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Sunglasses provide protection for sensitive eyes in environments where sunlight, and UV radiation, are strong.

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Sunglasses Near You in Hot Springs, Arkansas

They can be non-prescription clip-ons for your regular prescription eyeglasses, non-prescription glasses to be worn while you wear your contacts or, if you are in the sun or other bright environments regularly, you can have prescription sunglasses made for full-time wear.

To protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with style we carry the most popular European, American and Asian designers. Today an extensive array of materials are available. Choose from colorful plastics, stainless steel, titanium and other premium metals.

Modern details and embellishments include wood temples or inlays, gemstone decorations, split temples and vintage features. Whether you want to express elegance, sophistication, casualness or a bold and creative statement, you’ll find the ideal sunglasses to flatter your appearance in our Hot Springs office.



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Prescription Sunglasses

These days, sunglasses are not only highly fashionable but remarkably functional for a wide variety of activities. Sport and athletic sunglasses for example provide eye protection, reduced glare and better contrast to improve performance in a range of outdoor conditions. Individuals with prescription eyewear can also benefit from the advantages of these specialty eyewear by purchasing prescription lenses.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision (which happens for example with extremely wide wraparound lenses). Therefore if the latest pair of designer sunglasses catches your eye, there should be no problem in fitting a prescription lens to the frame.

You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses (for glare protection), tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses (for extra durability) and more.

Even for those individuals who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a fantastic solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated (during allergy season or in dusty or sandy locations for example), when you are going swimming (it’s advised not to wear contact lenses swimming in any body of water due to risk of infection) or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contacts. Prescription sunglasses give you yet another option for comfort, safety and great vision.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are another alternative for the prescription eyeglass wearer. These lenses darken in response to sunlight turning your regular prescription eyewear into prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses are a convenient solution for glasses wearers who find it a hassle to carry around two pairs of glasses. No matter what shape or style, you can protect your eyes and spruce up your outdoor look or your sports performance with a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Polarized sunglasses

For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, a pair of polarized sunglasses can’t be beat. An invisible filter is built into your lenses—making images appear sharper and clearer while reducing the intensity of the sun’s glare. Make sure your polarized sunglasses block 100% UV, and remember that polarized sunglasses are available with or without a prescription.

It’s always handy to have a second pair of eyeglasses—why not choose a second pair that makes a real difference in the comfort and clarity of vision while doing the things you love most!

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Marciano

 

Optometrist, Marciano Eyewear in Hot Springs, Arkansas.What makes Marcolin an international point of reference in the eyewear sector is its approach: high-quality production process, exploration of the most innovative trends, solid and distinctive values embodied in every new pair of glasses. Find out what distinguishes us.

The glasses we wear tell the world who we are. Finding the right ones means expressing one’s identity by means of an impeccable, iconic accessory.
Here are some tips to inspire you in choosing the perfect model.

 

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Vogue

VogueVogue Eyewear stands for fashion. Created in 1973, Vogue Eyewear evokes the name of the prestigious fashion magazine which defines modern style trends and inspiration. The Vogue collection makes a statement with unique and intricate details, bold colors and brave shapes – a variety of the hottest fashion looks for each woman to define her higher fashion sense with her eyes.

Strike a pose with the hottest frames, creating a stylish and chic look, while maintaining a classic style. The flirty designs and superior quality truly reflect the glamour that the name Vogue is known and loved for.

Vogue Eyewear turns everyday glasses into a hot fashion accessory which makes a statement – you are on the cutting edge of fashion. Vogue’s creative sense of fashion and visionary design creates a line of eyewear that makes each woman feel like a covergirl.

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WIDE SELECTION OF EYEWEAR IN Hot Springs


We know your favorite fashion accessory isn’t actually an accessory at all… it’s a necessity. Why have clunky metal frames when you can have tortoise-shell frames? Or have both and enhance your fashion statement. Our selection of eyeglasses & designer frames combines the latest trends and prices.

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  • Victoria's Secret
  • Vanni
  • Vogue
  • Caviar
  • Coach
  • Charmant
  • Maui Jim
  • Michael Kors
  • Oakley
  • Versace
  • Ray-Ban
  • Silhouette
  • Guess By Marciano
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Cazal
  • Swarovski
  • Polo Color
  • Steppers
  • Fysh
  • KLiiK
  • Superflex
  • Guess?
  • Polo
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Vera Bradley
  • Life is Good
  • Costa
  • Marciano

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Prescription Reading Glasses vs. Over-the-Counter Readers

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference?

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Prescription Reading Glasses vs. Over-the-Counter Readers

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference?

