The frame and lens type are crucial elements in obtaining superior vision and functionality with any eyewear. At Brodie Optometry, we offer premium optical care, along with the highest quality frames and lenses for lifestyle, occupational and recreational needs.
Eyeglasses are not only a solution for vision problems, but also fashionable accessories for people of all ages. Eyewear has become a staple of fashion over the recent years and glasses have gone from nerd necessity to chic accessory. Glasses that provide good vision but lack comfort, physical appeal and style often end up in a drawer or rarely used. When it comes to glasses and your vision, the old adage that you get what you pay for stands true!
We offer a vast selection of frame styles from basic to brand name and designer. Our opticians are experts in helping you find the best fit for your lifestyle, individual needs and personal style. They will explain how various lenses and frames will impact your vision, as well as help you select a frame from your top choices to get the look, fit and functionality that works best for YOU.
Brodie Optometry offers only the highest quality lenses in multiple options. Our recommendations are based on your needs, from everyday use, specialized work situations and lighting configurations to sports participation and personal preferences. Our providers feature the latest in lens technology with many types of progressive and multi-focal options to ensure optimum prescription performance.
Everyone enjoys a bright, sunny day soaking up some vitamin D, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a not a cheerful topic. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous “snow blindness” to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. Here are some frequently asked questions about the value of sunglasses and how they protect your eyes from harmful properties. Dr. Brodie’s staff can answer all your questions and style you with the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses.
How Does UV Affect Unprotected Eyes?
UV rays can cause cataracts, which causes proteins inside the lens to become cloudy or opaque. Cataracts can impair night vision, reduce your ability to see colors and make reading difficult. Once the damage is done, there is no way of reversing the condition. Only cataract removal will correct it. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in eye tissues, and a temporary sunburn that leaves the eyes irritated. At Brodie Optometry, our knowledgeable staff will fit you for authentic lenses with polarization based on your prescription.
What are Polarized Lenses?
Polarized lenses cut glare and haze so your eyes are more comfortable and you can see more clearly. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off from an upward position. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging and driving. We offer a variety of colors in polarized lenses to fit the frame of choice and your personal style!
What Type of Glasses can I Choose From?
Brodie Optometry takes pride in a wide selection of brand name and designer frames for our patients to choose from! Any frame within our optical can be customized into any prescription or polarized sunglasses. We also offer “Chem Clips,” which use magnetic technology to transform your dress glasses into polarized sunglasses for a more convenient style.
Why Should You Purchase Contacts Here?
Brodie Optometry dispenses ONLY the highest quality contact lenses.
We know you can purchases lenses online cheaply and we’re never going to compete on those terms. What Brodie Optometry provides is more than money can buy: true care for your best eye health.
Contact Lens Fitting
After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Brodie Optometry provides you with a variety of contact lens options to provide optimum comfort for your vision needs and lifestyle.
Brodie Optometry provides corrective lens evaluations and prescription management. Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Brodie or Dr. McKinch will discuss your experiences with dry eye, allergies or recurring eye infections before determining the level of vision correction you need through a refractive error test. This exam measures how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them.
Once your level of refractive error is determined, Dr. Brodie will help to decide whether contact lenses and/or glasses are best for your lifestyle. For example, if you suffer from dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable solution. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Dr. Brodie, Dr. McKinch and our optical staff will help to guide you into the package best fit for you. Call us at 419-931-2020 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Do you find yourself squinting at the computer, tablet or mobile screens for hours at a time? Technology is a normal part of our lives in the 21st century, however, eye problems associated with this activity are on the rise. Even if you see “just fine” and have never encountered eye problems before, you may have noticed symptoms from being on the computer or device two hours or more. Signs include:
- Blurry vision
- Eye strain and discomfort
- Dry, scratchy eyes
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
Even if your symptoms are mild vision problems can become major concerns if not addressed. Brodie Optometry can help! Several eye tests to determine what is causing the computer vision problems will help Dr. Brodie and Dr. McKinch design a treatment plan to assist in relieving your symptoms. Factors including pre-existing conditions and potential undiagnosed conditions are taken into account as your eye tests are being performed.
For patients with otherwise normal eyes and vision, Dr. Brodie will recommend a specific type of lens and prescription for computer time and/or workspace areas that can be very helpful in cutting down or even eliminating computer eye strain problems. Patients often tell us they enjoy their computer time again!
Do You Have OSHA Approved Safety Glasses?
Brodie Optometry offers customized programs for employee eye protection. We have a wide selection of safety frames that meet or exceed the ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards for lenses and frame. We can help and provide any individual, group or company seeking prescription safety glasses and/or a customized safety program for their employees. Not only is our program committed to quality and meeting all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, we also have affordable options.
Does Your Employer Provide Free Prescription Safety Glasses?
OSHA has very strict rules regarding protective eyewear. Regulation 29 CFR 1910.133 mandates which type of protective eyewear workers must wear and covers an employer’s general responsibility. OSHA specifies the ANSI Z87.1 standard as the source of guidance in selecting eyewear for specific activities, for example, welding, chipping, grinding or handling of chemicals.
Today’s protective eyewear is produced with virtually no lens distortion, providing excellent optics and allowing the eyewear to be worn for long periods of time without complaint. Lenses are available with permanently bonded, anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings. Or, consider indoor-outdoor versions with lenses that have a subtle mirror coating to balance light levels, allowing you to easily move from outside to the warehouse . Or, what about tinted lenses for easy recognition of traffic signals or for performing specialized tasks in the workplace? We have options to fit nearly any need.
Most of today’s safety spectacle lenses are optical grade polycarbonate. Significantly more impact-resistant and 50 percent lighter in weight than tempered glass, they provide a much wider margin of protection. Polycarbonate can be economically molded into a variety of shapes, with excellent optical clarity and built-in ultra-violet filtration.
Styling is now a key feature of protective eyewear. Manufacturers have eliminated cumbersome and separate side shields by incorporating them into the frame’s temple components, or into the lens itself. This gives the wearer a much great field of vision.
However, it’s important to remember that regardless of the design or style, eyewear only protects if it is worn!
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