Eyeglass Lenses

As technology advances so, too, do eyeglass lenses. In the past, eyeglass lenses were made exclusively of glass. Today, most eyeglasses are made of high-tech plastics. These new lenses are lighter, do not break as easily as glass lenses, and can be treated with a filter to shield your eyes from damaging ultraviolet light.

We offer an array of eyeglass lenses to meet individual vision requirements. Our private lens- grinding laboratory will surface and polish your eyeglass lenses to the specific prescription and measurements of our doctors and staff. Each pair of eyeglass lenses is crafted by the hands of our trained technicians and guaranteed to fill your vision requirements or we will re-make your lenses.

What Types of Eyeglass Lenses Are Available?

The following modern eyeglass lenses are lighter, thinner, and more scratch-resistant than glass lenses or the older, common plastic lenses.

  • Polycarbonate lenses. These eyeglass lenses are impact-resistant and are a good choice for people who regularly participate in sports, work in an environment in which their eyeglasses may be easily scratched or broken, and for children who may easily drop and scratch their eyeglasses. Polycarbonate lenses also provide ultraviolet protection.
  • Trivex lenses. These lenses are made from a newer plastic with similar characteristics of polycarbonate lenses. They are lightweight, thin, and impact-resistant and may result in better vision correction than the polycarbonate lenses for some people.
  • High index plastic lenses. Designed for people who require strong prescriptions, these eyeglass lenses are lighter and thinner than the standard, thick "coke bottle" lenses that may otherwise be needed.
  • Aspheric lenses. These eyeglass lenses are unlike typical lenses, which are spherical in shape. Aspheric lenses are made up of differing degrees of curvature over its surface, which allows the lens to be thinner and flatter than other lenses. This also creates an eyeglass lens with a much larger usable portion than the standard lens.
  • Photochromic lenses. Made from either glass or plastic, these eyeglasses change from clear to tinted when exposed to sunlight. This eliminates the need for prescription sunglasses. These eyeglass lenses may not darken in a car because the windshield could block the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
  • Polarized sunglasses. Light reflected from water or a flat surface can cause unwanted glare. Polarized lenses reduce glare and are useful for sports and driving. These lenses may cause the liquid crystal displays on the dashboard of cars to appear invisible.

The type of vision problem that you have determines the shape of the eyeglass lens. For example, a lens that is concave, or curves inward, is used to correct nearsightedness, while a lens that is convex, or curves outward, is used to correct farsightedness. To correct astigmatism, which is caused by distortions in the shape of the cornea, a cylinder shaped lens is frequently used. Simply put, the eyeglass lens is a tool you use to focus light appropriately onto your retina.

Premium Lens Options:

  • Impact-Resistant Lenses (stronger, lighter, thinner)
  • Light-Responsive Lenses (lenses that automatically change from light to dark) • Progressives (improve performance and appearance of bifocals) - new digital designs offer clearest vision and widest fields
  • High Index Lenses (make high prescriptions thinner with less edge thickness)

Premium Lens Treatments:

  • Scratch-Resistant Coatings (1 or 2 year warranties available)
  • UV Coatings
  • Anti-Reflective Coatings (eliminate glare)

Eye exams are important yearly health examinations!

 Contact us with any questions you may have or to  schedule an appointment.

Please call 717.266.5661 for emergencies or after hours.

OFFICE HOURS

Wheatlyn Eye Care
234 Rosedale Drive
Manchester, PA 17345

717.266.5661
info@wheatlyneyecare.com

Monday8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm*
SundayCLOSED
*Office closed 1st and 5th Sat.