Akers Eyecare Center

Frank Akers II, OD

Optometrist located in Mesa, AZ

It’s great when you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that suit your lifestyle, facial features, and personal taste. Of course, you also need a prescription that helps you see clearly and corrects all your vision needs. At Akers Eyecare Center, trust optometrist Dr. Frank Akers II to help you with your glasses selection. If you live in Mesa, Arizona, or the surrounding areas, call his office or use the online booking agent to make an appointment today.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What should I expect during an eyeglass exam?

Dr. Akers performs a thorough screening of your vision and checks for eye diseases. He also directly analyzes your visual acuity and diagnoses specifics, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or other problems that affect the clarity of your sight. Then he creates a prescription for corrective lenses appropriate for you.

How do I pick the right eyeglasses?

Once you've undergone a comprehensive eye exam, and Dr. Akers determines your vision correction prescription, it's time to head over to the optical gallery and select your pair of eyeglasses. One of the first things to think about when choosing your frames is the type of lifestyle you lead. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you regularly participate in sports, either outdoors or indoors?
  • Are you in the high-powered business world?
  • Are you into fashion, creativity, and art?

Your personal style and the type of activities you do factor in as you make a selection of frames. Frames that are lightweight and durable may be best for active people, for example, whereas thicker and more unusually shaped frames may suit the more artsy type. Whether you're into the classic, modern, edgy, sporty, or trendy look, the staff at Akers Eyecare Center give you an honest and informed opinion, so you get a pair of frames you'll be proud to wear.

How do I select eyeglasses that complement my facial features?

In addition to considering your lifestyle and personal style, your face shape itself also influences your eyeglass frame selection. Depending on your features, certain types of frames will really bring out your best and suit you in the most flattering way.

Consider the following when selecting frames to complement your face:

  • Heart-shaped faces look best with rectangular, round, or oval shaped frames
  • Oval-shaped faces benefit from boldly-colored and oversized frames, such as square and rectangular ones
  • Round faces should go for frames that sit widely across the cheekbones, such as rectangular or square frames
  • Rectangle-shaped faces usually look best with oval- or round-shaped lenses with thinner frames

If you need glasses, or are just looking for a new pair, contact Akers Eyecare Center to receive a thorough vision exam, accurate prescription, and access to a wide selection of styles.