Phone: (318) 329-9666
Mercedes Optical is a full service optical shop located in the lobby area of our building. The regular hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment. John Moore, an ABO certified optician with over 40 years of experience, is available on site to assist you.
After receiving a prescription, patients can order glasses without having to leave the office. We offer the latest styles in frames. We also offer free eyeglass adjustments and cleaning. Our top priority is to help you look great as well as see great.
At Mercedes Optical, we take pride in our commitment to guarantee our patients convenience, satisfaction, and top quality. Mercedes Optical carries a large selection of frames and the latest styles of sun wear. You'll find beautiful, stylish frame collections such as Jessica McClintock, Guess, Calvin Klein, Elle, Ellen Tracy, Catherine Deneuve, Charmant, and many others. We also have sun wear available from Cocoons, Nautica, Calvin Klein, and Guess.
A deposit is required on all orders with the balance to be paid when the order is picked up. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are acceptable forms of payment.
Below is additional information on the various types of lenses and features available at Mercedes Optical.
Aspire has 18 optical styles available in 3 colors each, including a mix of women's, men's, and unisex optical styles that offer some crossover. Targeted toward those who desire sleek boutique styling, each frame has a highly polished flat front designed in a variety of colors.
Key features and benefits of Aspire Eyewear:
- Almost 50% lighter than a regular plastic frame (weight = 14 g)
- 22% lighter than a typical titanium frame
- Almost 50% thinner than typical acetate frames (front = 2.25 mm thick)
- 3 colors for each model, including crisp translucents and on trend fades
- Proprietary adjustable nose pad system
- Screw less hinges
UV Protection for Your Eyes
Most individuals know to drink plenty of water, and to protect their skin from those harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen or a hat during the hottest part of the day. But, did you know that your eyes also need protection? Your sunglasses should block 98.5 percent of UV-A rays. They should also block at least 99 percent of UV-B.
Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation not only damages your skin, it can also damage the eye permanently. Sun exposure, especially if combined with glare of pavement, can cause the equivalent of a temporary burn to the surface of the eye. Doctors are also concerned that repeated UV exposure can cause permanent damage to either the lens of the eye or can lead to certain eye diseases. UV rays from the sun may contribute to the development of sight-threatening eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and melanoma.
Everyone is at risk for UV damage to the eyes. Some people are at an even higher risk including: senior citizens, contact lens wearers and those taking certain medications, such as birth control and antibiotics. Children are also at an increased risk, as they spend more time outdoors, and their developing eyes let in more UV rays.
What Can You Do to Protect Your Eyes?
The best thing is to invest in a good pair of UV-blocking sunglasses and wear them whenever you are outdoors. When buying sunglasses, it is important to look for a lens that blocks at least 98 percent of UV radiation, both UV-A and UV-B.
Ask about the latest technology in sun wear called Chemistrie.
Chemistrie is a patented magnetic lens system that allows a wearer of prescription eyewear to attach a variety of lenses including sun, reader, and 3-D to their prescription frame utilizing magnets imbedded near the edge of the lens. The Chemistrie technology has rendered clip-on sunglasses obsolete.
Chemistrie is available in 24 different polarized sun lens colors including 8 solids, 8 mirrors, and 8 gradients. Additionally, Eyenavision offers Chemistrie+ reader lenses in powers of +0.50 through +2.5. And now, you can purchase Chemistrie to view passive 3-D video utilizing the new Chemistrie C-3D. With 3 different magnet colors, 5 different bridge colors, and 12 different Swarovski Crystals to choose from you can customize Chemistrie Lenses to match any look. Magnets and bridges must be chosen, Swarovski Crystals are optional.
We look forward to assisting you and your family in safely enjoying the sun, and helping you ensure strong, healthy eyes now and in the future. So grab your shades, and have a great time enjoying the outdoors!
Single Vision, Multifocal, No-Line Progressive, Bifocal, and Trifocal Lenses
Single Vision - This all-purpose lens is available in all materials, and can be used for either distance or near vision correction.
Multifocals - will be suggested when both distance and near correction are needed together in a single lens. Multifocal lenses have many new variations, such as no-line progressives, bifocals and trifocals.
No-line progressives - correct for far (driving a vehicle), intermediate (viewing the dashboard), and near (reading a map) vision all in one lens. Because there are no visible lines, progressives have the appearance of single-vision lenses and are, therefore, the most cosmetically desirable multifocal. Progressives are available in all lens materials.
Bifocals - provide both far (driving) and near (reading a map) correction in one lens.
Trifocals - are basically progressive lenses with visible lines. The majority of the lens is for distance viewing, while the center portion is divided into intermediate and near-viewing segments.
Polarized lenses reduce glare, making them the best lenses you can buy for your sunglasses. Polarized lenses come in many colors, and can be combined with other coatings, like front mirrors and rear anti-reflective coatings in your prescription, to give you the ultimate sunglass lens.
Benefits of polarized lenses include comfort which reduces glare for safe and relaxed vision, improved visual clarity, greater depth perception and more vibrant colors, full UV protection, and polarized lenses prevent the possibility of temporary blindness due to extremes in light.
Trilogy (Trivex) Lenses
Trilogy is a revolutionary new product that brings you the best balance of lens clarity and safety in an ultra-lightweight lens. In years past, to have an ultra thin lens, you had to compromise on the quality of your lens clarity. Trilogy lenses deliver exceptional visual clarity, while eliminating eye magnification to giving you a more natural look, and protects your eyes by filtering at least 98% of UV-A and B sunlight. They are great for every lifestyle, and they are exceptionally impact-resistant. Vision is valuable, so protecting it makes good sense. By design, Trilogy lenses are thin and light. You will never have to worry about heavy eyewear or repeatedly pushing your spectacles back into a comfortable position.
Reflective glare and ghost images are distracting, and can be dangerous, especially when driving at night. They also cause unnecessary eye fatigue and eyestrain while working on computers. With anti-reflective lenses, up to 99% of the reflective glare will be eliminated. Your night driving will be safer and easier, and the hours you spend in front of a computer, whether for work or entertainment, will become more comfortable. Increased light transmission improves your visual performance. The amount of light that reaches your eyes will be increased by up to 13% when you select anti-reflective lenses. As a result, you will experience clearer, sharper vision. These lenses also actually repel dirt and dust from the surface on your lenses. With these lenses you will find your solution to glare and visual discomfort, while looking your best.
These lenses are the most convenient way to enjoy better vision, indoors and out, today and tomorrow. Transition lenses are clear indoors and at night, but automatically adjust their level of tint to changing light conditions outdoors.
And much like sun block protects your skin, transition lenses help preserve the health and wellness of your eyes for the future by blocking 100% of UV rays, so you can see better tomorrow too.
Mirror lenses reduce the amount of light that reaches your eyes, so they can provide extra comfort in strong glare conditions. Mirrors can be semi-opaque or opaque from the front, so other people can see your eyes a little, or not at all.
These usually range from fairly dark at the top of the lens to a clear bottom, but they're also available in different gradations. Gradient lenses that are clear or light on the bottom make it easy to see the dash when you're driving, but are usually less effective if anything below your line of vision will be reflecting light up at you.