How to Protect Your Eyes From the Negative Effects of Blue Light

Today’s gadgets and devices are placing demands on your eyes that they are not equipped to handle naturally. Our society seeks efficiency and convenience, yet the very devices that bring those benefits have a downside, especially eye fatigue. By reducing the amount of blue light that enters the eye, you will  increase your comfort level and reduce eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and other related chronic discomfort.

Hoya Recharge anti-reflective treatment reduces blue light emitted by electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs and even energy efficient light bulbs by 10 percent compared to conventional anti-reflective treated lenses. (some blue light is important and therefore it is not necessary or desirable to block it all)

Hoya Recharge Anti Reflective Lens treatment is ideal for long lasting eye energy while using eyeryday devices.Book Your Eye Exam Online

Here is what you need to know:

  • School text books are rapidly moving to tablets
  • 72.5% of adults are unaware of the potential dangers of blue light to the eyes
  • 61% of adults experience eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices
  • 2 in 5 Millennials spends at least 9 hours per day on digital devices.

Benefits of Recharge Treatment

  • Blocks up to 10% of harmful blue light waves emitted by electronic devices.
  • Helps alleviate;e eyestrain, headaches, fatigue and blurred vision
  • Can help improve sleep patterns
  • Eliminates reflections, repels dirt and dust, and provides superior scratch resistance.

Our Solution for You from HOYA Progressive Lenses

iD LifeStyle 2 Lenses are made possible by HOYALUX iD technology. They have a patented approach to lens design based on the understanding that no two eyes are exactly the same. Here are two options:


For active individuals who frequently shift their focus between near and far objects.

Clarity lenses are designed to meet the visual needs of those who lead active lifestyles, providing wider and clearer fields of vision when looking ahead and into the distance.

If you’re a sports or outdoor enthusiast – or you’re just “on-the-go” all the time – and fine print is becoming more difficult to read, ask us if Clarity lenses are right for you.


Folks who primarily focus on objects and tasks that are regularly arm’s length away will find Harmony lenses a good choice. Harmony lenses are designed for those who already wear progressive lenses, and are seeking additional comfort with transitions between near, intermediate and distance viewing.

If you frequently perform tasks at arm’s length – like reading a book or using a tablet device – and you’d appreciate a broader, more comfortable near zone of vision to help you see the details, ask us if Harmony lenses are righ

Hoya iD LifeStyle Progressive Lenses

This is our favorite progressive addition lens.

Hoya Lifestyle Progressive Addition Lenses the favorite PAL prescribed by eye doctors in Honolulu.

Benefits of Hoya LifeStyle 2 Lenses

  • Maximum visual acuity and a crisper image perception
  • A noticeably more relaxed vision
  • Stable vision at all times and especially when using modern everyday equipment such as tablets and smart phones.
  • A more accurate correction and thus, better vision.

Do Your Progressive Lenses Make You Dizzy?

Most people can wear their progressive lenses comfortably, there are a number of others who become dizzy and motion sick when they walk around with their eyeglasses. If this sounds like you, ask us about the newest HOYA progressive lens that dramatically improves your quality of vision like no other lens has ever done.

What makes Hoya progressive lenses different?

Are Progressive Lenses and No-Line Bifocals the Same Thing?

If fine print keeps getting fuzzier, you may have presbyopia, a common condition that can be corrected with bifocal lenses. These ‘lined’ lenses let you focus on both near and distant objects, but there is no “in between” viewing area. Plus, everybody stares at those lines across your eyeglasses because bifocals are for “old people” and you are not old!


Benjamin Franklin wear bifocal eyeglasses

The invention of bifocals is credited to Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700’s – that is some old technology! Now, progressive lenses feature an intermediate or ‘transition region’ that allows your eyes to focus in the area in between near and far distances. Progressives, or “no-line bifocals,” have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and far distances, but also smooth, comfortable transitions in between.


A document showing how old bifocals were designed.

Today you can find factory molded progressive lenses at many major retailers and even on the Internet. These old-school progressive lenses are made for average prescription powers, standard fitting parameters, and limited frame sizes. Fortunately, all progressive lenses are not created equal!

What Makes HOYA Progressive Lenses Different?

HOYA has taken a research-oriented approach to progressive lens development. Rather than relying on traditional lens fabrication techniques, they have revolutionized progressive lens design technology, enabling practices like ours to offer more precise vision correction to each and every patient.


In addition they have developed a line of customized progressive lenses, made possible by HOYALUX iD technology. This new technique analyzes and then simulates the way your eyes see. Then using their patented Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) your new lenses are shaped exclusively for the way you view the world. It’s the first technology to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, noticeably wider viewing zones, and the virtual elimination of blurring and swaying sensations in your peripheral vision.


Think about it this way – old technology only utilizes one side of the lens to help you see. HOYA puts both sides of the lens to good use so you can see even better – two sides are better than one!t for you.

Can You See Me Now?

Will you be turning “29 again” this year? If you notice you’re struggling to read fine print or making adjustments between distances you may have a condition called presbyobia. Don’t worry, it’s not scary and believe it or not everyone will get it eventually! Presbyobia most commonly starts to set in around age 40. That’s when you’d consider getting bifocals or readers. No way, you don’t want those glasses hanging on a chain around your neck do you?

What makes Hoya progressive eyeglass lenses different?

Good News! We offer HOYA progressive lenses. HOYA is the technology leader in making lenses that eliminate the need for granny glasses or fumbling around with multiple pairs. If you are sensing a change in your vision and are feeling uncomfortable in situations, like night time driving or adjusting from reading to quickly looking up into the distance let’s talk about:

  • the types of lenses HOYA has for you
  • the technology used to customize your lenses
  • other benefits of HOYA lenses — scratch resistance, protection from blue light, reduce glare, dirt and smudges
  • options for you before presbyopia sets in

We have lenses that can be customized to your lifestyle!

