Optical Shop Services
Marion Eye Center Optical
Marion Eye Center Optical (at our Marion location only) always offers uncompromised quality at affordable prices. As well, we pass along special pricing on certain items as manufacturers run specials on both frames and lenses. These special offers are normally updated monthly on
What Do You Find at Marion Eye Center Optical?
Marion Eye Center optical sets itself apart from other optical shops by offering:
Knowledgeable and caring fully-licensed opticians that take pride in creating the best solution to your eye wear needs.
Hundreds of in-stock designer and budget frames to choose from for the best fit and look.
The latest technology lenses and accessories to complement any lifestyle.
Vision Service Plan (VSP) and EyeMED insurance coverage for your glasses and exam (if insured)
For over 25 years, Marion Eye Center has continually provided the best products at the most affordable prices. The best opticians, the best frames, the best optical lenses, the best guarantee around, all at affordable prices.
Come visit us for our
September Savings Trunk Show
September 20-22, 2021 from 8:30am-5:00pm
Enjoy styles that are unique to you, featuring luxury, iconic, sun and casual eyewear. Experience your best vision with the latest technologies including Varilux, Crizal and Transitions lenses. Savings of 50% off frames with purchase of lenses and 50% off a complete second pair.
Please call for an appointment today
Our Fully-Licensed Opticians
Lola Pryor, LDO
Lola Pryor has been licensed and serving at Marion Eye Center since before 1995. She is financial and general manager of the the optical shop and continues to provide a comprehensive set of services to patients, being familiar with most any lens technology, either current or past. If you want solid advice on both traditional and trendy products, you should talk
to Lola when you visit us.
Diana Lothes, LDO
Diana joined Marion Eye Center more recently, but she has already transformed the services we offer to include VSP, and she has broadened the selection of products we offer to include the most modern brands and lens types. Diana has introduced updated products and emphasis to our traditional optical at Marion Eye Center. If you want the most up to date products, talk with Diana when you visit Marion Eye Center.
Glasses come from many vendors. With each vendor there are differences. Marion Eye Center Optical is different as well. We consider glasses as important as any treatment, medicine or surgery. Their quality and accuracy determines the ease of activities each and every day for the patient. So, while we do offer frames, lenses and coatings from expensive to inexpensive, all our glasses are of uncompromising quality. As you consider your next pair of glasses, consider shopping with us and seeing why we should be your one and only source for glasses.
Types Of Glasses
Basic glasses for near or farsightedness are an important part of a person's daily life. Quality lenses, edge treatment, proper centering and distancing of lenses in the frame are all critical to keep details and life's events in focus and enjoyable.
Not everyone prefers newer technology that has moved most wearers into progressive, no-line bifocals. Whether advanced technology, or traditional, lined bifocals, quality fit, centering, and height adjustments are critical for glasses to be helpful instead of troublesome.
Progressive ("no-line") glasses
All progressive lenses are not the same. There are progressive lenses that distort, but are cheap, and there are progressive lenses that are expensive, but no better than others costing less. You need good guidance to make the most of your money when purchasing these lenses. Shopping for progressive lenses is more than just sampling price-points. A careful consideration of the many options and lens-types will guide your choice and determine whether such lenses will be a frustration or beneficial.
Prescription or Stock Sunglasses
Sunglasses are more than just something we use when Summer rolls around. Instead, they are protection against future changes to vision. To us, sunglasses are certainly fashionable and helpful in controlling the brightness of the sun and surroundings, but further, they are protective against eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration. As sunglasses are chosen, we incorporate recommendations for your eye's heath in addition to fashion.
A contact lens is a thin, curved disk which floats on the surface of the eye (cornea), providing vision correction. With advances in optical technology, almost everyone now can wear contact lenses, regardless the type or extent of their vision correction needs. Hard contact lenses range from rigid discs to soft, from distance only to bifocal, and from spherical to astigmatic correcting.
At Marion Eye Center Optical we fit many typical contact lenses but are unique in the fitting of specialty and difficult contact lens fitting. If you simply want the best vision, fit and feel for a contact lens, or if you have had troubles with contact lenses and the comfort you experience when wearing them, ask to see one of our doctors today.
Daily Disposable Lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses are intended to be thrown out and replaced after you've worn them for the day. They are even easier to maintain than regular soft contacts because they require no cleaning or disinfecting. Daily disposable lenses are also a very healthy option since any bacteria that forms on the lens during the course of the day is disposed of that night and a fresh, clean lens is used the following morning.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP)
Not as in vogue as soft lenses these contact lenses still serve their purpose as being superior for some focusing problems of the eye. Your doctor can determine whether RGP lenses will be the most suitable and give you the best vision possible.
Toric contact lenses are designed to correct for astigmatism. For those patients with astigmatism, part of the cornea has an oblong shape, which can make it difficult to achieve clear vision with a typical soft contact lens. Toric lenses have two different powers of correction in order to maximize vision and accommodate the astigmatism. They are available in a variety of forms, including daily, weekly and monthly disposables, as well as with colored options.
Progressive Toric Lenses
Progressive toric contact lenses are a variant of toric lenses that not only correct astigmatism, but also vision problems due to presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural change in the ability of our eyes to focus that occurs to most people as they age. Presbyopia causes small or close-up objects to appear blurry. Progressive toric lenses offer multiple powers of correction all in one lens to provide sharp vision at a range of distances to those with astigmatism.
All contact lenses require a prescription and ongoing examinations to prevent long-term complications.