Our optical staff will make a lifestyle assessment to allow them to recommend the best lens design to fit your needs. Our doctors will often request a particular style of material based on their exam and the opticians will work with them to ensure ocular health. Some of the common designs and materials are listed below for easy reference.
Single Vision – This all purpose lens is used for either near or distance correction.
Bifocals – This provides for both near and far correction in one lens with a visible line.
Trifocals – These lenses have distinct lines with the top portion made for distance, a middle segment for intermediate distances (such as a computer) and a reading segment at the bottom.
No-line progressives – Because there is no visible line, progressive lenses have the appearance of single vision lenses and are the most cosmetically desirable type of bifocal. They offer a gradual correction from the far vision, to an intermediate zone (arms length) all the way to the reading area. When fit and adjusted properly, these are very comfortable and practical.
Anti-reflective lenses – Glare from oncoming headlights, street lights and traffic lights can make nighttime driving uncomfortable and even dangerous. Likewise, computer users are often annoyed by distracting reflections not only from the screen, but also from overhead lights. Anti-reflective lenses help reduce the eye fatigue and glare caused by these situations. Eliminating these reflections improves your vision. These lenses are clear and you'll experience sharper clearer vision in all of your everyday activities.
Polycarbonate – These lightweight lenses are impact resistant and offer protection for children, active adults and for occupational safety.
Trivex Lenses – These lightweight lenses are impact resistant and offer protection for children and active adults. Trivex lenses provide exceptional visual acuity, are tintable and available in photochromics.
Photochromic lenses – This type of lens darkens and lightens according to light exposure. When worn in the sun, the photochromic lens darkens. While indoors, the lenses are light. These are available in many lens designs and materials.
Polarized Sun Lenses – Seeing the world with the naked eye is dangerous. UV is invisible, but unavoidable. Glare reflects off of surfaces like water, snow, sand and roads. The damage from UV can cause premature aging of the eye and even cataracts. It's not enough to wear sunglasses that just reduce brightness. Polarized lenses improve vision by reducing glare and eliminating UV light.
Computer Lenses – Today, most people are computer users. Many suffer from computer vision syndrome and its associated orthopedic complications. Specialty computer lenses provide corrected intermediate vision for computer and indoor use, as well as correction for near point work. With the addition of an antireflective treatment, patients can safely and comfortably enjoy this lifestyle lens in a variety of occupations.