• Specialized Eyewear

  • Specialized Lenses of All Types

    If you swim and need to see underwater, you may need specialized prescription swim goggles that fit properly and allow you to function clearly underwater. If you golf and have a difficult time finding the ball on the green, you may benefit from specially tinted glasses that enhance the contrast of the field against the golf ball. All Wohl Optics lenses are custom made for you. A properly fitted frame, and a good optician will be your advocate for the best lenses for you.  Based on your lifestyle and activities, you may be in need of some specialty eyewear.

    • How do you use your eyes at work?
    • Do you use a computer, laptop or tablet frequently?
    • Do you participate in outdoor activities?
    • Tell me about your hobbies; what do you do in your free time?
  • A staggering 70% of office workers complain of neck or back pain. Wearing the wrong glasses may result in unnatural head movements and straining to see the computer screen or pages of text. Ordinary reading glasses do not offer sufficient width and depth of vision.
  • Occupational Lenses

    Sometimes standard lenses are not perfect for your occupation, sport or hobby may force you to put up with vision compromise. Some occupations require close work to be done in unusual positions or to read above your eye-level.

    The large and ever increasing usage of computers and mobile devices means that intermediate and near areas for many of us must be as large and distortion free as possible. Maybe you only require assistance with reading and your computer whilst your distance vision is perfect unaided. Wohl Optics best assesses your requirements and expectations and will advise you as to which occupational lens option may suit you best. 

  • Specialized Tasks Require Glasses of Different Strengths

    You may require more than one pair of reading glasses at different strengths for specialized tasks. For example, if your hobby is needlepoint, you need to see extremely close up, because of the attention to detail. However, working on your computer or reading music to play an instrument means you are a little further away from the reading material, requiring a different strength of eyeglasses from the needlepoint. We call them computer glasses.  If you wear bifocals, you may find that — unless what you are reading is in your lap — you must tip your head back all day long to use the reading zone in the bottom of the lenses 

    Generally your eyes' refraction power are different and need to have totally different prescriptions. We recommend you have a full eye and vision exam to determine good eye health and if a prescription is required to correct your vision properly.

    Of course, safety glasses are a must to protect your eyes from flying debris when you are working with power tools as well as hand tools such as hammers and saws.

  • Golfer Specialty Eyewear

    From the basketball court to the ocean, it is best to protect your eyes when participating in certain sport activities. That is why smart athletes wear protective eyewear. At Wohl Optics, we not only offer protective safety eyewear to enhance the performance of all types of athletes, we even adapt your prescription to the protective eyewear best suited to your sport. Whether you are playing baseball, scuba diving or golfing, we can outfit you with the proper specialty eyewear.

    To perform optimally in your favorite sport, you most definitely will benefit from a consultation with your eye-care professional with a focus on your sports vision — even if you have 20/20 vision. Your typical basic eye exam will not usually include the tests of these special visual skills critically necessary to your challenging sports performance.

    Sports vision tests are extensive and should be tailored to the sport you love to participate in. Your examiner would include tests which evaluate how you see during movement both in and outdoors while interacting with other people, sounds, players, coaching instruction, obstructing objects or other players. This is why we ask you about your lifestyle during your eye exam.

  • Musician Eyewear

    With a lifelong love of music, Doug Wohl has developed a unique understanding of the problems that musicians face with deteriorating eyesight. Being a musician is a “way of life”, and losing the ability to see properly can be devastating to a lifelong musician.

    • Musicians depend on their eyeglasses to work effectively at the right focal distance. Whether conducting the orchestra or playing an instrument, it’s crucial that a musician’s eyewear works in harmony with the distance required to perform. The solution - custom designed reading lengths for reading music.
    • Many opticians provide a fixed focal length solution, which means you have to sit stock still at the right length away from the stand. If you are an expressive musician and you like the flexibility of moving about as you play, (playing an instrument is a physical activity after all), this solution is no good to you!
    •  Musicians need to able to read music at varying lengths of distance away. No two stage setups are the same.
    • Poor lighting can completely stop the traditional lens solution from being any good at all.
    • Musicians need to look from side-to-side; for example, reading almost anything but 2"-wide newspaper columns?  The in-focus segment at the center of the glasses is literally about 1.5" wide at reading distance.  When musicians read music, they need to be able to scan with their eyes.
    • One of the first things musicians learn early on is to keep reading ahead. Checking the key or time signature, especially when you’re constantly changing as they do in so much of new music, or looking for measure numbers quickly during rehearsal are only a few of many examples. When the ability to scan is taken away, the disorientation can be overwhelming.

    Talk with Doug about a suitable pair of intermediate single-vision glasses and another pair for near-vision. Single-vision intermediates may work for a younger musician, allowing you to see your instrument clearly enough, the music stand perfectly and the conductor by looking over the top of the glasses. Most musicians opt for single-vision glasses over progressives to use when they play music.

    Your optician must understand the concerns and needs of musicians and their vision.  Check out. https://internationalmusician.org/how-to-take-care-of-your-eyes/

  • Hobby Eyeglasses - Needlepoint - Knitting

    If you wear bifocals, you may find that — unless what you're reading is in your lap — you must tip your head back all day long to use the reading zone in the bottom of the lenses. You can avoid neck discomfort by purchasing specialized glasses that have the reading segment placed higher up in the lenses or single vision lenses so you can see what you are working on without straining.  If you have a hobby that you spend a lot of time doing, then consider hobby glasses.

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