ServicesProper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At Image Optical we provide a variety of services, from general exams to corrective surgery. We also carry a wide selection of eye frames for our patients as well.

If you have any questions about our services or procedures, please call us today or schedule an appointment with our doctor!


Unique and Distinctive Eyewear

6Many people are very confused when it comes to choosing the correct glasses. It can be hard to tell what looks best on your face, while also staying within your budget (and insurance). You also want to be comfortable in the glasses that you choose.

We also have frames for other purposes. We offer sunglasses for those who are outside a lot and need some protection from the sun. We also offer prescription safety glasses when customers need them to stay safe at work. Sports eye wear are available for those who are highly athletic and need protection when they are exercising, practicing, and playing games. If you work at a computer all day, you might want to look into our computer eye wear. They are designed to reduce strain on your eyes, allowing you to be more focused at work.

Here at Image Optical, we understand how confusing it is to choose the correct eye wear so we are here to help you. We are here to assist you while you are looking through our selection or you can call us at (907) 452-2024 if you have any questions before or after your appointment.


Thinner Lenses

Thinner LensesThere are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.

Soft Contact Lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, and can be helpful for people suffering from dry eye as well. Most of these lenses are disposable, so you can revive your eyes with a fresh pair of lenses whenever necessary.

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions causing blurry vision, such as an astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and will not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses, but they aren’t as comfortable and can be a difficult adjustment. However, they are durable and can improve very poor eye sight to nearly 20/20 vision.

Toric Lenses are designed specifically for an astigmatism. They are made for both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people that have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. Toric Lenses are the preferred contact lenses for people with an astigmatism.


Digital Progressive Lenses

Digital Progressive LensesBesides choosing your frames, there are many different options when it comes to picking out your lens. However, we are here to help you through the whole process so that you can have the glasses that you need.

If you are hard on your glasses, you might want to look into getting an antiscratch coating for your eye wear. It is not completely fool proof but it will help keep your glasses as nice as possible. We also offer an antireflection coating which mostly helps at night. It also helps reduce glare when people look at you and in photographs.

We offer glasses that darken when you walk outside like sunglasses and become clear when you come back inside. These lens have a photochromic treatment on them and it is quite popular so you don’t need to have a pair of sunglasses. You may also want to think about adding some more UV-blocking protection in your glasses so you can protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

Another popular option is progressive lenses. These are not your grandparent’s bifocals. It allows you to see all around without the line. It makes for a smoother transition when you are looking around.

It can be hard to choose exactly what you need in your lens. That is why we are here to help. Feel free to contact us today at (907) 452-2024 to go over your options for your glasses including the lens.


Style Consultations

image00038Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance. At Image Optical, we are here to help you find the perfect look, while also correcting your vision. There is no replacement for professional help finding the right frames for your face, but the guide below can give you an idea of what to look for.

Square Face: A square face features a prominent jaw line, wide forehead, and angular features like the chin and cheekbones. The length and width of a square face are roughly the same.

Frames: Look for frames that make the face appear longer. Minimal or thinner frames with soft, round lines will look best. Oval and circular frames work well, as do neutral colors.

Round Face: A round face has similar width and length, like a square face, but has much softer angles in the cheeks and chin. Cheeks are typically full and the chin is rounded.

Frames: Select frames that elongate the face. Typically this means rectangular frames. Frames with nosepads will help raise the glasses above the cheeks, and high temples may help slim the face as well. Round frames should generally be avoided.

Oval Face: The oval face is the most common, characterized by overall balance. The chin is slightly more narrow the the forehead and cheekbones are typically high.

Frames: Most frames work for an oval face, so that provides the freedom to find a style you enjoy. Bold shapes and colors can add personal style to your frames. The goal is to maintain the natural balance of the face. Frames should be broader than the widest part of the face. The eyes should not be too close to the top or bottom of the glasses.

Heart Shaped Face:
A heart face has a wide forehead, narrow chin, and high cheekbones. The jaw line may be narrow as well.

Frames: A difficult face to frame, look for frames that are wider than the forehead. Frames that are wider on the bottom, and have details on the lower half, often work well. Light colors can look best, and be sure to consider rimless frames as well. Some people prefer rounder frames, so be sure to consider all of your options.


Glasses Repairs

broken-glassesHere are Image Optical, we are proud to be able to adjust your eyeglasses and repair them when necessary.

Everyone is different. They have differently shaped faces so not every pair of eyeglasses will fit perfectly. Eyeglasses often need simple adjustments to make them as comfortable as possible. Our staff will do whatever they can to make sure you are completely happy with your glasses.

There are also times when eyeglasses break. In our office, we are pleased to be able to make simple repairs for our clients, especially when their insurance will not cover the cost of replacing them completely!

If you need some adjustments made to your eyeglasses or need some repairs, don’t hesitate to call our office at (907) 452-2024.