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
When it comes to eyewear – one size doesn’t fit
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.
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.
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
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
- Wraparound frames to protect the sides of your
eyes from UV rays, as well as keeping out dust and
- 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
- Brown/Amber/Copper: Reduces glare and improves
contrast and visibility by selectively filtering
blue light. Great for driving, golfing, water and
- 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