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LENS INFORMATION

Single Vision Lenses:

A single vision lens is an extremely common lens type because the lens has the same focal power throughout the entire lens. These lenses can be used to enhance your vision for reading or distance and corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

Progressive Lenses:

Progressive lenses are unique in that they have multiple prescriptions within the lens. These lenses are perfect for individuals who do not want to switch between multiple pairs of glasses. They are also perfect for individuals who do not like the visible and annoying line on bi focal glasses. Progressive lenses were created with natural vision in mind and they achieve just that. The prescription gradually increases in strength from the top of the lens where the distance prescription is located toward the bottom of the lens were the reading prescription is located.

Bifocal Lenses:

Bifocal lenses can be distinguished from other eyeglass lenses by the visible line at the bottom of the lens. This line is the border between the distance and reading prescriptions of the lens and is the simple solution to having 1 pair of eyeglasses. Like progressive lenses, bifocals allow for 2 different prescriptions in one lens yet with bifocals there is noticeable change between these prescriptions.

 

LENS MATERIALS

Plastic (CR-39):

An extremely common lens type that is a safe and reliable alternative to glass lenses is plastic CR-39. Columbian Resin #39 is a plastic polymer that was introduced in the 1950’s. Plastic lenses transmit visible light and absorb ultraviolet light better then glass lenses, making plastic the preferred choice by optometrists. Due to the physical properties of plastic lenses they can provide a greater index of refraction that allows these lenses to correct a multitude of vision irregularities.

Polycarbonate:

Polycarbonate lenses are arguably the #1 recommended lenses by optometrists and opticians practicing today. These lenses are often 20% thinner and lighter than plastic CR-39 lenses and have far better optical properties. This lens is a necessity for children’s glasses and for any individual that lives an active lifestyle because polycarbonate lenses are extremely impact resistant. Therefore these lenses are recommended to people with very strong prescriptions, sports players, kids, anyone who wants something light weight and all individuals who are safety conscious.

High Index:

High Index lenses are a special type of lens that is typically used for stronger prescriptions in order to minimize the thickness of the lens. With non-high index lenses, the stronger the prescription, the thicker the lens needs to be in order to refract visible light into the eye. High index lenses feature a higher index of refraction so that light can have increased refraction with out increased thickness lens material. The thinner the material the lighter the lens and this is a must have for anyone with a strong prescription. Overall these lenses are great for strong prescriptions, they are durable and cosmetically more acceptable. Say goodbye to heavy lenses that magnify your eyes and say hello to high index!

SPECIAL LENSES

Non-Glare:

The problem with basic eyeglass lenses is the amount of reflection and glare that passes through the lens into the wearer’s eyes. To block the glare, a metal oxide coating is applied while the lenses are being created. With this coating in place reflections from fluorescent lights, headlights, streetlights, computer screens, along with all other sources of reflection are blocked from entering your eyes. Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings serve many purposes, from promoting healthy vision to enhancing your physical appearance. Non-Glare lenses allow an increased amount of light to enter the eyes, which enhances vision when the individual is in a low light setting. Arguably the best feature of Non-Glare lenses is their cosmetic enhancements. Without AR coatings, any individual who looks at a glasses wearer will see reflections on the lenses, a barrier from seeing these person’s eyes. With an AR coating your eyeglass lens, people will see your beautiful eyes when they look at you and not a reflection or glare from the surrounding area.

Scratch Resistance:

Although scratch resistant coatings do not make a lens “scratch proof” these coatings drastically improve the lenses resistance to scratches.

Polarized Lenses:

When it comes to eliminating glare, polarized lenses are the way to go. The words “polarized sunglasses” are often thrown around yet not many people understand what polarized lenses are really all about. Most people know the basics; polarized lenses offer superior sun protection. Yet there is much more to these technologically advanced and reliable lenses.
Polarized lenses are ideal for anyone who spends time outdoors or drives a car. Bikers, fisherman, golfers, basketball players, baseball players, snowboarders, roofers, construction workers, police officers, mail workers and of course the average Joe should consider investing in a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses. If you care about your eyes and protecting your vision, polarized sunglasses are the best choice.
Eliminating glare from your eyesight will cut down on headaches, and will make it easier to drive in the sunlight. It can drastically improve your ability in sports, but overall polarized lenses are essential to maintain healthy eyesight.

DIGITAL LENSES:

Digital lens processing offers a higher level of precision when creating the lens and also opens up the possibility to create extremely unique and versatile lenses in terms of shape and prescription. This is thanks to the equipment used to create the lens. By using processing equipment that requires the measure, analysis and computation of lens data in the form of numerical digits, both surfaces of a lens can be directly surfaced with a high level of accuracy. With this improved level of precision a patient will experience a more comfort in their prescription and a greater level of satisfaction. In the end, we can compare a regular lens to a tube television and a digital lens to a plasma flat panel television. Due to the manufacturing process, a digital lens allows for more peripheral vision and a sharper picture.

 

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