MICHIGAN OPTICAL - Eye Exams - Eyeglasses - Contact Lenses

Michigan Optical has over 2,000 frames to choose from including D&G, Vera Bradley, EasyClip, Fysh, Kliik,  RayBan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Harley Davidson, and many more. Click below for a more complete list of our frame selection.  The list is just a more in-depth showing of our collections, but not all of our brands are listed.  We also have the ability to order current frames from most companies.  If you do not see the brand listed you are looking for, please call us and we will be able to give you a more precise answer.   Frame List

Lenses come in different styles, materials and have different lens treatments available

    *Lens Styles*

         - Single Vision : this all-purpose lens is available in all materials, and can be used for either distance or or near vision correction

          - Bifocals : provide both distance and near correction in one lens, with a visible line for the near area, there is a good variety of styles of the lined bifocals, and we are able to decide which one is going to be perfect for you.

         - Trifocals : these lenses are basically the same as the bifocal except it has another portion above the near line for intermediate vision.  Instead of one visible line, there are now two with this lens.

         - No-line Progressives : these lenses correct for distance, intermediate, and near vision all in one lens.  The distance portion is on the top of the lens with the near being at the bottom, in between is a progression of power that easily brings you from complete distance to complete near vision.  Because there is not a visible line, progressives have the appearance of single-vision lenses.  Progressives are available in all lens materials.

     - Free Form Progressives : these are the new cutting edge technology in progressive lenses.  These digital lenses are manufactured by moving the refractive surface closer to the eye. By reducing the distance between the eye and the lens it improves the field of vision, has less distortion, less swim sensation and delivers a sharper image.  Free form progressives are custom  made for each individual.  This creates accurate power throughout the lens, which reduces distortion in distance, intermediate and reading areas.

      - Office Lenses : these lenses are designed to provide the best vision for you while working at the office. They provide two distances, intermediate and near.  The top portion of the lens is for intermediate work, and the bottom is for the near.  There is no visible line dividing the two areas.  They can also be used for other occupations involving intermediate and near work, not just in the office.

   *Lens Materials*

      - Plastic : these lenses are hard resin lenses and can be tinted to any color.  Most plastic lenses are not scratch resistant and UV protected, although they can be coated with a scratch resistant coating and an UV protection coating.

     - Polycarbonate : these lenses are lighter and thinner than the standard plastic.  They are also more impact resistant and naturally are scratch resistant and UV protected.  Michigan Optical uses this material most of the time because of the safety and convenience of the lens.

     - Thinner Lenses : High index or Aspheric lenses are considered thinner lenses.  These lenses are thinner and lighter than polycarbonate but with all the benefits of polycarbonate.  This can reduce the effect of your eyes looking larger or smaller behind the eyeglasses with a heavy prescription.

     - Glass : this offers the most scratch resistant material without adding any additional coatings.  However, they are heavier than the plastic lenses and not the safest option for lenses. 

   *Lens Treatments*

     - Scratch Resistant Coating : recommended to protect lenses from every day wear and tear.  Some materials already have this so do not need the extra coating.
   - UV Protection : the sun's ultraviolet rays can potentially cause harm to your eyes.  This coating will shield your eyes from the harmful UV rays.  Plastic and glass lenses may require UV coating, while polycarbonate and high-index provide UV protection inherently in the material.

     - Anti-Reflective (AR) : also called non-glare lenses.  These lenses help reduce glare while driving at night and viewing computer screens.  It is also useful for eye fatigue in all situations.  Having non-glare allows virtually all available light through you lenses, increasing your ability to experience clearer and sharper vision.  In addition non-glare are cosmetically desirable, as the wearers' eyes are clearly visible behind the lenses.

     - Photochromic /Transitions : these lenses automatically darken and lighten to provide the right level of protection and comfort over a wide range of light conditions.  They change from clear to dark in the presence of UV light and block 100% of harmful UV rays. 

     - Tinted Lenses : the majority of lenses can be tinted from light to very dark and anywhere in between.  Tints for sun lenses are usually medium to dark shades and can be solid thorough the whole lens or a gradient.  Tints also come in many different colors.     

     - Polarized Lenses : these sunwear lenses are the best for eliminating reflective glare.  Any surface can create glare in sunlight, including water, sand, snow, windows, vehicles and buildings.  Polarization eases eye stress and fatigue in the sun, and it comes in several color and density options.  Hunters, boaters and fishermen, golfers and drivers are a few who benefit from polarized lens; glare-cutting properties.

     - Mirrored Lenses : these lenses provide a reflective surface that makes the eye virtually invisible to viewers, while keeping the eyes protected from glare.  Mirrors also come in a variety of colors.

We offer many different types of sunglasses.  We have non-prescription sunglasses with polarized and non-polarized lenses as well as sunglasses that can be made into prescription.  Some of our brands include Oakley, Rudy Project, RayBan, Fox, Ralph Lauren, and Sun Trends.  Plus, all prescription eyewear can be made into sunglasses.

Safety Frames and Sports Goggles
We offer a variety of safety frames and sports goggles.  Both styles have high impact resistant lenses.  Our safety frames are OSHA approved.  The sport goggles are useful, especially for children and any athletes.  The sport goggles can be prescription and non prescription.

Contact Lenses
Michigan Optical supplies most brands of disposable contact lenses including Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Advance, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism, Acuvue 2, Purevision 2 HD, Purevision Toric, Purevision Multifocal, Air Optix, Biomedic XC, Focus Night and Day, Dailies, and so many more.  We also fit and evaluate gas permeable contacts as well. In house polishing and modifications to hard gas permeable contact lenses. More information on contact lenses

Michigan Optical
511 Wilson Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 301-8663
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