due to the clarity of the surface of these lenses.
- Always store eyeglasses in a protective case. It is never advisable to store eyeglasses in an automobile, especially in warmer climates as it can do permanent damage to the lenses and frame.
To keep your eyeglasses fitting properly, have them adjusted by an Optician periodically. If you bend your frames, don’t try to bend them back. Doing so could cause more damage, or worse, break them. Bring them to us for an assessment.
Caring for Your Contact Lenses
While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include:
- Use of extended-wear lenses;
- Reduced tear exchange under the lens;
- Environmental factors;
- Poor hygiene.
The single best way to avoid eye infections is to follow proper lens care guidelines as prescribed by your eye care professional, as well as the list of “Dos and Don’ts” below.
- Handle your lenses with fingertips; avoid contact with fingernails.
- If you use hair spray, apply it before inserting lenses.
- If you wear make-up, apply it after inserting your lenses.
- Contact lenses should be cleaned and disinfected daily, or after each wearing period. Clean and disinfect one lens at a time in lens solution.
- If lenses are not worn on a daily basis, they should be stored in the lens case and disinfected before use.
- Soft contact lenses and the contact lens case should be replaced frequently.
- Store all contact lens solutions at room temperature (59°-86° F)
- Never re-use lens solution.
- Do not use saline to soak lenses, or soap and water.
- Do not use eye drops or solutions not intended for contact lens use.
- Do not use eye medication except under medical supervision.
- Do not wear contact lenses while working in the presence of irritating vapors or fumes.
- Do not use make-up in the inner margins of the eyelids.
- Do not allow soaps, cosmetics or other chemical substances to come into contact with your lenses.
- Do not touch solution bottle tips to any surface; this can cause contamination.