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M-W: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

THR-F: 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Eyeglass Lenses

Materials

  • Plastic (CR-39): Standard ophthalmic material
    • We suggest the addition of a UV Coating to protect your eyes from harmful UV Rays
  • Polycarbonate: Thinner and lighter than plastic, impact resistant, and UV coated included
  • Trivex: Same properties as polycarbonate with better visual index which makes a more precise and clearer prescription, also includes a UV Coating.
  • Hi-Index 1.60-1.67: A thin, lightweight option for people with high prescriptions. Ability to bend light efficiently makes it the clearest possible material for strong prescriptions.  UV Coat included
  • Hi- Index 1.74: The most thin, lightweight option available for those very strong prescriptions. UV Coat included

Coatings

  • Scratch Coating—quality scratch coating (serves as the base for premier anti-reflective coatings)
  • Anti-Reflective (A/R) Coatings—improves efficiency of the lens since the light is filtered more properly through the lens.  This reduces reflections and glare, reduces eye strain, improves vision, and improves the look of your eyeglasses. We recommend A/R coatings to everyone because it greatly improves your vision.  We offer a wide variety of A/R coatings.

Blue Light Filtering

Filters high-energy blue and ultra-violet light using a special ocular lens pigment.  This damaging light is present in all computers, televisions, and mobile devices. Often times blue light filters are combined with anti-glare.

Transitions Lenses

See life in the best light with Transitions lenses.  Our everyday lenses automatically adjust from clear to dark so your eyes are protected and comfortable all day long. 

  • Transitions Signature 7 Lenses: Photochromic technology for high reaction to sun variance and indirect light.
  • Transitions Vantage: These lenses polarize as they darken and rapidly adjust to the level of outdoor glare for optimal clarity and color
  • Transitions XTractive: Extra dark outdoors to protect you in the brightest conditions.

Lens Designs

Single Vision

  1. Standard: Basic lens processed with traditional methods
  2. Digital or High Definition Lenses—Advanced technology guides the fabrication process which improves peripheral vision by decreasing aberrations within the lens and widening the field of view.
  3. Visual Fatigue Lenses

Bifocal

2 separate visual zones separated by definite line: distance and reading. These are rarely used anymore as most people work at varying distances, yet, they can be useful for certain patients or certain tasks.  They come in a variety of sizes for the reading zone.

  • D28—most common lined bifocal, gives you a 28 mm reading zone
  • D35—gives you 35 mm reading zone
  • D45—gives you 45 mm reading zone
  • Executive—lined reading area goes across the entire bottom of lens
  • Round 22—rounded top reading zone

Trifocal

3 separate visual zones separated by definite lines: distance, intermediate and near.  These are rarely used anymore as the Progressive lenses offer distance, intermediate and near vision without distinct lines being visible and a choppy visual experience for the user of the lens.

Progressives

A seamless progression of varying lens powers for all viewing distances. Best for handling varying working distances.

Progressive Digital HD (High Definition) Lenses—Digitally compensated, customized lenses.  Also called “free-form” technology.  Digitally designed to maximize your prescription and zones of clear vision within the eyeglasses frame you choose. Benefits include wider reading and mid-range (computer), decreased distortion in periphery; improved contrast perception, color vision, and low light vision.

Workspace Lenses (also known as Occupational Progressive Lenses or Computer Progressive Lenses)— are great solution for a wide variety of people who use computers often.  If you experience frequent headaches or eyestrain while working on your computer, these help to significantly reduce these symptoms. These are customized to you and the environment you work in. We can design single-vision computer lenses, but often they are progressive digital lenses.  For non-Blutech lenses, we suggest adding Rhythm or Prevencia A/R coating to protect your eyes from the harmful blue light of computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

 

Contact us today for questions you have about the material, coating, and type of lens that are best suited for your eyes. We proudly serve patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities.

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