Ophthalmology Consultants has one of the area’s largest selection of frames with many affordable styles and special children’s packages. We also offer prescription and non-prescription sunglasses and specialty glasses for individuals who spend most of their workday looking at a computer screen. We even offer protective lenses for athletic and workplace applications.
Plus, at Ophthalmology Consultants, if you buy two complete pair of eyeglasses, the second pair always receives a 20% discount.
Here are the types of lenses you should be familiar with when choosing the best eyewear for your prescription and your daily activities.
High Index Lenses
High index lenses are thinner than plastic; they protect against UV rays and include a front surface scratch coat for greater durability.
Polycarbonate lenses are lighter and thinner than regular plastic, and 10 times stronger. Like high index lenses, polycarbonate lenses include a durable scratch-resistant coating.
Non-glare lenses have an anti-reflective coating that eliminates the discomfort caused by glare and reflections. Lens reflections rob your eyes of up to 11 percent of the light you need for optimum vision. They also make it hard for people to clearly see your eyes. And the “ghost images” increase eye fatigue while using a computer or driving at night. Non-glare lenses:
- Reduce distracting reflections indoors from lights, TVs and computer screens
- Reduce annoying “halo effect” from lights you experience driving at night
- Provide sharper, clearer vision
Progressive Bifocals (line-free)
One of the challenges in eye care is providing effective vision correction at a variety of distances. Bifocals and trifocals help to an extent, but many patients are frustrated by the “lines” between the fields of vision. Now there’s a solution that’s both more comfortable and attractive—progressive lenses. These provide a smooth transition between viewing distances and also eliminate the bothersome lines. A recent clinical study showed that 97 percent of traditional bifocal wearers successfully converted to progressive lenses.
Plastic lenses offer the advantage of being light weight, which reduces slippage. And, of course, plastic is less likely to break than glass. The traditional disadvantage of plastic lenses is the potential for scratching. However, the latest anti-scratch coating technology reduces this risk considerably.
This tremendous technology allows your lenses to automatically adapt to changing lighting conditions in your environment. When UV rays are present, they darken automatically to protect you by blocking 100% of UV rays. Their lightweight design also includes scratch resistant coating.
Ophthalmology Consultants offers a variety of lens coating packages, including:
- Scratch resistant coating to protect lenses from cleaning scratches
- UV Coating protects your eyes from harmful UV rays
- Fashion Tint adds to your appearance while providing comfort and protection