Anti-Reflective Crizal

Eyeglass lenses create glare and reflections; it interrupts our vision and causes eyestrain. What we are seeing is the result of light being reflected off our lenses. Anti-reflective Crizal increases the light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent, making it easier to see and for others to see you! Crizal Anti-glare lenses are also extra scratch resistant, have UV protection and are especially helpful for eliminating glare from computer screens, fluorescent lighting and car headlights at night.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses allow the wearer to look through two areas of the lens at once. The top portion of the lens focuses on distant objects and the lower portion is for reading. Most of the time the reading area is smaller, shaped like a sideways 'D', these bifocals are called line bifocals or flat-tops.

High Index Lenses

High index materials are named because they have a higher index of light refraction throughout the lens. This makes the lenses much thinner and lighter than traditional lenses made from plastic. This is extremely helpful for people with higher perscriptions to keep the glasses lighter and to avoid the "coke bottle" lens look.

Progressive Lenses

Progressive (no line) lenses offer all the benefits of bifocals plus the cosmetic apperance of single vision lenses. Distant objects are viewed through the upper portion of the lens, the mid-range section is perfect for computer or desk work and reading material is viewed through the lowest portion of the lens. Without the limitations of a 'line' bifocal, the gradual change in power allows the wearer to smoothly transition from all viewing distances easily and comfortably. Progressive lenses work like the human eye; your vision is natural, clear and comfortable at all distances.


Want lenses to match your outdoor spirit? Look no further! Photocromic lenses, or Transitions lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photocromic molecules that are found throughout the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken instantly. When the wearer comes inside, the lenses gradually become clear.

Polarized Lenses

Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be very dangerous. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to significantly reduce glare by decreasing eye strain and increasing visibility. Most glare comes from horizontal surfaces, which makes the light is horizontally polarized. Polarized lenses feature vertically oriented "polarizers". These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fishermen can eliminate bright reflections from the water and actually see into the watereasier, Golfers can see the green easier, and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.

Trifocal Lenses

Bifocals allow the wearer to read through one area of the lens, and to focus on distant objects through another area of the lens. As the eyes age, though, a stronger prescription is needed to read. As the bifocal power increases, the range of focus with it becomes more shallow, making it difficult to focus on objects at intermediate distances, such as grocery items on a shelf or your speedometer. Thus, trifocals are necessary for a third prescription for intermediate focusing. Trifocals feature three areas of focusing power, each separated from the other by a distinct line. The three windows allow for focusing on distant objects, intermediately distanced objects, and for reading.



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Winterset, IA 50273
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