Lens Design Options

DESIGNS:

Single Vision — Contains either a single near or far vision prescription, depending on whether you are nearsighted or farsighted.

Bifocals — Combines near (reading a map) and far (driving a vehicle) prescriptions in one lens, with a visible line separating the two fields of vision.

Trifocals — Provides clear vision at three distances–far, intermediate, and near. There are two visible lines separating these three components of the lens.

Progressives — Often the most desired multifocal lens since they do not contain visible lines. The prescription power is dispersed into three areas– distance (driving a vehicle), intermediate (viewing the dashboard), and near (reading a map), much like a trifocal.

MATERIALS:

Plastic — The most popular and economical lens material, available in almost every lens design.

Polycarbonate — The most impact resistant material, commonly used for sports, safety, and children’s eyewear. Thinner and lighter than plastic lenses, polycarbonate provides 100% UV eye protection from harmful UV rays.

High Index Plastics — Have the ability to be substantially thinner than plastic lenses, cosmetically more appealing, and are generally more expensive than standard plastic and polycarbonate lenses. Most include 100% UV protection.

Trivex — Newest lens material on the market. Trivex material provides the optical quality that optimizes corrective prescriptions and helps to reduce eye strain. Lenses made with Trivex material are ultra-light for ultimate comfort; Trivex material is one of the lightest lens materials on the planet. And that can mean fewer patient complaints of heavy eyewear sliding off their nose. Unlike other lens materials, Trivex material blends the benefits of lightness and thinness, often resembling the thinness of a high index lens, but weighing even less than polycarbonate. Trivex also provides high impact resistance, helping to protect your eyes from unexpected injuries especially in sports and high-risk work environments. It is also provides 100% UV protection.

TREATMENTS:

Transitions ® Lenses — Are clear indoors, but darken automatically when you go outside.

Polarized Sunglass Lenses — Reduce glare and provide protection from harmful UV rays.

Anti-Reflective Coating — Reduces glare from lights while driving at night; decreases eye strain related to glare from computer screens; cosmetically look more appealing as they reduce surface glare from your lenses

Anti-Scratch Coating — Provides a warranty to protect against the tendency for your spectacle lenses to scratch.