THE OPTICAL SHOP
By Lisa Smith, Optical Manager & Optician
In a recent Blog article, Dr. Jason Allemond spoke about the dangers of harmful UV rays to our eyes. In follow up to this, I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about what we have to offer in The Optical Shop that can protect your vision as well as keep you up to date in all the latest style fashions.
Let us get started with Maui Jim. Maui Jim wipes out 99.9 % of glare and blocks 100% of the harmful UV. There are 9 layers of protection to Maui Jim lenses. Maui Jim uses rare earth elements where, instead of dimming the light, they use the natural light to enhance color and clarity. The lenses are polarized to eliminate reflected glare from any flat or shiny surface. Some other features I love in these lenses are the waterproof and oleophobic coating. It helps repel oil from skin and water and makes the lens easier to clean. They also include a no glare on the back to help eliminate eye fatigue and a scratch resistance to protect the life of the lens. The last feature of the lens is a mirror on the front surface of the lens to help with overhead glare and “squints”. Our Opticians can help you choose the best lens color for your favorite outdoor activities. Now for the frames, as you can see from the picture below, Maui Jim uses color if you are looking for something a little more fashion forward. They are also available in basic tortoise and black if you want to keep it simple as well. Our Opticians in The Optical Shop are not afraid to help you with the right choice. It is our pleasure to serve our customers. They come first.
COSTA DEL MAR
Now let’s explore the brand Costa Del Mar. Costa Del Mar has taken a different direction than Maui Jim. They have three lens types to choose from. All three wipe out 99.9 % of glare and blocks 100% of the harmful UV. The top lens in Costa is the 580G. It’s a lightweight glass lens. The clarity in this lens in unbelievable. It’s 20% thinner and 22% lighter than average polarized glass. These lenses reduce haze and blur while enhancing color definition and unmatched clarity. You can order the lenses with or without mirror on the front and with or without no glare on the back. For those who prefer a little less weight they offer the 580P it is an impact and scratch resistant lens. You can still get all the bells and whistles of the 580G. The last lens they offer is the 400G. This lens is still as lightweight as the 580G but the clarity and sharpness of colors are reduced in this lens. All of these lenses are loved by fisherman. They have such a variety of mirrors and lens colors to choose from. Our Opticians will help you choose just the right kind that fits your lifestyle needs. As far as the frame, you can see we like to have fun from our picture below. Costa Del Mar has several frames available in camo and several other camo colors. Costa Del Mar is definitely not afraid to use colors like purple and blue, but they also have your basic colors such as black or brown for those of you who are more conservative. Our Opticians are the best, and they will help you get the best protection for your eyes while looking good in the process!
Last and definitely not least, is the well-known brand of sunglasses, Rayban! Rayban is more for the fashion forward people out there! They do offer UV protected lenses and in some cases polarized lenses! Rayban even offers mirrored lenses as well. Rayban puts a lot their work into the fashion of their frames. They are not afraid of the something different as you can tell from the picture below. They call these sunglasses a Denim Wayfarer. These frames are a lot of fun, and our customers love them! Rayban has many styles, pretty much any color, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes! Come by check them out! Come browse The Optical Shop at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center in Zachary, Louisiana!
These three examples are our hottest selling items this summer, but these are just a few samples of the lines we carry. Come see all we have to offer. Come in and see your favorite Optician today! Let them help you make a selection that will keep you in the latest style and fashion, while protecting your vision at the same time!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
Lisa Smith, Optician, Optical Manager
Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center
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2421 Church Street, Zachary, LA 70791
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