Eyewear

Eyeworks proudly carries the following select brands of frames:

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Eyeworks now provides Trivex® lenses for our patients.  Trivex material provides crisp, clear vision, lightweight comfort, and enhanced strength and protection benefits over polycarbonate lenses.

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Are you a person that worries a lot about picking out your new eyeglasses?  Are you concerned about what looks good on you and what doesn’t?  At Eyeworks, we have plenty of knowledgeable technicians who will assist you through your new eyeglass selection.  They will help you choose the right style, color, and shape that compliments your face.  According to the Vision Council of America(VCA), there are seven basic face shapes.  These shapes are square, round, diamond, oval, base-up triangle, base-down triangle, and oblong.  The VCA also states that the frame size should be in scale with your face size and it should contrast with your face shape.

Listed below is a guide to help match eyeglass frames to your face shape:

 

SQUARE FACE

The face width and length are the about the same, with a broad jaw line and forehead. Choose narrow round frames like an oval shape. Choose frames that are wider than they are deep.

ROUND FACE

Again the width and length are about the same but with no angles. Choose a narrow rectangular frame that is wider than it is deep.

DIAMOND FACE

This is the rarest shape. The face is narrower at the jaw and eye line with dramatic cheek bones. To contrast this shape try rimless,oval or cat-eye shape frames.

OVAL FACE

A face with balanced proportions. Pick a frame that is as wide or wider than the widest part of your face.

BASE-UP TRIANGLE FACE

This face has a narrow bottom and a wide top. Try frames that are wider on the bottom and light in color.

BASE-DOWN TRIANGLE FACE

This face has a wider jaw line and a narrow fore head. Try frames that are heavy on the top with color,accents, or material. Cat-eyes for women are good.

OBLONG FACE

The face is longer than it is wide with long straight cheeks. Try frames with a top to bottom depth or low contrasting temples.

 

Now that you have picked out your new frames, what type of eyeglass lenses will you choose? There are 3 main choices of material that eyeglass lenses are made out of.

 

TRIVEX

The newest lens material available. It is thinner and lighter than plastic with optics just as good as plastic. It resists flaking and stress cracks so it is the best material for rimless frames.

GLASS LENSES

This material is the most optically true. It is also the heaviest and has to be safety treated against breakage. It is the least safe material against breakage. Not many glasses are made with this material anymore.

PLASTIC LENSES

This material is thicker than glass but lighter and safer. It is also softer than glass and therefore it scratches easier. Today’s modern scratch resistant coatings have drastically improved the durability of plastic lenses.

POLYCARBONATE LENSES

This material is the lightest, thinnest, and most impact resistant of all these materials. This is the same material that airplane windshields are made out of. These lenses are the best choice for children, active adults, sports activities, and safety glasses.

 

Eyeglass lenses come clear, but color can be added to suit your personal preference.  In glass lenses the color is in the material from the manufacturer.  You can get a tint that is solid and stays the same all the time, or you can get a photochromatic lens that gets darker when you go outside.  It is called Photogray Extra.

There are more color options with plastic and polycarbonate lenses.  We can add almost any color to these lenses in our modern computerized lab.  We can make your lens color solid, or it can be a gradient color that is darker on the top and fades out towards the bottom.  Your lens can even have one color on the top and another color on the bottom!!  These materials also have the ability to darken when you go out into the sunlight.  These are called Transition lenses.

There are several more items that, when added to your eyeglass lenses, will make your eyes more comfortable and healthy.  An ultra-violet(U.V.)  coating will block the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun from getting to your eyes.  Ultra-violet light is known to cause cataracts and cause the eye to be more dry.  Do reflections on your lenses bother you, like headlights at night?  An anti-reflective coating will not only make your lenses look better, you won’t have those annoying reflections anymore.  Be sure and ask our technicians about these and other lens ad-ons to customize your new glasses for the best vision possible.