Larson Eye Center Opticians work closely with eyeglass and frame manufacturers to keep our frame and lens styles current. We are always adding new frames and styles to our selection and are happy to order special sizes, colors and styles if you wish. Our goal is to provide you with the best eyewear for your lifestyle.
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We offer a wide array of designer frames for everyday needs, sunglasses and sports eyewear from some of the most popular manufacturers available. We also offer a selection of children and teen styles. Let our opticians help you choose the frame and lenses that best fit your personality and optical needs. Our top eyeglass frame designers* include:
- Banana Republic
- Calvin Klein
- Claiborne for Men
- Cole Haan
- Giorgio Armani
- Jessica McClintock
- Jhane Barnes
- Jimmy Choo
- John Varvatos
- Juicy Couture
- Kate Spade
- Kenneth Cole
- Liberty Sport
- Liz Claiborne
- Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Maui Jim
- Michael Kors
- Ooh La La
- Ray Ban
- Scott Harris
- Tory Burch
- Vera Bradley
- Vera Wang
Children and Tween frame choices:
- Juicy Couture
- Liberty Sport
- New Balance
- Ray Ban
- Vera Bradley
* Frame inventories may vary by location.
As with all the services we provide, the quality of care you receive is our number one priority. Whether you need new eyeglasses for everyday, readers, computer glasses, new sunglasses, sports or protective eyewear, our opticians will spend time with you to help you choose eyewear that meets your needs and is best for you. To ensure you always look and feel great in your new eyewear, we offer repairs, cleaning and adjustments anytime.
Single vision lenses are used for correcting vision at one distance or range of vision. For example, they can correct vision for far as required for driving, intermediate distances as required for seeing a computer screen or for close vision as required for reading.
Progressive lenses are prescribed for Presbyopic patients who need vision correction for reading and for distance vision and who wish to be able to see far, near and everywhere in between, without any of the distracting lines found in ordinary bifocals or trifocals.At Larson Eye Center we offer Varilux, Physio and Definity to insure easy adaptation and comfort.
Bifocal lenses contain two different prescriptions in the same lens. The primary purpose of bifocals is to provide the optimal balance between distance vision and near vision focusing needs (reading). Bifocal lenses are available with the reading segments in a variety of shapes and widths including sunglasses bifocal options. The most popular reading bifocal is the Flat-Top (also known as straight-top or D-segment).
Trifocal lenses are eyeglass lenses that have three distinct segments-one for seeing far, one for seeing intermediate and one for seeing near objects. Progressive Lenses
Progressive lenses (no-line bifocals) provide clear, natural vision at all distances - unlike bifocals which correct only two distances.
Transitions lenses are clear indoors and at night, but automatically adjust their level of tint to changing light conditions outdoors. They provide visual comfort and quality at any and every moment, helping you to see better today.
Specialty and Occupational
In addition, should you have any special visual needs for work or recreation, such as sports eyewear or computer eyewear, our Opticians will be able to counsel you on many other eyeglass lens styles that are designed specifically for your activities. Please mention your activities to them so they can help you select the best possible lenses for your needs.
Plastic or CR-39 is the basic lens material that provides high optical quality, protection from ultraviolet light and light weight. Plastic lenses are somewhat prone to scratching so you will need to clean and care for them properly. Plastic lenses can be tinted to almost any color and thus can be used for sunglasses as well. Hi-Index Plastic
High Index Plastic is a premium lens material that is a thinner, lighter weight plastic. This lens provides excellent optical quality, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be lightly tinted to any color.
Polycarbonate is a premium lens material that is the lightest and most impact resistant available. This lens provides excellent optical quality, thinner style lens, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be tinted to any color.
Glass is the basic lens material that provides superior optics and scratch resistance. Unfortunately this lens has a number of limitations including inferior impact resistance, thickness and heavy weight.
Photochromatic lenses are lenses that adjust their color to outdoor and indoor light conditions. They darken outdoors and lighten indoors. Photochromatic lenses are available in gray, brown, and green tints and provide scratch and ultraviolet protection.
Anti-reflective lens coatings are special clear lens coatings that are applied to lenses to reduce glare and enhance visual clarity. These coatings have three main advantages:
- Improve vision for both night and day by reducing bright sunlight or the glare from oncoming headlights in nighttime traffic.
- Reduce eye fatigue by eliminating ghost images making your vision more comfortable.
- Enhance your appearance by reducing reflections on the lens surface.
Larson Eye Center Opticians will be able to answer any question you have regarding anti-reflection coatings and explain the benefits in your particular situation as well as help you select the most durable anti-reflective coatings available today.
Polarized lenses are a special type of sunglass lens that is the best for reducing bright sunlight glare and produce excellent outdoor contrast. These lenses have less than half the glare of regular tinted lenses and include scratch resistant coating and ultraviolet protection.
Lens Tinting is an available option that can be done to many lens materials in an array of colors. Lens Tinting helps reduce glare from light or can be used to enhance your appearance.
A mirror coating is a coating that is applied to sunglasses that adds extra protection from sun glare and makes the lens look like a mirror. This coating is also offered in many colors.
Scratch Resistant Coating
Although no eyeglass lenses are completely scratch proof, not even glass lenses, lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, hard coating do become much more scratch resistant.
Services and Guarantees
Free Cleaning and Adjustments
We will be happy to clean and adjust your glasses whenever needed to give you the best fit and vision possible. Even glasses that fit well will need to be adjusted periodically. Stop in any time during our business hours for this complimentary service.
New Glasses Warranty
Frame Warranty: One-year replacement on manufacturer defects. One-month patient satisfaction warranty on frame for exchange only of equal or greater value.
Lens Warranty: One time remake on all prescription changes or remakes due to chips and knicks within 6 months of the original date of service. One-time remake on scratches within one year of the original date of service.
Progressive Lenses: If a patient cannot adapt to progressive lenses, the lenses can be remade into conventional bifocal or trifocal within 90 days of the original date of service. The lenses may be exchanged only for equal or greater value, no refund will be given.
Vision Insurance - VSP, Eye Med & Humana VCP
Larson Eye Center is very pleased to be participating providers for VSP, Eye Med and Humana VCP vision insurances at both our Hinsdale and Downers Grove locations. Dr. Michael Macek and Dr. Caroline Machnicki are licensed providers for patient exams, contact lens fittings, contact purchases and eyewear purchases.
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