Ophthalmology & Optometry/lenses


I am looking to get replacement lenses for my prescription sunglasses. They are Nike Tarj. The eye doctor quoted like $265. This is a wrap type frame and I have a single vision lens. I want polarized. My question is do I go with the traditional made lens or opt for the digital or HD lens? Would the digital help based on the curved fact of the lens? Don't want to waste money if I don't have to. Thanks
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Very good question. Polarized is the best lens to get for sunglasses, great choice there. I have always recommended brown as the color choice for its ability to enhance contrast and depth perception. Compare brown and a grey pair lenses and look into shadowed areas notice the difference in contrast.

I would always advise getting an anti-reflective coating on the back surface of the lenses. This does a great job of reducing the reflections caused by light coming from behind you, creating a noticeable difference over uncoated lenses.

As to the benefit of digital, I see it oversold a lot like polycarbonate. A properly fit frame, one that sits close to your eyes,can be adjusted to comfortably maintaining that position,and that have your eyes centered in the frames, should negate a "need" for digital lens. But if the frame has excessive wrap the digital design will compensate for the problems that wrap can create.

Without seeing that frame on you I am giving you an answer based on a good standard of care. Ask the doctor if you go with his recommendation and you are not satisfied with the outcome will he remake it or allow you to select another frame.

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Eye Glasses: fit, adjustment, and function Frames and Lenses: materials, benefits, limitations,progressive vs. bi-focal and adaptation Contact Lenses: tips on wearing, insertion and removal, comfort and proper cleaning and care Visual Complaints: Whether you have a history of unresolved visual complaints, never had a pair of glasses “feel right” or “I saw better out of my old pair” I can help troubleshoot visual complaints resulting from new glasses by determining, based on your observations and feelings, what the likely causes are and explaining them to you in a way that gives you a clear understanding and a shorter adaptation period. Contact lens Care: Tips and suggestions that I have used to teach first time contact lens wearers, even pre-teen and adolescent children, to quickly give them the skills and confidence to put in and remove their contact lenses. Tips on getting them in fast in the morning and out quickly at night without having that itchy feeling when you remove them. I can explain to you the makeup of the tear layer and how it can directly affect the comfort of your contacts based on little thing like computer use, heating and air in the car and office, that cloudy afternoon vision or dry feeling later in the day. Lens Recommendation: Based on your prescription I can advise what lens materials and designs are best suited to your needs and which ones to avoid as well as direction on frames designs that would complement the selection. Proper Frame Adjustment: I can help identify the problems associated with painful glasses that pinch, or squeeze. I can help you avoid getting a pair of glasses that constantly slide down your nose no matter how many times you get them adjusted. I can teach you what to look for in a frame that is right for you. I can explain how to look for a good quality frame that is not the most expensive in the room. I cannot diagnosis disease, prescribe or offer price specific advice or information.


My background is as a Licensed Optician with over twenty years experience. I have had industry-specific work published and held management positions with the largest optical retailing companies. I have had operational oversight of the dispensaries of both Ophthalmologists and Optometrists I have also held management positions in optical manufacturing to include specialty design RGP's and surface manufacturing, lens coating, and edging of spectacle lenses. My bench work, adjustment and repair, is in the tradition of the Guild opticians - focused on quality. I am proficient in all facets of eyewear, spectacle and Rigid Gas Permeable contact lens manufacture and modification. I provide an extension of the doctor’s standard of care throughout the entire dispensing process as I work with the patient to understand their diagnosis and develop the best solution toward remediation.

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Licensed Dispensing Optician 1991 The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified 1990 National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certificated 1991 Georgia State University 87-88 Oglethorpe University 03-04

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