Mt Tam Optometric Center beautiful new Optical stocks well over 1,000 frames. This allows us to carry frames representing the hottest new trends to the classics that never seem to go out of style. We are constantly on the lookout for the latest new looks in the high fashion centers of the world. We then search through the newest releases by different designers and companies to find those that best provide ”The Look” in a good quality frame for a reasonable price.
Why Zeiss Lenses?
After many years of research, we at Mt Tam Optometric Center can comfortably say that there are a lot of great lens products out there. Having said that, we are devotes of Zeiss because they are the only company that provides the whole package.
- To achieve the most optimal and comfortable vision possible, it is not enough to have a good Rx. You must also be able to measure and correct for higher order aberrations. To do this, we utilize the Zeiss i.Profilerplus® to make the measurements and create an i.Scription® to correct for them.
- It is only possible to correct for these aberrations if you can measure the lens position in the frame you picked after it has been adjusted to fit your face. It is for this reason that we use the Zeiss i.Terminal® 2 to make those measurements to a tenth of a millimeter and a fraction of a degree.
- Last of all, it is important that the correct design of lens is chosen to allow you to comfortably complete your visual tasks. Because Zeiss offers the most , we are better able to fulfill all of your visual needs. It is because we utilize this latest technology and that we work with our patients to determine the best possible design options that we can claim to be a “Zeiss Center of Excellence”.
You’re working smarter, but your eyes are working harder.
Smart phones and tablets have become essential to your life. But your eyes weren’t designed for digital screens, or the constant refocusing from the screen that comes with frequent smart phone and tablet use. The result: your eyes get tired faster. That’s why 70% of U.S. adults suffer from Digital Eye Strain. And if you’re wearing distance-only glasses or none at all, you’re not getting the relief you need.
We at Mt Tam Optometric Center are thrilled with the Zeiss Digital Lens, the latest design addition to their already in depth selection. This is the first design created specifically for your digital lifestyle. Only ZEISS Digital lets your eyes move easily between your digital world and the real world – and see both with clarity and comfort.
ZEISS Digital Lens gives you a wide, clear view of the world around you, plus an area of extra focusing power designed specifically for viewing digital devices.
- Easier focusing on your devices
- Relief from Digital Eye Strain
- Clarity for all activities, all day
Contact us at Mt Tam Optometric Center to get the relief you have been looking for.
Digital Eye Strain affects millions of people every day. Are you one of them?
- Do you use a computer or digital device more than two hours per day?
- Do you suffer from dry or tired eyes?
- Do you experience head, neck or back pain during these activities?
- Do these pictures look familiar?
If so, you may be suffering from Digital Eye Strain.
Mt Tam Optometric Center can provide you a customized eyeglass design that can help your eyes stay comfortable at a computer and in other up-close activities: the ZEISS Officelens.
The right tool for the task.
Digital Eye Strain is often the result of wearing lenses with inadequate intermediate vision, which is vital for computer work. Digital Eye Strain results not only in eye problems but can also impact other parts of the body.
Reading Lenses offer no intermediate vision.
Result: Wearers lean in toward the screen to see clearly, creating an unnecessary strain to neck and back
General-purpose Progressive Lenses offer a narrow intermediate located below eye level.
Result: Wearers lift their heads to view the screen, causing a strained neck and shoulder muscles.
Unlike reading lenses or ordinary progressives, the ZEISS Officelens is designed specifically to solve this problem by letting you personalize your vision based on your needs. Our opticians at Mt Tam Optometric Center like to describe it as being able to choose between 2, 3 or 4 lenses in your eyeglasses.
The “Officelens Book” is like having two lenses, the bottom one is focused at the reading distance and the top one is focused at the computer distance.
The “Officelens Desk” is like having three lenses, the bottom one is focused at the reading distance, the middle one is focused at the computer distance, and the top one is focused five to six feet out so you can recognize who is sitting across the table or desk from you.
The “Officelens Room” is like having four lenses, the bottom one is focused at the reading distance, the next one up is focused at the computer distance, followed by one that is focused five to six feet out. The top lens is focused farther out so you can see a presentation in a moderately sized room or recognize somebody walking towards your office space.
The Zeiss Officelens is not just for the office. It can provide clearer, more comfortable vision for many other near and intermediate activities like cooking, gardening, gaming, etc.
