Ramirez & Poulos M.D.; P.A.

Ophthalmologists & Medical Specialists located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL

The eyewear you choose for your prescription glasses or sunglasses is a reflection of your personal style. When you need new glasses, Ramirez & Poulos, MD, PA, has offices in Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida, both with on-site optical shops.

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Orlando:      407-843-2020 Ext 105

Kissimmee: 407-847-2020 Ext 205

Eyewear Q & A

How do I choose the eyewear that’s best for my face?

When you come into the optical shop at Ramirez & Poulos, MD, PA, the skilled opticians help you choose eyewear that complements your face shape, skin tone, and lifestyle. If you need prescription glasses or sunglasses, the team can help you find frames that work best for the desired use. Some general guidelines to follow when choosing eyewear that’s best for your face include:

  • Know your face shape: round, square, oval, diamond, heart-shaped, or angular
  • Know your skin tone: warm or cool
  • Consider your lifestyle: how and when you are going to wear your new glasses
  • Personal style: choose frames that reflect your unique personality and fashion sense

The optical team helps you select frames that enhance your face shape by accentuating your best features and downplaying the ones you don’t want to focus on.

What type of eyewear is best for an active lifestyle?

If you’re involved in sports or other outdoor activities, finding durable eyewear that fits into your active lifestyle is essential. Sport sunglasses or glasses often provide the most comfort and safety during your leisure activities. You also want frames made from materials that stand up to outdoor elements like sun and salty, beach air.

Sport frames come in styles that wrap around your head more securely than your everyday eyewear, so they’re ideal for activities in which you’re in motion like soccer, sailing, or tennis.

The right materials and lenses protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, too. The qualified opticians at the optical shop explain which types of glasses are best for your activities and uses.

Which lenses are right for my new eyewear?

Just like you want to choose frames that work best for the activities you enjoy, you also want to select the right lenses. For example, if you’re going to wear your new glasses outside, photochromic lenses that automatically darken in bright sunlight are a great choice. This eliminates the need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses.

In most cases, choosing to enhance your vision with an anti-reflective coating on your new eyewear — both prescription glasses and sunglasses — takes away glare, improves night vision, and allows others to see your eyes more clearly.

High-index plastic lenses and polycarbonate lenses are great for sports eyewear and safety glasses because they are impact resistant. Some people, though, report problems with these types of lenses like color distortion and focusing issues. Your optician can help you with those concerns.

Come in to see the team at Ramirez & Poulos, MD, PA, in Kissimmee or Orlando to pick out your new eyewear with confidence. Call or book an appointment online.