At GJ Eyebar we believe in a thorough eye exam, which means we evaluate both the vision and the health of the eyes. During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Quarnberg and Dr. Reeder will use charts to measure the sharpness of your vision and utilize the latest digital equipment to map the unique shape and curvature of your eye. This process provides a complete understanding of your eye health, improves accuracy and increases comfort during the exam.
What are the different types of Lenses and which one is right for me?
When you visit our office at GJ Eyebar, our experienced opticians will help you review your choices in lenses, coatings and tints. Here are some of the basic definitions for your review:
Some customers suffer from headaches or eyestrain from long hours in front of a computer screen. With 70-75% of computer workers experiencing eye and vision problems, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is an increasing concern for many people. Other symptoms include: blurry vision, sore and tired eyes, squinting or fatigue when looking more than a few feet away. GJ Eyebar can help you choose special computer task lenses to relieve these symptoms and enhance the vision at near and intermediate distances. These lenses supplement your primary pair of eyewear and should have an anti-reflective coating to reduce harm from the computer screens blue light rays.
High Definition Lenses:
High definition lenses allow for sharper, clearer, crisper vision throughout the entire lens, giving you the best vision possible. High definition lenses, a.k.a. Digital Lenses, are an advanced technology that changes the way lenses are surfaced, providing you with more visual comfort, sharper definition and improved peripheral vision.
Also known as anti-reflective lenses, non-glare lenses are specially calculated to reduce glare and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This anti-reflective property is beneficial in reducing glare from driving at night, reducing reflections that mask your eyes and preventing excessive scratches and smudges on your lenses.
What are the types of contact lenses available?
Soft Contact Lenses
Over 85% of contacts sold are soft contact lenses. These lenses are made of soft plastic polymers and water. They are generally very comforatable for patients and come in many different prescriptions and designs.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses designed to be discarded on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. This helps ensure eye health by preventing protein deposits from building up on the soft lenses. They require less maintenance and help prevent eye infections when used properly and are available in most prescriptions.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses
Extended wear contact lenses can be worn continuously for up to 30 days. These are great for customers who do not want to remove their contacts often or will not be able to keep track of them while traveling or working outdoors. Though this is a great convenience factor, it does increase the risk eye infections, corneal ulcers and abnormal blood vessel growth in the cornea; therefore, more frequent follow-up is required and some doctors will not recommend extended wear lenses.
Tinted or Cosmetic Contact Lenses
Many patients request these lenses to change the color of their iris. These lenses are available in many exciting colors and provide subtle or dramatic changes in the appearance of your eye. Ask your doctor if your prescription is available in this lens style.