We can help you choose which of these working distance options is right for you. Contact us at Mt Tam Optometric Center and let us make your life easier. Put an end to Digital Eye Strain and get clear, relaxed vision all day long.
Choosing the correct Progressive Design can be a veritable mine field for patients. We have had Progressive lenses now for over thirty years. That means that there are over four hundred different Progressive Designs available. Some are good, Some not so.
With the introduction of the ZEISS Progressive Individual® 2, we at Mt Tam Optometric Center can finally fine tune a personalized correction for you based on your visual needs and frame selection.
First our Opticians can customize your lens based on your visual needs by choosing a design that is weighted more for computer vision, near vision, or a balanced combination of both.
Next the prescription our doctor writes for you is completely personalized for your eyes thanks to the i.Profilerplus®. Most Progressive lenses use the same basic design and optics for many different prescriptions. The ZEISS Progressive Individual® 2 lenses that we will create for you will be designed precisely for your prescription, and manufactured with the legendary ZEISS precision for superior performance.
Last of all, the lens design will be optimized for the frame you select and how you like to wear it on your face thanks to the measurements we take with the I.Terminal® 2. No longer do you have to worry about if the frame too large or too small.
It’s Only by ZEISS
Only select practices like Mt Tam Optometric Center have been certified to fit this advanced lens and become a “ZEISS Center of Excellence”. Trust our experience and knowledge to create a Zeiss Individual® 2 lens that is perfect for just one person – you.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision lenses are a pretty simple design. Our opticians at Mt Tam Optometric Center are often asked, “How can one single vision lens be different from another?”. The answer is i.Scription®.
i.Scription® is a revolutionary new technology by ZEISS that determines the unique requirements of your eyes with far greater precision than standard methods, resulting in eyeglass lenses more attuned to your vision needs than any other lenses available today.
The i.Scription® difference begins with the eye exam. With the i.Profilerplus®, our doctors examine your pupil under multiple lighting conditions, and can detect even the smallest impediments to achieving optimal vision. We then create an I.Scription® to be used in ZEISS personalized lenses to provide you the best possible vision.
Vision on the road is critical to your safety.
No matter what type of driving you do, seeing clearly can be challenging for almost any driver. Driving is hazardous enough without also having to worry about your vision.
- Is it hard for you to see objects quickly when driving in low light conditions like rain, twilight, or night?
- Are you bothered by glare from oncoming headlights?
- Do your current glasses give you problems when scanning the road, mirrors, and dashboard?
We hear these concerns everyday at Mt Tam Optometric Center so we were thrilled when ZEISS released the DriveSafe® lens. This state of the art lens design takes advantage of the additional information provided by iScription® (link to iScription) to provide the best possible driving vision in all types of light and weather conditions. Let us make life safer for you and yours with Drive Safe DriveSafe® lenses.
Blueprotect AR Lenses
Blue-violet light: A health threat hiding in plain sight.
Most of you know that the two greatest risk factors for cataracts and macular degeneration are a long life and exposure to UV radiation (hope you and your kids are wearing those sunglasses).
Recent studies have shown that exposure to blue-violet light can affect your eyes and your health. And the threat is increasing as we are exposed to increasing levels of blue-violet light. Why you ask, because blue-violet light is given off in greater amounts by smartphones, tablets, computers, TV’s, and LED or CFL lighting.
In addition to all that, viewing digital devices at night has been shown to disrupt the brain’s production of melatonin, which can result in sleep disturbances.
It is for these reasons and the fact that our children are expected to live longer than us and will spend much greater percentage of their time on digital devices, that we are prescribing a ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect® Anti-Reflective Coating for all of our young patients. We also encourage it for all adults who spend a significant part of their work day on digital devices or like to read themselves asleep at night on their tablets.
Help us at Mt Tam Optometric Center protect your future vision and that of those you love with ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect® Anti-Reflective Coating.
What is an Anti-Reflective Lens?
Clarity in an Anti-Reflective (AR) lens is measured by the amount of light reflected from the lens surface. The fewer the reflections, the greater the clarity. This means your vision is sharper in high-glare conditions such as driving at night or working on your computer, and others can see your eyes more clearly.
For a lens to be clear, it needs to be free of scratches. ZEISS DuraVision Platinum® is three times tougher on scratches compared to conventional AR lenses, thanks to an integrated system of densely-packed coating layers on the lens surface.
