Know your prescription type

Choosing the right eyeglass lenses is one of the most important aspects of the eyewear buying process. How happy you are with your eyeglasses is largely determined by the quality of your lenses, their attributes, and their coatings. As a result of the vast array of choices available on the market today, choosing the right type of eyeglass lens can be a real challenge.
By reading this guide to eyeglass lenses you will be able to better understand the options available to you and you will be able to choose lenses and coatings based on your preferences. 

Visual Needs

When selecting lenses, you should consider the vision-correcting properties you are looking for. According to your visual requirements, you may need either single vision or multi-vision lenses. 

A single-vision lens can correct vision sufficiently for many people, whether they are reading or looking at distances.

Single-Vision Distance

Single Vision Distance

You may be looking for single-vision distance lenses to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness. Single-vision distance lenses are the most commonly used type of correction worldwide. You will receive a prescription beginning with a (-) that will have a concave lens, or one that curves inward, in order to provide proper vision correction.

Single-Vision Reading

Single Vision Reading

The purpose of reading glasses is to allow you to see things up close - typically within 30 to 40 cm. You will receive a prescription beginning with a (+) that will have a convex lens, or one that curves outward, in order to provide proper vision correction.

The majority of eyeglass wearers can benefit from single-vision lenses, but your eyes may differ from those of others. You might need bifocals or multifocals if you're having trouble seeing both near and far. As a result, you'll be able to see clearly from a distance, as well as up close.

Progressive Lenses


Progressive Lens

A progressive lens combines distance vision correction, middle vision correction and near vision correction. Due to the individualized nature of these lenses, they are able to correct even the most unique eyes, providing all the benefits of bifocals without the obvious horizontal line.

Consider progressive lenses if you require bifocals but would like your lenses to be free from lines.