Lenses and Frames
A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Family Vision Center in Rochester.
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 medical needs but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Family Vision Center in Rochester makes the choice easy.
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 Family Vision Center will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses.
We carefully choose the frame brands for our optical boutique to give you an exclusive and unique selection.
We exclusively carry three fine brands in the Rochester area:
Our other unique brands include:
- Bollé Sunglasses
- Eyes of Faith
- HUGO BOSS
- Kate Spade
- Miraflex Flexible & Safe Eyewear for Children
- Safilo Italian Eyewear
- Serengeti Sunglasses
- Ted Baker
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Wiley X
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive lenses, we will gladly help you find the lenses that best fit your needs. We offer the most advanced lenses from Shamir and Essilor. Regardless of your situation our optometrist and optician work together to determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design. We offer the latest in lens technology so that you can see clearly through your lenses no matter what activity you are performing.
Our featured lenses from Essilor include:
- Varilux® progressive lenses
- Eyezen™ single vision lenses with Smart Blue Filter™
- Crizal® No-Glare lenses
- Transitions® adaptive lenses
- Xperio UV™ polarized prescription sun lenses
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, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. 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 sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.
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 the lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses such as Crizal® reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes giving you the clearest vision possible.
All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR 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.
Choosing the right lenses and frames is a delicate process and Family Vision Center in Rochester, New York has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with our optometrist, Dr. Vadim Guy, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.