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  • This Frequently Asked Question page answers most general questions in the optical field, dealing with routine Eye Exams. Contact Lens Exams, Contact Lenses from manufactures like CooperVision/OSI, Bausch & Lomb contact lenses, Ciba Vision Contact Lenses, Hydrogel vision contact lenses, clear lab contact lenses, Menican contact lenses and Johnson & Johnson Acuvue contact lenses.

    The FAQ also explains the service and quality you get from Wohl Optics, we are soup to nuts, and in eyewear whether you need replacement lenses for your eyeglasses or sunglasses, we can accommodate you. We have a vast selection of frames in every budget from designer to independent and can usually get most brands not carried in the store. We also have a large selection of industrial eyewear and can offer wholesale rates to our companies including the ability for our opticians to come out to your factory for convenience.

    We offer repairs from soldering, titanium welds and of course our maintenance of your eyewear which includes diagnosing problems from accidents that come up , reshape and re-adjust the frame to fit you, cleaning and tightening of all screws and spring hinges. Replace nylon in semi-rimless frames. We also can fix your drill mounted Silhouette frame or any drill mounted frame we can make a custom shape lens to change your look to go with your fashion tastes. when you lose a temple (aArm) when the pressure mount loosens or gives way. Replacement nose pads and nose pad adjustments are just part of the service. We go over the different materials and options you have such as plastic, glass, polycarbonate Trivex and the array of High Index Lenses. We explain coatings and lens treatments such as Transition Lenses, now called Transition VII and Anti-Reflective also known as AR and glare coatings.

    We explain the different formats to go into whether it is single vision, bifocal trifocal or progressive. If a reading or computer glass is warranted and customizes the range that will work perfect for you whether for reading a book, a computer, tablet or cell phone. We are versed in designing and manufacturing custom eyewear for musicians, plumbers, golfers and welder whose needs are not the customary ranges.

    The exam includes a comprehensive health check of your eyes and will test for any genetic or age related diseases as a priority and then will evaluate and the best refraction for your Routine Eye Exam or trial the best contact lens that will fit and adhere to your eye health and safety.

  • What Makes Wohl Optics Different?

    One on one consultation from the person who is not only going to be consulting with you, but also 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 in Opticianry.  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 Registered Optician make a mistake as little as 1mm, you may not be able to use your new eye wear.

    We take a lot into consideration when it comes to our patients and eye wear. Some lenses are specifically made for people of different ages, and even some that are made to allow for a person's posture and even eye and head movement.

    What does Wohl offer Patients who Purchase Eyeglass Frames from them?

    Free maintenance for the lifetime of eyewear including but not limited 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. This will help avoid areas or things that will avoid future problems.

    What is a Cataract? A cataract is a medical condition where your eye lens becomes opaque due to the aging or diseases like diabetes or hypertension. It is very common.
    What is Polycarbonate? Polycarbonate is a lens material characterized by lightness, high refractive index, impact resistance and UV absorption.
    What are Bifocals? Bifocal lenses are designed into two separate parts, which gives the user the freedom of seeing objects nearby and farsighted without changing the glasses. Most of the time the "reading" area is smaller, shaped like a sideways "D", and found in the lower hemisphere of the lens. These bifocals are 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).
    What is the Difference between Bifocal Lenses and Progressive Lenses? Progressives with their multiple focal distances easily adapt to the environment or adjust your eyes for the vision.  While the Bifocals will take some time to adjust the vision from a distance to nearby or vice versa.  One setback with Progressives is that it creates a vision that is slightly distorted compared to Bifocals. Bifocals have 2 distances with a line between distance and reading; Progressives are no-line and multi-focal.
    Why Anti-Reflective Coating? Normal lenses often create glare, reflections, and "ghost images." Eliminate glare with an anti-reflective coating.

    What we see is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses. This produces glare. It also reduces the wearer's visual acuity. In other words, the light reflections are a visual and cosmetic problem.

    The Anti-Reflective coating increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. This coating makes it easier to see and easier for others to see you. Anti-Reflectives are especially useful for people viewing computer screens and driving at night.

     Will Polarized Lenses help me When Driving? Yes. Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses. Polarized lenses significantly reduce glare, decreasing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare.
    What are Polycarbonate and 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, these materials are recommended for semi-rimless and rimless frame designs because they do not tend to chip or crack.
    What is Astigmatism?  Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision. It is usually caused by either 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. Astigmatism is often associated with myopia or hyperopia, and usually occurs from birth. It may be hereditary, or it may develop later as a result of an eye injury or aging. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery can correct moderate to high degrees of astigmatism.
    What is Farsightedness? Farsightedness is when either the eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so the light is not focused correctly. As the name suggests, people with farsightedness are able to focus on objects that are further away, but have difficulty focusing on objects which are close.
    What is Hyperopia? Farsightedness. Able to see far, but not near.
    What is Nearsightedness? People with myopia have hard time seeing distant objects, but have no difficulty with reading up close or working on a computer. In addition to poor distance vision, symptoms of myopia could be eye fatigue, squinting and headaches. People with severe myopia are at a higher risk of retinal detachment and therefore must be monitored regularly. Myopia can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
    What is Myopia? Nearsightedness.  Able to see near, but not far.
    What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is a natural aging process of the eye. It occurs when 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.
    Why do You Need an Eye Exam?

    During an eye exam, your eye doctor regularly screens for many diseases that can be easy to miss until symptoms become severe and irreversible. Some of these diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, eye tumors, eye infections, dry eyes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and more.

    So while you may think you only go the eye doctor to get an updated prescription or to order new glasses or contacts, there are many critical health reasons to see your doctor at least every two years. When was the last time you visited your eye doctor?

    Why are Sunglasses Important?

    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.) Blue-Light Protection. Long-term exposure to the blue and violet portion of the solar spectrum has been implicated as a risk factor for macular degeneration, especially for individuals that are “sun sensitive.

    3.) Comfortable vision. The sun's brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly by causing people to squint and the eyes to water.

    4.) 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.

    5.) 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.

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