Value Vision Centr

3035 Genesee
Chktg 14225
(716) 896-3351

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Eyemed Vision Care

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

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and many more.  Call our office for more details.

 ABOUT US

Value Vision Center has been locally owned and operated in Western New York for over 40 years.  We pride ourselves on being experts in all forms of eyewear and support the local economy by using optical labs in the Buffalo area.  We are the only optical store in the Western New York area where each of our vast selection of dress frames on display is the same low price.  We have over 1,000 frames to choose from including designer frames all at one price.  We offer an outstanding selection of Titmus safety eyewear and it exceeds ANSI (American National Safety Institute) standards.  We have a large number of safety eyewear agreements set up with various local businesses.  We accept most vision insurance plans and offer eye examinations by appointment at all of our locations.

Please call one of our three convenient locations to schedule an eye exam
or find out more about our outstanding eyewear products and services:

  (716) 896-3351 
3035 Genesee
Cheektowaga
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    (716) 668-0711 
154 French Rd
 Cheektowaga
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    (716) 826-9230 
2735 South Park Ave
Lackawanna

 


 

 CONTACT LENSES

We specialize in contact lenses and offer many different brands to suit your individual needs, including bifocal contacts, lenses that correct astigmatism and much, much more. 

 EYE GLASS LENSES

There are many different Eye Glass Lens materials to choose from.  We are happy to explain, demonstrate and discuss the cost for each type of lens.

HARD RESIN (plastic)......

Conventional hard resin lenses are half the weight of glass lenses and can be tinted to almost any color and density.  Hard resin lenses are more easily scratched than glass but can have an optional scratch protection applied.  More impact resistant than glass, hard resin lenses do not require heat treating.

LIGHTER, THINNER LENSES............

Modern technology has created lenses that bend light differently so that stronger corrections are thinner than when made in conventional materials.  Such lenses are called "high index" and stronger corrections are more attractive because they are slimmer.  Glass lenses are also available with the slimming advantages of High index but are considerably heavier.  High index plastic uses less material so they are often lighter in weight.  High index lenses absorb all harmful UV light and can be tinted to any shade or color.

LENSES THAT DARKEN IN THE SUN..........

These are lenses that darken as you go from indoors to outdoors.  They are available in both glass and lightweight hard resin.  They are virtually clear indoors and change to sunglasses outdoors.  Ask for a demonstration of photosensitive lenses.

POLYCARBONATE.........

Polycarbonate lenses are the most impact resistant lenses available and are always the lens of choice for young people and active patients.  Polycarbonate lenses are high index and are usually the lightest, most comfortable lenses.  They absorb all harmful UV light and can be made with ultra thin edges because of their unique strength.

GLASS.........

For years glass was the only lens material available and glass still offers superior optics.  The most scratch-resistant material, the primary disadvantage of glass is its weight, generally twice that of hard resin.  Glass lenses are heat or chemically treated to increase impact resistance.  

 LENS DESIGNS

SINGLE VISION LENSES...........

Single vision lenses function as all purpose glasses for persons who have normal accommodation.  Persons who normally wear bifocals or trifocals can use single vision for distance or near lenses.  Single vision lenses can also function as occupational glasses for certain types of work.  Single vision lenses are available in all lens materials.

ASPHERIC LENSES...........

These new lenses provide special visual and cosmetic benefits for stronger corrections and increase edge to edge clarity. Flatter than conventional lenses, aspherics eliminate the "bulgy" appearance of strong plus lenses (far-sighted corrections) and greatly enhance the appearance of finished eyewear.  Persons with strong nearsighted corrections also benefit from thinner, lighter weight glasses when their lenses are aspheric.  Because aspheric lenses are positioned closer to the face, there is less eye magnification with farsighted corrections and less "small eyes" look with nearsighted corrections.  Aspheric lenses are often made of high index materials for the ultimate in thin lenses.

FLAT TOP BIFOCALS...........

This is the most popular bifocal form and is available with the bifocal portion made in a variety of widths to help with various close-up occupations.  Flat top bifocals are made in every type of lens material.

TRIFOCALS.........

Trifocals come in a variety of designs.  Flat-top trifocals are the most widely used form.  The added segment provides clear vision at arm's length distance, the area that is usually blurred for bifocal wearers.  Trifocals are available in all lens materials.

PROGRESSIVES (no line bifocals)...........

These lenses provide all the benefits of bifocals but add the feature of continuous clear vision at all distances, including mid-range distance (arm's length).  Progressives have the cosmetic advantage of appearing to be single vision lenses so they never reveal the user wears bifocals.  Progressives are available in all lens materials and also made in aspheric form. Because of their many benefits, they are becoming the lens of choice for bifocal and trifocal wearers.

OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS.........

Many occupations impose demanding visual requirements on those who wear bifocals or trifocals.  Special occupational designs are available to solve these special needs.  If the visual requirements of your job fall into this category, let us know and we'll explain what will work best for your individual needs.

SPORTS GLASSES........

