Lens Types and Options
Our lab has made over a million eyeglasses and each pair is made-to-order by one of our expert, highly trained technicians in our state-of-the-art Optical Lens Lab.
Each pair of eyeglasses is created using our advanced digital lens technology to give our patients the clearest vision possible. We also specialize in creating eyeglasses to fit our patients’ lifestyles.
Single vision lenses are a type of glasses lens that correct vision for a single distance. That means that they work for people that are nearsighted or farsighted, but not for those who are both.
Progressive lenses are no-line multifocal eyeglass lenses that look exactly the same as single vision lenses. In other words, progressive lenses will help you see clearly at all distances without those annoying (and age-defining) “bifocal lines” that are visible in regular bifocals and trifocals.
Reading lenses are used for reading at a distance of 16″ to 2″. Reading lenses can be custom made without a prescription (“magnifiers”), or you can buy ready-made reading glasses with magnifying lenses already in them. Ready-made readers are usually less expensive, but you are not able to get special features and lens coatings. For your favorite frames, and with the best coatings and features, custom made reading lenses are the best choice.
Non-prescription lenses do not contain a prescription correction. They are traditionally used as sunglass lenses or for custom cosmetic or safety applications.
CR-39 Plastic lenses are much lighter than glass lenses and widely prescribed for their excellent optical quality, comfort, durability, and impact resistance. Many factors contribute to their popularity, including affordability, safety, and a myriad of design options.
Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than standard plastic varieties, and also much more durable. Polycarbonate is ideal for strong prescriptions because it corrects vision without adding thickness, which can distort the wearer’s appearance. Best of all, polycarbonate lenses are virtually unbreakable, making them a great choice for children and active adults.
High-index lenses are typically more expensive than standard plastic and mid-index varieties, but offer a wider choice of frames for people with stronger prescriptions, since the lenses are not bulky. Wearers benefit from a crisp, clear field of vision and comfort, even during prolonged use. When treated with a no-glare coating, high-index lenses sharpen sight considerably—especially at night.
Light Reactive Lens Treatment
Tints are colored lens coatings used particularly for sunglass lenses. We offer a variety of shades that help with glare reduction and outdoor sun protection.
Polarized lenses are ideal for outdoor sun protection. They drastically reduce glares from water, snow, and other reflective materials. The result is sharper colors and visual clarity.
This lens coating improves vision by obstructing glaring light from things like headlights, the sun, and flash photography. Thermicore also makes lenses appear nearly invsible, so you can look your best in all lighting.
Thermicore® AR comes standard with all prescription eyeglass purchases.