Your lenses are the most important part of your glasses! Our staff can help recommend the best lens for you to optimize your visual needs and lifestyle. Some of these options include thin and light lenses, Transitions®, anti-reflective lenses, and customized tinting. We also offer several types of progressives (no-line multifocal lenses) for our presbyopic patients.
We make glasses here everyday! Most simple single vision prescriptions can be made within an hour or so depending on lens inventory. More complex prescriptions such as high index, bifocals, and progressives can be usually be available within a couple of days.
Today the world isn't just digital, it is high definition! Now your glasses can be too! Unlike conventional lenses, every Digital Lens is perfect, consistent and computer engineered to provide you with the clearest vision possible.
Digital lenses are custom made for you and your frame of choice and are available to you in a variety of lens designs and materials such as Polycarbonate, High Index, Progressives and Transitions. These lenses are ideal for those patients who have been unsuccessful with progressive lenses in the past. By combining each patient's unique measurements and this new technology, digitally surfaced progressive lenses provide wider fields of vision in all zones and virtually eliminate peripheral distortions and "swim".
You'll notice the difference the second you put them on!
For many years, CR-39 plastic has been the standard lens material for eyeglasses. Plastic lenses are half the weight of glass lenses, have better ultraviolet (UV) light protection, are less prone to shattering, and can be tinted more easily. With an added scratch-resistant coating, they are nearly as resistant to scratches as glass lenses.
Polycarbonate was one of the first "thinner, lighter" lens materials. Polycarbonate lenses are lighter than CR-39 plastic lenses. The most important feature of polycarbonate lenses is their impact resistance. Polycarbonate lenses are 10 times more impact-resistant than glass or regular plastic lenses, making them the preferred choice for safety glasses and eye wear for children and adults who desire lightweight, protective lenses.
High Index Lenses
High index plastic is a term used to describe a variety of plastic lens materials that are thinner and lighter than regular CR-39 plastic. These thin lenses come in a wide range of choices to make those thicker lenses as thin as possible. Today's high index plastic lenses sold in the United States range in refractive index from 1.54 to 1.74. One of the most popular high index lens materials has a refractive index of 1.67. Lenses of this material are about 50% thinner than lenses made of standard CR-39 plastic.
Transitions are a photochromic lens that automatically changes from clear (indoors) to dark (outdoors) in just a few seconds. They block both UVA and UVB. These lenses offer superior comfort and convenience all in one pair of glasses. They are available in single vision, bifocals, progressives, polycarbonate and high index lenses.
Progressive lenses are commonly referred to as "No Line Bifocals". Progressive lenses are the closest to how natural vision is before the onset of presbyopia that you can get in a pair of prescription glasses. They are more than just a defined near and distance correction in one lens. Rather, progressives provide a smooth transition from distance through intermediate to near, with all the in-between corrections included as well. This constant graduation of the prescription means that you can look up to see in the distance, look ahead to view your computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably close up.
Anti-Reflective (or Anti-Glare) lenses improve both the vision through the lenses and the appearance of the glasses. Layers of filters on these lenses allow light to pass through the lens instead of bouncing back out as reflection. The result is that you'll see a reduction in glare, annoying reflections and halos around lights. This is a great safety benefit especially when you're driving at night. Also, anti-reflective lenses reduce both internal and external reflections on the lenses themselves, creating a nicer cosmetic appearance, making your lenses look almost invisible.
Blue light is known to cause short-term discomfort & serious long term damage to your eyes. Short term effects may include eye strain, headaches, physical & mental fatigue; while prolonged exposure to blue light may cause retinal damage & contribute to age related macular degeneration. Blue blocking lenses help protect your eyes from harmful blue-violet light in everyday surroundings including sunlight, indoor lighting & most digital screens.
Polarized lenses are used in sunglasses to reduce glare from reflective surfaces such as the surface of a lake or the hood of a car. They accomplish this feat through a process called polarization, much like a venetian blind controls sunlight through a window. These lenses are 100% UVA and UVB protected and are the lens of choice for driving, boating and all sunny outdoor activities.