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EYEGLASSES FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE:

WE 100% GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION ON OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

OVER 1500 FRAMES IN STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM
We carry a wide array of frames in style to meet every need and every budget. From basic eyewear starting at $89 to the latest in vogue styling. Our experienced frame stylists will make sure you get the look you desire, from traditional, to contemporary to just plain fun. Our computerized program will help you decide which frame is best for you. It allows you to compare 4 different frames on your face at the same time, making it easier to make a decision. It is also fantastic for those with poor vision who were never able to see themselves in a frame from a normal distance.
 
The following is a list of some of the frame brands that we carry:
Kate Spade, Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Nine West, Liz Claiborne, BCBG, Wiley-X Sunglasses, Ellen Tracy, Cole Haan, Izod, Jessica McClintock, Cote D'Azure, Scott Harris, Silhouette, Flexon, Marchon, Micheal Kors, Giorgio Armani, and  Gant.
 
Of course if you find a frame elsewhere, we would gladly order it from our supplier, or just give us your frame and we will fabricate your lenses with the highest degree of accuracy. Either way , you have our guarantee of your 100% satisfaction.


Designing attractive eyeglasses takes many factors into consideration. Our experienced staff has 125 years in the optical field and knows what questions to ask to determine your specific desires. They will help you determine what frame shape and size will best fit your prescription to give you the lighted, thinnest, most attractive pair of glasses ever. For success and satisfaction, proper measurement and selection of eyewear are as critical as the correct prescription, determined by the doctor. Skowron Eye Care offers all this at prices equivalent or below that of the major chains.

Lens Materials:

Plastic lenses: These lenses are the lightest, thinnest, most attractive. The weight is half that of glass, but they scratch a bit more easily. Scratch-resistant coating protects plastic lenses during everyday use. Plastic lenses are prescribed about 95% of the time.

Diane making sure the patient has a comfortable fitting frame

High-index Lenses: New, high-index lens material is used for higher prescriptions. These lenses are considerably thinner and lighter than regular plastic and have all the same benefits. "Coke bottle" lenses are now a thing of the past. We will design a pair of glasses for you that will look fabulous. We guarantee it.

Polycarbonate Lenses: Lenses made from this type of plastic are UNBREAKABLE. For safety reasons, we prescribe them for children and for sports goggles.

Glass lenses: Glass offers scratch resistance but is twice the weight of plastic. If dropped, these lenses can break.

Sun Sensor or Transitions Lenses: These photosensitive lenses change from light to dark when you go outdoors. It is the ultraviolet light from the sun that causes the transition to a gray or a brown color.

  • Glass lenses are called photogrey or photobrown.
  • Plastic lenses go by several different proprietary names; most popular are Transitions or Sun Sensor.
  • Outdoors the lenses get about 90-95% as dark as prescription sunglasses.
  • They take about 90 seconds to completely lighten up indoors (no residual tint).
  • Plastic lenses have improved greatly so that they are comparable to the glass photogrey.
  • They don't get as dark behind a car windshield; the windshield itself absorbs ultraviolet light.
  • They begin to loose their "changing" ability in about 3-4 years; they don't darken or lighten as much.

LENS DESIGNS FOR YOUR EYEGLASSES:

SINGLE-VISION LENSES: Single-vision lenses offer a single vision correction for people who are nearsighted or farsighted, have astigmatism, or need reading glasses.

MULTIFOCAL LENSES

What is a multifocal lens?

A multifocal lens contains two or more lens powers for correcting vision at different distances. These include bifocals, trifocals, progressive addition lenses, and special occupational lenses.

Why are multifocals lenses prescribed?

Because of their specific vision problems, some people need different lens powers to see well at all distances. Bifocals ("bi" meaning two) are prescribed to aid both near and far vision. Trifocals ("tri" meaning three) are prescribed to aid near, far, and middle distance seeing. Progressive-addition lenses are designed to focus at a variety of ranges between distance and close. As people reach there early to mid forties, their eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on objects that are close up. As a result, multifocal lenses are often prescribed to adjust for these changes.

TYPES OF MULTIFOCAL LENSES

Bifocals

  • The prescription ground in the lens corrects both near and distance vision.
  • Depending on your age, the midrange distance between 3ft and 10ft may be blurred.
  • The lined bifocal offers a larger reading area.
    - The line is not as visible as before.
    - We can apply coatings that almost make the line almost invisible.

Trifocals

  • The prescription in the lens corrects for distance, midrange (computer), and reading.
  • Although these lenses function well, they have lost popularity to the progressive lenses over the years.

