Single vision lenses are prescribed if you need correction for one field of vision, either for distance, intermediate (computer), or items up close (near vision). Single vision has the same optical focal point or correction over the entire area of the lens.
Bifocal glasses eyeglasses in which each lens is made up of two segments of different refractive powers, or strength. Generally, the upper part of the lens is used for ordinary or distant vision, and the smaller, lower section for near vision, for close work such as reading or sewing.SCHEDULE EYE EXAM
Multifocal Lenses include bifocal and trifocal lenses, which correct more than one field of vision with two (bifocals) or three (trifocals) distinct lens powers throughout the lens (near, far and intermediate). Historically used to correct presbyopia—an age-related condition where the eyes are not able to focus on close objects—these lens options are used less often today as “no-line” progressive lenses have become a more popular option. Bifocal and trifocal lenses are available in a range of materials and designs.
Aspheric design lenses offer a slimmer, more attractive profile compared to conventional lenses because of a flatter design where the lens curvature gradually changes from the center of the lens out to the edge. As an aesthetic bonus, aspheric lenses cause less unwanted magnification (“bug-eyed”) or minification (“beady-eyed”) effects, so the wearer’s eyes appear more natural looking and they can see more naturally. To learn more about lens options, ask your Sterling Optical eye doctor or associate for more information and recommendations.
Full reading glasses are suitable for people who spend a great deal of time concentrating on material close-up. If you try to look up and across the room through the reading lenses, everything appears blurry.
Reading glasses can be custom-made for each individual through an optical dispenser, or they can be purchased "ready-made" at a pharmacy or department store.
Most children who need eyeglasses are either nearsighted or farsighted. Depending on the degree of visual correction necessary, your eye doctor will prescribe glasses for full- or part-time wear. Children's lenses should be made of polycarbonate or Trivex. These materials are significantly more impact-resistant than other lens materials for added safety. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses also are significantly lighter than regular plastic lenses, which makes the eyewear more comfortable — especially for strong prescriptions.
Clear contact lenses offer a more natural style of vision correction that's in keeping with today’s active lifestyle. However, if you’re interested in changing up your look or matching your eye color to your outfit or mood, fashion or costume contact lenses could be the solution for you. Best of all, you may care for color and fashion lenses the same way you would any prescription contact lenses. We carry a complete line of all contact lens brand, ready for next day pickup at Sterling Optical.
An anti-reflection coating (AR coating) is a dielectric thin-film coating applied to an optical surface in order to reduce the optical reflectivity of that surface in a certain wavelength range. In most cases, the basic principle of operation is that reflected waves from different optical interfaces largely cancel each other by destructive interference. We recommend Crizal AR Coating, but we sell generic as well.
Now accepting more vision insurance plans for optical care than ever before!
We Accept Most Major Insurance Plans
In most cases, we are able to bill your vision insurance provider directly, thereby saving you time and out-of-pocket expenses for whatever your visit was for: eyeglasses, eyewear, contact lenses, or eye exams.
Additionally, if we are unable to bill your vision insurance provider directly, we will assist you in completing the necessary insurance forms and also mail them to your insurance provider for you."
The plans we accept include:
• Blue Cross
• Clarity Vision
• Coast to Coast
• Davis Vision
• General Vision Services
• Health Net
• March Vision Care
• Optum Health Care
• Safeguard – MetLife
• Superior Vision
• Vision Plan of America
• Vision World