Custom Eyeglasses - Tom Davies
Finding the right fitting frame can be a challenge, especially for those of us with a higher prescription. We had no option but to find the best fitting frame, and if there was some small detail about the size or color we didn't like, we just had to make do.
Its always been a lofty dream of ours to find customizable frames so we were overjoyed when we met Tom Davies in our last trip to NYC in March. Tom has created a small network of bespoke optical shops in London, and has brought his most popular ready to wear frames to our shores in the States. Tom is so passionate about his eyewear and it really shows in the quality of their workmanship. Much of their product is created in London, and they are in the process of building a factory for their titanium collections now.
Tom Davies offers size customization in all of their ready made to wear frames, giving you the option of making size changes in both the eyesize (the area your lens is held), the bridge (the area between your lenses), and the temple length (the piece that rests on your ears). Perhaps the most dramatic changes we can make in customizing your frames is the color! Now you can have nearly every piece in their ready to wear collection done in any of the colors in their collection! Not only do you have a choice of color, but you also have the finish (matte or glossy) to further complete the look and feel you want.
I can't stress having the correct frame size enough. If you are concerned about having thick lenses in your higher prescription, you need to find the perfect fitting frame. Frame size, not lens material, is the MOST important factor in determining lens thickness. When your eyes are centered in the frame, the lenses don't have to be decentered. The decentration of your prescription lenses automatically makes them thicker and thicker. This is why our opticians abhor poorly fitting frames, as they induce unnecessary lens thickness. We know big geeky oversized frames are "in" right now, however most of the models and celebrities wearing those have zero prescription in their lenses (because if they did, their lenses would look like coke bottles due to the huge amount of decentration)! I digress...
If you have a high prescription and need glasses, you need to be in Tom Davies customized collection. Come talk to one of our amazing opticians, we love helping people find great fitting eyewear.
See better, live better
Ryan Schott, OD
Maitland Vision Center