Brand Name Eyeglasses
Want to dazzle your family and friends with your new eyewear? Look no further than into our amazing selection of brand-named eyeglasses. At Frame Factory Optical in Spokane WA, we are stocked with the largest selection of fashionable frames for your selection. We will help you select the perfect pair of eyeglasses by considering your medical needs, lifestyle, and personal fashion preferences. Style, Color, Fit, and function!
Brands we carry:
Spokane WA Prescription Sunglasses
We offer various prescription sunglass lens options including polarized lenses and color tints to completely customize your look. Stop by or call today! 509-624-5277
Do you need prescription sunglasses? Prescription sunglasses allow you to see clearly while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. They are much more convenient than regular eyeglasses and are available in a wide variety of fashionable, comfortable styles for men, women, and children. Ask us about transition lenses which lighten and darken depending on the light level so you can wear them indoors and out without a problem.
If you are looking for high-quality, affordable, and stylish prescription sunglasses, Frame Factory Optical has you covered. Stop in today to explore the available frame styles and colors or give us a call us for a convenient appointment at 509-624-5277.
Spokane WA Contact Lenses
Are you running low on contact lenses? Do you need a comprehensive contact lens exam? Stop by or call today! 509-624-5277
At Frame Factory Optical in Spokane, WA, we offer a wide selection of contact lenses for all prescriptions. We have plenty of corrective trial lenses in stock, so you will probably leave with contact lenses on the same day as your fitting appointment. Trust our experienced team for brand name contacts at great prices.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, we will evaluate your eyes to determine what level of vision correction you require. Once you have the correct fit and prescription, you’ll need to decide whether you want disposable contacts or extended wear. We even offer cosmetic contacts. Our staff can help you determine which contact lenses are right for you.
Eyeglasses don’t have to be only about improving your vision! Fashionable eyewear is a great way to enhance your appearance while helping you see the world. With the large selection of brand name frames, you are sure to find a pair that suits your needs, lifestyle, and fashion sense. Some top brands we carry include:
- Oakley- both Sunglasses and Regular glasses
- Maui Jim
- Kate Spade
More than just wanting to be cool and fashionable, brand named eyeglasses also come with the security of assurance. When you buy a brand name you know you are going to get a high-quality construction framework compared to non-brand types where quality can be unreliable.
Finding Your Frames
Thanks to the large variety of brand names, you are bound to find a pair that can fit in your unique style, mood, or fancy. Why not have a pair for business and a pair for casual? Express yourself with your glasses. Be brave. Be daring, or make a statement. Optician Sean Mindermann will guide you in your frame and lens choices, helping you look and feel your best. And we are always on hand should you need any adjustments or repairs.
Getting the Perfect Glasses Fit
We can help you find the right style of frames for your face shape, best color for your skin tone and the best frame width so that your glasses or sunglasses are comfortable. It all starts with finding the right size glasses for your face in millimeters.
The fit width includes the width of the left and right lenses along with the bridge. A narrow fit number is 117mm or less. A medium width number typically ranges from 118 to 124mm, and a wide width is anything over 124mm.
If you aren’t sure what width you need, we will measure across your eyes in order to help determine the correct frame width.
Choosing the Correct Frame Shape
The next step to getting the best eyeglass frames for your needs involves looking at the shape of your face. This is because certain styles of frames will look better on certain facial shapes.
For example, if you have a square shape, we recommend choosing frames with oval, round or wayfarer shaped lenses. If you have a heart-shaped face, we recommend cat-eye, rectangle or wayfarer shaped lenses.
Choosing the Right Frame Color
Lastly, it’s time to choose the best frame color for your skin tone. Of course, you can always choose a color or a print pattern that best matches your unique style, but certain frame colors look better on certain skin tones than others.
For example, if you have a darker skin tone, we typically recommend light-colored frames, like white, silver and gold. If you are pale or have a very light skin tone, we typically recommend neutral or warm colors, including brown, tan or black.
