Premium Anti-Reflective Coating ($99)
Anti-reflective coating is a clear coating applied to finished lenses. This clear coating reduces glare caused by things such as computers and oncoming headlights while driving at night. This premium anti-reflective coating is hydrophobic and more resistant to smudging and scratching. A person wearing glasses with an anti-reflective coating will look like they don’t have any lenses in their frame.
Transition lenses are sensitive to UV light. When you go outside, the sunlight causes the lenses to darken. When you are inside, the lenses are completely clear. The darkness of the lenses depends on the amount of UV light that comes in contact with the lenses. Transition lenses are convenient if you do not want to have a separate set of sunglasses. However, transition lenses do not darken behind the car windshield (see polarized option below.)
Polarized lenses are sunglass lenses only. Transition lenses do not get dark behind a car windshield. If you need sunglasses for driving, polarized lenses are the best option. Bright light does not make you squint. Sun GLARE makes you squint. Polarized lens technology cuts that sun glare, making it much easier to see when the sun is out. Polarized sunglasses are also the best option for someone that enjoys outdoor sports. Golfing, tennis, cycling, and fishing are much more enjoyable with polarized lenses.
Polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are used in drill mounts (rimless), safety glasses, and sports eye wear. They are also thinner than regular plastic lenses. However, the clarity of a polycarbonate lens is not always the best once your prescription reaches a certain point (see high-index option below). Polycarbonate lenses are available in transition and polarized options.
Hi-index lenses are thinner than normal plastic lenses. They can significantly improve your appearance and your vision if you are severely near-sighted or far-sighted. There are different indexes of lenses depending on how efficiently the light is refracted. Generally, the higher your prescription, the higher your recommended index of refraction. We will look at your prescription, your frame choice, and the way the frame fits your face, when determining which, if any, high-index lenses you should purchase. We will not talk you into or sell you something that you don’t need. Frame choice is so important with higher prescriptions. We will take the time, especially with higher prescriptions, to make sure that the frame fits your face; but also that your prescription looks as good as it can in the frame that you choose. High index lenses are available in transition and polarized options (high-index polarized are an additional $50 on top of the high-index and polarized options)