Cynthiana Vision Center carries all the latest styles in eyewear for the whole family. Check out our designer sunglasses, available with a prescription. We carry a full line of sports lenses, featuring impact-resistant lenses and padded bridge. At Cynthiana Vision Center, we'll assist you in selecting the perfect lenses to compliment your frames and your lifestyle!
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Lenses, Materials, & Coatings
Single vision gives the wearer vision correction at one distance. Up until around the age of 40, this is the lens most patients need for correction.
Bifocal and Trifocal Lenses
Bifocal and trifocal lenses are lenses that give the wearer the ability to see at two (bifocal) or three (trifocal) different distances. This is done with a visible segment at the bottom of the lens, used for near tasks-such as reading-in bifocals; trifocals have correction for intermediate distances-such as computer distance- as well as near.
One of the main complaints with bifocal wearers is eye fatigue from focusing at the different powers. Progressives, also called no lines, gradually pass from one focus power to the next. Not only do they have the benefit of no distinct visible lines, they make it easier for the wearer to focus at all distances more naturally.
High Index Lenses
High index lenses materials are a thinner, lighter option to the standard plastic lens. Nearly all lens types are available in this material. These lenses, so called because of their higher index of light refraction, eliminate the "Pop bottle" look most wearers dislike in their standard lenses. High index lenses come in more impact resistant materials, such as polycarbonate or Trivex, making them more suitable for safety and sports wear, regardless of prescription.
Not every pair can suit every wearer's need. Be it an occupational or a hobby driven need, there is a lens that will be a custom fit. Computer lenses, piano playing lenses, reading lenses, even lenses for carpenters and plumbers that need near vision power at the top and bottom of the lens!
Digital and Free-Form Lenses
The newest lenses on the market, these lenses offer optimum vision for the wearer. A digital lens is a lens made the same as the more common lenses found today, but by being able to skip a step in the lens making process, make a more accurate lens design. Free-form lenses, however, are revolutionizing the way the wearer sees out of their new lenses. It is the difference between off the rack clothing to custom tailoring. Instead of the standard lens blank that common lenses are produced from, the free-form lens is designed specifically for the wearer, using not only the prescription, but the frame information and curvature to give the lenses wider clear zones and clearer vision overall. Many first time wearers are astonished at the difference.
Plastic and resin lenses can attain scratches easier than glass lenses. For this reason, scratch resistant coating is a must. Not only do major scratches impair your vision, they affect the overall cosmetic appearance of your eyewear. Most scratch coatings come with a 2 year warranty against major scratches; it is important to remember, however, that while scratch resistant lenses toughen a lens, it does not make them scratch proof.
Cosmetic and therapeutic tints come in a virtual rainbow of colors. From the newest trendy colors worn by celebrities to therapeutic tints for computer strain, we have the color you want. The tint can be adjusted to your taste, be it a gradient tint that starts bold and fades to clear, to sunglasses dark.
Anti-reflective-also called non-glare, AR, or glare free-is a coating that eliminates reflections, glare, light rings, and "ghost images' by letting more light pass through the lens. By letting 99.5% of light pass through the lens, it improves vision and enhances the cosmetic appeal of lenses. It is especially helpful for night driving, computer work, and/or stronger prescriptions.
While photochromics are not a tint per se, they are an alternative to sunglasses to some patients. The color change occurs as photochromic molecules react to ultraviolet rays, causing the lenses to darken. Photochromics are lenses that change color outdoors and to varying degrees, behind the wheel of a car. They lighten when the wearer goes indoors. They are available in every material, and in a variety of colors.
Glare is annoying and dangerous. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare caused by wet roads, snow, water, and reflections from windshields or other cars. This is done by a filter inside the permanently tinted lens that acts the same way vertical blinds do. It lets in necessary light, while eliminating harsh glare. Research has shone that wearing polarized lenses can increase driver reaction time by 1/3 of a second. Doesn't sound like much? That's 23 feet sooner than without polarized lenses, in a car going 50 mph!
Contacts & Solutions
No Risk Guarantee
Thinking of trying contact lenses but afraid you wont be able to wear them? Our office guarantees that you will be able to wear them or we will buy them back. We will teach you how to get them in and out, assess your vision, make sure that the fit is correct, and let you wear them home. Then we will decide if they are for you.
Contact lenses, when worn properly, are extremely comfortable. Most of the time you will hardly know they are there. Many people choose contact lenses for their every day vision correction and have glasses for back-up. Many glasses wearers have special activities where they would rather not wear glasses. Contacts are perfect for these occasions.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of a material that absorbs a certain amount of water that makes them soft and flexible. This makes the lens easy to adapt to and comfortable on the eye. Soft lenses come in a variety of materials and moisture content. The different properties of each lens are what make each soft contact lens unique in how it may fit or feel on the eye.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contact lenses are soft lenses made of varying material having partial water content. These are designed to be replace on a regular basis. Lens replacement schedules range form one day to monthly. The type of lens best for you will be based on the rate your eyes produce deposits, and the how the lenses are worn, as well as you needs.
Silicone/Hydrogel soft contact lenses
A silicone/hydrogel soft contact lens is a soft lens made form a material that incorporates silicone into the structure of the material. This creates a polymer that allows more oxygen to pass through the lens. This is important from the eye’s point of view. The more diffusing through the lens creates a healthier environment for the surface of the eye. This is important fi a contact lens is to be slept in overnight.
Astigmatism soft contact lenses
Newer technologies have just about perfected this type of lens. They are very few people that won’t be able to wear contact lenses because of astigmatism. These lenses have a special design that allows the lens to orient in a stable position on the eye. This stability is important to allow an accurate correction of the astigmatism.
Gas Permeable contact lenses
These lenses are made form a stiff plastic to correct the vision. This “rigidness”allows the contact lens to correct astigmatism more accurately. This ability to correct astigmatism is the greatest advantage of the rigid lens, in that it will usually provide very crisp and detailed vision . The adaption to wearing this lens may take longer due to the initial awareness it creates.
Bifocal Contact Lens
Bifocal contact lenses have come a long way in the last few years. If you haven’t tried these in the last 2-3 years, you should consider these again. Technology has improved the design of the lenses and more people than ever are benefitting from these new designs. These lenses have both the distance and near correction combined together. This allows the above “age 40" lens wearer to wear contact lenses for distance and not need reading glasses. These may be available in both the soft and gasperm design.
Everyone who wears eyeglasses has different needs. At Cynthiana Vision Center, we feature a variety of accessories for your glasses or contacts. Choose a cool hard case for your glasses. We have leather cases for a sleek professional look, or cartoon cases for children. Pick up a contact lens case for disinfecting and storage. We carry cleaning solutions for contacts and eyeglass lenses, cleaning cloths, and lens care kits. We also offer a sunglass package deal to young sunglass wearers, including a cleaning cloth, hard case, and sunglass cords. Whatever your eyewear accessory needs, Cynthiana Vision Center can help!