What to Expect During Eyeglass Fittings
• Choosing your frame taking into consideration occupational, fashion, form and functional needs
• Choosing your lenses to go into those frames based on the same criteria.
• We can also put new lenses into your old frames providing they are still in good shape!
At Frame Factory Optical, we can help you find the right sunglasses and eyeglasses for your face so that you can see clearly and keep harmful UV rays away from your eyes. Optician Sean Mindermann will make sure you’ve chosen the perfect frames and will make sure the lenses you order have the correct coatings, like anti-glare or anti-reflective coatings, scratch resistance, anti-fog, and UV blocking coatings, so that you can see clearly and avoid incidental lens damage from accidentally dropping your glasses or from frequent cleaning of the lenses. We even sell specialty lenses that block out the harmful spectrum of Blue Light which is known to cause problems with human retinas!
Getting New Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses with Minderman
Once you have the perfect frames for your lifestyle and facial shape, Minderman will create your prescription glasses and sunglasses lenses out of your preferred material. Most individuals choose trivex lenses or other high-index lenses to go with their frames. This is because they are lighter and offer better longevity than plastic lenses.
Once you’ve chosen the details of your lenses, our optician will create your lenses with your prescription and fit them into your new frames. Then, we will test the fit of your glasses and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are completely comfortable and do not slide or move while you are wearing them.
Frame Replacements at Frame Factory Optical
Have you recently broken your frames? Eyeglass frames and prescription sunglasses frames tend to break at the bridge or the arms tend to break. When this happens, you may think you need an entirely new set of glasses and lenses. The good news is that Sean Minderman can fit your current lenses into a new set of frames.
Knowing When You Need to Replace Your Frames
Since many individuals are only required to visit an eye doctor every one to two years, the eyeglasses frames may wear out before your lens prescription changes. In these instances, you don’t have to get a new set of lenses and frames. You can simply replace the frames.
Signs your frames need to be replaced include:
- The lenses keep popping out.
- The screws keep falling out of your current frames.
- You’ve broken your frames.
- Your frames are extremely worn or outdated.
- Your frames no longer fit your face.
How Minderman Can Help You Get a New Pair of Frames
Most individuals who wear glasses think that their lenses are only good for their current frames. This is not true. While material cannot be added to your lenses to make them larger, they can be ground down to fit another pair of frames, and Minderman can help.
First, Minderman will measure your face to determine the width of frame you need, and look at the basic shape of your face to determine the correct style of frame. For example, if you have an oval face, cat-eye, rectangle, square or wayfarer shaped lenses will look good on you. Of course, you can try on various frame styles to determine the best one for your particular style.
Next, Minderman will help you pick out a pair of frames in your preferred style and width that need slightly smaller lenses. For example, if you currently have large, square lenses, they could be ground down to fit a pair of frames that need rectangle lenses, round lenses or oval lenses. If you have cat-eye shaped lenses, they could be ground down to fit oval or rectangle lenses.
Getting New Frames at Frame Factory Optical
When you think about getting new frames, you may be worried that you have to leave your glasses at our office while your new lenses are fitted to the frames. This could leave you unable to see clearly to drive. The good news is that Minderman can fit your lenses into your new frames while you wait.
Once you have your new frames, Minderman will remove the lenses from your old frames, precisely measure them then measure the new frames in order to determine how to reshape your current lenses. After all the measurements have been taken, your current lenses will be ground down to fit your new frames. In many instances, this takes less than an hour.
Once your current lenses are inserted into your new frames, we will test the fit and adjust the frames so that they are completely comfortable. This means that you can walk out of our office with your new frames the same day.
About Lens Tinting at Frame Factory Optical
Your optician in Spokane can help with the correct lens tinting for your needs.
An optometrist is the one who determines your prescription. However, an optician is the one trained in customizing your eyeglass lenses. Part of the process of creating glasses for you entails a tinting process that allows you to have more options than just gray or brown tint. The process isn’t as simple as merely applying a dye to your lenses.
