Types of lens styles:
- SINGLE VISION: This style is designed to give you optimal vision correction at a single fixed location, be it distance, computer, or near.
- BIFOCALS: A bifocal lens corrects for two distinct optical powers, most commonly a distance and a reading power or a computer and reading power thus allowing for more flexibility in a patients corrected vision between two fixed locations.
- PROGRESSIVE/MULTIFOCAL/NO LINE BIFOCALS: This style of lens is a gradient of increasing lens power, without line segments. Distance vision is usually set in the upper portion of the lenses and then a gradual transition of increasing lens powers as one look further down the lens, thus correcting a variable range of locations from distance to intermediate and ultimately reading. This style of lens allows for the most flexibility in locations of vision correction.
Types of lens materials:
- ASPHERIC LENSES: A more complex lens design that helps eliminate certain types of aberrations or distortions as well as allow for a thinner and flatter lens without compromising the quality of vision.
- THINNER OR HIGHER INDEX LENSES: This material allow for a thinner and lighter lens when a person has a higher prescription thus improving the aesthetics of the lenses as well as comfort.
- DIGITAL LENSES: This is the state of the art in lens technology. Digital lenses optimize your lens prescription and thus allows for higher precision, far less distortion and superior optics for all types of prescriptions, and much wider fields of vision with progressive lenses.
- TRANSITIONS®: This is a dynamic lens design that allows you to wear your lenses clearly and comfortably indoors yet conveniently transition into darker lenses for outdoor sun wear when activated by UV light.
Types of lens treatments:
- ANTI–REFLECTIVE: These lens treatments reduce glare in situations such as driving at night and moderate computer use. They help reduce visual strain from these activities.
- UV COATINGS: Block dangerous UV rays from our environment from entering into the eye. Exposure to UV radiation long term can accelerate the onset of cataracts or contribute to the progression of macular degeneration or even lead to the development of tumors within the eye.
- POLARIZATION: Polarized lenses are the ultimate in sun wear treatments. Not only do they block harmful UV rays, but they eliminate glare from highly reflective surfaces such as snow, ice, water and metallic surfaces, giving more comfortable vision. This is ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts.