Lenses and Frames
A brief description of the types of lenses and variety of frames available at Vision Source of GVR in Denver.
Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your medical needs but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features, play with color, and augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Vision Source of GVR in Denver makes the choice easy.
Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.
The knowledgeable staff at Vision Source of GVR will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to the latest digitally-surfaced progressive lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, Kristin S. O’Brien, OD can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.
Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear, another for outdoor activities, and dedicated computer/hobby glasses. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun!
With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your sunglasses to meet your individual visual, protection, performance and comfort needs! Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days. They are especially necessary in Colorado where our elevation increases the our daily exposure. Quality polarized sunwear provides 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage.
Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be combated by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain.
We specialize in XperioUV™ polarized lenses, which DOUBLE the E-SPF protection factor for your eyes and surrounding skin! XperioUV enhances the polarization process by also adding a tough Crizal Non-Glare coating on the backside, which eliminates the UV exposure that bounces off the back of your sunglass lenses and enters the eye! XperioUV lenses are offered in a wide array of colors and even offer mirror coatings.
Non-Glare (Anti-Reflective) Lenses
Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night, especially if you experience halos or star bursts from car lights. Non-Glare lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
All lens surfaces naturally reflect light and this reflection can prevent between seven to 14 percent of the light needed for optimal vision. Wearing lenses without Non-Glare coatings is like trying to read a book in a dimly lit room. Since Non-Glare lenses allow more light to reach your eyes by reducing reflections, it’s like turning up the lights in a room, making it easier to see.
The new Crizal Prevencia™ lenses also help protect your eyes from harmful Blue-Violet light in everyday surroundings including sunlight, indoor lighting, and computer/cell phone digital screens. Kids are being exposed to higher and higher levels of Blue-Violet Light at school and home! If you use a computer and/or cell phone for more than three hours a day, then Prevencia is an amazingly beneficial coating for you!
Transitions Light-Adaptive Lenses
The Transitions line of adaptive lenses includes Transitions® Signature™, Transitions® XTRActive™, and Transitions® Vantage™. Transitions are now in their seventh generation and now change even faster and go even darker! They are an incredible compliment to a dedicated pair of sunglasses and are perfect for the constantly changing weather in Colorado.
Transitions® Drivewear™ sun lenses uniquely combine two of the most advanced technologies found in the eyeglass industry today: Transitions photochromic technology and NuPolar® polarization. Transitions Drivewear even work behind the windshield of your car! Golfers LOVE the Drivewear lenses! These sun lenses are optimized for sunlight response and should not be used for night driving.
All Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA, UVB rays, and now even provide protection from harmful Blue-Violet light!
Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Vision Source of GVR in Denver, Colorado has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable, fulfill your individual needs, and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with Kristin S. O’Brien, OD and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.