Dr. Gifford, grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from Chicago`s Illinois College of Optometry in 1997. He did externship training at The Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine. He is Board Certified in the the treatment and managenment of ocular disease and has special interest in corneal disease. He is a member of the American Optometric Associaction.
There are many different types of lenses. Here at Red Eye Eyewear, we keep up on all the newest fashions and technology. So, here are some types of lenses.
Multifocals - will be suggested when both distance and near correction are needed together in a single lens. Multifocal lenses have many new variations:
No-line progressives - correct for far (driving a vehicle), intermediate (viewing the dashboard), and near (reading a map) vision all in one lens. Because there is no visible line, progressives have the appearance of single-vision lenses and are, therefore, the most cosmetically desirable multifocal. Progressives are available in all lens materials.
Bifocals - provide both far (driving) and near (reading a map) correction in one lens.
Trifocals - are basically progressive lenses with visible lines. The majority of the lens is for distance viewing, while the center portion is divided into intermediate and near-viewing segments.
Computer lenses - if you`re viewing a computer video display terminal (VDT) for more than two hours a day, you may need variable focus lenses. These lenses help correct vision for the specified length of your eye to the computer screen and the immediate vicinity.
Specialty lenses - are recommended when certain work-related and hobby or other recreational uses require task specific viewing for the best visual protection and/or performance.
Sometimes called "comfort" lenses, these lenses darken and lighten according to light exposure. If the wearer is in the sun, the lenses darken, if indoors, the lenses are light. Since these lenses are activated by ultraviolet (UV) light, they do not darken inside of a car because most cars have UV protection built into the windshield.