Lens Options

Choosing the right glasses is crucial. It’s as important to your vision health as it is to your lifestyle. That’s why we’re here to help you make the perfect choice. With our qualified staff of opticians, we are educated on what frame and lens style will best fit your needs.

Our local laboratory has the ability to fabricate new lenses and frame repairs, extending to you quick, efficient service. We offer all types of lenses and lens materials and coatings for best optical performance.

You may be considering a second pair for dress, casual, sports wear, or office use. We offer a 20% discount on any second pair if purchased with 90 days of your prescription eyewear purchase.

We welcome you to bring in your glasses for an adjustment or repair at any time without an appointment to keep your eye wear in best fitting condition!

Lens Designs

Single vision

This all-purpose lens is available in all materials and can be used for either distance or near vision correction

Multifocals

Multifocals will be suggested when both distance and near correction are needed together in a single lens

Progressives (No-line)

Progressive lenses correct for far (driving a vehicle), intermediate (viewing the dashboard), and near (reading a map) vision all in one lens.  Because there is no visible line, progressives have the appearance of single-vision lenses and are, therefore, the most cosmetically desirable multifocal.  Progressives are available in all lens materials.

Bifocals

Bifocals provide both far (driving) and near (reading a map) correction in one lens.

Trifocals

Trifocals are basically progressive lenses with visible lines.  The majority of the lens is for distance viewing, while the center portion is divided into intermediate and near-viewing segments.

Thinner, flatter lenses

Thinner, flatter lenses are recommended when a prescription is either “high-minus,” meaning lenses are thicker at the outer edges, or “high-plus,” when lenses are thicker in the middle.  Flatter lenses inhance lens appearance by reducing edge or center thickness.  They are lighter weight and can provide edge-to-edge visual clarity by utilizing an aspheric or atoric design.

Aspheric and Atoric

Aspheric and Atoric offers less magnification or minification of the eyes, as well as in images viewed.  Edge-to-edge visual clarity means that as the eyes move, vision will remain clear rather than “blur out” when the viewer looks away from the center of the lens.

Specialty Lenses

Specialty lenses are recommended when certain work-related and hobby or other recreational uses require task-specific viewing for the best visual protection and/or performance.

Industrial/occupational lenses

Special occupational designs allow dispensers to customize lenses for virtually any occupational or hobby visual and/or safety requirement.  Be sure to discuss with your dispenser the tasks you do at work, and also what you do in your spare time.

Computer lenses

If you’re viewing a computer video display terminal (VDT) for more than two hours a day, you may need variable focus lenses.  These lenses help correct vision for the specified length of your eye to the computer screen and the immediate vicinity.  A variety of computer-specific lenses include special filters, tints, and anti-reflective properties.

Sports lenses

come in many designs, colors, and treatments for every sport.  Safety is key with sports eyewear, so tough high impact resistant lenses are most commonly recommended.

Polarized lenses

are available in non-prescription and prescription sunglasses as well as sunglass clips.  Polarized lenses reduce the glare coming from objects you are viewing, such as a wet street, windshield, oncoming cars and snow.  Fishermen find that polarized lenses provide significant vision improvement in lakes and rivers on sunny days.

Photochromic lenses

darken and lighten according to light exposure.  If the wearer is in the sun, photochromics darken.  If indoors, the lenses are light.  Photochromic lenses are available in virtually all lens materials and lens designs.  Ask your eyecare professional for a demonstration.

Lens Treatments

UV protection

The sun’s ultraviolet rays pose potential harm to your eyes.  UV protection on lenses accomplishes the same thing as sunscreen lotion on your skin—it shields your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.  Plastic and glass lenses may require UV coating, while high-index and high impact resistant lenses provide UV protection inherently in the lens material.

Scratch resistance coatings

recommended to protect lenses from everyday wear-and-tear.  Some materials, such as high impact resistant, high-index lenses, and several new plastic lens designs, include scratch protection.

Anti-Reflective Coating

Lenses with an anti-reflective (AR) coating not only improve your vision, but they improve your appearance by reducing unwanted light reflection.  They help reduce eye fatigue in all situations, particularly while viewing computer screens and driving at night.

Lens Types

CR 39 (Plastic)

Lightweight, durable and impact resistant, it is a practical material that dyes and coats well.

Polycarbonate

A great choice for children and active adults, polycarbonate is virtually shatterproof and provides 100% ultraviolet protection. Thinner and lighter they are comfortable and attractive.

Trivex

This lens is a new plastic material that is serving as the new polycarbonate. It is optically superior providing crisp, clear vision and unsurpassed impact resistance. Trivex  is noticeably thinner and lighter, easily tinted and provides 100 % ultraviolet protection.

High Index

High-index technology creates a thinner profile for those with strong prescriptions.  These lenses are more comfortable as wells as cosmetically desirable, as high-index glass or plastic usually is lighter in weight than standard glass or plastic lenses.  They provide durability, scratch resistance and ultraviolet protection.

Glass

Glass offers superior optics and the best scratch-resistance.  However, glass lenses must be specially treated for impact resistance and can be heavier to wear than other lens materials.