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Lens Technology

Today's lens technology is better than ever but how do you know what you need? Our opticians design a lens for you based on your lifestyle needs. Here are some options we may discuss with you:

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Anti-reflective lenses improve vision, reduce eye strain, and makes your eyeglasses look more attractive. These benefits are due to the ability of AR coating to virtually eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses. With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses to optimize visual acuity with fewer distractions (especially at night), and the lenses look nearly invisible — which enhances your appearance by drawing more attention to your eyes and helping you make better "eye contact" with others.

Digital high-definition eyeglass lenses offer an unprecedented degree of customization. The precisely made and personalized surfaces of high-definition lenses may help reduce aberrations that limit field of view and cause starbursts, halos and comet-shaped distortions of lights at night. The result is that high-definition lenses may provide sharper image quality, better peripheral vision, improved contrast sensitivity and less glare at night.

Progressive lenses: A progressive lens is an amazing piece of engineering, allowing the power in the lenses to “progressively” change from far-to intermediate to your full reading power. There is no image jump or visible line on the lens. This enhances your comfort with your lenses and is a safer option when doing things such as driving.

  • Digital Progressive lenses: These progressives lenses are created using digital technology which is the most accurate way of creating prescription lenses. This allows the lenses to be customized to your prescription and frame, resulting in a wider viewing area and easier adaptation to your new prescription. 
  • Freeform Digital Progressive lenses: These lenses are created using digital free-form technology which custom-tailors the lenses to your eyes and frame selection. In addition, the prescription is adjusted throughout the lens to compensate for the distance and angle from your eye. As a result, you’ll experience the widest viewing area and easiest adaptation to your new prescription.  

‚ÄčPolarized Sunglasses: Polarized lenses are coated with a special chemical film that helps reduce glare. Glare is caused when light from the sun is reflected off of water or a solid surface. By neutralizing glare, your polarized lenses will help you see objects more clearly and comfortably, as well as protect against harmful UV rays. 

Transitions Lenses: This family of photochromic lenses just keeps improving

  • Signature: New Signature VII Transitions lenses darken and fade faster than ever. The new Chromea7 technology allows the lenses to now constantly adapt to changes in temperature and indirect lighting. The Signature VII technology also still blocks 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Xtractive: Transitions lenses finally get darker AND react behind the windshield of a vehicle! Transitions Xtractive lenses have a slight tint to start to protect eyes from harsh indoor lighting and also protect against 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
  • Vantage: The most innovative of the Transitions photochromic lenses, Transitions Vantage is a polarized transition lens. Transitions Vantage blocks UV rays while its polarization reduces glare and enhances clarity and color. 

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