We have a large selection of Eye Wear and Accessories

Burke Mountain Optometry - Eye Wear Glasses

  • Brand Name Frames: BCBG, EasyClip, Ku’ver, Dana Buchman, Kenzie, Alfred Sung, Ann Taylor, Vogue, Armani, OGI, Superflex, Kliik, and Guess sunwear.
  • Complete Children & Teen packages: Frame, Lenses, and Hard Coat
  • We are constantly updating our large selection of frames
  • We also have a large selection of Readers including Bifocal sunglasses, and safety readers
  • All the latest Lenses, Coatings, Technologies
  • Ready-made Clips as well as Made-to-measure Clips
  • Wide selection of Accessories

            

 

Eyeglasses*

Eyeglasses have come a long way over the years. As the general population continues to age, more and more people are wearing glasses. Eyeglasses themselves have become fashion accessories. The variety of lenses on the market, meanwhile, has made consumer awareness more important.

Materials:

  • Glass is more durable and resistant to scratches, but less impact resistant.
  • Plastic lenses are thin and light making them comfortable to wear and can be can be treated with a variety of anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings.
  • Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are lighter than plastic and more impact resistant. This makes them suitable for sports eyewear, safety eyewear and children’s glasses.

Types:

  • Unifocal
  • Bifocal
  • Progressive lenses
  • Trifocal
  • High index (thinner lenses for strong prescriptions)
  • Photochromic
  • Safety lenses
  • Tinted lenses can be functional and fashionable and sunglasses soften indoor or outdoor light. Lens tints can be uniform or gradient, lightening gradually from top to bottom.

Chemical coatings serve many purposes: anti-scratch coating minimizes lens abrasions; anti-reflective coating eliminates frustrating reflective glare; metallic or mirrored coating is popular with sunglasses; and UV coating blocks solar ultraviolet radiation.

Contact Lenses *

Contact lenses have long been the corrective choice for people who prefer not to wear eyeglasses. For particularly active people, eyeglasses may not be the most appropriate solution.

These small plastic lenses require greater responsibility for those who wear them. Your Optometrist can specify for you the precise cleaning and care requirements of your contact lenses. They can also provide a complete fitting and consultation, allowing you to choose between a variety of contact lens styles. The provincial Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not provide coverage for contact lens therapy, although there are some medical exceptions. Your Optometrist will inform you of any charges that may apply to your contact lens-related visits.

Materials:

Soft contact lenses are easy to wear, particularly for the first-time wearer. Coming in a range of disposable options from one day to one year, your Optometrist can recommend the best one for you.

Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are more durable and may provide sharper vision, but since they are not water permeable, they may be more difficult to wear.

Types:

Extended wear lenses can be worn overnight and continuously for up to one month (with the latest lens materials available), but require more attentive care to prevent infection and related extended wear problems

Disposable lenses are the most common, and are discarded after a specified length of time—reduced cleaning time, costs, and healthier eyes are among the benefits.

Toric lenses are specially curved lenses designed to correct astigmatism.
There are a variety of other types, including coloured, UV-blocking, and lenses for astigmatism and bifocal needs.

* All content is provided for education and information, and is no substitute for the advice of your optometrist. This information is provided courtesy of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists (B.C.A.O.). The B.C.A.O. assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any errors or omissions or from the use of any information contained herein.