A pair of glasses has two components: the frame and the lenses.
Each one must be selected carefully to give you complete satisfaction. After a thorough examination of your eyes, your Optometrist and the clinic's specialized personnel will be able to provide a personalized selection of frames and lenses that best suit your activities and prescription.
The shape, the color and the design are all important considerations when choosing a frame to compliment the shape of your face and your personality. Technological progress constantly widens the range of materials available. For instance, titanium frames combine lightness and strength. Other materials, called "memory materials", allow the frames to bend back to their original position whem bumped or stretched.
In order to choose a pair of glasses well, you need to take into account the environment and context in which you will be wearing them. Do you work in front of a computer all day long? Do you play sports, are you a handyman? Do you read a lot? Are you an outdoor or indoor kind of person?
Do you have a hectic social life? Do you worry about your image and looks? Are you fashion forward? Those are questions among others that will guide you in your choice for a pair of glasses.
Several pairs of glasses, each one specifically chosen for an activity or for appearance, may be an option to consider. It is undoubtedly what you already do for your choice of clothing.
To view the brands of frames available in most of our clinics, please click on the following link: Brands
The lenses in your sunglasses should always contain ultraviolet protection.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are associated with the development of cataracts. UV rays may also cause damage to the retina.
Polarized lenses are available is a variety of colours and shades. They help to eliminate glare, fatigue and visual stress. The sun’s rays reflect off of many surfaces such as water, sand, snow, windows, vehicles and buildings. These lenses are recommended for boaters, golfers, drivers and fishermen due to their ability to eliminate glare.
Tinted lenses range from pale to very dark and come in an assortment of colours. Sunglasses generally use medium to dark lenses and may be uniform in colour or have gradient lenses which go from dark at the top to light or clear at the bottom.
The reflective surface of a mirrored lens makes the eye almost invisible and protects it against glare and heat. Mirrored lenses are offered in a variety of colours in order to enhance visual performance.
Photochromic lenses gradually lighten or darken according to their exposure to light; darkening when exposed to bright light and lightening indoors. Photochromic lenses come in virtually all materials and styles. Ask one of our representatives for a demonstration.