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Progressive Lenses Transitions Polarized Lenses
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All of our lenses are customized to provide the right visual solution to meet your individual visual needs.

 No-Glare Lenses

If you want the best vision possible, one option to consider is a Glare-free lens. This lens treatment enhances the appearance and performance of your eyeglass lenses by eliminating reflections from the front and back surfaces. Glare-free lenses are practically invisible, so people focus on your eyes, and not the distracting reflections from your eyeglasses. Today’s Glare-free lenses provide shaper vision and higher contrast especially in low light environments. For example, driving at night, glare from headlights can make it difficult to see hazards on the road. Glare-free lenses reduce the amount of glare from on-coming traffic allowing you to see more clearly.

People who spend time on the computer can also benefit from an anti-reflective coating. Studies have shown that glare from computer monitors can cause eyestrain and fatigue. Glare-free lenses provide a much more comfortable experience, by eliminating glare from the computer screen.

Thinner and Lighter lenses

Prior to the last few years, the only materials available for use as lenses were glass and a hard plastic called CR-39. But recently, high index lenses have become available. High index materials are named because they have a higher index of light refraction. Basically, they can do the same job that glass or CR-39 does, but high index lenses are much thinner and lighter. With high index lenses, you can avoid having “soda bottle” lenses. 

High Index LensesWhen learning about high index lenses, you may hear many unfamiliar numbers and terms. Here are a few things to remember.

The first and still the most popular high index plastic is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate was originally developed for fighter jet cockpits. It is very strong, very light, and resistant to scratches and breaking. Most sports lenses are made of polycarbonate.

High index lenses, such as 1.66, 1.74, and 1.9, are much thinner than regular glass or plastic. Talk with your doctor to decide which high index lens is right for you.

Progressive Lenses

The visual demands created by our continual use of computers, iPads, laptops and smart phones have put an excess amount of strain on our visual systems. The use of the old technology like bifocals and trifocals has given away with the advancement in Progressive lenses. As your vision changes with time, a one focus point lens or bifocals may no longer offer you the best vision possible. Progressive lenses correct vision in a way that closely resembles natural eyesight. These lenses offer clearer vision at all distances; close up, intermediate, and far away.

progressive lenses of chinoThe transitions between focal zones are seamless, allowing one to shift from far away to intermediate to up close with ease. No longer are you looking at that monitor with you neck lifted up to see with the bottom of your bifocal lens. The newest advancement in Progressive lenses is Freeform technology. Freeform is to lenses what hand tailoring is to clothing. Meeting today’s call of personalization, Advanced Eyecare of Chino is integrating freeform progressive lenses into our practice. The freeform lens’ greatest benefit is that because each lens is custom-made to precise measurements it requires virtually no adaptation process.

So patients can put them on and wear them easily, immediately without the past “swim and sway” complaints of traditional progressive no-line lenses. Freeform — also known as direct-to-surface or direct lens technology — can create a unique, progressive lens using state-of-the-art surfacing technology.

Freeform lenses are created using our Visioffice technology. This incorpates measurements that allow us to take into account the "fingerprint" of your eye and your facial features, which allows us to most closely reproduce your natural vision.

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If you have ever felt frustrated at needing both prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic lenses. Transitions lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear. This is a lens designed totally for your convenice.

There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others darken in little or no direct light. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask Dr. Paul what options are available.

Polarized Lenses

polarizedGlare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare, reducing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare.

Most glare comes from horizontal surfaces, so the light is “horizontally polarized.” Polarized lenses feature vertically-oriented “polarizers.” These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fisherman can eliminate the bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with other sunglasses, golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.

Scratch Resistant Coating

scratch resistant lens coatingIf you have hard plastic lenses (CR-39), you should consider getting a scratch resistant coating. Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses and compromise their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you do not have to worry as much about minor scratches on your lenses.

Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a one-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches.

CompuClear Computer Lenses

compuclearSuffering from Visual fatigue? 8 out of 10 people experience Digital Eye Strain, many on a daily basis. Digital Eye Strain is caused by focusing on objects, such as computers, that are 1 to 3 feet away for extended period of time. This has increased dramatically with the use of dual monitors and laptops. The symptoms are not only bothersome; they can also be painful, reduce the enjoyment of your day and reduce the quality of work. Symptoms include tired eyes, eyestrain, headache, neck and back pain. There are the symptoms many may suffer after long hours on the computer or participating in “close-up” activities like working on small devices, playing an instrument, sewing and reading.

Your solution is a pair of CompuClear Lens. These lenses are designed for task-specific wear by those over 40 who spend extended time at intermediate and near viewing. Benefits include: 

  • Intermediate vision: wide and comfortable. CompuClear Lens provides full screen vision at intermediate distance by accommodating a patient’s natural posture and workspace ergonomics.
  • Near vision: smooth transition. Near area is wide and provides a smooth transition for looking at the keyboard or documents.
  • Distance vision: functional and efficient. As the most advanced computer lens available, CompuClear Lens offer clear distance vision in most office settings but is not designed to be a lens you drive in.
These lenses are specially for an office and work environment and are used as a supplement to your everyday lenses.

Eyezen Lenses - for 21st Century Digital Eye Strain


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