1. Match your lenses to your problems
If your eyecare professional has diagnosed you with a short or long sighted vision default (myopia, hyperopia and/or astigmatism), Single vision lenses are suited for you! They are perfect for all day use to see items at distance like when driving or watching TV.
Over forty years old, you may need Reading glasses. Designed for occasional uses, these lenses improve the way you see items up close, like books or newspapers.
If you have persistent near vision troubles, for everyday use, or if you combine far vision problems with near vision problems, you might need to wear progressive lenses. Those lenses are designed for presbyopia.
Presbyopia is caused by the loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, occurring typically in middle and old age. This specific trouble requires specific measurements to be made in store, in order to create personalized lenses If you need such glasses, please contact us to book an appointment.
2. Choose the right lenses: lens style
A. Clear lenses
B. Photochromic lenses
A. Clear lenses
Clear lenses are typically prescribed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. This type of lenses is intended to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia while providing the consumer with a sharp and clear view. In addition, they also help protect eyes from harmful UV rays.
B. Photochromic (or Transitions®) lenses.
Rapidly adapting to light condition changes, photochromic lenses adapt from clear indoors to fully dark in the brightest sun. The original photochromic lens introduced people to the balance of wearing one pair of glasses for both outdoors and in.
Unlike sunglasses, which have a set tint, photochromic lenses are constantly adapting to your surrounding light conditions. The constant and smooth transition allows you to see well in all light conditions. Photochromic lenses are particularly suitable for people with light sensitivity, teenagers (as they typically spend longer outdoors than adults), people who are beginning to develop presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness), outdoor enthusiasts and people who continuously move between indoors and outdoors.
The moment you step outside wearing photochromic lenses you will understand why they are regarded as the number one photochromic lens worldwide:
Transitions are personalised to your style. No matter which glasses frame you choose, we can fit a transition lens. Transition lenses are also suitable for any age including children.
3. Choose the right technology: Lens characteristics
Adapting your lenses with the right surface technologies will optimize and protect your vision. There are various lens protection properties and technologies available for prescription and non-prescription eyewear.
a. Thickness (indexes) properties
Standard Index (1.5) is recommended for prescriptions up to +/- 2.5 Made of organic materials, they are the most common type of lens used today.
Thin and Light (Hi Index 1.6) is suggested for prescriptions of +/- 3.00. These lenses are ideal for higher prescriptions and will be 25% thinner than standard plastic lenses. They are lighter, look better, and will work well with thinner metal frames.
Thinner and Light (Hi Index 1.67) is suggested for prescriptions of +/- 3.00 This lens is ideal for higher prescriptions, and will be up to 33% thinner than a standard plastic lens. Because the lens is thinner and lighter it means that more delicate frames can be used.
Thinnest and Light. (Hi Index 1.74) is recommended for prescriptions of +/- 5.00 and above. Thinnest and Light lenses provide the ultimate in thinness and lightness for high prescription strengths, and are perfect for the higher prescriptions; it is as much as 50% thinner than a standard plastic lens. It is currently the thinnest and lightest plastic lens available. These lenses will work with all frame types.
b. Special treatments
UV Protection: Did you know UV and other sun radiations can harm your eyes and cause vision loss? UV protection lenses keep you away from the numerous risks related to sun exposure.
Anti-reflection: A set of ultra- thin layers on the lens surfaces that eliminates reflections to dramatically reduce glare. Reflections on both sides of the lens can lead to the wearer experiencing glare, which creates visual discomfort and reduces clarity of vision. An anti-reflective lens also gives better vision for night driving, which means improved safety – and for computer use, which means less eyestrain. As the lenses are more transparent, the wearers eye are no longer hidden behind reflections.
Scratch-resistant: A hard film that creates a much tougher surface on lenses. (These are still susceptible to damage, especially if dropped). The technology gives lenses a longer life and protects visual clarity. This is a must have, and even more so on children’s eyeglasses.
Anti-fog: You no longer need to suffer the inconvenience, embarrassment or danger of fogged-up glasses. The Anti-Fog Coating resists fogging longer than traditional coatings, even after washing multiple times. Anti-fog technology is applied to help workers see clearly, longer. Removing eyewear to wipe away fog can expose your eyes to potentially dangerous hazards and debris in your workplace.
Anti smudges: See how easy it is to clean your glasses thanks to your durable, smudge-resistant coating lenses! Protection from smudges comes with effortless and easy cleaning and long-lasting cleanability.
Anti-static technology: Fed up with removing dust from your lenses every once in a while? Anti-static technology works thanks to a clean coat polishing the surface of the lens and preventing dirt and dust from adhering tightly. Anti-static technology doesn’t remove dust forever, it mainly makes lens maintenance considerably easier.