Eyeglasses Portland, OR

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Finding the Perfect Eyeglasses in Portland

To compliment the comprehensive ophthalmology services provided at The Eye Clinic P.C., our Portland area practice also features an optical shop to try on eyeglasses. You will find a wide array of eyeglass frames for men and women, from elite designers to stylish yet affordable alternatives.

Our convenient onsite optical dispensary eliminates the hassle of having to take your prescription somewhere else to be filled. In addition to eyeglasses, we also provide sunglasses and athletic eyewear. At this time, we do not dispense safety glasses.

When visiting our Portland optical shop for eyeglasses or contacts, you will be seen by our experienced optician. They will help you select which type of glasses are best for your needs. Once you make your decision, the optician will fit you with your chosen frames and ensure that you receive the best possible results from your eyewear.

Some of the eyeglasses brands we carry include:
    • L.A.Eyeworks
    • Ferragamo
    • Nike
    • Kate Spade
    • Hugo

  • LaFont
  • Kliik
  • Fysh
  • Evatek
  • Nicole Miller
  • Ann Taylor Petites
  • Pro Design
  • Champion
  • Woow
  • Flexon
  • Many more!
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How to Choose the Right Eyeglass Frames

Several factors are involved in choosing the right frames for you, from the shape of your face to your lifestyle. Perhaps what attracts people the most to a certain pair of frames has to do with their personality. We view eyeglasses as a necessary accessory, and want our personal style to be reflected. You may be attracted to a certain color, design, or embellishment, and can see how these “designer” features blend with your other needs.

Face Type

  • Round faces are best complemented with rectangular or square frames that are wider, making the face appear slimmer.
  • Oval faces are well suited to frames with a strong bridge and width that is greater than the widest part of the face.
  • Square faces need softening, which can be achieved with round or oval frames.
  • Diamond faces narrow at the chin and forehead, and are complemented by frames with an upward sweep at the outer corner (think cat-eye glasses). Oval frames are also suitable.
  • Heart-shaped faces need balance between a wider forehead and narrow chin. Bottom-heavy lenses may do this by adding width at the mid-face. Square and round frames are also well suited to the heart-shaped face.

Skin Tone

  • As a general rule of thumb, we recommend looking for frames that contrast the natural contours of your face.
  • Warm skin tones, such as bronze or yellow, tend to be most flattered by olive green, beige, golden hues, shades of brown, and even lighter blue-green color.
  • Cool skin tones have blue or pink undertones and can be washed out by the wrong colors. Choose gray or silver, purple, pink, blue, dark blue-green, or black frames.


  • You want your eyeglasses to stay put when performing daily tasks and activities, so take into account what those activities are when choosing frames. Active people are served well by frames that have a little “give” that can withstand bending and twisting. There are even frames that are made to enhance the experience of avid gamers.

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  • Cool blonde is lighter than warm and may look best with pink, purple, blue, or black hues.
  • Warm blonde, being bronzed and honey-toned, looks good with a variety of frame colors, including tortoiseshell, pink, and brown tones.
  • Cool brown has an ashy undertone that may go well with beiges and browns that are also on the cool side. Some shades of red also lean to the cool side and may be well matched to the same shades of cool beige and brown.
  • Warm brown, with its red undertones, is complemented by earthy colors such as gold, reds, and greens.
  • Naturally, red hair is more on the copper side, which makes it warm and therefore a good match for those earthy tones of green, brown, gold, red, and black. Tortoiseshell is also complimentary.
  • Black hair may be cool or warm in its undertones and should follow the same guides as cool and warm brown shades.
  • White or gray hair, also cool or warm in undertone, may blend well with brighter frame colors of purple, red, and pink. At the same time, white, gray, and black also complement this hair color.

Eye Color

  • Green eyes: purple, pink, gold, and brown tones.
  • Blue eyes: gray, blue, and brown tones and tortoiseshell.
  • Hazel eyes: Deep gray and green tones. Golden toned frames accentuate the gold flecks in hazel eyes.
  • Brown eyes: Green and gold tones, including tortoiseshell.

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How to Choose Eyeglass Lenses

What are the popular types of lenses and their benefits?

  • Aspheric lenses have a somewhat different curve than the standard spherical lens. This curvature may be ideal for smaller distortions. A benefit of this lens is that it tends to be light and thin.
  • Multifocal lenses combine two or more prescriptions to correct far-sightedness and near-sightedness, as well as the distance in between. An example of a trifocal lens would be one with distance and near prescription, as well as an “in-between” to help you see the computer.
  • Hi-Index lenses are often used for stronger prescriptions. Because the lens is made of hi-tech plastic, it can remain thinner even with the higher prescriptive value. A Hi-Index lens carries the benefit of being lighter than an alternative for a strong prescription.
  • Photochromic lenses are also referred to as transition lenses because they automatically transition to be darker when you are in the sun or bright light. Convenience and cost-effectiveness are facets of this lens that many people appreciate.
  • Polarized lenses are great for active individuals who spend a lot of time outdoors. People with lighter eyes or photosensitivity may also appreciate the glare-reduction of the polarized lens.
  • Polycarbonate lenses have the resilience that many people would like. The durability of this lens is great for children as well as active adults or individuals who want a rimless style. The polycarbonate lens is also naturally UV resistant, which is ideal for people with cataracts or macular degeneration.
  • Progressive lenses facilitate the easy transition from one prescription strength to another in multi-focal lenses. A benefit to this lens is that there are no more lines to obstruct vision.

What Are The Different Types of Treatments?

Special coatings that can be added to lenses include:

  • Anti-scratch coating to protect against scratches.
  • Anti-reflective coating to reduce glare.
  • Digital screen protective coating reduces the adverse effects of the blue light that streams from commonly used devices like computers and smartphones.
  • Light-adjusting coating causes lenses to darken in high-light environments, and lighten in low-light settings.
  • Color-tint coating can add flare to your eyeglasses, or be added to help you see better.
  • Gradient-tint coating is darker at the top of the lens and progressively lightens toward the bottom for optimal UV protection.
  • Mirrored coating makes the front surface of your lenses appear like a mirror, adding fashionable flare to function.
  • UV protective coating deflects UV rays that can cause long-term damage to the eyes.
  • Water-repellant coating doesn’t just repel water, it also reduces dirt accumulation and resists smudging, which means less cleaning.

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How Much do Eyeglasses Cost?

The total cost for eyeglass frames and lenses can vary dramatically and are calculated based on the type of lens that is needed (prescription), any special coatings that are desired, and on the type of frame that is selected. For questions about insurance, we invite you to visit our Patient Resources page. The Eye Clinic, PC serves areas in and around St. Vincent and Portland, OR. Call an office near to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses!

Find Your Perfect Glasses Today

“I get excellent care here. Dr Donahue is amazing. She takes the time I need every visit. Because if an eye condition I visit this office every three months. I feel like I know them well. Support staff is excellent. Thank you for the great care that I receive.” – MaryRuth H.

St. Vincent Optical Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm closed for lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm

We Offer Contacts Too! Below you will find some of the contact lens we carry:
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  • Acuvue Advance With Hydraclear
  • Acuvue Oasys
  • Dailies
  • Air Optix
  • Biofinity
  • Proclear
  • Purevision
  • Soflens

* Our clinic is able to source almost any kind of lens, along with RGP’s, Toric, Bifocal, difficult fits, custom and cosmetic lenses, etc.

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Contact us today and be on your way to choose from the best eyeglasses in Portland. We look forward to meeting you in-person!

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