Most people spend a lot of time choosing the frames for their glasses because of the choices available. However, very few realize that they also have a wide range of lenses available to them that offer protection for their eyes and give them the clearest and sharpest vision.
While selecting frames is very important to ensure comfort and look but choosing the replacement lenses that are right for your vision, lifestyle and needs also requires time and consideration.
WHAT LENSES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Your eyes and eyeglasses must work together to create the clearest vision in a comfortable way each and every day. This is why it’s important to choose the sunglass lenses that are best suited for you. The lenses of your glasses aim to correct, protect and enhance your vision. Here are some of the lenses options available to you:
LENSES THAT CORRECT YOUR VISION:
- Single-vision lenses are the most common lenses used to correct your vision. These lenses are tailored-made to match your prescription and correct eye conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
- Both bifocals and progressive lenses are made to correct the vision of people (usually over 40 years old) suffering from presbyopia. The difference is that bifocals only help you see properly far and close up while progressive lenses (such as Varilux) correct your vision at all distances.
- Computer glasses with an addition, like Eyezen, not only protect your vision in front of digital screens, but they also help your vision focus when switching from one screen to another, such as from your computer to your phone.
LENSES THAT PROTECT YOUR EYES:
To protect your eyes, special coatings are added to the lenses of your eyeglasses. All of the options below can be used together to ensure your eyeglasses provide you with the best vision for your needs and lifestyle:
- Photochromic lenses are light-sensitive lenses that adapt to varying degrees of brightness and filter UV rays.
- Anti-glare lenses protect your eyes against bright lights and are great for people who drive regularly or for those who spend some time outdoors.
- Blue light protection lenses filter harmful light that comes from the sun, televisions, computer screens, and cell phones.
UV protection lenses are able to block ultraviolet rays.