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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Envision Eyecare Center in Tucson.

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. Envision Eyecare Center in Tucson makes the choice easy.  You can also use the Eyeglass Guide to help you start your selection!


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. Our knowledgeable staff at Envision Eyecare Center 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

During your eye exam, our doctors will provide you with a current prescription. Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Our opticians  use the Visioffice to obtain a customized computer reading for the perfect fit of frame to your face. visi officeRegardless 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. If you are like us, you use your computer or TV everyday. Read the article in our blog, you’ll see we can help protect you from those blu rays, too.

Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, the shape and size 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 and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun and expressive.
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With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (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 sun-wear 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.
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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 7-14% 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.
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Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Envision Eyecare Center in Tucson, Arizona 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.

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