Monday, June 25, 2012

Polycarbonate and Trivex Lenses

For many years, most patients have been using glasses lenses made of a material called polycarbonate. The advantage of polycarbonate is that it is thinner, lighter, and most importantly, more impact resistant than regular plastic lenses. The disadvantage of polycarbonate is that the optics of the material are not quite as good.This is especially true in prescriptions that require a lot of astigmatism correction. There is now a newer material available at your optometrist's office called Trivex. It has all the advantages of polycarbonate, including equal impact resistance, however the optics are much superior to polycarbonate. When Trivex is combined with an anti-reflective coating, patients will notice they have much better vision.

 

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

www.rinkoveyecare.com

FAQ: LASIK

Many people come into the eye doctor's office with questions regarding laser eye surgery. LASIK surgery is a good alternative to glasses and contact lenses, however, it does have some potential negatives. Afterward, many people suffer from glare and haloes, especially at night. New or worsening dry eye can be a side effect as well. These often dissipate after six months, but not always.There is no guarantee that your end result will be perfect 20/20 vision. While 20/20 vision is the goal, everybody heals differently and a mild prescription may still be needed to see your very best. Also, after the age of forty, everyone starts to need reading glasses or a bifocal for near tasks. This will still be true even after LASIK, so you won't be out of glasses completely forever. As long as LASIK surgery is approached with the right expectations, it can be a very rewarding method of vision correction.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye Doctors serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

www.rinkoveyecare.com