Much like ultraviolet or UV light, blue light is a portion of the “visible light spectrum.” Overexposure may lead to cataracts and other eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Sources of blue light include the sun, fluorescent and LED lighting, digital televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Ask us about the features and benefits of each frame material and what best meets your lifestyle requirements. This article outlines the facts on each frame material currently used to manufacture eyeglasses available in the marketplace to help you select the best eyeglasses for your lifestyle.
High-definition lenses, also known as digital lenses, are now available. These advanced technology lenses offer a number of benefits over conventionally surfaced lenses. Unlike conventional lenses, HD lenses are manufactured using digital computer technology and diamond-cutting tools that customize the lenses’ surface to an individual’s eyes.
Reducing glare is beneficial for many reasons. No-glare lenses improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses by dampening the reflections that mask your eyes when someone is looking at you, making your eyes look more natural. Better yet, most premium no-glare lenses include a special coating that makes them easier to clean, along with a two-sided scratch-resistant coating.
Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals,” provide a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances in one seamless lens, including driving at a distance, arm’s length for computer use, and up close for reading.
Did you know? Eighty percent of lens scratches occur by cleaning eyewear incorrectly. Protect your investment by following these proper lens care instructions. Taking care of your lenses can be the difference between seeing clearly for the life of your eyeglasses or having to replace them early due to excessive scratching and improper maintenance.
Whether you’re working on a project at home or at work, eye protection is serious business. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment each day. Of these injuries, 90 percent could have been prevented with the right eye protection.
Do you get headaches or eyestrain from staring at your computer screen? At the end of a long day in front of your digital devices, is it difficult to focus on objects in the distance? You may be suffering from digital eye strain. With most of the population working on computers for multiple hours a day, our staff wants to share some information on the benefits of computer lenses.
Although no lens material is “scratch-proof,” protecting your new lenses with a scratch-resistant treatment is essential. Lenses that are treated on the front and backside with a clear, hard coating show increased resistance to scratching. A two-sided scratch-resistant treatment is the best choice for optimal scratch-resistant protection. Watch the video below, and be sure to ask us about adding scratch protection to your lenses!
Do you desire thinner, lighter lenses? People with a lower refractive error generally don’t think about the thickness of their lenses because they have many material options that are thin and light. People who have a stronger prescription, however, will notice a big difference in the weight and the appearance of their lenses with new materials. Watch the video to learn more!