Lenses and Frames
Selecting your lenses and frame is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit your medical needs and your fashion preferences. Alaska Vision Center has eye wear selections that give you superior vision, exceptional quality and up-to-the-minute style. Our frame choices include the following name brands:
- Kate Spade
- Juicy Couture
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Maui Jim
Highlight your features, play with color, and correct your vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, let our experienced technicians guide you through the selection process.
Design based on your prescription provided by your eye doctor, lens materials and additional treatments are the three components that make up your eyeglass lenses. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your vision requirements. Our doctors and technicians can help determine what type of eyeglass lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape. Most people need more than one pair of glasses – one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities, for example. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.
With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sun wear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.
Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.
Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
Your eyeglass frame and lenses are a unique product ordered for each individual – choosing the right style and lens treatments is important! The knowledgeable staff at Alaska Vision Center will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses.
For help, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider.