Nordin Eye Center

Paintsville - Prestonsburg - Salyersville

We are pleased to welcome you to our optometry office. If you're looking for quality eye care with a personal touch, we hope you'll give us a call. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your family's optometric needs. We are conveniently located in Paintsville, Prestonsburg and Salyersville and would be delighted to have you as a patient.

Contact Us:
Paintsville: 606.788.0433
Prestonsburg: 606.886.6774
Salyersville: 606.349.2020


We understand how important it is to find the right frame with the perfect lens at the right price. That's why we have more than a thousand frames available to choose from. Whether you're looking for that special designer frame to stand out from the ordinary or the frame to match a small budget, you're sure to find something to please you. And, of course its not just the frames that makes a great pair of glasses. You need to choose the right lens and lens options as well. That's where our expert staff comes into play. They'll make sure you get glasses that not only look and fit good, but give you the best vision possible.

Lens Materials

The lenses are commonly called "plastic" lenses and are the most cost effective lens option. We recommend a scratch coating to insure adequate durability.

Polycarbonate Lenses
Polycarbonate lenses have emerged as a frequent go to lens for many opticals. While it is among the most impact resistant lenses made, it suffers from unusually large amounts of distortion making it less desirable as a lens choice.

This lens material offerds the impact resistance of polycarbonate without as much distortion. When thinner, durable lenses are a must this is a good choice.

Higher Index Lenses
In the last few years, newer lens materials have been developed that bend light more aggressively. These lenses require less curvature to get the same amount of focusing. The benefit with these lenses is that they can be dramatically thinner than conventional lenses of the same power. These are definitely the lens of choice for higher prescriptions.

Lens Designs

Single Vision
As the name implies, these are lenses providing a single focus. While this may imply simplicity in design, it should be noted that as with all other lenses, they come in a broad range of materials and can include design, tint and coating options that enhance function or appearance.

Perhaps no other lens carries more of a stigma as the dreaded bifocal. In reality, it is a lens that easily allows two prescriptions in the same lens... usually one for distance and the other for near. While rarely used these days, the traditional bifocal offers good vision at an affordable price when the prescription demands a multifocal correction. A more common multifocal lens is the progressive lens.

These are simply bifocals with an added segment for intermediate viewing. Again, progressive lenses are used far more than this lens design. Occasionally, patients request this lens for computer use, however, a better choice at the computer is the newer "COMPUTER LENSES".

The progressive lens is the multifocal lens of choice. Not only is it cosmetically better, but it also allows for continuous vision from far to near without having to avoid a seperating line found in traditional bifocals or trifocals. Historically, these lenses were plagued by small reading areas and peripheral distortion, but newer "FREE FORM" designs have minimized these problems.

Computer Glasses
Computers have changed the way most of us work. We no longer look down to a desk while working. Instead, we look across the desk to a glowing monitor. This changes everything visually. Our increased working distance combined with the elevation of the task off the desk makes traditional multifocals obsolete at the computer. Computer glasses are occupational glasses designed with intermediate viewing at the top of the lens and near viewing below. As a rule, computer lenses work best when combined with an anti-reflection coating.