In April 2007 I launched TheLensGuru.com and introduced our industry to a unique and powerful new way to search for Progressive Addition Lenses. Six years later it remains unique and the number of PALs available has nearly doubled, making it an indispensable resource for many of us.
I have been a dispensing optician most of my life and like most of you I work full time. This site is the result of countless hours of my free time. I have been proud to offer this gift to our community the past six years. My primary goal has always been to build a searchable catalog of ALL lens categories - Single Vision, Bi/Tri and Occupational. Contact Lenses too! But the proliferation of new products and limits on my free time have made it exceedingly more difficult to keep up with current product availability - and virtually impossible to think about expanding for the future.
I have decided that I can't continue providing this resource and build the type of catalog that would be truly useful to us all without additional resources and so I've decided to charge a subscription fee to access the most powerful features of TheLensGuru.com.
Effective immediately, all visitors will be required to register before entering the site (simple and fast) and full access to all functions and features will require an annual subscription. As a thank you to long time visitors, for a limited time you can save with an Introductory Offer of $28/yr for full access to the site. If you are unsure of what I do here or need some time to check out the new look, you can register for a 14-Day Free Trial and access all of the features and functions subscribers enjoy.
Complete Searchable Catalog
I hope you'll continue to support my efforts to create something really special, something that will become an indispensable tool for each one of us. Along with needed updates to Identifiers and Lens Maps to include freeform product, I want to build a searchable database of ALL lens categories, available anywhere in the world, on a multitude of devices. I have the hard part done; adding the additional categories will take significantly less time than Progressives would. Your subscription will help create the greatest lens resource available, at a fraction of the cost of printed material (and a LOT easier to search!).
Thank you to all the great people who have supported me in the past. Your messages of thanks and encouragement, along with unselfish sharing of useful information, has encouraged me to keep this great resource alive. I have struggled with this for the past few months. I know this may be difficult for many so I've tried to keep access as affordable as possible. I'm always listening, so please contact me via the Contact Me link on the left and let me know if you have something to say.
Thanks again for your support! Please click the Subscribe Now link for the signup form.