Lenses and Frames
Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your visual needs, but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, computer work, driving, and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. The doctors and opticians at Summit Eye Clinic are ready to assist you at every step.
Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.
The knowledgeable staff at Summit Eye Clinic will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
Your lens power, design, material, and treatments make up your prescription glasses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs.
The knowledgeable doctors and opticians at Summit Eye Clinic will consider visual function, comfort, and style when recommending a new pair of glasses. The glasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
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 facial shape.
Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear, computer use, and prescription sunglasses. 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” to meet your visual, performance, and comfort needs while protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and reduces the risk of ocular conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. 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 and with computer use. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between 7 to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing glasses without anti-reflective lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since anti-reflective lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.