What can we be of service to you?

The main function of the glasses is still “be able to see well or better”. Previously, people first went to the ophthalmologist, who wrote a prescription for glasses and only then the optician came into the picture. Nowadays you only visit the ophthalmologist if the qualified optician / optometrist deems it necessary.

Traditionally, making eyeglasses is a traditional profession, the ordered optical glasses must ultimately also be ground into the selected frame! Many opticians leave the sharpening of the glasses to central glass polishers, but with van der Geest optics the craft is carried out in their own workshop. This gives greater accuracy! And so I think the profession is too good to outsource this craft to third parties.

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Here’s what we can help you with:


Glasses and sunglasses

Van der Geest Optics has an extensive collection of frames, are proud to have, as they say, “the most beautiful models and colours”, exclusivity plays a major role. Very regularly people visit fairs and have visits from frame representatives to supplement the collection.

It is years of experience and the art of thinking along with the customer to advise the right choice in type of lenses, from mono-focal to multifocal, from sports glasses to sunglasses and so on. We can also help you with sports glasses or children’s glasses help.


Eye test

An eye test by an optician and the appointment may look like this:

  • anamnesis
  • vision (visual acuity) without correction
  • eye test, check for binocular imbalance
  • determination of vision with best correction
  • eye pressure measurement

If there is any doubt as a result of the anamnesis, vision or eye pressure, you will be referred to a specialist


Contact lenses

A contact lens check-up looks like this:

  • anamnesis
  • strength and vision control
  • assessment of the lens (surface/fit)
  • assessment of the eye (tear film)
  • consultation about possible adjustment in type of lenses or liquid

Lens check-up every six months. Contact lens wearers who regularly have their lenses and eyes checked have a significantly smaller chance of problems. We also inform you about the latest developments in the highly innovative world of contact lenses and liquids.


Glasses reparations

Small glasses repairs: Tighten loose screws, replace nose pads if necessary, adjust glasses temples, adjust ear tips and clean the glasses. All minor repairs are free of charge. You can come whenever you want. That’s what we call the free lifetime service

Major glasses repairs: Such as soldering, welding and gluing a fracture or placing a new part take more time. We will discuss the costs with you and when you can pick up your repaired glasses again.


How to maintain your own glasses

  • Rinse your glasses under running, lukewarm water to remove dust and other dirt. Then clean the glasses with glasses cleaning spray.
  • Never use glass cleaner, soap or other cleaning agents. This can damage the protective layer of the frame and lenses.
  • Use a lens cloth, preferably a microfibre cloth. We do not recommend tissues or kitchen paper, as they may contain wood fibres. This can damage the glasses.
  • Never put your glasses on the lenses.
  • Keep your glasses in a glasses case.


Are you coming to our shop?

Our store is located at Generaal Cronjestraat 15 in Haarlem, NH. You are most welcome to visit us.

Glass types

The type of glass depends on the daily activities and work

Glass types

Single lenses

A single lens contains one main strength, with the same values ​​in every part of the lens. Wherever you look in the glass, everywhere you see the same as in the middle.

With this type of glass you can see both far and near. Depending on the loss of elasticity of the eye (age related, usually from 40 years) the single lens will no longer be sufficient for both far and near. The single glass will then only be suitable for far or near.

Single lenses are available in many qualifications.

Glass types

Progressive lenses

Arms getting too short, blurry letters with reading?

Letters become blurry, especially when the lighting is poor. To still be able to read it, move the text further and further away. This is not something to worry about. Everyone between 40 and 50 years old will have to deal with this.

A multifocal lens is a solution. This gives a perfect view at all distances: near, far and in between. Because there are multiple prescriptions (compared to single prescription lenses) in the lens, you can use them as both reading glasses and normal distance glasses. So you don’t have multiple glasses that you always have to put on and take off.

Glass types

Desk glasses

Frequent and prolonged use of the computer demands a great deal from us, whereby complaints such as tired eyes and headaches are well-known symptoms / characteristics. Glasses wearers can also experience neck complaints, resulting from an unnatural posture. Maximum support on short and medium distances is also desirable.

Als het enkelvoudige en/of multifocale glas tekort schiet, kan het bureau glas een ideale oplossing zijn om alle werkzaamheden uit te blijven voeren zonder gerelateerde klachten en ergonomische beperkingen. Vooral intensieve pc-gebruikers zullen dit glas als bijzonder prettig ervaren.