While many patients of Vision Gallery enjoy shopping for new eyeglass frames, choosing from our extensive line of designer glasses, they forget that the most important decision is choosing the proper lenses for their optical prescription! There are so many advances taking place for eyeglass lenses! New high-tech plastic lenses are lighter, more durable than glass, and can be treated with a filter to protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet light. Below, our New Dorp optometrists have outlined some of the amazing advances taking place in eyeglass lens technology. See how these specialty lenses can benefit you!
Polycarbonate lenses are impact-resistant and an excellent choice for individuals who have an active lifestyle. These types of lenses are also great for children who may easily drop or scratch their glasses. In all kinds of sports eyewear and safety eyewear, polycarbonate lenses are used rather than glass or plastic because they are scratch-resistant. Their number one quality is that they protect your eyes.
High Index Plastic Lenses are designed specifically for people who require strong prescription. With a strong prescription, the lenses is typically thicker which causes facial distortion, however, these lenses are lighter and thinner than the typical thick coke bottle lenses. You’ll still get the same excellent vision correction, without the heavy and thick lenses of the past.
Aspheric lenses are made up of differing degrees of curvature over its surface, which allows the lens to be thinner and flatter than other lenses, making them ideal for strong prescriptions. They also provide better vision than ordinary lenses and look better because they lessen farsighted eye magnification and nearsighted eye minification, creating an eyeglass lens with a much larger usable portion than the standard lens.
Made from either glass or plastic, Photochromic Lenses play double-duty by changing from clear to tinted when in direct sunlight. This eliminates the need for prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses, also known as transitions, are the perfect adaptive lens that seamlessly changes tints depending on the quality of light. Quickly changing between indoor and outdoor conditions, Transitions lenses provides its wearers with perfect eyesight in the clear indoors to the dark outdoors. Just like prescription sunglasses, Transitions lenses block all the suns harmful UV rays, without the hassle of changing eyeglasses.
At Vision Gallery of Staten Island, we also offer Varilux Progressive Lenses, which offer its wearers the convenience of multifocals without the visible line. Progressive lenses negate the need for additional reading glasses. These lenses do take some getting used to and require an eye exam to ensure proper optical prescriptions. At Vision Gallery, we have a Progressive lens expert on staff, so to learn more about these revolutionary new lenses, visit our New Dorp Beach eyeglass store.