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Frames and Lenses

Frames:

York Road Opticians carries hundreds of frames to fit our patients’ needs, from budget frames to top designers. We also carry occupational eyewear and sports goggles. 

Lens Materials:

  • Glass or Plastic
    Glass lenses are still available, but are heavy and breakable. Plastic lenses are lighter in weight and can be coated for ultraviolet (UV) and glare protection.
  • High-Index Lenses
    Thinner and more lightweight, these are a comfortable choice, especially for strong prescriptions. An anti-reflective coating is recommended.
  • Polycarbonate Lenses
    A good choice for athletes, workers and children, polycarbonate lenses are thin and lightweight. They have UV protection, a scratch-resistant coating and excellent resistance to impact.

Special Corrections:

  • Bifocal and Trifocal Lenses
    These lenses correct near and far vision in a single lens, and are reasonably priced, however, they do show visible lines in the lenses.

  • Progressive Lenses
    These “no-line” lenses provide full-range vision correction. The benefits are natural vision with a youthful look.

Tints and Coatings:

  • Transition Lenses
    These lenses quickly darken in sunlight and become clear indoors, so you don’t have to switch between glasses and sunglasses, however, they do not fully darken inside automobiles.
  • DriveWear
    This is a polarized Transition lens that senses and reacts to varying light conditions, both outside and behind the windshield of a car.
  • Polarized Lenses
    Protects your eyes from reflected glare, UV rays and eye fatigue. Polarized lenses are ideal for water and snow sports, and for driving in the sun.
  • Anti-Reflective Treatment
    Decreases annoying reflections and halos around lights, providing a safety benefit for those who drive at night. Also reduces eye strain for those who work with bright computer screens or under fluorescent lights.
  • Tinting
    Tints are available in a variety of colors, gradients and intensity for a stylish look and protection against light sensitivity.