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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Somers Vision Clinic.

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. Somers Vision Clinic makes the choice easy.

Eyeglasses

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 Somers Vision Clinic 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, Dr. Squillace can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.

Frame Styles

The shape and size of the frame should enhance your facial features.

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.

Sports Eyewear

According to a 2015 report by Prevent Blindness of America, more than 31,000 sports-related eye injuries occur annually. Wearing appropriate eyewear during sporting activities is critically important for protecting your eyes. Above and beyond safety, choosing the correct eyewear for your particular sport can help you have the best possible vision for the activity you love.

In most sports, vision and performance are closely linked. To optimize your performance, be sure that your vision is the best it can be by having regular eye exams and getting corrective lenses if necessary. Even if you have 20-20 eyesight, sports eyewear designed for your activity can reduce glare and enhance contrast. This can help you see even better and react faster.

Somers Vision Clinic offers protective eyewear for several sports, both prescription and plano (non-prescription). If you have questions about sports eyewear, feel free to give us call at 860-763-4733.

Sunglasses

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 reduced 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.¬†Adding anti-reflective coating to the back side of the lens further reduces glare.

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.

Summary

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Somers Vision Clinic has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For guidance, give us a call and arrange a time to meet with a member of our optical team.