Lenses and Frames
A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Vision Source – Dr. Dan Host in Huntington.
Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your vision needs but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Vision Source – Dr. Dan Host in Huntington makes the choice easy.
Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.
The knowledgeable staff at Vision Source – Dr. Dan Host will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, our doctors can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.
Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.
With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your “sunnies” (sunglasses) to meet your visual, protection, performance and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. Quality sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.
Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.
Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing non-AR lenses is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since AR lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.
Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Vision Source – Dr. Dan Host in Huntington, Indiana has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Blue light filtering lenses
Sunlight contains red, orange, yellow, green and blue light rays and many shades of each of these colors, depending on the energy and wavelength of the individual rays. Combined, this spectrum of colored light rays creates what we call “white light” or sunlight. Visible blue light — the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and highest energy — can be both beneficial and harmful.
The sun is by far the most significant source of blue light. However, our exposure to blue from artificial sources such as, (HEV) high energy visible light bulbs, televisions, computer screens and smart phones is increasing. Children are literally growing up with digital devices in their hands! Recent studies report that the average 8-10 year old spends as much as 8 hours a day with exposure to blue light.
What are some of the negative effects of blue light exposure? They range from eyestrain to an increased risk of developing macular degeneration at an earlier age. Studies have even shown that long-term exposure to blue light can disrupt sleep patterns.
What can be done to protect our eyes from the effects of blue light? There are lenses specifically designed to block blue light. Ask one of our staff for further information.