Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Video games in 2D or 3D strain the eyes because they require greater concentration. Take regular breaks when playing them (every 30 minutes).
Watching television in the dark is not recommended. Turn another light source on to avoid eye strain.
An ophthalmologist performs surgery, treats ocular diseases and conducts eye exams. To find out more, visit the Association des Ophtalmologistes du Québec Website at www.amoq.org.
An optometrist specializes in eye examinations and screening for vision problems, and is licensed to sell eyeglasses and lenses. An optometrist has a doctorate acquired after a five-year university program. Their role is to perform eye and vision exams and detect ocular abnormalities and ocular visual problems. They are also qualified to prescribe, sell and adjust corrective lenses, for eyeglasses and contact lenses alike. They are a member of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec. To find out more, visit the Association des Optométristes du Québec Website at www.aoqnet.qc.ca
An optician can fill an optometrist’s or ophthalmologist’s prescription for eyeglasses or lenses, and sell them. A dispensing optician has a college diploma acquired after a three-year training program. They are a professional authorized to sell and adjust corrective lenses according to prescriptions issued by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. They are a member of the Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec. To find out more, visit the Association des Opticiens du Québec Website at www.adoqc.com
Good visual acuity is essential when you’re driving in the daytime, and it’s especially essential at night. To increase visual comfort, opt for sunglasses with polarized lenses.
In fog, yellow, violet or orange lenses accentuate contrasts and depth.
It is strongly recommended that you do not wear tinted glasses when driving at night.
Tell-tale signs in your child that might justify a visit to the optometrist include:
It’s easy! Simply soak your lenses in the care product. This will clean them and lubricate them, making them easier to put in, and keep in for several days.
In order to take the precise measurements necessary to craft prescription lenses, our app uses an ultra sophisticated algorithm built with Apple’s depth sensor technology (available on iPhones with FaceID capability) to capture a precise 3D model of your face and 20,000 data points.
Greiche & Scaff’s app is powered by Topology, an eyewear technology company located in San Francisco, California, that has developed the most advanced next generation technology that takes measurements for eyeglasses. Topology has also developed its own range of bespoke eyewear, which is available in select Greiche & Scaff stores. These bespoke frames are top of the range and are made-to-measure and unique to every single customer, precisely tailored to their personal facial features.
Our app is currently only available on Apple’s products with FaceID:
If you need help identifying your model, click here.
You have two options:
1 - You can borrow one from someone else. As long as you have access on that device to the email we sent you after you booked your virtual consultation appointment, you will be able to click on the link in the email to open the app and take your scan.
2 - You can visit one of our stores equipped to take scans.
Visit our store page for location details.
Greiche & Scaff and Topology (our bespoke frame and measurements app provider) will not under any circumstances share nor sell any data pertaining to your face scan or any other personal information. Moreover, access to your data will be strictly limited to Greiche & Scaff and Topology’s experts who have helped you through the selection and design process of your new pair of glasses.
Face scanning data is stored on password-protected servers hosted by Google and Amazon. The data is covered by the most stringent privacy regulations.
No. Neither Greiche & Scaff nor Topology can externally share your data, and we have strict controls internally over who can access a face scan, when, and for what reason. Your facial scan will therefore be protected and seen only by employees who are essential in the selection and design process of your new glasses.
Lenses are locally crafted with the highest level of precision in our own lab here in Montreal.
Your glasses can be delivered straight to your door, or to your nearest Greiche & Scaff store for pick-up and adjustment if needed.
Every Topology frame costs $495, plus the cost of your lenses.
Custom Topology frames promise an incomparably precise fit and personalised design, the most accurate on the market. These frames are made-to-measure and unique to every single customer, precisely tailored to their personal facial features. As a result they provide maximum comfort and an optimal fit. You can select your material, colour, shape, customize the temples to be different from the front - the possibilities are virtually endless!
Your frames are made from scratch in San Francisco once your order has been placed and as an added bonus, your name will be carved on the inside of the frame temple. What’s more, your frames are made with the highest quality premium materials. The acetate is imported directly from Mazzuchelli in northern Italy. Metal frames are made from lightweight, flexible stainless steel, and all components for hinges and wire cores are sourced from Germany, renowned for its quality.
To ensure your full satisfaction, we offer guarantees.