Performance lenses are lenses specifically determined and prescribed for reasons other than giving someone 20/20 vision. Performance lenses will be a custom prescription and may include prisms, tints, specialized coatings, or specialized lens designs such as EyeZen or Sync. Performance lenses may be used to:
Relieve headaches and eyestrain while on the computer or reading
Reduce light sensitivity
Achieve single vision
Re-establish or enhance the awareness of visual space
Reduce near stress to prevent myopia progression
Our doctors frequently prescribe EyeZen or Sync lenses that include a “focusing boost”. This spectacle lens design can benefit children with difficulty focusing, children developing or have established myopia, adults who spend their entire workday on a computer, and patient’s in their early 40’s who notice eyestrain.
Prism may be prescribed in glasses to help the eyes work together better, or to help restore someone’s awareness of space.
Blue light blocking lenses can help reduce eye strain while using technology. Early research has shown that blue light exposure may be a risk factor for developing macular degeneration, and may negatively impact our circadian rhythms and play a role in getting optimal sleep.
Tinted lenses may benefit the patient who experiences light sensitivity even while indoors, or patients who experience significant motion sensitivity.