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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Lifetime Eyecare in Cumberland.

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. Lifetime Eyecare in Cumberland makes the choice easy.

Eyeglasses

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 Lifetime Eyecare 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

Your eyeglass prescription is NOT like a prescription for a pill or an eye drop.  If your physician prescribes a certain antibiotic drug, you will have the same experience and result from those antibiotic pills when supplied by any pharmacy because the pills are equivalent.

However, your eyeglass “prescription” is a mathematical formula that can be filled dozens, even hundreds, of ways.  A seller can use different lens materials, designs, curves, coatings, and tints, and the quality and workmanship of those materials can be very different.  The way you end up seeing in your eyewear will vary widely based upon those factors.

Our patients trust Lifetime Eyecare to prescribe the clearest, most comfortable, HIGH DEFINITION lenses in the newest & best technologies.

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.  We feature the largest frame selection in the region, with brands including: Silhouette, Ray-Ban, Coach, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Nike, Adidas, Tura, Ted Baker, gx and L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, FYSH, OVVO, and more!

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.

Sunglasses

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.

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

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.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Lifetime Eyecare in Cumberland, Maryland 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.