The Modern Optical Experience
Discover Tucson’s premier line of fashionable, quality glasses frames including European styles with a variety of selections at all price points for the whole family.
Glasses are truly an accessory of expression, personality and style! Our opticians make choosing your eyewear a unique experience in fashion, function and design. Drop by today to find your new favourite frame.
A child’s first pair of glasses can often be a tough transition for them. We are here to help them find a pair they can be confident in wearing, maybe even excited about. Our opticians ensure they are comfortable and safe, from names like Dilli Dalli and Miraflex. We use only impact resistant lenses in our children’s eyewear to prevent injury. Ask us about scratch resistant coatings for lenses that go the extra mile for your child.
We are specialists in helping children find the glasses they will be confident and even excited to wear every day. We will ensure they are comfortable and safe, using only impact resistant lenses in our children’s eyewear to protect their precious eyes and scratch resistant coatings for lenses that go the extra mile for your child.
Fashion and Function
Among our vast array of versatile eyewear and lens designs, we can accommodate each and every visual task. From our smooth progressives with the latest digital technology to “office” lenses made for meetings and computer use, we offer solutions for life’s many situations. Our expert opticians can fill your prescription in most safety lenses for work or specialty frames that provide the best protection possible for hobbies and sports.
Originally from Spain and Sweden, the owners of AVC bring a distinctly modern, European touch to our optical. With influences from the centers of fashion abroad, we carry a spectrum of the latest lines and materials. From the light and durable Silhouette, to bold and fun or business professional, we have the look to suit.
Protection for Fun, Sun and Sport in Tucson
From the blazing sun to occupational hazards and sports, AVC has the right frame to protect and shield your eyes for every occasion. Discover our modern dispensary and see what our expert opticians have in store for you.
We live in a wonderfully bright and warm climate, but it can also do us harm without the right protection. Sunglasses are more than just stylish, they may be our only defense against damaging UV rays that can contribute to wrinkles, retinal melanomas, early cataracts and macular degeneration. Our collection of Oakley, Nike, Carrera, Gucci, Versace and Rayban among others, includes stunning sunwear to look your best while ensuring your eyes are protected. For the most practical solution ask our opticians about transitions, which automatically get dark in under a minute and become totally clear indoors in a snap. We carry driving glasses that even darken behind the wheel.
Whether you’re pulling weeds or working in construction, your eyes need protection from potential harm. Occupational hazards can be projectiles, chemicals, or dust, so it’s crucial to protect yourself with rugged eyewear that fits comfortably with the rest of your gear. We carry the best names in safety.
Our region is a haven for outdoor activities from swimming, skiing, and hiking to tennis or cycling. Each activity may put a different demand on your eyes and glasses. For example, cycling shades should be properly ventilated to avoid fogging and fit well under a helmet. For hiking the frames could be larger for more solar coverage and polarized to reduce glare. A blue tint in tennis shades can help highlight a yellow tennis ball. No matter your activity of choice, it’s wise to invest in UV protective eyewear that can keep your eyes free from the elements.
On The Road and At Work
Those with prescriptions are not the only individuals who can benefit from glasses. Consider investing in Drivewear, glare-free transition lenses designed for driving, overcast weather and double as sunglasses. Or choose lenses with a blue light filter to protect you from the harmful blue light emitted by computers, televisions, and even your smartphone! Talk to our opticians to find out if there is a non-prescription lens to enhance your lifestyle.
Driving and Computer Glasses
How often are you bothered by reflections of the asphalt or metal surfaces in the Tucson sunshine, or glare and halos from oncoming headlights? We carry glare-free driving lenses with transitions or polarized to filter those bothersome rays, available in both prescription and non-prescription alike.
Do you spend hours looking at a light emitting, digital device? We can fit your lenses with a blue light filter to protect you from the harmful blue light emitted by computers, televisions, and even your smartphone.We have the latest options for non-prescription lenses to enhance your lifestyle.
Can’t decide? Take 5 for 3!
It can be tough to decide which frames will suit you best. That’s why we offer our “AVC 5 for 3” plan, which allows you to take home up to 5 pairs of frames at no cost for up to 3 days. This is especially useful now, since we are making efforts to minimize the risk of covid-19 and request that you come to your appointment alone. This way, you can see what your friends and family think to help you decide!
Keep Your Vision Sharp With Annual Eye Exams
Your eyes are unique, from the way they are shaped to the way you experience the world around you. That’s why your contact lens exam is tailored to your eyes and the visual tasks you perform throughout the day. Dr. Burgett selects a contact lens to best fit your eyes in order to maximize your comfort and vision for the things you need to see. Your contact lens prescription includes the strength, lens material, curvature, diameter and thickness. Because your eyes can change from one year to the next, it is critical to have your contact prescription evaluated every year.
At Advanced Vision Care, we have instruments and expertise that allows us to fit a wide variety of contact lens types, including specialty contact lenses for dry eyes, keratoconus, post-transplant corneas, high astigmatism, and other conditions. If you have ever been told you are not a good candidate for contact lenses, you may get a different answer here at AVC. Talk to our optometrists to find out if any of the following would benefit your vision:
For those with dry eyes, severe astigmatism or keratoconus, scleral lenses can be a successful solution. These lenses fit over the cornea and part of the sclera (the white part of the eye), giving clear and stable vision. These contact lenses can provide consistent moisture to the cornea and allow comfortable and crisp vision all the time.
Also known as orthokeratology, these contacts help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism through a process called corneal refractive therapy (CRT) which temporarily shapes the cornea as you sleep. CRT lenses are worn at night, and they correct the curvature of the cornea while you’re sleeping so you can see clearly during the day without glasses or contacts. They are FDA-approved for children and adults and are a great solution for patients who:
- Want a contact lens-free lifestyle during the day
- Find soft contacts too irritating
- Are too young for LASIK or are not a LASIK candidate
- Paragon CRT® has been prescribed to over 1.5 million patients, in over 50 countries worldwide.2 The risk of wearing Paragon CRT® contact lenses is no greater than other contact lenses
They work well for those that play sports, spend time at swimming pools, lakes or the beach. They have also been a great solution for people that are uncomfortable in their contacts due to dry eyes or spend long hours in front of the computer.
Hybrid lenses combine the comfort of soft lenses with the refractive power of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and are a good option for those who suffer from keratoconus or irregular corneas. The inner portion is made of RGP material which allows customized, clear vision, while the outer portion is flexible, keeping the lens comfortable.
These lenses are shaped to correct astigmatism, which means there are two prescriptions in one eye – one in one angle, and one in another. If you have a significant amount of astigmatism, your doctor may fit you with toric lenses to ensure you see your best.
Combining the power of the distance and near prescriptions into one lens, multifocal contact lenses correct distance vision while also giving you good up-close vision in patients with presbyopia. For young patients, they can correct blur at far, while reducing strain up close (especially when spending long hours focusing on digital devices).
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. Because they don’t contain water like soft lenses do, they resist deposits and are less likely than soft contacts to harbor bacteria which lowers risk of infections. GP contact lenses clean and disinfect easily, don’t dehydrate, are easier to handle, and last longer than soft lenses. They do require several days to adapt to the feeling of having them on, similar to feeling a lash in the eye, for the first week. Gas permeable contacts are the best choice for many individuals, including:
- People who are very discerning and are willing to go through a period of adaptation to contact lens wear to achieve the sharpest vision possible.
- Some people with astigmatism for whom soft contacts don’t produce good enough vision.
- People who have a condition called keratoconus, where the cornea is cone-shaped and causes visual distortion.
- People who need contact lenses after refractive surgery.
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