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Your Vision

Your vision is one of your most important senses. Your Kaiser Permanente eye care professionals are dedicated to helping you keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp. The articles below offer information on what to expect at an eye exam, how to select a frame, choosing sunglasses to suit your face and lifestyle, understanding of your lens choices, and helpful tips on contact lens wear. Click below to learn more.

What to Expect At Your Eyecare Appointment
Allowing plenty of time and being prepared are key ingredients to receiving a complete eyecare exam.

Why a Dilated Exam?
Dilated eyes allow the optometrist to examine your eyes for signs of any health problems.

Frame Your Face
Your eyewear is both a medical necessity and a fashion accessory. Learn how to select the best pair of glasses to meet both needs.

Building Your Lenses
Understanding the three components of lenses - materials, designs and treatments - will help you make the best selection.

Sunwear, More Than a Fashion Statement
Learn how sunglasses provide 100 percent UV protection while enhancing your vision.

Glare-Free Coatings for Clearer, Sharper Vision
A glare-free coating will help you see clearer and be seen easier.

Focus on Kid's Vision - Proper Vision Screening Detects Amblyopia
Eye care professionals recommend that all children receive a comprehensive eye exam before starting school, preferably by the age of three.

Are Contact Lenses Right for You?
Have you been wondering about contact lenses? Find out if they are right for you.

Eye Care Information

We don't just think our prices are good - we guarantee they are. If you find a better price on one of our regularly stocked frames we'll match it. Stop in for details on our price guarantee. Exclude internet offers.

We offer a great variety of designer frames, readers and a full line of sunglasses. Plus we carry the latest lens options to fit your lifestyle.

Visit us right after your optometry appointment. We fill most orders within a few days and provide quality fitting and craftsmanship.

If you have optical coverage in addition to your Kaiser Permanente coverage, you may be able to apply it to your purchase. For more information on your benefits, please call our Member Service Call Center.