Buda Glasses Lens Services

lensservices_pserviceLens Features

Please note that we can do many prescriptions within an hour with our in-house etching lab!

Convenience and accuracy with Visioffice!

The Visioffice machine at our practice allows us to make measurements up to .10 of a millimeter in accuracy. To make it even more convenient, we offer many prescriptions within an hour with our in-house edging lab.

Spectacle Lenses

With Spectacle Lenses, there is a wide range of available features.  New technologies has brought us a range in lens power that is virtually unlimited.  However, not all available features are right for all of our patients.  As such, we provide you with a brief discussion of each of these features so when you visit our office you will have some ideas of what features might work best for you.  We will discuss all of these and how they fit your needs.

Fixed Tints

Lenses are often tinted for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes the color is  just accent to the already stylish frame. Other times the patient is super sensitive to bright light (Photophobia).  Migraine headaches or severe allergies are a few of the reasons for this. 

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. 

Sunglasses

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.

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 Sun Lenses

Xperio polarized lenses

Polarizing sunglasses eliminates reflected glare from wet road surfaces, bumpers, windshields and water on the road, lakes and rivers.  This is particularly useful for drivers, boaters, fishermen, hunters and many other outdoor activities. 

 

Varilux Lenses

At Buda Vision Source we carry various Varilux lenses such as the S Fit progressive. To learn more about Varilux lenses please visit the Varilux website We also use Crizal Anti-reflective coatings and Transitions lenses.

Check out the videos below to see how these two amazing technologies work!

Yellow Lenses and Hunters

Hunters tend to like yellow or orange lenses since they increase contrast during the daybreak hours or twilight hours. During those hours the sun is at its greatest angle with the earth and therefore light passes through a denser atmosphere.  As such, light is more bluish during those hours.  As this bluish light passes through a yellow lens, the blue wavelength is filtered out and only the remaining colors can go through. Since the blue light can’t get through the lens,  blue objects appear to be darker or even black.  That increases contrast against all the other colors. 

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.  However, if you are sensitive to bright light and prefer a comfortable light tint indoors and you want moderate darkening in the car, then you should use Transitions XTRActive. 

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

When 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.

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.

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  • Kathy M.

    Such a great experience! Dr. Benham took his time, explained all the tests and what each test might indicate. Very knowledgeable. The office staff were courteous and very helpful in choosing my frames. I will continue going to Buda Vision Source.

  • Karen L.

    Went to Buda Vision Source yesterday. Convenient location and great service. The staff and doctor are knowledgeable and friendly. Doctor is young, personable and very up-to-date. Had a great assortment of frames to choose from. No need to go into Austin anymore. This place is going to do a great business out here in Buda. I highly recommend it!

  • David and Brenda R.

    We are new to the Hill Country and read the reviews about Buda Vision Source. We tried them out because of all the positive reviews and were totally satisfied! Great group of people at the front desk and Dr. Benham was very professional with these sets of aging eyes! We will be using them for a long time, I'm sure!!

  • Shelly B.

    Dr. Benham is very knowledgeable and thorough! His assistants are helpful and answer all my questions with confidence. I'd highly recommend this crew!

  • D Y.

    Dr. Benham and the staff at Buda Vision Source are professional, thorough and friendly. My first visit (Feb '14) was great, they treated me like I had been with them for years. I walked in with plenty of questions but never had to ask them because of how thorough Dr. Brenham was, he not only answered questions I had, he even answered some I hadn't even considered.

  • James S.

    Without question, this was the best experience I’ve had at any optometrists. Dr. Benham was extremely kind and very patient when I asked questions. I really appreciated his patients.

  • A Google User

    Dr. Benham is very knowledgeable and thorough! His assistants are helpful and answer all my questions with confidence. I'd highly recommend this crew!

  • JR W.

    I saw dr. benham on may 23 for contacts and glasses exam. he was very informative and friendly. he explained different brands of contacts to me as my usual brand was not cutting it.he recomended a new type for me to try that i really like. the office was clean and nicely arranged with a good selection of glasses. the staff was also very helpful and friendly. i highly recommend dr. benham and buda vision source.

  • Sherri D.

    I saw Dr. Benham on February 18, 2014. The office staff is very friendly, the office is super clean, and Dr. Benham explained to me thoroughly the changes in my vision that are occurring naturally due to age. I am not new to glasses, but I was getting my 1st pair of bi-focals (ugh!) and so I had a lot of questions, all which were answered completely. I never felt rushed. The doctor has a great manner and seems to really enjoy what he does. I used a Groupon for my visit that was a flat price for an exam, frames, and lenses (up to a certain dollar amount) and this made the visit an excellent value.

    My only "complaint" would be the choice of frames. The frames in the affordable range (under $80) were nice looking but there weren't too many varieties to choose from. I would have liked to have had a broader selection of frames under $50, especially considering the options these days for online sources for low cost frames. If I had not been using the Groupon, I still would have gone to Buda Vision Source for my exam but probably would have taken my prescription and shopped elsewhere for cheaper frames.

    I took my teenage son in that same day for his exam and glasses and he is very happy. It was his first pair of glasses and the staff was very patient with all of his questions. Also, they had his glasses ready in under 30 minutes! Amazing.

  • Eric P.

    Would easily recommend to others.

    Great staff and nice, modern office setting. Very clean.

    Dr Benham took the time to careful explain everything happening in everyday terms and the next steps needed. I was not pushed to purchase anything from them directly...even though they have a great selection of eye ware and contacts.

    I will return anytime I have vision needs.