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Lens Choices

After your complete eye exam at TSO-Stone Oak, we will ask you a series of questions about style, comfort, fit and safety requirements that will help you make the right lens choices.

glasses9Thin and light high index lenses
Many TSO patients who are extremely nearsighted or farsighted are enjoying the benefits of new and advanced high index lenses made with flatter curves. Their precision designs reduce unwanted magnification and peripheral errors. The flatter curves decrease the center’s thickness and reduce lens volume and weight. High index lenses offer a slim attractive lens whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted. The lens minimizes magnification and improves the appearance of your eyes behind your glasses. The added bonus is a wider selection of stylish and fashionable frames from which to choose.

Polycarbonate lenses

If sports, safety, and children’s eyewear are important considerations, a good choice is polycarbonate lenses because of their superior scratch and impact resistance, and lighter weight. All polycarbonate lenses also have built in materials that block UV light. Studies have shown that appropriate eyewear could reduce sports related eye injuries by 90%.

Sun-sensitive lenses from light to dark

Sun-sensitive lenses change naturally from light to dark automatically. They are made in lightweight plastic and are lighter on your nose and much more comfortable than glass lenses. These lenses also have a built in scratch protection and are 100% UV protected. Besides regular Transitions there are now Transitions Extra Active which get darker even behind a car’s windshield.

Progressive “no-line” lenses

If you have more than one vision problem, you are likely to need multi-focal lenses. Traditionally, bifocals offer near and distance vision while trifocals are designed for near, mid-range and distance vision.
Today there is a lens that makes bifocals with lines separating the ranges of vision a thing of the past. Progressive lenses, also called “no line bifocals”, duplicate the natural movement of your eyes giving you a full range of focus so you see clearly and comfortably at all distances, including those in-between areas that bifocals miss.
Good candidates are people in their early 40s just beginning to have a problem with seeing well close-up, and people who switch between reading and distance glasses and want an alternative.
We have the newest progressive lenses where peripheral distortion is no longer a nuisance as the lenses are technologically improved to eliminate it. Adjusting to these lenses is a breeze!

Anti-reflective coating reduces glare

There are two benefits when you choose anti-reflective (AR) coating or treatment on your lenses. AR coating provides a cosmetic value because your eyes – not irritating glare – are visible through your lenses. Your vision is better, too, because the coating eliminates distracting reflections that occur, particularly with night driving and computer viewing. Eye fatigue with computer use is greatly reduced.

Scratch resistance coating

An important and cost effective way to preserve your lens investment is to add a scratch resistant coating, which hardens the surface of your lenses. Also, consider adding a lens tint that adds fashion to your len’s choice. A tint or surface coating blocks hazardous ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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