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Why Custom Lenses Matter

Learn about the custom experience offered within our Optical.

Your family deserves the very best in eye care. We are proud to offer a patient experience that awards you just that – the best.

Voted Best of Morgantown three years in a row, our skilled team of Doctors and Staff are trained to help you find the best product for your needs (and your wallet)!

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.

Need a prescription?

We provide comprehensive vision services for patients of all ages, with all types of needs. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, we will examine your eye health and function.

Have a prescription?

We are happy to fill prescriptions from other practices.  Come visit our Optical today!

What are my options for lenses?

There are many eyeglass lens options available. Your eye care provider will take your lifestyle and vision correction needs into consideration when helping you select the right lenses for your eyes.

Lens Types

  • 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!

Add-ons

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! Keep your AR at its best by regularly cleaning your lenses with a microfiber lens cloth and alcohol-free lens spray.

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.

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.

Lens Materials

  • CR-39 is a plastic monomer sometimes used in making eyeglass lenses. It can allow for clear vision when a mild RX is prescribed but is not recommended for individuals with a strong prescription. CR-39 is NOT shatter-resistant and should not be prescribed to children under 18.
  • Polycarbonate is the most common lens material. It is a shatter-resistant, scratch-resistant material that increases the durability and effectiveness of a lens. This lens material is recommended for children under 18 as well as adults with a mild to moderate prescription.
  • Hi-Index lenses are a good option for individuals with a powerful prescription or those with a moderate prescription who need ultra-thin lenses. These thin, lightweight lenses are preferred in situations which would otherwise result in thick, heavy lenses if any other material is used.
  • Glass lenses, though once the standard, are less commonly used in modern eyeglasses. They offer crisp vision, but are often heavy and may weigh a frame down when worn.

Spectrum Optical Warranty

Glasses are complex, custom-made medical devices consisting of a frame and custom spectacle lenses. In the event that a patient is not satisfied with the visual acuity obtained with the prescription lenses provided by our office, the patient will be asked to return to the office for an adjustment with the Optician/Doctor. Our team makes every effort to provide glasses that are accurate to the prescribing Doctor’s instructions.

We are proud to offer a one-year warranty on eyeglasses purchased from our office!

If a patient is not completely satisfied with their purchase, they may return the eyewear within 30 days of the order date.

Periodic adjustments, replacement screws, and nose pads are complimentary on frames purchased from our office.

When you choose Spectrum Optical, “custom” doesn’t have to mean costly! Clear vision is our goal for every member of our community, regardless of age, economic status, or any other factors that might lead a person to believe they can’t receive a custom eyewear experience. The truth is, quality eye care is attainable for all our patients. We wouldn’t want you to settle for less!