This past Saturday I headed down to the Palm Springs area Lenscrafters to get a pair of glasses utilizing their new AccuFit measuring system. (If you haven’t seen my post detailing my crooked glasses woes, check it out here.) This was one Doctor visit I was happy to make, what other medical appointment do you leave with a parting gift? And a fashionable one at that!
But before fashion, there are the tests. Standard letter charts, as well as ones to measure everything from depth perception to color blindness. But thankfully, no more pupil dilation (hooray!).
These days Lenscrafters uses a machine called the Optomap which takes a 180 to 200 degree photo of the inside of your retina. I won’t drop too much science on you, but let’s just say that in addition to showing any serious eye issues you may be having, it can detect things like high blood pressure and diabetes. My inner geek was impressed.
Tests completed, now came the fun part – shopping for glasses! I was super impressed with the selection Lenscrafters had. So much so that I had a hard time deciding which frames I wanted.
There were three frames that really grabbed me. From the top of the above photo:
• Burberry frames that gratiate from grey to clear
• Prada tortoise shell beauties
• Versace frames in a killer blackened red shade
Here’s where AccuFit comes in. Normally, I’d try the potential frames on, making model faces at myself in the mirror for way longer than was probably comfortable for the Lenscrafter employee, and still not be sure I was making the right decision. But with AccuFit VirtualMirror, I got three realistic, side by side photos of myself so I could truly (and easily) decide which ones I looked best in. My helpful salesperson, Charra, confirmed my pick as her favorite too.
Once the winner was chosen Accufit’s Digital Measurement comes in for the one two punch. Five times more accurate than traditional measuring, it uses a CGI-like system of measurement that calculates things like your pupil distance, the distance between your eyes and the tilt of your glasses on your face. All to more accurately place your prescription in your lenses for clearer vision AND less waste while cutting them. (I thought your prescription filled the lenses, shows what I know!)
I have to say, I am thrilled with my choice. The whole process was easy, and really kind of fun. Try saying that after any other kind of Doctor visit. Come back Friday to see which ones I chose, I’ll make those model faces for you!
LensCrafters offers a clearly different optical experience by helping you find your perfect pair of eyeglasses. AccuFit Digital Measurement System allows for five times more precise digital measurements than traditional, manual methods for crisper, clearer vision.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by LensCrafters via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of LensCrafters.