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Special Eyes

Exceptional Designer Prescription Eye-Wear

Special Eyes

Specialized Optician Services

Your special eyes deserve advanced lenses made by specialized technicians

There are several options for lenses. Our Optician is an excellent listener with years of experience specifying lenses. Peggy will explain the different types and recommend which will best suit your needs. Then our specialized labs will make them and fit them into the frames you have chosen. Below the photo is a general overview of what our labs produce in accordance with what you and your Optician agree will be the best option for your vision needs.

optical lab technician checking a custom prescription eyeglass lens

Different kinds of lenses

Progressives provide a smooth, gradual change in lens strength for seeing well at any distance. Consider them if you need glasses for distance and reading and find the split screen of bifocals or trifocals uncomfortable. More expensive than bifocals, they can be made with CR-39, polycarbonate, or high-index lenses.

High-index lenses are thinner and lighter than CR-39 or polycarbonate lenses, and they will work for even the strongest prescriptions. Expect to pay more than double for progressive high-index lenses

High-definition lenses offer sharper vision and better peripheral vision than standard technology. You might prefer them if you have more complex visual problems, such as cataracts or corneal scars. They can be made with CR-39, polycarbonate, or high-index lenses.

Trivex lenses are of a more scratch-resistant material than either CR-39 or polycarbonate lenses. They are usually recommended if you wear rimless or semi-rimless frames, or if you’re generally hard on eyeglasses.

The above is just an overview about the different kinds of lenses. Visiting us to discuss your eyewear concerns is the best way to learn exactly what type of lenses will suit your needs.

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