OPTICAL SERVICES & EYEWEAR
Look Great and See Great with Frames & Lenses from Visions Optique of North Suburban Vision Consultants
Eyeglasses are an optical device as well as a fashion accessory. The current trends in contemporary eyewear are sleek frames in new and interesting colors. Lightweight and flexible materials such as modern plastics and titanium allow for wonderful colors and materials that can be fabricated into unusual and stylish shapes. High tech lens materials offer a multiple of options for the very best vision possible.
Vision Optique is the optical service of North Suburban Vision Consultants. We offer a wide variety of both frames and lenses.
Our board certified opticians will assist you in the selection of your frames to fit your face and your style as well as your prescription. Our opticians are skilled in assessing your specific vision needs and matching your needs to the great variety of lens and frame options available today.
Unique Frame Lines Give You a Unique Look!
NSVC is pleased to announce that we provide our patients with a variety of unique and exclusive eyewear frame designs that simply can not be found anywhere in our area! These frame lines provide exceptional style and specialized function to make your eye glasses experience something very special. Exciting lines such as Italee, T-2 from the LensWorks company and others like LaFont of France, Bada, Ed Hardy,Avada, O & X, and Tag Heuer, allow us to bring you something different and wonderful in stylish and functional eyewear.
This space age material was developed by NASA for use in the space shuttle. It is very lightweight, yet is the most durable material in frames available today. Other advantages of titanium frames is the resistance to corrosion and allergic responses so common with other metal frame materials. Also, titanium can be treated to produce a wide variety of interesting fashion colors.
High Index Super Thin Lenses
New high index and super high index lens materials allow us to fabricate lenses thinner and lighter than ever before. There are basically three types of thin materials. The first is polycarbonate. This is commonly known as featherweight lenses. It is thinner than traditional plastic by 20% to 25%. It is the lightest weight lens material and the most impact resistant. It is the most economical of the high index materials. The next material is 1.66 high index; it is about 35% to 40% thinner than conventional plastic lenses. The thinnest of all materials is 1.74 high index. This material is over 50% thinner than conventional plastic lenses. This material is often made in what is known as aspheric curves, which keep the lens as thin as possible while maintaining optical excellence.
A fantastic development in lens technology for sunglass lenses allows over 99% light transmission with dramatic reduction in glare. These lenses absorb over 98% of both harmful UVA and UVB radiation. Patient satisfaction responses to polarized sunglasses have been overwhelming.
New lightweight plastic photochromatic lenses are able to change from light to dark tint in just a moment. These lenses lighten to about a 10% tint and darken to a 80% tint when exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Now many patients can avoid the trouble of having two pairs of glasses while still taking advantage of virtually all lens designs such as invisible bifocals, thin lenses, etc. and still have the UV protection of prescription sun glasses all in one pair.
Progressive Addition Lenses
New designs of these “invisible” bifocals are easier to adapt to and provide a continuous range of vision from far into near with out the need for lines in your glasses. Progressive lenses come in thin designs and Transitions photochromatic styles. We use only the highest quality progressive lens designs available, which provide the optimum vision performance for our patients.
The newest development in progressive lenses is fabrication via back surface digital technologies. This exciting development allows our laboratories to customize each lens prescription according to the unique individual needs of the patient’s prescription. We instruct our lab to digitally etch the patient’s prescription on the rear surface of the lens in such as way as to maximize visual performance for that individual patient. The result is a lens design that provides sharper vision and a wider and more useful lens area from edge to edge of the lens. Our patients have reported dramatic improvements in adaptation and vision function with these new lens designs.
Antireflective (AR) coatings are applied to lenses in order to increase total light transmission and reduce reflected light from the surface of lenses. This results in reduced glare, which is especially helpful at night when driving, as well as a marked improvement in the appearance of the lenses. Those annoying surface reflections noticed when looking at the eyes of someone wearing glasses without AR coating are virtually eliminated.
New manufacturing technologies in AR lenses produce coatings that provide the crispest optics and stay free of oils and deposits that were common to older AR designs.
Today the majority of people use computers for many hours per day. This creates specific and unique vision demands that if not addressed will result in eye strain, fatigue, blur, and reduced comfort and visual efficiency. Your eyewear experts at Visions Optique of North Suburban Vision Consultants can design specific glasses to be used at the computer. Using the latest lens design technologies you will be amazed with the results!