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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to inform you that our office is now resuming our regular business hours for appointments. Of utmost importance to us is to continue to provide exceptional eye care in an environment that is safe for our patients and entire Monji Optometry team. We have taken great measures to prepare and implement COVID-19 safety protocols guided by resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the California Optometric Association (COA).

We want to share our new safety practices and let you know what you will expect when you come to our office.

  • Our front door will remain locked and only opened to those with appointments. To limit the number of people, all patient encounters will be by appointment, including glasses pickups, adjustments and repairs. Our schedule has been adjusted to allow spacing of people in any given area in our office.
  • We ask that adult patients arrive alone for an appointment. Minor patients may be accompanied by one adult.
  • If you are new to our office, to help us be prepared for your arrival we ask you to submit the “Patient History Form” found on our website under “Patient Forms” before your appointment. Please don’t forget to bring your latest eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
  • Our staff and patients are required to wear masks. When you arrive, you will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and your temperature will be taken by a non-contact thermometer at the door. If your temperature is over 100 degrees, we will reschedule your appointment.
  • Upon entering, you will be immediately directed to wash your hands. We are practicing safe distancing and ask that you mindfully keep a 6 foot distance between other patients.
  • Plexiglass barrier shields have been placed at our reception desk and tables for eyeglass frame selection to allow safe interaction between you and staff. Protection shields have also been outfitted on examination instruments.
  • Our staff has been trained on CDC procedures to diligently keep touched surfaces, instrumentation and overall office clean and disinfected following each patient and regularly throughout each day. This includes disinfecting eyeglass frames.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards for your continued health and safety!

Monji Optometry

Our office is located in downtown Burbank across from the Kabuki & Shake Shack restaurants.
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5 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Glasses in Burbank, CA.

cheap broken glasses bandaid in Burbank, CAOur opticians have met a number of patients who stopped buying cheap pairs of eyeglasses from low-cost opticals or online stores. Although the price tag might be compelling, the problems associated with cheap deals often lead patients to private, reputable optometry practices like ours.

What were the most common problems with cheap glasses?

#1 Prescriptions were off, way off

The eye doctor could have written the correct prescription, but depending on the complexity of your vision, mistakes can happen with less competent locations. The situation only worsens because the online stores are harder to reach and replacing the wrong pair can become impossible. Most private optometry practices will honor a mistake and do their best to correct the situation.

#2 Coatings fail.

Adding the extra $5 for anti-reflective coating might sound great, but in a few weeks, these coatings can peel right off.

#3 Where do you go for Repairs?

If you bought a cheap pair of glasses that soon broke, a local optometry may provide a repair for a minimal fee. However, when a designer pair of glasses breaks, you're often covered by the point of purchase. Any optometry recognizes that a solid pair of glasses should serve their purpose and can help repair most minor problems on the spot.

#4 Warranty with Purchase

Designer brand eyewear frequently includes a year warranty against defects. That means you’re guaranteed a year of usage from your new frames. Some people fail to see that 2 pairs of cheap glasses to last a year is likely more expensive than a designer pair of glasses or at the very least, far less quality.

#5 Supporting...who?

When you order online or an optical store, you may not know if it’s a chain of stores or a corporate giant. One benefit of buying glasses at a local optometry is that you’re supporting a local business, local families, and improve your relationship with your eye doctor.

If you want to know more about the advantages of purchasing eyeglasses at a private optometry, meet with one of our opticians. They’ll direct you to a pair of eyeglasses that will suit your visual needs, style, and budget.