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Lenses and Frames

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 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. Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in Greensboro and Oak Ridge makes the choice easy.

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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 Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad 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.

Eyeglass Lenses

Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your doctor can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.

Frame Styles

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.

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With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your 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.

At Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad, we are certified Maui Jim retailers. Click here to learn more about Maui Jim’s superior quality and protection.

Don’t forget that children need sunglasses too. Just as you wouldn’t send your little ones out without sunscreen and a hat, you should always remind them to protect their eyes from the sun as well. At Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad, we provide BanZ polarized sunwear for children from infants up to 12 years of age. This Australian company really knows their sun protection and provides fun designs coupled with quality protection. Learn more about them here.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

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. 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 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.

Protective Sports Eyewear

Sports eyewear can be spotted on almost anyone who picks up a ball, bat, racquet or stick — whether they play in the major leagues or the Little League. Fortunately, coaches, parents and players now realize that wearing protective eyewear for sports pays off in several ways. The risk of eye damage is reduced, and the player’s performance is enhanced by the ability to see better. In fact, many athletic and fitness clubs today do not permit their members to participate without wearing proper eye gear.

Our Liberty Sport frames and lenses are specifically designed to protect against impact and tested to meet or exceed the strictest ASTM F803 standards. And they’ll handle any prescription. Click here to learn more about Liberty Sport.

About Online Eyeglass Purchases

Remember that your eyeglasses are state-of-the-art technology and require exact fitting and measurements to work properly. We always recommend working with a trained professional to fit your frames and lenses. At Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad, we can fit many different styles and budgets.

Tempted to shop online for your glasses? In a recent study, researchers found that nearly half of prescription glasses bought online either contained the wrong lenses or didn’t meet the standards for impact testing.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Vision Source Eye Center of the Triad in Greensboro and Oak Ridge has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with our doctors and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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