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Frame Selection Guide

For many, one of the most important investments a person can make in their health is in their eyeglasses, but not everyone sees it that way. They may see their glasses as a tool to see clearly, but the right pair of eyeglasses can actually do much more than that. At Complete Eye Care of Medina near Maple Grove, Corcoran and Plymouth, we understand that choosing which features to include with your eye glasses is a delicate decision that can affect how you function in your day to day life. Your glasses should be chosen with care, and it is a decision that deserves the guidance of a qualified optometrist that can help you make the right choice for your vision and lifestyle needs.

Getting the Right Prescription and Lenses for Your Eyes

Getting the right eyeglasses starts with determining the right prescription, at Complete Eye Care of Medina, our optometrist makes sure that this happens by providing a comprehensive eye exam that will show any adjustments needed from your previous prescription so that you are able to see your best. However, there is more to getting your lenses right. Depending on your lifestyle you may need lenses that are more durable, made of more lightweight material and have built in protections for computer use and glare. Some of the lens types we offer in order to accommodate the differing needs of our patients include:

  • High Index Plastic – for strong prescriptions
  • Photochromic lenses that become tinted gradually with exposure to sunlight
  • Polarized Lenses – Usually in sunglasses help to reduce glare’
  • Multi-focal lenses (bifocals and trifocals) that address different vision needs for seeing close up, far away, and midrange, as with a computer screen.
  • Special coatings such as scratch resistance, tints, and mirror coatings

Finding the Perfect Frame

While it may be the lenses that help your vision, the frame is also important to any pair of glasses. Frames come in various materials, such as plastics or metal, and carry a weight of their own. For many, frame choice is a matter of style, but the choice also needs to be made with their budget in mind. At Complete Eye Care of Medina we are prepared for both the budget conscious and for those who insist on designer frames. We’ll even help guide you towards picking the right frame to suit your face shape, such as rectangular frames for a round face, or frames that are wide at the bottom for a heart shaped face.