Our opticians are highly qualified in the field of opticianry. This coupled with their up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in lens & frame design allows us to offer you the best visual clarity, comfort, and style available in eyewear today.
This section will help you to understand the variety of lenses and frame materials available today. In addition, by telling us of any unusual visual requirements, whether work or leisure-related, we can help create lenses and frames tailored to your specific needs.
We work with most insurance plans. Please ask one of our opticians for more details.
Hard Resin (Plastic)
Conventional hard resin lenses are half the weight of glass lenses and can be tinted to almost any color and density. Hard resin lenses are more easily scratched than glass but can have an optional scratch protection applied.
Lighter, Thinner Lenses
Modern high index plastic bends light differently than traditional hard resin plastic. Therefore, lenses made from this material are often thinner and lighter in weight even in stronger prescriptions. High index lenses absorb all harmful UV light and can be tinted to any shade or color.
These new lenses provide special visual and cosmetic benefits for stronger corrections and increase edge to edge clarity. Aspheric lenses are often made of high index materials for the ultimate in thin edges.
Polycarbonate lenses are high index and are usually the lightest, most comfortable lenses. They absorb all harmful UV light and can be made with ultra thin edges because of their unique strength.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision lenses have a single power throughout the entire lens. They can be used as all-purpose glasses for people under forty. For patients over forty they can be designed as near vision only or distance vision only spectacles. Single vision lenses are available in all lens materials.
Flat Top Bifocals (with line)
This is the most popular bifocal form and is available with the bifocal portion made in a variety of widths. Flat top bifocals are available in all lens materials.
Trifocals (with lines)
Trifocals come in a variety of designs. Flat top trifocals are the most common. The added segment provides clear vision at arm’s length (~21”). This area is usually blurred for traditional bifocal wearers. Trifocals are available in all lens materials.
Progressive (no-line bifocals)
These lenses provide all the benefits of bifocals but add the feature of continuous clear vision at all distances, including mid-range distance (arm’s length). Progressives have the cosmetic advantage of appearing to be single vision lenses so they never reveal that the user is wearing bifocals. They are available in all lens materials. Because of their many benefits, they are becoming the lens of choice for bifocal and trifocal wearers.
Many occupations impose demanding visual requirements on those who wear bifocals or trifocals. If the visual requirements of your job fall into this category, let us know and we’ll explain what will work best for your individual needs.
Many special lens designs are available for the special needs of sports enthusiasts. Polycarbonate is usually the material of choice for active sports.
There are a variety of options for those who use computers. These include special filters and anti-reflection coatings. See our opticians for details.
Polarized Sun Glasses
These are the exciting sunglasses that eliminate reflected glare. They are especially appropriate for driving, fishing, hunting and other types of outdoor activities.