Glasses & Contact Lenses

Alisha Poonawala, O.D. -  - Optometry

Pack Optical

Alisha Poonawala, O.D.

Optometry located in Fort Worth, TX

If you’re looking for individualized optometric services and top-quality vision care products, visit experienced optometrist Alisha Poonawala, OD, at Pack Optical in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Poonawala provides a range of unique, durable, and stylish eyeglasses and sunglasses as well as various types of contact lenses. Dr. Poonawala uses the latest technology, the highest quality brands, and the most innovative designs to give you plenty of choices for correcting your vision. Enhance your vision by calling Pack Optical or by scheduling an appointment online.

Glasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

What are the different types of eyeglass lenses available?

Pack Optical offers the latest designer eyewear collections in a range of fashionable colors, styles, and materials, including stainless steel, plastic, and titanium. There are a number of different frames and lenses to choose from.

Anti-reflective lenses

Anti-reflective lenses eliminate glare and allow more light to get to your eyes.

Transition lenses

Transition lenses respond to changing light and protect you from the sun. They turn darker when you transition from being indoors to the bright sunlight outside, acting like sunglasses.

Progressive lenses

Progressive lenses typically have three prescriptions in one pair of glasses. With one pair, you can see objects that are near, far, and in between. Progressive lenses are sometimes called multifocal lenses. The transition between the parts of the lenses is seamless and shows no lines, unlike many of the traditional bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses can effectively correct your vision at all distances.

Polarized lenses

Polarized lenses have a special filter that decreases glare and blocks intense reflected light.

Bifocal lenses

To correct your vision, bifocal lenses have two distinct viewing areas and points of focus, such as distance and near.

There are also other types of lenses, such as polycarbonate lenses, which are up to 10 times more impact resistant than regular lenses. Dr. Poonawala and the Pack Optical team provide a number of innovative brands, including:

  • Ray-Ban®
  • Tru Clear®
  • Ralph Lauren®
  • Nike®
  • Michael Kors®
  • Crizal®
  • DKNY®
  • Revolution®

Frames can be adjusted with special in-office methods. Pack Optical also offers prescription sunglasses that can protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

How do contact lenses work?

Blurred vision occurs when the shape of your eye prevents light from hitting your retina correctly. Your contact lenses work by refracting and focusing the light onto your retina.

Contact lenses are small prescription lenses that you wear on your eye. They are custom made to match your individual prescription and enhance your vision. Contact lenses are available in different colors or as clear lenses.

What types of contact lenses are there?

There are two main types of contact lenses: extended wear and daily wear. Daily wear lenses must be removed every night. You can wear your extended lenses for up to seven days, and some brands can be worn for up to a month. With appropriate care, gas permeable contact lenses can last up to a year.

Pack Optical provides soft lenses, gas-permeable lenses, multifocal lenses, color contact lenses, silicone hydrogels, and more. To find out more about glasses and contact lenses, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pack Optical today.