When choosing lenses, the quality and type are both important. Selecting from an extensive line of Essilor lenses and using state-of-the-art precision machines, our trained professionals will fit and dispense the lenses that are right for you. Coatings may be added as desired to existing and new prescription eyewear.
Plastic is a much lighter and softer material than glass. Hence, scratch resistant coating is important for this type of lens. Plastic lenses can be tinted to a variety of colors and anti-glare or ultra violet protection (UV) coating can also be applied as needed.
Polycarbonate is the lightest and most impact-resistant material available. The lens is 25% thinner and 35% lighter than plastic and is highly recommended for children, when safety is the major concern, and for persons involved in sports. Scratch resistance coating is typically chosen with this kind of lens. Because this material absorbs 99% of ultraviolet rays, the addition of UV coating is not necessary.
General speaking, the higher the index of refraction, the thinner and lighter the lens and the more cosmetically appealing. Scratch resistance and UV protection coatings are usually included within these types of materials. Anti-glare coating is also available.
Bifocal and Progressive Bifocal Lenses
Bifocal lenses are designed for people who require both distance and near correction. A regular bifocal has two distinct prescriptions — one designated for distance and the other for reading. Progressive lenses may be thought of as no line bifocals, providing seamless changes of prescription from distance to reading correction.
Transitions coating is available so your eyewear adjusts automatically for you in exposure to direct sunlight. Tints add cosmetic appeal to lenses. Scratch resistance, antiglare and UV protection coatings are very practical additions to lenses that may also be purchased for most types of lenses.
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