About Lens Tinting Methods
Lenses aren’t tinted the same, but one of the more common methods is a heat treatment. The tinting process depends on the material of the lenses. Plastic is a common material for glass lenses nowadays, but they’re not always the most durable. A person may choose high-index lenses, polycarbonate, or Trivex lenses. Although polycarbonate is durable, you can also get Trivex which is lighter weight and much more durable. These lenses were originally used by helicopter windshields in the military.
All of these options require a heat-treatment process. The process can be tinted through a heat treatment applied to the specially formulated dye. The heat is nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit and is applied after the lenses are submerged in a dye. The darkness of the color determines how long the lenses must be submerged. Any color is possible with this process, but most colors won’t last as long as a traditional sunglass-shade dye.
About Possible Tint Colors For Your Glasses
There’s a lot to consider when choosing the type of lenses you want as well as the shade and level of tint. Minderman can help you determine the ideal combination for your lifestyle. Below are a few of the color options offered to tint your glasses.
Gray sunglasses are a popular tint. You may wear them on both sunny and cloudy days. They help your eyes combat fatigue and help reduce glare on wet surfaces.
Brown or Amber Lenses
You have the option of brown or amber lenses. They help with depth perception, so they’re beneficial for driving, golfing, and any other activities that require depth perception. They’re not as beneficial in low light or on cloudy days as gray lenses are. Amber or brown lenses enhance the contrast of colors.
Green lenses are very similar to brown or gray lenses in terms of their benefits. They provide the wearer with better contrast than gray or brown lenses. They’re ideal for both sunny and cloudy conditions and even in low-light environments. They reduce glare well. They’re recommended if you cycle, ski, or participate in water sports.
Yellow lenses are ideal for skiing and any other outdoor activities that glare is an issue. They’re also beneficial for reducing eye strain caused by the light from computers or other electronics, making them ideal when playing games or working on the computer. This is beneficial because they filter out blue light. Additionally, they provide a high level of visual clarity compared to other lenses, even in low light, haze, and fog. Unfortunately, this color of lenses may cause color distortion.
Blue or Purple Lenses
Blue and purple lenses supply UV protection. The blue has a calming effect on your eyes. Additionally, the blue shade can improve color perception. These shades also reduce glare in the snow or during water sports. The color is ideal for haze and fog as well. They work well for people who are spectators of outdoor sports or who golf. It assists with you seeing contour better than other options.
Rose, Pink, or Red Lenses
Rose, pink, and red sunglasses are beneficial when your eyes are adjusting to contrast. They reduce glare, so they’re ideal for people when they’re skiing. They enhance your driving visibility well, especially since they improve your depth perception. They also assist with reducing eye strain, in particular, for people who use the computer or gaming system frequently because they block blue light.
Optician Shop Services
There’s nothing like obtaining the ideal vision correction option for your particular needs, style, and taste. In addition to bringing your world into sharp clarity, today’s range of eyewear options can also serve as a distinctly personal statement. You can get the optical technology you need right here at our optical shop at Frame Factory Optical, including careful fittings by our team to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness.
Eyeglasses have been helping people see more clearly for hundreds of years. But while previous generations didn’t have many options to choose from, you’ll find a stunning variety of frame shapes, styles, and colors at our optical shop. Minderman can help you make the right selection for your facial shape, skin tone, and fashion sense. We can craft lenses to correct the full scope of refractive errors, from simple nearsightedness or farsightedness to multifocal or progressive lenses for individuals with presbyopia.
You may prefer contact lenses to eyeglasses, either all the time or in certain situations. Minderman can equip you with the ideal contact lenses for your vision prescription, including both single-vision contacts and multifocal contacts. Our team at Frame Factory Optical can also provide specialized contacts for hard-to-fit situations such as dry eye, keratoconus, and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Depending on your specific needs, you may be able to choose from soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable lenses, or a hybrid of the two.
