Eyewear FAQs

What is Trivex?

Trivex lenses, are a urethane-based monomer and are made from a cast molding process similar to how regular plastic lenses are made. This gives Trivex lenses the advantage of crisper optics than injection-molded polycarbonate lenses. Trivex are lighter than polycarbonate, are nearly as thin, but give much better optics with less aberrations, provide the same UV protect and have similar safety and impact resistance. Lenses made with Trivex material are a great choice for anyone who leads an active life and expects clear, crisp vision correction, lightweight comfort and protection from their eyewear.

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a polymer plastic that is 10X more impact-resistant than plastic. For many years it was the standard for children and safety glasses. Polycarbonate lenses are 35% lighter and thinner than plastic lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are scratch and impact resistant and has a unique optical feature called inherent UV protection, blocking 100% of these potentially damaging uv rays that cause eye disease.

What is High-Index?

High-index is a type of plastic lenses that are 20%-40% thinner and lighter than standard plastic.

What is Photosensitive Sun Changers?

Lenses are clear indoors and darken automatically outdoors. Transitions is the leading brand name that is often considered when selecting photosensitive lenses. Ask our optical professionals about your choices.

What are Progressives, or PAL?

Progressive lenses or (progressive addition lenses) eliminates the line in a traditional bifocal to form a no-line trifocal. Patients will have distance, intermediate, and reading, all in one. There are a large variety of progressive lenses that include a number of different features and capabilities.

What are Digital Progressives or High Definition Progressives?

Traditional progressive lenses, due to their manufacturing process often have distortion at the lower edges of the lenses. In addition, the lens was designed to give the patient their optimal vision at one fixed point in the center of the lens and as the eye moved further away from that center spot distortion increased. Today the development of digital technology allows us to custom make progressive lenses that virtually eliminate all distortion and give patient’s their optimal vision at all points in the lens. Digital progressive lenses are the usually best choice for the best vision for bifocal wearers. just glasses. optical, will provide its patients with the best quality digital progressive lenses to meet each patient’s custom needs.

What is a UV 400 filter?

UV filters block the sun’s harmful UV radiation from entering your eyes, which cause cataracts, retinal damage, and eye diseases.

What is Anti-Reflection?

An anti-reflective coating is a multi-layered coating that reduces both internal and external reflections. Improves vision and appearance of your eyeglasses. Please talk with our options about the degrees of quality from good to better or best when selecting the anti-reflective coating that is right for you.