What is an Eyeglass Prescription?
The eyeglass prescription provided to you by the Eye Care Center doctors specifies the value of all parameters the doctor has determined necessary to correct your vision. This will allow you to order a pair of eyeglasses appropriate to your vision needs.
Advanced Lenses for Advanced Vision
When it comes to eyeglass lenses, the quality and type of lenses can dramatically impact how you experience the world around you. Typically, lenses are categorized into three different groups, Single Vision, Progressive/Bifocal, and Specialty. Within each of these categories, there are different lens types available to optimize your visual experience.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision prescription lenses correct for your distance, your intermediate or your reading vision and maintain the same prescription throughout the entire lens. It is used to correct vision conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea or a curvature of the lens inside the eye). At the Eye Care Center our Opticians are trained to assist you with the best available lenses that can be customized to fit your visual and lifestyle needs.
Progressive or Bifocal Lenses
Eyes change over time and it isn’t unusual for both the young and old to need progressive lenses at some point in their life. Progressive lenses allow for your vision to be corrected as you change the distance from which you are viewing something. If the fine print on documents is getting harder to read or you’re having to adjust the distance to which you’re reading it, chances are you have presbyopia and are in need of progressive or bifocal lenses. The type of lens you need largely depends on the amount of correction needed and your lifestyle but with no-line lenses available, this doesn’t need to be something everyone can see in your next pair of glasses.
Specialty lenses help to alleviate specific vision correction issues based on need or lifestyle. This can include lenses made from different or new lens material, different lens coatings and treatments or lenses made for a specific purpose. Some specialty lenses include:
- Computer Lenses: These lenses prevent a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which includes symptoms of headaches, double vision, dry eye and sensitivity to light for those who work in front of a computer screen all day.
- Children's Lenses: Lenses made with kids in mind – lighter and more durable lenses to lessen the likelihood the lenses will be damaged during athletic activities or while kids are at play.
- Anti-Fatigue Lenses: Anti-Fatigue lenses are intended as a primary-pair replacement for patients’ single-vision lenses. The lenses are recommended for 18-40 year-old patients with myopia (nearsightedness) who experience symptoms of tired eyes due to the visual demands of working on computer screens, tablet, and smart phones. They are also recommended for the 35-45 year old patient who is starting to experience presbyopia (farsightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye) and who are beginning to experience reading difficulty but are not ready for progressive lenses.
- BluTech Lenses: Give your eyes the relaxation they deserve. BluTech lenses are for the lifelong preservation of eye health and prevention of macular degeneration. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor environments. BluTech lenses provide protection from UV rays, sources of harmful high-energy blue light such as fluorescent lighting, computer screens and personal electronics, while also giving you soothing vision. Give your eyes the relaxation they deserve!
- Anti-Reflective Lenses: Improve your vision, reduce eye strain and makes your eyeglasses look more attractive. The benefits are due to the ability to virtually eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses with this treatment.
- Photochromic Lenses: See life in the best light with light reactive lenses. These lenses are clear (or nearly clear) indoors and automatically adjust from clear to dark when exposed to sunlight.
- Polarized Lenses: Polarized lenses are highly recommended by our staff as their sunglass lens of choice. The sun's rays reflect light in every direction causing rays to reflect light back at your eyes and is then magnified causing glare. Glare can temporarily blind you, reduce your depth perception and can distort your view and color perception. Because light only travels in one direction through polarized lenses, glare is eliminated. The lenses of polarized sunglasses reduce glare reflected at some angles off shiny non-metallic surfaces such as water. They allow wearers to see into water when only surface glare would otherwise be seen, and eliminate glare from a road surface when driving into the sun.
- Golf Lenses: Lenses designed with the golfer in mind. Characteristics include sharp viewing in all three crucial focal areas - the far distant green, the ball at the player’s feet, and the score card in one’s hand. Golf lenses also have enhanced peripheral vision.