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Anti-Reflective Coating

Normal eyewear often creates glare, reflections, and “ghost images.” All of that can be eliminated  with an anti-glare lens.

What we see is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses. This produces glare. It also reduces the wearer’s visual acuity. In other words, the light reflection is both a cosmetic and visual problem.

Anti-reflective lenses increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. They make it  easier to see and easier for others to see you. These are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night.

All of our packaged products come with anti-glare and anti-scratch included!

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Progressive Lenses

No-line progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from focusing on nearby to focusing on  distant objects because they do not have a distinct line which separates the focusing powers.  Instead, a gradual change in power allows the wearer to focus on objects at all distances. Distant  objects are viewed through the upper portion of the lens, while near objects are viewed through  the middle or lower portion of the lens. These are also great for computer users. New technology  provides easier transition and adaptation for patients new to a progressive.

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High Index Lenses

High index materials are named because they have a higher index of light refraction. Basically, they can do the same job that glass or CR-39 does, but high index lenses are much thinner and lighter. With high index lenses, you can avoid having “soda bottle” lenses.

When learning about high index lenses, you may hear many unfamiliar numbers and terms. Here are a few things to remember.

  • Polycarbonate: The first and still the most popular high index plastic is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate was originally developed for fighter jet cockpits. It is very strong, very light, and resistant to scratches and breaking. Most sports lenses are made of polycarbonate.
  • Mid-Index: Other high index materials are classified by numbers. The higher the number, the thinner and
    lighter the lens. The lower numbers are classified as mid-index lenses. Mid-index lenses, such as 1.54, 1.56, and 1.57, are thinner than glass, and nearly as strong as CR-39.
  • High-Index: High index lenses, typically ranging from 1.53 to 1.74, are much thinner than regular glass or plastic. Talk with your doctor to decide which high index lens is right for you.

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Photochromics

If you have ever felt frustrated at needing both prescription   and prescription sun   to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic or Transition lenses.  Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic  molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the  wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.

There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can  customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others  darken in little or no direct light. Some are designed to darken while you are in the car to reduce  road glare while you are driving. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask your doctor what  options are available.

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Polarized Lenses

Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare, reducing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare.

Most glare comes from horizontal surfaces, so the light is “horizontally polarized.” Polarized lenses feature vertically-oriented “polarizers.” These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fisherman can eliminate the bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with other sunglasses, golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.

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Scratch Resistant Coating

If you wear any of the hard resin lenses, including high index you should consider getting a scratch resistant coating. Resins and plastics are more susceptible to scratches than glass. Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses as well as their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you don't have to worry so much about minor scratches on your lenses. Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a one-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches.

Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a one-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches.

All of our packaged products come with anti-glare and anti-scratch included!

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Specialty Lenses

We all have heard the phrase, “Different strokes for different folks.” Well, this also holds true  when it comes to selecting glasses. There are different lenses for just about everybody. No  matter what your particular need, there is probably a specialty lens designed for you.

For example, a specialty lens that is becoming increasingly useful is designed for computer  users. The lenses are designed to reduce Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, which is  characterized by headaches, eye strain, neck and back aches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and  double vision.

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Eyezen Lenses

Eyezen lenses are a technological advancement designed specifically for how you view all digital devices. Eyezen  lenses block harmful blue-violet light and are specially enhanced for screen usage. They help reduce  strain and keep your eyes relaxed and comfortable. Visit www.eyezenusa.com for more  information.

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Specialty Contacts

Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient, and with the latest advancements in technology, they are extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. Contact lenses are small lenses worn on the surface of the eye, or cornea, to correct vision.

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With the Solar Eclipse coming up on Monday, August 21st, we have gotten many questions regarding eclipse glasses and safety. We do not carry any eclipse glasses in our office. However, we wanted to provide our patients with detailed information on eclipse safety and places to find eclipse glasses. It is very important to protect your eyes during the eclipse, as even the s...

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We will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a great holiday!

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