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Lens Menu

This “menu” will help you understand your lens options.  Our opticians will explain and demonstrate lens materials, designs and treatments that are most appropriate for your needs. 


Plastic Lenses – are half the weight of glass lenses and don’t fog up as easily as glass. 

High-index Lenses – are lighter and thinner than regular lenses and are especially appealing in higher prescriptions.

Impact Resistant Lenses – are lightweight and the best choice for children, teens, active adults, occupational safety and anyone needing the best available eye protection.

Glass Lenses – offer superior optics and the best scratch-resistance however they must be specially treated for impact resistance and can be heavier to wear than other lens materials.

Single Vision – this all-purpose lens is available in all materials and can be used for either distance, intermediate or near vision correction.

Multifocals – will be suggested when both distance and near correction are needed together in a single lens.

No-line Progressives – correct for far (driving a vehicle), intermediate (viewing a dashboard) and near (reading a map) vision all in one lens.  Because there is no visible line, progressive lenses have the appearance of single-vision lenses and are a cosmetically desirable multifocal.  Progressives are available in all lens materials.

Bifocals – provide both far( driving and near (reading a map) correction in one lens.

Trifocals – are like progressive lenses but with visible lines.  The majority of the lens is for distance viewing, the center portion is for intermediate focusing while the lower portion is for near-viewing.

Thinner, flatter lenses – are recommended when a prescription is “high-minus” and thicker at the outer edges or “high-plus,” and thicker in the middle.  Flatter lenses enhance lens appearance by reducing edge or center thickness and are lighter weight.