1268 Main St.,  Suite 104, Newington, CT 06111            Phone:  (860) 666-5431    Fax:  (860) 666-5433 

 

We invite you to learn about our quality eyewear. 

 

   

Our Optical Department offers a complete selection of stylish frames for all ages.   We provide a wide variety of frames and lenses to meet your lifestyle, budget, and vision requirements. Your glasses will not only be attractive, durable, and comfortable, but most importantly, also provide you with the best vision possible.

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In keeping with our mission of providing patients with the best possible products as well as a wide variety of choices, our optical department offers many different styles and brands from which our patients can choose--including high fashion frames, fun & trendy selections, and classic favorites.  In addition, a quality pair of sunglasses is important for your eye health, and our optical department can customize your sunwear with your prescription.

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We offer children's frames in durable, colorful, fun choices.  Your child will have a wonderful time selecting the pair just right for him or her!

 

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SPECIALTY GLASSES FOR RECREATION & OCCUPATION

Many occupations and hobbies impose demanding visual requirements, especially for those who need bifocals or trifocals.  Special occupational designs are available to solve these special needs. If you have visual demands that your glasses cannot meet, please let us know so we can also make recommendations for your eye wear to suit your specific situation and needs.

Computer Glasses

Due to our increased computer demands, numerous lens designs have been made available to enhance vision at computer and reading viewing distances. Computer screen filters, workstation ergonomic design and anti-reflection coatings can help make working on the computer easier and more comfortable. We can prescribe computer lenses to optimize your comfort and performance while on the computer and working at your desk.

Sports Glasses

Special lens designs and material are available for the unique needs of athletes--both adults and children. These include wrap-around sunglasses to protect from wind and dust for bikers and runners and fashionable light weight frames for basketball and football players. Also, specific colored and tinted lenses can enhance contrast for hunters and golfers. Sports glasses are made from more durable plastics for safety and comfort, while polycarbonate lenses are impact resistance for safety and better eye protrection.

Polarized Sunglasses

Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays damage our eyes and over time will cause macular degeneration, a common cause of  blindness. Therefore, medical grade sunwear is important to anyone who values their eyesight. Polarized lenses are the best and safest sunglass choice, providing the most protection from ultraviolet rays. (Inexpensive, over-the-counter sunglasses sold in department stores are ineffective in blocking UV rays.) Polarized glasses are particularly a necessity for those who are light sensitive, virtually eliminating reflected glare. People who spend a lot of time outdoors--drivers, pilots, fishermen, skiers, and boaters--find polarized lenses increase visibility and comfort better than any other type of sunwear.

 

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LENS CHOICES

Technology has expanded and increased the quality of both lens materials and designs over the last few years. This means that you have more choices than ever before to provide you with the best vision possible.  We want you to better understand each lens material and design. Please take a few moments to view the sections below to understand the options available to you.

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LENS MATERIALS

Plastic, the best choice of small prescriptions

Plastic lenses have many benefits.  They are more impact resistant, half the weight of glass lenses, and can be tinted to almost any color.  However, plastic lenses are more easily scratched than glass but can have an optional scratch protection coat applied to protect them from most scratching.
 

High-Index Aspheric Lenses, the best choice for strong prescriptions

Modern technology has created lenses that bend light differently so that stronger corrections are thinner than when made in conventional materials.  Such lenses are called "high index" and higher prescriptions are more attractive because they are slimmer.  They are also more comfortable than glasses lenses because they weigh less. High index lenses with anti-reflection coating will provide the best vision and appearance of lenses possible.
 

Polycarbonate: impact resistant for children, athletes, and active occupations

Polycarbonate lenses are the most impact resistant lenses available and are always the safest choice for children and athletes and those in active occupations where there is risk of accidents that could shatter lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are a special type of high index lens.  Light and comfortable, they absorb all harmful UV light and can be made with ultra thin edges because of their unique strength. 
 

Glass, maximum scratch resistance

For years glass was the only lens material available to patients. Glass still offers superior optics and is the most scratch-resistant material. The primary disadvantage of glass is its weight, generally twice that of plastic lenses.  Glass lenses can also shatter when scratched and are not recommended for the active individual.

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LENS DESIGNS

Single Vision Lenses

Single vision lenses function as all purpose glasses for persons who have normal focusing. Those who normally wear bifocals or trifocals sometimes prefer to wear single vision lenses for certain activities; for instance, a single vision lens for driving and another for the computer. Single vision lenses are available in all lens materials.

 

Bifocals

Bifocals provide two separate prescriptions, usually for distance and near vision clarity. The flat top bifocal is the most common form, but bifocals are also available in round "thumbprint" styles that have the added cosmetic value of being nearly invisible when the glasses are on the face.   

 

Trifocals

Flat-top trifocals provide three separate zones of clear vision: distance, intermediate and near. The added segment provides clear vision at arm's length distance, the area that is usually blurred for bifocal wearers.

 

 

Progressive Lenses (no-line)
   
These lenses provide all the benefits of bifocals but add the feature of continuous clear vision at all distances, including mid-range distance (arm's length). Progressives also have the cosmetic advantage of appearing to be single vision lenses. Advances in progressive lens design make them the lens of choice. 

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LENS TREATMENTS
  Options to improve the comfort and appearance of your new lenses

Scratch Resistant Coating

Light weight hard resin lenses can be more easily scratched than glass lenses. Special coatings have been developed to help protect lenses from normal scratching. Most lens material types come with a scratch resistant coating at no additional charge. However, for lenses that do not come with this type of coating, the modest additional cost for scratch coating is usually a prudent investment.

Photosensitive Lenses

Photosensitive lenses darken in sun light and lighten when indoors. These lenses are perfect for people who would prefer to meet as many of their needs as possible with one pair of glasses. They come in a variety of tints. 

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Anti-Reflective Coatings

No one should be without anti-reflective coatings on their glasses. First, anti-reflective coatings provide superior optics giving the lens wearer the clearest vision possible. Second, they reduce eye fatigue and discomfort, especially from glare of overhead lights, computer monitors, and lights during night driving. Other benefits include providing the wearer with a better cosmetic appearance and easier eye contact. Because of the coatings, those looking at you will be better able to see your eyes and they will be less distracted by glare from your lenses.  

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Caring for your Lenses

With so many specially designed lenses offered to maximize your vision, it is important to properly maintain your lenses by keeping them cleaned and scratch free. We provide everyone who orders glasses a specially made optical cloth of superfine high thread-count fibers to ensure the best care of your lenses and frames.

For deeper cleaning, use a single drop of non-lotioned dishwashing liquid and lots of water to create a foam you can use to wash your glasses, frame and all, with your hands. Only rub your lenses while your hands are wet. Rinse thoroughly, dry the frame with a cotton cloth, then blot and gently wipe the lens with the special lint-free cotton cloth we provide. Avoid paper products such as tissue, paper towels, or toilet paper since the wood fibers in them can cause very fine scratches on the lens over time. If you must use something and do not have your optical cloth, T-shirts can be used as an emergency alternative.

We offer complimentary frame adjustments, replacement screws, and nose pads, plus extensive frame and lens warranties. 

 

 

 

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