Different types of lenses
Hi-index lenses: Hi-index plastic lenses are good for a lot of people. Hi-index lenses are thinner and lighter than regular glass or plastic lenses. If you have a hi-index plastic lens, it is about 20-25% thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses. The hi-index lenses also have a scratch resistant coating and an ultraviolet protection already built in. Hi-index glass is also available for those diehard glass lens wearers.
Polycarbonate lenses: Polycarbonate lenses are the most impact resistant. This type of lens is recommended for children, safety glass wearers, and sports eye wear. Along with being thinner and lighter than glass or plastic, Polycarbonate lenses also have a scratch resistant coating and an ultraviolet protection already built in.
Different Lens Options
Anti-reflective coating: An anti-reflective (A/R) coating helps in many ways:
- It makes the eyeglass lenses virtually invisible so the focus is on your eyes, and not reflections.
- A/R coatings virtually eliminate reflections from headlights and street lights so you can focus on the driving. They also allow more light into the eye, which helps with driving at night.
- Reflections from your eyeglass lenses (ghost images) can contribute to eye fatigue. Individuals who can benefit include those who work on computers, or have offices with outside windows, desk lamps or overhead fluorescent lighting.
- A/R coatings allow more light to reach your eyes, which increases contrast and clarity. This means you see more clearly, especially in low light conditions.
Polarized Sunglasses: Polarized lenses give the wearer more glare protection in the sunlight. Water, snow and pavements create glare that is straining to your eyes. Polarized lenses eliminate 99% of the horizontal glare that these elements cause. Regular tinted lenses just darken what you see and mask the real problem, the glare. Polarized lenses give you clearer, sharper vision with less eyestrain. Once you have tried a polarized lens, you will never have a sunglass with a regular lens. Polarized lenses have 100% UV protection also.
Scratch resistant coating: This coating makes a plastic lens harder to scratch, but it does not make it impossible to scratch. No material is 100% scratch proof. If you have a scratch resistant coating on the lenses, there is a 1-year warranty.
Ultra-Violet filter: A UV filter keeps the ultra-violet light from entering the eye. These rays have been known to cause cataracts. The UV filter will also help to protect the retina, the macula and the sensitive skin under your eyes.
Transition lenses: These are a plastic or a polycarbonate lens that have a very light tint, and then become darker outside. They will not get dark in a car, however, since they need ultra-violet light to change.
Services we offer our patients
Whether you purchase a pair of glasses from us or not, we will adjust your glasses for you at no charge.
If you purchase your glasses from us, we offer:
- 2-year warranty on the frame and lenses. If the frame or lenses break within one year, we will replace them 1 time at no charge.
- 1-year warranty on the scratch resistant coating. If you get scratches in your line of vision, we will replace them 1 time in a year.
- Free adjustments at any time.
- Free lens cleaner and case with the purchase of frames and lenses.
- Free minor repairs, like screws and nose pads.
- 100% satisfaction on your purchase of frames and lenses.
- If your prescription changes within 3 months, we will remake it for you 1 time at no charge.