Lenses and Frames
A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Vision Source Longmont in Longmont.
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 Longmont in Longmont, Colorado makes the choice easy.
Why purchase your eyewear at our office?
- One year warranty on all frames. Apart from loss, theft, or abuse, we stand behind your purchase.
- One year warranty from manufacturer’s defects on anti-reflective lenses. This warranty does not include prescription changes, failure to follow recommended cleaning guidelines, or cases of extreme abuse.
- We stand behind our prescriptions. Our doctors will verify your prescription at no charge if you are having problems with your new glasses.
- We don’t work on commission. Unlike some of the chain or warehouse opticals, our doctors and opticians base their recommendations on what is best for your eyes.
- We don’t advertize on price because you get what you pay for. We use the newest and most advanced lens products available, and you’ll pay more for the same product elsewhere.
- Free adjustments and lens cleaner refills with the purchase of a complete pair of glasses.
- Shop local. When you buy local, more money stays in your community.
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 Longmont 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.
Has your eye doctor told you that you indeed have 20/20 vision, but you still don’t feel like you see all that well? If so, the answer may be digital or free-form eyeglass lenses. Just like analog television went by the wayside a few years ago, the field of eyeglass lenses is also changing. You can think of digital eyeglass lenses as high-definition lenses.
Conventional lenses can correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Digital eyeglass lenses also do this AND reduce what are called higher-order aberrations. Computer-controlled surfacing equipment that produces digital free-form lenses also gives you a wider field of view, accounts for how the lenses are positioned in front of your eyes, and gives you the sharpest vision possible. The precisely made and personalized surfaces of high-definition lenses may help reduce the symptoms of starbursts, halos, and glare during nighttime driving.
Dr. Kaminski has been prescribing digital free-form eyeglass lenses since 2009. Some of the designs he prescribes include Varilux, Hoya, and Truclear . So when you purchase your new glasses at Vision Source Longmont, you know you’re getting the best technology available!
The most important piece of your eye glasses are the lenses. Unlike the discounters, mall opticals, and warehouse buying clubs, only our labs offer the newest technology to give you the best vision. Read more about digital free-form 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 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. We offer only the best Crizal, Viso, and Hoya anti-reflective products.
Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Vision Source Longmont in Longmont, Colorado 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 your eye care provider and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.