SNEAD EYE GROUP offers a full service Optical Department with a broad selection of eye glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and accessories.
Our highly trained staff will assist you in finding the perfect frames that not only fit your personality, but your lifestyle as well.
The latest technology in lenses and a unique selection of frames ensures you 100% satisfaction in your eyewear selection.
Stop by our Optical Department during regular office hours and have your eye glasses adjusted or cleaned by our staff at no charge. It’s our way of saying Welcome, we are here to serve you . . .
Designer Frames – Look your Best – See your Best!
Each of our Snead Eye Group locations feature exceptional, fashion-forward eyewear crafted by the best European and U.S. designers. Our professional opticians are extensively trained to help you select a frame that will both maximize your visual performance and fully complement your appearance. We are here to be your eyecare team for life! Below are just some of the most popular brand names that we carry!
Eyeglass Lens Materials
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single-vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your visual and lifestyle needs. At Snead Eye Group, we work with the best labs in the industry to produce your lenses with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Click on any of the tab titles below to see some of the lens materials we have to offer.
PLASTIC CR-39 is the choice for the budget-conscious consumer. Despite the versatility of plastic lenses, they are NOT suitable for children because the material is not impact-resistant and tends to crack and scar. Other materials such as polycarbonate, trivex or high-index materials are preferred.
- Good optics, lighter than glass
- Available in many styles
- Easy to tint
POLYCARBONATE lenses are thinner and lighter than regular CR-39 plastic lenses. They also offer 100% protection from the sun’s harmful UV light and are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than plastic or glass lenses. Regular glass and plastic eyeglass lens materials can shatter upon violent contact in the same way that car safety glass does. This can cause serious injuries to your eyes and face.
- 25% thinner than plastic
- Absorbs 100% of UVA/UVB
- Standard for drilled rimless frames
TRIVEX lens material is an advanced technology that brings an unprecedented combination of crisp, clear vision, ultra-lightweight comfort, unsurpassed strength and protection to patients. For reading, computer work, driving, and any-time vision acuity is important, Trivex material provides the optical quality that optimizes corrective prescriptions and helps to reduce eye strain. Unlike other lens materials, Trivex material blends the benefits of lightness and thinness, often resembling the thinness of a high-index lens, but weighing even less than polycarbonate. Lenses made with Trivex material are a great choice for anyone who leads an active life and expects clear, crisp vision correction, lightweight comfort and protection from their eyewear.
- Clear, crisp, vision
- Lightweight comfort
- Strength and protection
HIGH-INDEX lenses are preferred for individuals with stronger prescriptions as their vision can be corrected with less material, allowing these lenses to be much thinner. Patients will enjoy thinner, more comfortable eyeglasses with high-index lenses. There are now a variety of new plastic lens materials that bend light more efficiently than the conventional plastic lenses used for eyeglasses. So now your same nearsighted prescription can be corrected with less material to correct the same amount of nearsightedness.
- Thin and lightweight appearance, an excellent choice with many frame designs
- Absorbs 100% UVA/UVB
- Plus lenses are flatter to reduce the “bug eye” effect
- Many high-index lenses come systematic with a superior scratch-resistant AR coating
GLASS lenses are still available today but due to the manufacturing cost, the weight of the lens and their chance of breakage, we do NOT recommend these types of lenses.
Lens Design Personalization
After learning about specific lens types, our lens technicians make sure to include design and function into the process. Some lens designs are tailored to be worn for eye protection such as preventing UV damage. While other glasses help with vision correction, such as astigmatism. Here are some of the lens designs to meet various needs. Simply select the plus sign (+) to read more.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision glasses are designed to help people who require correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. These eyeglasses have just a single optical prescription correction and they distribute focus evenly over the entire surface area of the lens. Most people that wear glasses usually get this type. If you have multiple prescriptions you would require bifocal or multifocal eyeglasses.
Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from distance correction to near correction, eliminating segment lines and allowing clear vision at all distances, including intermediate, near and far. Progressive lenses are also known as no-line bifocal lenses.
With these specialty lenses, the prescription at the top of the lens is different from that at the bottom of the lens. It differs from a bi-focal as there is a gradual shift in the prescription instead of a blunt line made in the lens.
The very top part of the lens works well for distance. The bottom portion gets progressively stronger ending with the strongest portion at the very bottom for reading. A progressive lens allows the wearer to view all ranges of vision from near to far. Additionally, the lenses look identical to single vision lenses, with no lines, allowing others to only see your eyes!
The primary purpose of glasses bifocals is to provide the optimal balance between distance vision and near vision focusing needs. Eyeglasses with bifocal lenses are available with the reading segments in a variety of shapes and widths including bifocal sunglass options.
Trifocal lenses are similar to bifocals, except that the two focal areas are separated by a third middle area with intermediate focus correction. This area is used for intermediate vision; roughly at arms’ length, e.g. computer distance. This lens type has two segment lines, dividing the three different correcting segments.
Computer glasses are eyeglasses specifically designed for viewing computers, tablets and smartphones. Computer glasses are intended for close-up tasks only. They should not be worn for driving or general purpose use.
Computer glasses relieve focusing stress from computer use that can cause digital eye strain. Some computer glasses also shield your eyes from blue light emitted by the screens of digital devices.
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ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING reduces eyestrain caused from glare, reflections, and increases your vision at night.
- Allows your vision to be sharper and reduces reflections in your lenses
- Reduces eyestrain and fatigue making your eyes more comfortable
- Protects lenses against scratches and smudges
- Helps repel dust and water
BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION
BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION reduces eye fatigue to provide a strain-free visual experience, while providing the most complete protection from harmful blue light. Blue light is given off from any digital device.
- Decreases digital eyestrain when looking at computer, TV, phone screens, etc.
- Decreases symptoms of dry eyes, sticky eyes, and the feeling of grittiness or “sand” in the eye
- Increases visual performances in situations of low contrast
SCRATCH TREATMENT helps prevent scratches from damaging your lenses.
- Minimize everyday wear and tear to help protect your lenses
- Extends the life of your eyeglasses
UV PROTECTION decreases your eyes’ exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.
- Adding the coating can block 98-100% of transmitted and reflected UVA and UVB rays
- Decreases your chance of serious eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration
POLARIZED lenses are specialized eyewear designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. Glare distorts the true color of objects and makes them harder to distinguish. Polarized sunglasses can be useful for certain sports and driving, helping participants to see more clearly and avoid potential hazards.
- Improves visual comfort
- Improves contrast and visual clarity
- Reduces eye strain
- Allows for true perception of colors
- Reduces reflections and eliminates glare
TRANSITION lenses are photochromic lenses that are clear until dangerous ultraviolet radiation (UV) is present. Once outdoors, the brighter the sun, the darker Transitions lenses become. They turn as dark as sunglasses by automatically reacting to the intensity of UV radiation.
Since Transitions lenses block 100% of the sun’s eye-damaging rays and help to reduce painful, discomforting glare, they protect your eyes on cloudy days, sunny days, and everything in between. Transitions lenses are the most convenient way for you to protect your eyes from the light you can see and the light you can’t. All while helping to improve the quality of your vision and the long-term health and well-being of your eyes. Transition lenses are to be thought os as a comfort sunglass lens and not a replacement for your polarized sunglass lens.
- Cost effective – two pair in one – clear and sun
- Convenient – don’t have to switch between two pairs of eyeglasses
- Drawback – Photochromic lenses darken in reaction to UV rays, which your windshield blocks. Because of this, transitional lenses won’t darken very well in the car.