Eyeglasses: Durable and Revolutionary

Eyeglasses have come a long way from the thick plastic frames with fragile glass lenses. Today those that need eyeglasses have numerous options from a variety of stylish frames to durable, specially made lenses. There are new features available on frames that make them able to withstand bending and the occasionally machine washing. Lenses are no longer as delicate as they once were. Today’s lenses are lightweight and scratch proof. Get to know a little about what the eyeglass industry has to offer. This will help you get the most out of your Ameriplan® Vision plan.

Frames used to come in one style, plastic and thick. You can still get plastic frames, but they are stronger and sometimes even flexible. You can also get metal frames that can bend and fold. The styles range from small and simple to stylish and trendy. A special feature available for most frames are spring hinges that allow the frames to bend at the temples without breaking. The numerous choices in frames offers something to fit everyone. The typical Ameriplan® discount on frames is about 50%.

Lenses are high tech these days. You can get special coatings to prevent night time glare, called anti-reflective coating. There are also coating that can prevent your lenses from scratching. Photo chromic lenses change when exposed to ultraviolet light making them into sunglasses. Polycarbonate lenses are some of the strongest available. They can not be shattered or broken very easily. These are just a small sample of the many innovative things that can be done with lenses to make them more durable and useful. Ameriplan® offers up to 50% discount on frames and 20% on extra coatings.

Taking care of your eyeglasses is still important. Even though technology has allowed glasses to become stronger improper care can still result in damage. Always follow your doctors recommendations for the care of your eyeglasses.