Lenses and Frames
A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Alva 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. Alva Vision Clinic makes the choice easy.
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. We carry eyeglass frames from the most popular brands including Nike, Adidas, Jimmy Crystal, Silhouette, and many others! Stop by and our staff will show you our amazing selection.
The knowledgeable staff at Alva 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.
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive lenses (no-line bifocals), we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, Dr. Smith can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
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 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.
Kids need sunglasses, too! Children receive up to three times the amount of sun exposure every year as adults do. In fact, children receive up to 80% of their lifetime UV exposure before age 20! Protect their eyes with a fun pair of 100% UV blocking sunglasses–we have sunglasses to fit infants & children!
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 also offer a special AR lens for patients who spend most of their day working on a computer. These lenses block the blue light emitted by the screen on electronics that can lead to eye fatigue.
Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. The staff and doctors at Alva Vision Clinic have the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with Troy Smith O.D. and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.