Glasses + Contacts

Eyewear For Your Everyday Needs

Contacts or glasses? Or both? And if glasses, trendy or classic?

At Eye Medical Clinic, we know that making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision. What you choose makes a statement about who you are.

Our experienced optical specialist will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and style. We can explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. We can help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want – so that you are not only seeing your best, but looking your best, too!

What’s your taste in eyewear?


Find the look, fit and functionality you want – so that you are not only seeing your best, but looking your best, too!

At Eye Medical Clinic, we offer a large selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.

Whether you are an existing patient or even if you’re not a current Eye Medical Clinic patient, no problem! Visit us with your current prescription – no appointment necessary.

Glasses

Prescription lenses have come a long way. Today, almost any eye condition or vision issue can be addressed with advanced prescription lenses that will meet your vision needs and complement your lifestyle.

Whether you want lenses that change as the light changes or bifocal lenses that provide multiple fields of vision, Eye Medical Clinic can help. We have lenses that are thinner and lighter than ever before and progressive lenses that eliminate the traditional lines of multifocal lenses.

The point is, while correcting your vision, At Eye Medical Clinic, you also have the opportunity to uniquely customize your glasses so that they help you live your life – the way you want to live it.

Any frame. Any lens. Any material. At Eye Medical Clinic, we have you covered!

Lens Choices

  • Bifocal Lenses

    – Bifocals are lenses with two distinct viewing areas to help correct vision at two or even three distances.

  • High Index and Aspheric Lenses

    – This type of lens is manufactured to be thinner at the edges of the lens and lighter in weight overall. It is a good choice for people with stronger prescriptions.

  • Photochromic Lenses

    – Photochromic lenses change from clear to dark based on the intensity of UV radiation.

  • Polycarbonate Lenses

    – Extremely durable, polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact resistant than regular plastic lenses.

  • Progressive Lenses

    – Progressive lenses allow multiple vision fields to be incorporated into a single lens without any clear distinction between the fields themselves. This is why progressive lenses are often referred to as “no-line” bifocals or trifocals.

  • Computer Lenses

    – If you spend hours a day in front of a computer screen, you may want to consider a pair of lenses specific for screens that help reduce the glare and increase the screen’s contrast so it’s not too harsh on your eyes.

Lens Treatments

A lens treatment is a special additive that either bonds with the lens or is built into the lens during the lens manufacturing process. At Eye Medical Clinic, lens treatments are available as individual additions to lenses, and are also commonly bundled into single lens products for convenience and maximum benefit to your eyes.

Today’s lens treatments can make a phenomenal difference in what you see and what you don’t see. Scratches, glare, ultraviolet rays—all are potential hazards to healthy sight that can be minimized or eliminated by a lens treatment. Interested in a lens treatment for your eyeglasses or sunglasses? Just ask. We’re happy to help you select the coating or treatment that will best match your vision goals and lifestyle.

Common lens coating and treatments available at Eye Medical Clinic include:

  • UV Protection

  • Scratch Resistant

  • Anti-Reflective

Eyeglass Frame Materials

No doubt selecting the lenses for your glasses is an important choice. Equally important is the selection of your frames. Not just for how they will look but for how they will feel, wear and perform for you.

At Eye Medical Clinic, you will find a selection of frames that is unmatched. From material to style, your glasses frames can be as unique as you are!

Metal Frames

Metal is by far the most popular material people choose for their eyeglass frames. With looks ranging from classic to trendy, metal is a great choice because of its durability. Within the metal family, there are many types and variations to choose from, depending on your preference and lifestyle.

From titanium to stainless steel and everything in between, Eye Medical Clinic has it. Just ask!

Plastic Frames

Plastic is a popular choice for frames – especially among the younger crowd – because it is lightweight and can come in a variety of fun colors.

Combination Frames

As you might guess, these are frames that have both metal and plastic components. Combination frames have made a comeback recently, and in a wider variety of colors than the classic models.

Mix it Up!

Each frame material offers its own advantages and style features. For eyewear that fits every occasion in your life, consider purchasing more than one pair of glasses and choose a different frame material for each pair. Our Eye Medical Clinic opticians are are experienced, skilled and their trend knowledge is on point!

Designer Frames

Who says glasses can’t be fashionable? Certainly not us! On the contrary, glasses can be a distinguishing fashion statement. A pop of style and flair.

Eye Medical Clinic in San Jose offers an impressive selection of designer frames – for both eyeglasses and sunglasses – in styles for men, women and children.

*Optician’s choice

  • Zero G*

  • Lafont*

  • Woow

  • Caviar

  • Tura

  • Flexon

  • Autoflex

  • Titanflex

  • Charmant

  • Liberty Sports

  • Nautica

  • Lightec

  • Fendi

  • Hugo Boss

  • RayBan

  • Maui Jim

  • Koali

  • Oga

  • Vera Wang

  • Dana Buchman

  • Kensie

  • Kensie Girl

  • Carrera

  • Kate Spade

  • Silhouette

Sunglasses

Whether or not you require vision correction, a great pair of sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great at the same time! Let our expert optical team help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses to match your style and how you live.

