7105 Grand Avenue 2E
Gurnee, IL 60031




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Vision Center Hours


Monday and Tuesday 9:30 - 6:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
Sunday Closed

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Lens Material


Lens Features

 can fit your eyeglass frames with a wide range of available lens material and finishes.  Below is a brief description of each of these features. Our staff will discuss which of these features are best suited for your visual needs.



Sunglass colors tend to range from a neutral gray, brown, green and variations of their combinations.  We offer any color or density you can imagine.  Mirror finishes are also available.  Click here for more information.  


 Children's Sunglasses
Children & Sunglasses

Dermatologists tell us that many skin cancers originate from excessive sun exposure.  For younger children, ultra-violet from the sun is even more damaging. This holds true for children's eyes as well as their skin.  We recommend sunglasses for children as well as a cap with a "bill" to protect their young eyes.





Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized Sun Lenses

Reduces annoying or dangerous glare: Provides safety, reduces eye fatigue

Enhances Contrast: Improves visual acuity


Preserves Healthy Eyes: Provices 100% UV protection

Polarized lenses are made from a special polarizing film that is applied in the factory on the front surface of the lens. This film allows light rays to be filtered, consequently improving the vision in strong light conditions. Polarized lenses will protect you from UV rays, glare and intense light. In combination with a reflection-free coating, polarized lenses are ideal for driving, fishing, boating, and other water and snow sports.


Polarized lenses are now the preferred choice by patients as well as the Optometric professionals, as the leading lens for sunglasses.


Fixed Tints
Lenses are often tinted for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the color is just an accent to the already stylish frame. Other times the patient is super sensitive to bright light (Photophobia).   Tinted lenses can help in these situations.  


Tints can be a "solid" color, where the color is the same throughout the lens.  Tints can also be a gradient where the top of the lens is dark and the bottom of the lens is clear.  This is useful for those who are sensitive to overhead fluorescent light but when they are trying to read they want all the light they can get.


Transitions &  Photogray

Transition and Photogray lenses change with the light.  Light from the sun contains ultra-violet wavelengths (over 700 nm).  It is the ultra-violet that creates a change in the chemistry of the lens.  This change causes the lens to darken.  Transition refers to plastic light weight lenses.  Photogray refers to glass lenses.  Both of these photosensitive lenses block over 95% of the ultra-violet rays.  When indoors, and out of the effect from sunlight, the lenses lighten up nearly perfectly clear.  When in your car, the lenses are only about 25% dark due to the fact that the car windshield blocks about 50% of the UV. Transitions come in two densities.  If you prefer clear lenses when you are indoors, the traditional Transitions lens is best for you.    

Hard Coat Finish

A hard coat finish is a coating of silica particles that are baked on the surface of the lenses.  This finish resists scratches and nicks.  This hard coat finish is baked on the front and the back surface of both lenses.  Over a period of time,  the hard coat finish will reduce scratches by approximately 75%. 


Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-reflective Coating (ARC) LensesWhen you look at a high quality camera lens, you will note a purplish sheen to the surface of the lens.  This is an Anti-Reflection (ARC) Coating which is baked on the lens.  This same anti-reflection coating is available in your glasses.  This coating reduces reflections and glare from lights by over 80%.  This feature is particularly useful when driving at night, when there is a multitude of streetlights and car lights that are reflecting off the surfaces of your lenses.  Glare while driving or while on a computer can create a lot of visual discomfort.



Anti-reflective Coating (ARC) Hydrophobic Lenses

Another cool feature of ARC is that it is "Hydrophobic".  This means that water beads up on a lens with ARC on it.  As noted in this example, on the right lens, water beads up and will roll off the lens when it is raining.  Water spreads out on the left lens and makes it impossible to see through it. 


The final feature of ARC is that it also has the hard coat finish built into it.  This gives your lenses the same hard finish as the Hard Coat listed above.


's staff is knowledgeable in the various lens materials and finishes available in today’s marketplace. Let our staff help you find the perfect frame, lens and finish for your specific lifestyle and health conditions.