Advancements In Eyeglass Technology

Keeping current with your eyeglass prescription leads to finding out about the new advancements in the eyeglass industry. While it may seem like there are so many choices it could make your head spin, it really can be pretty easy to understand it all with just a little bit of explanation. Thanks to the great people over at All About Vision we have some concise facts.

Some of the most popular eyeglass lenses and lens treatments prescribed today include:

Aspheric lenses, which provide a slimmer, more attractive profile and sharper peripheral vision than conventional eyeglass lenses.

High-index plastic lenses that are thinner and lighter than conventional lenses and provide better built-in protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Wavefront technology lenses are fabricated based on very precise measurements of the way light travels through your eye, which helps sharpen visual clarity.

Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are thinner, lighter and up to 10 times more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses, making them the perfect choice for safety glasses, sports eyewear and eyeglasses for children and active adults.

Photochromic lenses are clear lenses that provide 100 percent UV protection and automatically darken in response to sunlight to reduce the need for prescription sunglasses.

Polarized lenses diminish glare from flat, reflective surfaces (like water) and also reduce eye fatigue.

Anti-reflective coating is a popular add-on for lenses. AR (anti-reflective) coating can dramatically improve the look and comfort of your glasses by reducing distracting lens reflections that interfere with eye contact and make your lenses look thicker. AR-coated lenses also reduce glare and allow more light into your eyes for better night vision.

Other lens coatings include scratch-resistant coating, anti-fog coating and UV-blocking lens treatments.

At Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing in Stuart, FL. we have plenty of well trained opticians and stylists to help explain all of the features you might want to get the perfect pair of glasses. We have a wide selection to fit any personal style or budget. Come visit us today!

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