frames & lenses
Frames to fit you and your life
Professionally trained Opticians and frame stylists are here help you select frames that are both functional and fashionable. Shopping for frames starts with your prescription for lenses. Many lenses must have a certain shape for maximum effectiveness. Matching your lenses with a frame that fits well and looks good on you is what Redfield Vision Opticians do best. You can be assured of a wide selection of frames and a team of professionals whose recommendations you can trust.
Frame size matters
A frame should cover 20 to 30 percent of your face, with the top part of the frame closely following your eyebrow line. Too large a frame can catch glare and create distortions in your vision. If the frame is too small, your peripheral or side vision may be limited.
If your prescription is strong or you have astigmatism, consider small frames with rounded edges because they reduce distortions created by having too much of the lens outside the line of vision.
Frames for children
When fitting children with glasses, your Opticians will likely recommend a metal frame with flexible hinges for durability and nose pads for comfort. The lenses in children's glasses should be made of impact resistance polycarbonate material, which is strong and durable. A scratch resistant coating is also a good idea.
The key to success with children who need to wear glasses is selecting a frame that is comfortable, durable and one that is downright "cool". Allowing your child to have a role in choosing frames makes getting glasses an exciting and personal experience.
Today's lens choices fit your special lifestyle
With the variety of lenses available today, deciding which one is right for you can be confusing.
Thin and light high index lenses
Many patients who are extremely nearsighted or farsighted are enjoying the benefits of new and advanced high index lenses made with flatter curves. Their precision designs reduce unwanted magnification and peripheral errors. The flatter curves decrease the center's thickness and reduce lens volume and weight. High index lenses offer a slim attractive lens whether you're nearsighted or farsighted. The lens minimizes magnification and improves the appearance of your eyes behind your glasses. The added bonus is a wider selection of stylish and fashionable frames from which to choose.
If sports, safety, and children's eyewear are important considerations, a good choice is polycarbonate lenses because of their superior scratch and impact resistance, and lighter weight. All polycarbonate lenses also have built in materials that block UV light. Studies have shown that appropriate eyewear could reduce sports related eye injuries by 90%.
Sun-sensitive lenses from light to dark
Sun-sensitive lenses change naturally from light to dark automatically. They are made in lightweight plastic and are lighter on your nose and much more comfortable than glass lenses. These lenses also have a built in scratch protection and are 100% UV protected.
Progressive "no-line" lenses
If you have more than one vision problem, you are likely to need multi-focal lenses. Traditionally, bifocals offer near and distance vision while trifocals are designed for near, mid-range and distance vision.
Today there is a lens that makes bifocals with lines separating the ranges of vision a thing of the past. Progressive lenses, also called "no line bifocals", duplicate the natural movement of your eyes giving you a full range of focus so you see clearly and comfortably at all distances, including those in-between areas that bifocals miss.
Anti-reflective coating reduces glare
There are two benefits when you choose anti-reflective (AR) coating or treatment on your lenses. AR coating provides a cosmetic value because your eyes - not irritating glare - are visible through your lenses. Your vision is better, too, because the coating eliminates distracting reflections that occur, particularly with night driving.