Despite the popularity of contact lenses and advanced techniques like LASIK surgery, eyeglasses remain a tried and true option for helping people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Eyeglasses also offer an amazing array of options, from stunning frame designs and sophisticated lens materials to many different kinds of add-ons that enhance your experience. If you’re in the market for a pair of glasses, you'll want to pay a visit to the optical center at Family Eye and Health & Contact Lens Center, serving Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene.
Different Eyeglasses Lenses for Different Needs
Eyeglasses have been correcting people's vision for centuries. They work by altering the way light is refracted before it reaches the eye. This compensates for irregularities in the eyeball or corneal shape that have caused common refractive errors. Traditionally these lenses were made of glass, but these days we have materials that are both lighter in weight and safer. You can choose from budget-friendly CR-39 plastic, shatter-resistant polycarbonate (the preferred choice for kids and people with active lifestyles), and ultra-lightweight options such as Trivex.
Your prescription will determine whether you need single-vision glasses or multifocal lenses. Single-vision glasses correct single conditions, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Multifocal lenses corrects your vision at multiple distance levels, this is necessary if you suffer from a common age-related focusing error called presbyopia. We can provide you with standard bifocals or trifocals or you may prefer our progressive lenses that offer a seamless blend of correction throughout the lens. We can also equip your lenses with coatings that offer protection against glare, fogging, UV, and/or scratches.
The Perfect Frames for the Perfect Look
Eyeglasses aren't just devices for correcting your vision, they're also an instrument for expressing your personal style. Our Lisbon optical center provides an impressive array of designer frames in many sizes, shapes, and colors. From modern "frameless" looks to fun retro stylings, we can help you find just the right pair for your personality.
Different skin tones and facial shapes are complemented by different colors and shapes of glasses. Rest assured that our skilled team can guide you toward eyeglasses that naturally flatter your face.
Ready to Get Started? Schedule an Eye Exam at Our Lewiston Office
Of course, you can't get eyeglasses without an up-to-date prescription, so your first step is to schedule an eye and vision exam at Family Eye and Health & Contact Lens Center in Lewiston, serving Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene areas. Call 207-782-9501 today!