Learn More About Types of Lenses
Eyeglasses Chicago | Ophthalmic Lenses
New advancements in lens options add to your comfort. New lighter, thinner plastics, scratch resistance, anti-glare coats, UV protection, photochromics, and tints will make your glasses attractive, functional and sturdy. Also, progressive lenses have improved significantly with advanced designs. Whether it’s scratch resistance for glasses that come on and off often, or anti-glare coating for ongoing comfort from hours at a computer screen or under fluorescent lights, we have an on-site lab that can custom craft your eyeglasses in Chicago to suit your needs.
When selecting eyewear in Chicago for your vision correction, you will be choosing your eyeglass frames, the type of lens and lens coating. Be sure to let us know about the activities you participate in when wearing glasses and ask your eye care professional about the lenses he/she has recommended for you, and how the lenses meet your vision needs.
Know your eyeglasses coating options:
- Anti-reflective: Reduces reflections to a minimum for crisper, clearer vision in all lighting situations.
- Anti-scratch: Provides optimum protection against scratches which can interfere with vision.
- Anti-static: Repels dust and dirt so lenses stay cleaner longer.
- Hydrophobic: Dirt and moisture slide off the surface, so the lens is quicker and easier to clean.
- PureCoat® by ZEISS: This high-tech coating offers all-round protection including hard anti-scratch coating, anti-reflective coating, and the anti-static function all in one.
- UV coating: Some lens materials block 100% of harmful UV rays. Those that don’t require a coating or treatment that offers full UV protection.
Additional options include:
- Self-tinting lenses: Tint reacts to changing light, darkening in the sun and clearing indoors. Self- tinting lenses like PhotoFusion® by ZEISS also offer full UV protection.
- Polarized lenses: Sun lenses that filter out almost all glare created by sunlight reflected off of water, snow and other surfaces.
Care for your ophthalmic lenses. Don’t leave your eyeglasses in the sun or near a heat source as this can damage the coating and frames. And remember to keep your eyewear in a protective case when not in use. We look forward to helping you care for your eyeglasses in one of our Chicago location.