See the difference a quality lens makes...
Your eyes deserve the best, and we won't settle for anything less. That's why our team of skilled opticians personally tests lenses on a continual basis - always searching for the best in clarity, functionality, and comfort. Come in and let us show you how recent advances in lens material, design, and treatments can literally change the way you see the world - and the way the world sees you!
Our range of lens options includes:
Bifocals and Trifocals
Progressive Add Lenses
Anti-reflective. (AR) coatings reduce annoying reflections and make the eyes of the wearer more visible. AR coatings are recommended for virtually every prescription and lens type. Because scratches in lower quality AR coatings can become more noticeable over time, we recommend Viso XC Plus - an outstanding product that's highly scratch resistant, and resistant to skin oils as well, making them easier to clean.
Aspheric Lenses. Made with flatter curves than conventional lenses, aspheric lenses deliver a slimmer overall profile. Especially useful for farsightedness by reducing weight and thickness, these lenses are also useful in reducing optical aberrations. Most aspheric lenses are also high-index.
Bifocal and Trifocal. Bifocals split the lens into two prescriptions: the bottom half - for near vision - and the top half - for distance. Trifocals add a middle range to help intermediate vision. With the advent of "no-line" PAL's, bifocals and trifocals are not recommended as often, but are still a good alternative for some.
Computer Lenses. Computer users who wear Progressive Add Lenses (PAL's) or bifocals often complain of eyestrain, and/or neck and shoulder pain due to the "chin-up" posture required to view their monitor. Computer lenses are advanced-design PAL's which let you comfortably view your monitor in a proper ergonomic posture, yet provide good vision across the room, and at closer reading distances as well.
High Index. Glass and plastic lenses designed to correct high nearsightedness or farsightedness have traditionally been thick and heavy, often giving the wearer a "glass bottle" appearance. But new high index materials require less material to correct the same amount of refractive error. The result? Highly impact-resistant lenses that are thinner, lighter, and more visually appealing.
Photochromic. Photochromic lenses change from light to dark and back again depending upon their exposure to UV light. Once available only in glass lenses, photochromic lenses are now available in high index, Trivex, and other plastics. Photochromic lenses are also 100% UV absorptive and are available with polarization as well.
Polarized. Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and haze, providing a significant boost in comfort and clarity - ideal for virtually everyone who spends time outdoors. We recommend polarized lenses with Anti-reflective coating to further enhance optical quality.
Progressive Add Lenses (PAL’s). Often referred to as “no-line bifocals,” PAL’s provide a gradual, invisible change in lens power from top to bottom, and many find them easier to adjust to than bifocals. Newer advanced designs incorporate high-definition, digitally surfaced lens technology, which widens the usable reading area and enhances overall visual comfort.
Scratch Resistance. A scratch-resistant coating offers good protection against normal use with plastic lenses. Unless otherwise requested, all lenses sold at Roosevelt Vision have scratch resistant properties. Those with higher prescriptions, take note: during the special lens grinding required for high prescriptions, the scratch resistant coating is often removed. Unlike many optical stores, our opticians always make sure the coating is re-applied before you receive your lenses.
Trivex. Extremely light and strong, Trivex lenses have all but replaced polycarbonate lenses due to their superior scratch resistance and optical quality. Nearly ten times more impact resistant than conventional plastic lenses, they are the perfect choice for kids, and safety glasses.
UV Protective. Overexposure to UV light has been linked to a number of eye problems, including cataracts and retinal damage. And although Pacific Northwesterners receive very little UV exposure UV lens protection is recommended for all outdoor enthusiasts. The coating is and quick to apply to most plastic lenses and won't change their appearance.