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Eyeglasses & Contacts

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Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear. We sell top of the line progressive lenses and have products to meet your every need. We want you to have the best vision possible…think we are fooling you? We wear the lenses we sell!

St. Marys Optometry offers a large selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.

Ask about our eyewear warranty, most have a minimum of one year.

New clients and all our current patients are welcome to visit us with their current prescription – no appointment necessary.

Most eyeglass adjustments and minor repairs are complimentary, even if you didn’t get your glasses from us.

Prescription Sunglass Treatments

Prescription sunglasses

If you spend a lot of time outdoors or driving in the car, and still need vision correction, prescription sunglasses are perfect for soothing the eyes. Since most prescription sunglasses manufacturers block 100% UV, prescription sunglasses are a healthy way to enjoy the outdoors (especially the beach) and driving using the darkest lenses available to protect against the brightness of the sun.

Polarized sunglasses

For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, a pair of polarized sunglasses can’t be beat. An invisible filter is built into your lenses—making images appear sharper and clearer while reducing the intensity of the sun’s glare. Make sure your polarized sunglasses block 100% UV, and remember that polarized sunglasses are available with or without a prescription.

It’s always handy to have a second pair of eyeglasses—why not choose a second pair that makes a real difference in the comfort and clarity of vision while doing the things you love most!

 

Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

Prescription Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an important way to protect your eyes and ensure clear and comfortable vision when you are on the go. In addition to causing temporary vision loss, the sun’s bright rays can lead to long term eye damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can also cause sunburns on the eyes and over time, can lead to diseases such as macular degeneration.

For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, sun protection is available in a number of options including prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses or eyeglasses with clip-on sunglass lenses. The best solution depends on your personal preferences, comfort and which option fits in best with your lifestyle.

Prescription Sunglasses

These days, sunglasses are not only highly fashionable but remarkably functional for a wide variety of activities. Sport and athletic sunglasses for example provide eye protection, reduced glare and better contrast to improve performance in a range of outdoor conditions. Individuals with prescription eyewear can also benefit from the advantages of these specialty eyewear by purchasing prescription lenses.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision (which happens for example with extremely wide wraparound lenses). Therefore if the latest pair of designer sunglasses catches your eye, there should be no problem in fitting a prescription lens to the frame.

You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses (for glare protection), tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses (for extra durability) and more.

Even for those individuals who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a fantastic solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated (during allergy season or in dusty or sandy locations for example), when you are going swimming (it’s advised not to wear contact lenses swimming in any body of water due to risk of infection) or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contacts. Prescription sunglasses give you yet another option for comfort, safety and great vision.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are another alternative for the prescription eyeglass wearer. These lenses darken in response to sunlight turning your regular prescription eyewear into prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses are a convenient solution for glasses wearers who find it a hassle to carry around two pairs of glasses. No matter what shape or style, you can protect your eyes and spruce up your outdoor look or your sports performance with a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Ray-Ban

  1. Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp. Lieutenant John A. Macready (an American test pilot) was looking for sunglasses to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun, but also look elegant..

  • The U.S. Army Air Corps pilots instantly took to the sunglasses, earning Ray-Bans the moniker “Aviator Glasses” — a term which now describes all sunglasses with designs that are similar to the original Ray-Ban.
  • Ray-Ban switched from traditional metal frames to a hard plastic frame called “The Ray-Ban Wayfarer” in 1952 that met with instant popularity among both men and women from all walks of life.
  • In the 50s and 60s, Wayfarers were worn by the likes of Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Roy Orbison and John Lennon.
  • After a dip in popularity in the 70s Ray-Ban invested heavily in TV and movie product placement. This resulted in Ray-Ban appearing in many now classic and iconic films including The Blues Brothers (Belushi actually only removes his sunglasses once throughout the entire movie), Risky Business, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, and The Breakfast Club.
  • In the 2000s Ray-Ban has re-introduced classic versions of both its Aviator and Wayfarer models styled to appeal to newer generations of wearers.

Visit the Ray-Ban website.

Nike Eyewear

US-based Nike is the worlds largest athletic company. The Nike mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Nike’s eyewear collection meets the needs of everyone from the elite to the sport inspired.

Nike Vision offers the best in sports sunglasses and the latest sunglasses technology, helping you achieve superior performance in your sport of choice. The Nike eyewear collection offers superior technology such as Nike’s patented Max Optics and Engineered Tints, ventilation, secure wrap temples, and Flexon memory metal.

Nike Eyewear

The label is renowned for its seamless cohesion of innovative functionality and cutting-edge aesthetics for men, women and children in prescription and suns. Nike eyewear truly offers something for everyone.

Visit the Nike Vision website.

Maui Jim

Maui Jim adMaui Jim started in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV, while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, they engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus® lens into seven new sunglass styles, including their Classic Collection which now has a cult following.

  • Maui Jim is the fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world.
  • The company continues to develop high performance design innovations that improve upon already outstanding acuity and adaptation to various light conditions including color enhancing treatments and precision prescription optics.
  • Maui Jim prides itself on providing the most vivid and bright color enhancement available on the market, developed on site amongst the bright island colors.
  • In addition to the classic, aviator style sunglasses many associate with the brand name, Maui Jim provides high quality sports sunwear for the active outdoorsman including golf, snow sports, fishing and marine, fitness and endurance, tennis and ocean wear.

Visit the Maui Jim website.

Kate Spade

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Born in 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri Kate Spade launched her line of handbags in 1993.

  • Kate Spade now offers products in a range of categories.
  • Once famous for creating her trademark black nylon bags, Kate Spade has built an international accessories business including eyewear.
  • In 2004, Kate Spade shared her personal style and philosophies in her three books: Manners, Occasions, and Style.
  • Kate Spade New York has over 80 retail shops and outlet stores across the united states, and more than 100 shops internationally. Products are sold in more than 400 doors worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent.
  • Frames are fashionable and functional. Available in a large selection of colours and styles.

Visit the Kate Spade website.