Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.
Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.
We offer a large selection of eyeglasses, sunglasses, and designer frames. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.
New clients and all our current patients are welcome to visit us with their current prescription – no appointment necessary.
No matter if you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, there are now prescription lenses that meet your unique lifestyle and vision correction needs. Learn about the benefits of bifocals, progressives, high index lenses and prescription sunglasses.
The variety of frame materials available greatly expand your options for a new look. Frames vary in color, durability, and lightness. Find out more abut the materials your next frame may be made of.
Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great.
For fashion, comfort and clarity anti-reflective treatments are the way to go. They make the lens nearly invisible, and cut glare from headlights, computer screens and harsh lighting.
The UV rays in sunlight can be harmful to the eyes. Lenses that block 100% UV help to ward off various eye conditions and damage.
Scratch Resistant Lenses
Scratches on lenses are distracting, plain and simple. And they can interfere with lens performance. Scratch-resistant treatments imbued into the lens surface toughen up the lenses making them more durable.
Progressive lenses allow multiple vision fields to be incorporated into a single lens without any clear distinction between the fields themselves. This is why progressive lenses are often referred to as “no-line” bifocals.
Bifocal and Trifocal Lenses
Bifocals are lenses with two distinct viewing areas to help correct vision that fails at two different distances.
High Index Lenses
Manufactured to be thinner at the edges of the lens and lighter in weight overall—a good choice for people with stronger prescriptions.
Caring for Lenses
These lens care and maintenance tips will go a long way toward maintaining your healthy sight.
In considering the optimal material for your eyeglass frame, your lifestyle plays a big role. Children and those with active lifestyles require durable and flexible frames that are resistant to breaks from hits and falls. Those who have skin allergies need to seek out frames made from hypoallergenic materials such as acetate, titanium or stainless steel.
If you want the colors of the rainbow, then zyl (zylonite, or cellulose acetate) is your material. Zyl is a very cost-effective and creative option for eyewear and is extremely lightweight. Particularly popular right now are laminated zyl frames that have layered colors. Look for light colors on the interior sides, which can make your eyewear “disappear” from your visual field when you wear them. An all-black frame, on the other hand, is visible at all times on both interior and exterior sides.
Some manufacturers also use cellulose acetate propionate, a nylon-based plastic that is hypoallergenic. It’s lightweight and has more transparency and gloss than other plastics. If your main criterion for a frame is lightness, then definitely consider propionate frames.
Plastic frames do have some drawbacks. They are easier to break than metal frames, they will burn (but are not easily ignited), and aging and exposure to sunlight decrease their strength slightly. Color can fade over time, but not as much with modern materials.
Metal frames are typically made from a mixture of metals selected for their malleability and corrosion resistance. Though most metal frames are hypoallergenic, it’s possible people with sensitive skin may experience irritation if the rests directly against their face. But this is preventable if the right kind of plating, such as palladium or other nickel-free options, are used.
Titanium and beta-titanium are also popular materials for eyeglass frames. Titanium is a silver-gray metal that’s lightweight, durable, strong and corrosion-resistant. Titanium eyewear can be produced in a variety of colors for a clean, modern look with a hint of color. And it’s hypoallergenic.
Beryllium, a steel-gray metal, is a lower-cost alternative to titanium eyewear. It resists corrosion and tarnish, making it an excellent choice for wearers who have high skin acidity or spend a good amount of time in or around salt water. It is also lightweight, very strong, very flexible making it easily adjustable and it is available in a wide range of colors.
Stainless steel frames and surgical stainless are another alternative to titanium. Qualities of stainless steel frames include light weight, low toxicity and strength; many stainless steel frames also are nickel-free and thus hypoallergenic.
Flexon is a titanium-based alloy. This unique and popular material, originated by the eyeglass manufacturer Marchon, also is called “memory metal.” Frames made of Flexon come back into shape even after twisting or bending. Flexon frames are lightweight, hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant.
Hinges and nosepads also play an important role in durability and comfort of your frames. Children, in particular, can benefit from spring hinges and nosepads which can keep the frames from slipping off. Rimless or semi-rimless glasses are also an option for those that durability is not a primary concern.
More and more top fashion design brands are coming out with designer eyewear collections to suit every taste and style. Frames come in all colors, sizes, and shapes so the choices are endless in finding a frame that suits your personal style and looks good with your face shape and coloring.
- Caring For Your Frame
Tips for Keeping Your Frames Properly Maintained.
Because sunglasses serve as a combination of function and fashion, they are available in a large number of styles. Sunglasses are often larger than eyeglasses to cover more surface area and prevent sunlight from entering around the lenses. While fashion sunglasses are made in all of the latest styles from aviator to cat eyes, round, square and oversized, sports sunglasses are generally more durable and broad, often in wraparound styles that prevent sunlight from entering from the sides as well. Wrap-around frames are a good option for athletes, fishermen, and bikers that spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Lenses are the most important part of any pair of sunglasses and should block 100% of UV rays.
Sunglasses for Kids
Because children spend so much time outdoors in direct sunlight, they need sun protection even more than adults.
Performance and Sport Sunglasses
Activity-specific lenses can enhance whatever activities you enjoy.