Optical Shop Lenses

Eyeglass lenses used to be a compromise. Everyone wore the same lenses for work, relaxation, recreation, and even sports. Brodhead Vision Clinic has changed all that by offering today’s advanced lens technology that provides you with lifestyle lenses and lens treatments designed specifically for everything you do…driving, computer work, fishing, golf, outdoor activities, close work, reading and hobbies. Our doctors and trained opticians will demonstrate lenses and lens treatments from our optical shop. These products help you see and function better, enhance your appearance and provide ultimate visual comfort and safety in both your lenses and frames.
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Hoya lenses may not be a household name yet, but choosing the brand's lenses you're in good hands. The company's lenses have been used on space shuttles, medical imaging devices, and even inside LCD TV panels. Hoya combines over 50 years of optical engineering experience with advanced materials, and high-tech knowledge.

The Technology

Hoya’s innovative spirit holds true when it comes to eyeglass lenses as well. Hoya created HOYALUX iD technology to determine the specific correction requirements in each eye. It takes this data and simulates the way in which the eyes see. Then, the Integrated Double Surface design process shapes the lens design on the front and back surfaces for easier, seamless transitions from near and far distances. There's no more swimming or swaying. Only wider, clearer viewing zones. Progressive lenses don't exhibit the challenges associated with bifocals, such as poor vision at intermediate distances, and unsightly lines. These "no-line" spectacle lenses have a gradual curve across the surface of the lens so that near, far, and intermediate distances are clearer and the transition between them is smoother.

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Lens Designs

Single vision lenses have only one viewing area throughout the lens. They can be made for reading, distance, intermediate or function as occupational glasses.


Single Vision

Single Vision lenses are the first to integrate your lens design on both the front and back surfaces, so you can see more clearly in all directions. Single Vision iQ lenses are designed to provide crisper, clearer viewing zones than any other traditionally made single vision lens.

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Multifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses have two distinct viewing areas within the same lens. Trifocal lenses are an extension of the bi-focals. They provide another segment on the lens above the reading viewing area to correct the intermediate viewing area between far and near.

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Progressive Lenses

Progressive addition lenses correct vision for all distances without the visible lines seen in bifocal or trifocal lenses. They have a graduated section in which the power of the lens progresses smoothly from one prescription to the other.

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Lens Materials

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right lens material. Our staff will review your prescription and frame selection in order to provide you with the appropriate recommendation that best suits your needs.

Aspheric - Aspheric lenses are flatter and lighter than plastic lenses, ideal for both far-sighted and near-sighted patients. They minimize magnification of eyes, eliminating the “big eye” or “small eye” look. Aspheric lenses reduce peripheral distortions, which gives the lens more edge to edge clarity.

CR39 - CR39 refers to the material that is used to make the majority of prescription lenses. It is an optical grade plastic polymer recognized for its light weight, chemical resistance properties and 'tint-ability'.

Polycarbonate - Polycarbonate lenses are ten times more impact resistant than other plastics making them highly suitable for children and active patients. They offer UV protection and stop 99.9% of rays from the sun, fluorescent lights and computer screens. Polycarbonate lenses are thinner than standard lens and therefore more comfortable to wear.

Trivex (Phoenix) - Trivex has the impact resistance and inherent UV protection of polycarbonate. However, Trivex is more impact and chip resistant making them perfect for drill mount frame designs.

Hi Index - Hi Index lenses are ultra-thin and lightweight. The use of this material is primarily determined by the strength of the eyeglass correction. Hi Index is perfect for patients with mid to high prescriptions looking for the best cosmetically appealing lens available.

Lens Treatments - There are several lens treatments available to compliment your new eyewear and provide you with the best vision possible.

Anti-Reflective - AR coatings eliminate internal and external surface reflections and increase the amount of light reaching the eye. Glare-fighting treatments offer comfort, improved contrast and enhanced visual acuity. We pride ourselves on offering only the latest technology available.

Hoya Super Hi Vision EX3, a scratch resistant and durable anti-reflection coating that outperforms glass. It combines new and unrivalled materials, resulting in: extreme scratch resistance; extreme reflection protection; and extreme clean vision. With a dedicated focus on the overall composition, Super Hi Vision EX3 delivers unmatched durability and reliability in a premium anti-reflection coating.

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Left: Glare - No EX3. Right: No Glare - With EX3

Polarized - Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare. Fishermen wearing polarized lenses can see below the surface of the water and drivers are no longer affected by a constant reflection of light from their hoods or the road ahead.

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Left: Glare, Non-Polarized. Right: No Glare-Polarized

Transitions - Transitions lenses activate in the presence of natural light. These lenses are designed to be worn indoors but darken automatically when you step outside. Transitions lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, helping to decrease the risk of eye damage.