Eye Exam Questions
Eye muscles (strabismus, otherwise known as “lazy eye”)
Intraocular pressure (glaucoma)
Crystalline lens (cataracts)
Retina (macular degeneration, diabetes, and other retinal problems)
Optic nerve head (glaucoma)
Contact Lens Questions
Eye Surgery Questions
Progressive lenses have prescriptions for all distances. The different prescription areas gradually blend into each other so that there is no “jump” in your vision like that caused by a standard bifocal. Cosmetically, progressives are advantageous as they lack the visible line that a bifocal will have (which is why they are often referred to as “no-line” bifocals). Most patients tend to prefer progressive lenses based on both the way they look and function.
Tint is occasionally preferred over polarization due to the wearer’s occupation. For instance, polarization is generally not the best option for pilots, military or police use, as it can interfere with reading LED equipment. Additionally, tinting is available in a wide array of colors while polarization is typically available in only a few.
A third, slightly different option we offer are Transitions lenses, which automatically darken when you are in sunlight.
Our opticians will be happy to address any additional questions you may have and provide demonstrations that will illustrate the differences between the lens types.