Specialty Eyewear

One pair of eyeglasses rarely covers all of the demands placed on our eyes in both our work and play environments. Each activity or task creates a unique set of visual challenges that can easily be solved with custom specialty eyewear suited to your individual needs.

Scuba Masks & Swim Goggles

Are you tired of not being able to see underwater when you snorkel, scuba dive, or swim? Alvernon Optical is the only place in Tucson that can custom-make dive mask or swim goggle lenses with your exact prescription. For most masks or goggles!

Single vision, bifocals, or other specializations – our Tucson lab can custom-make lenses for your dive mask or swim goggles in almost ANY prescription at very affordable prices. And we guarantee the lenses will not demount for the life of the mask.

It’s time to see all that great underwater scenery you’ve been missing!

Computer & Occupational Glasses

If you’re like 80 percent of all Americans who work or play on a computer, or if you work in an occupation that requires focusing for long periods on small tasks in a small environment, chances are, you probably suffer from headaches, blurred vision or general fatigue on occasion…

Quite often, these symptoms can be easily corrected with a pair of specialty glasses designed specifically for the work or task you’re performing.

Golf & Tennis Glasses

Alvernon Optical offers a selection of eyeglasses specifically designed for golf and tennis. The lenses in these sunglasses provide a unique balance of target and background brightness.

This added contrast allows golf or tennis balls to stand out more clearly against the background, while reducing glare. After all, if you can see better, you’ll most likely play better too!

Safety Glasses

According to the Department of Health, more than 2000 eye injuries occur each day, which is why so many jobs require the use of OSHA approved Safety glasses. Whether you need prescription or non-prescription glasses for your job or hobby, Alvernon Optical can provide the exact type of protection and clarity of vision you need.

It is estimated that over 90% of all eye injuries are preventable by using proper safety eyewear, so always protect your precious vision with a pair of Safety glasses whether you’re at work or play.

Sports Glasses

Sports glasses improve safety and performance while enhancing the enjoyment of your favorite sport or activity.

Whether you need glasses that fit comfortably under a bike helmet. Or glasses that protect your eyes from impact, dust or debris without fogging, Alvernon Optical offers a wide variety of designs, colors and lens options.


No matter what type of work you do, Alvernon Optical can create custom lenses for almost any occupation, hobby, or safety requirement.

One of our Licensed Opticians will work closely with you to understand your job requirements, and how best to meet your unique visual needs.

Cycling & Motorcycling Glasses

If you ride a bike or motorcycle, you know that your eyes are constantly subjected to wind, sun, dust, and glare…

Not to mention road debris and bugs… So when you ride hard, your eyewear better be up to the task! Specially designed with rubber nose and temple grips, good cycling glasses won’t slip when you work up a sweat and they’re available with lenses that darken in bright sun, or with polarized lenses to enhance color and cut through glare.

Cycling glasses are a great way to protect your eyes while improving your vision and Alvernon Optical has a great selection of light weight, impact resistant cycling glasses that provide optimum visual clarity and maximum peripheral vision.

Some models are even available with a patented “facial cavity seal” that blocks out wind and dust, so eye fatigue, tears, and “dry eye” are greatly reduced. Our staff has in-depth training in sport eyewear and will find the best solution for your optical needs..

Other Specialty Glasses

  • Clip-On Sunglasses
  • Artists Glasses
  • Opera Glasses
  • Make-Up Glasses
  • Magnifiers
  • TV Glasses
  • Shaving Glasses