Optical

Optician Carlisle PA

In addition to the comprehensive ophthalmology services we provide, our practice features an optical center with a wide array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every look and budget. Patients can choose frames from many elite designers, as well as stylish yet affordable alternatives. In addition, we carry a full line of frames for children and teens and a great selection of athletic eyewear. Our convenient onsite location eliminates the hassle of having to take your prescription to another location in order to fill your vision correction needs.

Eyeglass Frames

Our experienced optician is happy to help customers choose the most appropriate and attractive frames for their particular needs. He will assist in the decision-making process by taking into account several important factors including facial shape, coloring, and personal style. Most common eyeglass frames are round, oval, square or heart-shaped. By choosing the shape that best complements the individual's facial contours, appearance can be improved and positive features enhanced. Since we offer a tremendous variety of eyewear from top quality designer and fashion manufacturers, the shopping process is easy and pleasurable.

Coordinating the Lens with the Frame

Choosing the right lenses for prescription needs is just as important as finding a suitable frame. There are many options available today and our knowledgeable staff is happy to help find the one that is best. Some lenses are thinner and lighter than others, lending themselves to stronger prescriptions, rimless styles and smaller frames.

Others are top-of-the-line polycarbonate for maximum scratch and impact resistance available, which makes them perfect for active individuals. Some of the most popular, useful features chosen by our customers are anti-reflective coatings, dirt resistance and 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. These features help to protect the investment in eyeglasses and, even more importantly, the customer's eye health.

A Selection of Contact Lenses

For customers who opt for contact lenses, our staff can evaluate individual needs, ensuring a correct and comfortable fit. We are ready and able to assist patients as they navigate through our wide selection of daily wear, extended wear, and disposables to find the lenses most suited to their lifestyle. We offer a selection of all of the top contact lens brands, including Acuvue, CIBA Air Optix, Bausch & Lomb, Fresh Look and Proclear.

There are contact lens types available to meet every need.

Bifocal/Multifocal lenses

These lenses provide clear vision for those who have trouble seeing at more than one distance. Bifocals can improve both close vision, as for reading, and distance vision, as for driving. Multifocals also provide clarity in the middle range, such as is necessary for doing computer work.

Monovision Lenses

Monovision lenses are an ingenious way to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness in patients for whom bifocal lenses are not comfortable. With this solution, the lens in one eye corrects your near vision and the lens in the other eye corrects your distance vision. These lenses are not for everyone, however. While the majority of patients adapt to the monovision lenses, approximately 20 percent do not.

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses are rigid lenses quite different from the old-fashioned hard contact lens, now obsolete. GP lenses, made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen, are more flexible than their predecessors and also allow oxygen to permeate. These attributes provide advantages to the patient, both in terms of comfort and in terms of eye health.
GP lenses are useful for many eye conditions, including:

  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Keratoconus

Both astigmatism, a very common condition, and keratoconus, a rare hereditary ailment, are caused by a misshapen cornea. Because the harder GP lenses exert some pressure on the cornea, they are helpful in correcting the problem. GP lenses come in various bifocal and multifocal designs. They are especially useful for patients who require extremely precise vision and for those who want their contact lenses to last for a long time.

Contact lenses are available in a great variety of types, including those that are disposable, and so require no routine maintenance, and those that change eye color for cosmetic purposes.

Hours of Operation

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 8:30-12, 1:30-7pm
Wednesday: 8:30-12, 1:30-4pm
Thursday: 8:30-12, 1:30-5pm
Friday: 8:30-12, 1:30-5pm

Visit our in-house optical shop and see the latest selection of designer eye wear including:

Optician Carlisle PA
Optician Carlisle PA

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Outside prescriptions welcome!

Repairs and adjustments. Frame replacement.
No appointment necessary.