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Frequently Asked Questions about the Optical Shop

Will I weaken my eyes by wearing glasses?
No. You should wear whatever prescription is determined to be correct for your eyes. You will not harm your eyes if you do not wear your glasses, and you will also not harm yourself if you do use your glasses. The notion that wearing glasses weakens your eyes derives from the common observation that people who begin to use reading glasses typically need to increase the strength of the prescription after a period of a few years. This need for added strength results from a naturally occurring age-related change in the lens of the eye. It is natural to need stronger reading glasses at age 60 compared to age 40 years.

Do you accept vision insurance?
We accept Medicare, MassHealth and Workers Compensation Insurance.

How long does it take to get my glasses?
Often we can make single vision glasses the same day, depending on your prescription. Bifocals have to be ordered from a lens manufacturer, and can take a few days to a couple of weeks to arrive.

What are your hours?
We are open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. No appointment is necessary.