Eyeglasses Specialist

Whitson Vision

Board-Certified Ophthalmologists located in Avon, IN & Indianapolis, IN

If you need eyeglasses to see clearly, you know that your glasses are as much an expression of your style as they are essential to your vision. Alicia R. Grove, OD, and the team at Whitson Vision in Indianapolis and Avon, Indiana, offer cutting-edge technology, as well as the latest styles of eyeglasses and frames. For the most comprehensive eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, and a huge selection of designer frames make an appointment with the knowledgeable Whitson Vision team today. Call the office or use the convenient online booking feature.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What types of lenses are available for my new eyeglasses?

Selecting lenses that correct your vision, reduce glare, and feel light on your face can make a big difference in how satisfied you are with your new eyeglasses. You may spend time picking out frames that look great, but be sure to consider the different types of lenses that are available as well. With today’s digital technology, there are several options to choose from, including:

  • Lightweight plastic lenses
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Thin, high-index plastic lenses
  • Thin, lightweight, impact-resistant Trivex lenses
  • Aspheric lenses
  • Photochromic lenses that become darker in sunlight
  • Bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses

You can also add antireflective coatings to reduce glare, reflections, and the appearance of halos around lights, and many lenses are scratch-resistant as well. The knowledgeable team at Whitson Vision advises you on which lenses are best for your prescription, lifestyle, and other factors to keep your eyes safe and help you see as clearly as possible.

How do I select frames that are right for my face?

Selecting frames that look good and are comfortable to wear are essential when getting new glasses. The shape of your face, skin tone, and personal style affect which frames look best on you. For some general guidelines for picking suitable frames that complement your facial features, first consider your face shape and how it relates to your new glasses.

If you have an oval face, you have balanced proportions. To maintain that balance, choose eyeglass frames that are at least as wide, or wider, than the broadest part of your face. Stay away from frames that are too narrow.

If you have a heart-shaped face, it’s wider at the top and narrower at your chin. Frames that are wider at the bottom can help balance your appearance. Thin, light-colored frames may also be a good choice.

For an oblong face, meaning it’s longer than it is wide, balance your features with frames that have more depth than width. And, for a round face, choosing narrow or angular frames may help your face appear longer and thinner. Square or angular face shapes look best with softer, rounder frames.

Take into consideration the color of your hair, skin, and the frame color to find the perfect eyeglasses for your individual style.

How long does it take to get new eyeglasses?

Once you’ve had a complete eye exam at Whitson Vision, you can visit the optical department with your prescription to select new glasses. The type of lenses you choose, along with special coatings, influences the time it takes to have them made. The optical department stocks over 1,800 frames and the team advises you when to expect your new glasses to be ready.

Stop by the optical department, use online booking to schedule an eye exam, or call Whitson Vision today to make an appointment.