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Visual screening tests are performed to determine visual deficiencies. The aim is to prevent, correct, and diagnose vision problems on time. Ideally, you need to have an eye exam once per year.

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Eye examinations are performed by a certified optometrist. Our healthcare professionals have licentiate degree and are endorsed by Colegio de Optometristas de Costa Rica (Official optometrists’ union in Costa Rica).

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Reasons

Reasons to get an eye examination


family health history


Regularly magnifying or minimizing a text to make reading easier


Constant headaches


Time to Change Your Eyeglass Prescription


Eye fatigue

Eye test results

Además de todas las pruebas, el Optometrista puede hacerte algunas preguntas relacionadas con tu estilo de vida, para brindarte la mejor recomendación del tipo de lente de acuerdo con tu necesidad visual y las posibles variantes de beneficios adicionales que se pueden colocar en los lentes para mejor tu calidad de vida y corregir tu problema visual.

Single Vision Lenses

Visual SURFACE of the lens

People who require correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism.

Bifocal Lenses

Visual SURFACE of the lens

Bifocals are design to correct both near (lower part of the lens) and far-sighted vision (Upper part of the lens).

Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses correct vision at near, middle and far distances with no transition zone.

Additional features for your lenses
Anti-Reflective

It is the filter for visual rest.

Transitional

It darkens in sunlight and has UV protection.

Polarization

Custom sun lens.

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In Ópticas VITRA, we recommend you to get an eye exam once a year.

Keep a healthy eyesight, take care of it the same way you do for your skin, teeth and overall health.

In Ópticas VITRA, the eye examination is free, for internal use. We will gladly help you to evaluate your eyesight needs and quote your eyeglasses with no commitment.

There are different eye care specialists, the most common are the following:

Optometrists take care of primary health care for the eye. The perform eye exams and vision tests, prescribe, and fit eyeglasses and monitor and treat eye conditions.

Ophthalmologists specialized in eyesight health, treatment, and prevention of vision diseases. They perform complete eye examinations, prescribe eyeglasses, diagnose, and treat eye diseases and perform surgical eye care.

Myopia: It is a refraction problem that make far-away objects look blurry. Nearsightedness usually affects both eyes but not necessarily with the same degree.

Hyperopia: It is visual focal issue that makes nearby objects look blurry. Eventually affecting long distance range vision.

Astigmatism: It is a refractive issue that makes far-away and nearby objects look blurry or distorted. It happens when the cornea or lens has a different shape than normal, which makes light bend differently as it enters the eye.

Presbyopia: It is a refractive issue that makes it hard for middle-aged and older adults to see things up close. As you age, the lens in your eye gets harder and less flexible and stops focusing light correctly on the retina. Everyone gets presbyopia as they get older, usually after age 40.

All refractive errors can be treated with the right lenses and in OPTICAS VITRA we have offered them to the best price-quality relationship.

For a better adaptation of your new prescription eyeglasses, please do NOT use your old ones.

Adjustments on frames should be minimal to avoid losing the frame’s original shape. Put and remove the glasses with both hands. They are designed to be on your nose and in front of your eyes not on your head. Otherwise, they will misalign or distort making them too wide for your face. Don’t hang them on your clothes. Don’t place them on the front pocket of your shirt along with pens, keys, or coins because it will cause scratched lenses. Eyeglasses must be on your face or stored in a case.

If your eyeglasses appear level on your face but sit crooked when resting on a flat surface, this may mean that one of your ears is higher than the other. It is a common case since face features are not asymmetric.

We recommend washing your glasses with water and neutral soap or ViClean (Opticas Vitra eyeglass cleaning fluid without alcohol). You should not dry clean them. Do not use disposable napkins, paper towels or clothing to clean your glasses. Use the microfiber cloth to dry and clean your lenses. Do not use abrasive substances for example: alcohol, bleach, acetone, dishwashing liquid, among others. Bear in mind that spillage or direct contact with sprays, cosmetic products (scents, hair spray, sunscreen) can stain and damage your glasses.

Avoid leaving your glasses exposed to heat or a sudden and extreme change in temperature (outdoors-indoors). For example: do not leave them in the glove box or the dash of your car. Keep them away from microwaves, grills, dryers, flat irons, and curlers, to sum up anything that has high temperatures.

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