Lens Treatment Options
Premium Anti-reflective (AR) Coating
Anti-reflective treatment is applied to front and back surface and the perfect companion for high-index lenses. All lens materials block some light from passing through that is reflected from the lens surface causing distractions and reducing vision clarity. AR-coated high-index lenses eliminate lens reflections and transmit up to 99.5 percent of light to the eye for optimum vision. Anti reflective coating has a real advantage for night drivers since it provide sharper night vision with less glare. Anti-glare is also great from a cosmetic point of view giving the lenses an invisible appearance. In general your experience will be that your eyes are less tired, especially with extended computer use.
Crizal Avancé Coating
Crizal Avancé with Scotch Guard gives you everything you've ever wanted from your lenses:
- Provides the best possible cosmetic appearance for your lenses by preventing reflections and allowing others to see your eyes completely clear.
- Creates clear vision by helping the maximum amount of light to enter your eyes as well as eliminating back side lens reflections such as seeing the reflection of your own eye or eyelashes.
- Prevents the reflections that cause eyestrain and fatigue.
- easy to clean, greater smudge and dirt resistance.
- Provides unbeatable two-sided scratch resistance.
Crizal Avance is fused into the lens materiel for a diamond-hard protection which won’t peel or lift off of the lens like many lower quality reflection free coatings. Crizal Avance virtually eliminates reflections from headlights, taillights and other light sources which allow drivers to make faster adjustments to changing conditions. Come shoppe to see a demonstration.
Crizal Sapphire Coating
Crizal Sapphire with Scotchgard is the best Anti-Reflective Coating available today and is fused into the lens materiel for a diamond-hard protection which won't peel or lift off of the lens like many lower quality reflection free coatings. This scratch resistant coating provides the sharpest vision of any no-glare lens available on the market. Crizal Avancé virtually eliminates reflections from headlights, taillights and other light sources which allow drivers to make faster adjustments to changing conditions.
NOTE: You must order Crizal Avancé or Crizal Sapphire when ordering High Index 1.74
Solid Lens Tinting & Ultra Violet Filter for Sun Glasses (Permanent tint and not with Polarized Lenses)
UV Protection shields your eyes from sun rays that can be damage your eyes. Solid Lens Tinting adds tint to your lens with available in different colors. Although tints could be purely cosmetic we provide it as a sunglass tint. The percentage of color refers to the amount of color in the lens and the higher the percentage the darker the lens. The lens tint that we recommend and provide is 80%. This is a sunglass tint. Please provide additional instructions if you need a lighter tint.
Polarized Lenses Sun Glasses
You'll be amazed at how much better your vision can be through polarized lenses which is better than natural human vision. In layman's terms, a polarized lens in like having a mini venetian blind built into your lens. It organizes the light which is bombarding your sight from all angles. The polarization only allows light in at one angle or plane which eliminates glare. They are great for anyone who spends their time outdoors; Golf, tennis, skiing, jogging, biking, boating or fishing. This is why one fisherman can see beneath the surface of the water. Once you try them you'll never go back!
Many colors are available but the most common colors used are gray and brown. This is better for sunglasses than your standard tinting due to the fact that vertically polarized lenses decreases more glare by blocking horizontal polarized reflected light. Polarization also blocks 100% of harmful UV rays. Polarized lenses can actually reduce or completely eliminate glare. Glare can be caused by direct light from a single source such as sun light or from light reflected. Polarized lenses are ideal for surroundings such as water, snow, cement, ice, and sand.
They are great for: Anyone who spends their time outdoors; Golf, tennis, skiing, jogging, biking, boating or fishing; Improving depth perception and overall visual comfort; Cutting glare off the surface of water. Polarized lenses are also great for driving. Glare is caused by light reflected off the road surface, buildings, dust, and car windshields. That reflected image of the dashboard off the windshield can be distracting and even dangerous when you’re driving!! Polarized lenses will reduce the reflections and provide you with clear and comfortable vision.
There are some who do not or should not wear polarized lenses such as pilots and anyone else dependent on reading digital gauges. The polarization makes it impossible to read gauges that are LCD.
UV Protection for Clear Lenses (Clear filter for Plastic Lenses only. UV Protection is included in other Lens Material Options.)
A treatment applied to a lens to protect the eyes from the exposure of harmful UV rays. This is a coating that filters out 100% of the damaging ultraviolet (UVA/UVB) rays of the sun which are known to cause damage to the macula and the intraocular lens of the eye. The UV400 coating is colorless. Consider it a permanent sun block lotion for your lenses. This extra treatment is not necessary on all lens materials since certain lens materials already block harmful UV rays, as discussed above.
Polished Lens Edges
Polished lens edges simply look better because they are clear and therefore less noticeable. Lens edge polishing is a cosmetic treatment that transforms the lens edge from a cloudy, frosted look to a crystal clear shine making lenses appear thinner. An edge polish is most effective with high prescriptions and is available for all lens materials and designs. Polished lens edges give your eyewear a more finished look; but they are recommended most in Rimless, semi rimless and metal frames. In plastic frames polished edges can tend to reflect light and a satin edge polish is recommended. Please notify us with your order if you prefer that.
Changing Tint Lenses (Light Changing Lenses)
Transitions (photochromatic) lenses are use an adaptive lens technology that is sensitive to ultraviolet light causing the lenses to lighten to completely clear indoors, and within minutes darken to a sun tint outdoors in direct sunlight. Right in any light. The #1 photo chromic lenses recommended by eye doctors. Transitions Lenses block out 100% UV radiation and reduces glare. Transition lenses are dependent on the ultra violet rays of the sun to activate them. For this reason they do not darken inside of the car and they will darken on overcast or cloudy days. The brighter the sun, the darker they get, getting as dark as sunglasses in bright light.
Your eyes, like your skin need protection from everyday sun exposure. Recent research suggests cumulative damage from UVA and UVB rays may contribute to serious age-related diseases. Transitions Lenses block out 100% UV radiation and reduce glare. They’re as clear as regular eyeglasses indoors until dangerous rays are present. Then the brighter the sun, the darker they get, getting as dark as sunglasses in bright light. Transitions automatically protect from glare and UV- on sunny days, cloudy days and everything in between. Because the windshield of your car filters ultra violet light, your transition lenses will not darken adequately in the car for the brightness of the sun. Transitions are increasingly becoming more and more popular due to the fact they get darker quicker outdoors and lighter quicker indoors.
Some wearers of transitions also have a separate pair of prescription sunglasses or a clip on for inside of the car. Transitions lenses do darken on overcast or cloudy days because the ultraviolet lights still penetrates through the clouds on the cloudiest of winter days. Transitions lenses are not available as a polarized lens.
At Carytown Optical your satisfaction of your transition lenses is fully guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with your choice in Transition Gray or Brown Lenses they will be remade for you in clear or in a lightly tinted lens at no additional charge.