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 lightweight.
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.