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What is anti-reflective coating?
Anti-reflective (AR) coating is multi-layered formula applied to glasses to reduce or eliminate the glare, reflections and "ghost images" that normal lenses produce. Anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. It makes it easier to see and easier for others to see you. These coatings are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night.
Why choose anti-reflective coating?
Also, anti-reflective coating reduces both internal and external reflections on the lenses themselves, creating a nicer cosmetic appearance. Internal reflections appear as rings that make lenses look thick. External reflections mask your eyes from a clear, complete view when someone is looking at you. So with an anti-reflective coating, eyeglass lenses appear thin or non-existent, and your eyes look more natural.
Anyone on TV or whose photo is taken often benefits tremendously from the coating, but really, all eyeglass wearers would benefit from an anti-reflective coating from a cosmetic point of view. If you have a strong prescription, you can use the AR coating in conjunction with high-index lenses to make your glasses look and feel as thin as possible.
What is scratch resistant coating?
Scratch resistant coating is a clear hard layer that can be applied to your glasses to make them more resistant to scratches. No eyeglass lens material - not even glass - is scratch-proof. However, a lens that is treated with scratch resistant coating becomes more resistant to scratching, whether it's from dropping your glasses on the floor or occasionally cleaning them with a paper towel. Kids' lenses, especially, benefit from a scratch-resistant hard coat.
Why choose scratch-resistant coating?If you have hard resin lenses (CR-39), you should consider getting a scratch resistant coating. Resins and plastics are more susceptible to scratches than glass. Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses as well as their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you don't have to worry so much about minor scratches on your lenses. Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a one-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches.
Since a scratch-resistant coating can't completely protect your lenses from wear and tear, do keep your glasses in a cushioned case, and clean them with a microfiber cloth and the cleaning solution your optician recommends. Also, be wary of those products that promise to repair your scratched lenses. They may fill in the cracks of the scratches, but it is nearly impossible for them to make the scratches disappear so the lenses look new again.
What are Photochromic Lenses?
Photochromic lenses change from light to dark depending on the amount of ultraviolet light they are exposed to. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.
Why choose Photochromic Lenses?
Convenience - If you've ever felt frustrated at needing prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic lenses. There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others darken in little or no direct light. Some are designed to darken while you're in the car to reduce road glare while you're driving. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask your doctor what options are available.
For many presbyopes, bifocal lenses are a necessity. But, it can be difficult to adjust to the harsh line that is found in bifocal lenses. Fortunately, there are lenses available with no-line; these are called progressive lenses. No more lines! Just a gradual change in focusing power which allows you to comfortably focus on any distance. Just like bifocals, distant objects are viewed through the top portion of the lenses, and near objects are viewed through the bottom portion of the lenses. The benefit now is, no one knows it but you!
For many people, different lenses are needed for seeing at different distances. Bifocal lenses allow the wearer to look through two areas of the lens. One area focuses on distant objects. The other is used for reading. A little-known fact is that bifocals were invented by Benjamin Franklin, and his style of bifocals are still available today.
Most of the time the "reading" area is smaller, shaped like a sideways "D", and found in the lower hemisphere of the lens. These bifocals are called line bifocals or flat-tops. If you are focusing on distant objects, you look through the top half of the lenses. To read a book, magazine, or newspaper, you look through the "reading" area. One thing that is difficult about using bifocals is dealing with the line between the two vision areas.
Fortunately, recent technologies have developed a new type of lens, called the no-line, or progressive lens.
Bifocals allow the wearer to read through one area of the lens, and to focus on distant objects through another area of the lens. As the eyes age, though, a stronger prescription is needed to read. This would be fine, but the stronger prescription that allows for reading makes it difficult to focus on objects at intermediate distances, such as grocery items on a shelf or your speedometer. Thus, trifocals are necessary for a third prescription for intermediate focusing.
If you wear glasses, remember that they not only help you see but they contribute to how others see you as well. The proper lens tint can make working at a computer more comfortable, reduce glare when driving, allow a target shooter to see the target more clearly, enhance the wearer's appearance by hiding fine wrinkles around the eyes or simply help the wearer make a desired fashion statement. Tinted sports wear can give you a competitive advantage to see the ball better, read the greens easier and more. Cosmetic tints offer a variety of colors and shades to meet your needs. You can choose light blue or any color under the rainbow. Some lenses are clear at the bottom and gradually get more colored towards the top of the lenses. There are many ways to adjust your lenses to whatever style suits your personality and your lifestyle.
