What’s New in Eye Care
Transitions with polarization
Most of us have heard of Transitions: the lens that darkens when outside and clears up when indoor. The darkening effects of these lenses by the sun are limited inside the car due to the interference from the windows. DriveWear is now available. These are Transition lenses with polarization. These lenses will transform to that of a lighter tint on overcast days and to a darker tint on bright sunny days.
A new shatter proof lens material
There used to be one impact resistant lens of choice for children: polycarbonate. The problem with this lens is that it has poor optics, distoring light, causing sometimes blurry, distorted vision. Trivex is the new material which has the same strong shatter proof quality but with much clearer optics. It is now the lens of choice for children. It is also ideal in rimless frames. Holes can be drilled for mounting these lenses without worrying of the lens cracking during the fabrication process.
Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Proteins, lipids and other substances found naturally in your tears can adhere to contact lenses over time despite daily cleaning with contact lens solutions or cleaners. This can cause discomfort in wear and increased risk of eye infections. Daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses where fresh new lenses are worn and then discarded at the end of each day. Since no cleaning is involved with daily disposables, they provide a healthy and convenient alternative to traditional contact lens wear and has been gaining popularity in recent years.