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Da Vinci Vision Boutique now carries Oakley!

We are happy to start off 2016 with Oakley eyeglasses displayed in our optical! Oakley frames are designed to be lightweight and to provide maximum comfort to wearers. Oakley offers a variety of eyeglass frames from semi-rimless frames to metal frames to plastic frames. Eyeglasses made by Oakley are both fashionable and practical, so that wearers can feel proud wearing them for any occasion. Stop by our store today to check out Oakley eyeglass frames for yourself!

Our Optometrist- Dr. Austin Gregory


Dr. Gregory graduated from the UC Berkeley College of Optometry, where he developed a special interest in pediatrics care and glaucoma management. He loves working with children of all ages as well as adults. His clinical training included rotation at the VA Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, and the Castle Family Health Center in Atwater, California. He holds the most advanced license in Illinois optometry, which allows him the ability to manage and treat many eye disorders and diseases.

Dr. Gregory is passionate about providing the best care possible to those in need. He has worked and volunteered for several non-profit programs aimed to provide eye care to underprivileged areas. In his free time he loves playing basketball and golf, traveling, and listening to live music.  

Call us at (773) 549-2020 or click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory today!



What is all this talk about Anti-Reflective Coatings?

Anti-Reflective coatings not only improve the clarity of vision through your eyeglass lenses, but also makes your glasses more aesthetically pleasing. Both benefits are due to the ability of AR coating to eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surface of eyeglass lenses. With fewer reflections, more light passes through the lens to the eye for good vision and the lenses look more transparent and attractive.

The visual benefits of lenses with anti-reflective coating include sharper vision with less glare when driving at night and greater comfort during prolonged computer use (compared with wearing eyeglass lenses without AR coating). Most premium AR lenses include a surface treatment that seals the anti-reflective layers and makes the lenses easier to clean. "Hydrophobic" surface treatments repel water, preventing the formation of water spots. Some anti-reflective lenses have surface treatments that are both hydrophobic and "oleophobic" (also called lipophobic), which means they repel both water and oil. These combination treatments typically contain fluorinated materials that give the lenses properties that are very similar to those of nonstick cookware.

How can I tell if my contact lens is inside out?


Place the contact lens on your finger so that a cup is formed. Then hold the contact lens up directly in front of your eyes so you're looking at the side of the cup.

If the contact lens forms a "U" with the top edges flared out, it's inside out. If it forms just a "U," it's in the correct position.

If you're wearing contact lenses with a handling tint, another way is to place the contact lens on your fingertip and then look down at it. The edge of a tinted lens should look very blue (or green, depending on the tint); that won't be the case if the lens is inverted.

Some contact lenses also have a laser marking, such as the brand name, on the edge to help you. If you can read it properly, the lens is not inside out.

Don't worry if you place a contact lens in your eye inside out. The lens will feel uncomfortable, but it can't do any damage.