Downtown Eye Care Has the Eyeglasses for You!

Good vision and long-term eye health start with corrective lenses and eyeglasses that are a good fit for you. We offer a wide variety of lenses to correct many eye conditions, and we stock a number of frame lines from your favorite designers to match your personal style. Here at Downtown Eye Care, we understand how important it is to feel comfortable in your new glasses. Our optical department can help you find frames that complement your best features so that you can feel confident in your new glasses.

We Know How to Choose the Right Glasses for You

There are many options when it comes to new glasses, particularly when it comes to the frames. There are more materials available than ever before from acetates and hard plastics to metals and metals alloys. It’s important that you choose a frame that will be durable flexible and light, that will suit the needs of your lifestyle. When speaking with our staff about your new frames, be sure to consider the frame style, size and also pay close attention to the nosepads and hinges. Think too about the characteristics of your face. Our friendly staff can help you choose a frame that will compliment your features.

When it comes to vision correction, your lenses are, of course, much more important than the frames. They are what make you see better so you should spend time choosing the right lenses and coatings that will suit you. Lenses are custom made to your prescription and using different materials, you can have a lens constructed that will fit seamlessly with your lifestyle. From Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses that provide you with durable, shatter-resistant materials, to polarized lenses that reduce glare and photochromic lenses that can be clear indoors and provide protection from the sun outdoors, the choices are endless. Call (515) 281-0902 to our team of experts at Downtown Eye Care and let us help you find the right lenses for your needs.

Selecting the Best Lenses After 40

Many people find that they have trouble reading fine print after the age of 40. Presbyopia is the name for this condition. The lens in the eye stiffens and is no longer able to change shape to do the up close focusing required to read small print.

Eyeglass lens options include separate reading and distance glasses, bifocals, trifocals or progressives. Bifocals have two segments for reading and distance separated by a line. Trifocals have 3 segments separated by lines and provide near, intermediate, and distance vision. Most people choose to wear progressive lenses that provide all distances of vision without lines.

There is a lot of difference in quality of progressive lenses from different manufacturers. Older style progressives will have narrower fields of vision and require more head turning to stay in the sweet spot of the lens. We recommend digital progressives made by Shamir that provide HD quality of vision. The segment for intermediate and near vision is wider and there is a smoother transition between powers. They are custom computer designed for every individual prescription.

Computer Lenses

Working at a computer for long periods of time creates special challenges for your eyes. There are single vision and progressive lenses specially made for computer use. For people over 40 with Presbyopia we recommend the Shamir Workspace lens. It is a progressive created for office and computer use. The top part of the progressive lens is in focus at 8-10 feet and then there is a gradual increase in power to include computer range and reading. This lens devotes more area for computer usage than a traditional progressive lens and is more comfortable with less neck strain.

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