On-Site Optical Shop
In addition to providing comprehensive ophthalmology services, an optical center, featuring a wide array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every budget, is located on site. Patients can choose frames from many elite designers, as well as stylish yet affordable alternatives. In addition, there is a full line of frames for children and teens, and a great selection of athletic eyewear. The convenient on-site location eliminates the hassle of having to take a prescription to another location to get it filled.
When visiting the optical center, patients will be seen by an experienced optometrist, who will help them in choosing frames. Many factors are taken into consideration, including personal style, facial shape, and coloring, when choosing frames. A tremendous variety of eyewear from top-quality designers and fashion manufacturers is available to fit every style.
Choosing the Right Lenses for Eyeglasses
Choosing the right lenses for a prescription is just as important as finding flattering frames. Many options are available today, and knowledgeable staff is available to help a patient make the right choice. Some lenses are thinner and lighter than others, lending themselves to stronger prescriptions, rimless styles and smaller frames. Others are top-of-the-line polycarbonate for the maximum scratch- and impact-resistance available, which makes them perfect for active people. Some of the most popular and useful features are anti-reflective coatings, dirt-resistance, and 100-percent UVA and UVB protection.
A Selection of Contact Lenses
If a patient opts for contact lenses, her or his needs will be evaluated so that the chosen lenses fit correctly and and can be worn comfortably. There are many choices of contact lenses, including daily wear, extended wear and disposables. A selection of all of the top contact-lens brands, including Acuvue, CIBA Air Optix, Bausch & Lomb, Fresh Look and Proclear, is available.
To meet every patient's needs, the following types of contact lenses are available.
Bifocal/Multifocal Contact Lenses
These lenses provide clear vision for those who have trouble seeing at more than one distance. Bifocals improve both near and far vision, while multifocals also provide middle-distance clarity, which is necessary when doing computer work.
Monovision Contact Lenses
These lenses correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness if bifocal lenses are not desired. With this solution, the lens in one eye corrects near vision, and the lens in the other corrects distance vision.
Astigmatism-Correction Contact Lenses
These lenses correct astigmatism, making blurry or distorted vision sharp.
Colored Contact Lenses
These lenses can change eye color either subtly or dramatically. They can also be used to correct vision problems.
Disposable contact lenses are another option. They are popular because they require no maintenance: worn for a day, they are then discarded.