Not Just Any Lens… Your Lens!
Your measurements. Your choices. Your custom, one-of-a-kind order.
When you choose Spectrum Optical, “custom” doesn’t have to mean costly! We offer convenient payment options and accept most major insurances. We are also proud to offer a one-year warranty on eyeglasses purchased from our office. Clear vision is our goal for all of our patients – we wouldn’t want you to settle for less!
- Single vision lenses are lenses that can help correct nearsightedness or farsightedness, as well as astigmatism. However, they cannot help a person see both far away and up close- that type of lens is discussed below.
- Bifocal lenses can help a person see both far away and up close. Bifocal lenses will often have a visible “line” across them which shows where the reading prescription (usually, the bottom portion) and the distance prescription (usually, the top portion) meet.
- Trifocal lenses are similar to bifocal lenses, in that they allow the wearer to have multiple focal areas without the need to purchase multiple pairs of eyeglasses. Trifocals differ in that they contain a third middle area with intermediate focus correction.
- Progressives offer a smooth transition from distance to near vision correction. These lenses do not have visible segment lines and allow the wearer to see clearly at all distances, not just near or far. These are sometimes called “no-line bifocals”, though they are their own type of lens!
Extras and Add-Ons
Some of our most-loved product offerings include:
Anti-Reflective Coatings: Anti-reflective lens treatments, often referred to as “AR”, are applied to eyeglass lenses to decrease the amount of glare seen through a lens. AR coatings are designed to allow more light to reach the wearer’s eyes, improving visual acuity. AR coatings typically improve the durability of a lens by making it more resistant to scratches and damage. Some AR products may show a purple or green hue when exposed to bright light – that means they are working!
Light-Adaptive Lenses / Polarization: Polarization essentially allows a person to wear sunglasses with their unique prescription in the same lenses! Switching between everyday glasses and sunglasses is not an issue for those with polarized lenses. You may not even notice a difference in the appearance of polarized lenses versus regular ophthalmic lenses. On the other hand, light-adaptive lenses darken in the presence of sunlight and/or UV light. When indoors, the lenses will appear clear or almost clear and function as normal eyeglasses. Light-adaptive lenses react quickly when the wearer steps into sunlight, darkening to a color pre-determined at the time of order – usually, grey or brown. Like polarized lenses (think of sunglasses), this lens feature protects the wearer’s eyes and makes it easier to see in bright light.
Tints / Gradients: Have you ever seen lenses that were pink, blue, orange, yellow, green, or maybe even a few colors all at once? These tinted lenses can provide extra relief from harsh light on sunny days, and have a side effect of looking super cool! There is even evidence that tinted lens can help treat light sensitivity in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). We can create a custom gradient pattern for your lenses that you get to choose – you can be sure that your lenses are totally unique to you!
Periodic adjustments, replacement screws, and nose pads are complimentary on frames purchased from our office.
With nearly 1,000 frames on display and dozens of lens options, we’re confident that there is something for everyone at Spectrum Optical.
Please allow us the pleasure of serving your family as we have served thousands of families since 1988.