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Eyeglasses have made extraordinary advances over the hundreds of years that they've helped countless individuals see more clearly. Today's eyeglasses feature, not just an extraordinary variety of gorgeous frames, but also some fascinating, highly useful options for the lenses those frames contain. Our optometrist in College Station, Dr. Sherri Brice, provides a wide range of lens coatings, filters and other optical options to help you get the most out of your eyeglasses. These options include:
A band of blue light energy known as high energy visible (HEV) light is a leading factor in uncomfortable glare -- and it may also play a role in the development of macular degeneration, a potentially devastating eye disease. HEV light is especially troublesome for people who spend long periods of time staring at LED screens and monitors, which are infamous for emitting this form of light. Our eye doctor can provide premium lens coatings that filter out significant amounts of HEV light without altering your color perception or filtering other, more beneficial blue wavelengths. Options include Crizal Prevencia lenses, which have a "Smart Blue Filter" built into them, and Hoya Recharge lens coatings.
Transition lenses, also known as photochromic lenses, can be a smart option for individuals who want to protect their eyes against glare and damaging UV rays without having to keep up with a separate pair of sunglasses. Molecules within the lenses react to UV rays by causing the glasses to darken in tint, even on cloudy days. Some transition lenses are optimized for outdoor or car use, or include specific tints aimed at helping people with eye disorders. You may also opt for a fixed tint on lenses if you don't want or need them to be completely clear.
Polarized lenses have a built-in filtering system that filters out the specific kind of glare reflected from glittering water, snow, sand and highways. This reflected light tends to be distributed in a horizontal orientation. Polarized lenses (which are also available as transition lenses) remove this glare so you can enjoy the great outdoors more safely and comfortably.
Anti-glare coatings get rid of those annoying reflections off of lamps, car headlights and other everyday objects that seem to plague eyeglasses. These incredibly thin layers, applied to both the front and the back of the lens, can virtually eliminate glare while allowing 99.5% of available light to pass through.
Once you've tried the optical services here at Crystal Vision Center, you'll never want to go to any other optometrist in College Station. If you've never visited Crystal Vision Center, call 979-764-0669 and ask about our special offers for new clients while you're scheduling an exam with our eye doctor. We look forward to creating your ideal eyeglasses and frames, including your preferred lens coatings! We look forward to meeting with you!