At Decatur Family Eye Care, we carry a diverse selection of eyeglass frames and lenses to ensure you have crystal-clear vision, including options that offer glare reduction and resistance to scratches. Our trained opticians will listen to your preferences and recommend eyeglass frames that are well-suited to your face shape, personal style, budget, and visual prescription needs. Our in-house optical lab enables us to give you a faster turnaround time on your newly purchased prescription glasses.
We also offer an array of prescription sunglasses. Sunglasses are important for everyone to wear, regardless of whether you need vision correction or not, as they provide protection from UV rays and their potentially damaging impact on eye health. Prescription sunglasses will ensure you have clear and protected vision while driving or enjoying time outdoors.
Understanding Eyeglass Frames
When it comes to selecting your eyeglass frames, there are many different options to consider. Prior to making your selections, it can be helpful to understand some terminology relating to frames and materials.
Eyeglass frame materials include acetate, metal, plastic, titanium, and wood texture. Various options are available for eyeglass frame types, including full-rimmed, semi-rimless, rimless, low bridge, and wire. Each frame material and type offer different advantages. Our opticians can help you select the right choice for your needs, budget, and style. A wide variety of frame shapes are available, such as rectangular, square, brow line, oval, large, aviator, round, horn, and cat-eye shapes.
If you’re unsure about which style complements your face shape and fits your lifestyle the best, our opticians are happy to offer guidance and expertise as you determine your selections.
The eyeglass frames you choose will help you express your personality and aesthetic preferences, but the eyeglass lenses are ultimately what enables you to see the world more clearly. Everyone has unique visual needs based on their prescription, and your prescription will change over time.
The eyeglass lenses and lens treatments you choose should help you see clearly in all facets of your life, including driving, working at a computer, reading a book, looking at your phone, playing sports, and more. Our optical staff will ask you about what you do for work, whether you have a commute, and what kind of hobbies you have so they can recommend lens options that will best meet the visual demands of your lifestyle.
Eyeglass lens types include:
- Single vision lenses: These lenses have one dioptric power used throughout the entire lens and are used to correct vision for both near and far distances.
- Bifocal lenses: These lenses contain two prescriptions that have a dividing line between them. The top of the lens corrects for farsightedness and the bottom corrects for nearsightedness.
- Trifocal lenses: These lenses include three prescriptions separated by lines. They correct faraway, intermediate, and near vision.
- Progressive lenses: These lenses also offer multiple prescriptions in one lens, but they are line-free, offering a smooth transition when shifting your view between the prescriptions.
Eyeglass lens materials include plastic, polycarbonate, Trivex, and high-index plastic. Our lenses can be treated for added benefits that promote vision comfort including UV-blocking treatment, photochromic treatment, scratch-resistant coating, and glare-control coating.
At Decatur Family Eye Care, our opticians are here to serve you. Contact our office to learn more about how we can help you make the best selections in eyewear for your eye health needs.