Contact Lenses can be a safe effective way to correct your vision. In the past there were incidences of problems with contact lens wear because the types of lenses available were not suitable for everyone’s eyes. Now there are a wide variety of sizes and materials available to suit every individual.
Hard contact lenses: Contacts know as Ridged Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses are very good for those people for whom neither glasses or soft lenses improve the vision. Some people have prescriptions with astigmatism that are just too high for glasses and some of us have corneas that are irregularly shaped. Our optometrist will determine if you are a good candidate for RGP lenses. See Contact Lens Exam.
Soft Lenses: Most people enjoy using soft contact lenses. There are a variety of soft lenses. Our optometrist will determine which lenses will work for you. See Contact Lens Exam.
What lenses are right for you?
Our doctors will make sure you see clearly through you prescription. Our opticians will help you achieve the clearest healthiest vision possible through your glasses. We feel strongly that our patients deserve the best therefore we provide the best lens options.
This material is rarely used today. Most people prefer a lighter, thinner, and safer material. Glass can still be used and is available for special needs and those who prefer this type of lens.
Plastic lenses are more common today. There are many different types of plastic lenses that can be manufactured thinner and lighter than ever before. These plastic materials can be manufactured to be shatter resistant and will pass ANSI (American National Safety Institute) certification.
<< Glasses Polycarbonate >>
This plastic material is about 20% thinner and up to 30% lighter than standard plastic lenses. This material also meets ANSI requirements for Shatter Resistance”. This material is most recommended for children under 16 years of age. Persons who work around machinery or require safety eyewear, or individuals that desire an economical thinner and lighter lens may also benefit from this option.
<< Plastic Trivex® >>
This material is thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses, and exceeds the ANSI requirements for Shatter Resistance. This material combines the enhanced visual benefits of Standard Plastic lenses, and the lightweight and strength of Polycarbonate lenses; it is the preferred material for rimless eyewear.
<< Polycarbonate Hi-Index >>
This is the thinnest plastic material that is used today. This material is up to 40% thinner and up to 50% lighter than regular plastic lenses. This material comes in a few different variations to accommodate patient’s needs. Hi-Index lenses also meet ANSI requirements for “Shatter Resistance.”
<< Trivex® Aspheric, Thinner & Lighter lenses. >>
Aspheric, Thinner & Lighter lenses.
This style lens offers a cleaner edge to edge clarity as well as lighter weight. You will see better, look better, and be more comfortable. All are scratch resistant coated. There are many types of lenses in this category, please contact one of our Opticians for help in deciding which of these lenses are best for you. This lens also meets the ANSI requirements for "Shatter Resistence"
<< Hi-Index Progressive (No Line Bi-Focal) >>
Progressive (No Line Bi-Focal)
A Progressive bifocal offers continuous uninterrupted vision from distance to near. This is the most sensitive design of lens to optimize your natural distance, intermediate, and near vision.
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<< Aspheric, Thinner & Lighter lenses. Computer lenses >>
If you spend 2 or more hours a day in front of a computer, these lenses will give welcome relief. Multi-Focus properties will assist you at the video display monitor as well as the keyboard and surrounding areas. A variety of computer specific lenses include special filters, tints, and non-glare properties. Ask our opticians for assistance with your special needs.
<< Progressive (No Line Bi-Focal) Polarized Sun >>
This is the top pick for eliminating glare and harsh outdoor situations. Drivers, golfers, fishermen and skiers are just a few people that can benefit from these extraordinary lenses. Ask for a demonstration.
<< Computer lenses Photochromic (comfort lens) >>
Photochromic (comfort lens)
Photochromic lenses darken and lighten according to sunlight exposure. In the sun photochromic lenses darken when outdoors and lighten when indoors. The technology has greatly improved in the last 3 years. Please ask for the demonstration.
<< Polarized Sun Transition >>
Drivewear lenses are activated by Transitions® to automatically adjust to the varying levels of sunlight in the car. This lens is also polarized to eliminate glare like polarized sunglasses. Many people who spend a lot of time in a vehicle enjoy the advanced comfort of this lens as it makes driving vision sharp, glare free, and safe.
<< Transition Scratch Resistant Lenses >>
Scratch Resistant Lenses
When your glasses get scratched, your vision is similar to looking through a dirty window. There are problems with both blur and glare in this situation. To help reduce scratching and maintain clear vision, this coating is available for a nominal charge. Our premium lenses are coated with scratch resistant by design.
<< Drivewear™ Non-Glare lenses >>
A non-glare lens will help reduce eyestrain and fatigue in all situations. It is particularly helpful for night driving and computer use. It enhances vision by removing distracting reflections of the surfaces of glasses. This coating is also cosmetically desirable because it makes thick lenses almost invisible. A non-glare coating allows you to see the world and the world to see your eyes.
<< Scratch Resistant Lenses Ultra violet protections >>
Ultra violet protections
A UV coating will protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation from the sun. This will help the prevention of cataracts, a condition where there is a clouding of the lens inside your eye.
<< Non-Glare lenses Mirror Coating >>
This is a reflective coating on the front surface of the lens that will reduce harmful glare from the snow, ice, and water. For ultimate sunglass protection this is a great feature as well as cosmetically appealing.
<< Ultra violet protections