You may think that all spectacle lenses are the same. The truth is, there is more to lenses than meets the eye, with many of their built-in benefits not visible at a glance.
Like many others, you may be under the impression that all spectacle lenses are more or less the same. The truth is there is a lot more to lenses than meets the eye, with many of the benefits that can be built into them not visible at a glance.
The good news is that you don't need to be an optical expert to become actively involved in selecting lenses that will benefit your vision, lifestyle and image.
Whilst your optometrist will evaluate your visual needs to determine what type of vision correction your lenses need to provide, there are numerous other decisions you can make to enhance their day to day functionality.
Understanding the key features and benefits that can be built into your lenses will help you to confidently discuss with your optometrist those which are most important to you.
When it comes to your spectacle lenses, your ProVision optometrist will recommend the best options to suit your vision and lifestyle requirements. In general, lenses can be broadly categorised under two types.
Seeing at Single Distances
If you need vision correction to see at one distance, either up close or far away, single vision lenses will be recommended.
Seeing at Multiple Distances
If you require assistance seeing up close, at intermediate or long distances (or a combination of these), your optometrists will most likely recommend multifocal lenses. Whilst progressive lenses make up the majority of the multifocal category, bifocal lenses remain a preference for some wearers.
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