Glasses Specialist

Urban Eye Care

Jennifer Andrews, OD

Optometrist located in Seattle, WA

When you need an updated glasses prescription, repair of your glasses, or want to try out a new set of frames, visit Urban Eye Care Seattle. Located in Seattle for more than 25 years, Jennifer Andrews OD and her team deliver personalized and patient service so you can find the perfect glasses solution for your needs. To book an appointment for glasses, call or request a timeslot online.

Glasses Q & A

What types of glasses are available?

At Urban Eye Care Settle, Dr. Andrews offers a complete range of glasses with different types of lenses and frames to provide you with better visual acuity for any type of vision issues. In addition to traditional lenses for nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as bifocal or multifocal, other popular lens options include:

Aspheric lenses

Aspheric lenses have a slimmer profile and sharper peripheral vision than traditional lenses.

High-index plastic lenses

High-index lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional lenses but provide more UV protection for your eyes.

Wavefront technology lenses

Wavefront lenses are precisely fabricated based on how light enters your eye for sharper visual acuity.

Trivex and polycarbonate lenses

These lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional lenses and are 10 times stronger to resist breaking, making them a good choice for children and athletes.

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses are clear and 100% UV resistant. They automatically darken in sunlight so you won’t need a separate pair of sunglasses.

Polarized lenses

Polarized lenses reduce glare from flat, reflective surfaces and prevent eye fatigue.

There are also different types of coatings available to prevent scratches, glare, and fogging of your glasses. Dr. Andrews helps you determine which type of lenses best meet your needs based on your job and lifestyle.

Are specialty glasses available?

Yes, specialty glasses for specific sports and activities are available to protect your eyes from injuries and sunlight while maintaining your prescription for better vision. Specialty glasses can be made for outdoor sports, including ski and swim goggles, shooting, and teen athletics. Protective eyewear for your job or hobbies — like construction or woodworking — is also available.

Dr. Andrews offers an extensive selection of prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV radiation and allow for greater comfort and style when you’re outdoors.

How do I choose glasses frames?

At Urban Eye Care Seattle, Dr. Andrews and her team take into account your face shape, style preferences, and lifestyle to help you determine which glasses frames are best for your needs. Certain types of lenses may only fit into frames made of specific materials, like metal, while other lenses work in any frame.

You may also want to consider flexible frames or heavier duty frames — including earpieces — if your glasses need to withstand more wear and tear than average throughout the day.

To schedule an eye exam or glasses fitting, call Urban Eye Care Seattle or request an appointment online.