Proper Lens Care Instructions

Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD, is a medical condition, which usually causes central vision loss in older adults. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

AMD is not painful, which may allow it to go unnoticed for some time. Risk factors for macular degeneration may include smoking, obesity, Caucasian, female, and family history.

Having an annual eye exam is important for adults to allow our doctors to examine the macula and to measure vision. New research has shown that certain vitamins and proper sunglass protection for ultraviolet sunlight exposure may be helpful to lessen the risk of macular degeneration. Early diagnosis and continued observation by an eye doctor is crucial to protecting eyesight in macular degeneration patients.

At Cumberland Eye Care, we understand that your eyewear is not just a medical necessity; it’s a fashion accessory too! Protect your investment and keep looking your best by following these proper lens care instructions. Watch the video below to see how to properly clean your lenses and avoid scratches and damage.

Unfortunately, 80% of lens scratches occur by cleaning eyewear incorrectly. Protect your investment by following these proper lens care instructions.

Begin by rinsing your lenses with warm water and a mild soap without additives. You may also use an approved lens cleaning solution provided by your eyecare professional. Never use glass cleaner or other household cleaners. Avoid all chemicals including hairspray, perfume, and cologne, which are harmful to eyeglass lenses.

Next, dry your lenses with a soft, lint-free cloth. You may also use a microfiber cloth specially designed for your eyewear. Never use facial tissue or paper towel as they will scratch your lenses. Finally, never leave your eyeglasses in direct sunlight or in a hot car. The heat can damage your lenses as well as your eyeglass frames. Additionally, never leave your eyeglasses facing downward. Always keep them in a case when not in use.

For more information about the care and performance of your new eyewear, ask a staff member.


Computer Lenses

Do you get headaches or eyestrain from staring at your computer monitor? At the end of a long day in front of your computer screen, is it difficult to focus on distant objects? You may be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). With most of the population working on computers for multiple hours a day, our doctors want to share information on Computer Lenses. Special computer task lenses can be used to supplement your primary pair of eyewear to solve computer specific vision requirements. For example, computer task lenses can help relieve the symptoms of computer vision syndrome, such as blurry vision, sore and tired eyes, and headaches, by enhancing vision at the near and intermediate distances. Watch the video for more information!

According to the American Optometric Association, 70–75% of computer workers experience eye and vision problems. This condition, known as computer vision syndrome, includes blurry vision, sore and tired eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. Near-sighted people often complain of headaches, eye strain, squinting or fatigue when driving, playing sports, or looking more than a few feet away. Special computer task lenses can used to supplement your primary pair of eyewear to solve computer-specific vision requirements. For example, computer task lenses can help relieve the symptoms of computer vision syndrome by enhancing vision at the near and intermediate distances with the added comfort of a more natural head position. Ask your doctor for more information if you’re experiencing symptoms of computer vision syndrome.


High Definition Lenses

In today’s high tech world many of you have heard the term “high definition.” The quality of a high definition lens is similar to the quality of a digital camera. They allow for sharper, clearer, crisper vision throughout the whole lens, giving you the best vision possible!

High Definition lenses are made of the same materials as conventional lenses. What makes digital lenses different is the process by which they are made. To create these lenses an advanced digital technology is used to resurface the lens allowing for greater precision over the entire lens surface. Surfacing the lenses this way provides you with more visual comfort, improved peripheral vision, sharper definition and less eye fatigue.

These lenses are ideal for all patients who want to experience the latest in lens technology, while those with high prescriptions and large amounts of astigmatism will experience the greatest wow factor. Watch the video below for more information and be sure to ask our optician about HD lenses!

For the first time, high definition or digital lenses, are now available. These advanced technology lenses offer a number of benefits over traditionally surfaced lenses.
The quality of these of a high-definition lenses is similar to the quality of a digital camera. The higher the pixel count, the higher the degree of resolution resulting in crisp vision with unmatched depth and clarity.

High definition lenses also enable patients to enjoy up to 20% wider vision channels for both intermediate and near distance fields. This makes computer use and reading more comfortable and enjoyable. They are also available in sport and hobby-specific designs.

High-definition lenses are ideal for all patients who want to experience the latest in lens technology while those with high prescriptions and large amounts of astigmatism will experience the greatest wow factor. Ask a staff member for more information on this exciting lens product.


Non-Glare Lenses

Non-glare lenses, also referred to as anti-reflective lenses, are specially calculated to eliminate the glare on your lenses and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This is an important safety benefit for driving at night as non-glare lenses reduce annoying reflections and halos around lights. Watch the video and be sure to ask our optician about non-glare lenses at your next visit!

Have you ever experienced blinding reflections in your lenses from oncoming traffic while driving at night? Non-glare lenses, also referred to as anti-reflective lenses, are specially designed to eliminate the glare on your lenses and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This is an important safety benefit for driving at night as anti-reflective lenses reduce annoying and dangerous reflections and halos around lights. These distracting glares can cause people to squint or look away, making driving unsafe. Non-glare lenses also improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses by reducing the reflections that mask your eyes while someone is looking at you, making your eyes look more natural. Better yet, most premium non-glare glasses are easier to clean because they include a two-sided scratch-resistant coating that helps reduce smudges and collecting dust. Ask a staff member to demonstrate the benefits of a non-glare lens. You’ll be glad you did!


Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as no-line bifocals, are the most natural form of vision correction available. These multifocal lenses provide a full range of focus distance without any separations or interruptions from a lined segment meaning they look exactly like single vision lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances, including arm’s length for computer use and up close for reading. These lenses are perfect to give you a more youthful appearance. Watch the video for more information and ask our doctors about progressive lenses at your next appointment!

Progressive lenses, sometimes called no-line bifocals, give you a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances including arm’s length for computer use, and up close for reading.

Progressive lenses are the most natural form of vision correction available for patients with presbyopia as they eliminate the image jump present in standard bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from the distance through intermediate to near vision with all the in-between vision corrections needed. This constant graduation of the prescription means that you can look up to see the distance, look ahead to view things such as a computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably up close.

With so many progressive lens designs and options available today, the choices can be overwhelming without professional advice. Ask a staff member to see which lens is best for you.


Non-Glare Lenses

Non-glare lenses, also referred to as anti-reflective lenses, are specially calculated to eliminate the glare on your lenses and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This is an important safety benefit for driving at night as non-glare lenses reduce annoying reflections and halos around lights. Watch the video and be sure to ask our optician about non-glare lenses at your next visit!

Have you ever experienced blinding reflections in your lenses from oncoming traffic while driving at night? Non-glare lenses, also referred to as anti-reflective lenses, are specially designed to eliminate the glare on your lenses and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This is an important safety benefit for driving at night as anti-reflective lenses reduce annoying and dangerous reflections and halos around lights. These distracting glares can cause people to squint or look away, making driving unsafe. Non-glare lenses also improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses by reducing the reflections that mask your eyes while someone is looking at you, making your eyes look more natural. Better yet, most premium non-glare glasses are easier to clean because they include a two-sided scratch-resistant coating that helps reduce smudges and collecting dust. Ask a staff member to demonstrate the benefits of a non-glare lens. You’ll be glad you did!


Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as no-line bifocals, are the most natural form of vision correction available. These multifocal lenses provide a full range of focus distance without any separations or interruptions from a lined segment meaning they look exactly like single vision lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances, including arm’s length for computer use and up close for reading. These lenses are perfect to give you a more youthful appearance. Watch the video for more information and ask our doctors about progressive lenses at your next appointment!

Progressive lenses, sometimes called no-line bifocals, give you a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances including arm’s length for computer use, and up close for reading.

Progressive lenses are the most natural form of vision correction available for patients with presbyopia as they eliminate the image jump present in standard bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from the distance through intermediate to near vision with all the in-between vision corrections needed. This constant graduation of the prescription means that you can look up to see the distance, look ahead to view things such as a computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably up close.

With so many progressive lens designs and options available today, the choices can be overwhelming without professional advice. Ask a staff member to see which lens is best for you.


Thinner & Lighter Lenses

Do you desire thinner, lighter-weight lenses? A variety of new plastic materials are available to provide thinner and lighter lenses. This means less lens material can be used to correct the same amount of prescription. In addition to looking thinner, your lenses will also reduce the magnified “bug-eye” or “coke bottle” look often caused by thicker lenses. Watch the video for more information and ask our optician what lens material is best for you!

Do you desire thinner, lighter lenses? Most of today’s eyewear choices are made of plastic or metal with rims thinner than the lens. Sometimes eyewear has no frame at all and has rimless mountings. In either case, the lens edges are highly visible, and thicker edges can detract from the appearance of your eyewear.

The good news is that a variety of new plastic materials are available to provide thinner and lighter lenses. This means less lens material can be used the correct the same amount of prescription. In addition to looking thinner, your lenses will also reduce that magnified bug-eye or “Coke bottle” look often caused by thicker lenses.

Ask a staff member about which lens material will be best and most comfortable for you.


Scratch Protection

When eyeglass lenses are scratched, they become less clear and are more likely to cause eye fatigue. Scratches also make it harder for others to see your eyes from the front, and may even begin to bother the wearer if scratches are noticeable. Although no material is completely scratch-proof, there are some treatments that can help your lenses resist scratching and have a longer life. We highly recommend scratch protection on your glasses to protect your investment in your vision!

Some anti-reflective treatments include scratch protection. For lenses that do not include an anti-reflective treatment, it is important to protect them with a scratch resistant treatment. Lenses should be treated on the front and backside with a clear, hard coating show increased resistance to scratching. A two-sided scratch resistant treatment is the best choice for optimal scratch resistant protection. Watch the video below and be sure to ask our optician about adding scratch protection to your lenses!

Although no lens material is scratch-proof, it is important to protect your lens with a scratch-resistant treatment. Lenses with the best scratch-resistant protection are treated on the front and back side with a clear, hard coating. Some lenses have built-in scratch resistance, however it’s important to know that not all scratch-resistant treatments are equal. And not all treatments provide the front and back surface of the lens. A two-sided scratch resistant treatment provides the best protection. Ask a staff member for more information on the best treatment for your lenses.


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