Lens Options

FINISHES & MATERIALS:

 

GLASS

Glass was once the only option for lenses.  This material has become much less popular due to the availability of lighter, safer materials.


PLASTIC

Plastic is a very common choice for lenses because of its light weight, and the fact that it does not break as easily as glass.  Scratch resistant coating and ultra-violet protection are options available for this material.


HIGH INDEX PLASTIC

High Index Plastic Lenses are even thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses, and include scratch resistant coating and ultra-violet protection.


ASPHERIC STANDARD PLASTIC OR HIGH INDEX PLASTIC

Aspheric Standard Plastic or High Index Plastic l enses offer real advantages to those with a prescription that is so thick that it makes their eye look larger than normal.  The lenses are flatter, so they provide superior vision quality and do not magnify the eyes the way standard lenses do.


POLYCARBONATE

Polycarbonate material was developed for the space program.  It lends itself well to lenses for eyeglasses because it is even lighter and more shatter resistant than plastic.  Scratch resistant coating and ultra-violet protection are a part of this material.


TINTS AND COATINGS

Tinting and coating lenses can be beneficial for reducing glare from the computer screen, to make the light less bright for those with light sensitivity, and for cosmetic appearance.  Tinting is done for sunglasses to relieve the strain of the bright sunlight.


POLORIZED LENSES

Polarized lenses are often the lenses of choice for sunglasses.  They allow the wearer to see more clearly in difficult glare situations because they filter out the reflected light that causes the glare.


TRANSITION AND PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES

Transition and photochromic lenses offer a comfort factor to eyeglasses.  They are clear indoors, and get dark in outdoor situations such as gardening, walking the dog, biking, hiking, etc.  They do require direct ultra-violet light to activate the color in the lenses, so they do not work well in the care where most of the ultra-violet rays are blocked out by the windows and roof.  Similarly, they do not get very dark when wearing a hat that shades the lenses.


 

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