Atkinson Family Eye Care: John Atkinson, O.D., PLLC

Optometry located in Kannapolis, NC

You have a personal relationship with your eyeglasses. You count on them for crisp, clear vision, and you express yourself with the frames you choose. Dr. John Atkinson and the team at Atkinson Family Eye Care in Kannapolis, North Carolina, can help you to see, look, and feel your best every time you wear your glasses. To learn more about lenses and frames and same-day service offered at Atkinson Family Eye Care, call or email the office or schedule an appointment online.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What kind of glasses do I need?

People need glasses for a variety of vision issues. If your eye exam shows that your vision needs to be corrected, Dr. Atkinson and the experienced team will provide you with all the information you need to decide what kind of lenses and frames are best for you.

How do I know which lenses are right for me?

We call eyewear “glasses,” but heavy, breakable glass is no longer widely used. Modern lenses come in a variety of materials at varying prices, and you can add features like an anti-reflective coating or colored tint. Types of lenses available include:


Thin, lightweight lenses designed for higher prescriptions to reduce the “coke-bottle” distortion of standard lenses.


Durable plastic lenses that are UV resistant. Good for kids and active people and for sunglasses and certain eye conditions that need extra protection.


Bifocals, trifocals, and progressives make things more comfortable when you have separate prescriptions for daily vision, reading, and driving. Progressives have a smooth transition between each power, so your vision is uninterrupted by a hard line in your lens.


These automatically darken when exposed to sunlight for UV protection whenever you go outside.

The experienced team at Atkinson Family Eye Care will discuss lens options and answer your questions so you can make the choice that’s right for you.

How do I choose the right frames?

Whether they are bold or understated, frames make an impression. You’re sure to find something that fits your style in the broad selection at Atkinson Family Eye Care:

Eyewear designers featured in the office include:

  • Vera Bradley
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Ted Baker
  • Nicole Miller
  • Ann Taylor
  • Ferry
  • Champion

The friendly team will assist you in selecting your frames. If you’re looking for something specific, the perfect pair can be ordered at no extra cost.

What kinds of glasses are best for active people and kids?

There are many options to help glasses resist scratching or breaking for active adults and children. If you’re very active you might consider:

  • Polycarbonate lenses
  • Anti-scratch coatings
  • Memory metal frames that can be bent or twisted

Most eyewear comes with a warranty, and Atkinson Family Eye Care offers an additional scratch warranty for lenses.

Atkinson Family Eye Care accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. For more information, call or email the office, or make an appointment online.