Optical Shop - Glasses

Glasses

Heart of America Eye Care has optical shops at both our Shawnee Mission and Overland Park offices. We have an extensive selection of frames for patients of all ages. If you are looking for popular, high-fashion brands, we carry them. We also keep your budget in mind by offering cost-effective, quality options for your eyewear.

Our trained opticians give personal attention to each patient to assure a comfortable fit in a flattering frame to compliment your facial features so people will notice you and not your glasses.

Available Brands

• Versace • Juicy Couture • Michael Kors • Coach
• Prada • Ray Ban • Carolina Herrera • Ted Baker
• Jaguar • Brooks Brothers • BCBG • Dolce & Gabbana
• L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani • GX by Gwen Stefani
(brands may vary by location)
Frames

A variety of materials are now used to produce eyeglass frames. In general, you can categorize these into two primary classes, plastics and metals. In consultation with an optician, you will decide which frame material and style best suit your individual needs and lifestyle.

In making your selection, you may wish to consider:

  • Primary Use – Will you be wearing the glasses full-time, for reading only, driving only, task-specific, sports/safety purposes?
  • Frame Style – Which shape, color and size is most appropriate for my face?
  • Durability – What is your work environment, lifestyle, hobbies? Do you have any hypoallergenic needs?
Lens Types

Single vision lenses correct for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

Multifocal lenses improve both distances and reading vision. Most people will need this type of lens around the time they turn 40-years-old. A multifocal lens has a top, distance section along with a bottom, magnifying section to allow for clear reading vision.

  • Bifocals have a line separating the upper distance prescription from the lower reading prescription.
  • Trifocals exhibit two lines which separate distance, intermediate, and reading segments of the prescription.
  • Progressive addition lenses have no lines, which allows for uninterrupted vision at all distances.
Lens Material

Plastic lenses are approximately half the weight of the glass and provide more impact resistance. Plastic is the most commonly used lens material today.

Polycarbonate lenses continue to grow in popularity for their characteristic strength, thinness, and light weight. They are more impact resistant than glass or plastic, making them ideal for safety glasses, sports activities, and children’s glasses. People with strong prescriptions often prefer the thinner, lighter lenses available in polycarbonate material.

Trivex lenses were developed to produce a unique combination of benefits: lightweight, improved protection, thin, superior vision clarity, and full UVA/UVB protection. They deliver edge-to-edge visual clarity equal to glass lenses without the color aberrations. Trivex material is the lightest commercially available lens material, and it delivers 100% UV blockage.

High index lenses offer thinner, lighter lenses because of their ability to bend light more efficiently. They are especially recommended for those with a strong eyeglass prescription. Regular glass or plastic lenses for high amounts of nearsightedness or farsightedness can be quite thick and heavy.

Lens Coatings

Crizal® no-glare lenses mean safer, more comfortable nighttime driving by reducing glare from lights. They are clean, clear, and glare-free to they’re virtually invisible. People see your eyes rather that your lenses. No-glare lenses mean fewer headaches and less eye fatigue from computer screen and light reflections.
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Varilux® progressive lenses offer a smooth transition from distance vision to near vision, plus all the in-between corrections, too. Instead of having just near and distant viewing zones like bifocals, progressive lenses have progressive powers of correction, easing eye strain and providing the most natural vision correction.
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Transitions® adaptive UV/sun protection lenses protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays. Damage is cumulative so protective lenses that blocks UV rays should be worn by all ages.
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Eyezen®+ lenses ease eye strain from digital devices (e.g., computers, tablets, smart phones) by reducing your exposure to harmful blue light. The lenses are enhanced to help you see comfortably regardless of device sizes or distances.
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Special Designs

Aspheric lenses are designed to minimize the curved surface of the lens, making it flatter and lighter, and reducing distortion. Aspheric designs are most helpful when ordering strong prescriptions.

Photochromic lenses are designed to darken in sunlight, and lighten when indoors. If you enjoy outdoor activities, or work outside, a photochromic lens may be an ideal choice.

Polarized lenses can be incorporated with a sunglass tint to enhance visual contrast when driving or outdoors. Polarized lenses are able to filter out the glare produced when light reflects off surfaces such as water and snow.

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