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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Conway Family Eye Care.

Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your visual needs but also your fashion preferences.

Highlight your features, play with color, and enhance your vision for different functions such as reading, computer work, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, these decisions can be daunting without the right guidance. The trained staff at Conway Family Eye Care makes these choices easy.


There is no substitute for having a knowledgeable professional help you select your eyewear.  Design, material and treatments are the three important components. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs.  Our licensed opticians will ensure that your frame fits correctly and will adjust them to fit you comfortably.

The knowledgeable staff at Conway Family Eye Care will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.

Eyeglass Lenses

Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.

The correct lens measurements are crucial to good vision.  These measurements are individualized to each person and each frame and must be done in-person. Our highly trained opticians can make sure that each of these measurements are correct and that the frame is adjusted accurately to ensure that you see your best.

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.

Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities.  Eyeglass frames have become an important fashion accessory.  Having different style frames for different activities makes wearing glasses more fun.


With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protective, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear 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 are particularly helpful for activities such as fishing and boating. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.

Anti-Reflective 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 seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Since anti-reflective 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.  Anti-reflective coating can help ease eyestrain associated with driving at night and working on a computer screen.  They also provide a cosmetic benefit, making your lenses your lenses look less reflective and enhancing the appearance of your eyewear.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Conway Family Eye Care in Conway, Arkansas has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that help you see well, are comfortable, and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.