The way we use our eyes today is vastly different from how we used them even 5 years ago. With a significant portion of our time spent on digital devices like computers, tablets, phones, and smartwatches, many of us feel eye strain and fatigue during the day. Symptoms of eye strain and fatigue include:
Sore, tired, burning, or itching eyes.
Watery or dry eyes.
Blurred or double vision.
Sore neck, shoulders, or back.
Increased sensitivity to light.
Feeling that you cannot keep your eyes open.
One way to prevent symptoms of eye strain and fatigue is through eyewear designed to meet today’s visual demands. Based on your lifestyle and prescription, our expert opticians will fit you with customized lenses precisely for your needs.
For single vision prescriptions, we use Anti-Fatigue lenses. These enhanced lenses have the distance power for everyday use and an added “near” zone close to the bottom of the lens, optimized for the way you use your eyes. This “near” zone slightly increases magnification at the bottom of the lens, which helps to relax the eye muscles and focus more easily, relieving eye strain and enhancing visual comfort during up-close activities in a digital world.
For those patients with a need for progressive (no line bi-focal) lenses, we offer the best quality free form progressive lenses available on the market.
Progressive lenses typically are for patients 40 years and older, and allow the wearer to see at distance, intermediate (computer), and near (reading), all in one lens. With thousands of progressive lens designs on the market today, it’s important to note that not all progressive lenses are created equal.
In the past, traditional progressive lenses were produced using a “pre-molded” design, and that same design was used for every wearer. While traditional progressives allow the wearer to see at all distances, they lack sufficient peripheral vision, and it can sometimes be hard to find the optimal area for each zone in the lens. Some businesses still use that design today to keep costs low.
At TLEA, we use the latest free-form progressive lenses, which are designed specifically for each wearer. Free-form progressive lenses use a computer-generated design that is based on:
The horizontal and vertical position of your eye in the frame
The distance between the eye and the back surface of the lens
The curvature of the frame
The result is a lens that provides clarity at all distances, a smooth transition from the top to the bottom of the lens, and the widest field of view.
Glasses bend light rays before they enter the eye to help focus that light on the retina (back of the eye); this process helps us achieve our best vision. When standard, non-treated lenses bend light, approximately 10% of that light does not make it through the lens and causes a white, surface glare. This surface glare impacts the overall clarity of your vision.
To enhance the quality of your vision, we recommend a non-glare treatment on all lenses. This treatment allows approximately 99.5% of all light to pass through the lens and provides the eye with more light, resulting in crisper, sharper vision. Our best non-glare treatments include an oil and water-repelling feature that reduces smudges and makes your lenses easier to clean. Also providing stronger scratch protection, a non-glare treatment helps keep your lenses clean and scratch-free, while you see your best.
Glare is intense light that is reflected off of smooth shiny surfaces such as water, sand, or asphalt. When this happens, the light becomes polarized and can make it very difficult to see. Glare tends to be worse with older age, light colored eyes, and certain eye conditions, including cataracts and macular degeneration.
Polarized sunglasses help alleviate the discomfort of this intense light by blocking glare, which results in more comfortable vision. Polarized sunglasses are highly recommended for anyone looking for as much protection from the sun as possible!
Photochromic lenses are most commonly recognized as the brand name, “Transitions.” When inside, these lenses are completely clear; when outside, they react to the amount of available UV light and darken accordingly. This light adaptive lens offers comfortable vision when moving from indoors to outdoors while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. It’s important to note that photochromic lenses do not replace a good pair of sunglasses. Instead, they are intended to replace your current clear lenses and help you see more comfortably during your everyday activities.
Trying to decide which lenses work best for your lifestyle can be overwhelming. And that’s why our expert opticians will get to know you and create a personalized lens solution based on your visual needs.