Essilor Eyewear Center has more than 1,000 frames in styles to suit any budget. Approximately 85% of our glasses are fabricated in our on-site finishing laboratory, ensuring the highest degree of quality control. We are also happy to fill a prescription even if it was written by a doctor outside of University Eye Center.

Fitting new glasses requires knowledge and experience in both frame and lens design. Our courteous and experienced staff includes New York State licensed ophthalmic dispensers (opticians) who are experts in fitting glasses for infants, seniors, and everyone in between. We provide every type of available lenses, including:

  • Progressive lenses
  • Special computer glasses
  • Polaroid lenses for outdoor glare protection
  • Polycarbonate lenses, which are an impact resistant option for children, sports and/or safety
  • Anti-reflective coatings and blue light coatings and materials
  • Tints, mirrors, and ultraviolet protective coatings

Choosing Your Glasses

The primary purpose of frames is to hold the lenses in the correct position in front of your eyes so that you can see properly and comfortably, but let’s be honest — they also have to look great!

Glasses should fit the width of your face.

If they are too wide for your face, they will appear oversized and if they are not wide enough, they will look like you have outgrown them.

The top rim of the frame should not fit above your eyebrow, nor should it sit very low.

A frame can exaggerate and emphasize facial characteristics. It is a good idea to consider your complimentary facial lines and the shape of your face.

Balance your features.

If your face is very round, a more square frame will be complementary.

Color is important.

Common rules that apply to clothes and accessories can also apply to eyewear.

Form follows function.

Some frames are very delicate and should not be considered if you tend to handle your frames roughly. Glasses that are continuously taken on and off through the course of a day should be more sturdy with spring hinges.

The stronger your prescription, the smaller the frame should be.

As a frame gets larger, your lenses will get thicker. We can help you choose a frame that will produce the best results and you’ll look great in your new glasses.

Caring for Your Glasses

  • Always keep your glasses in their case when not in use. This will protect your lenses from scratching and will also help to extend the life of your frame.
  • To avoid scratching, never lay your lenses face down on any hard or abrasive surface.
  • Be sure to use two hands when putting on or removing your glasses.
  • Don’t let anyone try on your glasses. Your frame has been custom fit for you. Letting others wear your glasses, even for a moment, may cause stretching or other damage.
  • To avoid scratching lenses, never wipe them when they are completely dry. Always use a little warm water with a soft tissue. If your lenses are treated with anti-reflection coating, use an approved cleanser or cloth.
  • Your glasses will last longer if you have them adjusted every three or four months. This allows us to check for loose screws or other potential problems. If your frame breaks, do not attempt to repair it with crazy glue or tape. Bring it to us and we’ll repair it properly.