Whether you are getting your first pair of eyeglasses or you need a multifocal toric contact lens, we offer a broad selection of stylish frames and lenses for all ages, prescriptions and lifestyles. From contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses to sunglasses and computer eyewear, Shreveport Eye Specialists offers the highest quality products available in Shreveport, LA.
Our board certified optician is an expert in the eye care industry and is trained to help you select the proper frame for your prescription, as well as the best style and brand of glasses for your unique lifestyle.
Services include preventive maintenance, alignment, adjustment, and repair. Our staff of qualified service specialists are available to offer advice and answer your questions regarding instrument usage and the requirements of various standards.
How To Choose The Best Lenses
Selecting your eyewear is an important decision, not only in how your glasses look, but also how they function. That is why we offer the best eyewear selection throughout Shreveport/Bossier. Choosing Eyeglasses that fit you depends on individual traits such as hair color, face shape and the type of vision correction you need. Besides complimenting your looks, eyeglasses also need to suit your lifestyle.
Things you’ll want to consider before buying your next pair of glasses:
- Daily work environment
- Daily hours of computer use
- Outdoor and driving activities
Eyeglass Lens Coating
Anti-reflective coating, scratch resistant coating, anti-fog and UV lens treatments are options that enhance your vision and appearance, increase the durability of your eyeglasses and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
The purpose of anti-reflective (AR) coating is to reduce reflection off of the lenses. In some bad cases, you might actually be able to see the reflection of your eye in the lens, obscuring your vision. Similar to a scratch-resistant coating, anti-reflective coating is made of a very hard thin film that is layered on the lens. Anti-reflective coating make your eyeglass lenses nearly invisible, while eliminating lens reflections that could cause glare.
UV coatings on prescription clear lenses are generally as effective as those on sunglasses. It is not the dark tint that is important, but the way the lenses are crafted which protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation. Plastic lenses need to have a UV coating applied, while polycarbonate lenses can block UV rays without an additional coating. UV rays are often involved in the development of cataracts, eye-surface problems like pterygia and pingueculae, as well as macular degeneration. UV protection lenses may reduce your risk of developing one of these conditions.
We include UV coating and scratch resistant coating at no extra cost in all of our prescription eyewear.
Aspheric Lenses vs. Bifocals and Multifocal Lenses
Aspherics are ideal for strong prescriptions because they are flatter and thinner than other types of eyewear. They may also provide better vision than ordinary lenses and look better because they lessen farsighted eye magnification and nearsighted eye minification.
Bifocals and trifocals can come in many shapes, sizes, and configurations. Choosing the right bifocal or trifocal lenses for your needs may depend largely on whether you sit at a computer all day, work on automobiles, play golf, etc. Bifocal and other multifocal lenses are typically used when changes in activities may require use of additional focus or magnification.
Eyeglass Lens Options
Our custom eyewear features the latest and greatest precision optics technology from ZEISS. Carl Zeiss Vision is a pioneer in free-form manufacturing of ophthalmic lenses and a leader in customized lenses that can be precisely personalized for the specific needs of each individual to deliver the best possible vision experience. A few of our favorite selections would be:
- Individual 2 Progressive- A custom digital cut lens that offers up to a 50% larger intermediate and reading zone.
- DriveSafe- Available for single vision or progressive. This lens offers better vision in low light conditions and clearer viewing of the dashboard, rear-view and side mirrors, and the road ahead.
- DuraVision Platinum Anti-Reflective- Better anti-reflective properties than conventional AR coatings. This AR coating is tough enough for everyday wear-and-tear, easy to keep clean, and has an anti-static barrier.
Eyeglass Frame Options
Whether you are looking for the complete rimless look or a bold daring look, we offer a broad selection of stylish frames for all ages, prescriptions, and lifestyles. We think of the eyeglass frame being the picture frame to your eyes and we want to help you discover which look is the best for you.
We have package deals that start out at $99 for a complete pair of glasses. All of our eyeglasses come with a free one-year warranty that will replace your frame and/or lenses one time at no charge if needed.
A few of our designer frame lines include:
- Mattisse – very colorful, unique, and hand-painted.
- Charmant – Beautiful, light-weight, completely rimless titanium
- Costa – High performance polarized sunglasses
- Flexon – memory metal titanium eyewear
Our many other lines include Vera Wang, Vera Bradley, Caroline Herrera, Scott Harris, Kate Spade, Stetson, and many, many more.