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Glasses Lenses

The lenses inside your glasses can be customized to all sorts of prescriptions. Below, you’ll find many of the different types of glasses lenses explained.

Single Vision

Bifocal Lenses

Trifocal and Progressive Lenses

 
These are the basic building blocks for prescription glasses, but it gets much more complicated from there. Specific measurements must be taken to ensure that the lenses function to provide the person with clear, comfortable vision. Some people have even more specific visual needs such as lenses to help with shooting or lenses to help cut the glare from night time driving. These modifications to your prescription are designed to enhance your visual performance. Read about some of these specific modifications here – Prescription Enhancements.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal Lenses Bifocal lenses are used for individuals who have found it difficult to see things at multiple distances. For example, someone wearing single vision glasses for distance might notice the words begin to blur while they are reading a book. The eye doctor may determine that this person needs glasses with two separate powers …



Prescription Enhancements

The following is a list of some of the more specific enhancements that can be done to your glasses. Some individuals prefer glasses that get darker in the sun, some like a light tint in their glasses all the time. Other folks want glasses to help them see better for fishing. Whatever the task, there …



Single Vision Lenses

Single Vision Single vision lenses mean that you have one power put into the prescription of your glasses lenses. In other words, there is no bifocal included. These lenses are the most commonly prescribed type of lenses in the early years of life. They can be prescribed to help clear up your distance vision, or …



Trifocal and Progressive Lenses

Trifocal Lenses These lenses are similar to the bifocal lenses in that they provide parts of the lens prescribed to see clearly at multiple distances. They can be lined trifocals, which have distance vision on the top, intermediate or computer vision under the first line, and reading or near vision at the bottom. These glasses …