Eye Services and Products


Although we have over 600 frames in stock, you can explore thousands more by accessing the links above the vendors' logos below. We have exclusive relationships with many designer brand vendors, (meaning those frames are only available through Champlain Valley Eyecare within a 50 mile radius). You will find a list of other eyewear brands we carry toward the bottom of this column.

If you see frames that you would like to consider, we'll order them at no cost or obligation to you.


Eye Glass - Eye Care in Rutland, VT
In the column below you'll find brief explanations of the types of lenses available to you. You may not be aware of this information and these options, of which any one could increase your comfort seeing or your sight for the better.

emPOWER! lenses are electronically operated and the latest technology in eyewear. emPOWER! are lenses that activate with the swipe of your finger or a slight tilt of your head to instantly focus on whatever you happen to be looking at. Incredible and hard to believe? YES! So much so, that we are dedicating a complete page on this site to emPOWER!

Transition lenses can be inserted into any frame in virtually any prescription. Molecules in the lenses are activated by the sun and expand to a darkened hue. Once out of the sun, transition lenses deactivate. The molecules shrink and the lenses revert to clear.

No glare lenses can be inserted into any frame in virtually any prescription. Reducing the glare from lights of any kind, no glare lenses considerably increase the comfort of your night driving. They can also reduce eye fatigue by minimizing the reflections from your computer, smart phones and over head lights. No glare lenses come with the added advantage of being almost invisible to others because they are so clear and non-reflective.
Polarized lenses can be inserted into most any frame in almost all prescriptions. Polarized lenses block the blinding reflective glare from the suns. They create a filter though the glare. Polarized lens are always dark and come in a variety of colors. They offer 100% UV protection. Polarized lenses enhance your visual acuity, color contrast and comfort.

Progressive lenses contain multi prescriptions offering close-up to distance and correction anywhere in between. They are a great way to see clearly at any distance, and you may get them with transition lenses, no glare and even polarized.

Drivewear lenses merge transitions and polarization into one pair of sunglasses. They provide 3 shades for the best color contrast, visual acuity and comfort for the lighting situation. Drivewear lenses are always tinted and change, barely noticeable by the wearer, when exposed whether in UV light, or overcast, daylight or bright light conditions. Polarized, they always cut any blinding glare; all adding comfort to your driving.

Chemistrie clip-on can give you the ability to have a polarized, magnetic clip so seamless that no one will know you are wearing one. Once the clip-on nears your eyeglass frame, it swiftly moves into place, creating polarized sunglasses. Also available, using the same technology, are 3-D lens clip-ons for viewing movies. And more, there are clip-ons to accommodate reading or computer use.

Trivex lenses are made from a new material that is much more durable then its predecessors. They are lite weight and impact resistant with great optical quality. Extremely tough when Triven lenses are inserted into a rimless frame, they are so durable they will withstand impacts more than any other lens material. Trivex is available in many different lens styles and designs making it available to virtually anyone.

Free form lens designs, with the aid of computers, are custom made based on your requirements that include your prescription, eye placement, frame dimensions, eye movement, visual needs, your life style and job, as well as how you will actually see through your new glasses.

Sports eye protection from Liberty Sports ”More than 600,000 eye injuries related to sports and recreation occur each year. Over 80% of children do not utilize protective eyewear in situations that represent an eye injury. Every 13 minutes a person with a sports related eye injury visits an ER and more than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with the use of appropriate protective eyewear. The American Academies of pediatrics and ophthalmology, and the American Public Health Association advise the use of protective eyewear. Baseball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer are just a few of the sports that should have protective eyewear.”


Contact Lens - Eye Care in Rutland, VT
Contact lenses are thin bowl shaped transparent discs that are positioned directly on your eyes, which allow you to see without the aid of your eyeglasses. Contact lenses come in all types of prescriptions and can fit almost anyone.

Even children can wear contact lenses. Most children can explore the option of wearing contact lenses around the age of 12 as long as they show responsibility and interest enough to cleanse them and properly care for them.

Many patients enjoy the feeling of being free from their eyeglasses at different times of the day or during specific activities. In recent years, the use of contact lenses have become quite versatile. Colored or specialty contact lenses are used to alter eye color or provide a unique appearance.

Since the contact lenses are positioned directly on your eye, the correct fit is essential to your eye health and vision. At Champlain Valley Eyecare, we require you to be properly fitted to your contacts by Dr. Aquistapace. You can expect a follow-up appointment to certify that you are positioning your contact lenses correctly and that your vision is as expected.
Once your contact lenses fitting process is complete, you may order lenses from us to meet your needs until your annual check up the following year.
We're eager to serve you and to answer any of your questions, so please don't hesitate to give us a call or to stop in to see us.


Girl with Sunglass - Eye Care in Rutland, VT
  • Sunglasses add comfort to our time out-of-doors by blocking the reflective glare from the sun that becomes extremely noticeable around glass, water, shiny surfaces, snow, sand, or light colored buildings and pavements.

  • Sunglasses can provide us with UV protection to block the harmful rays of the sun; rays which can otherwise contribute to skin cancer and speed the process of cataract formation.

  • Sunglasses can enhance our visual acuity, color contrast and comfort.

  • And yes, we're all aware that sunglasses do make a meaningful fashion statement!
At Champlain Valley Eyecare, we fully appreciate how important it is for you to be able to see crisply and clearly in the out-of-doors for work or relaxation. We take pride in our large selection and our expertise in guiding you through the process of choosing the most beneficial and appropriate sunglasses for your needs. We will also help you choose those that are most flattering to your style, coloring, and the shape of your face.
You may not know that we also carry all types of sporting specialty sunglasses from hunting to deep sea fishing and those that will help you see “the types of green/grass” better on the golf course, and much more.