At University Vision Clinic we practice the art of opticianry. Which means that our approach is personnalized to each individual. We listen to your requirements and make recommendations that address your specific needs; tailoring a pair of eyewear for you. Each frame line is meticulously scrutinized for design, materials, quality and construction prior to bringing in to our clinic. We carry some of the most distinctive eyewear in the industry. The frames we feature are produced in various countries: Germany, Japan, Italy and France.
University Vision Clinic also carries a fine assortment of sports eyewear and sunglasses.
University Vision Clinic believes in providing our patients with the best possible service. This philosophy also translates to the products we dispense. We take great care in choosing the lenses that we provide to our patients.
High Index Lenses: High index lenses are made of materials which are compressed, so the same amount of visual correction can be made using less material than regular plasticlenses. “High index” means that the lenses have a higher index of refraction which refers to the speed of light travel as it passes through the material. Which in turn produces a thinner lens. The higher the index of refraction, the denser the material: a 1.66 index of refraction will result in a thinner and lighter weight lens than a 1.54 index of refraction with the same prescription and frame.
Trivex: Trivex lenses are thinner and lighter weight than conventional plastic lenses. They also offer ultraviolet protection and scratch resistance, in addition they are 12 times more impact resistant than plastic lenses. This makes them the lenses of choice for children, sports and safety eyewear. Trivex lenses are safer than most lens materials because they are not brittle, so they will not usually break if they come into contact with fast moving objects such as balls or racquets. Trivex is a great choice as it offers superior optics to the more traditional sports lens material; polycarbonate.
Progressive Lenses: If you are over 40 years old, and have trouble reading fine print, you have more options than just the lined bifocals. Progressive lenses, also known as “no-line bifocals” are the closest to natural vision. Progressives provide a smooth transition from distance to intermediate to near distances. The opticians at University Vision Clinic are well experienced in dispensing progressive lenses and only use freeform and digitally produced progressive lenses from the finest manufacturers.
Digitally Surfaced Lenses: the technology used to produce digitally surfaced lenses is relatively new. It does not matter if you wear progressive lenses or single vision lenses, how you see through your eyewear could be dramatically improved. The conventional way of producing prescription lenses is accurate to a tolerance of one eighth. Digital surfacing is accurate to one one-hundredth. Our opticians, both Paul and Jeffery, are very knowledgeable about these advancements in the optical industry.
Computer ~ Occupational Lenses: Occupational lenses are availible in a variety of designs: single vision, anti-fatigue, segmented, and progressive. Each lens can be exclusively designed for your particular need; computer use, or whatever specific tasks which your occupation or hobby require. Your opticians at University Vision Clinic are quite experienced at dispencing occupational lenses and are here to aid you with the most suitable lens based on your specific requirements.
Scratch Resistant Coatings - No lens material (even glass) is scratch proof. but a lens that is treated with a clear hard coating does become more resistant to scratching. The staff at the University Vision Clinic can provide you with the lens solutions, cleaning cloths and instructions to help your lenses keep looking great.
Ultra Violet Treatment - A lens with ultra-violet treatment helps protect your eyes from harmful U.V. radiation (a leading cause of cataracts). This is a simple and quickly applied to most plastic lenses, and it does not change the appearance of the lenses.
Anti Reflective- Lenses Anti-reflective (A/R)lenses are similar to the coatings found on microscopes and camera lenses. With an A/R lens you will notice a reduction in glare, reflections and halos around lights, this is a great safety benefit when you’re driving at night. Also, the A/R lenses enhance the amount of light thus increasing visual acuity as well as creating a nicer cosmetic appearance.