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 and delicate process. We offer a wide variety of lens and frame options to meet your visual needs and style preferences. Our professional opticians will help you find the perfect frames and recommend the best lens options so that you get the most out of your eye wear.
Lens design, material and coatings 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 opticians at Family Vision Center will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. As an independent optical boutique we take pride in our selection of high quality frames. We carefully choose the frame brands for our optical boutique to give you an exclusive and unique selection.
Our exclusive luxury frame brands include:
Our other unique high-quality frame brands include:
Bollé Sunglasses | Carrera | Eyes of Faith | HUGO BOSS | Miraflex Flexible Eyewear for Children | Polaroid | Safilo Italian Eyewear | Kids by Safilo | Serengeti Sunglasses | Silhouette | Tommy Hilfiger | Wiley X
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. We offer the most advanced lenses available on the market today from single vision lenses, to specialty lenses, and progressive lenses. Our optometrist and optician work together to determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function, and design, for your visual needs. We offer the latest in lens technology so that you can see clearly through your lenses no matter what activity you are performing.
When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone, and enhance the best features of your facial structure.
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 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.
Frame and Lens Fit & Measurements
Our professional and experienced opticians will take the time necessary to fit you into the most appropriate frame. Wearing a properly fitted frame will result in a comfortable and pleasing experience for you. Wearing a properly fitter pair of glasses should not be causing you discomfort on your temples, behind your ears, or on your nose bridge. In fact, wearing a pair of glasses should feel as comfortable as wearing your favorite pair of jeans. Glasses should comfortably sit on your nose bridge, and the temples should gently hug behind your ears, while delivering the best visual experience for your eyes. A poorly fitted frame combined with the wrong lens materials will cause discomfort and make it annoying to wear glasses. Using our expertise we will recommend the best fitting frame for your facial structure, and the appropriate lenses for your prescription. As a result you will have a pair of glasses that are specific to your facial features and visual needs.
Our opticians take professional measurements of your eyes in the specific frame that you chose to purchase. These measurements include: pupillary distance, segment height, vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, and frame wrap. Professional optical measurements ensure that you’ll receive precisely crafted lenses that will deliver exceptional visual performance.
Contact us to schedule an eyeglasses fitting with a professional optician. Don’t have a glasses prescription? Schedule an appointment with our optometrist, Dr. Vadim Guy, OD, for a Comprehensive Eye Examination.