Eyeglasses and Sunglasses at Lifetime Eyecare
At Lifetime Eyecare, we understand that choosing the right eyeglasses is a very personal decision. That’s why we offer a wide variety of lenses and eyeglass frames that can be tailored to your specific needs and fashion preferences. With so many options available, it can be tough to know where to start. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! We carry well-known designer brands, including Kate Spade, Gucci, Costa, and Champion.
There are different types of eyeglass frame materials, including acetate, metal, plastic, titanium, and wood texture. Eyeglass frames come in styles, too, such as full rimmed, semi-rimless, rimless, low bridge, and wire. Each frame material and type offer different advantages.
Choosing a frame shape ultimately comes down to what complements your face shape, lifestyle, and fashion sense. Eyeglass frames can be rectangular, square, oval, large, aviator, round, or cat-eye. Our opticians can help you select the right choice for your visual needs, budget, and style. If you’re unsure about which style complements your face shape and fits your lifestyle the best, our opticians are happy to offer guidance and expertise as you determine your selections.
- Round Faces: Look for frames that are wider than they are tall. Angular or square frames will help elongate your face.
- Oval Faces: You’re lucky! Almost any style of frame will look good on you. To maintain the natural balance of your face, look for frames that are as wide as the widest part of your face.
- Square Faces: You’ll want to find frames that soften the angularity of your features. Round or oval frames will help achieve this effect.
- Heart-Shaped Faces: Look for frames that are wider at the bottom than at the top. This will help balance out the narrowness of your upper half and give you a more proportionate look.
The eyeglass frames you wear help you express your personality and aesthetic preferences, but the eyeglass lenses are ultimately what enables you to see the world more clearly. You have unique visual needs based on your prescription, and your prescription can change over time. Eyeglass lenses and lens treatments should help you see clearly in all facets of your life, including driving, working at a computer, reading a book, looking at your phone, playing sports, and more.
Our opticians will ask you about what you do for work, whether you have a commute, and what kind of hobbies you have so they can recommend lens options which will best meet the visual demands of your lifestyle. Our lenses can be treated for added benefits that promote vision comfort including UV-blocking treatment, photochromic treatment, scratch-resistant coating, and glare control coating.
Your doctor will help you determine which type of lens is right for you based on your individual needs.
Our optical also features an array of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Quality sunglasses are important for everyone to wear, regardless of whether you need vision correction or not, as they provide protection from UV rays and their potentially damaging impact on eye health. If you wear eyeglasses, you should consider purchasing a pair of prescription sunglasses as they offer many benefits.
Benefits of Prescription Sunglasses
Eye disease prevention
Exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of cataracts, photokeratitis, macular degeneration, melanoma, and pterygium.
Improved dark adaptation
Sunglasses increase visual clarity by blocking UV rays and reducing glare during the day. They can also have a positive impact on sight at night. In addition to daytime benefits of sunglasses, wearing high-quality polarized sunglasses can also help reduce night vision loss.
Less strain, fewer headaches
15 minutes in sunlight (a primary source of solar blue light), is equal to 10 hours of digital blue light, and exposure to blue light can cause eye strain and headaches. Quality prescription sunglasses should block 100 percent UV and solar blue light when outdoors.
Sunglasses guard against harsh wind, dust, sand, and other airborne debris that irritate the eyes or could scratch the cornea. When your eyes are protected and you’re seeing at your best, you’re also protecting others. For example: when driving with polarized lenses, your reaction time is noticeably faster than when not wearing sunglasses. Sunwear reduces glare and keeps you safe when navigating situations that require full attention, such as driving or riding a bike.
A better outdoor experience, year-round
No need to squint, wear non-prescription sunglasses, or avoid the sun completely! Enjoy the comfort, clarity, and protection that comes from prescription sunglasses.
Optical at Lifetime Eyecare in Newton
Remember, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to glasses—the perfect pair for you depends on your individual needs and preferences. So don’t hesitate to ask for help from our experienced staff here at Lifetime Eyecare in Newton. We’ll be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect frames for your face shape, skin tone, hair color, and eye color. Schedule an appointment with us today!