Contact Lenses

If you wear or would like to wear contacts, we will find a lens for you. We are proud to offer a wide variety of contact lenses to suit most any patient’s vision care needs.  Whether for astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus or cosmetic reasons, we will provide an excellent contact lens experience.

 

EyeGlasses

What are progressive lenses?

Presbyopia happens when we loose the ability to accommodate up close. This happens to all of us at about 40 years old.  Progressive lenses give us the ability to see distance, intermediate, and near vision all in one pair of eye glasses.  The best way to get an idea if this is right for you work for you is to stop by and let us demonstrate it for you!

What are polycarbonate lenses?

These lightweight lenses are impact-resistant and provide ultraviolet protection against the harmful effects of the sun.  They are a good choice for people whose eyeglasses may easily get scratched or broken, and are recommended for all children’s lenses.

What is antireflective coating?

Anti-reflective coating is one of the best optional coatings that can be applied to your glasses. It significantly reduces the amount of glare and reflections.  It is also the best way for your eyes to be viewed through your glasses by making the lenses nearly invisible.

How do transitions work?

Lenses that change from dark to light are called transition lenses. The ultraviolet rays from the sun cause the lenses to darken. These are a great choice for people who spend a lot of their time outdoors. However keep in mind that while driving, the car windshield blocks UV rays so the lenses won’t go completely dark in the car.

Should I have high index lenses?

High index lenses are lighter and thinner and are designed for people with strong prescriptions.

Do I need a scratch coating?

No eyeglass lenses are scratch-proof. However, lenses that are treated with a scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that make them more resistant to scratching.   Kids’ lenses, especially, benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat for better durability.

What about a second pair of glasses for the computer?

A second pair of glasses catering to your specific needs is a great idea.  Simply tell us what your visual needs are and we can help you.  For example, glasses for the computer, for reading music, or for your specific occupation. (ie electriction, dental hygienist, mechanic etc)

Are my sunglasses polarized?

Polarized lenses reduce glare that reflect off horizontal surfaces.  Polarization is very popular for driving, boating, and fishing. Ultraviolet (UV) protection is important in sun wear as well; all sunglasses should have a UV filter. Long-term exposure to sunlight is a contributing risk factor to cataracts and macular degeneration. 

Can I get safety lenses for my occupation?

Safety glasses are designed to provide eye protection in the work place. The lenses and frames are much stronger than regular glasses. Safety glasses must meet standards of the American National Standards Institute. Additional side protection can be provided by the use of side shields to protect from debris that are present in the work area.