The OPN Optical Shop Advantage
The OPN Advantage is a circle of vision care, starting with our highly skilled physicians offering you all levels of eye care from finding glasses to getting regular eye health exams. Our OPN network provides string of value and pricing benefits to patients by grouping together as independent optometrists buying together and using the same lab advantage. We will help you select the best pair of glasses and dedicate our own optical lab making them for you! When you need to understand all the details that go into buying a pair of glasses an OPN eye doctor is here to help? What type of lens material should you use? Should I get scratch resistant lenses? What types of frames materials should I get to match my lifestyle? What brands are considered the most fashionable in today's world of glasses? All of these questions will be answered for you by our master opticians dedicated to providing real value for our patients.
How to select eyeglass frames?
Over 140 million people in the U.S. wear eyeglasses, and over 30 million wear contact lenses. Glasses and contact lenses improve vision by adjusting the way the eyes bend and focus light. Ideally, light rays are refracted (bent) as they pass through the cornea so that they focus on the retina in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, this means that objects can be seen clearly. However, many people's corneas have a shallow or steep curvature, which causes light rays to focus in front of or behind the retina. Objects may then appear blurry at certain distances or at all distances.
Glasses and contact lenses correct these refractive errors. Prescriptions are measured for each eye so patients can enjoy optimal vision clarity, usually 20/20. Eyewear may be prescribed for certain activities, such as reading, driving or watching television or eyewear may be prescribed to be worn at all times.
Regular eye examinations test for the development and progression of refractive errors and help your physician provide a proper prescription if eyeglasses or contact lenses are needed. Examinations are also an invaluable tool in the early detection of eye disease.
How to choose glasses that fit your lifestyle activities?
Your glasses can seriously help people SEE who you really are. When purchasing your eyeglasses you have a chance to make a statement about who you are! Here is your chance to create an image instead of just getting a plain pair of cheap glasses. The key to success here is finding the right frames to match your personality and lifestyle. Frame color, material, shape, and detailing all play an important role when it comes to eyewear styles. Brightly colored plastic frames give off a cool, youthful energy, whereas real wood finishes or neutral tones convey a sense of sophistication.
If you are interested in different looks at different moments it is suggested to have multiple pairs of glasses. If you shop correctly you might be able to find some wonderful deals so you can get the often much need multiple pairs. For example your work glasses might be different than your going out on Saturday night glasses. Consider discussing the following areas with your optician:
- Eyeglasses For Adults
- Eyeglasses For Children
- Eyeglasses For Fashionable People
- Eyeglasses for Hipsters
- Eyeglasses For Students
Understanding Eyeglass Frame Materials (They are not all the same)
Be sure to choose the right frame material for your prescription glasses. Sometimes they should be lightweight and other times strong…Maybe even hypoallergenic. Eyeglass frames are made from an ever-growing variety of materials. Some frames are made exclusively with one material; some are made with a combination of materials. Each material has benefits and disadvantages for the wearer. Each will be best suited for a particular lifestyle or use. Your optician is your guide to the materials used to make the frames you select. Be sure to ask him or her for help.
Choosing Your Lens Material For Your Eyeglasses
There are three basic lens materials for prescription eyewear. Each has different price points and recommended use. Consult your Optician for more information.
- Plastic: The most common, basic lenses. Recommended for people with light prescriptions, ranging from no correction to +/-1.75. Most economical.
- Polycarbonate: High-impact resistant lenses. Recommended for children, athletes, and people with active lifestyles. Good for prescriptions up to +/- 4.00.
- High Index 1.67: The thinnest and lightest of all the materials. Recommended for people with high prescriptions as well as those concerned with comfort and fashion.