At Optical Illusionz, we are experts at finding the right eyewear to match your personality and needs. Whatever your style, we have the frame and lenses that are perfect for you. Optical Illusionz uses only the highest quality manufacturers of lenses and we chose only top-of-the-line products. Our on-site lab is prepared to deliver lenses quickly in an emergency. We offer a wide range of enhancements so we can custom fit a pair of lenses especially for you.
SV=Single Vision: patients that wear SV lenses are able to see distance, intermediate, and near with the same prescription.
BF=Bi-Focal: (FT: flat top: one line=half a moon, (top for distance, bottom for reading)
TF=Tri-Focal: two lines, top for distance, middle for intermediate (arms length), bottom for reading.
PAL=Progressive, bifocals without line; (has top for distance, middle for intermediate, bottom for reading and with no visible line. (Doesn’t make you look OLD)
Materials for all the lenses:
Basic; means that the lens provided to the patient he/she will be able to see, (no special protection, just a simple lens.)
Poly: (polycarbonate) This lens is about 35% thinner and lighter than the basic lens, it is highly recommend for all patients especially children because it is an impact resistant lens, UV protection, with scratch resistant.
Aspheric Poly: this lens if for patients that have a high + plus prescription, which means that using aspheric will make the thinner from the middle, so if a patient has a RX over a +3.00, you don’t want his lenses to magnify his/her eye, so you put them in a Aspheric lens.
Hi-Index: It is thinner than the Polycarbonate lens, the Hi-Index lens is used for prescriptions that have high Spheres (actual power), and high cylinder over -3.00
Add Ons to almost any type of lens:
Anti-Reflection: knocks off glare from computers, artificial light, night driving, and cosmetically it looks better when your lens has no glare, and you see clearer looking out the lens. Patients should always be recommended Anti-Reflection.
Transitions: is the lens that turns dark in the sun, the way it works is simple, by UV rays that the sun releases, so the lens turns dark outdoors ONLY
Questions by Patients: are this sunglasses?. No, transitions is to protect your eyes while in the sun, like sun lotion for your skin, it won’t replace sunglasses, transitions also won’t turn dark in your car because our car windshields are UV protected, so the lens does not activate.
Tint: Solid tint or gradient tint: solid tint is any color tint that a patient wants to add to their lens for cosmetic reasons, or sometime for sun protection (which are darker tints).
Gradient tints are tints that are usually darker on top, and gradually fade at the bottom of the lens. There are different types of levels of tints; which are classified by 1-2-3, the number 1 stands for a very light tint, and number 2 stands for a medium tint, and a 3 tints stands for a much darker tint like sunglasses.
Edge Polish: is a clear shinny coating that is applied to the lens to make it less visible, reducing the rough standard cut of the lens; all drill mounts should have edge polish.