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Lenses and Frames

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A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Blue Ridge Eye Associates in Harrisonburg.

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. Blue Ridge Eye Associates in Harrisonburg makes the choice easy.

We offer same day service, including non-glare lenses, on many eyeglass prescriptions. Please allow two hours for processing prior to closing for same-day service.  We also fill many outside prescriptions. Let us make you look good and see great!

Eyeglasses

LensesandFramesDesign, 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 Blue Ridge Eye Associates 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 bifocals to digitally processed progressive light-adaptive lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider at Blue Ridge Eye Associates can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function, and design.

Frame Styles

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, one for computer use, and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.

Sunglasses

With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your sunglasses to meet your visual, protection, performance, and comfort needs. Sunglasses can be made in your prescription, including single vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses. 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 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.

Anti-Reflective Lenses (Non-Glare 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 lenses without a non-glare finish is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since non-glare 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.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Blue Ridge Eye Associates in Harrisonburg, Virginia has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.