PRESCRIPTION LENS TYPES
We specialize in the highest quality lenses available on the market, but are always willing to provide suggestions to meet any budget. Here's an example of some of the lens options we provide, to give a better understanding of what they can do for you.
Crizal Alize Anti–Reflective Coating
Are your eyes tired from staring into a computer all day? This option is for you. Crizal is a premium anti–reflective option that provides superior scratch resistance with anti–reflective properties and hydrophobic technology. This lens coating comes with a two–year warranty to further protect your lenses.
Varilux Physio 360 Progressive Lenses
Have you reached the age where you strain to see the crossword section in the newspaper? Dislike having multiple pairs of glasses to switch from to see both distance and reading? Progressive lenses are capable of allowing the wearer to see objects far away as well as reading the fine print of your phone bill. We work with Varilux Physio 360 lenses, which gives the wearer up to thirty–percent wider field of vision.
1.74 Index Thin Lenses
Long gone are the days of thick "coke–bottle" lenses 1.74 lenses offer an ultra–thin lens with proven aspheric design along with flatness. In fact, 1.74 lenses are up to three times flatter than standard plastic lenses. Plus, these lenses offer 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.
Polycarbonate lenses are strong and shatter resistant, yet thin, lightweight and flexible. These lenses are required by law for children's glasses (under the age of 18), but are also available and highly recommended for adults as well.
Is bright light impairing your game performance? Many professional athletes and sports enthusiasts prefer sight through mineral glass lenses for its 100% UV minimizing properties. Advanced mineral glass Vuarnet lenses are designed for specific sporting conditions in order to reduce or eliminate a specific light from the light spectrum for advanced visual performance. Mineral glass Vuarnet lenses are made exclusively for our Vuarnet eyewear.
Is glare a constant problem even when wearing your sunglasses? Polarized lenses are the solution. These specialized lenses cut unnecessary glare for optimal sun–wear protection and are often called the "True Sunglasses." Fishermen use this technology to see through the surface of water, and police officers use them to see through the windshield of a car.
Transition 7th Generation Lenses
Hate having to constantly switch back and forth from glasses to sunglasses? Transition lenses are clear indoors, and then automatically adjust their level of tint to changing light conditions outdoors. They provide visual comfort and quality at any and every moment, helping you see better wherever you are. These 7th Generation lenses will make other lenses pale in comparison!
Blue Light Lenses
Blue light, which is low-wavelength and high energy can cause harm to the retina. However, computer screens are not a unique example of blue light exposure. Indirect sunlight by itself produces 25 times the blue light a typical screen does, and direct sunlight produces 250 times as much.
Blue light can suppress our natural melatonin production, making it hard to sleep if there is increased screen exposure at night. So, while the glasses will not protect you from long-term retina damage, and may not safeguard against eye strain, they can be a useful tool for screen use in the evenings. Blue light protection can be incorporated into a lens or can be applied by use of a coating. Both resulting in reducing Blue light exposure.
LENS TINTING AND LENS COLOR FADES
Grey tints are a popular, neutral tint that reduces brightness and glare. Grey allows eyes to perceive colors in their purest form. Outdoor artists, especially painters, should stick to grey. Grey is also great for driving, and outdoor sports such as running or cycling.
yellow / orange
Yellow and orange tints increase contrast in hazy, foggy or low-light conditions. These tints tend to make objects appear sharper both indoors and outdoors, but can also cause color distortion. Choose yellow shades for snow activities, golf, indoor sports, or sports shooting.
Green tints filter some blue light and reduce glare, while offering high contrast and visual sharpness. Shades of green also tend to reduce eyestrain in bright light. Choose green for precision sports such as tennis, baseball and golf.
amber / brown
Amber and brown tints reduce glare and block blue light, giving them the ability to brighten vision on cloudy days. By blocking blue light, these tints increase contrast and visual acuity, especially against green and blue backgrounds such as grass and sky. Choose amber and brown tints for fishing, baseball, golf, hunting, cycling, and water sports.
rose / red
Rose tints increase contrast by blocking blue light. These tints have a reputation of being soothing to the eyes and more comfortable than others for longer wear-times. They also help with visibility while driving, and seem to be a favorite among computer users as they reduce glare and eyestrain. And who wouldn’t want to see the world through "rose–colored glasses"?!
CUSTOM FRAMES & REPRODUCTION
Panache Optical Gallery is noted for custom eyewear. We customize shapes, sizes and colors for a one-of-a-kind piece for those clientele that prefer a unique frame to call their own. We can even add nose pads on almost any frame. This service also allows us to replicate any plastic frame you may have in any color you choose. Whether you want to duplicate an old vintage heirloom, or if your favorite discontinued frame is on it's last leg. Bring in your frame for a free consultation and find out what we can do!