When we admire a beautiful painting, the frame around it is but an accessory. It is the picture that speaks. Similarly, despite the fact that most of us spend more time picking out the frames of our spectacles, we need to remember that it is the lenses in the frame that will make our vision better. So it is worth our while to spend some thought and time in picking out the right lenses for our needs.
We need different kinds of lenses for different requirements. Broadly, to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and as we age, we need special lenses with two or more focal points to help us see things both near us and far away.
When spectacles were first used the only material available for the lenses was glass. The basic science behind glasses is that when light passes through the glass, based on the curvature and Refractive Index, it bends and the angle at which it bends allows the image to fall on the correct part of the retina in our eyes to enable us to see. But while glass is excellent as a medium to allow light to pass through, it is also very fragile and brittle. If glasses broke while the wearer had them on, it could cause grave injury to the eyes. So a lot of scientific research began to find a replacement for glass as a material for optical lenses.
This advancement in science resulted in the invention of plastic lenses. These are very light – less than half the weight of glass lenses; less prone to breakage and the optical qualities are excellent. Today, the technology that gave us plastic lenses has advanced so much that the kind of plastics available – called polycarbonates – come with many more advantages. Polycarbonate lenses were initially developed to make the helmet visors for Air Force fighter pilots. These are even lighter and stronger than the first generation of plastic lenses. With greater strength and impact resistance, these are a boon for sportspersons and children.
But the market is growing more demanding by the day. Today, Trivex and High-index plastic lenses are thinner, lighter, have a higher index of refraction and can take on many of the coatings and treatments available that make them stronger and offer the wearer better vision and greater comfort.
The Titan Options
At Titan, you will find a wide range of options with the possibility for customization to suit your unique requirements. With in-house manufacturing that uses digital free form technology, you are assured of 100 percent power precision. Titan uses the best materials be it the basic, Polycarbonate or Ultra-thin lenses and combines it with the best possible anti-reflective coatings.
Choose Your Coatings
Once you have picked the right pair of lenses to suit your lifestyle needs, take a look at the state-of-the-art coatings we have on offer. For the ultimate protection in your day-to-day life, pick the Ozone Protection that comes with full UV protection. The more time we spend in front of our devices, the more digital fatigue, a common side effect, we experience that can be avoided with the Blue coating that protects from harmful blue rays. The dust, smudge and water repellent coating will keep your lenses clean while the anti-reflective coating and scratch-resistant coating will improve your visual clarity.
Your sunglasses are no different, also needing additional coatings to help protect your eyes. While polarized lenses block any glare caused by reflecting light, mirrored lenses reflect light away thereby reducing glare and giving you brighter vision. If you’re looking for a single pair of frames to serve both purposes, pick photochromic lenses that darken depending on how bright it is.
With something for everyone, you will be able to find the right coating for you.
Choose Your Progressives
When it comes to progressives, at Titan you will find the correct mix of cost-effectiveness and latest hi-tech options offering a sharp vision for all distances, vision corridor with ease of adaptation, driving comfort and customization. Titan progressives have the widest range meeting the three main requirements of multi-functionality, comfort and affordability. Take your pick from these options:
With the highest level of customization designed using the latest technology keeping your individual needs and habits in mind. The curvature and angle of the lens are customized depending on the frame picked. All these factors ensure that you adapt easily to progressives and there is no swim-effect.
For a (customized) visual experience close to single vision. With sharp vision at all distances, these lenses can really ease the process of your adaptation to progressive lenses. The intermediate corridor width ensures that there is the least distortion of peripheral vision. With balanced binocular vision, the visual experience is as close as it can be to single vision lenses.
RVD lenses offering the best comfort for intermediate and near vision. The ease of adaptation from single vision lenses is assured with sharp vision at all distances. These lenses are rated 4-star in the level of customization ensuring a truly spectacular experience.
Offering advanced design for all visual zones it comes with balanced binocular vision, advanced design for all visual zones and comes with the first level of default customization.
Good design for all corridors making it easy to adapt to progressives. The images are sharp at all distances. The corridor width gets a 3-star rating.
With balanced corridors, ease of adaptation, intermediate corridor width and driving comfort, these are ideal for someone just getting into progressives.
Best value progressives, these are the entry level progressive lens with moderate intermediate zones.