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Frame & Lens Education

Your eye care products go beyond good vision. They also make a statement about who you are. With so many different products & styles to choose from, let our opticians help you find the right frame & lenses just for you!

Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.

The knowledgeable staff at Family Vision Source will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. We want your eyeglasses to be as unique as the person taking them home.

Lens materials

Selecting the right eyeglass lens material is important for many reasons. For minors (under the age of 18) or any monocular patient (use of only one eye), an impact resistant material would be recommended. Both polycarbonate and trivex materials are impact resistant and also considered a lighter and thinner option.  It is also important for persons with high prescriptions to use a hi-index material for optimal clarity and thinness.

Anti-Reflective Treatments (Non-glare lenses)

Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between 7-14% of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.

A lens with anti-reflective treatment will enhance vision and reduce eye fatigue.


Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Family Vision Source makes the choice easy.

Our Optician’s Pick:

If the thought of choosing a frame is overwhelming with such a large variety of options, just sit back & let our opticians choose for you! After discussing style with you, our opticians will pick the frames that they feel will best fit your face. We can even take photos of you with the different frames on & allow you to scroll through them to see which you like best!


With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your sunglasses to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sun wear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.

Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.

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