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For starters, generic reading glasses (also known as readers) bought over-the-counter are designed especially for presbyopia. This refers to the age-related condition in which your natural eye lens loses flexibility, making it hard to focus on near objects. These spectacles will not address other visual conditions, such as nearsightedness or astigmatism, as they are constructed from magnifying lenses set into eyeglass frames.

Over-the-counter eyeglasses are typically lower priced and lower quality, especially when compared to the durable, designer frames in our optical collection. The frames tend to be weaker, and the lenses scratch easily.

Readers also have the exact same prescription in each lens. Therefore, if your vision condition isn’t identical in both eyes, then it may be difficult to focus with these generic glasses.

Yet one distinct advantage of drugstore spectacles is their convenience. If you only need reading glasses occasionally, then this may be an ideal solution for your presbyopia. Wearing them for an extended period, such as reading for hours, may cause eye fatigue and headaches. Yet if you only need to put them on to read the fine print at the bottom of a package, then they can be fine for your requirements. You can easily buy a few pairs and store them where you need them most! Keep one pair in your desk drawer and another in your bag.

When we craft prescription eyeglasses for you, we follow a precise vision prescription provided by your eye doctor. To determine this prescription, your eye health and visual acuity will be tested thoroughly. Your reading spectacles will then be custom-made to match the needs of each eye, respectively. In contrast to the display of generic readers in the drugstore, there’s no limit to the range of lens powers available from our optical store.

Lenses made in a prescription laboratory boast higher quality and sharper clarity. The frames are adjusted to suit your face, and the optical center of the lenses is placed in the ideal position you need for comfortable reading.

You will be able to choose the perfect pair of designer frames from our quality collection, and we’ll fit them with the correct lens powers. We’ll also offer you options such as scratch-resistant and anti-glare coatings.

Can Generic Readers Hurt Your Eyes?

No. Wearing these over-the-counter glasses may bother your eyes or cause a headache if the prescription isn’t correct, but they will not damage your lasting vision. To ensure that you purchase the right power of lenses, it’s a good idea to have an eye exam from a knowledgeable eye doctor. Even if you opt not to buy prescription reading glasses from an optical laboratory, a full vision test is the best, most reliable way to find out the magnification that you need! Contact us to schedule an eye exam with our optometrist!

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The Best Ways to Choose Eyeglass Frames

Glasses, when picked appropriately, can improve your best facial features, while hiding your less desirable features. It’s crucial to collaborate with an optician to select a complementary style that works well with your prescription. At Medical Arts Optical, our opticians are experts in this area and they assist the many different customers who come to us for aid.

There are numerous considerations to check out when choosing a frame.

The initial factor to consider is your face shape. You ought to also consider your hair color and skin tone. Furthermore, consider what you will be using the frames for, such as basic uses, reading, or sport. Ultimately you must consider exactly what sort of material you like best for the frame, and the lenses.

The first thing to consider when choosing a frame is your face shape. There are generally seven various face shapes, and different frames look best on each different shape. Take a look at this video for an aesthetic explanation of how to establish your face shape:

Oval

Oval

Oval faces are symetrical, and are longer than wide, which makes them the easiest to discover frames that are flattering. Looks excellent on oval faces.

Square

Square

Square faces have strong jaws and broad foreheads, and are in proportion to one another. A square face looks best with frames that soften the angles of the face.

Round

Round

Rounded faces have soft foreheads and chins, without any angles. A round face looks best with frames that will include angles and add definition to the face.

triangle

Triangle

Triangle faces have slim, wide foreheads and round chins. Faces that are triangle shaped look best with frames that add design details and color at the top to balance the face.

Heart

Heart

To balance out a heart-shaped face, pick smaller sized frame designs without detail, and a lower set temple. Rectangular, square, and aviator frames will certainly all work with this face shape.

Oblong

Oblong

Oblong faces have square chins with a face that is longer than it is wide. Oblong faces appear best in round, square, or rectangle-shaped frames, with detailing on the temples.

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond faces are narrow on the bottom and the top. The very best frames for diamond faces are frames that accentuate the top of the eyes, such as cat-eye shapes, or highly decorative frames.

Eye Disease Management & Treatment


We use cutting-edge technology to diagnose, manage and treat a variety of diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

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Precise Diagnosis for Vision

Here at Medical Arts Optical, our professional eye care team takes eye disease diagnosis and treatment very seriously. We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible.

After all, early and precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes.

Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

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Pediatric Eye Exams in Hot Springs


Accurate and healthy vision is crucial for a child’s physical development, success in academic endeavours and overall well-being.

