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Eyeglass Basics


After the eye exam and getting a prescription people are ready to choose eyeglasses. Eyeglasses pretty much involves a choice of the frame and the lens, most of the people spend most of their time choosing the frame. Finding the right lens is equally if not more important and being aware of the different options is necessary when it comes to buying eyeglasses. Advanced Vision professionals will advise you in the best combination of type, material and coating for your lifestyle and your individual needs.


After identifying the type of lenses you need, our opticians will help you to decide what material your lenses should be fabricated of. Making this choice depends is a major part of the kind of work you do and the environment where you will spend most of your time wearing the eyeglasses. Materials use (High-Index, Polycarbonate, Photo-chromic, and Polarized).


Once your eye exam is done, our doctor will recommend the type of lenses that you need according to your prescription. Most people require single vision lenses but for some people multi-focal lenses (bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses) are the best way to go.


Today there’s a wide selection of coatings available for lenses. All coatings can be added to lenses during the manufacturing of your eyeglasses. The type of coating(s) you and your provider may select will depend on your lifestyle and what is most beneficial to you. Our Coats (Scratch-Resistant Coating, Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating, Ultra-Violet (UV) Coating).

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