Let the Professionals at Eye 2 Eye Contact help you find the perfect set of eye glass frames!  Our state of the art mobile lab can visit you at your home or business, making your life a whole lot easier!

Contact us today to make your appointment!

Polycarbonate:
Polycarbonate is a lighter, thinner, lens material that is highly impact and scratch resistant (not scratch proof). The strength of polycarbonate will endure the impact of a steel ball traveling at 160 kilometers an hour without shattering. Polycarbonate also has Ultra violet (UV) protection built into the molding.

Plastic:
Plastic (CR-39) is the most common “basic” lens material that is available for all prescriptions. Plastic lenses may have little distortion (blurriness) however, has a tendency to shatter and scratch much easier upon impact.

Hi-Index:
Is a very durable lens material that is located within the same family as plastic. It is a very useful lens material, for those with high prescriptions to allow thinness and reduced magnification. Higher prescriptions are either very think at the edge (what some consider coke bottle) or make your eyes look very big and bubbly. High index will reduce that edge thickness by 60% and the weight by 50% making the lens appear thinner but maintaining the proper prescription.

Trivex:
Trivex is the sister to Polycarbonate; although given a different name it is just a bit thinner yet still lightweight and durable. Trivex unlike polycarbonate is a better lens material to use for drill mount frames because it has fewer tendencies to crack over time.

 

Lens Features:

Anti-Reflective Coating:
Anti-Reflective Coating (AR) is a very beneficial feature to have on your eyeglasses. Glare can be cause by reflections from your computer screen, halos from street lights or even the reflection from a camera flash. People dislike taking pictures with eyeglasses on, because they are in fear that the lens will reflect back and they won’t be able to see their eyes. Anti-Reflective Coating is your solution! This feature will reduce that reflective glare from cameras, so your eyes are visible in pictures, it will reduce that reflection from your computer screen (i.e. eyestrain from excessive computer work) and it will also have a major impact when you are driving at night, to reduce that “starburst like” effect from streetlight and headlights. Anti-Reflective Coating is also beneficial in making vision much sharper.

Photochromatic lenses:
Photochromatic lenses also referred to as Transitions is a lens feature that will give protection from sun exposure. A transition lens is one that is clear when indoors and will change to sunglasses outdoors. How does this work? Transitions lenses are molded with tiny crystals that are embedded into the lens that are only activated by UV rays. Once the rays hit the lens the crystals are then activated and the chemical change process begins the transformation into tinted lenses. Some feel that Transitions do not get as dark as sunglasses. You are right! Transitions are not meant to replace sunglasses however they are meant to provide protection to the eyes when exposed to sunlight. Please note that Transitions will not activate when driving a car; every windshield has UV protection and therefore the lenses will not change.

Polarization:
Polarization is a very popular lens feature that provides optimum protection when outdoors; it is available in 3 colors Grey, Brown, and G-15 green. Polarization is not just to be used with regards to sun exposure, but UV rays in general. All major sports that require strenuous activity (i.e. snowboarders, skier’s, surfers, volleyball players etc.) will find that Polarized lenses alleviate squinting and therefore allot for ease in playing. Polarized lenses are beneficial for people with lighter eyes because they are more susceptible in developing ocular diseases (i.e. macular degeneration, retinal drusen, cataracts, pterygium etc.).

Contact Us Today