People choose soft lenses because they conform to the shape of the eye. Thin and gel-like, they stay in place well. They are a perfect choice if you are on the go and live an active lifestyle. They correct for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. For people who need both distance and near in their contacts, bi-focal contacts to take care of this need. They come in daily wear soft, two-week soft, monthly soft, extended wear soft lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP). Your contact lens specialist will make recommendations on which of these lens options would best fit you individual needs.
Hi-Index lenses are made of special plastic that is thinner, lighter and more comfortable. They are especially good for people with high prescriptions. They tend to cost more than standard plastics.
Kids are more active then ever and at Thomas Eye Group we carry a diverse and complete variety of frames for your dynamic child. Our children's frames are based on their durability and design. To prevent scratching and breaking, we choose frames that are made of resilient material like memory metal that is bendable, returning to shape after bangs and crashes.
At Thomas Eye Group, we know that it's about style too. Frames of all colors and shapes are available so that your child can communicate their unique personality.
Lens technology is 3000 years old, but advances are made every day. At Thomas Eye Group we stay abreast of new ideas and techniques and work to improve sight by looking far and wide for the best science, the best quality and the best performance.
Lens manufacturing procedures differ according to the materials used. Adapting the lens to the frame involves centering, edging and assembly. Centering involves ensuring the lens is placed correctly in the frame by accurate measurements. These measurements are transmitted to the edger. The lens is then edged to fit the frame while taking into account the material and the power of the lens. Frames come in a variety of options from plastic to metal and rimless. Today's rimless frames utilize compression-mount technology which eliminates the need for screws and hinges making these glasses extremely light weight.
Knowing different lens materials can help you make the best choice based on your specific prescription, your lifestyle and your budget. The Thomas Eye Group staff will assist you in choosing lenses that are appropriate for how you live.
Polarized lenses are used to make sunglasses; they reduce the intense glare of the outdoors, are a favorite of fishermen, and are now widely available not just in brown and gray, but many more colors. Your eye care professional will be able to assist you regarding which lense color bests fits your needs.
Photochromatic technology, embedded in the lense material, allows the lense to change to a darker tint in the sun and then clear indoors. They are glasses and sunglasses in one. These lenses adjust to the light intensity providing you with more comfortable vision at all times.
Polycarbonates are thin, light and impact resistant with built in UV protection, a good choice for children's lenses.
Trivex is a new lens that is similar to polycarbonate, lighter than standard plastic; it is rigid, however, making it the choice of people who wear drill mount or rimless frames. These lenses are for children, safety and sport.
Harmful UV rays have been known to speed up the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Choosing UV treated lenses will protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. UV protection is usually included in your eyeglass purchase.
At Thomas Eye Group we know that people live dynamic lives. Thomas Eye designer frames are worn at home, at work, outdoors and out on the town. No matter what you are doing, do it with style.
We at Thomas Eye Group set ourselves apart, and we know that you do too. Our selection of designer frames make seeing visionary. Do you want to emphasize color, or femininity? Do you want to project power with durability? Do you combine what is classic with savvy?
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The available services at Thomas Eye Group range from comprehensive eye exams to specialty services in LASIK, retinal and corneal disorders, glaucoma, and plastic surgery. To correct vision problems, our doctors are trained in the most current refractive surgery techniques. We also offer contact lenses and glasses to those who prefer a traditional solution.Learn More
At Thomas Eye Group, we offer comprehensive eye care to children—specialty care especially for kids! As the largest pediatric eye care practice in the Southeast; we offer a complete scope of preventive and corrective eye care for children. From the detection and treatment of eye disorders to eye surgery, we also treat disorders of eye alignment in adults including double vision..Learn More
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At Thomas Eye Group Atlanta, our board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists have decades of combined experience in eye care. We work together as a team to bring you specialized, state-of-the-art care from caring professionals.
Our team of doctors is comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and skilled support staff. Within our group of ophthalmologists, we have several sub-specialists, including LASIK, glaucoma, retina, and plastic surgery or Oculoplastics. At six locations throughout the greater Atlanta area, our group provides services ranging from comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens care to sophisticated microsurgery for cataracts, cornea and retinal disease, and refractive surgery, including LASIK.Learn More