Frequently Asked Questions “We make a living by what we do and what we get,but we make a life by what we give” (Winston Churchill)
Q] I’d like to get rid of my heavy thick glasses. What about the super-thin plastic lenses I’m
hearing about? Could they work for me?
A] Today’s hi-index plastic lenses are strong and very lightweight. In our lab, with careful
measurements and grinding, we can produce ultra-thin and cosmetically appealing
glasses for people with strong prescriptions. They no longer have to suffer with the
thick, uncomfortable “coke-bottle” lenses of yesterday.
Q]I love my frames…can I put my new prescription in my old frames? Do I have to leave them to have new lenses put in?
A]Yes, you can use your old frames if they are still in good condition. We take measurements of your frames and use those measurements to cut your new lenses, so you can wear your glasses until your new lenses are ready. We then install your new lenses in your old frames while you wait. You’re in and out in 10 to 15 minutes.
Q]I’ve tried progressive bifocals and I can’t get used to them. Is there something similar I can try?
A]Yes. There is more than one type of progressive bifocal. Some are Digital “hard-design” and are suited to people who are converting from line bifocals. Some are Digital “soft-design” and are very effective for people who are just beginning to experience the need for a bifocal type lens. The most commonly prescribed type is Digital “multi-design” which can work for people who are converting from bifocals or trifocals. Regular Hard-design and Regular soft-design are often difficult to obtain. Regular Soft design, in particular, can be easier for beginning progressive wearers to get used to. At Muller Optical we offer all three types, and work with each customer to find the one that they can wear comfortably.
Q]What is the difference between regular sunglasses and “polarized” sunglasses?
A]Sunglasses offer varying protection from brightness and by law are required to protect your eyes from ultraviolet light. “Polarized” lenses take it one step further and also eliminate unwanted reflections from shiny surfaces such as water, windows, roads, or snow. They are popular with fishermen, skiers, sportsmen, long-haul truckers, policemen and photographers. They come in a variety of colors including dark and light grey, dark and light brown, yellow, green, blue, etc.
Q]I have tinted lenses and I am unhappy with the color. Can it be changed?
A]In most cases color can changed, added, or subtracted depending on the hardness of the protective coating that is present on the lens.
Q]I have worn photogrey lenses for a long time and they are heavy because they are glass. I’d like to try something new. Any suggestions?
A]You might want to try “Transitions” or “Sunsensors” which are both lightweight, plastic lenses that also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. “Sunsensors” have a changeable color built into the plastic and come in grey and brown. “Transitions” has a changeable color on the surface of the lens that reacts to ultraviolet light. These lenses come in a variety of colors from the traditional grey, brown, and green to the exciting new “Splitz” combinations that turn from blue to green, rose to purple, or yellow to orange.
Q]I wear lenses with a specialized non-glare coating that is getting scratched badly enough that it interferes with my vision. Can the coating be fixed or replaced?
A]What you are describing as “scratches” could be the coating breaking down from exposure to household and industrial chemicals, and your body’s own natural oils. You can have the coating removed entirely, or it can be removed and replaced with a coating that is resistant to chemicals and body oils.
I recently had cataract surgery on one eye. Now there is a big difference between the vision in that eye and my other eye. It is very uncomfortable. Can this difference be corrected with prescription lenses?
A]In the past the solution for this problem meant wearing a pair of glasses that had one very thick lens and one thinner. We now have the ability to make both eyes function together and do it with a pair of glasses that are balanced, and therefore more appealing cosmetically.
I was born with a “lazy eye” and since I was a child, my eye doctors have tried, unsuccessfully, to correct the problem with glasses. Is there anything new that might help me?
It depends on the severity of the “lazy eye”. At least 50% of children and adults with this condition can be helped. Specialized lenses can be ground that help both eyes function together. These lenses don’t have to appear drastically different from one another, so the glasses are fashionable and cosmetically appealing.
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