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Practice Name

Ritter-Hagee Doctors Of Optometry

Primary Location
9912 Carver Road Ste. 101
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-984-0202

Office Hours

Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
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Lens Manufacturing

Optical lenses are customized to match your refractive error and face shape. The process begins with a round button of plastic called a blank. At an off-site lab, this blank is ground to a specific power. This blank may be made of any number of materials, each having its own properties. For example a type of plastic called CR-39 tends to have excellent optical qualities but is slightly bulkier. Polycarbonate and Trivex tend to be thinner, more lightweight, and have improved impact-resistance. This makes these polymers excellent for usage in thick prescriptions, or for sports or safety glasses. While less common, glass lenses have some of the sharpest optics available, but are very heavy and can shatter if struck hard enough. Glass is usually used more in telescopes, camera lenses, and binoculars.

Once your power is ground into the blank, it is sent to our on-site finishing lab. We use a computerized edger to custom grind and bevel the lens to fit into its new home, your eyeglass frame.

Here are some additional considerations you may want to make before determining what you want from your new eyeglasses:

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses have the ability to rapidly change from clear indoor lenses to darkened sunglasses as you step outside. This does away with the need for separate pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses. Recent breakthroughs have allowed these to be produced in almost any material including lightweight polycarbonate materials and the thinnest high index lenses. The lenses are activated by ultraviolet light and will remain dark until the UV light exposure is over. They are a fantastic option for children as well, as they provide excellent protection against the potentially vision-damaging rays of the sun.

High-Index Lenses:

For those who tend to reach the higher limits of prescription power, think “high-index lenses”. This special type of plastic refracts light more efficiently, allowing your lenses to be produced with the thinnest edges possible while preserving superior optics. You can finally toss out those old “Coke-bottle” eyeglasses!

Anti-reflective (AR) coatings:

Breakthroughs in physics have allowed scientists to produce a lens coating that can significantly reduce the amount of glare that reaches the eyes from extraneous light sources. This can greatly cut down on eyestrain while working on a computer or driving at night by eliminating annoying reflections from overhead lighting and unwanted haloes around headlights. There is a certain cosmetic benefit as well; other people will see more of the color of your eyes instead of random reflections. Similar coatings are often used in photographic lenses, computer monitors, televisions, and telescopes.

Lens Tints:

Our laboratory has the ability to add any amount of brown, gray, amber, or rose tint to either your new or old lenses. This is a great way to transform your old eyeglasses into your new prescription sunglasses very quickly and inexpensively.

Scratch Coating:

A high quality coating is provided to help protect from routine wear and tear on your lenses. Some lens materials will have this built in.

Ultraviolet Coating:

A coating is provided on the lens to absorb the damaging UV rays from the sun. A lifetime of UV exposure has been shown to contribute to the formation of cataracts, macular degeneration, eye skin wrinkles and even tumors.

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"My many years as a patient who has struggled with a variety of eye issues has led to unsurpassed gratitude.  I have received excellent eye care from the entire staff.  In addition, special creative solutions have helped my sight immensely!"

- John Dietz  / Cincinnati, OH

Our Locations

Blue Ash Location

9912 Carver Road Ste. 101
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Phone: (513) 984-0202

Monday: 8AM - 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 8AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 5:30PM

Saturday: 8am - 12pm

Landen Location

2091 W. US 22 & 3
Maineville, OH 45039

Phone: (513) 677-8866

Monday: 9AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday: 9AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 9AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 9AM - 5:30PM

Sat: 8am - 12pm

Revolution PHR

Our current clients can schedule their appointment through our client portal system by clicking the box below.

For our new patients, please contact our fantastic staff from one of our two locations to help set up your first appointment.


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