Popular Lens Options
wearers have many lens options available to them that will enhance their
comfort and provide added vision benefits. The listing below details some of
the most popular options and explains how they can help you experience the
best results from your new eyeglasses. Talk to your eye care professional
today to find out more!
High-Index lenses are comprised of a dense material, resulting in
thinner and lighter lenses than those produced from plastic. High Index
lenses are especially useful to those with strong prescriptions,
creating eyeglasses that are comfortable to wear without the awkward
look of thick lenses.
Plastic Photosensitive Lenses:
Plastic Photosensitive lenses are light-sensitive and darken when they
are exposed to ultraviolet rays. Often referred to as Transition®
lenses or Photochromic lenses, these lenses provide the wearer
protection from the harmful effects of the sun.
Polarized Lenses: Polarized lenses are used in
sunglasses and provide wearers with a filter to eliminate the glare
experienced from reflective surfaces, such as water or the road's surface.
Polarized lenses are also capable of being worn indoors to protect
light-sensitive individuals from light exposure. These lenses are
recommended for patients with eye conditions such as cataracts and age
related macular degeneration.
Polycarbonate lenses are comprised of a lightweight impact-
resistant material and are used where eye safety is a concern.
Additionally, Polycarbonate lenses provide protection from the sun's UV
rays. Popular uses include safety eyewear, sports protective eyewear and
Coating: Although no eyeglasses are completely scratch proof,
Scratch-Resistant Coating does provide lenses with a harder surface
that resists scratches. Scratch-Resistant coating is a must for
Anti-Reflective Coating reflects light off the lens surface,
providing wearers with a reduction in glare and eye fatigue.
Anti-Reflective coating is especially helpful when driving after dark and
working on a computer.
Ultraviolet Coating provides sun protection for the wearer's eyes, blocking
harmful ultraviolet light. Too much exposure to the sun can result in eye
damage including cataracts and retinal damage.
Progressive Lenses: Progressive lenses provide
continuous progression of lens powers between multifocal lenses,
resulting in many lens powers to facilitate all viewing distances.
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