The past two years have seen the introduction of brand new soft contact lens technologies. One of the best lenses to hit the market is Dailies Total One (DTO) from Alcon. This lens boasts a silicone center surrounded by a hydrogel coating. This means the lens has a water content closer to that of the human eye. When you wear DTO it is easy to forget that you are wearing a lens at all.
Figure 1. Dailies Total 1 contact lens box.
Another recent lens to the market is the Bausch and Lomb Ultra. Ultra is not a daily contact lens, however, it is extremely comfortable, like DTO. Ask us about trying one of these new lenses at your next eye exam.
Figure 2. Bausch + Lomb Ultra contact lens box.
Figure 3. Diagram showing technology behind Dailies Total 1.
If you need astigmatism contacts, ask us about Clariti 1 Day Toric and stay tuned for more details about Clariti 1 Day contact lenses.
Don't wait. Make an appointment with Dr. Schutte or Dr. Bieber to see what lenses will work best for you. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling 703-272-8300 or requesting an appointment online. Most medical and vision plans are accepted.
Join us Friday June 17 from 2pm to 6pm to view and purchase the entire Maui Jim line of sunglasses in our store. Enter to win a free Maui Jim Frame during the event.
Maui Jim frames make great Father's Day Gifts and we also have gift certificates available. Maui Jim sunglasses are available with both prescription and non-prescription lenses. Read on to learn more about what makes these shades so great.
Maui Jim sunglasses are high-end eyewear. Maui Jim has set out to bring you the ultimate experience: a brighter more beautiful view than you have ever seen before. Maui Jim lenses contain 3 rare earth elements that bring out reds, greens, and blues. This allows you to see the world the way it is supposed to be seen.
Figure 1. Grey Eh Brah Tortoise White Blue
Features of Maui Jim lenses include: water proof and oleophobic coating, anti-reflective treatment, clearshell scratch resistant treatment, color enhancing lens, polarizing film, bi-gradient or gradient mirror application. Lens color choices include Neutral Grey, Maui Rose, HCL Bronze, and Maui HT.
Figure 2. Maui Jim Lens Applications
Figure 3. Maui Jim lens color choices.
Maui Jim lenses are made of the following materials: SuperThin (ST) Glass, Maui Pure, Maui Evolution, and Polycarbonate. Maui Pure has the highest optical clarity of any non-glass lens.
Figure 4. Maui Jim lens material choices.
Maui Passport is the name of the prescription program. Maui Passport offers improved visual acuity in the widest field of view. For prescription lenses Maui Jim uses Polycarbonate and Maui Evolution. Maui Jim even makes reader sunglasses.
Figure 5. Image on left shows Maui Jim exclusive digital lens design with edge-to-edge clarity. Image on right shows optics with conventional lens design.
Maui Jim frames are made of metal, nylon and Grilamid. Grilamid is thinner than nylon making it extremely light weight and glexible, however not nearly as flexible as Maui Flex. Maui Flex is a proprietrary ultra flexible titanium nickel memory metal that remembers its fit and bounces back to its original shoape with rugged wear and tear.
Figure 6. Koki Beach.
Some new Maui Jim Eyeglasses models include : Mixed Plate, Koki Beach, Malihini, and Ohia.
Maui Jim also has several special collections. The Maui Jim Universal Fit collection has very adjustable nosepads for people with a minimal bridge or nose. Maui Pure Air Collection frames are made out of Grilamid material, a lightweight durable, polyamide. This is the material of choice in the Maui PureAir collection. Finally, the MyMaui program allows you to customize your Maui Jim readers.
Figure 7. Ohia
Figure 8. Mixed Plate
Figure 9. Malihini
Figure 10. Frigate
Figure 11. Baby Beach
Maui Jim is known for the quality of their lenses and frames. Maui Jim provides outstanding customer service and has an excellent warranty policy. As part of Maui Jim's warranty policy temples and nose pads will be replaced free of charge.
Contact Modern Optometry to learn more about Maui Jim eyewear. Schedule an eye exam and browse our great selection of glasses.