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Optician Recommendations: Jess M. and Lifestyle Eyewear

Jess M. is the optical manager at our Meadville office. We asked her what she thinks is most important about eyewear, and here’s what she had to say!

Frames! Ted Baker is personally my absolute favorite line to wear, but for durability, I would recommend TitanFlex or Flexon. For someone who is tough on their glasses, I usually recommend Titanflex. But I also love, Love, LOVE the designs of our new UnderArmour line!
For the best frame warranties, I would recommend Champion or Nicole Miller. If a patient is looking for a lightweight frame, I would recommend Silhouettes, but if someone wants something crazy and colorful, I send them straight to Vera Bradley and Lily Pulitzer!

When helping children pick out glasses, I think Vera Bradley is adorable for girls, and the Oakley line is always a hit for boys, but I always recommend anything from L’Amy America, like Champion and Nicole Miller, because they offer an unlimited warranty on their children’s frames.

We have a lot of exciting frames in our office!
L.A.M.B LA096 has a unique zebra print on the bottom and bright red on the top. It’s super fun (I even thought of purchasing it myself), and the right person will rock that frame!

I love being outdoors in my free time, hiking, fishing, hunting, and anything outside! I absolutely love my transition lenses for most activities while I’m outdoors, but I don’t use them for hunting or hiking in the woods.
Usually, when I’m fishing, I prefer to wear polarized sunglasses because the polarization helps me see into the water. Sometimes, when I go fishing from a boat, I can see the fish swimming around below me!
I like to have a pair of glasses without transitions for hunting because at dusk the lenses are still slightly activated and disrupt my ability to see the deer. But because I’m sensitive to sunlight, I enjoy my transitions for any other activity I’m doing outside because they help me see better while protecting my eyes!
I also love having non-glare lenses; they give me the clearest vision possible. I probably wouldn’t drive at night without them! I also love my anti-fatigue lenses, which are digital single-vision lenses that give a boost of power to help my reading vision. It helps with the eye fatigue I experience from looking at a computer screen for most of the day!