Glasses and Contacts

 
 

Contact Lenses

Dr. Elliott offers a diganostic contact lens service as he wants to fit you with the best lens for your eyes.  This way, the patient will not be obligated if he or she decides that contact lenses are not the best option for them.  Single vision, toric, monovision, and bifocal lenses are available in both gas perm and soft lenses.

Glasses

We have several brands of frames available including:

  • Tommy Bahama
  • Joseph Abboud
  • Revlon
  • Jalapenos
  • Sigrid Olsen
  • Microtech
  • Koali

Lenses:

The type of lenses prescribed will be based largely on your prescription as well as your lifestyle.  The following is a brief description of our most popular styles

Single Vision: Lenses that correct one vision defect.  The correction may be for nearsightedness or farsightedness, or simple reading correction

Bifocal or Trifocal: Lenses for those with a visual condition such as presbyopia that requires more than one distance focus.  Bifocals offer two areas of focus and trifocals offer three areas of focus

Progressives: No-Line multifocal lenses, which provide the needed correction for multiple focal lengths, but do not have a visible seam, or line, in the lenses

Computer: These lenses help to reduce eye strain for computer users because special anti-reflection treatments create more contrast on the screen.  Special prescription modifications may be necessary to provide the best vision for the distance of the computer screen.

Lens Options

Your lenses can be enhanced for optimal vision comfort by the following lens options:

Anti-Reflective Coating: Reduces glare on the surface of the lens, enabling people to see your eyes clearly, also reduces reflective glare of headlights to improve nighttime driving.

Polycarbonate Lens Material: Makes lenses up to ten times stronger and approximately thirty percent lighter. Our office requires that all children under the age of 18 have polycarbonate lenses.

UV (Ultraviolet) Coating: Protects the eyes from the potentially harmful ultraviolet rays generated from the sun or other light sources.

Tinted Lenses: Lenses made with coatings applied to the lens materials to reduce the amount of light entering the eye. Ask us about colors and style availability.

Polarized Lenses: These lenses help block blinding glare and enhance visual acuity, color contrast and comfort. This treatment is great for sunglasses.

Transition Lenses: These lightweight plastic or polycarbonate lenses darken in the sun and lighten indoors to reduce glare from sunlight and indoor lighting.

Sunwear

Wearing sunglasses is one of the easiest ways to protect and help preserve your eyesight. Just as sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays, sunglasses protect your eyes. The harmful effects of going unprotected include:

  • Irreversible damage to your eyes, since UV radiation can burn your eyes as it does your skin.
  • Certain eye diseases (UV radiation has been linked to diseases that may lead to blindness, such as cataracts and macular degeneration).

The earlier you start protecting your eyes, the better. If you have had LASIK or PRK laser vision corrections, it is extremely important to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.