We Offer Unique Frames You Won’t Find at Big Box Stores
Your eyewear helps you best see the world and gives the world one of the best views of you. At Lifetime Vision, we have the largest selection of fine eyewear from today’s top designers. From subtle and sophisticated to trendy and bold, we have what you’re looking for!
Frames and Lenses
Adult, teens, small children, even babies
Frames in all price ranges
Sports and recreation
Scratch-resistant, UV, anti-reflective coating
Prescription and non-Rx sunglasses with a variety of tints and polarization
Outside prescriptions welcome
Area’s best warranty covers frame and lens breakage and scratches for up to two years
Our optical staff members have more than 50 years of combined experience. We have more than 1,400 frames to choose from, and they’ll help you select the perfect pair for your style.
Lifetime Vision uses premium ophthalmic lenses, including Hoya digital progressive multifocal lenses and EX-3 anti-reflective coatings – the best in the industry – polarized, Transitions™, ultra-high-index and Trivex™ (the clearest, strongest and lightest plastic lens available).
If you’re like most people with vision issues that make it necessary for them to wear glasses, you undoubtedly want your eyewear to be both functional and attractive, even if you just use it as a backup for your contact lenses. You’ll be glad to know that because the selection of eyeglasses in Grand Forks is larger now than it’s ever been in the past, you’ll be able to find something that perfectly suits your individual needs and preferences rather than simply settling for the pair of glasses that you dislike the least. You probably already know that the right frame shape and color can highlight your facial features and complement your fashion choices, but you may not know how to choose the pair of glasses that fits your overall big picture.
The following are several suggestions designed to help you choose the right frames for your new eyeglasses.
The first thing you should do when choosing a color for your frames is to take stock of your personal coloring. If you’ve got light, delicate skin with rose undertones, you may be better off with light brown frames — darker ones may run the risk of presenting an overly harsh appearance. Those with dark, dramatic coloring are usually able to pull off black frames. However, if you really like the classic look of black frames but feel like they might overpower your face because of your coloring, consider getting thin frames in black — these won’t look so overwhelming. Many people who like a traditional look opt for tortoiseshell frames.
If you’ve got your heart set on frame colors outside of the usual black, brown, or tortoiseshell, the first thing you need to do is take stock of your wardrobe and look for the colors that you wear the most. The colors you already wear on a regular basis are probably the ones in which you look your best, so don’t hesitate to use your clothing for inspiration when choosing the color of your glasses frames. The majority of people are most comfortable with fairly traditional colors such as dark blue or gray. Whatever you choose, be sure it coordinates well with your clothing. You may look fabulous in bright orange, for instance, but will bright orange glasses really complement that lovely purple dress you just purchased?
Keep in mind that rimless frames are available as well, and these may be a good choice for those with a wide variety of colors in their wardrobe. They also provide an airy, minimalist look that pairs well with all skin tones.
There are several general rules of thumbs when it comes to choosing a style of frames. The important thing is that the frames compliment your face. If you’ve got a round face, for instance, narrow, angular frames provide balance that promotes an attractive appearance. Those with heart-shaped faces should opt for frames that have more width at the bottom. You can provide balance to a long, oval face by choosing frames that are wider than they are tall, and if you’ve got a square face, try balancing it out with circular frames. Keep in mind, however, that nothing really takes the place of trying on different frames when it comes time to choose the ones that are best for you.
The best looking eyeglasses in the world won’t make up for lack of functionality when it comes to the lenses, so be sure to consider your individual vision needs when it comes time to choose your eyeglass lenses. Be sure to talk with your eye doctor about your general lifestyle, including what you do for work. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, opting for lenses with UV-resistant properties is an excellent choice. You can also get photochromic lenses that darken automatically according to the amount of light in the environment. Those who spend the majority of their workday looking at a computer screen will experience less eye strain if they choose lenses with an anti-reflective coating.
Lenses have traditionally been made out of glass, but today’s consumers can choose from a variety of materials, including plastic and polycarbonate. Ask your eye doctor which type might be best for you.
The right eyeglasses begin with a comprehensive eye exam designed to determine your individual vision needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam. We’ve got a huge selection of frame and lens options for you to choose from.
2900 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks