Precision Optical Tuscaloosa
People with refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, need corrective eyewear to enjoy sharp vision. Precision Optical opened when Davis Eye Clinic moved our office to Helen Keller Blvd. Our in-house optician, Shea, has the expertise and training to fit you with the glasses you need.
We are proud to offer an extensive line of glasses from our value packages up to the newest frames in name-brand fashion, including prescription sunglasses by Costa Del Mar. Our optician uses only the best optical materials from reputable companies, including Hoya, Essilor, Zeiss and Nikon. The goal at Precision Optical is to have you seeing and looking your best.
Choosing the Right Frame for Your Face
Some patients find it easy to pick out their frames from a wall of options, while others struggle to narrow down their choices. Our optician can help you identify frames that complement your facial features and align with your lifestyle.
Facial shape plays an essential role in choosing glasses frames. Someone with a round face may look best in rectangular or square glasses frames that give the impression of a longer, slimmer facial appearance. Whereas round, small or rimless frames may accentuate a round facial shape.
An oval face often benefits from frames with a wider bridge and geometric shape, while a square facial shape looks best with round or oval frames that bring balance to the features. Someone with a narrow chin and forehead (or diamond face) may want oval frames or “cat eye” glasses that accentuate delicate features and cheekbones. A heart-shaped facial shape may benefit from low-sitting glasses and bottom-heavy frames with a round or square lens shape.
While these tips can help you narrow down the type of frame that will accentuate your best facial features, they’re simply a guide. Take your time to browse our wide selection of frames and have fun choosing the pair you’ll likely wear for a year or longer.
How Does Your Lifestyle Affect Your Choice of Frames?
Discuss your regular activities and hobbies with our optician to help identify the brands and types of frames that fit your lifestyle. Someone who enjoys gaming and spends a lot of time on the computer will want a different kind of glasses than a business professional wanting to look chic at their next meeting. If you are someone who enjoys rigorous exercise, you may need frames that can handle twisting and bending. Shea can help identify the type of frame that will work best for your situation.
If you spend a significant amount of time outdoors or driving, you may want to add prescription sunglasses to your corrective eyewear collection to see clearly without squinting in harsh sunlight. Once you’ve found the right pair for your face and lifestyle, our optician ensures they fit you correctly, making adjustments where needed. Shea can repair glasses and address concerns with your frames.
If you’re interested in new glasses or prescription sunglasses, contact Precision Optical at Davis Eye Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Call (205) 556-6115 to schedule an appointment or walk into our Helen Keller Blvd. location.