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Lenses and Frames

A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at McCoy Vision Clinic in Salem.

Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your medical needs but also your fashion preferences.

Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. McCoy Vision Clinic in Salem makes the choice easy.



Our on site laboratory has all the newest equipment on the market to fabricate your high tech lenses. Having this service allows us to maintain your eyewear and repair them should they become broken or damaged. We are able to provide you with any frame or lens design available. We have three certified opticians on staff. Bet Conway, Beulah Chilton, and Kayla Dotson have vast experience and can answer all you questions and fit you with glasses you will just love. Below are just a few of the frame styles and features we have in the office:

Nike, Vera Wang, Flexon, Elle, Gant, Michael Ryan

Wolverine, Doe Run

Hilco, Wiley X

Izod, db4k

Maui Jim, Zeal

A large selection of over 1000 frames, many with the latest material and features that will give you the comfort and style you are looking for in quality eyewear.


Glasses are no longer glass. Although we can still order a glass lens it is almost a material that is used very little. The new materials are so much lighter, stronger, better and safer. The designs of these new lenses are made to a precision that was not even conceived a few years ago. The digital lenses and HD lenses that we have today are all fabricated with very sophisticated laser driven technology. Just some of the features of lenses are listed below:

  • High index-thin light weight Sport lenses-stronger for sports
  • Polycarbonate lenses-safest lens Transitions tint-change with the light
  • Progressive lenses- no line bifocals Glare free lenses- helps with night vision
  • Computer lenses- use while on the computer Ultraviolet protection lenses-UV causes cataracts
  • Safety lenses- protection Special tints

Frame Styles

When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.

Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.


With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.

Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.

All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.

Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. McCoy Vision Clinic in Salem, Missouri has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bill McCoy and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.