“If at first you don’t succeed…” quickly emerged as the theme of our recent conversation with Stephanie Armstrong, an optician at Eastchase Eye Experts in Fort Worth, Texas. After decades of trying to find photochromic lenses that were responsive and comfortable, she’d abandoned the idea of ever finding ones that would work for her. Until she tried SunSync Elite Light-Reactive Lenses.
Q: What kind of impact have they made on your life?
A: Well, they’ve sure made life a lot easier! I have the SunSync Elite XT version, and they’re so responsive and comfortable, it’s amazing! I literally forget that I’m wearing them sometimes. One day, I got into the car and looked in the rearview mirror to discover they were already on, and they were darkening before my eyes! I also love how they get extra-dark outside, but they don’t “feel” extra dark – everything looks so natural in all types of lighting.
They’ve sure made life a lot easier! I have the SunSync Elite XT version, and they’re so responsive and comfortable, it’s amazing! I literally forget that I’m wearing them sometimes. I also love how they get extra-dark outside, but they don’t “feel” extra dark – everything looks so natural in all types of lighting.
Q: Have you been sharing your SunSync Elite & Elite XT success with friends and family?
A: You bet, I’ve told everyone I know! I’ve also been recommending them to our patients since the moment I fell in love with them. At the practice, I only recommend Unity Via for progressives, and now these new SunSync Elite and Elite XT lenses for a light-reactive enhancement because they are the best. There’s just no comparison. With photochromic lenses, you either love them or you don’t. But with SunSync Elite and Elite XT, seeing really is believing. For patients who aren’t familiar with light-reactive lenses, I show them the SunSync Elite demo lens—then, they want them right away! Folks who’ve tried photochromics in the past have had mostly bad experiences. Once they try these, they’re just as surprised and excited to discover SunSync Elite and Elite XT as I was!
Q: Speaking of Unity Via, how did you get to be such a fan of these progressives?
A: Well, I’ve been wearing progressives for 20 years and been working in the eyecare business since 2003. I’ve worn all kinds of lenses and Unity Via is the best progressive. What I like most is that they have a wider corridor, so I don’t have to move my head around at all. And they were very easy to get used to, I didn’t have any issues adapting at all.
Q: It sounds like you’re really happy with these brands. Any other advice for patients when choosing lenses or enhancements?
A: Yes – make sure you consult a reputable eyecare practice and work with an optometrist and optician who really understand your lifestyle, needs and concerns. And one that carries the best brands so you can optimize your vision. It makes all the difference.
An optician for 18 years, Stephanie Armstrong serves patients’ eyewear needs at Eastchase Eye Experts in Fort Worth, Texas. The opinions expressed here are her own.
Information received through the SunSync Light-Reactive Lenses blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice, medical recommendations, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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