Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, your eye care provider can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function and design.
Single Vision Lenses
Single vision lenses are used to correct distance or near vision depending on your prescription needs. In some cases, patients have more than one pair of single vision lenses to correct for different distances or different activities.
Bifocal lenses are used to correct both distance and near vision by placing an added reading power at the bottom of the lens allowing the patient to see both up close and far.
Progressive lenses are used to correct distance, intermediate and near vision. Progressive lens design gradually increases power towards the bottom of the lenses to allow the patient to see anything from 20 feet to 12-16 inches. Progressive do not have a line like bifocal lenses.
Safety lenses can be made into any lens design (single vision, bifocal, progressive), and meet the requirements and safety standards the patient or occupation may require. Safety lenses are thicker than routine lenses to provide extra protection within the lens. They are also marked to indicate that they meet safety requirements.
Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter annoying glare and reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.