How to Choose The Best Lenses For Your Glasses?
Welcome to EyeWorks Vision Center! Our Lumberton facility seeks always to provide you with the best possible vision care, helping prevent problems and maintain the sharpest eyesight for life. If you have vision that needs correction, you want to be sure you’re making the best possible choices, so we’re here with a quick tutorial on how to choose the best lenses for your glasses. Let’s get started.
Professional Vision Care in Lumberton and Benson
Looking for professional vision care? It starts with the best lenses, but that in turn starts with a vision care team you can trust. Luckily, you can’t do better than EyeWorks Vision Center, a premier North Carolina vision facility. We would love to provide you with an eye exam, prescribe glasses or contacts and help you choose the best frames for your lifestyle and aesthetic today.
How to Choose the Right Lenses for You
Lenses are made up of different types of materials, with different properties, that make them better or worse for treating certain conditions. Your optometrist can help you understand which lenses are right for which conditions, but it’s important you know what to expect as well.
- Lens Materials - These days, lenses are made from more than just glass. Plastic and polycarbonate are also options, and a variety of each are available. Each material differs in its abilities and in the following properties.
- Abbe Value - Lens materials that have a low Abbe value have a tendency to produce visual aberrations, such as haloes around lights. Although this is most noticeable around the periphery of the lenses and not in the central part where you do most of your “looking,” it can still be distracting. Higher Abbe values are better.
- Index of Refraction - Refractive index affects how thin or thick your lenses are. A higher refractive index means the glasses can bend light (which is how they sharpen vision) more effectively, so you need less of the material to improve your vision. That means a thinner, lighter lens for you. Confused? Don’t worry, the team here at EyeWorks Vision Center will help you find the right lenses for you, so no need to fret.
Lenses may have anti-scratch coatings, anti-reflective coatings, UV-blocking treatments and other types. Depending on your lifestyle, workplace and other needs, you may opt for one or multiple treatment types to help ensure your glasses do the best job they can. Of course, these aren’t the only options, which is why it’s best to see an optometrist today.
Come See a North Carolina Eye Doctor Today
We invite you to call us today, our Lumberton location can be reached at 910-738-6464, and our Benson team is at 919-894-2001. Go ahead and pick up the phone to learn more about eyeglasses and how we can help, or to make an appointment today. If you’d prefer, you can also reach out on our website and request an appointment there. We look forward to welcoming you to the EyeWorks Vision Center team soon!