Years ago the only materials available to use for lenses were glass and a hard resin called CR-39. But in recent years high index lenses have become available. High index materials are named because they have a higher index of light refraction. Basically, they can do the same job that glass or CR-39 does, but high index lenses are much thinner and lighter. With high index lenses, you can avoid having "soda bottle" lenses.
When speaking about high index lenses, you may hear many unfamiliar numbers and terms. Here are a few things to remember...
The first and still most popular high index plastic is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate was originally developed for fighter jet cockpits. It is very strong, very light, and resistant to scratches and impact. Most sports lenses are made of polycarbonate.
Other high index materials are classified by numbers. The higher the number, the thinner and lighter the lens. The lower numbers are classified as mid-index lenses. Mid-index lenses, such as 1.54, 1.56, and 1.57. These lenses are thinner than glass, and nearly as strong as CR-39.
High index lenses, such as 1.66, 1.74, and 1.9, are much thinner than regular glass or plastic. Talk with your doctor to decide which high index lens is right for you.
Polarized sunglasses help reduce the glare from the road, windshield, cars, and other reflecting surfaces. Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare, reducing eye strain and increasing visibility.
There are some limitations to the use of polarized lenses, however. Because the vertical polarizing stripes reduce the amount of light entering the eye, polarized lenses cannot be used for regular eyewear with clear lenses. Prescription sunglasses can be tinted a very light gray to accommodate the polarized laminate, but most contact lenses cannot. Some drivers discover that polarized lenses can cause distortions in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Onboard clocks and other instrument displays may be temporarily unreadable. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fisherman can eliminate the bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with any other sunglasses, golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.
Sunglasses are essential for protecting eyes from sun damage, they also improve vision. Sunglasses are important for people of all ages. Many experts believe our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the sun's UV rays by age 18. And since excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts and other eye problems, it's never too early for kids to begin wearing good quality sunglasses outdoors.
Sunglasses can range from poor to excellent protection from UVA and UVB light. Less expensive sunglasses are available, but you need to look closely at the UV protection they provide. At Complete Family Eyecare we provide the best protection from the sun. We carry a large selection styles and colors to meet the needs of your lifestyle.
Another product to consider is polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses block light reflected from surfaces like a flat road or smooth water. If you're involved in activities like water sports, skiing, golfing, biking, fishing, and even driving, polarized lenses can be very helpful in reducing glare and giving a clearer view.
If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and precision. Sports lenses protect the wearer's eyes. Sports like tennis, baseball, softball, and racquetball may see ball speeds of 90mph or more. In baseball alone, there are over 500,000 injuries per year! But that's not the most common eye injury. Most eye injuries occur in basketball, where an elbow or a finger jabbed into the eye can cause corneal abrasions, fractured bones, retinal detachments, or even blindness.
Polycarbonate lenses are more resistant to impact than glass or plastic and offer protection for 90% of eye injuries. Protective eyewear fits well, features a padded bridge, has prescription or non-prescription lenses, and deep-grooved eyewires to prevent the lens from falling out.
The specialized lenses also optimize your vision. In addition to protecting your eyes certain additions can be made to your sports lenses to give you a competitive advantage. Depending on your sport, certain lenses are more appropriate than others. Dark, UV protection lenses, polarized lenses, tinted lenses are available to enhance your performance in baseball, fishing, shooting, golfing, skiing, biking and more. Even if you don't normally wear glasses, non-prescription sports lenses can benefit your performance. Some people think that lenses prevent the wearer from seeing the action, but many sports lenses have anti-fog, glare reduction, increased peripheral vision and scratch resistant properties, which provide an advantage. Discuss your sports needs with us anytime at Complete Family Eyecare.
