Our spectacle lenses are of the finest quality, meeting and exceeding all federal standards for accuracy and quality. We offer the latest technology in thin lenses, photochromic (sun-activated) lenses, progressive (no-line) lenses, polarized sun lenses, and more.
Each lens is prepared and custom fit to your frame at our state-of-the-art laboratory facility. An optician will record specific measurements so that when the lenses are cut to fit your frame, your prescription will be accurate and your vision will be clear.
Our lenses are competitively priced and are covered by our Eyewear Service Plan, one of the most extensive warranties in the eye care industry. We also include ultraviolet (UV) protection and scratch resistant coatings on all of our lenses at no extra cost.
Product Care Tips
Standard Plastic lenses are much lighter and less fragile than glass lenses. They are made from a hard resin material, the most common of which is called CR-39. This type of lens is ideal for patients with mild to moderate prescriptions.
High Index lenses are made from material that is of much greater density with a higher index of refraction than standard plastic lenses. Because of these characteristics, less material is required to provide the prescribed amount of vision correction and results in thinner, lighter lenses. These lenses are especially beneficial for patients with moderate to strong prescriptions who wish to avoid thick, heavy, and unsightly lenses.
Polycarbonate or Trivex
Polycarbonate lenses are thinner, lighter, and 10 times more impact resistant than than standard plastic lenses (often referred to as "featherweight" lenses). They also provide built-in ultraviolet protection against the damaging affects of exposure to the sun.
At Wing Eyecare, all sportswear, safety (or occupational) frames, and frames to be worn by patients under 18 years of age are fit with polycarbonate lenses. Also, any drilled rimless frames require either polycarbonate or trivex for long-lasting durability.
Due to high risk of eye injury and lack of availability, Wing Eyecare no longer provides glass lenses to its patients.
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Plano lenses are lenses with no prescribed power. They are typically used for protection (non-prescription safety lenses and sports eyewear) or for non-prescription sunglasses. These lenses are available in all lens materials.
Single vision lenses are used to provide vision correction for patients who are nearsighted (myopia) or farsighted (hyperopia). The lens is made with a single prescription that is consistent throughout the lens. Correction for astigmatism may also be included in a single vision lens. This type of lens is available in all lens materials.
Multifocal lenses provide vision correction at 2 or more distances. There are three basic types of multifocal lenses:
- Bifocals: provide two vision zones separated by a visible line. The bottom segment (often "half-moon" in shape) corrects for near or reading distances while the remainder of the lens corrects for distance vision.
- Trifocals: offer 3 vision zones separated by visible lines. The upper area is for distance vision, the middle segment provides intermediate vision for distances between 2 and 7 feet, and the bottom segment holds the reading prescription.
- Progressives: also referred to as "no-line bifocals". These lenses are similar to trifocals in that they have 3 different prescription areas for near, intermediate, and distance vision. Progressives differ from bifocals and trifocals in that the different zones are not separated by visible lines, but rather offer a natural, "progressive", transition between the different powers on the lens. This eliminates the problem of "image jump" associated with lined multifocals and presents a more attractive appearance.
Computer lenses are designed to provide superior correction for reading distances to intermediate distances (2 to 7 feet).
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Scratch Resistant Coating
When a spectacle lens becomes scratched, it can impair vision through the lens and present an unattractive appearance. Scratch resistant coating may be applied to both surfaces of a lens to help protect against scratches caused by everyday use. This not only increases the durability of the lens, but also protects your investment.
"Scratch-resistance" does not equal "scratch-proof". Because of this, it is important to handle your glasses with care and always place them in a proper case when not in use. All lenses from Wing Eyecare include scratch resistant coating at no extra cost*.
An anti-reflective coating increases the amount of light passing through the lens, while reducing the amount of light reflected by the outer surface of the lens and virtually eliminating glare on the inner surface. This benefits the wearer by increasing visual acuity (especially in low-light conditions, such as driving), enhancing appearance, and removing the distracting reflections of ones' eyes on the inner surface of the lenses.
Ultraviolet (UV) Protective Coating
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage your eyes and affect your vision. A UV protective may be applied to a lens to protect the wearer from these adverse affects. Some lenses, such as polycarbonate lenses, come with this protection already built-in.
All lenses from Wing Eyecare include UV protection (100% UVA & UVB) at no extra cost*.
Virtually any lens may be tinted to provide aesthetic and/or functional benefits. A tinted coating may provide added comfort in brightly illuminated environments, for driving long distances, or for providing enhanced contrast and visual acuity while performing certain activities or sports. Another benefit is that tinted lenses may help alleviate eyestrain and tension headaches that often result. Some patients will also take advantage of the many color choices to provide a desired appearance.
Lenses may be tinted for use as sunglasses, specialty eyewear (used in various activities or sports), or they may be lightly tinted with a variety of color choices to match individual tastes. Tints may also be applied in various shade or gradient options.
Photochromic (or sun-activated) lenses are designed to darken as levels of sunlight increase and to clarify in indoor environments. These lenses help to alleviate eyestrain and are available in almost every lens type. New products offer lenses that change between 2 different colors, depending on the amount of available light.
We offer several types of photochromics including Transitions® lenses at affordable prices.
Polarized lenses act to virtually eliminate glare from flat, reflective surfaces such as water, snow, and roads. They accomplish this by utilizing vertically oriented polarizing filters that effectively block 99% of the horizontally polarized glare from various flat surfaces. This provides the wearer with added comfort and freedom from eyestrain with increased visual acuity. These lenses are available in many different types and materials.
Polarized sunglasses are superior to standard sunglasses. Regular sunglasses help to reduce brightness, but do not always effectively reduce glare. Polarized sunglasses will provide reduced brightness, glare, and full ultraviolet protection. A wearer will also notice that colors appear more natural and accurate with polarized lenses. Polarized lenses are available in single vision, bifocal, and progressive lens styles.
*Except when an insurance plan dictates that the patient be charged for these options (e.g. Vision Service Plan).
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Product Care Tips
- Periodic adjustments should be performed by an optician to ensure comfort, good vision, and the integrity of the frame
- Keep eyeglasses in a proper case when not in use
- Do Not wear your glasses during sleep - this will cause frame to be consistently out of alignment and will reduce the life of your frame
- Always wash lenses with warm, soapy water or with ammonia-free cleaning solution and dry with a clean, soft cloth
- Lenses with anti-reflective coating are provided with a special cleaning cloth that should be used for optimal wearing.
- NEVER use paper products (tissues, paper towels, etc) or dirty cloths to clean your lenses
- Always keep contacts in a proper case
- Contacts should be stored in solution to prevent drying and cracking
- All contacts should be cleaned and disinfected according to the directions included with solutions
- DO NOT use water to store or clean your lenses
- DO NOT continue to wear lenses that are not comfortable
- DO NOT re-use solutions
- DO NOT share your contact lenses with others
- DO NOT change brands of solution without consulting your doctor first
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