There are oodles and oodles of lenses to choose from, and more innovation in design coming every day. When you come into ArtSEE Eyewear, one of the first things we will ask you about is your prescription. As Opticians, we are really interested in matching you to the correct type of lenses for your needs. In our consultation, we will assess a variety of lens options for you. We have access to almost all makes and models of lenses and lens manufacturers including ESSILOR/VARILUX, NIKON and ZEISS.
Most lenses are now made digitally which will offer the wearer more accurate, clearer vision. Here’s the “Cole’s Notes” of lenses if you want to indulge your inner geek.
Single Vision: These lenses are used for correcting for one focusing distance only – whether it be for far away, mid-distance or close up viewing.
Bifocal: These lenses correct for distance viewing and reading only. They are commonly noticed as they have a line that runs along the top of the reading segment.
Pre-Presbyope: (say what?) – These are perfect for students doing large amounts of reading with or without a standard prescription, or hard working, computer reading 30 somethings…and some other interesting applications for this lens. These lenses help relax the eye muscles and keep them from working overtime. These lenses can be a little strange at first, but, you’ll adapt in no time.
Progressives: Often people who need assistance with reading and distance wear these lenses. They offer clear vision at focusing distances from far away to your computer to your close up needs. There are over 200 types of progressive lenses on the market. There are value based lenses, moderately priced lenses and top of the line lenses; all of which use different levels and types of technology to produce remarkably different end results. We can make it easy for you to determine which would be the best option for you.
Task Specific: These lenses are engineered for people who usually use reading glasses and or progressive lenses. They are optimized for the variety of closer distances (usually within 3 meters or 10 feet) of your work environment. They are perfect if you have neck pain from computer work, spend hours at a stretch on a computer, paint, play a musical instrument, work on cars, the list is endless. Most of our clients find these to make a real improvement in their overall comfort in their posture and their vision.
All of these choices are available in a variety of lens materials, with different coatings, ultraviolet protection, blue light protection (an emerging science) and tints. We have the thinnest lenses available on the market and are always seeking the latest developments in lens technology. Often, the lens manufacturers have our offices trial new lens technologies for “real world” feedback, before they are launched to a wider array of professionals.
Give us a call to setup an appointment with one of our Licensed Opticians and we will help you find solutions specific to you!