Why You Should Have Your Glasses Made at Vision Arora:
Value: Good value in eyewear is receiving quality glasses at a fair price. Our fees reflect the quality of our workmanship. We use only the best materials and best lens designs available, yet your cost remains comparable to other opticals!
Service: Our caring and knowledgeable staff of trained professionals provides you personalized care while assisting in the selection of your frames and explaining your lens care. Your comfort and satisfaction are very important to us. We do our utmost best to make sure you are happy with your glasses!
Quality: Sometimes it may be difficult for you to judge quality of a pair of glasses. We buy the finest frames and lenses available from approved quality vendors so that your glasses will be dependable and attractive long after they have been purchased!
Technology: There are many new lens designs and lens treatments which can make your glasses look thinner, feel lighter, and glare-free. Our knowledgeable staff will demonstrate and explain all the latest developments that are appropriate for your new glasses!
Warranty: We take the worry out of wearing glasses. We guarantee all workmanship for eyewear purchases from our office!
Flexible: To accommodate your busy schedule, we are open six days a week with evening hours including Saturdays.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON FRAMES AND LENSES:
What material of lenses do you carry?
The material of your eyeglass lenses makes a significant difference in the overall quality, weight, size, and thickness of your lenses. The material you choose for your lenses will also determine the quality of your vision.
Some of the available lenses we carry:
High index lenses are thinner and lighter than ordinary lenses.
Progressive Addition Lenses (PALs) correct for near, middle and distance vision without the lines of bifocal or trifocal lenses.
Transitions® lenses are clear indoors but darken automatically when you go outdoors.
Polycarbonate lenses are our first choice for children, monocular patients, and construction workers because of their impact resistance and light weight.
Polarized lenses reduce glare and provide protection from harmful UV rays. These are great for swimming, fishing and outdoor recreational sports.
Do I need scratch protection coating?
Scratch protection is extremely helpful, particularly on plastic lenses which tend to scratch more easily than glass lenses.
Why is ultraviolet (UV) coating important?
Just like ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun damages your skin, it can also damage your eyes if you don’t protect them. UVA light rays affect the internal lens of the eye, and UVB light rays are absorbed by the cornea, the front part of the eye. Even though the sun is the most significant source of UV radiation, the most significant exposure comes from the reflection of the sun on the ground surfaces (snow, sand, concrete, water, etc), and COMPUTERS (cell phones, tablets, video games, etc). By treating your eyeglasses and sunglasses with UV protective coatings you reduce the exposure to your eye by up to 99%!
What help does anti-reflective coating provide?
Anti-reflective coating helps reduce the reflection of light in your eyeglasses. In an office environment overhead lighting and computer monitors create lots of reflections on the internal surface of your eyeglasses. Even a small amount of light (for example at night driving) can cause significant reflection on your glasses. These type of reflections can make it difficult to see clearly and create eye strain. The anti-reflective coating offers eyeglass wearers less reflection and allows people to see more clearly. Also, in office presentations, others will have direct eye to eye contact with anti-reflective lenses!
What are High Definition Lenses?
Not all lenses are created equally. Up until the last 5 years, spectacle lenses were created in a one-size-fits-all fashion. All patients with the same refractive error (corrective lens power) were fit with the same lens. This left many people seeing 20/20; but not always feeling that they saw the world crisp and clear all of the time.
Many people have what are termed high-order aberrations that can reduce quality of vision. This is the reason behind the common issues of poor quality vision in low lighting (shaded areas, night, and poorly lit rooms) and glare from lights. These aberrations may be due to the optical characteristics of your eyes or can be caused by the optical limitations of conventional eyeglass lenses.
Vision Arora can assess your eyes for these aberrations and provide you with the best options for correcting your vision so that you may see the world in “high definition.”
In the digital age of high-definition televisions and phones, lens technology has finally caught up. Advances in eyeglass lens manufacturing have made possible new high-definition ophthalmic lenses that correct these aberrations, potentially giving you sharper vision than what is possible with conventional eyewear. These lenses are designed to provide sharper vision in all lighting conditions and reduce glare for nighttime driving and other low light activities (such as hunting, jogging, etc). They also improve your quality of vision with e-Readers and computerized technology!
Am I a Candidate for High-Definition Lenses?
Virtually anyone who wears eyeglasses is a good candidate for free-form, high-definition lenses, but individuals with higher eyeglass prescriptions notice even greater benefits than people with only mild prescriptions!
What are Free-Form Lenses?