Special activities call for specialty eyewear. Turn to our optical center for options such as prescription sunglasses, sports glasses, and safety goggles. We can provide lenses tinted to protect against certain light frequencies, shattering, UV rays, and the reflections that bounce upward from sunny, bright surfaces.
Low Vision Aids
If you have lost some of your vision, visit our optical shop to browse our selection of low vision aids. From illuminated magnifiers to spectacle-mounted telescopes, we can provide your eyes with some extra help for reading, writing, watching TV, and other everyday activities.
Expert Fittings by Experienced Professionals
Minderman at our vision center will take the time to select the best frame size for comfortable wear. If you’re getting multifocal eyeglasses, we will make sure that the different distance fields line up exactly where they should in relation to your pupils. We will also make adjustments as needed until you’re satisfied. Contact us at (509) 624-5277 or visit our optical ship today!
Repairs and Adjustments
Professional Repairs and Adjustments for Your Glasses
Your optician near Spokane offers professional repairs and adjustments for your glasses.
Your eyeglasses are necessary for you to see and enjoy the world around you. They may be necessary for you to perform routine tasks like reading, driving, and performing your duties at work.
When you have a bent arm or bridge, broken frame or lens, missing arm, or any other issue with your glasses, you might not be able to use them at all. On the other hand, they may fit you poorly, which leads to irritation and discomfort.
At Frame Factory Optical, we also offer eyeglass repairs and adjustments.
Understanding the Parts of Your Glasses
Your eyeglasses may not look complex, but they’re comprised of various parts that hold your glasses together and ensure they remain in place on your face. If they don’t fit properly or have broken components, they may not be able to do their job or might not sit on the bridge of your nose correctly.
One part of your glasses is the arms. This is the part of your glasses that extends from the frame of your lens to behind your ear. Another portion is the lens, which is the portion that you look out of and has your prescription. You also have the frame, which surrounds your lenses. The part that connects the frame of one lens to the other is known as the bridge. They also have tiny screws that connect the arms with your frames.
How We Help
At Frame Factory Optical, we realize that often glasses are expensive. You can’t afford to replace them every time something minor happens to them. We also understand that sometimes if the arms or bridge of your glasses are a little off, and this can make your glasses uncomfortable to wear. We make it easy for you to get your glasses fixed quickly, You just bring them in and our optician repairs or adjusts them.
Why Opt for Professional Repairs with Frame Factory Optical
As mentioned above, glasses don’t seem like a complicated item to repair. However, it’s very easy to accidentally break them in the process of trying to repair them. This leaves you without your glasses until you can get a replacement. Not to mention, the price to replace your glasses is costly.
When you opt for professional repairs with Minderman, they’ll know exactly how to repair your glasses without the risk of breaking them. Additionally, Minderman can adjust them in the correct way to avoid making matters even worse.
Ultimately, opting for professional repairs ensures your glasses will fit you comfortably and are fixed properly. This can save you hundreds of dollars in the end when you consider how much it costs for you to replace your glasses.
Plus, the process of getting them fixed or adjusted is relatively quick. In most cases, it just takes only one visit. If you try to repair or adjust them yourself, you could spend quite some time trying to get them perfect.
At Frame Factory Optical, we realize that most of our patients are busy, and a majority of them require their glasses to perform their everyday tasks. That’s why we offer repair and adjustment services in a timely fashion. Getting the necessary repairs or adjustments is as simple as contacting our office and coming in for a short visit.
To get your new glasses at Frame Factory Optical, give us a call today at (509) 624-5277.
Optometry Professionals in Spokane, WA
For brand-name eyewear in Spokane, WA, the eyecare professionals at Frame Factory Optical are ready to assist you. For more information on the designer frames we carry or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today at (509) 624-5277.
Choosing the Right Frames
Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At Frame Factory Optical, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. While working with our experienced staff enables you to select the appropriate frames, we invite you to learn more about which frame styles complement various face shapes.
A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.
The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.
Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.
A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.
Heart Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)
A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.
Base-down Triangle Face
A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.
A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.
This is a general guide and is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames what work best for your lifestyle.