4317 Factoria Blvd SE Ste A
Bellevue, WA 98006
425-641-2020

Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

September 22nd, 2014
Exciting New Options for Keratoconu
The past few years have brought exciting advancements for contact lenses for keratoconus and other irregular corneas.
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June 2nd, 2014
Update on contact lenses for irregu
So many exciting advancements in contact lenses for irregular corneas within the past few years! If your have irregular...
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Fashion  Eyewear

At Factoria Eye Clinic in Bellevue our goal is to provide the frame that looks and feels right to you. We add new styles from each frame line quarterly. We make yearly trips out of state, to Vision Expo, to explore and purchase the latest trends in eyewear. We are always open to suggestions about shapes, colors, styles, or even certain designers that you may be hoping to try.




Asian Fit

Plastic frames are a popular trend. These can be challenging for the Asian patient. We carry a beautiful line of plastic frames which can have nosepads added to any of the styles.




A beautiful frame would not be the same without great lenses


Plastic thick or thin?



After finding that “just-right” frame, you don’t want the lenses to spoil the look. We provide the latest in lens technology so that you have access to the thinnest, most light-weight lenses on the market. Our opticians will guide you as to which product is appropriate for your frame and prescription.


Glare or no-Glare?


 

For fashion, comfort, and clarity, anti-reflective treatments are the way to go. They make the lens nearly invisible, and cut glare from headlights, computer screens and harsh lighting. We find them exceptionally useful for driving at night.





 

What about sunny days?

You may be tempted by Clip-on sunglasses. Clip-on sunglasses from the drug store may scratch your eyeglass lenses. If Clip-ons are the direction you were hoping to go…consider asking our staff about Custom Clips. We can have a custom clip-on sunglass made for your frame. These can even be polarized!

Some patients solve the sunny day issue with Transitions lenses. These are photochromic lenses that are clear until ultraviolet radiation (UV) is present. Once outdoors, the brighter the sun, the darker Transitions lenses become. They turn as dark as sunglasses by automatically reacting to the intensity of UV radiation.

Since Transitions lenses block 100% of the sun's eye-damaging rays and help to reduce painful, discomforting glare, they protect your eyes on cloudy days, sunny days, and everything in between. Transitions lenses are a convenient way for you to protect your eyes from the light you can see and the light you can’t. All while helping to improve the quality of your vision and the long-term health and well-being of your eyes.

One major drawback of Transition lenses is that these lenses often won't darken properly inside a vehicle. Transitions need UV exposure to initiate the
darkening process, and much of the sun's UV rays are blocked by your car or truck's windshield glass.

 
 

A better solution for driving

Dedicated prescription sunglasses.

Prescription sunglasses are available in a wide variety of lens materials and designs, including the thinner plastics and progressive ("no-line bifocal") lenses.
For boating, fishing and driving, polarized lenses offer superior glare protection from light reflecting off water and roadways.

If you plan on wearing your prescription sunglasses when playing sports, working with power tools or engaging in other activities that have the potential of causing eye injuries, choose lightweight lenses made of polycarbonate or Trivex. Lenses made of these materials are far more impact-resistant than glass or plastic sunglass lenses.

As with regular prescription eyeglasses, frame styles for prescription sunglasses are nearly unlimited. The only exception is that prescription sunglasses cannot be made in the same severe wraparound styles that some nonprescription sunglasses have. However, models with a lesser-curved wraparound style are available.



Call our Bellevue office at 425-641-2020 or email us to learn more about our fashion eye wear.