A few weeks ago I told you about the new LensCrafters Accufit™ Digital Measurement System and Virtual Mirror and LensCrafters was kind enough to send me a gift certificate to purchase glasses so I could try out the new features first hand. So, with gift card in-hand, I went to my local LensCrafters, in the Newpark Mall, to see what the Accufit™ Digital Measurement System was all about. I was greeted by Nicole the manager and Pooja an optician, two of the nicest, most helpful associates I have ever met.
The Eye Exam
To get the full experience I started off with an eye exam. The preliminary tests were run by Pooja and then I went in to see Dr. Chadha. It was one of the best eye exams I’ve had. It was just as thorough as the one my current eye doctor gives me but completed in half the time (I’ve been meaning to switch doctors because his exams would go on, and on, and on). Not only did the exam take half the time but Dr. Chadha actually explained more to me than my current doctor. She went over all of the test results, went over eye health and best practices. Dr. Chadha concluded the exam with giving me my prescription and suggesting the best lenses for my eyes.
I was really excited about being selected by LensCrafters to get a pair of glasses because LensCrafters carries CHANEL. So yes, if you know me, you know that I walked straight to the Chanel section and picked out a few styles. I went with what I know I like – tortoise frames – but with different accents – bows, chain with leather and quilting pattern. Nicole was nice enough to bring me a pair of Tiffany red frames since she knew I was considering stepping out of my comfort zone and trying on some red frames.
After trying on a few pairs, Pooja and I concluded that round and cat-eye styles don’t work on me. More angular styles like square and rectangles work better with my features. Thankfully LensCrafters had the Virtual Mirror feature to help me narrow down my choices. The Virtual Mirror is a camera that takes a picture of you with a pair of glasses and you can compare up to 4 photos of yourself with glasses. Using the Virtual Mirror definitely cut the amount of time down that I spent trying glasses on because I could see clearly which ones I liked and which I didn’t.
I finally decided on a pair of Chanel tortoise shell frames that are shaped a bit like Ray Ban Wayfarer with an embossed quilted pattern on the arms. I love these frames. The reason I always opt for tortoise frames is because they work on me! Black is too severe and I didn’t find the right red frames to make me leave my tortoise habit. I’m also pretty loyal to Chanel when it comes to eyewear and my new frames are the perfect mix of nerdy chic. I can’t wait to wear them!
Pooja used the LensCrafters Accufit™ Digital Measurement System to accurately determine where my eyes would see through the lenses. By using the computerized Accufit™ Digital Measurement System the fitting was over before I knew it. Then I selected my lenses and was informed that my glasses would be protected by the One-Year Eyewear Protection Plan at no charge…so if the Tiny Dancer gets a hold of my new glasses, I can replace them just for $100.
I had a great experience at LensCrafters and I want to thank Nicole, Pooja and Dr. Chadha for taking such great care of me. Getting a new pair of glasses is a great way to update your look. Whether you go for something new, or something you know you love, glasses are the first accessory people will notice – so make sure you get something worthy of that honor!
LensCrafters offers a clearly different optical experience by helping you find your perfect pair of eyeglasses that allows you to see 5x clearer.
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.