We have a frame and lens combination for EVERY budget, just ask!
For our lenses, we mainly use HOYA but we also use Essilor lenses for our stock lenses. Here are the type of lenses and coatings you can get:
Single Vision Lenses: only one lens power throughout the entire lens. It is used for a particular focal distance (aka far, near, or intermediate ranges).
Can upgrade from a stock lens to a surfaced single vision lens: they are a newer technology, they make your vision more crisp, and are a completely customized lens.
Progressive (Progressive Addition Lenses or PALs): offers 3 levels of power in a seamless transition. There’s a natural progression from distance, to intermediate (computer range/dashboard while driving), to near vision.
A PAL is a great option for people that want one pair of glasses to do everything and corrects for something called presbyopia. Presbyopes lose the elasticity of the lens in their eye which causes a loss in accommodation (aka the ability to do any near vision activities).
The peripheral part of the lens has distortions and you cannot see out of these distortions. The higher end the progressive lens is = the less distortions on the lens.
Bifocals: offer distance and reading correction with NO intermediate vision. There is a line on the lens itself which denotes the separation of the distance and reading prescriptions.
Trifocals: offer distance, intermediate and reading correction. It’s similar to a PAL but with no seamless transition. As a result, there are two visible lines on the lens and there’s a bit of an image jump where the line is located.
Office/Computer Lenses: corrects intermediate and near vision only and has no distance correction (aka not good for driving). Great for a secondary pair, especially for those people who are on the computer a lot for work.
Relax or Anti-Fatigue Lenses: corrects distance and has a bit of a boost/magnification up close. This lens is great for people who do a lot of computer work, reading, or who aren’t ready for a PAL yet.
High Index Lenses: decreases the thickness of the lenses. The indexes range from 1.50 to 1.74 (thinnest). The thinner the lens = less distortions = lighter and not so heavy on the face.
Scratch Coat: this helps prevent against scratching. This does NOT mean they are scratch proof – they are scratch resistant. It helps prolong the life of the lenses.
Anti-Reflective Coat (AR): this (in conjunction with the scratch coat) is commonly applied to all lenses. All of our price quotes include these two coatings. This helps reduce glare from fluorescent lights, headlights (night driving), and all digital devices (computer, phone, etc).
- Blue AR protects the eye against harmful blue light as well as UV rays. This is especially good for digital eye strain, fighting off certain diseases of the eye (cataracts, macular degeneration) and makes it easier to fall asleep.
Polarization: this can be added to sunglass lenses only. This helps reduce glare.
Transitions: aka photochromatic lenses. They are activated by UV and change to sunglasses when exposed to the sun.
We have a TON of designer frames for you to choose from! Please see the brands we carry below!