We offer a wide variety of contact lens options, including every major brand and type of contact lens available. These include bifocal contacts, contacts for astigmatism, colored contacts, and rigid gas permeable lenses. New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses. Even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements or those who have failed with contact lenses in the past have found success with today’s contact lens options. Daily disposable contact lenses are a very healthy choice and recommended by our doctors. These lenses work well for individuals with allergic and dry eye conditions, not to mention the convenience they provide.
Although a very healthy option, contact lenses are still classified as a medical device. In compliance with the FDA, we instruct all patients in the proper care and handling of their specific brand of lenses. All new patients are educated on the insertion and removal of their contacts, the approved wearing schedule and proper replacement and cleaning.
We offer a wide variety of frames and sunglasses including a variety of children’s frames. We have shapes, colors, and sizes to satisfy all tastes, with prices for any budget. All of our frames come with a warranty of at least 12 months.
Designer Brands we carry include:
Prescription or nonprescription sunglasses are an excellent choice to reduce the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. The American Optometric Association recommends sunglass lenses that block 99- 100% of UV radiation. Our helpful staff will assist you with the latest styles and help you pick that perfect pair of sunglasses.
Polarized sunglasses contain a special lens designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow and glass. They are a great option for the outdoor enthusiast. Stop in and check out all your sunglass options.
Blue Light Filters
You probably know about the dangers of UV light, but do you know about Blue Light? Blue light comes from many sources and has a cumulative effect on the ocular tissues. Blue light is part of visible light and close to UV on the Light Spectrum. It is naturally produced by the sun, used in fluorescent bulbs, and emitted by L.E.D ‘s present in computer screens, tablets and smartphones. Blue light can be broken down into two parts: The Harmful Blue-Violet (HEV) and the Essential Blue-Turquoise. Blue- Turquoise light is essential for your body. It helps regulate your sleep cycle and pupillary reflexes. Prolonged exposure to high-energy visible (HEV) blue light can cause eye strain and blurred vision. Studies have shown that it can also cause damage to the retinal cells which can lead to an increased risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration which can lead to vision loss over time. Products such as Crizal Provencia lenses selectively filter light, protecting the eye against harmful Blue Violet and UV hazards, while providing all the benefits of essential visible light.
Bifocal and trifocal lenses are designed to view images at both distance and near. Bifocal lenses have the traditional visible line and trifocal lenses have two lines that are visible.
Progressive lenses, on the other hand, do not have a line and provide a smooth transition from distance to near objects. These lenses are great for computer use as they provide a clear view of the intermediate distance as well.
Photochromic lenses will automatically adjust from clear to dark when they are exposed to ultraviolet light rays that you would experience went outside. Transitions are very popular photochromic lenses. Transitions block 100% of the UVA/UVB light. They are a great option for children of all ages as it is never too early to start protecting your eyes from ultraviolet rays. There are a variety of photochromic options available. Ask our staff what type is best for your individual needs.
Anti-reflective coating is used to eliminate glare and reflections that you will see with normal eye glasses. These coatings are especially useful for night driving and for reducing the glare from computer screens. Most of the new coatings are scratch resistant, easy to clean, and repel dust and dirt from your lenses.
Polarized lenses are used to reduce the glare one experiences while driving, boating, skiing and even golfing. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that actually block light reflected off of surfaces like snow and water, making it much easier to see when wearing sunglasses. These lenses are an excellent choice for any outdoor enthusiast.
High Index Lenses
Most ophthalmic lenses are made from plastic (CR-39) or occasionally glass. High index lenses have a high index of refraction which is where they get their name. These lenses are classified as 1.54 to 1.74 , with the higher number being thinner and lighter. These lenses are an excellent choice for high prescriptions as they allow the glasses to look and feel better.
Polycarbonate is one of the most popular hi index lenses. It is shatter resistant and more scratch resistant. For this reason, we recommend all children wear polycarbonate lenses. Most sports glasses and industrial safety glasses use polycarbonate lenses as well.
Scratch Resistant Coating
You should consider adding a scratch resistant coating if you wear plastic (CR – 39) lenses. Plastic lenses will scratch easier than glass lenses. Keep in mind that scratch resistant does not mean scratch proof. Our scratch resistant lenses have a one-year warranty. If the lenses are scratched, they can be replaced.