VisionCare Specialists offers a wide variety of lens designs and materials to fulfill any requirement of daily living or recreation. Our expert staff will educate you on each type available and help you decide which lens is appropriate for your needs.
Single Vision lenses provide vision at one point. They can be
used for either distance, intermediate or near correction.
Progressives (No-line) Multifocals are designed to correct for distance (driving a vehicle), intermediate (computer viewing) and near (reading a magazine) by simply adjusting your head position. Because there is no visible line, progressives are the most cosmetically desirable multifocal.
Office Lenses are similar to progressive multifocals,
but the top portion is set for your computer monitor, as opposed to distance. These "ergonomic" lenses eliminate the need to raise your head and neck to find the narrow viewing area in your everyday progressives for your monitor. Just as carpenters need the right tools for the job, Office Lenses are increasing in popularity and becoming necessary with our daily computer use.
Lined Bifocals corrects vision at two distances. The
“line” is visible and the viewing areas are large.
Lined Trifocals are similar to the lined bifocals and
have an additional area for intermediate use.
Safety eyewear can be customized for any occupation, recreation or sport. Safety is key, so tough, highly impact-resistant lenses are used.
Photochromatic lenses conveniently darken as you go outdoors and lighten indoors. Photochromatics have
improved in their darkening and lightening
capabilities. Because they absorb UV rays,
they are recommended for everyone, regardless of age.
Polycarbonate Lenses are safe lenses because they are impact resistant and are our number 1 recommended lens. They are recommended to anyone needing eye protection, which is everyone, especially anyone under the age of 18. Polycarbonate lenses are lighter and thinner than standard plastic lenses. They also are scratch resistant and provide UV protection.
High Index lenses are considered by many to be the best because they have fewer optical distortions than other lens types. Their thin lens profile makes them cosmetically desirable, especially with higher prescriptions. High index lenses are scratch resistant and provide UV protection.
Plastic Lenses are basic lenses that are not impact resistant, and for this reason they are not recommended for anyone. They are lighter than glass lenses, and can be tinted to almost any shade or color. All treatments, such as UV protection and scratch resistance, are additional.
Glass lenses are more scratch-resistance than plastic. They feel much heavier on the face, so they are not as popular as plastic.
Non-Glare Treatments or Anti-Reflective (AR) Coatings let you see more clearly. They reduce annoying glare and eye fatigue, particularly while viewing computer screens and driving at night, by removing distracting reflections.
Polarized lenses alter light rays to reduce glare from reflective
surfaces such as the hood of your car or water surfaces.
Lens Tints can either be solid, gradient (darker on top fading to clear on bottom) or mirror. Tints can help reduce glare from computers and the sun or tints can just provide a desired cosmetic appearance to your glasses.
Ultraviolet Protection on lenses accomplishes the same thing as sunscreen on your skin – it shields your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can affect your lids, intraocular lenses and retinas.
Scratch-Resistant Coatings help protect your lenses from surface scratches but do not make your lenses scratch proof. There are no such lenses as scratch proof lenses.