Specialty Eyewear

“One-size-fits-all” doesn’t always fit, does it? And neither does one pair of eyeglasses for all situations. Certain activities and occupations are better suited to eyewear that provides an extra margin of safety or comfort. Special-purpose glasses can often meet these needs better than your “everyday” glasses.

From sports glasses and protective eyewear to glasses designed specifically for driving and even SCUBA diving, Eye Medical Clinic of San Jose has you covered. Let us know about all the different things you like to do, and we can tell you about the best special-purpose eyewear to fit your needs.

Contact Lenses

According to the American Optometric Association, more than 45 million Americans age 18 and older wear contact lenses. Also, many children begin wearing contact lenses at age 12 or younger. So if you’re thinking about making the switch from glasses to contacts, you’re in good company.

Contact lenses are a great choice for just about anyone who needs vision correction but doesn’t want to wear eyeglasses full time or undergo LASIK surgery. There are lots of reasons people choose contacts over glasses and contact lenses are more popular than ever.

What are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

An important choice when considering investing in contact lenses is which lens material will best meet your needs for your unique lifestyle.

Do you cycle? Hike? Work at a computer all day? Are you disciplined about routines and schedules or more relaxed? All of these things and more will need to be considered because different types of lenses and lens materials lend themselves to different preferences and lifestyles.

While soft lenses, especially the disposable variety, are most popular because of wearing ease, there are instances where a hard lens may be a better choice. The experienced optical team at Eye Medical Clinic can help you find the contact lens that will work best for you.

Let’s take a look.

Different types of contact lenses based on the lens material they are made of:

Soft Lenses

These are a popular choice in contact lens material as they are generally the most comfortable to wear. They are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels. These lenses are very thin and pliable and conform to the front surface of the eye.

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

These are an advanced type of soft contact lenses that are more porous than regular hydrogel lenses and allow even more oxygen to reach the cornea. Introduced in 2002, silicone hydrogel contact lenses are now the most popular lenses prescribed in the United States.

Gas Permeable Lenses

Also called GP or RGP lenses, these are rigid contact lenses that look and feel like PMMA lenses (see below) but are porous and allow oxygen to pass through them. A significant advantage gas permeable contacts have over soft or silicone hydrogel lenses is the sharper optics they provide due to the rigid nature of the material.

Hybrid Contact Lenses

These are designed to offer the comfort of soft or silicone hydrogel lenses combined with the sharper optics of gas permeable lenses. However, they can be challenging to fit properly and more expensive to replace than the soft lens options.

Contact Lenses for the Hard to Fit Patient

While most individuals have no trouble transitioning to contact lenses, some people experience difficulty wearing them for one reason or another. Whether it’s eye shape, certain conditions or impairments, some patients are considered “hard to fit”.

You may be considered a hard to fit contact lens candidate if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Astigmatism
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery
  • Presbyopia (reduced near vision common in individuals aged 40 and over)
  • Corneal Scarring

Eye Medical Clinic is a great place to come if you fall into this “hard to fit” category. Our experienced optometrists love to help individuals just like you find a contact lens that is comfortable and effective. No worries – We see you.

 

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Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Eye Medical Clinic in San Jose carries all the top contact lens brands, including many options for daily disposable contact lenses, including:

  • Acuvue 1-Day Moist
  • TruEyes
  • Alcon Dailies AquaComfort PLUS
  • Total1

Why Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?

There are many advantages to wearing disposable contacts. Some of the top reasons Eye Medical Clinic patients love daily disposables include:

  • Ease of use
  • Clean contacts every day
  • No need to buy contact lens solution
  • Easy for traveling

Daily disposable contact lenses are associated with a lower risk of eye infections when compared to extended wear contacts. Athletes report greater comfort with contact lenses compared to other kinds of eyewear, because they provide full range of vision, including peripheral, and are compatible with all kinds of protective eyewear.

One of the limiting factors for contact lenses in teens and older children is responsibility. Luckily, since disposable contacts have no cleaning regimen, and require no storage, they are perfect for teenagers and preteens.

Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

A comprehensive contact lens exam at Eye Medical Clinic will include both a regular comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye health, your general vision prescription and then a contact lens consultation and measurement to determine the proper lens fit.

We will cover:

  • Proper fit
  • Safety
  • Hygiene

Air Optix Color Lenses

Customize your contact lens experience with Air Optix Color Lenses. They come in 9 beautiful colors: Pure Hazel, Green, Blue, Gray, Brown, Honey, Gemstone Green, Brillant Blue and Sterling Gray!

Air Optix Colors have a 3-in-1 color technology that blends the primary color to the outer and then inner ring that gives a natural looking appearance to the lens. These lenses are made with a unique material that provides lasting all-day comfort. Ask your Eye Medical Clinic doctor for details.

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