Have you ever wondered what those numbers on your eyeglass prescription actually mean? Although reading an eye chart is a fairly simple test, it provides a very accurate way to measure your visual ...View Article
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When you visit our Phildelphia eye doctors to check on your vision, you may discover changes to your eyes that require prescription lenses. By understanding the options available after an eye exam, you select a pair of glasses that fit your needs.
The types of prescription lenses available in our two Philadelphia Optometry Clinics depend on your needs. Our optometrists at Trend Eye Care understand that you have concerns and we offer a variety of solutions after determining your needs.
The basic types of lenses available in optometry depend on your visual needs. We recommend glasses after identifying changes to your vision and determining the prescription you need for your visual health.
While the basic prescriptions impact the lenses our Philadelphia optometrists recommend for your eyes, you also want to consider the type of materials available for lenses. Some materials are ideal for an active lifestyle, like polycarbonate while other options are budget-friendly solutions for your goals.
While glass and plastic are common materials for many glasses, you may also benefit from polycarbonate, trivex or high index lenses. Polycarbonate and trivex lenses are ideal for safety glasses or sports glasses. High index lenses are appropriate when you want a thin material with a strong eyeglass prescription.
The materials and the prescription are the foundation for your eye glasses, but an eye exam also allows our eye doctors in Philadelphia to recommend additional options for the best impact on your vision.
Coatings on the lenses as well as transitions or tinting help protect your vision from damages from the sun. The additional options are a choice based on your preferences, concerns and needs, so you want to discuss your options with our optometrists in either of our Philadelphia eye clinics before finalizing the lenses that work well with your eyes and lifestyle.
Selecting the right lenses for your glasses allow you to avoid complicated problems with your eyes. Depending changes to your visual health, our optometrists offer different lenses and options to address your needs. To learn more about the eye doctors in our locations or to set up an appointment for an eye exam, call Trend Eye Care at (215) 554-6222 (our Northern Liberties office) or (215) 866-1742 (our office near Temple University) today.