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How Eyeglasses Work

JCPenney Optical Centers offer you a wide range of products designed to suit your vision needs and lifestyle. Our stores carry the latest designer and brand name fashion frames, the latest in Lens and Transitions Technology, and a great assortment of popular non prescription sunglasses and fashion frames for prescription sunglasses. All of our stores carry a great line of eyewear accessories that will fit your every need – including Gift Giving Ideas! We also offer you the most popular contact lenses by the leading contact lens manufacturers.

When determining which eyewear product is going to be best for you, it’s important to identify what your Visual Needs are and what Type of Lenses that you are looking for first.

To identify your Visual Needs, ask yourself, “Is this Pair of Glasses going to be for?”

WORK - where you are concerned about:

  • computer use
  • reading
  • lighting levels/brightness
  • indoor/outdoor usage or both
  • activity level of workplace environment
  • public contact
  • accuracy

And the RESULTING CONCERN FOR:

  • glare and eye fatigue
  • need for just reading or multi – focal lenses
  • comfort at all lighting levels
  • glare & comfort at all lighting levels
  • safety
  • cosmetic appearance(visibility,thickness/thinness)
  • excellent vision correction

WORK - where you are concerned about:

  • reading
  • driving
  • activity level – indoors and outdoors
  • hobbies
  • lighting levels brightness
  • indoor/outdoor usage or both
  • computer use

And the RESULTING CONCERN FOR:

  • need for just reading or multi – focal lenses
  • need for just distance or multi – focal lenses
  • safety
  • need for just reading or multi – focal lenses
  • comfort at all lighting levels
  • comfort at all lighting levels
  • glare and eye fatigue

From your list of Visual Needs, are you looking for: 

  • Multi – focal Lenses which provide Vision Correction for Near and Distance (and Intermediate)?
  • Thin and Lightweight Lenses that provide Excellent Comfort and Vision Correction, particularly for Stronger Prescriptions?
  • Basic Lenses for a relatively Low Prescription?
  • Lenses that improve Night Time Vision for Driving?
  • Lenses that turn Sunglass Dark in the sun and are virtually Clear indoors for Comfort in All Lighting Levels?
  • Lenses that look Invisible?
  • Lenses that Eliminate Glare from the sun?
  • Multi-focal Lenses without Lines?
  • Lenses that Reduce Eyestrain from Computer Use?
  • Lenses that will Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Ultra Violet Rays from the sun?
  • Lenses for Prescription Sunwear?
  • Lenses that are Shatter Resistant?

A wealth of specific information on Eyeglass Lenses is provided in our Product and Information Section which will help you identify which type of Lens, Lens Material, Lens Treatments and Options that will fit your need. Lastly, our trained staff of Opticians stand ready to carefully explain all of the benefits and advantages for each type of Lens, Lens Material, Lens Treatments and Options and assist you in selecting the lenses that are just right for YOU! In considering selecting frames, it is always wise to consider your lifestyle as well as identifying what needs and function that you want your new glasses to serve. If you aren’t certain, our optical associates are always ready and willing to assist you in identifying your answers to these questions. Please be aware that your current prescription will have an effect on what you may select and use. Your prescription may place limits on lens type and frame size and shape. To begin your Frame search, ask yourself:

How Important it to me to have the Latest Look?

  • How Important it to me to have Frames designed by a Leading Fashion Designer?
  • What kind of Style do I want to present with my New Eyeglasses?
  • Are these Eyeglasses going to be for Fun? For Work? Sports? Sunglasses? Computer glasses? A pair of Regular Eyeglasses for Everyday? Special Occasions?
  • Do I prefer Plastic or Metal Frames? Do I prefer adjustable nose pads such as come with Metal Frames?

More information on Frames and Frame Construction may be found in our Product and Information Section which will help you identify which type of Frame(s) is going to perfect for YOU!

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