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Dr. Kobrick and the entire Visionary Eyeworks staff take the sincerest pleasure in taking part in serving your family's eye care needs.
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Our frame selection is something in which we take great pride. Our designer brands range from conservative to flashy, modern to vintage, fun to business professional. From a wide range of colors, styles, and sizes, we will help you get the look you want without compromising comfort and fit. We are committed to finding quality, exceptional products to add to our already existing eyewear lines including:
- Cazal and Caviar
- Tory Burch
- Polo Ralph Lauren
- Ralph Lauren
- Polo for Kids
- Tory Burch
- Ralph Lauren
1) Glass - Although it provides good optics and scratch-resistance, glass is rarely used because of it weight. Non-prescription premium sunglasses use glass for its optical superiority, but adding prescription makes glasses too heavy.
2) CR-39 - This plastic material is the least expensive. It has decent optical qualities, but scratches very easily and appears heavy and thick with higher prescriptions.
3) Polycarbonate or Trivex - Termed "thinner and lighter", this "mid-index" type of lens can dramatically reduce weight and edge thickness for moderately high prescriptions, and are the most impact-resistant of lens options. It is highly recommended for children's glasses for safety reasons, as well as in drill-mounted frames to prevent cracking and chipping.
4) Hi-Index - These plastics are the thinnest available for the highest of prescriptions and are the most expensive. Inherently, the higher index lenses can reflect much more light away from the eye than other materials, decreasing clarity and night vision. However, an anti-reflection coating corrects this and allows them to perform very well for those with high prescriptions.
Transitions - www.transitions.com
Photochromic lenses are clear inside, but darken when exposed to UV light outside eliminating the need for a second pair of prescription sunglasses.
Varilux Progressives - www.varilux.com/en
Progressive or no-line bifocals allow for distance, intermediate, and near vision in one pair of glasses. However, peripheral areas of the lenses are somewhat distorted. Budget designs have a very small usable area making them very difficult for patients to adapt. Varilux lenses are a premium design with drastically improved usable lens area allowing for easier adaptation.
Anti-Reflection Coatings (AR) - www.crizal.com
All lens materials reflect light away from the eye. This decreases clarity, reduces night vision, and can create glare from a computer screen. AR coatings correct this resulting in increased clarity, less nighttime halos, from oncoming headlights or streetlights, and improved contrast relieving eyestrain. It also improves the appearance of your lenses in your frame.
There are Basic and Premium levels of AR coatings. Besides price, the differences between the AR coatings are durability and "cleanability". Basic AR coatings can begin to strip off over time and can smudge easily. Premium AR coatings, like Crizal brands, resist cracking and repel water and oil to reduce smudging. Anti-reflection coating is recommended on all lenses to optimize visual acuity and cosmetic appearance.
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Today, there are many options for contact lens wearers. Soft vs. Rigid, Spherical vs. Toric, Monovision vs. Multifocal, Hydrogel vs. Silicone Hydrogel, Daily vs. 2-Week vs. Monthly - it can be very confusing. At Visionary Eyeworks, we have all of these options available to you. During the contact lens examination, Dr. Kobrick will discuss your needs and/or issues with contacts in order to find the best design for you. Below is a list of some of our favorite brands:
Air Optix - www.airoptix.com
One of the newest designs, the Air Optix family has been one of the most comfortable lenses, especially for those who experience dryness with contacts. Some patients report this lens becomes more comfortable as it is worn. Available in spherical, astigmatism and multifocal corrective designs, this monthly replacement type lens has been one of our most succesful contact designs.
Acuvue - www.acuvue.com
Acuvue lenses have been around a long time. They mask mild astigmatism very well and give excellent vision. For patients with dryness problems, Vistakon introduced Acuvue Oasys which improve comfort and wear time as well as provide increased oxygen to the cornea. Oasys are also available in spherical, astigmatism and multifocal designs - all of which are designed for twice a month replacement.
Coopervision - www.coopervision.com/us/patient
Coopervision offers the Biofinity monthly replacement lens and the Avaria bi-weekly replacement lens which are available in spherical, astigmatism and multifocal designs. Cooper also has a line of Proclear lenses which offer a very wide range of available powers to accommodate even the higher prescriptions that most other lenses do not.
These are just some of the great variety of brands and fitting choices that Dr. Kobrick has to draw from when looking for the best possible fit and comfort of contacts for each patient. To learn more about any specific lens visit the websites or ask Dr. Kobrick at your examination!
Please check the website often to see our additional lines of frames and contacts. You may contact us directly if we can answer any questions you may have. We will show you the difference personalized eyecare makes!