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Lenses and Frames

Dr. Marguerite Ball-Thomas and Dr. James Podschun

Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your visual needs but also your fashion preferences.

Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. The opticians at Winter Park Vision Specialists makes the choice easy and enjoyable.


Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.

The specially-trained and knowledgeable opticians at Winter Park Vision Specialists will consider your custom doctor-recommended prescription, face shape, specific visual needs, and personal style when suggesting eyewear for you. Your custom prescription and eyewear is as unique as the person taking them home.

Spectacle Lenses

Selecting the correct spectacle lens depends largely on your own personal visual needs. Whether it be single vision lenses, progressive lenses, polycarbonate lenses, transission lenses, or polarized lenses, or something else, we are happy to help you find what best suits your visual needs and protects your precious vision. Regardless of your situation, Dr. Marguerite Ball-Thomas and Dr. James Podschun can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of function, comfort, protection, and design.

Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, considerations are given to the shape of your face, your skin tone, your eye color, and of course your own personal preferences and style.

Just as one tool does not work for all of life’s tasks, many people need more than type of spectacles to meet all of the visual demands of modern life. In addition to a person’s “everyday” pair, most individuals benefit from a back-up pair of glasses in the unfortunate case one were to lose or break their glasses, as well as a comfortable pair of computer glasses.

Having different style frames for different activities such as for sports, exercise, hobbies, work, or for going out in the evening makes wearing glasses more fun and enjoyable. Also, contact lens wearers, it is important that you give your eyes a break from the contacts morning and night which makes back-up glasses even more important.


With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your sunglasses to meet your visual, performance, and protection needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of premature cataracts or retinal damage sometime caused by sunlight.

Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. When viewing a scene with polarized lenses, the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective (AR) lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can diminish optimal vision by reducing incoming light by 7 to 14 percent of the light.

Wearing non-anti-reflective lenses (AR) is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it is like increasing the illumination in a room, making it easier to see.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. The doctors staff at Winter Park Vision Specialists in Winter Park, Florida have the experience to guide you towards eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your overall look.