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LENSES

Lenses


The Spectacle Shoppe offers digital surfacing on all of our processed lenses. A specialized software program designs and writes the surfacing order for each customer's unique prescription. We are able to supply lenses of your choice from many various manufacturer's software programs.

 The second aspect of lens processing is called finishing. Verification of the surfaced lens and laying out the lenses for cutting and edging as well as drilling, notching, grooving and mounting is provided in house by the Spectacle Shoppe . 

 It is imperative that the finished lenses are placed accurately in the frame as well as on the customer's face in order to achieve successful vision and carefree wearing.


FABRICATION

We are fiercely independent and find products from companies that are just as independent. The lab we use for your lenses is Laramy-K Optical. The lenses come to us as what we call un-cut. Ready to process for your frame choice. Laramy-K Optical Lab doesn't hide their work behind a finished job.

 Laramy-K Optical sends us lenses that have been beautifully surfaced to just the perfect thickness for each order. Laramy-K Optical starts with the best materials money can buy and takes every detail seriously. If you want more information about the only Un-Cut lab in the USA follow the link too:


FEATURING

AR Coating

Anti-Reflective coating (often called AR coating) removes reflections from the front and back surfaces of eyeglass lenses. Perhaps you’ve noticed these reflections on the lenses of family members or co-workers. You’re distracted by the reflection in their lenses of overhead lights or the window behind you. 
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Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses have a continual progression of power allowing for many various focal points giving vision at all distances from far to near. Some professionals are now calling Progressive Lenses Continual Lenses instead of the standard term.   
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Trivex

Trivex is one of the newest lens material available. It was developed by PPG and marketed first with the names Phoenix and Trilogy. It is the lightest and strongest lens material ever made for eyewear and is one of the safest lens material available. 

 This new lens offers clear crisp vision with UV protection and is available in single vision, bifocal, trifocal and progressive lens designs, with Anti-Reflective coating Polarization and/or Transitions.
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Transitions

Transitions Signature Lenses are so smart they change from clear indoors to nearly as dark as sunglasses outdoors. Their advanced technology adjusts to changing light, so you see clearly and more comfortably in virtually any light condition. 

Transitions adaptive lenses are available in Signature, XTRActive, Vantage, and Drivewear

NuPolar

The Spectacle Shoppe and Younger Optics believes everyone should own a pair of quality polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses do what no other lens or lens treatment can - block blinding glare. As well as, polarized lenses can enhance visual acuity, color contrast and visual comfort, and block 100% of harmful UVA (315 - 380 nm) and UVB (280 - 315 nm) light. 

NuPolar Polarized Lenses by Younger Optics perform better than the competition in many crucial tests of polarizing efficiency, heat stability, film adhesion, color stability etc. NuPolar lenses are available in more colors, styles and materials to fit your life than any other Rx polarized lens.


HOW TO CLEAN MY LENSES

Dust, grease and grime are the enemy of clean lenses. First wet the lenses, then using a good soap, such as non-lotion dish soap or non-lotion liquid hand soap, suds them up. Rinse thoroughly under plenty of cold to tepid (lukewarm) running water. Never use hot water as this could ruin the coating on the lenses as well as deteriorate the plastics in the frame (extreme temperatures are very hard on eyeglasses). Then, spray the lenses with a good optical quality (anti-reflective safe) lens cleaner. This gives the lenses a great anti-static and anti-fog finish. 

The drying process can be a little difficult without the proper towel. The best towel would be a micro fiber made for cleaning eyeglasses lenses. However, a good quality cotton towel would work fine, as long as it is free of fabric softeners. Fabric softeners make the cloth oily and non- absorbent and quickly transfers its oily properties to the lens. Oftentimes a good quality non-lotion tissue can be used, however they can be somewhat linty (please blow). With today's technology advances most lenses are tough enough to handle the fibers from tissues just fine. 

Don't forget to clean and polish dry the plastic parts of the frame, also. Perspiration is an enemy to your frame and it should be cleaned off. 

The other problem is hairspray. If soap and water doesn't remove it then use a little isopropyl alcohol (91%). This will not harm the lenses, and also, can be used on the frame. However, prolonged use of this product on the plastic parts of the frame will tend to dry out and harden the plastic making it brittle. The best way to handle hairspray is to move the eyeglasses out of its path. 

We now have Pre-Moistened Lens Cloths they are packaged like a "wet one". They work great for quick on the go cleanings. 

Good Luck and Happy Cleaning! 

Kent and Roxie
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