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Eyeglass Frames

Are you in the market or mood for a new pair of eyeglasses? The selection is vast, with many fashionable, attractive pairs of glasses to browse through. How can you narrow down your options and choose the style of frames that are best for you?

Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Eyewear

  1. What’s my taste? Do I prefer a bold or subtle expression? Do I favor modern lines, a retro look or more conservative, classic styles?
  2. Where do I plan to wear these frames- at work, in the backyard, or for social outings?
  3. What colors work best with my skin and hair tones?
  4. What are the primary colors in my wardrobe?
  5. What’s the shape of my face?
  6. Do I like my current eyeglasses? If not, then what’s the problem?

Bring this information to your optician when you pay a visit to the eyeglass store, and most of the work will already be done! Your optician, who is highly skilled and an expert in fitting your eyewear will be able to hone in quickly on the eyeglasses that are most suitable.

How to Judge Fit and Comfort

Research conducted by the eyewear industry indicates that women pay more attention to how eyeglasses appear on their face, while men are more interested in how they feel and fit. Yet even if looks are your primary concern, if your eyeglasses aren’t comfortable – you won’t be pleased for long.

To judge the fit of frames when trying them on:

  • Frames should be wide enough for your face and not too snug on sides of your head. The edges of your eyeglasses should extend beyond the sides of your face. This ensures that the temples won’t press in on your head as they rest on your ears.
  • The curves at the end of each temple should go past your ear without pushing down on it. If they don’t, then the temples aren’t long enough.
  • The built-in nose piece or silicone nose pads should fit comfortably and firmly, without pinching the bridge of your nose. Silicone nose pads can generally be adjusted.
  • Your glasses should be able to stay in place when you move your head to and fro. Nod a few times, turn your head right and left, and bend over to touch the floor. Make sure that your glasses don’t slip off.

Is One Pair of Eyeglasses Enough?

Take a look at your closet. You likely own more than one pair of shoes, right? Unless you’re on a very tight budget, more than one pair of eyeglasses isn’t a luxury. Eyewear is a hip accessory, and the same pair may not be appropriate for all parts of your modern lifestyle. Just like your clothing, your eyeglass needs differ for home, work and social occasions.

If owning a solitary pair is enough for you, then choose frames that you love and feel good about no matter what you’re wearing or where you go. These eyeglasses will be on your face constantly, so take your time and pick a style that fits your unique personality and vision requirements.

COVID-19 Update

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Due to recent CDC and Idaho Southwest District Health recommendations, we have decided to temporarily modify our office hours and continue to provide “essential care”.

Our top priority is the safety of our patients and team members, so we will now be open Monday-Thursday 9:30-4:00 PM and Friday 9-3:30 PM for urgent or emergency appointments. We will also be answering our phones, taking contact lens orders, and available to dispense materials as needed. Call 208-467-1361 or send us a message at https://www.ecanampa.com/contact/.

iPhone app
Now Offering EyecareLive
We are also excited to announce we are now offering EyecareLive! This is an opportunity to see one of our eye doctors by virtual consultation today!

GET STARTED BY DOWNLOADING THE APP
and search for Dr. Mullins! Please call our office with any questions!

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Once you download the app follow the instructions by clicking below.

VIEW SCHEDULING PROCESS

 Sending well wishes to you all,

Eyecare Associates of Nampa and Kuna

We are also taking additional precautions at the clinic to keep our patients safe.

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Update

ECA Logo Horizontal Web kuna logo e1567671368301 1024×511

Due to recent CDC and Idaho Southwest District Health recommendations, we have decided to temporarily modify our office hours and continue to provide “essential care”.

Our top priority is the safety of our patients and team members, so we will now be open Monday-Thursday 9:30-4:00 PM and Friday 9-3:30 PM for urgent or emergency appointments. We will also be answering our phones, taking contact lens orders, and available to dispense materials as needed. Call 208-467-1361 or send us a message at https://www.ecanampa.com/contact/.

iPhone app
Now Offering EyecareLive
We are also excited to announce we are now offering EyecareLive! This is an opportunity to see one of our eye doctors by virtual consultation today!

GET STARTED BY DOWNLOADING THE APP
and search for Dr. Mullins! Please call our office with any questions!

apple app store google play

Once you download the app follow the instructions by clicking below.

VIEW SCHEDULING PROCESS

 Sending well wishes to you all,

Eyecare Associates of Nampa and Kuna

We are also taking additional precautions at the clinic to keep our patients safe.