The goal of Bay Eye Optical is to meet and exceed your expectations in both
service and products. Because we use only the finest materials and take extra
steps to make sure you will be completely satisfied with your eyewear, we stand
behind the quality of our eyeglasses.
We're not satisfied until you are
satisfied! When you purchase a pair of eyeglasses
from Bay Eye Optical, you automatically receive a full year warranty*. If your
frames or lenses break or do not perform as expected under normal wearing
conditions, we are happy to repair or replace them at no additional cost.
*Budget frames have a 90 day warranty.
Our department employs highly trained, certified opticians to help you make
informed decisions about your eyewear needs. Spend some time with them learning
about your options and the importance of selecting lenses and frames compatible
with your lifestyle. We are here to help you!
The lenses are the most important part of your new eyewear.
Explore your options in a constantly changing area of technology.
Three factors play an important role in your eyeglass prescriptions: lens
materials, lens design, and lens coatings. You need to understand the role of
each of these before you can make an educated decision about your needs.
- Your choices in lens materials--benefits and limitations of each.
|Plastic - Stronger than glass and half the weight. Maximum
comfort and durability. Can be tinted to almost any color and
|High Index - Say good-by to your thick "coke bottle"
lenses! These are lightweight and about 20% thinner than regular
plastic. Includes UV protection and scratch resistance.
|Polycarbonate - Most impact resistant material. Lens of
choice for children and athletes because they are shatterproof and
lightweight. Includes UV protection and scratch resistance.
|Photochromic - Lenses that change from nearly clear indoors to
darker brown, gray, or green when outdoors. Available in plastic and
glass, these are a good choice if you are in and out of doors many times
during the day.
|Glass - Traditional material with superior optics. Very
scratch resistant, but can be very heavy in some prescriptions.
LENS DESIGN - The ultimate goal is
to allow everyone to have clear vision for distance, intermediate zones, and
for reading. How do you get there?
|Single Vision - Lenses with only a distance or near prescription,
but not both. Popular choice for occupational glasses (computer
glasses, reading glasses).|
|Bifocal Lenses - Lenses with a prescription at the top for
distance and a line with a prescription for reading on the bottom.|
|Trifocal Lenses - Lens segments ground separately to give clear
vision close up, far away, and in between. Useful for occupational
tasks because they offer wide near and intermediate zones. Ideal for
plumbers, painters, carpenters, electricians, etc.|
|Progressive Lenses - Also known as "no-lines".
The distance portion is at the lens top, just as in a bifocal, but instead
of a line telling the wearer where the near portion is, there is a gradual
change in focus from arm-length all the way to reading distance.
Progressive lens wearers just move their eyes to the proper part of the
lens to look at different distances.|
- Problems with glare? Problems with scratched lenses? Worried about UV
protection? Current technology offers solutions to many of these concerns.
|Anti-Reflective - With uncoated lenses, most patients see dull
ghost images from reflections off the inside surfaces of the lens.
These are more visible at night, especially when driving, but A/R coating
virtually eliminates this reflection. By allowing all available
light to pass through the lens, A/R coating reduces eyestrain produced by
glare and reflection from headlights and computer monitors, increases
contrast and improves clarity. This enables others to see your eyes
more clearly also. In short, this coating allows you to see better
and to be seen better. An excellent choice for public speakers,
those working with computers, or anyone experiencing difficulty driving at
|Scratch Resistance - A clear lens option that when added to
standard plastic lenses will dramatically reduce the chance of scratches
to the lens.|
|UV Coating - Blocks UVA, UVB, and UVC bands of ultraviolet light
waves. Effective in reducing the risk of cataract development.|
|Tinted Lenses - Plastic lenses may be tinted any color.
Some tints enhance contrast sensitivity, allowing the eye to see greater
definition between colors. Other tints reduce the strain on eyes
caused by glare.|
Select from a wide variety of in stock frames. Budget to
designer--you're sure to find one that's "just right!"
Bay Eye has the latest styles of frames from some of today's more popular
designers. We are certain that you can find a frame that not only fits your
sense of style, but your budget also. In addition to the style of frame, you
also need to consider what type of frame is best for your lifestyle.
Some things to know about frame
METAL - Durable and stylish.
Less expensive metal frames are made of a mix of metals that includes
nickel. These can corrode from contact with skin oils and sweat.
TITANIUM MATERIAL - Lightweight for comfort, durable and
hypoallergenic. Excellent choice for progressive lenses.
SPRING HINGES - Durable. Excellent for children and
those tough on eyewear. Helps keep frames in alignment and reduces need for
FLEXON - Metal with memory. It will return to its shape
even after bending and twisting.
PLASTIC - Lightweight. Great variety of colors,
comparatively inexpensive. They do become brittle over time.