Comfort


There are four main things to consider when you pick out your glasses.

  • The eyes are centered in the frames.
  • The frames are not sitting on your checks when you smile.
  • The frames are not pinching the side of your head.
  • Your eyelashes are not touching the lenses in the frames.
  • The frames sit comfortably on your face and nose bridge.

Color


Before deciding what frame color will work best with your eye color, ask yourself whether you want to stand out, or blend in.

  • Lean toward frames that contrast with the tone of your face or hair.
  • People with white or blonde hair should try a darker shade.
  • People with dark hair should try a slightly lighter shade than their hair color.

Face Shape


The old rule—the frames of your glasses should contrast with the shape of your face—is still valid.

  • Round face should try an angular frame.
  • Long narrow face should try a circular frame.
  • Oval face should try a circular or square-off frame.

Lifestyle


Glasses can now be made to fit all your hobbies, sports, and special needs. These days, the glasses are made to adapt to your lifestyle needs versus the other way around, where you have to adapt to the glasses.

CHOOSING YOUR LENSES

Our skilled opticians will help you choose the perfect pair of glasses for you.

Lens Material


Few lenses are made of glass because plastic lenses are lighter, thinner, and less likely to shatter. Due to today’s technology, lenses are made digitally by using:

  • Plastic CR-39
    • Basic plastic lenses. Glass lenses are rarely-used.
  • Polycarbonate
    • Essilor polycarbonate lenses are 20% thinner, 30% lighter, and 12x more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses; making it great for safety glasses for work and sports.
  • Hi-Index
    • The higher than index number, the thinner the lens will be. The highest index we have available at GVO is 1.74.

Lens Type


All your visual needs can be met by these different lens types. At GVO, we will specialize in determining your visual needs and craft the perfect pair of lenses for you. Visual needs can include:

  • Single vision
  • Bifocal
  • Progressive
  • Near Variable
  • Computer glasses
  • Special hobbies

Lens Options


These choices are what make a basic pair of glasses spectacular. These add-on options further enhances your specific visual needs, and include:

  • Anti-reflective Coating
  • Blue blocker coating
  • Scratch Coating
  • Transititions—light intelligent lens
  • Polarized
  • Special tints and colors for special hobbies and sports

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FIT

There are 4 measurements that are needed to make sure your glasses fit properly.

PD (Pupil Distance)


PD refers to the distance in millimeters between the center of one pupil to the center of the other.

Pantoscopic Tilt


Corresponds to the tilt of the frame in relation to the primary horizontal direction of gaze.

Wrap


Frame wrap angle describes the horizontal angle of the lens plane in front of the eyes.

Vertex


Vertex distance is the distance from the front surface of the cornea to the back side of a lens that is mounted in a frame and worn by the patient.

CONTACT LENS CARE

Golden Vision Optometry provides great selection of contact lenses.

One Day Toss


Daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses that are removed and discarded at the end of each day with a fresh pair of lenses applied to the eyes the next morning.

Toric


“Toric contact lenses” are used to correct astigmatism. These specialty contacts are now available in a one day toss as well.

Multifocal


Multifocal contact lenses have a bifocal design with two distinct lens powers — one for your distance vision and one for near.

Color


We are proud to offer a range of color contacts for the fashion forward. These contacts can enhance or even change your eye color. Ask us about getting a free pair.

We are dedicated to seeing that every patient gets the best possible care and service they deserve. For more information on choosing your frames, lenses, and contacts, or to schedule an appointment give us a call at (949) 552-4271.