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Eyewear

Dr. Emily has been wearing glasses since she was 7 years old. At Fisher-Gentry Eye Care we understand the importance of a GREAT pair of glasses.

Our optical shop carries a wide variety of shapes and styles including designer frames as well as frames for the budget minded. Designer sunglasses are also available and any frame can be ordered with tinted lenses.

Let our experienced staff help you choose the right frame and the best lenses for your specific needs. Most frames come with a one-year warranty. We are happy to make complimentary adjustments and minor repairs. No appointment is necessary.

To learn more about your lens options at Fisher-Gentry Eye Care, click below:

Bifocals are a type of multifocal lens where the eyeglass is split into two sections; the upper part is for distance vision and the lower part for near vision. They are usually prescribed for people over age 40 whose focusing ability has declined due to presbyopia.
These lenses provide a more natural correction of presbyopia than bifocal or trifocal prescription eyeglasses. With progressive lenses, you can look up to see clearly across the room and in the distance. You also can look ahead to view your computer in the intermediate zone and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably through the near zone of the lenses. Today, progressives are the most widely purchased lenses for correcting presbyopia.
These lenses have three points of focus: distance, intermediate and near. These lenses are becoming rarer because more people are choosing progressive lenses.
These lenses provide a wide field of near and intermediate vision and are primarily for those who concentrate on paperwork or a computer, within a 5ft. range for the majority of the day.
These lenses provide a wide field of near and intermediate vision and are primarily for those who concentrate on paperwork or a computer, within a 10ft. range, for the majority of the day
An impact-resistant, light weight material that also provides ultraviolet protection.
A newer plastic material with similar characteristics of polycarbonate. The lenses are lightweight, thin, and impact-resistant and may result in better vision correction than the polycarbonate lenses for some people.
Designed for people who require strong prescriptions, these lenses are lighter and thinner.
Aspheric lenses are made up of differing degrees of curvature over its surface, which allows the lens to be thinner and flatter than other lenses. This also creates a lens with a much larger usable portion than the standard lens.
Light reflected from water or a flat surface can cause unwanted glare. Polarized lenses reduce glare and are useful for sports and driving. These lenses may cause the liquid crystal displays on the dashboard of cars to appear invisible.
All plastic and high-index plastic lenses require a factory-applied scratch-resistant coating for adequate lens durability.
An anti-reflective (AR) coating eliminates reflections in lenses that reduce contrast and clarity. This is particularly important if you work behind a computer or drive at night. AR-coated lenses are also much less likely to have glare spots in photographs. Anti-reflective coating is especially important if you choose high-index lenses, because the higher the refractive index of a lens material, the more light the lenses reflect.
Cumulative exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation over a person’s lifetime has been associated with age-related eye problems including cataracts and macular degeneration.

For this reason, people should protect their eyes from UV beginning in early childhood. Polycarbonate and nearly all high-index plastic lenses have 100 percent UV protection built-in, due to absorptive characteristics of the lens material. But if you choose CR-39 plastic lenses, be aware that these lenses need an added coating applied to provide equal UV protection afforded by other lens materials.

This lens treatment enables eyeglass lenses to darken automatically in response to the sun’s UVand high-energy visible (HEV) light rays, and then quickly return. These lenses may not darken in a car because the windshield could block the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
90% of sports related eye injuries could be avoided with the use of protective eyewear. Sports goggles are an accepted part of everyday life, much the way bike helmets have become the norm. Fortunately, coaches, parents and players now realize that wearing protective eyewear for sports pays off in several ways. The risk of eye damage is reduced, and the player's performance is enhanced by the ability to see better.
Our office works with local industry to provide safety glasses for their employees. All of our safety glasses meet the ANSI standards, and are OSHA approved. Our safety glass manufacturers are Uvex, Armour and OnGuard

Glasses include side shields and carry case.

Clean your lenses with a lens cleaner and a lens cleaning cloth
to prevent scratching. Never use products on your lenses and
if possible, always keep them in a protective case when they are not being worn.