Contact lenses are thin, curved lenses worn on the clear surface of the eye, called the cornea. They are typically worn to correct vision, but in some cases they are used for cosmetic purposes only. Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient and extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you'll hardly know you're wearing them, though you'll certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. There are a wide variety of contact lenses available to meet each person's individual needs. We'll discuss the option that's best for you. At Complete Family Eyecare, it is our recommendation that every patient have a pair of eyeglasses available to wear as a back up for their contact lenses. Contact lenses should not be relied upon to correct your vision at all times.
There are a wide variety of contact lenses available to meet the needs of almost everyone. Many patients were told in the past that they couldn't wear contacts, but with newer technology available more and more patients can successfully wear them. You owe it to yourself to see what's new. We carry many options, and promise to do our best in selecting contact lenses that you'll love wearing. Choose from the following list for a brief look at some of the options available.
Soft lenses are very comfortable and come in a variety of types, depending on the wearer's needs. Conventional soft lenses are worn during the day, and cleaned and stored at night. Usually once a week the lenses must be cleaned using an enzymatic cleaner, which removes protein deposits. These lenses can last for a year or more if your prescription stays the same and you take good care of them.
These lenses are similar to conventional soft lenses except they are replaced more frequently. Oftentimes, they are worn for one-month periods then replaced. Other frequent replacement soft lens types are worn two to three months before they are replaced. Like conventional soft lenses, they have to be cleaned and stored at night and cleaned once a week with an enzymatic cleaner to remove protein deposits.
Disposable soft lenses are much more popular than conventional soft lenses. These lenses are worn for a period of time then, of course, thrown away. The most well-known disposables last for two weeks. There are also one-week and one-day disposables. These are perfect for many patients who were told they couldn't wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions. They have a low cost per lens and are also popular for athletes and hobbyists who don't necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day.
Extended wear lenses can be worn up to 30 days, day and night, without removal. These lenses are the result of new technology in lens materials that allows more oxygen to pass through the lens to the cornea of the eye. Extended wear lenses can last one week, two weeks, or one month, depending upon the lens material and your doctor's recommendations.
Next, you have tinted soft lenses, available in conventional, disposable, or frequent replacement types. With tinted soft lenses, you can change your eye color or enhance your eye color. Even if you don't need corrective lenses, you can use "plano" tinted lenses to change your eye color.
Recent technology has greatly improved bifocal soft lenses. Many patients who are in their 40s who need bifocals can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses. These lenses will provide them with vision for both far and near at the same time.
Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea affects the vision. In the past, if you had astigmatism, your only options were either glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses. But toric lenses now offer a great alternative. There are several types of toric lenses to choose from to meet each person's individual needs.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses.As the name implies, these lenses are hard and gas permeable. These lenses should not be confused with the outdated "hard contacts" from years ago. RGP lenses are very beneficial to patients who can't wear soft lenses and they are available in specialized designs to correct just about any vision disorder. RGP lenses transmit more oxygen to the cornea than soft lenses, which increases eye comfort and health. RGPs provide better vision, durability, and deposit resistance than soft contact lenses. They can be easier to clean, and since they're long-lasting, they can be less expensive in the long term than soft lenses. RGPs do require an adaptation period before they become comfortable to wear.
There are a variety of solutions available from many different manufacturers. The important thing to remember is that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens. Some contact lenses require the use of multipurpose solutions, while others require separate solutions for the four steps in contact lens care: disinfecting, cleaning, rinsing, and enzyming. Use only the lens solutions that are recommended by your eye doctor. If you wish to change brands, check with our office first.
Contact lenses are prescription medical devices and need to be treated carefully. To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these few guidelines or the instructions recommended by your doctor.
Ocular complications and/or long-term corneal damage are the consequences of contact lenses that are worn longer than recommended. Oftentimes, your lenses will still feel good even when you are over-wearing them. Do not wear your lenses overnight unless they are approved for extended wear and your doctor has discussed this with you. Overnight wear increases the risk of infection and other complications.
Caring For Your Contacts
Deposits and infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses-etc., can build up on the surface of all contact lenses. For this reason, it is very important to keep them clean and disinfected. Always make sure your hands are properly cleaned before touching your eyes or handling your contact lenses. The best way to properly care for your lenses is to develop a lens care routine and stick to it!
There are four steps in contact lens care, follow the care prescribed for your lenses:
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