Think Lenses First.
There is real innovation with new lens technology available to you! Modern materials and optical science lets you to see the world more clearly, more comfortably and much more completely. Did you know that when most people get a new pair of eyeglasses, they spend over 80% of their time selecting their frames?
Fashion is important! At The Eyeglass Shop, we know that fashion, style and just feeling good about your new eyewear really matter! But seeing well should be as important to you as fashion. Your eyeglass frames make a statement about you and your world – your lenses should make as strong a statement about how you see it! And for that, you need a friendly, knowledgeable guide – we’re at your service!
Lens Options Designs:
- Single Vision – This all-purpose lens is available in all materials, and can be used for either distance or near vision correction.
- Multifocals – will be suggested when both distance and near correction are needed together in a single lens. Multifocal lenses have many new variations:
- No-line progressives – 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 – provide both far (driving) and near (reading a map) correction in one lens.
- 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.
Photochromic/Transition Lens Options:
Sometimes called “comfort” lenses, these lenses darken and lighten according to light exposure. If the wearer is in the sun, the lenses darken, if indoors, the lenses are light. Since these lenses are activated by ultraviolet (UV) light, they do not darken inside of a car because most cars have UV protection built into the windshield. Photochromic lenses are made of glass. Transitions are made of plastic. Both types offer UV protection.
Lens Options Treatments:
- Anti-reflective coatings (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) is a microscopically thin multilayer coating that eliminates reflections from the front and back surface of eyeglass lenses. Anti-reflective coating also eliminates glare caused by light reflecting from your lenses. With reflections eliminated, lenses with AR coating provide better vision for night driving and more comfortable vision for reading and computer use.
- Scratch-resistant coatings – Scratches lenses distract and affect your ability to see clearly! Many modern eyeglass lenses have built in scratch resistant coating including high-index lenses and lenses made of polycarbonate. As kids are rougher on eyeglasses, kid’s eyeglasses gain from a scratch-resistant hard coating for greater durability.
- UV protection – We now know that cumulative exposure to UV radiation is bad for the health of your eyes! Exposure to ultra-violet radiation has been associated with age-related eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. The Eyeglass Shop strongly encourages choosing lenses that block both 100% of both UVA and UVB to slow down the damaging effects of UV radiation. Most high-index plastic lenses and most sunglasses have 100 percent UV protection built-in.
- Polarized lenses – are the top pick for eliminating glare. Hunters, boaters and fishermen, golfers, and drivers are a few who benefit from polarized lens’ glare-cutting properties. Any surface can create glare in sunlight, including water, sand, snow, windows, and vehicles. Polarized lenses come in several color and density options.
- Tinted lenses – the majority of lenses can be tinted from light to very dark. Tints for sun lenses are usually medium to dark shades, and can be solid through the whole lens, or gradient, darker on top fading to lighter or clear at the bottom of the lens. Tints also come in a rainbow of color options.