• What Makes Wohl Optics Different?

    Personalized consultation from the person who is designing, manufacturing and dispensing your eyewear. Wohl opticians are highly skilled eye care professionals with rigorous and extensive training to fulfill education and practice competencies. All ophthalmic lenses require precise measurements to be taken from your face and eyes, and the results must be accurately transferred to the eye wear. This is not a simple task; should your optician make a mistake as little as 1mm, you may not be able to use your new eye wear.

  • What Do You Get Free with Your Purchase?

    Free maintenance for the lifetime of eyeglasses, including, but not limited to, nose pad and screw replacement, temple and frame front realignment custom to the wearer and cleaning of residue buildup from skin or other material.  We want you coming in every few months even if there is no apparent problem; we can straighten, tighten and diagnose.

  • What are Polycarbonate Lenses?

    Polycarbonate is a lens material characterized by lightness, high refractive index, impact resistance and UV absorption.

  • What are Trivex Lenses?

    Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are a great choice for active lifestyles, moderate prescriptions, or safety glasses.  These materials are about 20% thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses. Also, they provide the most impact resistance of any material available, which means they are less likely to shatter when impacted at high speeds.  Finally, Wohl Optics highly recommends these materials for semi-rimless and rimless frame designs because they do not tend to chip or crack.

  • What is the Difference Between Bifocals and Progressives?

    Bifocals are designed into two separate parts, which gives you the freedom of seeing objects nearby and farsighted without changing glasses. Bifocals have 2 distances with a line between distance and reading. Typically called lined bifocals or flat-tops, if you are focusing on distant objects, you look through the top half of the lenses. To read a book, magazine, or newspaper, you look through the lower half (reading area).

    Progressives are no-line and multi-focal. Progressives with their multiple focal distances easily adapt to the environment or adjust your eyes for the vision. 

  • What is Astigmatism?

    Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision usually caused by either an irregularly shaped cornea which is the the clear part of the eye or curvature of the lens inside the eye. Most people have some degree of astigmatism. Slight amounts of astigmatism do not distort vision and do not require treatment. However, larger amounts can cause blurred vision, double vision and headaches. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery can correct moderate to high degrees of astigmatism.

  • What is the Difference between Farsightedness and Nearsightedness?

    Farsightedness is when either your eyeball is too short or your cornea has too little curvature making it impossible for light to focus correctly. If you are farsighted, you are able to focus on objects that are far away, but have difficulty focusing on objects which are near.

    If you are nearsighted, i.e., myopic, you have difficulty seeing distant objects, but have no difficulty reading or working on a computer. In addition to poor distance vision, your symptoms of myopia could be eye fatigue, squinting and headaches. With severe myopia, you are at a higher risk of retinal detachment and therefore must be monitored regularly. Myopia can be corrected with eyeglasses or contacts.

  • What is Presbyopia?

    Presbyopia is a natural aging process of your eye. It occurs when your eyes lose ability to focus on near objects. As people get older, usually when they hit their mid to late 40s, they start having difficulty seeing in low light, problems reading a book, etc. The ability to focus on near objects declines throughout life. It is normal.

  • What is Anti-Reflective?

    Vision is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. Normal lenses create glare, reflections, and "ghost images." Eliminate glare with an anti-reflective coating. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses producing a lot of glare.  Anti-reflective coatings make it much easier for you to see clearly and easier for others to see you. They are especially useful for people viewing computer screens and driving at night.    

  • Do You Really Need Sunglasses all Year?

    Yes, you need sunglasses all year and even on cloudy days.  Sunglasses protect your eyes:

    1. UV Protection. The sun's UV radiation can cause cataracts; benign growths on the eye's surface; and photokeratitis, sometimes called snow blindness, which is a temporary but painful sunburn of the eye's surface. Wide-brimmed hats and caps can block about 50 percent of UV radiation from the eyes but optometrists say that is not enough protection.
    2. Comfortable vision. The sun's brightness and glare interfere with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly by causing people to squint and the eyes to water.
    3. Dark adaptation. Spending just two or three hours in bright sunlight can hamper the eyes' ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels. This can make driving at night after spending a day in the sun more hazardous.
    4. Skin Cancer. Cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes is more common than people think. People should wear sunglasses outdoors whether they are working, driving, participating in sports, taking a walk, running errands or doing anything in the sun.
  • What are Polarized Lenses?

    Polarized lenses are very important when driving.  Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield is not only annoying, but also dangerous. Polarized lenses significantly reduce glare, decrease eye strain and increase visibility.

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