310 S. Greenleaf Ave
Gurnee, IIllinois 60031 847.244.1657
6 E Philip Road
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 847.816.9996
Eyewear, Eyeglasses & Optical Services at Eye Care Center of Lake County serving greater Chicago, Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin
Whether you need complete eyeglasses, eyeglass frames or eyeglass lenses, the Eye Care Center of Lake County Optical Staff is committed to providing the best quality eyewear with personal care and service-at affordable prices for our patients!
Our frame selection includes a wide range of designer frames as well as other high quality frames to fit into any budget. The Eye Care Center of Lake County Dispensary is staffed by knowledgeable and experienced staff members who will spend the time necessary to be sure that your frame selection is both comfortable and provides a proper cosmetic appearance for your sense of style.
Our staff will also review your lifestyle and daily activities so that they can suggest the best type of eyeglass lenses for your needs. The Eye Care Center of Lake County offers the full range of eyeglass lenses including bifocal lenses, progressive addition lenses such as Varilux and Physio, color-changing lenses such as Transitions and the specialized high index and polycarbonate lens materials. Our staff will also be able to recommend the application of specialized tints and coatings, such as anti-reflection coatings and scratch resistant coatings, to be certain that you select the most comfortable, durable and functional eyeglasses for your daily routine and recreational activities.
About Eyeglass Frames
The Eye Care Center of Lake County staff work closely with eyeglass and frame designers and manufacturers from around the world to keep our frame and lens styles current. We are always adding new frames and styles to our selection and are happy to order special sizes, colors and styles if you wish. Our frame selection includes many of the following:
Saks Fifth Avenue
Single Vision: Single vision lenses are used for correcting vision at one distance or range of vision-for example they can correct vision for far as required for driving, intermediate distances as required for seeing a computer screen or for close vision as required for reading. But in general if you are in your 40’s and your eye doctor finds that you are Presbyopic, a single vision lens may not allow you to have the full range of vision that you need.
Progressive Lenses: Progressive lenses are prescribed for Presbyopic patients who need vision correction for reading and for distance vision and who wish to be able to see far, near and everywhere in between, without any of the distracting lines found in ordinary bifocals or trifocals. At Eye Care Center of Lake County we offer Varilux, Kodak, and American Optical to insure easy adaptation and comfort.
Flat Top Bifocals: Flat top bifocals are lenses that are split into two segments-one for seeing at a distance and one for seeing up close. They may be prescribed for those patients requiring the ability to see at far and at near without having to remove their eyeglasses.
Executive Bifocals: Executive bifocals are eyeglass lenses that are also split into two segments, but actually have a line extending the entire width of the lens. This type of lens may be useful for patients who have a need for a very wide reading field of vision, however a wide field of vision may also be obtained with certain Flat Top bifocals.
Trifocals: Trifocal lenses are eyeglass lenses that have three distinct segments-one for seeing far, one for seeing intermediate and one for seeing near objects.
Specialty and Occupational: In addition, should you have any special visual needs for work or recreation, such as sports eyewear or computer eyewear, our Opticians will be able to counsel you on many other eyeglass lens styles that are designed specifically for your activities. Please mention your activities to them so they can help you select the best possible lenses for your needs.
Plastic Lenses: Plastic or CR-39 is the basic lens material that provides high optical quality, protects against ultraviolet light and is lightweight. Plastic lenses are somewhat prone to scratching so you will need to clean and care for them properly. Plastic lenses can be tinted to almost any color and thus can be used for sunglasses as well.
Hi-Index Plastic: High Index Plastic is a premium lens material that is a thinner, lighter weight plastic. This lens provides excellent optical quality, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be lightly tinted to any color.
Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate is a premium lens material that is light and the most impact resistant available. This lens provides excellent optical quality, thinner style lens, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be tinted to any color.
Glass: Glass is the basic lens material that provides superior optics and scratch resistance. Unfortunately this lens has a number of limitations including inferior impact resistance, thickness and heavy weight.
Photochromatic Lenses: Photochromatic Lenses are lenses that adjust their color to outdoor and indoor light conditions. They darken outdoors and lighten indoors. Photochromatic Lense are available in gray and brown tints and provide scratch and ultraviolet protection.
Anti-Reflective Coatings: Anti-Reflective Lens Coatings are special clear lens coatings that are applied to lenses to reduce glare and enhance visual clarity. These coatings have three main advantages:
Anti-Reflection Coatings improve vision for both night and day by reducing bright sunlight or the glare from oncoming headlights in nighttime traffic.
Anti-Reflection Coatings reduce eye fatigue by eliminating ghost images making your vision more comfortable.
Anti-Reflection Coatings enhance your appearance by reducing reflections on the lens surface.
The Eye Care Center of Lake County staff will be able to answer any question you have regarding anti-reflection coatings and explain the benefits in your particular situation as well as help you select the most durable anti-reflective coatings available today.
Polarized Lenses: Polarized Lenses are a special type of sunglass lens that is the best for reducing bright sunlight glare and produce excellent outdoor contrast. These lenses have less than half the glare of regular tinted lenses and include scratch resistant coating and ultraviolet protection.
Lens Tinting: Lens Tinting is an available option that can be done to many lens materials in an array of colors. Lens Tinting helps reduce glare from light or can be used to enhance your appearance.
Mirror Coating: A mirror coating is a coating that is applied to sunglasses that adds extra protection from sun glare and makes the lens look like a mirror. This coating is also offered in many colors.
At the Eye Care Center of Lake County, we offer an excellent selection of sunglasses ranging from very basic designs, sports and special outdoor designs such as for water sports, as well as those from high fashion European designers. All are fabricated for full UV protection. A partial list of sunglasses offered at the Eye Care Center of Lake County includes:
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sport Sun Wear
Swim & sport goggles
Eye Care Center of Lake County provides selection and fitting of eyeglasses including eyeglass frames and eyeglass lenses such as Varilux and Transitions for patients from greater Chicago, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and is conveniently located for patients traveling from Antioch, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, McHenry, Mundelein, North Chicago, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Wheeling, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion Illinois as well as Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Pleasant Prairie, and Racine Wisconsin.
To schedule an appointment for an eyeglass fitting or frame selction please call us in Gurnee at 847.244.1657 or in Vernon Hills at 847.816.9996.