Lens/Frames


Lens/Frame Selection

The optical team at SPECS offers a vast collection of both designer eyeglasses and budget eyeglasses. While at some offices it can be overwhelming choosing lenses and frames (while dealing with inexperienced “salespeople”), at SPECS we are highly trained and equipped to make sure your experience is nothing less than perfect! Jeremy selects our latest designer eyewear collections based on quality, the latest fashion trends, and most importantly, functionality. Our knowledgeable staff will assist in your selection all while considering your lifestyle, occupation, and your hobbies. These are important factors when choosing a frame and lens design.

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Three Types of Lens choices:

Progressive:

These are no line multi-focals. Although there are many types, we choose to use the brand Varilux. At SPECS we use the latest and greatest technology brought to us by Varilux progressive lenses (see why Varilux is the popular choice). In our opinion (and millions of others!), Varilux progressives offer you a far superior experience when looking through your eyeglasses.

  • Have you had distortion in your progressives?
  • Have you had issues reading in your progressives?
  • Are you tilting your head back while using the computer?

Unfortunately, these are common annoyances when measured incorrectly or when purchasing “run of the mill” progressives. Our opticians have the experience to correct this.

 

Single Vision:

These lenses are for distance, reading, or computer. The idea here is pretty basic. You may only need a correction for one of the above. Maybe driving at night is giving you an issue. Perhaps you have just turned 40, and your cell phone is not so clear anymore. A single vision lens can correct for this.

 

Multifocal:

The most common multi-focals are either a bi-focal or a tri-focal. Traditionally a bi-focal will have one line towards the bottom and that area will be magnified for reading. The top portion is for your distance. Add one more line to that lens and now you have a tri-focal. The center area of this lens will now assist you in the computer range (about 16mm). Keep in mind that Dr. Camargo can manipulate your prescription to change up the focal points you wish to have.

Coatings/Add-ons:

Our knowledgeable staff will go over your lens material options. You must be aware of the materials you are buying and the purpose of each. We do not want you to be taken advantage of and will help you with these decisions, even if you are not our patient.

 

Anti-glare Coating

We are an authorized Crizal dealer. Crizal will help eliminate most glare that you may be noticing when driving at night, using your computer, or in a room with fluorescent lighting. Crizal has been leading the field with the best anti-glare coating out there. Visit the Crizal website to learn more.

 

Transitions:

These lenses change colors when the sun/UV rays directly impact your glasses. There are two main colors for this: brown and grey. Over the years, technology has advanced and there are other types of transitions that polarize and some that get a little bit darker. Visit the Transitions website to learn more.

 

Polarized Lenses:

These sunglass lenses have a filter that reduces intense light, which, in turn will reduce glare. Polarized lenses are especially helpful during the rainy season, on the water fishing or boating, and while driving, and are extremely helpful for patients that are a bit more sensitive to the bright sun.  There are two main colors: grey and brown.

 

Other Sunglass Options:

There are a few more options when it comes to creating an elite pair of sunglasses, such as adding a mirror or backside anti-glare coating. Please contact our office with any questions.

 


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Hours of Operation

Monday 
10am to 3pm
Tuesday
9am to 7pm
Wednesday
9am to 6pm
Thursday
9am to 7pm
Friday
9am to 1pm

Contact Details

Location:
929 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone:
(727) 898-3155
Fax:
(727) 821-1912

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