Blue Blocking Technology

As computers and LED lights become more and more of a factor in our daily lives, blue blocking technology has become more and more important. This can take the form of specific types of anti-reflective technology, adjustments to the material of the lens itself, or even new forms of contacts.

Always mention computer use or concerns about blue light to your doctor so that they can help you find the right solution for you, be it for glare, health, or both!

Anti-Reflective Lenses Normal eyewear often creates glare, reflections, and “ghost images.” Now all that can be eliminated with an anti-reflective coating.

What we see is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses. This produces glare. It also reduces the wearer’s visual acuity. In other words, the light reflection is both a cosmetic and visual problem.

Anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. They make it easier to see and easier for others to see you. These coatings are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night.


HD Digital Lenses

20/20 vision is great on its own, but it is far from everything. The boldness of an image, the glare, the color contrast, and if the vision stays at 20/20 at all distances are factors that can all vary within your vision depending on the quality and type of lens that you are looking through.

Much like an HD tv is objectively clearer and more detailed than a standard tv, HD Digital Lenses are where “good vision” becomes precision vision. Distortion is minimized, reading channels are widened, and higher-order aberrations are bypassed to create the sharpest possible vision that your eyes are capable of.

With this technology, a few extra measurements are combined with a much more precise fabrication method allowing the lens to be customized to your individual eye and frame. This allows everything from the angle of the lens to the layout of how your pupil moves to different parts of your lens down to power increments of 0.01 diopters(D) compared to the 0.25D increments of conventional eyeglass lens tooling.


Thin and Light Modern Lenses

Until recently, the only materials available for use as lenses were glass and a hard resin called CR-39. These materials were good, but they left much to be desired for patients with strong prescriptions which often make eyeglasses physically heavy and thick. Thankfully, technology has moved on!


Polycarbonate - Thin

Originally developed for fighter jet cockpits, these lenses are strong, light, and resistant to scratches and are impact resistant. These qualities make polycarbonate the best choice for children’s lenses as well as sport and safety glasses. Polycarbonate is a great choice for most light to moderate prescriptions, however better high index options that are thinner and provide better optical clarity exist for very high prescriptions.


Mid-Index - Thinner

Mid-index lenses are a tier above polycarbonate creating significantly thinner and more durable lenses built to last. They are in between polycarbonate and high-index lenses.


High-Index - Thinnest and Lightest

These types of lenses take less material in order to bend light, meaning that the same Rx can be put into thinner and lighter lenses that are not only more cosmetically pleasing but also reduce peripheral distortion and increase durability. This makes them an especially good choice for eyeglass wearers with strong prescriptions or moderate to high astigmatism correction. No more soda-bottle lenses!


Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses darken in the sun. Some will be clear inside and darken outside, while others will move from a mild tint to a much darker tint. All of them allow a pair of glasses to provide more utility whether it is glasses that are clear in class and dark outside at recess or glasses that seamlessly move from office comfort to darkening while behind the wheel of a car. They can even be put into sunglasses that can change their tint to optimize comfort automatically from a cloudy day to bright sunlight without you having to worry about a thing. Photochromic lenses vary in tint, color, and how they make your life more convenient. Blink Opticians are experts at matching your needs to the right type and style.


Progressive Lenses

Progressive Addition Lenses (PALs) are the forefront of modern lens technology, moving beyond bifocals and reading glasses and providing superior comfort and convenience. They allow seamless transition from your farthest distance to your closest reading, allowing clear focus at every point in between.


Specialty Lenses

No one should have to settle for “one size fits all but fits poorly” solutions. Imagine 10 people with the exact same prescription. They will have 10 different combinations of jobs, hobbies, and preferences and should end up with 10 different individual solutions.

You are an individual and your “best” solution may be different than the person next to you. Our expert opticians are up to date on the cutting edge of all types of lenses and can easily guide you. There may be options out there that you didn’t even know existed! There are lenses designed to help computer eye strain, double vision, golfing, flying, and so much more.


Scratch Resistance Treatment

Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses and compromise their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you do not have to worry as much about minor scratches on your lenses.


Cosmetic And Specialty Tints

Eyeglasses should be both functional and stylish. People often think that the frame is the only part of eyewear that can express personality, but there are also many ways to improve the appearance of the lenses through cosmetic tints. These tints offer a variety of colors and shades that span the rainbow and can be functional as well as fashionable. There are many ways to customize your lenses to whatever style suits your personality to give you confidence in both how you look and what you see.


Sport Glasses

If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and precision. Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes. Protective lenses are more resistant to impact than glass or plastic and offer protection for 90% of eye injuries.

Specialized lenses optimize your vision. Depending on your sport, certain lenses are more appropriate than others. Dark, UV protection lenses are great for baseball and other outdoor sports. Golfers can benefit from gray-brown colored lenses which make it easier to outline the course and increase contrast. Sports that encounter either road or water glare greatly benefit from polarized lenses to increase awareness and comfort.