Lenses and Frames in Bunker Hill and Houston TX Area

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Vision Source Westview in Houston.

Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your medical needs but also your fashion preferences.

Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Vision Source Westview in Houston makes the choice easy.


Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.

The knowledgeable staff at Vision Source Westview will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.

Eyeglass Lenses

The type of lenses you will need are based on your age and which range of vision you are having problems with:

Single Vision- These type of lenses will help you for a particular range of vision that you are having trouble with
Distance- these lenses help nearsighted patients
Near- these lenses help farsighted patients
Intermediate- these lenses help people who are on the computer

Bifocal- These type of lenses have a visible line which assists patients with distance and upclose
however, they do not help with intermediate/mid range portion of your vision

Progressive/No-line Bifocal- These lenses are considered true multifocals as they help with all range
Distance- anything farther than arms length
Intermediate- at arms length
Near- closer than arms length

Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.


Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.


Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100% UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.