Lenses and Frames
Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your vision needs but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. With help from our opticians, the decision making can be easier.
Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs.
The knowledgeable staff at Lifetime Eye Care will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, Dr. Esarey, Dr. Duzan and Dr. Hennig can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.
Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.
With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.
Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.
Anti-Reflective LensesWearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.
Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Lifetime Eye Care has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with Dr. Esarey, Dr. Duzan, or Dr. Hennig and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Today most people spend a lot of time in front of screens, TVs, computers, phones… Even those who limit screentime might prefer reading books for many hours. Our eyes get tired, and anti-fatigue lenses help to relax our focusing system. They prevent the muscles from overworking while providing HD quality distance vision at the same time. They are loved by our patients, staff and doctors!
HD Progressive Lenses
Progressives are sometimes referred to as no-line bifocals. They are so much more than that though. Bifocals have only two areas of prescription. The top part is usually for distance vision and the bottom is for near vision. There are a lot of distance in between that are not addressed by a lined bifocal lens. Someone wearing a bifocal might be frustrated by things that are at more of an arm’s length distance, like computers or grocery store shelves. Progressive lenses do not have a line but they also provide a continuous change in power from the distance in the top portion of the lens to the near bottom portion. That means that the middle of the lens has prescription that is good for the intermediate distances. The drawback of progressive lenses is that the prescription in concentrated in the center portion of the lens and looking out the side of the lens may not be as clear. It is always recommended to turn your head when looking at thing with this type of lens, but we always recommended the newest type of progressive lenses. These new “digital” lenses provide the widest area of clear vision possible. Many patients who did not like the old types of progressive lenses enjoy these new progressive lenses with a wider field of vision. Ask our doctors and opticians about them!
We provide the best quality photochromic lenses, Transitions. These are lenses that get dark automatically when you go outside on a sunny day and turn back to clear when you go inside. They are convenient and provide excellent UV and blue light protection for your eyes. The newest generation, Transitions 8, changes back and forth faster than ever. We also provide the newest generation of Transitions XTRActive lenses for those who prefer even darker lenses outdoors changing to clear indoors with a hint of protective tint.
Buy One Pair of Glasses, Get the Second Half Off
Can’t decide? Need glasses and sunglasses? What about everyday glasses and computer glasses? You likely don’t wear the same pair of shoes for all of your activities. Glasses are the same! While some lenses may be great for the majority of your daily activities, you may need other options that are more specific to certain activities. We realize this and encourage it! (Certain vision plans do not allow us to apply the 50 percent discount on the second pair but they will specify a second pair discount for your plan.)