There is so much more to your vision than just seeing clearly.  This statement is the mantra we live by at O’Fallon Family Eyecare, and today I’d like to show you the perfect example of what I mean by this.

When some people go to their optometrist they just think about getting new lenses to help them see better.  That’s great and we want you to have the best vision possible.  However, we are also thinking about how comfortable your vision is and how you look with your glasses or contact lenses.

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The photos you see her are for a kiddo for whom we just made new lenses. The top picture is the original lenses.  She could see well with them, but frankly they looked horrible and were even uncomfortable to wear due to the weight of the excessively thick lenses.

Using the same prescription we made her the new pair of lenses shown in the lower photo.  Same prescription, same frame.  Huge difference in lens thickness and overall weight.  The difference was the recommendation by our optician to use a Thin and Tough lens with an aspheric design.  The material itself is thinner and lighter, but the aspheric design flattens the lens. This results in less “bulge” and won’t make the patients eyes look so magnified.

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