Better Vision Per Vision Task
Here you will find our products presented according to their application and vision task. For example, are you looking for a product that can help you read the newspaper or watch television? Or do you need help with handicraft activites?
When you reach the point of not being able to read up close without stretching your arms to the limit, you may need to consider single-vision reading glasses which come in two main styles: full frames, where the entire lens is made in the reading prescription, and half-eyes, the smaller "Ben Franklin" style glasses that sit lower down on the nose.
Full reading glasses are suitable for people who spend a great deal of time concentrating on material close-up. If you try to look up and across the room though, everything appears blurry.
In contrast, half-eye reading glasses allow you to look down and through the lenses for near work, and up and over them to see in the distance. Generally, people who have never needed glasses in the past will start out with a pair of reading glasses rather than bi-focals or no-line progressive lenses, which are usually a better choice if you have a need for distance as well as near correction.
When you work at a computer for any length of time, it's common to experience eye strain, blurred vision and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is because the visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other activities.
If you're under age 40, eye strain or blurred vision during computer work may be due to an inability of your eyes to remain accurately focused on your screen or because your eyes have trouble changing focus from your keyboard to your screen and back again for prolonged periods. These focusing problems often are associated with CVS. If you're over age 40, the problem may be due to the onset of presbyopia - the normal age-related loss of near focusing ability. This, too, can cause CVS symptoms.
Computer glasses differ from regular eyeglasses or reading glasses in a number of ways to optimize your eyesight when viewing your computer screen which is positioned 20 to 26 inches from your eyes. This is considered the intermediate zone of vision — closer than driving ("distance") vision, but farther away than reading ("near") vision. Computer glasses put the optimum lens power for viewing your computer screen right where you need it for a clear, wide field of view without the need for excessive focusing effort or unhealthful postures.
Handy accessories for temporary use, such as an evening in a dimly lit restaurant, include tiny foldable readers that fit in pen-sized cases and/or magnifiers that hang around your neck like a pendant. There are also plastic lenses mounted in credit card-sized holders that slip easily in a wallet — not acceptable for reading a book, but fine for those moments when you just want to know what the menu says. They come illuminated and in geometric design; are comfortable to hold, simple to use and the compact design promotes intuitive movement on the reading material.
Concerts, Theatre, Sports
Single-vision lenses correct distance vision for problems such as myopia, which causes difficulty with distance vision, but enables you to focus more clearly on near objects. You know how frustrating it can be, when you're out at the theatre or at a musical and you're sitting too far away to be able to enjoy the action on the stage. With a distance correction you will be able to see all the action on stage or that’s farther away. It’s like a pair of binoculars for your eyes.
Handicrafts & Detailed Projects
Perhaps you know the problem all too well... You need to use both hands when you're working with delicate components and could do with a third hand to hold the magnifying glass so that you can see the small details. Specialty magnifying spectacles could solve the problem and are worn just like normal glasses. They are ideal for: Model making, handicrafts, painting, restoration work, soldering, watchmakers, and beauticians. These magnifier lenses are simple to use due to large PD tolerance, come with attachable temple ends to keep them from slipping down the nose and provide excellent image quality due to their large focusing range. However, they must be specially ordered and can take a while longer to receive.
Hazardous Activities & Sports
Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses provide protection for eyeglass wearers who participate in sports and people engaged in other hazardous activities or employment. Certain jobs, home improvement tasks and even yard work can require you to wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from damage caused by flying debris. A hydrophobic coating is used on many lenses to repel water, filter out all UV rays from sunlight and meet industrial standards for impact protection. Polycarbonate lenses have become the standard for safety glasses, sports goggles and children's eyewear because they are less likely to fracture than regular plastic lenses.
Choose from glasses that offer eye protection, color enhancement, light control, convenience or a combination of features for the best visual options if you are playing sports, whether inside or out.