Progressive lensesThese are also called invisible bifocals, invisible trifocals, lineless bifocals, lineless trifocals, bifocals without the lines, trifocals without the lines, progressive bifocals, progressive trifocals, no-line bifocals, no-line trifocals.

Focusing occurs at many different levels: distance, midrange, close, and distances in between.

  • Power changes gradually as one looks down through the lens.
  • Reading area is much smaller than lined bifocals.
  • To work properly, it is imperative that these are measured and fit by a skilled technician.
  • There are many different "brands," some much better than others. We only use the best.
  • Reading requires moving the head rather than the eyes from side to side.
  • There is more initial peripheral distortion when reading.
  • These lenses are not advised for people who suffer from motion sickness (can't read in a moving car).
  • All bifocals take some getting used to, but we feel these are eventually the most natural.
  • They are popular because the lineless is cosmetically appealing.

How will multifocal lenses affect my lifestyle?

It will probably take you a couple of weeks to a month to adjust to your new lenses.
Here are some suggestions for wearing multifocal lenses:

  • Don't look at your feet when walking.
  • Hold reading material closer to your body and lower your eyes so that you are reading out of the lowest part of your lenses.
  • Fold your newspaper in half or quarters and move it rather than your head when reading.
  • Even though you may not need them for every task, wear your multifocal eyeglasses as much as you can for the first couple of weeks or until your eyes are accustomed to them.

Don't bifocals/trifocals indicate a serious vision problem?

The gradual decrease in the ability of the eye to focus is a natural part of the aging process called PRESBYOPIA. Multifocal lenses can correct for these changes. Currently, multifocal lenses account for more than half of all lenses worn in the US.

Why do multifocal eyeglasses cost more than regular eyeglasses?

Eyeglass lenses are precision optical devices and must be made with the outmost care and skill. Because two or more prescriptions are ground into one lens, additional time and skill are needed to accurately measure and fit the lenses.

Can persons who need bifocals wear contact lenses?

Bifocal contact lenses are available. In addition, monovision contact lens correction (using one eye for close vision and one for distance) is very common. During the examination, we can determine if either bifocal or monovision contact lenses will work for you. Reading glasses may also be used in addition to contact lenses to adjust to vision changes. We will discuss all the options available to you during your examination.

SPECIAL TREATMENTS:

Scratch protection protects lenses from scratches caused by everyday use. Scratches look unattractive and can affect the optical quality of your lenses.

Ultra violet (UV) protection protects eyes against the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Polycarbonate and most high index lenses have built in UV protection.

Special color tints and coatings can enhance your vision and your appearance.

  • Any dark color can be ordered for prescription sunglasses.
  • Polarized lenses cut the glare. These are great for fishing and daylight driving.
  • Mirror coatings for sunglasses, "blue blocker" type of coatings, and yellow coatings for hunters and night driving are available.

No-glare lenses virtually eliminate distracting reflections off your glasses, enhancing appearance and improving vision, especially at night. One property of these lenses is that they can hardly be seen. However, they scratch more easily and are harder to keep clean.

(Click here for our section on care for your glasses)

No-glare lenses provide superior vision. Normally, only 92% of light gets to the eye because of reflections. With the anti-reflective coatings, up to 99% percent of the light reaches the eye. Not only is this coating great cosmetically, but it also enables those with cataracts or macular degeneration to see better at night.

 

EYEGLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

Many eyeglass wearers have hobbies or jobs that require a special pair of glasses. For example, regular bifocals do not work well for many special activities. People who are outdoors a lot may require prescription sunglasses with special UV protection to block ultraviolet light. Also, special athletic glasses offer both protection and freedom of movement for the sports-minded.

GLASSES FOR SPORTS
Sports goggles
provide the ultimate eye protection.

GLASSES FOR THE COMPUTER
Computer glasses
are designed to be used while using the computer. They have half the bifocal prescription on top and the remainder on the bottom, which allows you to look out of the top at the computer instead of having to tilt your head back to see the monitor clearly.

Occupational glasses have a bifocal both on the top and bottom. These are used for people who have to do a lot of close work ABOVE their heads, like electricians, telephone workers, plumbers, or car mechanics.

From single vision to invisible multifocals to plain reading to prescription eyewear, we can provide you with special eyewear to fit YOUR lifestyle, all at an affordable price.

That's what we do best at Skowron Eye Care.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

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(630) 834-6244

370 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126