Eastern Shore Optical, Porters Lake & Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia

By: Eastern Shore Optical  09-12-2011
Keywords: Frame, Lenses

Being independent means we are not limited to only one brand of lens, contacts or frames.  This allows us to have more flexibility in finding the best possible eyeglasses for our clients. Our frame collection is an extensive selection of the newest designer styles along with classic shapes, rimless, titanium, magnetic clip-ons, prescription sunglasses and more. When it comes to eyewear – one size doesn’t fit all! Various lifestyles, occupations and activities require different types of frames and lenses. Matching your unique lifestyle needs with the appropriate eyewear will not only improve vision and protect your eyes, but also can enhance your look, performance and comfort.   Selecting a frame and lens style that lets you see your best while looking your best requires the expertise and personal attention of a professional. We will provide you with thoughtful one-on-one service to insure your satisfaction. You'll find old-fashioned service in a modern office setting and when you note our very competitive prices you'll be glad you stopped by.

Our relaxed and pleasant atmosphere allows you time to feel more confident in your choices. There are many new technologies to choose from, in both frame and lens design, and we will fit your frame with the highest quality lenses available.

As you probably know it can be somewhat confusing to sort through the many frame styles here, so, feel free to bring a friend or family member, or/in addition, we’d be happy to share our expertise and help suggest recommendations for your face shape and lens needs.

Contact Lenses

With our two licensed contact lens fitters and Dr MacKinnon we are able to offer contact lens service to fit any schedule. Being independent allows us to offer any type of contact to best suit your needs or if you would like to repeat order your existing lenses. Our contact lens fittings include trial lenses ( large inventory in stock ) , corneal examinations, insertion and removal teaching appointment when necessary, and follow up visits. It is recommended to have annual contact lens checkups done, which we will perform at no charge, before ordering new supplies of contact lenses.

Face Shapes

When it's time to choose an eyeglass frame, everyone wants a frame that looks great on them. By following a few key face shape rules, you can make sure you find the perfect frames for your face:

  • The shape of the frame should contrast your face shape for maximum appeal. People with curved faces look best in angular frames and people with angular faces look best in curved frames.
  • Choose eyewear that is in balance with your facial proportions. The frame size should be to scale with your face size and the top of the frame should follow your natural brow line. Eyes should appear centered in the frame.


Aside from the very important function of guarding your eyes from sun-related eye disease, sunglasses provide a variety of additional benefits, like comforting dry eyes, enhancing contrast and reducing tearing. 

When purchasing a pair of sunglasses, look for the following features:

  • 100 percent ultra-violet (UV) protection.
  • Polarized lenses to filter reflected glare from shiny surfaces like water, pavement and dashboards.
  • Wraparound frames to protect the sides of your eyes from UV rays, as well as keeping out dust and debris.
  • Lens tints that can improve performance by enhancing contrast, colors and visibility.

There are also other options available to protect your eyes from the sun. Over-prescription sunglasses are designed to be worn over eyeglasses and sun-clips can be snapped on to a pair of glasses for UV protection. For those who want convenience, photochromic lenses, which darken as you move from the indoors to the outdoors, are the best bet.

If you are looking for your sunglasses to help enhance your performance, take note of the following lens tints:

  • Brown/Amber/Copper: Reduces glare and improves contrast and visibility by selectively filtering blue light. Great for driving, golfing, water and snow sports.
  • Gray/Green-Gray: General purpose tint reduces glare while maintaining natural colors.
  • Yellow/Rose: Enhances contrast and definition, especially in lower light conditions.

Aside from protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays, sunglasses can also make a fashion statement. Sunglasses are a great way to show your sense of style, and by creating a sunwear wardrobe you’ll be ready with a pair of frames for any occasion. For the latest trends in sunglasses, visit Eastern Shore Optical.

Keywords: Frame, Lenses