Eyeglasses in Houston, TX
Eye Excellence, a leader in cutting-edge vision correction eyewear and procedures, has performed countless premium eyeglass fittings for patients in Houston, Missouri City and the surrounding areas of Texas.
In the past, eyeglasses were unsightly medical necessities. Today, well-known designers, such as Burberry and Michael Kors, create stunning frames that complement the savviest dresser’s wardrobes. Instead of hiding vision problems with contacts, many of today’s consumers in need of vision correction choose stylish frames that show their taste in fashion.
Overview of Today’s Advanced Lenses
Initially, consumers had no choice other than glass lenses for their eyewear. Over time, plastic lenses took root, but those lenses were still heavy and cumbersome. Now, eye doctors make most lenses from lightweight, scratch and shatter resistant progressive plastics with optional ultraviolet filters. Modern eyeglass lenses weigh less, have a thinner profile and are more scratch-resistant than their plastic predecessors.
Some of today’s lens materials are as follows:
- Polycarbonate lenses – Due to their high impact rating, these lenses are recommended for children, athletes, those with active lifestyles or eyeglass wearers who work where their glasses may become scratched or broken. If desired, these lenses feature ultraviolet protection.
- Trivex lenses – This relatively new plastic lens features many of the same benefits of polycarbonate lenses, but their light-weight, thin profile offers better vision correction for some clients.
- High index plastic lenses – These thin lenses are for clients with severe vision-correction needs and are an alternative to bulky thick glass lenses. Their thin contour makes them suitable for rimless glasses.
- Aspheric lenses – Spherical in shape, these lenses offer wearers a larger scope of vision by making more of the lens’ surface corrective. Their unique curvature makes the lenses thinner and flatter than traditional lenses.
- Photochromic lenses – For clients who want an alternative to prescription sunglasses, these lenses which darken when exposed to sunlight are available in glass or plastic. Their tint-changing property makes them perfect for wearers who pass in and out of direct sunlight often.
- Polarized sunglasses – Ideal for sports, driving and other vision-critical outdoor activities, these popular lenses prevent unwanted glare from water, snow and flat surfaces.
Eye care professionals use different lenses to correct different vision conditions. Inward curving concave lenses correct nearsightedness and outward curving convex lenses correct farsightedness. For astigmatism, caused by distortions in the shape of the cornea, cylinder-shaped lenses are often used. The varying shapes focus light appropriately on your retina.
Designer Frames Available
- Tiffany & Co.
- Oliver Peoples
- Tom Ford
What Are Multifocal Eyeglass Lenses?
Some clients have a combination of vision ailments and need lenses that correct each circumstance. Bifocals and trifocals do just that with two or more correcting prescriptions. Older lenses of this type had a visible, disrupting seam through the middle of the lens. Today, eye doctors make multifocal lenses from one piece, eliminating the unsightly tell-tale seam.
These lens types are as follows:
- Bifocals – Split into two sections, these are the most frequently prescribed multifocal lens with the upper lens correcting distance vision and the lower lens correcting near vision. This is normally due to a condition called presbyopia which affects people as they grow older, reducing their ability to focus.
- Trifocals – Eyeglass wearers who need vision correction for seeing things at arm’s length need a third section added above the bifocal lens. Eye Excellence professionals can help determine which lenses are right for you.
- Progressive Ad Lenses (PALS) – the progressive ad lenses feature multiple focal points but have no line as in bi and trifocals. They transition from one point of focus to another seamlessly.
Different Types of Eyeglass Lens Coatings
Modern eyeglass lenses offer multiple choices of coatings that increase their function.
Common coatings are:
- Anti-reflective coating – For those who need clear vision when outdoors, such as frequent commuters or land surveyors, this coating reduces reflections and light halos while adding to the aesthetic appearance of the wearer’s lens.
- Scratch-resistant coating and ultraviolet coating – Almost all quality eyeglass lenses offer scratch resistance and ultraviolet ray protection.
- Tinted lenses – For some, yellow or gray tint may enhance an eyeglass wearer’s viewing experience or create a more youthful appearance.
- Mirror coatings – Silver, gold or blue exterior coatings offer wearers who want high-end cosmetic lenses, the option of concealing their eyes.
- Anti-fogging – This eyeglass feature prevents the lenses from fogging up when wearers frequently enter and exit environments with radically different temperatures.
How Should You Care for Your Eyeglasses?
- Store eyeglasses in a sanitary, dry place away from potential drop and crush hazards.
- Never wipe dry lenses. Clean your eyeglasses regularly with water, a gentle drop of dish detergent and a lint-free microfiber cloth to keep them free of spots and smudges which alter your vision.
- Protect your glasses from bending and breakage by storing them in a properly-fitting hard-shell case.
- Avoid allowing chemicals, such as toiletries and cleaners, to splatter on your lenses protective coating by not setting them on bathroom or kitchen sink counters. Repeated contact with certain chemicals can corrode the coating.
- Use both hands to put on and remove your glasses. Using one hand can torque the frame, causing your eyeglasses to become misaligned.
- Never rest your eyeglasses on the lenses. Instead, rest them facing up on a flat surface.
- Visit your eye doctor regularly to check your vision so they can identify any vision ailments early.
- Routine eye examinations are essential to maintaining your eye health even after you’ve received your prescription lenses.
7 Reasons Why You Should Get Eyeglasses from Eye Excellence
- Best quality: We promise precise, dependable and attractive lenses, using only the finest frames that last long after your purchase.
- Value: Good value means getting quality glasses at a reasonable price. As independent practitioners, we carry a large selection of frames that are not available in chain stores, all of which use brand-name materials, made from quality workmanship and still cost less than at “one-hour” stores.
- Expert Staff: Our trained staff of competent and caring professionals promises to give you personalized care – assisting with everything from frame selection to determining the right lens for you. Making your comfort and satisfaction our top priority, we promise to do all we can to find glasses that make you look and feel your best.
- Selection: From top designer brands to more affordable budget packages, we have a large selection of frames in our inventory. Our staff is trained to help you choose the right frame shape, size, material, and color that matches your prescription, and most importantly, looks best on you.
- Lens Options: With so many advanced lens designs and treatments to choose from – all of which can enhance your visual comfort and make glasses lighter, thinner, glare-free and more durable — it can be hard to determine which ones are right for you. When you get your glasses from Eye Excellence, we will take the time to demonstrate and explain all of the latest developments that pertain to your visual condition.
- Warranty: We promise to manage all workmanship for one year after your purchase to take the worry out of wearing glasses. If you decide to purchase glasses elsewhere, you can still bring them into our office so that we can ensure that they meet our prescription requirements.
- Convenience: Our one-stop-shop eyewear facility offers a seamless transition from examination to prescription. At Eye Excellence, we have an onsite optical lab capable of expediting your order.
How Much Do Eyeglasses Cost in Houston?
- Even if your insurance plan doesn’t cover vision correction, you can use cash, a credit card, or approved financing for payment.
- Choose from no-interest plans, extended payment options up to 48 months and no down payment.
Please visit our financing page for more information.
There are many options to consider when choosing a new pair of eyeglasses. Our knowledgeable specialists make the process fast and easy. If you have vision problems, suffer from frequent headaches when reading or doing close work, or would like one of our experts to fit you with the perfect frames, come in for a visit. The pleasant staff at Eye Excellence, located in Houston and serving Missouri City and the surrounding areas of Texas, is passionate about improving your vision so you can lead a healthier, happier life. Contact Eye Excellence to schedule an appointment today.