The latest Hi-Definition lens technology.
Single Vision Lenses
Single Vision lenses have the same focal power throughout, from top to bottom. They can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these disorders. Most people who wear glasses before the age of 40 have single vision lenses.
Line Free Progressive Lenses
Until recently, bifocal eyeglasses had a line going across the lens. Now there are a number of variations on the theme. All work the same way, by reserving part of the lens for near-vision correction. The rest of the lens can be used for distance vision correction or can have no correction at all. Multifocal literally means “having more than one focus,” so bifocal and trifocal lenses are actually types of multifocal lenses. In addition to bifocal and trifocal lenses, the other multifocal is a progressive addition (no-line bifocal) lens that increases in power from top to bottom. Progressive lenses have no clear dividing lines as the focus changes from bottom to top. They have become popular in recent years because they look like single vision glasses.
Lined Bifocal & Trifocal Lenses
Bifocal lenses have two parts: an upper part normally used for distance vision and a lower part used for near-vision tasks such as reading. Trifocal lenses have three different focus areas: the top for distance vision, the center for intermediate vision, and the bottom for near vision. After the age of 40, many people develop a condition called presbyopia, a deterioration in the ability of the eye’s natural lens to expand or contract in order to focus on close objects. People with presbyopia need a special lens for reading, which can become cumbersome when one is trying to do near-sighted and far-sighted tasks at the same time. For this reason, Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals so that he would not need to switch glasses when reading. These lenses serve the same purpose today.
Photochromic lenses are lenses that darken on exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Once the UV is removed (for example by walking indoors), the lenses will gradually return to their clear state. Photochromic lenses may be made of polycarbonate or other plastics.
Polarized lenses block the glare, reflections and harmful UV from sunlight and man made light sources. They are tinted at all times and are available in gray and G15 colors. These lenses are recommended for outdoor activity as they offer the best clarity around water, snow, golf greens and tennis courts. Polarized lenses may be made of polycarbonate
We offer popular options for lenses including a variety of coatings that can make eyeglasses more comfortable and functional.
– UV protective lenses keep the eyes safe from ultraviolet sun rays which have been shown to cause cataracts and certain disease of the eyes. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, UV protection is a very good idea for the long-term health of your vision and eyes
– Mirror coating on lenses reduces the amount of heat entering one’s eyes but can also affect visual acuity
– Anti-reflective (A-R) coatings are metallic oxide coatings that are applied to the lens surface to reduce reflections from the front lens surface and eliminate reflections from the back
– Scratch-resistant coatings are applied to the front and back surfaces of lenses to protect against accidental scratching and to improve durability
No matter what kind of lens you need, our Opticians can help you find the right ones. You can rely on the experience and quality of service our team has been providing for over 25 years.
Call 405-947-3937 for more information.