Contact Information


Main Phone: 760-942-9785
Fax: 760-942-3851
Our Address:
    1536 Encinitas Blvd.
    Encinitas, CA 92024

Business Hours


Monday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday
Closed

Sundays
Closed

 

 

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Lens Services

   

Lens Features

With Spectacle Lenses, there is a wide range of available features.  New technology has brought us a range in lens power that is virtually unlimited.  However, not all available features are right for all of our patients.  As such, we provide you with a deatiled discussion of each available features to best suit your individual needs and desires. We want you to understand fully every option available and to our patients so that we may provide each with the best vision possible. Please do not hesitate to ask our knoweldgable staff for clarification or to help you further understand the available options.Color Tinted Sunglasses

 

 

Fixed Tints

Lenses are often tinted for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes the color is  just accent to the already stylish frame. Other times the patient is super sensitive to bright light (Photophobia).  Migraine headaches or severe allergies are a few of the reasons for this. 

 

Sunglasses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses

Sunglass Colors tend to range from a neutral gray, brown, green and variations of their combinations.  We offer any color or density you can imagine.  Mirror finishes are also available. We highly recommend sunglass use on a regular basis to shield the eyes from harmful ultra-violet rays. We serve many patitents in the coastal San Diego region and stress the importance of protecting the eyes with the use of sunglasses. We stock a variety of sunglass frames for selection to fit your needs.

 

 Children's Sunglasses

 

 

 

 

Children & Sunglasses

Dermatologists tell us that many skin cancers originate from excessive sun exposure.  For younger children, ultra-violet from the sun is even more damaging. This holds true for children's eyes as well as their skin.  We recommend sunglasses for children to protect their developing eyes.

 

 

 

 

Polarized Sunglasses

 

 

Polarized Sun Lenses

Polarizing sunglasses eliminates reflected glare from wet road surfaces, bumpers, windshields and water on the road, lakes and rivers.  This is particularly useful for drivers, boaters, fishermen, hunters and many other outdoor activities. 

 

 

 

 
Yellow Lenses and Hunters

Hunters tend to like yellow or orange lenses since they increase contrast during the daybreak hours or twilight hours. During those hours the sun is at its greatest angle with the earth and therefore light passes through a denser atmosphere.  As such, light is more bluish during those hours.  As this bluish light passes through a yellow lens, the blue wavelength is filtered out and only the remaining colors can go through. Since the blue light can't get through the lens,  blue objects appear to be darker or even black.  That increases contrast against all the other colors. 

 

Transitions &  Photochromic

Transition and Photochromic lenses change with the light.  Light from the sun contains ultra-violet wavelengths (over 700 nm).  It is the ultra-violet that creates a change in the chemistry of the lens, causing the lens to darken. Both of these photosensitive lenses block over 95% of the ultra-violet rays.  When indoors, and out of the effect from sunlight, the lenses will lighten to return to clear.  When in your car, the lenses are only about 25% dark due to the fact that the car windshield blocks about 50% of the UV.  Transitions Lenses

 

 

   

 

 Transitions Lenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-reflective Coating (ARC) LensesWhen you look at a high quality camera lens, you will note a purplish sheen to the surface of the lens.  This is an Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC) which is baked on the lens.  This same anti-reflection coating is available in your glasses.  This coating reduces reflections and glare from lights by over 80%.  This feature is particularly useful when driving at night or for prolonged computer work, when there is a multitude of reflection which may result in eyestrain.  Glare while driving or while on a computer can create a lot of visual discomfort.

 

 

Anti-reflective Coating (ARC) Hydrophobic Lenses

Another cool feature of ARC is that it is "Hydrophobic".  This means that water beads up on a lens with ARC on it.  Water beads up and will roll off the lens when it is raining.  Water spreads out on the left lens and makes it impossible to see through it. This coating also provides a smudge resistance on the lens, to help eliminate fingerprints or other smudges on the lens.