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See Clearly and Safeguard Your Sight

September 29, 2022

Your eyesight is precious. You need to do as much as you can to protect it and help your vision be as clear as possible. The good news is that you have a bevy of choices in eyeglass lenses and frames that will assist you in this important endeavor. 

The office of Tropicana/215 Fwy is an expert in the field of optometry. Our state-of-the-art equipment will examine your eyes and, if needed, provide the precise prescription that will give you seamless vision. We also have an extensive variety of lenses and frames, at least one of which will perfectly suit your needs and taste. 

If your lenses require a prescription increase but you hesitate to because your already-thick lenses will be even bulkier, consider high-index lenses. They’ll be slimmer and lighter than your current lenses. Also, aspheric lenses’ perimeters are thinner. High-indexes and aspherics will be comfortable physically and aesthetically. 

If you play sports that involve objects hurling through the air—baseballs, hockey pucks, lacrosse balls and any racket sport—then sports frames with polycarbonate plastic lenses are a must. They are 10 times sturdier than traditional lenses and could thwart 90 percent of eye damage due to sports.

Glare is dangerous when you’re on the water or slopes. Polarized lenses eliminate the glare from reflective surfaces so you can see where you are, where you’re headed and what lies in front of you. Yellow lenses help athletes who snow ski, bike and snowboard, as well as those who partake in indoor sports such as basketball, squash, volleyball and racquetball. 

Eye safety is also important on the job. If you work with construction materials or hazardous fumes, chemicals or equipment, nonprescription safety eyewear with nonremovable lenses and a permanent mark that says Z87 could save your eyesight. Up to 2,000 people per year suffer from on-the-job eye injuries, the vast majority of which could have been prevented by certified protective eyewear. 

Tropicana/215 Fwy is dedicated to providing skilled and considerate care. For more information, please call us today for an appointment.