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With so many different eyewear choices, knowing what to ask for when seeing your eye doctor and optician may seem confusing. Many people think that all they can expect from their glasses is vision correction. However, you can and should expect more from your lenses. The following are a few questions to help you find the eyewear lens technology options that will best fit your needs.

Do you have a strong prescription?

You don't need to wear those coke bottle lenses anymore! Thick lenses can now be made into thinner, flatter hi-index lenses.


Progressive lenses provide distance, midrange, and near vision, with all the in-between corrections. Not ready for a multi-focal lens yet? Reading glasses can help. Our Eye Care Centers carry a large selection of fashionable reading glasses.

Are you bothered by reflections in your lenses?

Light bouncing off fluorescent lights and computer screens can cause eye fatique. If you drive at night, the glare of oncoming headlights can be distracting and dangerous. Anti-reflective lens treatments can make a huge difference.

Are you active in sports?

Durability and eye protection are a must! Polycarbonate lenses could be what you need. This shatter proof, scratch resistant lens material is perfect for children and the active sportsman.

Are you active in sports?

Polarized sunglasses reduce surface glare from any flat reflective surface including water, snow, cars, and pavement.

Eyewear Lens Options

Progressive Lenses

  • Progressive lenses are used in eyeglasses to correct presbyopia (blurred vision at near points) without visible lines. They not only provide visual correction for distances that traditional lined bifocals can't, but they also hide the fact that you are wearing a multifocal lens.
  • Progressive lenses provide distance, midrange, and near vision, with all the in-between corrections. In fact, they are most like our natural vision before the onset of presbyopia.
  • When it's time for progressive lenses, let the friendly opticians at our Eye Care Centers help you decide which is the best lens for your needs.

Anti-Reflective Lens Treatments

  • Lenses with anti-reflective treatments decrease light reflection. This results in better looking lenses that produce less glare, which is particularly noticeable when driving at night or working in front of a computer screen.
  • Many anti-reflective lenses include an additional coating that repels water and grease, making them easier to keep clean.
  • At our Eye Care Centers, we believe high-quality AR treatments are so important that we offer it to every patient that we see.
  • We also offer an anti-reflective lens that filters blue light.

Polarized Lenses
Reduce the Glare

  • Sunlight bouncing off a horizontal surface such as the surface of a lake or the hood of a car will strike your eyes at a similar angle, which causes an extremely strong glare. Polarized lenses are used in sunglasses to reduce glare from these surfaces. They accomplish this feat through a process called polarization, much like a venetian blind controls sunlight through a window.
  • Polarizing filters absorb 99.9% of reflected glare, and maximize the amount of usable light that reaches the eye, so that you can see detail and interpret color with maximum impact.
  • All prescription and non-prescription sunwear at our Eye Care Centers can be fitted with polarized lenses.

Lens Technology


TRIVEX is a breakthrough, tri-performance lens material unique in delivering a combination of superior optics and impact resistance in an ultra lightweight lens. Trivex lens material is suited to offer excellent eye protection in a thin lens.

Transitions - "Healthy Sight In Any Light"

Your eyes, like your skin, need protection from everyday sun exposure. Transitions lenses offer 100% protection from the sun's harmful UV rays without lifting a finger. Transitions lenses automatically protect from glare - on sunny days, cloudy days, and everything in between.