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Ophthalmic Frames & Lenses Specialist

Vision and Ortho-K Center

Curtis Frank, OD

Optometry & Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Boston, MA

If you need or want new glasses, you can find a wide variety of ophthalmic frames and lenses at Vision and Ortho-K Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Curtis Frank, OD provides customized eye exams to identify the best prescription to correct your vision, and the team of experienced opticians can help you choose attractive frames to suit your style and your budget. Call Vision and Ortho-K Center, or schedule your appointment online today?

Ophthalmic Frames & Lenses Q & A

How often do I need new ophthalmic frames and lenses?

How often you replace your glasses is mostly up to you. Prescriptions for ophthalmic lenses are valid for 12 months. If you need corrective lenses to see clearly, Dr. Frank recommends having an annual exam to make sure your lenses are still providing the best vision correction. If you need a new prescription, you should get new eyeglasses. 

However, if your prescription is stable and doesn’t change, you can get new glasses whenever you want. For example, if you wear glasses every day, you might want to keep several options available to change up your look or coordinate with different outfits or looks. You might also want to get new prescription sunglasses from time to time.

What are the signs I need new eyeglasses?

Visual acuity changes usually happen gradually, and you might not notice that your vision has become blurry right away. You’re more likely to notice that you have frequent headaches or eye strain. You might also find yourself squinting at your computer screen, book, or phone. Additionally, as you age and the lenses in your eyes become stiff, you will start to hold your phone or book farther away from your face to see the text clearly.

What do I need to consider when choosing new ophthalmic frames and lenses?

When Dr. Frank provides your corrective lens prescription, his team of opticians can help you choose new ophthalmic frames and lenses. You need to consider several factors when choosing new frames and lenses.

Lenses

Today, the lenses for most glasses are made from plastic. However, you may need to select bifocal or progressive lenses if you need multiple prescriptions to see clearly at different distances. Additionally, if you have a high prescription, you might want to consider polycarbonate and hi-index lenses as these options are thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses. 

You also should consider different coatings to protect your eyes from UV light and blue light. You can also have coatings to reduce glare, smudging, and scratches. 

Frames

When you choose your new frames, you need to select frames that suit your personal style as well as your facial shape and coloring. The opticians can help you pick out frames that look great on your face and support your prescription. For example, if you have a strong prescription with thicker lenses, thin wire frames might not be suitable. Vision and Ortho-K Center offers a wide range of beautiful frames from a variety of designers for all budgets. 

If you’re ready for new ophthalmic frames or lenses, call Vision and Ortho-K Center, or make an appointment online today.