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We specialize in single vision lenses, lined bifocals, lined trifocals, round bifocals, no-line progressive lenses and office lenses. We would love to help you figure out which one would best work for you. The lens index materials that we use are CR-39 (plastic), Trivex, 1.67 and 1.74 and in some cases polycarbonate. Certain prescriptions and frames require high index materials.

Digital high definition lenses give the best vision possible and protect against harmful blue light. By utilizing this technology we can offer you much sharper vision with better clarity, less aberrations, better peripheral vision, improved contrast sensitivity, and less glare at night. Available in single vision and no line progressive and office lenses and many more in clear and sunglass form. Some of the brands we carry include:

  • BluTech
  • Shamir Intelligence
  • EyeZen
  • Crizal
  • Transitions

 

If you have presbyopia and sit in front of a computer all day you may want to try the Shamir Computer or Workspace lenses. They are made specifically for the computer with a nice wide area with plenty of room to look straight ahead at your computer, no more sore neck! The bottom area of the lens is to see print up close or the keyboard, and the very top of the lens is to see the clock on the wall or someone walking towards you for instance. These are not made to see distance, so therefore take them off when you are done at the computer. Please come in and see us, we’d love to teach you about these lenses, and don’t forget about adding the BLUTECH to your office lenses.

BLUTECH:

BLUTECH lenses are the newest rage and we think they will catch on to a lot of our patients who care about the health of their eyes whether young or old. If you encounter any of these blue light emitters, the sun, desktop computers, smart phones, televisions, gaming consoles, tablet computers or having a hard time sleeping at night, tired eyes, fatigue, difficulty staying focused, headaches, etc. than this might be your answer. Science has proven exposure to high energy blue light damages your eyes and negatively impacts your overall health. Patients who have worn them say they have more relaxed vision, significant reduction in eye strain and fatigue, dramatic sleep improvement. Please don’t forget about your children, as they are using their tablets at home and in school, and they are being affected also. These BLUTECH lenses are available in prescription single vision form and no line progressive and office lenses, also available in Plano (no prescription) glasses and polarized sunglasses.  In sunglass form you can see your instrument panel in your car and read your digital device outdoors.

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Polarized lenses:

We highly recommend polarized lenses for sunglasses, as these lenses have 100% UV protection and will help with glare from the bright sun outdoors, as well as the blinding glare from snow in the winter. Outdoor enthusiasts benefit the most from polarized sunglasses because you see so much clearer with the elimination of glare. These lenses are great for driving, fishing, biking, jogging, golfing, walking, skiing, boating and just about everything outdoors. For the patients who are very light sensitive indoors will also appreciate polarized lenses. You can also get the mirror coating for your sunglasses for the sportier look.

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Transitions lenses:

Transitions lenses are the lenses that turn darker outside, and they come in four different colors, grey, brown and graphite green, as well as XTRActive grey. These also have 100% UV protection. Transitions lenses reduce glare and enhance contrast while minimizing eye strain and fatigue. They adjust automatically, you may not even notice the lenses changing. They do not work well behind the car windshield though, since windshields also block UV rays, so therefore you may want to consider sunglasses as a second pair for driving. Transitions lenses are available in single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and no line progressives.

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We have non-prescription sunglasses in polarized and non-polarized lenses and we have bifocal sunglass readers. We sell the brand name “Fitovers” that are polarized sunglasses that are made to be worn over your clear glasses or you can wear them like sunglasses. We have a wide selection of polarized clip-ons and we carry ophthalmic frames that have a magnetic clip on.

Non-glare coatings:

There are different coatings that can be applied to your lenses. Crizal is the brand that we like to use as it reduces glare from nighttime driving, overhead lighting, etc. overall it just helps your see things sharper and clearer as it lets more light in, and as an added plus there is a scratch coating built in. For the patients that are light sensitive this would not be something for you.

To keep your lenses from scratches, always put them in a protective case when you are not wearing them. Never clean your lenses without rinsing them with a cleaning solution or water first and dry them with a microfiber cloth or cleaning cloth, never use any paper towel, Kleenex, or napkin, as these can scratch your lenses.

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