Choosing the Right Eyeglasses

When it comes to choosing the right eyeglasses, technology has come a long way. If you are old enough and have need for corrective lenses, you may remember a time when lenses would get thicker heavier as your eyesight became worse. Today’s lenses are designed to be light weight, shatter proof, and in many cases scratch resistance. Frames, too, have come far in both aesthetic deign and functionality.

Choosing the Right Lenses

The type of lens you choose will depend on several things, such as how much time you spend outside, how active a lifestyle you lead, whether or not you need bifocals or trifocals, and other corrective needs. While many people simply need single vision lenses, if you are nearsighted but also have trouble seeing to read or seeing your computer screen, a bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lens may be more appropriate. Lenticular lenses may be needed for certain eye conditions. After having a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will be able to help you determine the best type of lenses for your needs.

Choosing Lens Material

Once you have determined which type of lens you need, the material you choose can also have an impact on your experience wearing glasses. Glass is the least likely material to be used; polycarbonate lenses are the standard. They are light weight, impact-resistant, and have UV protection built in. In many states, polycarb lenses are required for children for safety reasons. For people with strong prescriptions, high-index lenses may be even better; they re lighter and thinner and refract light more effectively so you can avoid that magnified-eye look.

Choosing the Right Frame

If you are selecting a frame for your child’s eyeglasses, you’ll be happy to know there are many frames on the market that are break-resistant. They are flexible at the arms and the nose piece so that the frame can withstand the rigors of childhood. For adults, there are such a wide range of styles and shapes it can be difficult to choose.

Our full-service optical shops in both Pontiac, MI and Clarkston, MI carry a wide variety of frames to fit every budget. Our desire is to assure you the best vision possible and your glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses are an important part of that process. We guarantee the quality of our frames and lenses. Call (248) 334-4931 or fill out a Contact Form here to schedule an appointment!

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