Skip to main content

Eye Glass Basics

The Basics of Eye glasses

Eye glasses are more popular today than ever, despite the availability of contact lenses and vision correction surgery.

Frame styles branded with high profile designer names are always in demand. And eyeglass frame materials have evolved with the advent of new plastics and various types of metals.

Certain frames are made with highly flexible metal alloys, which reduce the possibility of breakage. Spring hinges are also for added durability, and are a great option for children’s eyewear.

Eye glass frames styles

Multi-colored inlays, composite materials, designer emblems, and enhancements such as insets of precious stones may also be found in popular frame styles.

Rimless styles have become more popular in recent years as an understated way to wear eyeglasses without obvious frames. Rimless styles mainly involve attaching plastic or metal temples directly onto the lenses rather than onto a frame.

Advances in eye glass lenses

You also have many options when choosing the lenses for your eyeglasses. Among the most popular types of lenses and lens options prescribed today are:

·        Aspheric lenses, which have a slimmer, more attractive profile than other lenses. They also eliminate that magnified, “bug-eye” look caused by some prescriptions.

·        High index lenses, which are made of new materials that enable the lenses to be noticeably thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses.

·        Polycarbonatelenses are thinner, lighter and up to 10 times more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses. These lenses are great for safety glasses, children’s eyewear, and for anyone who wants lightweight, durable lenses.

·        Photochromic lensesare sun-sensitive lenses that quickly darken in bright conditions, and quickly return to a clear state in ordinary indoor lighting.

·        Polarized lensesdiminish glare from flat, reflective surfaces (like water) and also reduce eye fatigue.

·        Anti-reflective coatingsare among the most popular add-ons for lenses. They can dramatically improve the look and comfort of your glasses by minimizing the amount of light that reflects off the surface of your lenses, which also has the added benefit of reducing glare and thus easing eye fatigue.

·        Other lens coatingsinclude scratch-resistant, ultraviolet treatment, and mirror coatings.

 

Eye glass lenses for presbyopia

Presbyopia is the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability that makes reading and other close-up tasks more difficult after age 40.

This means that the usual type of eyeglass lenses you've likely been accustomed to wearing, known as single vision lenses, no longer will work well for you.

Multifocal eyeglass lenses available for presbyopia correction include:

  • Bifocals:Lenses with two powers – one for distance and one for near – separated by a visible line.
  • Trifocals:Lenses with three powers for seeing at varying distances – near, intermediate and far – separated by two visible lines.
  • progressive lenses allow a smooth, comfortable transition from one distance to another.

 If you see well in the distance without the need for eyeglasses, simple reading glasses with single vision lenses may be all you need to deal with near vision problems caused by presbyopia. 

Advice for Buying Eye glasses

Your appearance, personal taste and lifestyle should all be considered when choosing eyeglasses. We can help you choose frames and lenses that both complement your appearance and meet your lifestyle needs. Stop by our eye care clinic, we're located near Champions, Texas, Champion Forest and Spring, Texas. 


A Message to Our Patients

Our patients’ eye care needs are and always have been our top priority. With all that is happening, we are OPEN to help serve our patients. During this difficult time, we have made a few adjustments to our services and availability to ensure the health and safety of you, our staff and our Doctors.

For the Protection of Our Patients,
we have implemented the following procedures in our clinic:

  • Social Distancing - we are limiting the number of patients in our office and when possible, only one person per visit.
  • Limited Appointment Scheduling - in order to ensure that we are able to properly disinfect and adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines, PLEASE CALL AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR EVERYTHING, from eye exams, contact lens follow ups, glasses, contact lens pick ups and adjustments.
  • Pre-Screening Questionnaire - anyone showing signs of illness including coughing, sneezing, fever, or general malaise or has taken Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, will be asked to reschedule.
  • Face Coverings - we are requiring anyone entering our clinic to wear some type of facial covering, such as, a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief. Our staff is also wearing facial masks.
  • Curbside Service - we will bring your glasses or contacts out to your car. Call us when you arrive, let us know what you are picking up and what type of car you are driving. Sit tight and we will have your product delivered directly to your car.

We are also now offering telehealth appointments with TSO Champions eye doctors. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

We hope to be able to continue to provide excellent care and service.

Welcome to TSO Champions

Make an Appointment with:

Dr. Maltz

Dr. Butt

Dr. Ho

Dr. Gates

Please be advised, appointment cancellations require 24-hour notice to avoid a $50 fee.