No matter how careful you are, your lenses will inevitably be exposed to dirt and smudges. That’s why ZEISS incorporates advanced technology to keep your lenses cleaner, longer.
It is for these reasons that Mt Tam Optometric Center uses Anti-Reflective lenses for every pair of glasses we make. It is also for these reasons that we use ZEISS DuraVision Platinum®, the Anti-Reflective lenses setting a new standard for clarity, cleanability and toughness. Made by the company that invented anti-reflective lenses.
What do they mean by Lens Design?
We at Mt Tam Optometric Center have been pushing the idea of “Lens Design” for a long time now. It is not enough to have just an Rx for glasses. If you look at what an Rx really is, it is just the amount of sphere, astigmatism, and the axis that is needed to allow you to see at twenty feet and at a reading distance of nineteen inches. That may have been good enough for our parents, but our world is a much different place with far greater and more varied visual demands.
As you work with our Doctors and our Optical Staff, they will be creating a picture of what your unique visual needs and desires are. Some examples of what we look at are:
- How much time do you spend on the computer each day?
- Is it a desk top computer, a laptop, a tablet, a smart phone or some combination of the above?
- How many monitors are you looking at, what size are they, where are they located and how far are they from you, etc.?
- Are you a musician, what instruments, do you read music and how far is it usually from you?
- What sports do you do and at what level of skill? The requirements of the weekend warrior is far different from the professional. We work with them all.
- Do you have problems driving at night, is glare and flare an issue, do you have problems recovering from bright headlights?
The next step is to help you select the right type of lens or combination of lenses to fit those needs. As you look through the various types of lenses, you will see that they all have certain strengths, and weaknesses. Once done you need to look at lens coatings. We put combination Anti-Reflection/Scratch Resistant coatings on all our lenses to make them work optimally and to protect your investment. Having said that, if you spend much of your day on smart phones and computers, that coating should also be a blue blocker to protect your eyes. Another consideration is frame shape. Do you want a wrap design to better protect your eyes or a flatter design to reduce peripheral distortion. You are getting there but you still have to look at tints. Do you want just clear lenses or PhotoFusion® lenses that change from clear to darker and back depending on the conditions. Do you need sunglasses? Is it for fashion or for sport? If for a sport, which tint is optimal?
Once all of this has been determined, then the original Rx has to be modified based on your choices and the measurements taken by the I.Terminal®2 with the frame you selected.
Does Lens Design add a lot to just a frame and an Rx? Absolutely! Let us at Mt Tam Optometric Center put it all together for you with a personalized Lens Design.
Every eye is as unique as a human fingerprint. With i.Profilerplus® by ZEISS, more than 2,500 reference points within your eye are examined to produce an extremely detailed vision profile. Unlike traditional exams, varying light conditions are also taken into account to provide customized vision, both day and night. To do this your comprehensive information is used to create a refined prescription, or i.Scription®, that perfectly matches your unique vision profile. The eyeglass lenses that are made utilizing this in a ZEISS lab are produced to an accuracy far higher than seen in traditional eyeglass lenses and are personalized especially for your unique vision needs.
Put it all together and vision problems such as blurry vision, halos, and visual discomfort can be recognized and reduced. Eyeglass lenses with i.Scription® technology can improve color and contrast, as well as vision at night and in low-light, giving you your best vision possible.
Set up an appointment today with Mt Tam Optometric Center to get your i.Scription® and see what you have been missing.
Your face and your frames affect your vision. With technology by ZEISS, Mt Tam Optometric Center can bring it all together.
Proper lens placement within your chosen frames is as important as an accurate prescription. Proper lens positioning minimizes headaches, incorrect body posture, and eye strain. Many details need to be taken into account, such as the distance between the eyes and pupils, the proportions of the face, the tilt and wrap of the frames, and even posture, to accurately position the lenses within the frames. Without these measurements, up to 40% of valuable visual acuity can be lost. This is important for single vision lenses and especially important for progressive lenses.
With the i.Terminal® 2 by ZEISS, all of the necessary measurements are captured in only 60 seconds to a precision of 1/10th of a millimeter and a fraction of a degree. This allows us to create the best possible lenses made for your unique features and frame selection.
Your vision challenges are unique and the solution should be too. Contact Mt Tam Optometric Center today to get your ZEISS precision lenses personalized for more relaxed vision.