I recently began wearing glasses. After a visit with the optometrist I was given a prescription for a small add on reading and although not necessary, I could benefit from a small correction in distance. I could go either reading glasses or bifocals/progressive. I decided to jump in with both feet and went to the big box eyeglass shop next door and got standard shop progressives. After 3 weeks, I cried Uncle! The peripheral blur and swim effect was not something I could get used to. I got prescription reading glasses and went down that road. I have a desk job and although readers work great at my computer, going to meetings, the bathroom, or to have a conversation meant taking off my readers. After a few months of constantly taken them off and putting them back on I decided there had to be a better solution!
I found the world of quality progressives from companies like Hoya, Zeiss, and Varilux and after quite a bit of research decided on Varilux. I found North Austin Optical in the list of local dealers, among a few others, and began researching a local optician. My research yielded that Myron might be the guy for me and was he ever! He took a great deal of time to help me assess my situation and fitted me for a very nice pair of Varilux progressives. I have adapted wonderfully to my new progressives and could not be happier.
Myron is a one man operation. He helps you with frames, he talks to you about your options, he fits you, he grinds down the lab lenses, he does everything there. Probably even takes out the trash himself! I think this is a big benefit. He adjusted where my progressive add begins because of a trend he saw as I tried on frames. I wear my frames a bit lower on my nose than most folks, so he changed the spot where the progressive begins accordingly.
Myron runs the type of local business that is part of the reason so many folks prefer to deal with smaller local shops. Personal, experienced, and professional attention!