1100 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME 04856 • 207.594.5432

Optical Shop

Welcome to our Optical Shop.

Hoyt Eye Care Center is happy to offer the services of an optical shop to our patients and to the public. As with all the services we provide, the quality of care you receive is our focus. Whether you need new eyeglasses for everyday living, new sunglasses, or glasses for specific tasks such as for the computer, the Optical Shop’s optician will spend time with you to help you choose eyewear that meets your needs and is best for you. The Visioffice 3D measuring device used in the optical allows for precise measurements to be made for lens manufacturing, and also can take up to 4 photographs of you wearing different frames, then e-mail those images to you.

Angela Edmondson, ABOC, is the optician at Hoyt Eye Care Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Opticianry since 1997, and has been in the optical business since 1991. Her years of experience in the optical business allow her to provide our optical customers with the highest quality optical service and advice.

Hoyt Eye Care Center Optical Shop Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to noon, 1:00pm to 5:00pm except closed on Thursday afternoon.


We offer a wide selection of eyeglass frames with over 500 traditional and designer styles, including LaFont, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade, Guess, Charmont, Easy Twist, Elle, Lacoste, Bourgeois, Takumi, and many more. Our experienced optician will help you select the frame shape, size, and color that looks best on you.


There are many lens materials, types, and coatings available to enhance vision. The following are some of the lenses available through the Hoyt Eye Care Center Optical Shop

Varilux™ (Progressive lenses) by Essilor: As our eyes age, reading fine print on menus and books can become increasingly difficult. If you need bifocals, progressive lenses can be an appealing alternative to help you see clearly. Progressive lenses, or no-line bifocals, provide a gradual change in prescription, allowing you to see at multiple distances with ease. Vision can be futher enhanced with the advanced lenses from Varilux, including the Varilux Physio to enhance contrast sensitivity through use of WAVE technology, and the Varilux 360 Optimization to widen the usable progressive lens visual field and provide the sharpest vision for those with high prescriptions by using advanced digital technology.

Varilux™ S Series (Progressive lenses): Introduced July, 2012, the 3 new lenses that are enhancements of the Physio design called Design, Fit, and 4 D, all require a new digital manufacturing process, with 5 new patents. The manufacturing change for this new series of lenses is designed to improve vision by minimizing the swim effect that some people experience with progressive lenses, widening the intermediate area of vision, and improving the ability of the eyes to work together in non-central gaze.

Crizal with Scotchgard™ Protector (Anti-reflective lenses): Anti-reflective coatings help reduce the reflection of light in your eyeglasses. New anti-reflective technologies reduce lens glare and provide the clearest vision during everyday activities, like night driving and computer use. The anti-reflective coating offers eyeglass wearers less reflection and allows people to see more clearly. Anti-reflective lenses can also enhance your appearance, by eliminating lens reflections for a more natural look. In addition, today’s anti-reflective lenses also resist smudges, scratches, dust, and fingerprints – making it easy to keep your lenses clean.

Transitions™ (Photochromic lenses): Clear, dark, or in between- that’s the right time for Transition lenses. They do more than ordinary clear lenses because Transition lenses adjust automatically to changing light. When you are inside or it’s night, Transition lenses are clear. But when you are in sunlight, you will see an important, and convenient, difference: Transition lenses turn as dark as sunglasses. They automatically adjust to block glare, improve contrast, and to help reduce eye strain and fatigue while also providing UV protection for your eyes. The newest transition lenses now provide better darkening while driving.

Polarized lenses: Sun glare can be a big problem, especially while driving. Today’s polarized lenses eliminate glare, improving contrast and visibility while reducing squinting and eye strain. Polarized lenses are also great for snow or water sports providing maximum UV protection and enhancing contrast.

Visual fatigue solutions™ by Essilor: Essilor Computer™ lenses make an excellent second pair of glasses to complement your primary pair of progressive lenses. These progressive lenses provide a larger and centrally located intermediate area for comfortable computer viewing, along with a small area at the top of the lens for distance viewing, and an additional area at the bottom of the lens for reading. This can provide a more comfortable visual experience when using a computer by reducing vision fatigue, headaches, and neck pain.

For more information, try the interactive online lens guide:  http://ecp.eyeglassguide.com/default.aspx

Warranty policy regarding eyeglass lenses and frames:

Hoyt Eye Care Center stands behind the quality of the eyeglasses provided by our Optical Shop. We provide the following warranty on eyeglass lenses and frames that are purchased from our shop:

  • A 30-day remake policy in the event your prescription needs to be altered in any way
  • A 60-day remake policy in the event that you are unable to adapt to your new progressive (no-line bifocal) lenses.
  • A 1-year guarantee against manufacturer's defects in your frames. (Does not include discontinued frames)

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.