This quick and easy “menu” can help you and your eye care professional select the lenses that are best for your lifestyle.

Trying On Glasses

  • Single Vision—an all-purpose lens available in all materials, for either distance or near vision correction.
  • Bifocals and Multifocals—recommended when both distance and near vision correction are needed.
  • No-Line Progressives and Trifocals—correct for near, far, or intermediate vision. Progressives have no visible lines on the lens, whereas trifocals have visible lines.
  • Thinner, flatter lenses—recommended when a prescription is either “high-minus,” meaning the lenses are thicker at the outer edges, or “high-plus,” when lenses are thicker in the middle. These lenses enhance appearance and are lighter weight.
  • Specialty lenses—provide additional design features for occupational or recreational use, including industrial lenses, computer lenses, and sports lenses.
  • Computer lenses—variable focus lenses that correct vision for people who use a computer more than two hours a day, and help prevent repetitive use injury and eyestrain. The Rhode Island Eye Institute offers PRIO, a new technology for testing and prescribing lenses for patients with symptoms of eyestrain due to computer use.
  • Sun lenses—polarized, tinted, or mirrored lenses are available to provide ultraviolet (UV) protection.
  • Photochromic lenses—these lenses darken and lighten according to the amount of light exposure.

Lens Treatments & Materials

  • UV protection—special lens coating that shields and protects your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.
  • Scratch-resistance—help protect lenses from everyday wear and tear.
  • Anti-reflective—help reduce eye fatigue in all situations, particularly while viewing a computer screen and driving at night.
  • Plastic—lightweight and versatile lens.
  • High-index—a thinner, lighter lens recommended for people with strong prescriptions.
  • High Impact Resistant—recommended for children, teens, and active adults. Used in many types of specialty lenses for occupational safety.
  • Glass—offers superior optics and the best scratch resistance, but can be heavier and less safe than other lens materials.

More information and links:
This site will give our patient useful information to wearing progressives, computer progressives and different coatings.
Varilux will also inform the patient of the available anti reflective coatings available to relax the eye while driving, sitting at thecomputer etc.
This site is the option for lenses that change out doors.

Below are some of the great Sunglasses and Lens available.  For Golf, skiing, hiking, biking and the military men and woman wear WileyX eyewear.
Maui Jim is known for their great designs as well as their comfortable lens coating.  The use of polarized and Anti Reflective coatings is known and enjoyed world wide.
Also very well known.  This product has a very large following; many say that once you have tried Persol sun wear you are sold on wearing it for life.
our military:  Wear this product in the desert and all over the world the frame comes with side shields that block the wind and sand from touching your eyes.  Very Cool Looks and Bikers also are a big fan of this product.
Titan Minimal Art -Space Addition:  The lightest eyewear in the universe.  Three piece drill mount.  Available in many colors, shapes and styles.

Come in and see us or call our optical boutique in Providence at 401-454-3422 or South Kingstown at 401-360-3023 for more information.