Glasses

Frames

How do I know what frames are right for me? 

Our opticians will take many factors into account when determining what frames are best for you.  First, are the glasses going to be purely functional or your ultimate accessory?  We will take into account the shape of your face, your lifestyle, and your recreational activities to determine an appropriate and fashionable frame.

We have more than 1200 frames in stock from designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Porsche, Nine West, Vera Bradley, Nike, Kate Spade, Jones New York, Flexon, Tura,  BCBG Max Azria, Kenneth Cole, Hugo Boss, Liz Claiborne, Fossil, Carrera, and more.  Our frame stock is kept up-to-date so that we have the latest styles the industry has to offer. 

We also have a complete line of OSHA-compliant safety glasses.

I like the frame I have.  Can I use it instead of buying a new frame?

Sure you can.  If the frame is in good condition, we will be glad to order new lenses for the frame that you are currently wearing.  Best of all, you won't have to leave your glasses with us.  We will make a pattern of your frame when you order the lenses and give your frame back to you to wear until the new lenses are ready.

Do you offer frames for children?

We have a wide selection of frames for children ranging from infant sizes right on up.  Our collection includes styles from Fisher Price, Disney, Nickelodeon, Nike, LaFont, Guess, Ralph Lauren, and Flexon for Kids.

Lenses  

What's the difference between bifocals, trifocals, and progressives? 

Bifocal lenses allow you to see distance and near clearly in one lens.  The top portion of the lens is for distance viewing, and the bottom portion for near.  Trifocal lenses also take into account lost intermediate vision--within three to six feet.  Many jobs we do every day require us to have good vision at that range.  The most common is working at our computer.

As a larger percentage of the population started working at desks and on computers, a need for better lenses than the trifocal was needed--one without lines or breaks.  Thus, the progressive lens, or no-line bifocal, was introduced.  Most people today must work or live in a variable-distance environment.  They need to be able to see close up (reading), at midrange (computer), and in the distance (television viewing or driving).  The progressive is the best multiuse lens on the market.

What are Transition lenses?

Transition lenses are lenses that turn dark in sunlight and change back to clear when they are out of the sunlight.  Transition lenses are available in both brown and gray ultraviolet-blocking tints.  Transitions are even available on thin (high-index) and polycarbonate lenses.

Is there really a benefit to anti-reflective coatings?

Any lens with good optics has an anti-reflective coating.  All cameras, telescopes, microscopes, and binoculars have anti-reflective lenses.  Let our staff in the optical shop show you the difference between anti-reflective lenses and non-coated lenses.

What are "computer glasses"?

Computer glasses are glasses that are made for viewing computer screens and doing other midrange tasks with the least amount of head movement and discomfort.  These glasses are designed to allow the wearer to look at a computer on a desk without holding their head in an abnormal position.  Computer glasses also come complete with anti-reflective lenses to help reduce eye fatigue.

What if I need repairs or have questions after I pick up my glasses?

You're welcome to stop by the optical shop at any time without an appointment.  We will be happy to adjust your glasses, make repairs, or answer any questions you may have.  We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Sunglasses

Today all sunglasses block harmful ultraviolet rays.  The lens of choice, however, is a polarized lens.  The polarization blocks horizontal light.  Most glare is light that is being reflected off a surface and is traveling horizontally into the eyes.  Blocking this light reduces most glare, making viewing much easier.  Ask one of our optical staff to demonstrate a Polaroid lens for you.

We are happy to make sunglasses in your prescription, or you are welcome to purchase any of our ready-made sunglasses.  Our ready-made sunglass stock includes "Fitover"-style sunglasses designed to be worn over your glasses, and polarized clip-on sunglasses.  We are also pleased to offer a wide selection of ophthalmic frames that come complete with their own sun clip.  It's like getting two pairs of glasses for the price of one.   

 

Mission Statement

Our Value: To emulate Christ's example of compassion, humility, and integrity in all relationships.

Our Mission: To preserve and restore eyesight, both in our community and around the world.

Our Operating Philosophy: To provide the highest quality of care to every patient, using the best available technology, research and continuing education for our doctors and staff, both now and in the future.

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1-800-424-2393

 

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