All sorts of special lens designs are available for the special needs of sports enthusiasts.  Polycarbonate is usually the material of choice for active sports.

COMPUTER GLASSES.........

There are a variety of options for those who use computers.  These include special filters and anti-reflective coatings.

POLARIZED SUN LENSES.........

These are the exciting sunglasses that eliminate reflected glare.  They are especially appropriate for drivers, fisherman, hunters and all types of outdoors activities.   

 OPTIONAL LENS TREATMENTS

SCRATCH PROTECTION COATING........

Lightweight hard resin lenses can be more easily scratched than glass lenses.  Special coatings have been developed to help protect lenses from normal scratching.  The modest additional cost for such scratch coating is usually a prudent investment.

UV PROTECTION.........

It is generally accepted that the ultraviolet rays in sunlight pose potential harm to the eyes.  Special treatment is available for hard resin lenses that completely blocks hazardous UV light.  Lenses like polycarbonate and high index include built-in UV protection at no extra cost.

ANTI-REFLECTION COATINGS...........

Special anti-reflective coatings are now available for spectacle lenses, much like those used for fine camera lenses.  These coatings are particularly effective for reducing eye fatigue for computer operators and anyone driving at night.  And, of course, AR lenses enhance appearance by removing all distracting reflections.

These are, by no means, the only lenses available.  By telling us of any unusual work or leisure visual requirements, we can tailor exactly the right lenses for all your visual needs.

 


 Your lifestyle should be considered when choosing your eye glass lens

Contact Sports

Racquetball
Basketball
Tennis
Soccer
Football
Baseball

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Safety or Sport Frame
  • Contact Lenses
  • SV Yellow Lenses for Tennis
  • Frame Safety Strap

Detailed Hobbies & Jobs

Inspectors/Assemblers
Tool Makers
Sewing/Knitting
Collecting Stamps/Coins
Card Playing

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Magnifying Lenses
  • Lenses Offering Critical Power at Working Distance
  • Wide and Deep Bifocal and Trifocal
  • Intermediate Segments
  • Multifocals Set Higher in Frame Than Usual
  • Progressive Lenses  

Hazardous Hobbies and Jobs

Home Workshop
Carpentry/Lapidary
Metal Working

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Prescription Safety
  • Safety Frame/Side Shields

Critical Vision Jobs

Mechanics
Electricians
Dentists
Pilots
Carpenters
Librarians
Plumbers
NC Tool Operators
Console Workers
Musician
Musical Director

Mail People
Carpet Layers
Pool Players

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Add (near power needed) Above and Below Eye Level: Dual D
  • Bifocal or Quadrifocal
  • Special Sizes and Separations, Colors and Materials
  • Photochromics
  • Special Intermediate Trifocals
  • Intermediate Power Single Vision Lenses
  • Require Distance Vision Below and Above Bifocal: Bar or Ribbon Segment
  • Sunglasses/Photochromics

Outdoor Activities

Fishing
Skiing
Ice Skating
Sailing
Snowmobiling
Boating
Beach Fun
Mountain Climbing
Archery
Shooting
Hunting
Skiing
Swimming and Diving

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Polaroid Lenses
  • Sunglass Tints
  • UV Absorptive Lenses
  • Special Sport Frames
  • Yellow Lenses for Image Contrast Enhancement
  • SV Glasses
  • UV Absorptive Lenses
  • Prescriptive Goggles, Anti Fog Spray

Golf

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Small Temporal Round Bifocal Segment
  • Sunglass Tints, Photochromics
  • UV Protective Lenses

Driving

Bus, Truck, Taxi
Police/Highway Patrol,
Surveyors, Salespeople

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Polarx Polarized Lenses
  • Sunglass Tints/Photochromics
  • Single Vision
  • Bifocals and Trifocals
  • UV Absorptive Lenses
  • Anti Reflection Coating

Desk Jobs

Secretaries, Office Workers
Accountants, Draftsman
Clerks, Artist

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Wide Bifocal Segment, Set High Near Power SV
  • "Reading Glasses", Half Eyes
  • Special Intermediate Trifocals, Tinted Lenses

Computer Jobs/Hobbies

VDT Computer Display Tube
Keypunchers, Data Entry
Computer Analyst

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Intermediate Power SV Lenses
  • Tinted Lenses
  • Wide Intermediate Trifocals
  • Strategic Bifocals
  • Anti Reflective Coating

Social and Evening Wear   

X-Ray Workers
X-Ray Technicians
Radiologists, Schools
Hospitals, Research Centers

LENS OPTIONS: 

  • X-Ray Absorptive Lenses

Glass Blowers

LENS OPTIONS: 

  • Didymium Lenses

High Minus or High Plus RX

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Reduce Thickness and Weight
  • Special Edge Hiding Frames
  • Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Coated Edges/Beveled Edges

Farmers

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Ribbon Segs for Tractor Work
  • Polycarbonates
  • Sunglass Tints/Photochromics

Personal Use

Contact Lens Wearer
Shaving and Make-up
TV, Reading in Bed

LENS OPTIONS:

  • Extra Pair
  • Special Eyeglasses
  • Bifocal Set at Top of Lens

Special Vision Correction

Advanced Presbyopes
Base Up Prism or Correction
for Vertical Imbalance
Convergence or Accommodative
Problems at Near Range
Red Lens in One Eye, Clear in the Other
Progressives, Trifocals
Slab Off Compensated Bifocal Segment
Prism Segment Bifocals Compensated Bifocal Segment

 Safety Eyewear is one of our many specialty areas.

