Consulting Optical Shops are dedicated to offering superior service and quality eyewear at competitive prices with guaranteed 100% satisfaction. We are conveniently located adjacent to the offices of Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. within our Farmington and Glastonbury facilities, allowing for easy access to your eye care physicians and medical records. These full service optical shops offer frames for every budget, including a wide variety of designer eyewear, sunglasses, value frames and sports eyewear (including swim goggles and diving masks!). We also stock an assortment of readers, accessories and low vision aids.
Our shops are staffed by seven professional, licensed opticians with over 100 years of combined optical experience. Our skilled staff is ready to determine the best lenses for your visual needs, including the latest in optical and lens technology such as digital freeform progressive lenses. Our prices are competitive with other optical retailers in the area and we participate in many insurance plans as well as discounts for AAA and AARP membership. Consulting Optical also runs seasonal sales with discounts on frames and sunglasses. Keep an eye out for announcements of our sales on this website.
A: We offer superior quality and service at competitive prices and guarantee 100% satisfaction. We offer a wide variety of frames to meet every budget as well as designer frames. Our highly skilled and experienced Licensed Opticians are able to determine the best lenses for your visual needs, including the latest in optical and lens technology. We can speak directly to your physician at Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. if necessary to ensure the best optics possible. In most cases, this superior service and products are available at costs much lower than the local chain stores. We also offer free adjustments as well as free minor repairs.
A: We participate in many insurance and discount plans including AAA, AARP, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, EyeMed, and Vision Service Plan (VSP). In most cases, we will be able to research your vision benefits on the day that you select your glasses. We also offer several discount choices for our contact lens patients.
A: We offer the following warranties:
One year warranty on any manufacturer’s defects. (Please note that we do have some frame lines that offer a two-year warranty.) Defective frames will be replaced at no charge one time during this one year period. 30 day restyle warranty if you’re not happy with the look or feel of your glasses.
One year scratch warranty for all scratch-resistant lenses. Defective lenses will be replaced at no charge one time during this one year period. Our glare-free lenses have a one year warranty. Premium glare-free lenses have a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
90 Day doctor’s prescription change redo at no charge for the same lens type. We also offer a 60-day progressive lens non-adapt policy. Lens manufacturers will restyle your progressive lens to a bifocal or single vision lens at no additional charge. There is no refund for the initial progressive lens cost. Replacement of lenses or frames beyond the one year warranty period will be reviewed by optical staff on a case by case basis.
Typically, glasses take anywhere from three to ten days to complete, depending on the type of treatments you order for your lenses. We have some package frames/lenses that can be made in one to two days, depending on your prescription.
A: Yes we can. If you do not have your prescription with you on the day you select your glasses, we can call your doctor to have the prescription faxed to us.
A: If your frame is in good condition we can certainly put new lenses in it. In most cases, we can electronically trace your frame so that you don’t have to leave your glasses with us while we make your lenses.
A: It is very important to have a back-up pair of glasses to wear in the event you have an eye health issue and cannot wear your contacts. In addition, you should give your eyes a break at night and on the weekends by wearing your glasses instead of your contacts.
10. We carry a wide selection of designer frames including Silhouette, Prada, Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Coach, and more.
9. We provide free adjustments and minor repairs on your glasses.
8. Our licensed opticians have over 100 years of combined optical experience and provide superior service.
7. All our contact lens patients receive 30% off a complete pair of glasses or are eligible for a value package with impact-resistant, thinner lenses for $119 complete.
6. We offer a one year warranty on any manufacturer defects on all of our frames. (In some cases the warranty period is longer based on an individual manufacturer’s warranty).
5. We offer a one-year scratch warranty for all our scratch-resistant lenses.
4. We will restyle your glasses within 30 days of purchase if you are not happy with the look of your glasses.
3. We offer a 90-day doctor’s prescription change redo at no charge.
2. We are providers for many insurance and discount plans including AAA, AARP, EyeMed, and VSP.
1. WE OFFER 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!
New Transitions® GEN 8™ lenses are our most advanced, fastest-darkening, fastest-fading Transitions lenses. Come visit our Consulting Optical Shops in Farmington and Glastonbury to see them in action.
Please note, when viewing our frame selections some frames will offer you a “Virtual Try on” feature. When this feature is available you will see a pop-up and be able to choose a stock photo. Also, if you are using a device with a camera, you may simply snap your own photo and “try” the frame on! Our in-store selection may be different by location. If you are searching for a particular frame not found in our selection or have any questions, please contact our licensed opticians for further assistance.
Did you know that you can use your VSP benefits towards the purchase of Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses? Visit our optical shops in Farmington and Glastonbury to speak to one of our licensed opticians about this opportunity to wear the sunglasses that give you “Color. Clarity. Detail.”
Consulting Optical Shops are pleased to announce that we now carry the all-new Maui Jim Optical collection.