The prescription provided by your optometrists will be used to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses.
One of our trained opticians will help you find the perfect spectacles. Here are some of the things they will do to ensure the perfect fit:
- Pick the perfect frame size and shape for you.
- Measure the distance between your pupils. This will ensure the lenses are properly located in the frame for the centre of your eyes.
- Determine the proper height the lens sits in the frame.
- Pick the correct type of lenses for you. This may be single visions lenses, bifocals, progressives, or many other options.
- Pick the right curvature of lens for you.
- Pick the right material of lens for you.
- Pick the coatings that best meet your needs. These may include anti-reflective, anti-scratch coatings, and others.
- Properly adjust the frame on your face.
Types of lenses:
Single Vision Lenses
These lenses are used to correct myopia or hyperopia. They can also be used as reading glasses for patients that need help with reading.
As the name implies, these lenses have two focal points. The top of the lens contains the correction needed to see far away. The bottom of the lens contains the correction needed for reading. The line that separates the distance from the reading portion is visible in these lenses.
Progressive lenses have multiple focal points. The top of the lens contains the correction needed for distance. The bottom of the lens contains the correction needed for reading. The space between the top and bottom of the lens can be used to focus on any distance in between. The transition from distance to near is gradual and smooth. This means that no line is seen between the focal points. Progressive lenses are a great option for everyday use, computer use, or reading.
Progressive lenses are also available for specific tasks such as computer use. For patients that spend extended amounts of time on the computer, the computer progressives are recommended. Ask one of our Opticians about computer progressives.
Types of coatings:
Anti reflective Coating
Anti-reflective coatings (AR), also known as Anti-glare coatings, improve vision and reduce eye strain while making your eyeglasses appear more attractive. They eliminate the reflection off the front and back surface of your lenses. This makes the lenses look nearly invisible and visual acuity sharper (especially at night).
AR coating is highly recommended for anyone that uses a computer or drives at night.
Ask one of our trained Opticians about AR coating and its benefits.
Anti scratch coating
Lenses are treated in the front and back with a scratch-resistant coating. These lenses have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching from everyday use.
Ask one of our Opticians about anti-scratch coatings.
If you wear your prescription glasses fulltime and want the advantage of the comfort and protection sunglasses offer then you should consider Transitions lenses.
How do Transitions lenses work?
Transition lenses respond to Ultraviolet radiation and turn from clear to dark. They provide 100% UV protection and are available in many colors. They are even available in polarized lenses.
Can any type of prescription be changed to Transitions?
Yes, whether you wear single vision lenses, bifocals or progressives they can be changed into transition lenses.