Lens Treatments We Offer
The B-Town Eyecare Difference
At B-Town Eyecare we only use the highest quality ophthalmic lenses and treatments. Your eyeglass lenses are the most important selections you will make when purchasing eyewear. That’s why our knowledgeable optical team will make sure that your lenses are fabricated exactly as Dr. Bansal has prescribed.
Lens treatments can dramatically enhance the quality of vision and the durability of lenses, and lens treatments can assist in protecting the eyes. The following lens treatments are aimed at giving eyeglass wearers an overview of the most popular and most meaningful treatments available on the market today. There are many more lens treatments available at B-Town Eyecare than what is listed below, but our goal is to give you some good information as it relates the most common lens treatments. Contact us if you have specific questions about eyeglasses and we’ll be happy to answer them.
These are lenses that change color in response to UV light. Transitions lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions and help protect against harmful blue light indoors and outdoors. These hassle-free lenses make everyday life simpler, while allowing you to pick your favorite color and choose your style for a look you love. Available in a range of colors, including four vibrant new style colors, Transitions® Signature® lenses personalize any frame, allowing you to further express your style. Style your frames with the lens color you love by adding a new Transitions® style mirror, available in six exciting finishes, like blue, green, and silver shadow.
Transitions Signature: The ideal choice if you usually spend your day both inside and outside, and need lenses for variable lighting conditions. It features Chromea7™ technology, which gives lenses superior responsiveness to light—adapting from fully clear indoors to dark outdoors smoothly. You can get these lenses for kids, too.
Transitions XTRActive: The best choice for anyone desiring extra Harmful Blue Light protection, Transitions® XTRActive® lenses protect your eyes from harsh natural and artificial light anywhere you go: indoors, outdoors, and even in the car.
Transitions Vantage: The perfect choice if you spend a majority of your time outside and need lenses to hold up to outdoor activities. Transitions® Vantage® lenses polarize as the lens darkens, reducing glare and giving you crisper vision outdoors.
Filtering Lenses: Preventative Action Against Blue-Violet Light
The accumulated attacks of harmful light on our eyes over time should not be ignored. Protecting ourselves against its effects is the first defense against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Selective photo-protective lenses have been specifically designed for this purpose. While letting through beneficial light, they filter the UV rays that contribute to the onset of cataracts, and blue-violet rays that trigger AMD. This can help ensure a longer life expectancy of the cells in our retina. Our preferred Blue Blocking lenses are the Crizal® Prevencia® lenses.
UV and blue-violet light are present everywhere: outdoors due to the sun and indoors due to artificial light and electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. As most people are at risk of overexposure to harmful light in their day-to-day activities, Crizal® Prevencia® aims to offer a solution to improve eye protection. Crizal® Prevencia® is the first preventive lens offering selective protection from blue-violet light and UV rays. It aims at protecting wearers’ eyes from harmful light everyday.
Polarized light can be any of the following: light reflected off flat surfaces such as water, ice on roadways, wet pavement, or even sun hot spots reflected off car rear windshields. When we see this type of excessive horizontal reflection (polarized light), we perceive this type of light as glare. Polarized lenses are specialized lenses that have a built in horizontal filter that eliminates this polarized light or glare from our vision. Glare encountered when driving, for example, slows our ability to perceive objects and has been shown in studies to slow our reaction time. Eyeglasses with polarized lenses are recommended for daytime driving, water sports such as lake, ocean and fly fishing, as well as any activity where glare is regularly encountered.
Xperio UV™ polarized prescription sunglasses aren’t just ordinary sun lenses. They help you see more no matter what you’re doing outside, providing excellent clarity of vision all while protecting your eyes with a superior quality lens. Did you know Xperio UV polarized prescription sunglasses provide the ultimate protection from UV rays on both sides of the lens? With an Eye-Sun Protective Factor (E-SPF®) of 50+, you get the highest level of UV protection offered within the E-SPF index.
Direct sunlight, bright lighting or car lights: light is deflected when it passes from one transparent medium to another. It’s called refraction. Lenses are no exception and this can be a problem for our vision. Anti-reflective coatings limit this phenomenon by helping reduce reflected light and improve visual comfort and the transparency of lenses. All types of lenses can incorporate this, regardless of their correction. Our preferred AR coating is Crizal. Developed by Essilor, the Crizal brand offers a complete range of high performance treatments that fits wearer’s everyday life.
Crizal Sapphire 360 UV: The Best in class transparency. With Multi-Angular Technology™, Crizal Sapphire® 360º UV lenses reduce reflections from all directions for less distracting glare, better aesthetics, enhanced UV protection, and safer nighttime driving.
Crizal Provencia: Clear and comfortable vision. Between sunlight, indoor lighting, and most digital screens, blue-violet light surrounds you every day. Help stay protected with lenses that block out Harmful Blue Light while still allowing beneficial blue-turquoise light to pass through.
Crizal Avance UV: Enhanced Scratch Resistance. Don’t let scratches distort your vision. Enhanced scratch resistance helps protect your lens investment while offering dust and dirt repellence for clearer vision and less frequent cleaning.
Crizal Easy UV: Ordinary lenses don’t stay clean and clear. These lenses are easier to clean and come with scratch protection for increased durability.
Crizal Kids UV: No-glare lenses for kids. Bright reflections and glare can cause irritation, eye strain, and discomfort. This lens offers our most comprehensive daily UV protection made especially for kids.
Crizal Prevencia Kids: Protection from digital devices. Overexposure to blue-violet light may affect your child’s long-term eye health. Help protect them from the digital devices they use every day with Crizal® Prevencia® Kids lenses, which selectively filter out harmful light while letting good light pass through.
The most common source of ultraviolet radiation is emitted from the sun. There are three types: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. With prolonged exposure, these rays have been proven to not only damage skin and cause skin cancer but also damage the structures of the eyes. Research has shown a connection between UV exposure and conditions like cataracts, photokeratitis, macular degeneration, pterygia and more. UV Block eliminates the ability of ultraviolet rays to pass through spectacle lenses and enter the eye. It is an important consideration for patients of all ages including kids. In fact, studies show that between 50% to 80% of our lifetime exposure to UV rays happens before the age of 18 due to the amount of time the average child spends outdoors without proper eye protection.
Scratch-Resistant Coating (SRC) is a very thin clear coating applied to optical lenses. This thin coating chemically adheres to the front and back surface of the lens. SRC greatly reduces the potential for lenses to scratch and those scratches may impair vision. While lenses with SRC applied are not scratchproof (in fact, no optical lens material is scratchproof) the coating prolongs lens life, impairing scratches from occurring. Studies indicate that a pair of lenses with both front and back side SRC applied will last 10 times longer than non-SRC lenses. Our eye doctors feel so strongly about the benefits of this lens treatment that all our lenses have SRC applied to both the front and back side of the lenses.