Lens Materials

Gone are the days of thick, heavy lenses. Today’s eyeglasses come with many vision-enhancing options, creating eyewear with thinner, more attractive, highly durable, lightweight lenses designed to fit your lifestyle

  • Polycarbonate: Impact resistant, scratch resistant plastic lenses that have 98% UV protection. They are 20% lighter than hard resin lenses and are a great choice for young and active patients. 
  • High Index: Thiner and much lighter than regular plastic lenses. They are scratch resistant and have 98% UV protection. Recommended for high prescriptions.
  • Hard Resin: Conventional plastic lenses. They are half the weight of glass lenses.
  • Glass: Twice the weight of plastic lenses.

Lens Designs

New computer controlled lens grinding techniques enable us to customize lens designs as never before!

  • Single Vision: Correct for one distance.
  • Flat Top Bifocals: "Line bifocals" These lenses correct for distance in the top and near in the bottom.
  • Flat Top Trifocals: "Line trifocals" These lenses correct for distance in the top, intermediate in the middle and near in the bottom.
  • Traditional progressives: "No line bifocals" These are the most commonly used lens and is considered all purpose. These lenses correct for distance, intermediate and near without having any lines.
  • Free Form progressives (Digital): Ground breaking digital lens surfacing techniques that put the prescription on the back surface of the lens allowing it to be closer to the eye. This considerably expands the viewing area.
  • Computer lenses: These lenses are designed for intermediate and near, giving the patient a wider viewing area than bifocals or progressives. Designed to prevent headaches and neck strain that is associated with computer vision syndrome.

Lens Tints & Coatings

Add the features of custom tints and coatings for their added visual benefits!

  • Photochromic (Transitions): Photochromic lenses contain patented dyes which cause the lens to activate - or darken - when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. When the UV light diminishes, the lenses fade back to clear. As outdoor light conditions change, the level of darkness adjusts, creating just the right level of tint and allowing just the right amount of light to enter the eyes at any given time. This action allows photochromic lenses to help protect your eyes from the light you can see - reducing glare, diminishing eye strain and fatigue and enabling you to distinguish contrast more easily.
  • Anti Reflective Coatings (AR / Anti Glare): Eyeglass lenses are designed to correct your vision so you can see more clearly. But without a superior coating on your lenses, there can be many detrimental factors that mean you aren’t experiencing your best vision possible. Reflections from other objects such as glare from headlights, dirt on your lenses, and reduced light transmission, all have a negative impact on your vision. Anti reflective coating on your lenses help to eliminate or significantly reduce all of these problems.
  • UV: Research indicates that the damage that can occur over time from prolonged exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays (remember, damage from UV exposure is cumulative, building each and every time your eyes are exposed to the sun) may contribute to short-term vision impairment and potentially serious age-related conditions or diseases of the eye, including cataracts. UV light may also contribute to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old.
  • Polarized: Polarized sunglasses are high-performance, specialized eyewear that serve to reduce glare and increase contrast sensitivity. Introduced several decades ago, at first they were primarily worn by sportsmen. However, once the general public discovered their glare-reducing benefits, polarized shades became very popular among people simply seeking quality sun protection for their eyes.