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As much as 80 % of what a child learns in school is acquired through vision. If vision problems go undetected, many children may be misdiagnosed with “learning difficulties” or “ADHD”, as is already the case in much of the world.

In fact, 1/10 children have an issue with their visual skills that obstructs their ability to succeed in school and sports. The repeated failures and struggles can negatively impact their self esteem and confidence levels.

Don’t wait until your child is already in school and struggling to read, see the board, or play sports.

At Medical Arts Optical, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.

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School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

Typically, pediatric or school vision screenings check your child’s eyes for basic aberrations or abnormalities. But to ensure good vision and proper eye health development, your child should have a comprehensive eye exam by a pediatric optometrist.

Comprehensive eye evaluations are crucial for revealing potential vision problems which can interfere with kids’ learning development. The exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, vision acuity, and overall eye health.

What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?

The Medical Arts Optical optometrist will perform a thorough internal and external eye health evaluation. The optometrist will use specialized, age-appropriate instruments, testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results.

The pediatric eye exam evaluates the following:

  • Eye Focusing
  • Depth Perception
  • Color Perception
  • Eye Tracking
  • Eye Muscle Teaming
  • Peripheral Awareness
  • Near Visual Acuity
  • Distance Visual Acuity

How Often Should a Child Have an Eye Exam?

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Following that, they should have their eyes examined at age 3 and at around age 5.
For school-aged children who don’t require correction, an eye exam every two years is recommended. Children wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, however, should be examined annually or as recommended by your optometrist.

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Glasses for Kids

Should your child need glasses for vision correction, Medical Arts Optical has a wide variety of age-appropriate and safe options. Because we specialize in eye care for young patients, we’re well acquainted with their preferred styles, shapes, and colors. We carry a large range of frames for children, inspired by adult trends but with a fun and imaginative approach and a pediatric fit in mind.

All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials. Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces.

Do your kids play sports? Athletic eyewear for children can help protect their eyes from sports injuries.

At Medical Arts Optical, we have eyewear for every child and teen, no matter their features or preferences.

Contact Lenses for Teens

Have your child experience the freedom of contact lenses.

For children who dislike how they look in glasses, contact lenses could be the confidence booster they need.

Contact lenses enhance the natural color of the eye, for a more vibrant look. Your child will feel more confident and ready to take on the world!

They’ll also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or breaking glasses, and may participate in activities that they weren’t able to before.

Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision, and schedule their contact lens fitting with Medical Arts Optical today!

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Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care

Medical Arts Optical pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. Our experienced team works diligently to ensure that infants, children and teens have the ability to see, perceive and experience the world to their highest potential.

Make pediatric eye exams a priority. Visit Medical Arts Optical for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the optimal solution for his or her visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.

Medical Arts Optical is dedicated to ensuring excellent vision and serves patients from in and around Hot Springs.

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy is Our Top Priority

A comprehensive eye exam is so much more than simply determining your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Our optometric team will also check your eyes for eye diseases, evaluate how your eyes work together as a team, and assess your eyes as an indicator of your overall physical health. It is not uncommon for eye doctors to be the first to detect chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes during an eye exam.

No matter your age, a thorough eye exam goes a long way towards ensuring that your vision remains clear and your eyes are healthy. Contact Medical Arts Optical in Hot Springs to book your eye exam today.  

 

 

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Eye Exams Can Save Your Vision

Eye exams are critical because many vision threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy show no or minimal symptoms until the disease has progressed into its advanced stages. In these cases, early detection and treatment is essential to halting or slowing down the progression of the disease and saving eyesight.

During a comprehensive eye examination, your eye doctor will be looking for initial signs of these diseases.

Eye Exams for Children & Young Adults

Children with undetected vision problems or with eye health may face many barriers in life, whether in school or in sports. Because 80% of all we learn is through vision, the longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate any vision issues. Having regular eye exams offers the best opportunity to correct vision issues and help a child succeed.

How Often Do Kids Need to Have Eye Exams?

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • the family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Consult with our Hot Springs optometric team for personalized recommendations.

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What Happens During An Eye Exam?

Our eye doctor in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will check your vision thoroughly to provide you with an accurate prescription. If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, your visual acuity will be assessed both with and without your corrective lenses.

You’ll be asked to read from a basic eye chart, which tests your eyesight at various distances. The normal measurement for eyes with no refractive error is 20/20. We’ll also use a phoropter to check carefully for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. This procedure involves having you look through a series of lenses, and you’ll need to give feedback on which ones give the clearest vision. With the aid of a retinoscope, we’ll measure how light focuses on your retina with each of the different lenses.

These tests, among others, provide us with the information needed check your eye health and issue an accurate prescription.

Vision Exams For Those Over 40

Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes begin to weaken as we age. There are a number of common age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration that can begin to affect your vision and your daily life. While some of these conditions are more of an inconvenience, others could lead to vision loss and dependency.

In addition to regular yearly eye exams, it is important to be aware of any changes in your eye health and vision. Also know your potential risk factors as well as your family ocular and medical history. Over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.

Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Medical Arts Optical in Hot Springs today.

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Transition Lenses


Transitions® Lenses Optical, Inc. has developed the world's most advanced photochromic lens technology—the ability of a lens to darken in the presence of invisible UV light.

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TRANSITIONS®️ LIGHT INTELLIGENT LENSES

Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions.
Responding to the light around you, they intelligently change from clear to dark when you go outdoors and back to clear when you return indoors.

Transitions Signature GEN 8 is the latest innovation offering the best overall photochromic lens.

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Original Transitions Lenses

Original Transitions lenses are designed to meet the needs of the majority of those who appreciate the value of eyewear offering adaptive lens technology. With the widest variety of lens designs and materials to choose from, original Transitions lenses quickly adapt between indoor and outdoor conditions, offering a distinct advantage over ordinary clear lenses.

  • Changes from clear indoors to dark outdoors
  • Clear as an ordinary clear lens indoors and at night
  • Blocks 100% of the sun's harmful UVA & UVB rays
  • Available in Gray or Brown
  • Compatible with leading frame brands and styles

Transitions Signature Gen8

  • Offering a new frontier of performance returns to clear faster than ever and even darker outdoors
  • The best protection for your eyes against UV light and harmful blue light
  • Adapts seamlessly to any lighting letting you enjoy a hassle-free life
  • Available in 3 iconic colours and 4 vibrant Style Colours

BENEFITS

  • BLUE LIGHT FILTER
    Filters blue light indoors and outdoors
  • ENHANCES COLOUR PERCEPTION
    For optimal visual performance
  • TINTS WITH LIGHT
    Clear lenses indoors and tinted lenses when out in the sun
  • REDUCES GLARE
    Tinted lenses in the sun for comfortable vision
  • UV PROTECTION
    Protects your eyes from UVA and UVB rays
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Transitions® XTRActive

Transitions® Xtractive is the first lens with a light-activated tint that works behind a windscreen in a car. When indoors they have a comfortable, slight tint to shield your eyes from strain caused by harsh indoor lighting.

TRANSITIONS® XTRACTIVE BENEFITS

Ideal for active outdoor lifestyles and those who drive frequently.

  • Extra dark in bright sunlight and hotter climates
  • A hint of tint protects eyes from harsh indoor light

TRANSITIONS® XTRACTIVE FEATURES

  • Activation inside a car
  • Block 100% of UV rays

Transitions & SOLFX Sunwear Products

Transitions® Lenses SOLFX sun lenses are high-performance sunwear specifically designed for outdoor use. Traditional sunwear remains the same level of darkness regardless of the level of sunlight. This is why in certain situations some sunglasses can seem too dark, while other situations the same pair may not seem dark enough.

Transitions® Lenses SOLFX sun lenses self-adjust, changing the level of darkness with the changing amount of sunlight so you can see better, look great and perform at your best.

  • Sun lenses that adjust from dark to darker depending on the sun
  • Offers a variety of colors and tint ranges by outdoor need
  • Multiple unique product offerings designed for specific outdoor activities.
  • Blocks 100% of sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays.
  • Compatible with many frame brands and styles to create custom look
  • Available in prescription and non-prescription.
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Transitions Vantage

The First and Only Everyday Photochromic Lenses with Variable Polarisation.

Clear lenses that darken have been around for a long time. Sunglasses with polarisation have also existed for a long time, but Transitions Vantage marks a new era in eyewear. Transitions Vantage eyeglass lenses both darken and polarise in bright, outdoor light.

That means, as Transitions® Vantage™ lenses get darker, vision gets crisper, sharper and more vivid. While glare is reduced in even the brightest outdoor conditions.

TRANSITIONS® VANTAGE™ BENEFITS

  • Block 100% of UV rays
  • Fit any prescription and frame
  • Suitable for any age including children

TRANSITIONS® VANTAGE™ FEATURES

  • They adapt to indirect light – such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces.
  • Fully clear indoors and at night
  • Fast fade back speed

Transitions For Kids

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Parents are twice as likely to protect their own eyes compared to their children’s eyes, yet 80% of UV damage happens during childhood and adolescence.

Transitions for kids comes with enhanced protection when compared to other ‘children’s’ lenses. With two product package offerings: Standard or Premium, parents can rest easy knowing that their child’s eyes are protected all day.

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