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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at McBride Vision Clinic in Portland.
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 medical 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. McBride Vision Clinic in Portland makes the choice easy.


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 knowledgeable staff at McBride Vision Clinic will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.

Eyeglass Lenses

Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.

Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.

Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.


With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort 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 vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.

Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice 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 lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses 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’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. McBride Vision Clinic in Portland, Oregon has the experience to guide you toward eye wear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Scleral Lenses

For those of you that have been led to believe contact lenses are not a good fit for you, Scleral Lenses may be the perfect option for your eyes. These lenses are much larger than traditional contact lenses which provides multiple benefits while maintaining comfort and stability.


  • Consistently Sharper Vision
  • Comfortable and Durable Contacts
  • Significantly Easier To Use
  • A Much Lower Risk For Complication
  • Clear Vision Without Wearing Glasses

Types of Scleral Lenses:

  • Corneo-Scleral Lenses
  • Semi-Scleral Lenses
  • Mini Scleral Lenses
  • Full Scleral Lenses

Scleral Lenses Are Right For You If You Have:

  • Abnormal Corneas
  • Irregular Eye Shape
  • Dry Eyes

Corneal Reshaping Lenses or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)

CRT or Corneal Reshaping is absolutely safe and is a reliable form of vision therapy that literally works overnight while you sleep. It is a non-surgical process that uses specialty contact lenses to reshape your eye on the surface while you sleep. If you are having trouble using your daytime contact lenses, CRT Lenses may be the perfect choice for you or your loved one.

CRT Lenses Are Ideal For:

  • Adults With Jobs That Are Not Suitable For Glasses Or Contacts
  • Children That Are Extremely Active Or Play Sports
  • People Who Stopped Using Their Daytime Contact Lenses Because Of Discomfort
  • For Those Who Simply Do Not Want To Wear Glasses Or Contacts Everyday

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