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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available here at Eyecare Associates.

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, you are bound to find something perfect for you.


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.

The knowledgeable staff at Eyecare Associates of Southern Oregon 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 progressive lenses and from the basic lens material on through high index materials, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider 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.

Many 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.

We carry many brand name frames and can order many more! Some popular brands in the office include:

Oakley, Rayban, Maui Jim, Wiley X, Nike, Fossil, Guess, Silhouette, Coach, Vera Wang, Nine West, Bebe, and Swarovski


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 such as cataracts and retinal damage that can be caused by UV radiation.

Glare is an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, but it 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. Polarized lenses are a must for anyone who works or plays near the water.

Anti-Reflective 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 a clearer view of the world around you.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light, and this reflection can prevent between 7 to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing lenses with an anti glare treatment improves clarity, reduces eye fatigue, and makes your lens virtually invisible.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. We, at Eyecare Associates,  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 one of our eye care providers, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.