The Hoya iD Lifestyle 2 Lenses (you missed out on LifeStyle 1… they have innovated since!) have two core options: Clarity and Harmony. Clarity lenses are designed to meet the visual needs of those who lead active lifestyles, providing wider and clearer fields of vision when looking ahead and out into the distance. Typically people who are new presbyopes have success with Clarity.

Harmony lenses are designed for those folks who already wear progressive lenses, and are looking to have more balance between all viewing zones – near, intermediate and distance.

Tell us about your vision needs!  We want to celebrate your lifestyle with lenses that work for you.

In your daily life, are you exposed to the sun? Use computers?

This is how we do it… Making a Lens 101.

Frame and lenses ready to be edged
Start with a couple of lens blanks and a frame.

Start with a couple of lens blanks and a frame. Making a lens blank with the correct prescription can take 2-14 days depending on the materials used, special coating and power of the prescription. If the prescription of the lens blank is incorrect or there is a tiny, tiny, scratch…. WE START ALL OVER.

Make sure the right lens goes in the the correct side of the frame.

Make sure the right lens goes in the the correct side of the frame. Reversing the lenses is a BIG, BIG, no-no. Block the lens correctly, or…. WE START ALL OVER.

Tracing a lens prior to edging
Trace the frame to get a pattern of the lens shape.

Trace the frame to get a pattern of the lens shape. If we get a bad trace the lens shape will not fit into the frame. Bad frame = Bad trace = WE START ALL OVER.

Photo of Santinelli edger screen
Plug in all the correct settings to match the prescription

Once the frame is traced, plug in all the correct settings to match the prescription. The distance between the two eyes and the height of the lens placement , how much curve is on the lens will dictate the placement of the lens bevel. All settings must be made correctly at this stage; any error in the calculations… WE START ALL OVER from the beginning.

Lens chucked into a Santinelli edger.
Chuck the lens.

Now we chuck the lens and cross our fingers for a good cut. What can happen? Mechanical failure, cracked/shattered lens, lens can slip while cutting, the lens is cut too small … any error here… WE START ALL OVER.

Taking a eyeglass frame apart.
Disassemble the frame

Start to disassemble the frame so we can insert the finished lens. Don’t lose those little screws. I have spent too much time crawling on the floor looking for a tiny screw. For some unknown reason screws have the capability of jumping many feet.  Imperfections in the frame need to be corrected here… sometimes its easy to take a frame apart but, very hard to reassemble.

Aww shucks… came out a little big. Seems to be a little too big to fit in the frame. We must reinsert the lens into the edger and re-size the lens a little smaller in 0.5mm steps. If we get too aggressive and size the lens too small… Guess what? WE START ALL OVER from the beginning.. Yippee… after a little bit of resizing the lens fits perfect.

Hand edging a lens

The lens needs to be touched up by hand to have that perfect fit and finish. Almost done… can’t screw up here. Otherwise, WE START ALL OVER..


Wrestle with the frame and reinsert the tiny screw. OH YEAH! Don’t scratch that lens with the screw driver. Scratch the lens then we get to … START ALL OVER.


Check to be sure the prescription is correct
Check to be sure the prescription is correct

Check to be sure the prescription is correct and all landmarks are perfect. If the power is incorrect or the lens rotated while it was cut…. we can’t accept the lens and …WE START ALL OVER.

Hopefully, everything goes smooth (Murphy’s Law) and you are ALL PAU.

Anti-Reflective Lenses

Anti-reflective eyeglass lenses have a glare coating that is applied directly over the lens.  It may be applied to any prescription lens and offers several benefits.  Among them, they allow you to see better and to look better.

The Clear Benefits of Anti-Reflective Lenses

Distracting reflections and glare can rob your eyes of up to 14% of available light. Anti-Reflective lenses allow virtually all the available lightto pass through your lenses for sharper, clearer, more comfortable vision. By reducing oncoming glare, anti-reflective lenses allow you to see more clearly at night, especially when driving. Recent tests prove that patients are able to see more clearly with Anti-Reflective lenses,especially at night.

Reduce Eye Strain

Spending long hours at a computer screen, whether at work or play, can dramatically contribute to eye fatigue. In the office where fluorescent light and computer monitors are especially troublesome, the lenses also help to eliminate annoying reflections thereby reducing eye strain and providing sharper, clearer, and more comfortable vision.

Let People See Less Lens And More Of You

Now you can eliminate annoying reflections on the surface of your lenses. Anti-Reflective lenses allow you to see better and look better,while enhancing your ability to communicate with others. The new generation of Anti-Reflection lenses are easier to clean than ever before.

Learn more here  AR_seelookbetter (pdf).

Oakley Prescription Frames and Lenses

We are authorized Oakley dealers.  We carry a full line of Oakley prescription frames, sunglasses and lenses.

Varilux Physio


With Varilux© Physio©, Varilux© brings the corrective power of wavefront, similar to the technology used in laser surgery, to progressive lenses.

After years of research, Varilux has developed an innovative design and manufacturing process W.A.V.E. Technology which literally corrects progressive vision to deliver the sharpest progressive vision.Sharp vision has two key components: Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. By dramatically reducing or eliminating higher order aberrations, Varilux Physio delivers an improvement in contrast sensitivity the ability to see visual details and colors by up to 30%. Varilux Physio is the only lens proven to increase contrast sensitivity in all fields of vision.

The result is an advanced general-purpose lens that delivers unsurpassed progressive performance to all presbyopes. Bring patients even closer to real world  vision with optimal clarity, depth and dimension with Varilux Physio.