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Frames and Lenses


York Road Opticians carries hundreds of frames to fit our patients’ needs, from budget frames to top designers. We also carry occupational eyewear and sports goggles. 

Lens Materials:

  • Glass or Plastic
    Glass lenses are still available, but are heavy and breakable. Plastic lenses are lighter in weight and can be coated for ultraviolet (UV) and glare protection.
  • High-Index Lenses
    Thinner and more lightweight, these are a comfortable choice, especially for strong prescriptions. An anti-reflective coating is recommended.
  • Polycarbonate Lenses
    A good choice for athletes, workers and children, polycarbonate lenses are thin and lightweight. They have UV protection, a scratch-resistant coating and excellent resistance to impact.

Special Corrections:

  • Bifocal and Trifocal Lenses
    These lenses correct near and far vision in a single lens, and are reasonably priced, however, they do show visible lines in the lenses.

  • Progressive Lenses
    These “no-line” lenses provide full-range vision correction. The benefits are natural vision with a youthful look.

Tints and Coatings:

  • Transition Lenses
    These lenses quickly darken in sunlight and become clear indoors, so you don’t have to switch between glasses and sunglasses, however, they do not fully darken inside automobiles.
  • DriveWear
    This is a polarized Transition lens that senses and reacts to varying light conditions, both outside and behind the windshield of a car.
  • Polarized Lenses
    Protects your eyes from reflected glare, UV rays and eye fatigue. Polarized lenses are ideal for water and snow sports, and for driving in the sun.
  • Anti-Reflective Treatment
    Decreases annoying reflections and halos around lights, providing a safety benefit for those who drive at night. Also reduces eye strain for those who work with bright computer screens or under fluorescent lights.
  • Tinting
    Tints are available in a variety of colors, gradients and intensity for a stylish look and protection against light sensitivity.