Choosing A Correct Lens


Single Vision

With single vision you only have one power thru the lens, so the choice in lenses should be easy right? Although the options are much less than a  multifocal lens, you still have some decisions to make. A classic plastic single vision lens will get the job done, but there are also digital lenses that you can choose from. So why go with a digital single vision lens?  They provide the clearest possible vision, are customizable to how the lenses sit in the frame, and how the frame sits on your face. Think of a digital lens as a high definition television, same concept as a regular TV, with better picture. Ask your eye care professional today about your options!



Lined Bifocal

A two power lens known for the distinct lined separation between corrective distant vision, and close reading vision. Benefits to this style of lens is that it has a larger viewing area for reading, and the transition from distance to close up reading is easy for most.

Lined Trifocal

A three power lens known for the distinct lined separation between corrective distant, intermediate, and close reading vision. Benefits to this lens style is that it corrects for intermediate distance, which includes computer distance along with distant and close-up correction. The separation of the distances is distinct, and easy to transition to for most.



Progressive or No-line Lenses

The most obvious difference in a progressive lens is the lack of line. As we reach a certain age, typically around 40, we need correction to assist with near vision.  Many people fear that the lined bifocal will age their appearance. Progressive lenses are becoming more popular for this reason, and with many different types of lenses you will want the help of an eye care professional to decide which style of lens best suites your needs. 

More clinically the difference is that there are many different powers within progressive lenses that transition from your corrective distance down to your reading power, with your intermediate in-between. The progression allows for a more natural seamless movement of the eye and head to adjust from distant to close objects. This eliminates the head bob that lined bifocal wearers often do in order to determine where in the lens they need to look through in order to focus.



Computer Lenses

Just as the name suggests this lens is ideal for those that need to focus on their near surroundings, such as a computer screen. Perfect for those that work long hours at a desk or cubical as these lenses provide a wide range of clear near viewing. With an optical depth of about 5-10 feet this lens has a much wider viewing area than traditional reading glasses. Also great for people that work on multiple monitors. 

Occupations that this lens compliments:

  • accountant
  • Post office Clerk 
  • software engineer
  • lab technician
  • chemist
  • pianist
  • data entry clerk
  • graphic designer

Work Space Lens

A Work Space lens is best for those that work in a dynamic environment, meaning they need the clear near vision, but also some mid-distance vision. In today’s world a large majority of work is done on a computer, however in many occupations it is necessary be able to look up and see who walked in the door, or sit across from someone and have a conversation. The work space lens will provide you with just that capability. This highly sophisticated lens allows for great near vision, as well as clear distance vision for 10-15 feet. Perfect for people that move around their workplace throughout the day.

Occupations that this lens compliments:

  • Nurse
  • Optician
  • Surgeon
  • florist
  • Receptionist
  • Hairdresser
  • Chef
  • Sales clerk