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.
We have several brands of frames
- Tommy Bahama
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
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
UV (Ultraviolet) Coating:
Protects the eyes from the potentially harmful
ultraviolet rays generated from the sun or other
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.
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
- 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.