The variety of lens types available to be used in glasses gives glasses wearers greater flexibility and control over their vision than ever before! Here are some of the options:
Progressive lenses can correct a patient’s vision at different distances, ranging from far (like driving) to near ( like reading). Progressive lenses have no line in the lens. Did you know that there are thousands of progressive lens types on the market?! How confusing! At Mid-Modern Eyecare, we use high-quality progressive lenses and simplify the process by giving you two progressive lens options: a quality option and a premium option. The cost difference between the two types comes to about $100.
Bifocal lenses have distance vision in the top half of the lens and near vision in the lower half. Trifocal lenses are like bifocals but have an added middle segment for intermediate (arm’s-length) distance. Whichever variety you choose, you will see visible lines separating each segment.
Computer lenses are prescription lenses that are specifically designed to be worn when doing computer work. This is because they place the optimum lens power for viewing your computer screen exactly where you need it – which is closer than intermediate vision but further away than reading material is usually held. Wearing computer lenses can significantly reduce the adverse effects caused by the high visual demands of computer work, including blurred vision, redness, dry eyes, double vision, and dizziness.
Also known as photochromic lenses, transition lenses are a special type of lens that darkens when in the sunlight and lightens when in softer light or in the dark. This versatility gives the wearer the convenience of being able to move between different environments without needing to change their glasses. This makes them extremely cost-effective and prevents the wearer from needing to take multiple pairs of glasses out with them. Transition lenses also filter out many of the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun, helping to keep the eyes healthy too. They are ideal for people who spend a lot of time going between inside and outside or who work outside in varying weather conditions.
Polarized lenses reduce eyestrain and improve the quality of vision in patients, especially on sunny days, making them ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. They can do this because they have a special filter that blocks some of the light from passing through the lens. Vertical light is allowed to pass through, while horizontal light, such as that which bounces off of water, is blocked. Polarized lenses are most often used in sunglasses since they are worn outdoors and the wearer also needs to protect their eyes from UV damage.
Still have questions about which lens is right for you? Contact us to schedule an eye exam or an appointment to evaluate your individual needs!