Are you looking for a great new pair of glasses? Let our Optical Shop help! 

Maine Eye Center has been offering our patients and the public the services of our Optical Shop to make finding your best visual aids more accessible. Our focus is and always will be on providing quality care. 

Whether you need new glasses, a fun pair of sunglasses, or protective eyewear for your latest DIY project, our opticians will help you choose what’s best for your needs.

You’ll receive an updated prescription after meeting with your eye doctor for an eye exam. One of our friendly opticians will guide you through selecting frames and lenses tailored to your tastes and your specific vision correction needs. 

Maine Eye Center offers a wide selection of designer brands and lens options, so you should have no trouble finding a new pair (or two) of glasses!

We offer premium luxury designers such as Tiffany & Co., Saint Laurent, Maui Jim, Silhouette, Persol and more.  Other designer brands include Ray Ban, Oakley, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Life Italia, Scott Harris and Kliik.  Please come check out one of our newly featured Brands to Maine Eye Center Costa Del Mar.  You can customize your lenses with the most premium lens options available.  Our frame options vary to complement your unique features, dynamic prescriptions, and personality. You can choose from titanium to acetate and even some are made from sustainable materials. 

We also offer stylish prescription sunglasses to correct your vision and protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. Our lenses come in various materials, special coatings, and features to optimize your eyesight. 

Our lightweight polycarbonate and high-index plastic lenses allow for thinner, more comfortable glasses that won’t weigh you down, no matter what you’re doing. Whether climbing a mountain or relaxing at home, we’ve got just what you need to help you see clearly. 

Precision digital production creates lenses that are precisely tailored to fit your unique prescription, guaranteeing the sharpest possible vision. Helpful lens coatings like anti-reflective, UV blocking, and scratch-resistance will improve your visual clarity and keep your eyes healthy. 

Anti-reflective coatings reduce glaring reflections that could lead to eye strain. Complete UV protection filters out 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, which could lead to cataracts or other concerning conditions over time. 

Scratch-resistant coatings prevent scuffs and scratches on your lenses, ensuring you can always see clearly. Maine Eye Center’s Optical Shop also offers durable sports eyewear to protect your eyes while participating in athletic activities. 

Flexible frames and impact-resistant lenses provide the necessary protection without compromising performance. For winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, we offer specialized goggles that seal out the wind, glare, and blowing snow so you can enjoy yourself on the slopes and beyond without worrying about how you’ll see.

Our Optical Shop proudly stands behind our products and the service we provide our patients. Eyeglass frames have a warranty of 1-2 years against defects.

Lenses have a one-year warranty, and lens coatings provide 1-2 years of coverage. We also remake lenses free of charge within 90 days if your prescription is updated. Our goal is 100% customer service.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions about your eyes, what glasses to pick out when buying a new pair, or what to expect when seeing an optician. 

How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?

How often to have eye exams depends on many factors, including your age, family history, and personal health. Talk to your eye doctor to determine the appropriate schedule of when you should come in for eye exams.

Why is UV Protection Necessary in My Glasses?

UV rays from the sun can contribute to serious eye conditions like cataracts over time. UV coatings on your glasses can block 99% of these harmful rays, keeping your eyes healthier. Although there’s no way to guarantee you won’t develop cataracts, you can reduce your likelihood of developing them at an earlier age by practicing smart UV protection habits.

What Frame Size and Shape is Best for My Face Shape?

Your Maine Eye Center optician will consider the proportions of your face to find frames that will complement and balance your features. They will consider the shape of your face before recommending glasses.

The most common face shapes are heart, oval, square, diamond, and round. Your optician will determine what shape your face is before recommending frames. 

For example, if you have a round face, they may recommend rectangular or geometric frames to add definition, or if you have a diamond-shaped face, they may recommend round, oval, and cat-eye styles to reduce how angular your face looks. Whatever you choose, your optician will ensure you love how you look and feel while wearing your new glasses!

Can I Use Soap to Clean My Glasses?

Although it would seem like soap would clean your glasses, it’s not a good idea and can damage your lenses. Instead, using a microfiber cloth or a lens cleaning solution is the best way to clean your glasses.

Cleaning your glasses with soap leaves residue, which can cause streaking, fogging, and scratches. 

How Do I Know If I Need a New Prescription?

If you wear glasses or contact lenses because of a refractive error like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you should see your eye doctor for annual eye exams. However, the signs of needing a new prescription may not be obvious and can appear before your annual eye exam. These include:

  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Finding it difficult to see while driving at night

If you experience these or sudden changes to your vision, you should see your eye doctor. 

Do you need a new pair of glasses? Find your new favorite eyeglasses by visiting the Optical Shop at Maine Eye Center in Portland, ME, today! Our talented staff looks forward to helping you look your best!