Bill has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a Certified Ophthalmic Optician and Eye Care Professional with over 38 years experience working closely with Ophthalmology and Optometry at Glendale Eye Medical Group. Bill has previously taught courses in Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing Opticianry; and has worked with both Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the City of Glendale in providing Safety Eyewear to their employees for over 15 years. Bill is committed to helping you find practical and affordable eyewear and eyeglass solutions to all your visual needs. Complicated Rx work is welcomed.
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What I have to offer is over 38 years experience in the optical field, good price points on high quality lenses, a variety of frame choices, and convenient hours with easy parking in full size spaces. My location is only a few blocks from Brand Blvd. in Glendale, so even the traffic is less congested.
Appointments by phone and through the internet help me effectively organize my work hours; while buying eyeglass frames at a discount means I can pass on a cost savings to you on hundreds of frame choices. Low overhead and effective resources makes Spectacles/ Bill Valentine Optical savings possible. Everyone is welcomed. You can take advantage of the benefits of quality eyeglasses at affordable prices without the “warehouse” atmosphere. If you have a frame at home in good condition, think about putting it to work with new lenses.
I don’t take any eyeglass insurance plans, but can provide you with a detailed receipt and itemized breakdown for your health plan and out-of-network eyewear insurance plans like VSP and EYEMED.
Please Note: Your eye doctor will provide you with a copy of your eyeglass Rx. Under federal law, you have a right to a copy of your eyeglass prescription so that you can shop for the best value in eyewear. If you don’t have a copy with you, then simply call your eye doctor and have them mail you a copy of the Eyeglass Rx.
Important information each patient should leave the eye doctor’s office knowing.
The ability to see clearly is clinically defined with an eye chart (i.e. 20/20, 20/25, 20/30, 20/40, 20/50, etc…).
Each patient should know the following information:
1. What is your vision with your current glasses?
2. What is your vision with the new prescription?
3. If your vision is less than 20/20 (considered normal), what are the reasons?
Spectacles Frame Warranties:
Frame Warranties Explained: All the frames I sell are new and have a one year warranty against any manufacturer’s defects. I buy overrun frame stock and outlet style closeouts to bring the cost of the frames down, so it is not always possible to replace the occasional factory defect with the identical frame. In cases where it is not possible to replace the frame I will be happy to find you another frame of similar value to re-mount the existing Rx lenses into the new frame. This buying concept is the essence of my “Spare Specs for Less” program.
You are welcomed to use a frame you already have, or one that is used at your own risk. Every precaution is taken to handle used frames, especially the vintage variety, with care. I have arrangements with an outstanding optical lab specialist who will exercise his best professional judgment when fabricating the Rx lenses into your frame; however, I can’t take any responsibility if something unexpectedly goes badly and the frame breaks. In the event that your frame fails during the lab processing procedure, you will be welcomed to purchase any frame from my stock at a 50% discount.