Creve Coeur, MO Location: 314.878.1377
Alton, IL Location: 618-465-1654 Swansea, IL Location: 618-234-3053

Eyeglasses, Frames & Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses Frames & Sunglasses

At Performance Eyecare, we have several hundred eyeglass and sunglass frames which are on display in our Alton, IL; Swansea, IL and St. Louis, MO Vision Centers. We have eyeglasses in all price ranges and for infants on up. We offer designer frames of the highest quality and also affordable name brands such as: Kate Spade, Iyoko Inyake, Oakley, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tom Davies, OGA, Tom Ford, Maui Jim, OGI, and many others. We are sure to have the style of eyeglasses that matches the vision you are looking for.

Specialty In-Office Eyeglass Lens Creation

We also have technology to make eyeglasses in our office. Our state-of-the-art eyeglass laboratory allows us to provide our patients with clear, comfortable vision soon after their eye examination.

Prescription Sunglasses

Although ordinary sunglasses reduce brightness, they do not remove reflected glare. To maximally protect your vision and eyes, you need polarized sunglasses that eliminate glare from reflective surfaces, and reduce transmission of harmful sunlight. Polarized lenses are the ultimate in protection, comfort and performance in the sun.

A number of factors need to be taken into account when you browse for polarized colors including; the specific use or activity, light conditions, the amount of glare present, and personal preference. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Top five reasons to get your eyeglasses from Performance Eyecare
    Our optical selection is one of the best in the area with over 700 quality eyeglasses and sunglasses to choose from. Whatever your style or budget is, we are confident that we have several frames that you will love.
    We have a custom selection-process to fit your optical needs and we pick frames according to your face shape, skin tone, brow structure, etc. We also have the ability to fit you into specialty eyewear, including: sport sunglasses, sport goggles and even scuba goggles.
    We make eyeglasses in the office with our state-of-the-art edging instruments. We grind lenses for most all prescriptions in our office to ensure the best quality and to also increase turnaround time so that your new eyeglasses are ready sooner.
    Like most products, there is a wide spectrum of quality among lenses and frames in the optical industry. We offer the most technological-advanced lenses that allow you to see your absolute best. Our frames are that of the highest quality, which hold their adjustment and are built to last for many years to come.
    We are so confident in our eyeglasses that we carry a 1-year warranty for breakage at no additional cost to you. If your glasses break, simply bring them back and your glasses with be repaired or replaced (you simply pay a $25 copay). We also offer a 14-day exchange policy, so if you decide you do not like the shape or color, you can return it for another frame. If new lenses are required, a small lab regrinding fee will be charged depending on the type of lens you require.

Same Day Contact Lenses & Exams

We have several hundred contact lenses in our office and can routinely fit our contact lens patients the same day. It is not uncommon to hear from our new contact lens patients, “you mean you have MY contact lens prescription here and I can take my contact lenses home today?”

Contact Lens Performance Guarantee

We offer all our contact lens patients what we call the Contact Lens Performance Guarantee. We are so confident you will be happy with your contact lenses that if for whatever reason you choose not to keep the contact lenses, we will refund your contact lens evaluation fees, give you $30 for your time, and if you are successfully fit into contact lenses by another eye doctor, we will pay the bill. If you have ever been told you cannot wear contact lenses, you should give us an opportunity.

Soft Contact Lenses for Less than 1-800-Contacts

As an added benefit to our patients, all of our soft contact lenses are now the same price as 1-800CONTACTS, PLUS we have manufacturer’s rebates, and free shipping which makes your total cost much less than 1-800CONTACTS.

Contacts for Astigmatism, Dry Eyes, & Eye Diseases

For patients that have astigmatism, dry eyes, reading glasses or bifocals, eye diseases, or underwent a prior eye surgery, we welcome the challenge to fit you into contact lenses.

We have the latest technology to evaluate patients for contact lenses and even utilize the latest instrumentation to manufacture custom contact lenses that are patient-specific.

Contact Lenses & Keratoconus

scleral lens diagramThe treatment approach to Keratoconus can vary depending on severity. Mild cases of Keratoconus can be simply corrected with glasses. As severity increases, glasses can no longer effectively correct your vision. Moderate to Severe cases of Keratoconus require specialty contact lenses as a treatment means. Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses have been a first-line treatment for Keratoconus for decades but recent advancements in contact lenses, in specifically Scleral Contact Lenses, have created better visual outcomes for many progressing in severity with Keratoconus.

Scleral contact lenses are custom made contact lenses that correspond to the patient’s unique eye structure. Scleral contact lenses vault over the diseased area of the cornea to create a new “refractive” surface allowing for less distortion to light as it passes through the cornea. Scleral contact lenses are difficult to fit and require practitioners specially trained in Advanced Contact Lens treatments. Our doctors have had extensive education in Scleral contact lens fitting and we utilize the latest in technology to achieve optimal vision for our patients.

In the most advanced cases of Keratoconus, sometimes surgery is the only option. If we determine you have significant scarring of the cornea, a corneal transplant procedure may be necessary. In this procedure, the scarred corneal tissue is replaced by a donor cornea. This procedure can have a long healing period and is rather invasive.

New technological advancements have been made in Keratoconus surgery leading to Corneal Crosslinking (CXL) procedures. These procedures are not nearly as invasive as a corneal transplant; it uses specific eye drops and specific wavelengths of light to strengthen the corneal tissues leading to a more stable cornea. Even with CXL and/or Corneal Transplantation there is likely still a need for glasses or contacts following the procedure to attain best corrected vision.

Schedule an Eye Exam or Contact Lens Appointment

If you would like to have clear, comfortable vision without having to wear eyeglasses, contact lenses are most likely a great option for you. Simply call or contact us today to schedule an appointment and start being free of your eyeglasses!

Order Contacts Online!

We are excited to offer our current patients the opportunity to order contact lenses online! Pay with a credit card and have your contact lenses shipped directly to your home. Your order will be processed according to the current expiration date of the prescription.

If you are a patient registered to order your replacement contact lenses on our web site please log-in here using your username and password. Prescriptions for contact lenses written by our doctors are valid for 1-year.

If you have not been previously registered to order replacement contact lenses on our web site please click here to sign up and start ordering your contacts today.


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