Normal lenses often have glare, reflections, and “ghost images” off of bright lights such as fluorescent bulbs, computers, phones, and headlight. Now we have a lens treatment system that can eliminate those annoyances and make lenses easier to clean and more scratch resistant. The reflections we see are a result of images reflecting off the surface of the lenses, there can be up to 4 images on the untreated lens from one light source. With untreated lenses, much of the light reflects off the lenses producing glare and reduces the wearer’s vision. In other words, the light reflections are a visual and cosmetic problem.
Anti-reflective coatings reduce 99.5 percent of reflections and the glare the lens would introduce. They make it easier for you to see and easier for others to see you. No-glare treatments are especially useful for those viewing computer screens, phones, tablets, and driving at night. The performance of anti-reflective lenses continues to improve with the arrival of the newest generation of ultra-premium anti-reflective coatings! The newest treatments take almost 20 hours to put on the lenses. Besides reducing reflections, they also make a more scratch resistant lens that is easier to clean. All of our no-glare lenses include a minimum 1-year warranty.
RX Sunglasses Tints
Most patients do not know that we can make your Rx into sunglasses. Just because you wear glasses should not mean you have to drive on a bright day without sunglasses that include your Rx in them. Eyeglasses can be a stylish accessory, help to display your personality, or a way for you to stand out in a crowd. We have a variety of sunglasses frames to choose from, but you may not know that there are a variety of colored tints and mirrors for the lenses, too. You can choose light blue, green, red or any color under the rainbow. Some lenses are clear at the bottom and gradually get more colored towards the top of the lenses (called a gradient). There are many ways to adjust your lenses to whatever style suits your personality. Some tints are also functional.
We can also make a sunglasses clip for ANY frame.
RX Polarized Lenses
Glare from other cars, water on the roads, and on your own windshield can make driving dangerous. It has been reported that 30 percent of wrecks site glare as a major cause. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses in both Rx and non-Rx sunglasses. Polarized lenses significantly reduce glare off of other objects, allowing better visibility and decreased eye strain so that you can drive safe. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare off of other objects.
Interested in how these lenses work? Glare commonly comes from reflections off horizontal surfaces, so the light is “horizontally polarized.” Polarized lenses feature vertically-oriented filters known as ”polarizers.” They are a film placed in the middle of the lens when it was created, this is why we can not polarize lenses already made. These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light, resulting in a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses are a must for for any outdoor enthusiast. Fishermen can see better through the water due to eliminating bright reflections from the water. Golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy reduced glare off of the other cars and a safer driving experience for them and their passengers.