 The difference between Dress & Protective Eyewear  

 

People who wouldn't dream of mowing a lawn barefoot are perfectly willing to tackle the same job with their eyes unprotected.  Yet, eye injuries from projectiles thrown by household tools like lawn mowers, chain saws, and weed trimmers occur daily.

Because of OSHA's regulations and enforcement of the use of personal protective equipment on the job, most eye injuries now happen at home.  Most people don't understand the difference between protective eyewear and dress eyewear; they think a dress frame with polycarbonate lenses is enough to protect them.

FACT:  Over 1,000,000 eye injuries occur annually.

FACT:  43% of disabling eye injuries occur at home.

FACT:  90% of all eye injuries are preventable.

FACT:  70% of worker accidents studied resulted from flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye.

Major Differences

Prescription Protective Frames and High Impact Lenses

  • Lenses for High Impact must be tested and withstand impact from a 1/4" steel ball shot at 150 fps.
  • Lenses must be marked with the manufacturer's monogram and a "+" mark to indicate they meet the High Impact testing standard.
  • All special tints and photogray lenses have a special marking.
  • Frames are tested with 2.0mm polycarbonate lenses to ensure they can withstand the impact from a 1/4" steel ball traveling at 150 fps without dislodging the lenses.
  • All parts of the frame are marked with Z87-2, indicating that they have been tested to withstand High Impact.
  • Protective eyewear frames have ANSI A87 tested sideshields available for added protection.

Prescription Dress Frames and Lenses

  • Lenses only need to withstand impact from a 5/8" steel ball dropped from a height of 50 inches.
  • Lenses are not tested for High Impact, and therefore are not marked with the manufacturer's monogram.
  • Lenses have no markings to indicate use for special purposes.
  • Z87 is not marked on any part of the frame and a dress frame with polycarbonate lenses does not meet OSHA requirements.
  • Sideshields are not made for dress frames, and dress frames with attached shields do not meet the ANSI standard.

 

Value Vision.... the family of people who care about your vision needs


Products & Services

Pick any frame and you pay one low price.  Over 1,000 frames to choose from.  Designer frames at one low price.  Evening & weekend hours available.  Eye examinations by appointment at any of our 3 offices located in Cheektowaga & Lackawanna by a NYS Optometrist.  NYS certified opticians fit glasses, safety eyewear and contact lenses. Contact lenses, safety glasses, opticians, optical goods, plastic frames, metal frames, rimless frames, Titmus safety eyewear, Frequency 55 Planned Replacement Contact Lenses, Proclear Contact Lenses, Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses, Biofinity Contact Lenses, hard resin eye glass lens, lighter, thinner eye glass lens, Polycarbonate eye glass lens, glass eye glass lens, single vision lenses, aspheric lenses, flat top bifocals, trifocals, progressive bifocals, sports glasses, computer glasses, polarized sun glass lenses, scratch protection coating, UV protection lenses, anti-reflection coatings, optometrists, affordable eyewear, reliable eyewear, sports glasses, sports goggles, children's eyewear, designer eyewear, fashion eyewear, gas permeable contact lenses, hard contact lenses, soft contact lenses, colored contact lenses, disposable contact lenses, contacts for astigmatism, doctors of optometry, custom fitted eyewear, custom fitted contact lenses, custom fitted safety glasses, quality service, full service optician, prescription eyewear, trendy eyewear, value price eyewear, sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, designer sunglasses, myopia, eye glass temples, spectacles, vision correction, eye protection, reading glasses, corrective glasses, titanium eye glasses, eye glass prescription, visual aids.

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3035 Genesee Street ..... (716) 896-3351
Mon: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: CLOSED
Wed: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thur: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


154 French Road ..... (716) 668-0711
Mon: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thur: CLOSED
Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat : 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


2735 South Park Avenue ..... (716) 826-9230
(across from the Basilica in Victoria Square)
Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: CLOSED
Thur: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: CLOSED

Areas Served:
  • Cheektowaga
  • Lackawanna
  • Amherst
  • Snyder
  • Tonawanda
  • Buffalo
  • West Seneca
  • Orchard Park
  • Hamburg
  • Derby
  • Gowanda
  • East Aurora
  • Elma
  • Lancaster
  • Niagara Falls
  • Canada
  • Ontario
  • Fort Erie
  • Hamilton
Affiliations:
    • Optical Workers Union - Local 408
    • Eyeglasses made in local Buffalo optical labs
    • Owned & Operated in Buffalo
    • NY for over 40 years
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