Set Your Sights on Clear Vision
Your eyes are a window to your world, and seeing clearly can help you make picture-perfect memories for years to come.
Before you invest in a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, enjoy a vision test so you can get the most up-to-date prescription possible for your new fashion choice.
At Milano Optics, you receive a free vision test when you purchase a new pair of frames! And, enjoy 50% off frames!
Start enjoying clear vision today.
Our thorough vision tests check your visual acuity for any refractive errors—how well you see at varying distances.
Once we test your eyes, we can provide you with a prescription that you can use to update your lenses and get new glasses.
When we test your eyes, we’re checking to see how well you can see up close, far away and in between. We may recommend that you get further testing if we suspect you require it. Our vision tests are suitable for adults aged 19–64 who aren’t living with systemic conditions like diabetes.
If you are younger, older, or require a more in-depth examination, we recommend you visit a doctor. Once you have your prescription from them, we welcome you to enjoy the selection of glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses we have here at Milano Optics.
Types of Vision Errors
When you experience blurry vision, you may have a refractive error. What this means is that light isn’t entering your eye correctly, requiring you to correct your vision with glasses or contact lenses.
There are a handful of different types of refractive errors we can test for.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, affects how well you see objects in the distance. Myopia often develops in our younger years, progressing into adulthood. It is caused by the eye growing too long from front to back, or the cornea (the front of the eye) growing too steep. This forces the light entering the eye to land in front of the retina.
People with myopia have a minus prescription (-2.00) and require corrective lenses to see objects clearly in the distance.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, occurs when the front surface of the eye isn’t curved enough, or the eyeball grew too short from front to back, causing light to focus behind the retina instead of on it. The result is blurry up-close vision. People with hyperopia have a plus prescription (+2.00) and require corrective lenses to see things up close.
Presbyopia is a common condition that many adults will develop in their lifetime. Typically, it begins around 40 years old, and it can worsen over time as the lens in the eye becomes less flexible, making it difficult to see between up close and far away distances. People with presbyopia require multifocal lenses (like bifocals and trifocals) to see clearly at several distances.
The 20-20-20 Rule
When you’re concentrating on your work, it might be challenging to take a break, but following the 20-20-20 rule can help relax your eyes. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This helps give your eyes refocus, reducing strain.
Set a reminder on your phone or set up parental controls on your kid’s device for scheduled breaks and screen time limits.
Updating Your Style
After you have your updated prescription, the real fun begins. Have a look at our vast selection of eyewear and let us help you pick the perfect pair to match your personality, style, and face shape. Our knowledgeable in-house optical team can help you find just the right pair to elevate your style.
Schedule your next vision test to receive your prescription for free when you buy a pair of glasses from us. And don’t forget, all our frames are 50% off!Book Appointment
Milano Optics is located in the heart of New Westminster. Find us on 6 Street in between Blackford Street and 3rd Avenue.
- 306 6 St.
- New Westminster, BC V3L 0C9
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Our name was inspired by the high fashion in Milano, Italy. And we want you to feel like you’re walking down the runway every day.
Whether you’re looking to wow the crowds with your new glasses, or you’re looking for a timeless classic look, Milano Optics has you covered.
No matter what style you choose, you can receive 50% off our frames. And, update your prescription for free when you visit Milano Optics. Get started today.