Welcome to our Optical Shop
For many years Maine Eye has been offering the services of an optical shop to our patients and to the public. As with all the services we provide, the quality of care you receive is our focus. Whether you need new eyeglasses for everyday living, new sunglasses, or protective eyewear, the Optical Shop’s opticians will spend time with you to help you choose eyewear that meets your needs and is best for you.
We invite you to visit Maine Eye’s optical shop after your appointment. We look forward to meeting you. Following is a list of frequently asked questions designed to assist you. We hope you find them helpful. We are also available by phone if you would like additional information.
What types of eyewear do you offer?
We offer a wide selection of eyeglass frames with over 600 traditional and designer styles. And our children’s eyewear selection is the largest in Southern Maine. In addition to eyeglasses, we offer sunglasses, sports eyewear, and safety glasses. If there is an item you are looking for that we do not have in stock, just let us know, and we’ll order it for you.
- Nike Eyewear
- Ray Bans
- Etina Barcelona
- Banana Republic
- Ted Baker
- Kate Spade
- Maui Jim
What is your warranty policy regarding eyeglass lenses and frames?
Maine Eye stands behind the quality of the eyeglasses provided by our Optical Shop. We are happy to provide the following warranty on eyeglass lenses and frames:
- A 45-day remake policy in the event your prescription needs to be altered in any way
- A 60-day remake policy in the event that you are unable to adapt to your new progressive (no-line bifocal) lenses.
- A 1-year replacement guarantee on your lenses in the event they become scratched.
- A 1-year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects in your frames. (Does not include discontinued frames)
Do I need scratch protection coating?
Scratch protection is extremely helpful, particularly on plastic lenses which tend to scratch more easily than glass lenses.
Why is ultraviolet (UV) coating important?
Just like the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun damages your skin it can also damage your eyes if you don’t protect them. UVA light rays affect the internal lens of the eye and UVB light rays are absorbed by the cornea, the front part of the eye. And though the sun is the most powerful source of UV radiation, the most significant exposure comes from the reflection of the sun on ground surfaces (snow, sand, concrete, water). By treating your eyeglasses and sunglasses with a UV protective coating you can reduce the exposure to your eye by up to 99%.
What help do anti-reflective coatings provide?
Anti-reflective coatings help reduce the reflection of light in your eyeglasses. In an office environment, overhead lighting and computer monitors create lots of reflections on the internal surface of your eyeglasses. Even the small amount of light in your car at night can cause significant reflections in your glasses. These types of reflections can make it difficult to see clearly and create eye strain. The anti-reflective coating offers eyeglass wearers less reflection and allows people to see more clearly.
What is a progressive lens?
Progressive lenses are also known as no-line bifocals. They allow you to see objects from near to far but without the obvious line on your eyeglasses.