Technical Questions

Q:           I am trying to log onto my account and I forgot my password?

A:            When you are at the login page, please click on the ‘Forgot Password’.  You will be prompted to supply your email address and a temporary password will be emailed to you.  You can then login again with your temporary password and then change it once you are back into your account.


Q:           How do I update my profile information online?

A:            You can update your profile information by logging into your account and click on My Account at the top of the page and then click on Update.


Q:           Do I have to register to browse the store?

A:            No you will not be required to register to browse, however if you do make a purchase, you will be required to register at that time.


Q:           Why does my screen not display the store information correctly?

A:            Please check the version of the browser you are using.  The webstore operates on the following browser versions:

- Safari versions 5+

- Firefox versions 12+

- Internet Explorer versions 8+

- Chrome versions 15+


Order Support Questions

Q:           I was referred to this Web Store but I am not a patient.  Can I still order?

A:            Of course you can order!  Feel free to view items throughout our web store and when you are ready to purchase, just Register (click the Register button at the top of the page) as a user and begin to fill your shopping bag.  We ship anywhere within the 48 Continental United States.   Welcome to our web store.


Q:           When will my backorder arrive?

A:            Backordered items are those which our suppliers have indicated that they will have more in stock, but may not know that exact date.  If we have a date from the supplier, we will provide that information to you.  We will ship your order as soon as we receive the items from the supplier.


Order Maintenance Questions

Q:           How do I make a return?

A:            Returns can either be made directly at our clinic or, by calling customer service and requesting a return label that will be emailed to you with the return address information directly on the label.


Q:           I just placed my order and realized I made a mistake (i.e. – duplicated an order, ordered the wrong item, etc.), how do I change my order?

A:            Please call customer service and we can make the necessary adjustments.


Q:           I just placed an order and changed my mind.  How do I cancel this order?

A:            Please call customer service.  As long as the order has not processed, we will be able to cancel the order.  If the order has processed, we will email you a return label so you can return your product, or you can return the product directly to our clinic for your convenience.


Glasses/Frames Questions

Q:           How do I purchase the right size frames for my lenses?

A:            The proper frame size depends on your PD measurement (distance between your eyes), the power of your prescription and the shape of your face.  Please feel free to call one of our opticians and they can give you a range of sizes that would work best for you!


Q:           I purchased sunglasses (or Readers) and I don’t believe they are fitting correctly.  What do I do?

A:            Please come in to our clinic so we can properly adjust your glasses!


Q:           Is there a warranty on my frames?

A:            Yes, your frames will have a standard 1 year limited warranty offered by the Manufacturer.


Q:           Do my frames come with lenses?

A:            To ensure proper fit and performance, your eyeglass frames will be shipped directly to our practice.  We will contact you by phone shortly to review your choice of lenses as well as set up an appointment for you to come in and have the completed eyeglasses professionally


Q:        How do I order lenses?

A:        Lenses are not available through our online store.  Serving you properly is of utmost importance to our practice; therefore, your frames will be shipped directly to us so you may come in for proper lens insertion. Many of our sunglasses can have your prescription lenses inserted as well.  Please bring in any sunglasses for proper fitting too!


Q:        How much will my lenses cost?

A:        Please call our practice so we may discuss all of your lens options.  There are many variables when it comes to properly purchasing eyeglass lenses and we want to make sure you get what is the very best for you!


 Contact Lens Questions

Q:           I received my contact lenses and they appear to be the wrong prescription.  How do I get this corrected?

A:            Please call our clinic and verify your contact lens prescription with us, or bring your contacts into the clinic and we can verify the prescription for you.  If there has been an error (and your prescription is still current), you may exchange the contact lenses by contacting our customer service center or by coming directly to our clinic.


Q:           Will my rebate offer still apply if I purchase my contacts online through your Web Store?

A:            Yes, if your contact lenses qualify for a rebate, the rebate information will be included with your contact lens shipment. 


Q:           How do I receive a rebate on my Contact Lens order?

A:            Rebates are available on orders for an annual supply of contact lenses.  All the rebate information required to receive your rebate is included with your shipment.   The rebate will either be processed by accessing a website or completing a rebate form included with your shipment.  In order to qualify for a rebate, you must purchase your contact lenses within 30 days of your eye exam.


Q:           Do I need a prescription to order contact lenses?

A:            Yes.  If you do not have your prescription, please call our clinic and we will provide it to you.  We review all contact lens orders to ensure that you have ordered the proper prescription.


Q:           How is the annual supply for contact lens usage determined?

A:           The annual supply is based on the manufacturer's suggested guidelines.  Please follow your eye doctor's instructions as they may vary from the annual supply quantity listed on this website.  If you have questions, please contact our clinic for wearing instructions.


Q:           What does the + or - mean on my sphere power?

A:           The sphere power is the measurement of your distance vision.  Make sure you select the appropriate power with the correct + or - sign.


Q:           Can I use my Vision Benefits on the webstore?

