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Guide to Optical Lenses

  • Optical Lenses

    In recent years, the transition from glass to plastic lenses has revolutionized the way we see. In the past, eyeglass lenses were made of glass. However, in recent years, lenses have transitioned to a durable plastic, that is lighter in weight, and less prone to breaking— providing a more comfortable experience.
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  • Optical Lenses for Children

    Which optical lenses are best for children? If you are purchasing new eyeglasses for your child, you may not even be aware that different lens options exist. While your optometrist will be able to guide you and recommend a specific type of lens for your child's individual needs, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different lens materials.
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  • Guide to Sunglasses

    Sunglasses are fashionable, but why are they so important? Most people are aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have on the skin. However, many are unaware that UV radiation can also endanger our ocular health and vision.
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  • Guide to Bifocals and Multifocals

    Have you noticed the need to hold your phone, books or restaurant menus farther from your eyes to improve their clarity? Presbyopia is the most common reason most adults begin to wear eyeglasses. The condition generally develops overtime, beginning at around age 40, and is considered a normal part of the aging process.
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  • Guide to High-Index Lenses

    High-index lenses are eyeglass lenses that are designed to be thinner and lighter than regular lenses. They are generally recommended for people who have significantly high refractive errors and strong prescriptions for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
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