Coke-Bottle Lenses: New Technology

Do you avoid a new prescription for fear of thick glasses and a "bug-eye" look? Ask us about high-index lenses, which are thinner and lighter than traditional lenses. You also may consider aspheric lenses, which are thinned out on the sides. Lenses can be both aspheric and high index. Both can help you avoid a … Continue reading Coke-Bottle Lenses: New Technology

Presbyopia

Presbyopia: Readers Fine print seems to shrink as we age. What really happens is presbyopia -- the eye loses its ability to change focus. Reading glasses can help bring blurry print into sharp focus. If you need different strengths for each eye, require bifocals, or have an oddly-shaped eye -- called astigmatism Call our office … Continue reading Presbyopia

Nearsightedness: On the Rise

If it seems like more people wear glasses at younger ages, you're right. Myopia, blurry distance vision, has been on the rise since the '70s. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is less common. Both require corrective lenses. It's a myth that getting glasses will make your eyes weak. People may need stronger vision correction as they age … Continue reading Nearsightedness: On the Rise

Bifocals and Beyond

Do you need different glasses to watch TV and to read? You may be a candidate for multifocal lenses. Bifocals have an area at the bottom for reading. The rest is for distance. Trifocals add a middle zone for vision 18 to 24 inches away, handy for computers. Progressive lenses, or "no-line bifocals," offer a … Continue reading Bifocals and Beyond

Risky Games? Polycarbonate Lenses!

A racquetball travels between 100 and 150 mph. Imagine the force of that ball hitting you in the eye! Your best protection is sports frames with polycarbonate lenses. They're 10 times stronger than other materials and polycarbonate material has the benefit of built-in UV protection as well. Sports with the most eye injuries include all … Continue reading Risky Games? Polycarbonate Lenses!