A:            Yes, if your insurance company provides a benefit for contact lenses, please call our clinic so we may verify your benefit and load them into your account in our web store.

Shipping Questions

Q:           When will I receive my order?

A:            Once your order processes, it will take 7-10 business days to arrive (unless you have selected expedited shipping – then 3-4 business days).  You may check your order status by contacting customer service.  We will send you status emails to notify you when your product has shipped.  If you ordered contact lenses, please allow an additional 24 hours for us to review and verify your contact lens prescription.


Q:           Can I ship an order outside the continental United States.

A:            No.  We only ship to addresses in the 48 states, including APO, DPO and FPO addresses.


Q:           How much is my shipping?

A:            Shipping charges are determined based on the method of shipment, either Standard or Expedited.  The Shipping Methods and Cost will be included in the Checkout process.


Q:           Can I ship to an Armed Forces (APO, FPO, and DPO) address?

A:           Yes you can ship to an Armed Forces address.  All shipments to APO, FPO, DPO addresses are sent via U.S. Priority or First Class Mail. We estimate 5 to 7 business days for delivery once the order has been shipped; however, some destinations may take up to 21 days. When entering in the address please follow these guidelines:      

City: enter in “APO”, “FPO”, or “DPO”

State: select the appropriate Armed Forces region, i.e. Africa, Americas, Canada, Europe, Middle East or Pacific (Asia)

Country: United States


Q:           Can I ship to a P.O. Box?

A:           We ship via UPS.  UPS will only accept shipments to a valid street address.  UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.  Please enter a valid street address. 


Security and Privacy Information

Q:           How secure is my credit card when ordering online?

A:            Detailed information regarding our security is under the Privacy Policy statement which is located at the bottom of each page of our web store.   None of your credit or debit card information is stored anywhere in our web store or website.


Payment Questions

Q:           How do I use my Insurance Benefits?

A:           If your insurance company provides a benefit for contact lenses, please call our clinic so we may verify your benefits and load them into your account in our web store.


Q:           How are sales taxes calculated?

A:            All items shipped to addresses in Minnesota will be charged sales tax. For all items, excluding contact lenses, the tax is based on the state and local tax rate for the designated zip code.  Contact lenses are taxed a Minnesota Care Tax at the rate of 2%.  Shipping costs are also taxed.


Q:          How are discounts applied to my purchase?

A:          Discounts are applied proportionately to each item in your order (both dollar off or percentage off) before any sales tax is calculated.


Q:          How does my Gift Certificate get applied to my order?

A:          Your Gift Certificate is considered to be a form of payment and will be applied to your purchase after the total is calculated.  If your Gift Certificate does not cover the entire sale amount, you will need to use a credit or debit card to pay for any remaining balance.


Q:           Can I pay by check?

A:            We do not accept checks as a method of payment for online orders.  Please call our practice and we will assist you.


Q:           When will my credit card be charged?

A:            Your credit card will be charged after you have successfully completed your online order.


Q:           What is the CCV number and where do I find it?


A:            American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit cards all carry a unique identification number to help protect you against online fraud.

For Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit cards, the identification number is the 3-digit number located on the signature strip on the back of your credit or debit card.



On American Express credit or debit cards, the identification number is the 4-digit number located on the front of the credit or debit card above the credit or debit card number


Q.Why does my credit card keep getting declined?

A. When a declined message appears, this could mean a number of things. Check to make sure your card information was entered correctly, be sure your account is not over the limit, or your card is not expired. If your information was entered correctly and your card is not expired, please contact your bank.


Customer Service/Miscellaneous Questions

 Q:           I called customer service and was asked to leave a message.  When can I expect someone to return my call?

A:            During normal business hours you can expect to receive a call back within 1-2 hours.   After normal business hours your call will be returned the following business day.


Q:           Can I schedule an eye appointment through the Web Store or through the customer service phone number?

A:            All eye exams should be scheduled directly through our clinic.   Please go to our website or call our practice. 


Q:           What are the normal business hours when customer service is available for assistance?

A:            Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm CST. 


Q:           I have a product suggestion, how do I recommend a product for you to carry?

A:            You may contact our clinic directly or send an email to [email protected].


Q:          Which vitamins or eye drops should I order?

A:          Please contact our practice directly with any questions or concerns regarding our eye health products.


Coupon Code Questions

Q:          Can I use more than one coupon code on the same order?

A:          No,  limit one coupon code per order.


Q:         Why is my coupon code not working?

A:         Coupon codes are case sentisive, be sure to enter the code exactly as it appears. Also make sure that the code you are trying to use is not expired or invaild on your purchase.


Q:        Does free shipping apply before or after my discounted total when using a coupon?

A:        Free shipping applies after a coupon is used. Order total must meet free shipping requirements after any discounts or coupons are applied.


Q.   Where do I enter my coupon code?

A.    Coupon codes are added to orderds in the cart, before you start the check out process.


Q.   How many coupons can I use per order?

A.   One coupon per transaction.