Never before have frames been offered in so many stylish choices. For this reason eyeglasses, today are more popular than ever. There are also many available options when choosing the lenses for your eyeglasses. Some of the most popular types of lenses prescribed today are:
A slimmer, more attractive profile that eliminates the magnified look which can be present in some prescriptions.
High Index Lenses
Made of new materials that allow the lenses to be noticeably thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses.
Thinner, lighter, and up to 10x more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses. This type of lens is ideal for safety glasses, children’s eyewear, and for anyone who wants light-weight, durable glasses.
Thinner, lighter, and offer comparable impact resistance to polycarbonate materials, but with better clarity and fewer image distortions. This material is our doctors' and staff’s lens of choice for children and adults with mild prescriptions.
UV-sensitive lenses that quickly darken in bright conditions and quickly clear in ordinary lighting. www.transitions.com
Diminish glare from flat, reflective surfaces, such as water, thus reducing eye fatigue.
Dramatically improve the look and comfort of your eyeglasses by minimizing the amount of light reflecting off the surface of your lenses. This effectively reduces glare and eye fatigue.
Other lens coatings include scratch-resistant, UV treatment, and mirror coatings.
Eyeglasses for presbyopia, or age-related reduction in near vision in which reading and close tasks become difficult, are different than standard eyeglasses you have been accustomed to wearing. There are several options when choosing the correct multifocal (multiple powers for distance and near) glasses for you:
Lenses with two powers- one for distance and one for near- separated by a visible line.
Lenses with three powers- near, intermediate, and distance- separated by two visible lines.
These lenses allow the wearer to focus at many different distances instead of only two or three. They have no lines which allow for a smooth, comfortable transition from one distance to another.
Specialty eyewear is also available. You can now have optimal vision and comfort for specific activities such as:
Extended time in front of a computer can cause eye strain, fatigue, and muscle strain. Computer glasses have lenses that are designed to maximize your vision at intermediate and near distances. These lenses will give you the best correction for computer use and reduce eyestrain.
Reading and Hobbies
Often a pair of single-vision reading glasses can be a better solution for prolonged reading and other detailed near vision tasks, such as sewing, quilting, etc.
Lawnmowers, power trimmers, grinding tools, and other power tools can all cause serious eye injuries from high-speed projectiles. Even something as simple as hammering a nail can cause flying debris. Safety glasses are a necessity for these activities.
Wearing specially tinted eyeglass lenses can improve vision on the tennis court, golf course, or on the slopes. Sport-specific eyewear can enhance performance by improving visual clarity while protecting your eyes from injury.
Whether you need vision correction or not, sunglasses are essential. They can provide comfort and enhanced performance in outdoor activities.
Midwest Vision Care, LLC is proud to be an authorized dealer for Maui Jim's sunwear. In our doctors' opinions, nothing surpasses the optical quality of a Maui Jim lens. Maui Jim sunglasses are available in both prescription and non-prescription parameters.
Prescription sunglasses are often the best solution when you want clear, comfortable vision outdoors or when driving on a sunny day. They eliminate glare and the need for squinting which causes reduced vision and eye strain.
Fashion sunglasses offer many choices in styling, designer names, and frame materials. Part of the popularity of nonprescription sunglasses is due to the fact that over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses. Anyone who wears contacts needs sunglasses to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays. Sunglasses also keep contacts from drying out when outdoors and shield the eyes from wind and debris.
When choosing sunglasses, make sure that the lenses block 100% of the sun's harmful rays. Sunglasses do not have to be expensive to provide this level of protection.
Sunglasses for Kids
Children spend a great deal of time outdoors. They need sun protection even more than adults. Some experts say that we get up to 80% of our lifetime exposure to UV radiation by the time we are 18 years old.