We are located in the historic Daniel Best Building in beautiful downtown San Leandro on the corner of Estudillo Avenue and E. 14 Street. Offering:
- Comprehensive Eye Examinations to San Leandro and the Eastbay.
- Our exclusive High Fashion Eyewear includes Gucci, Fendi, Juicy Coutur, Calvin Klein, Sean John, OP, IZOD, Nike.
- Contact lenses including astigmatism, colors and disposables that are available the same day for most patients.
- Convenient office hours including evenings and weekends.
- Refractive surgery co-management.
Conventional hard resin lenses are half the weight of glass lenses and can be tinted to almost any color and density. Hard resin lenses are more easily scratched than glass, but can have an optional scratch protection applied. More impact resistant than glass, hard resin lenses do not require heat treating. Best for low prescriptions near sighted power of less than -300 or farsighted less than +300.
Heavy. Expensive. The least safe of all lenses. Glass lenses are rarely prescribed now because more durable, lighter-weight lens materials are available.
Modern technology has created lenses that bend light differently so that stronger corrections are thinner than when made in conventional materials. Such lenses are called "high index" and stronger corrections are more attractive because they are slimmer. Glass lenses are also available with the slimming advantages of High index but are considerably heavier. High index plastic uses less material so they are often lighter in weight. High index lenses absorb all harmful UV light and can be tinted to any shade or color.
Polycarbonate lenses are the most impact resistant lenses available and are always the lens of choice for young people and active partients. Polycarbonate lenses are high index and are usually the lightest, most comfortable lenses. They absorb all harmful UV light and can be made with ultra thin edges because of their unique strength.
An extremely tough quartz coating to protect the soft surface of plastic and polycarbonate lenses.
Special anti-reflective coatings are now available for spectacle lenses, much like those used for fine camera lenses. These coatings are particularly effective for reducing eye fatigue for computer operators and anyone driving at night. And, of course, AR lenses enhance appearance by removing all distracting reflections.
It is generally accepted that the ultraviolet rays in sunlight pose potential harm to the eyes. Special treatment is available for hard resin lenses that completely blocks hazardous UV light. Lenses like polycarbonate and high index include built-in UV protection at no extra cost.
Lenses can be colored in a veritable rainbow of colors, each serving a specific purpose.
All contact lenses are disposable. When we talk of true disposables, we mean soft contact lenses that once opened are discarded at least once every two weeks. Disposing of contact lenses on a regular basis helps to reduce the build up of debris and cellular materials that can cause adverse health effects on your eyes. Besides being healthier for your eyes, there are other advantages.
Vision is consistently better, and replacing lost or torn lenses is fast and inexpensive. When using daily wear two week disposables, enzymatic tablets are not necessary. Cleaning and disinfecting can be as simple as using only one solution.
Most people prefer to wear disposables on a daily wear basis. They are cleaned, disinfected and stored after each day of wear. Some people may sleep up to a maximum of six straight nights to avoid daily insertion and removal. There is a much greater chance of complications when sleeping with any contact lens. The most commonly used disposables are Acuvue, Baush & Lomb, and Newvue.
The simplest to care for daily wear contact lenses are the single day disposables. The most popular is the One Day Accuvue. No cleaning or disinfection is needed for these lenses are packaged 30 per box and are delivered directly to your home or business.
Planned replacement lenses are disposed every one, two or three months. Discarding your lenses in this manner is less costly than disposables and still gives you most of the advantages. Planned replacement is the fastest growing choice of contact lens patients.
A single pair of contact lenses used for one year is becoming less and less common. Tearing or losing just one contact can increase the cost over what you would have spent on a Planned Replacement system.
Contacts to enhance or change the color of your eyes are available in disposables and traditional lens types. A contact lens that enhances your eye color combines your natural eye color with that of the contact lens color creating a unique new eye color. These lenses work best if your natural eye color is lighter. If you have darker eyes, then opaque lenses are used to change your eye color to the color of the contact lenses.
Contacts for astigmatism are available in one, two or three month planned replacement as well as traditional lens types. Most people that wear contacts have some mild degree of astigmatism. A small amount of astigmatism that is not corrected for does not affect vision greatly. During your eye examination, the doctor can show you an approximation of what your vision might be with and without your astigmatism corrected if you were using contact lenses.
The emphasis today is on fashionable eyewear that is lightweight and durable. Frames today are as much a part of our wardrobe as any other accessory. You will find rich and vibrant colors in nearly all styles. Designs are streamlined and less bulky than in years passed. Many come with clip-on sunglasses.
New materials such as Titanium and stainless steel produce thin, yet strong frames that maintain fit and maximize wearing comfort.
Styles may come and go, but rest assured we will always carry a collection of frames that represent new innovations, contemporary styling, and lasting good looks!