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While eyeglasses themselves are not new, they are being designed by high profile names and are made with the most innovative of materials. 

Frames are generally made from plastic or metal. Now hypoallergenic solutions are available if you suffer from skin allergies or you can request a strong plastic such as polycarbonate. Some frames are also highly flexible, reducing the possibility that they will break. 

Even advancements in technology have allowed for the development of specialized lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are thinner, lighter and more resistant than most plastics. Polarized lenses reduce glare and as a result cause less eye fatigue. And photochromatic lenses have chemical coatings that allow them to transition form light to dark when moving from indoors to outdoors. 

When picking out eyeglasses, do not only think about your personal style and how you will look, but also focus on how you would like your eyeglasses to function in your daily life. Remember to select frames that flatter your face shape and your colouring for the most appealing look. 

If you are interested in eyeglasses as a corrective alternative and you live in or around Houston or Sugarland, feel free to contact our office to schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.

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