The most popular type of high-definition eyeglass lenses are called free-form lenses. The term “free-form” refers to an advanced manufacturing process that reduces higher-order aberrations that occur in eyeglass lenses created with traditional eyeglass lens manufacturing tools and processes.
With free-form lenses (also called digital ophthalmic lenses), the optical lab considers factors such as how the lenses are positioned in front of the wearer’s eyes when they are in the eyeglass frame, the angle between the eye and the back surface of the lens in different gaze positions, the frame size, and the position of the patient’s pupil within the frame outline.
Free-form lenses offer an unprecedented degree of customization and may reduce or eliminate certain higher-order aberrations. These lenses may help reduce aberrations that limit field of view and cause starbursts, halos and comet-shaped distortions of lights at night. The end result is that high-definition lenses may provide sharper image quality, better low-contrast and low-lighting vision, reduced glare sensitivity, and better peripheral vision.
This type of improvement in lens creation enhances vision significantly in single vision lenses and has made dramatic improvements in quality of vision with progressive lenses!
How to choose a frame?
Once you know your face shape, picking out a frame is easy. As a general rule of thumb the best way to pick a frame that compliments your facial features is to find frames that offset your face’s prominent features.
For example, if your face is especially wide, wearing frames that lack height such as rectangular frames will make your face seem taller in comparison to your glasses frame. Similarly, if you have a particularly angular face, wearing a softer pair of curved glasses may give your face a softer appearance.
Oval faces are balanced and therefore compatible with almost any frame style. Most people who shop for frames consider those with oval faces “lucky” since their only real limitation is personal preference. The only frames to avoid with an oval face are those that have very dramatic features, since they can throw off the oval face’s naturally balanced proportions.
Round faces usually have softer angles, and as such, geometric and rectangular frames compliment round faces by adding definition while adding perceived length. Avoid wearing frames with curved or circular shapes if you have a round face.
Square faces usually have a strong jaw line and prominent angular features. Rounded and curved frames are best for those with square faces as the curves will help soften the angular or boxy features of a face. Avoid wearing frames that are too boxy or too tall.
Heart Shaped Faces
Most people consider heart shaped faces to be difficult to shop for since they’re less common than other facial types. For heart shaped faces frames with low temples, wide bottoms, and narrow tops will balance out the naturally wide forehead. Avoid wearing glasses with narrow bottoms such as teardrop shapes or any glasses that bring attention towards the top of the frame.
Diamond Shaped Face
Diamond faces are generally thought to be almost as compatible with all glasses types as oval shapes are. While most frame styles work with diamond face shapes, wearing glasses with more curves may help since people with diamond faces frequently have highly angular features. Avoid wearing overly angular glasses or glasses that make the forehead and chin seem narrower than the cheekbones.
The best frame styles for people with oblong face shapes are frames that are tall such as aviator or square style glasses as the height will balance out the face’s length. Avoid wearing wide glasses with a lower overall height as they can make the face appear even longer than normal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUNGLASSES
Why is wearing sunglasses important?
Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous “snowblindness” to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight.
What are UV rays?
UV stands for ultraviolet, a band of spectrum invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light consists of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVC rays are stopped in Earth’s atmosphere before they reach the eye, but UVA and UVB can both reach the eye and potentially damage it.
How does UV affect unprotected eyes?
UV rays can cause proteins inside the lens to become opaque or cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts can make interfere with night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult; they cannot be reversed, only removed. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in the eye tissues, and a temporary but irritating “sunburn” of the cornea called photokeratitis.
How do I know my sunglasses will protect my eyes?
Choose glasses that claim to block at least 99 percent of UV rays — UVA as well as UVB. Look for label reading “UV 400,” since this designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Of course you need to protect your eyes from the glare caused by the visible spectrum as well. To accomplish this, select products that block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
What are polarized lenses?
Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging, and driving. Most polarized lenses will bear a label identifying them as such.
What types of sunglasses can I choose from?
We are able to provide you with a wide range of sunglass options. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may be happy with a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound glasses that simply fit over your lenses. If you would rather not wear that much equipment on your head all at once, you can order a pair of prescription “shades,” or you can order glasses that darken when exposed to bright light (Transitions or self-tinting lenses).
What additional types of protection should I consider?
If you worry about light, including harmful UV leaking in through sides or top of your sunglasses, wear a broad-brimmed hat to reduce some of this exposure. If you use prescription eyewear to correct your eyesight, you may also want to think about getting a pair of UV-blocking contact lenses in your prescription. These lenses may be worn alongside a non-prescription pair of sunglasses for optimum eye protection.
For more information on choosing the right sunglasses, contact our office today!