Types of Lenses






Twin Harbors Optical is staffed with experienced dispensers who offer professional frame and lens consultations to ensure that you order the best product for your needs and budget. They also offer tune-ups and repairs or adjustments of your existing eyewear. Most outside prescriptions are accepted and most insurance companies are billed for your convenience.

In addition to offering some of the premium lens materials and options outlined below, Twin Harbors Optical also offers Fitover® Polarized Sunglasses, safety and high-index lens materials, custom tintings and has hypoallergenic frames, basic functional frames and many designer frames to choose from.

Non-Glare

Glare is a major concern for most patients. Poor night vision and reflection can reduce visual clarity and can cause eye strain. Non-glare lens material helps to greatly reduce glare, resists scratching, repels water and protects your eyes from harmful UV exposure. There are many different qualities of non-glare treatments available on the market; ask your eye care professional which product is best suited for your needs.

Blue-Light Blocker

Harmful blue light exposure has been linked to increased risk of developing age-related eye conditions and is known to disrupt our sleep cycles. Hand held devices such as cell phones, iPads, tablets, etc. emit these harmful light rays which over time, increases your likelihood of acquiring eye strain, sleep disorders and other medically related issues. Blue blocker lenses provide protection against this damage and help you view the world around you safer and more comfortably.

Transitions® Adaptive Lenses

Transitions is a brand of photo-chromatic lenses that start out clear and tint when exposed to direct UV light rays. All Transitions lenses block 100% of harmful UVA/UVB rays and activate according to how much exposure they have from this type of light. There are several styles of Transitions lenses available now and one of our eye care professionals would be happy to help you choose the Transitions lens that is right for you.

Digital Lenses

Digital lenses are the newest design and technology available and allow the wearer to experience reduced soft focus and distortion, along with a reduction of lens aberrations by having a more individually customized lens. This allows for sharper vision, even in low light, smoother transitions from distance to near and elimination of the off-balance feeling that can sometimes accompany less technologically advanced lenses.

Specialty or Task Glasses

Many people suffer from eye strain and neck issues from trying to use their everyday glasses on the computer. As technology advances, people are using the computer more and more during their days so a dedicated pair of glasses is often needed to help reduce these complaints by providing an optimum lens power that puts the screen and desktop in a wider, clearer field of vision. Computer glasses are designed to make your computer use a more comfortable working experience by helping you maintain healthy posture and relaxed focus. Your eye care physician can prescribe a lens suitable for your needs while on the computer or using a hand held device to ensure the best, most comfortable working environment. These specialty lenses are also great for other tasks such as sewing and carpentry, along with many other tasks you would do within a small working space.

Polaroid/Polarized Sunglass Lenses

The difference between a tinted sunglass lens and a polarized sunglass lens is the ability to deflect glare, whether it be from reflective surfaces like the road after it has rained, your dashboard, the surface of the water on the lake or river and other people's windshields. In our environment, we get a lot of glare from the rain on the roadway. Both polarized and non-polarized sunglasses block the intensity of the light but only Polarized lenses block the glare from our surroundings. It is critical that there be UV Protection in any tinted lens. Polarized lenses provide the maximum protection needed against harmful UV rays while maintaining the best visual clarity. People who drive during the day in the Pacific Northwest or do outdoor sports including fishing, golfing, hunting or spend any time near the water would greatly benefit from Polarized Sunglasses.








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