Lens Choices

Take a moment to understand a few of your optic lens choices that will make a difference in both visual comfort and your ability to see clearly.

Below we skim the surface of the range of lenses available in today's market. There are so many options available to each customer. Pop in to us and discuss your needs further.

  • Lens coatings can enhance the performance and appearance of your eyeglass lenses. If you are thinking about purchasing new eyeglasses, here are lens coatings and treatments you should consider.
  • Scratch-Resistant Coating: No eyeglass lenses — not even glass lenses — are scratch-proof. However, lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching, whether it's from dropping your glasses on the floor or occasionally cleaning them with a paper towel. Kids' lenses, especially, benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat.
  • Anti-Reflective Coating: Anti-reflective coating (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your glasses.
  • High Index Lenses: High-index lenses are the right choice if you want thinner, lighter lenses and eyeglasses that are as attractive and comfortable as possible. Thinner, lighter high-index lenses are especially recommended if you have a strong prescription for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

  • Single Vision: A Lens which has same power throughout.
  • Bi-focal: The lens which has got two powers, one is for distance vision and another is for near vision). The term itself means that it has two focal points.
  • Some time after age 40, you will begin to notice the symptoms of presbyopia, including that feeling that your arms "aren't long enough" to hold a newspaper or magazine at a position where you can read it clearly.
  • If you already wear prescription glasses, this generally means you will need to begin wearing multifocal lenses to continue to see clearly at all distances.
  • While most presbyopes these days choose line-free progressive lenses, conventional bifocals and trifocals have some advantages over progressives. In particular, bifocal and trifocal lenses usually provide wider lens areas for reading and computer work than progressive lenses.
  • Progressive: Progressive lenses are also called Multifocal or Varifocal lenses. These are the closest to natural vision. A progressive lens provides a smooth transition from distance through intermediate to near, with all the in-between corrections included as well.
  • Why progressive lenses? You may be maturing, but "mature" doesn't have to mean "old." If you are in your 40s (or older) and are having trouble reading fine print with your glasses, progressive lenses offer a younger-looking appearance and other advantages over the lined bifocal lenses.
  • In addition to cosmetic advantages, progressive multifocal lenses provide a more natural correction of presbyopia than bifocal or trifocal prescription eyeglasses.
  • Instead of having just two or three lens powers like bifocals or trifocals, progressive lenses are true "multifocal" lenses that provide a seamless progression of many lens powers for all viewing distances.
  • With progressive lenses, you can look up to see clearly across the room and in the distance. You also can look ahead to view your computer in the intermediate zone and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably through the near zone of the lenses.
  • And it's easy to adapt to today's modern progressive lenses.

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