Spectacle Lens Types


Today there are many choices when it comes to what type of lens will best suit your needs. Sometimes one pair of glasses will not be able to satisfy all your visual requirements. Our staff will work with you to analyze your vision demands and place you in the lens that’s best for you.

Single vision lenses correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. They come in every material and you can get them coated for scratch resistance or glare (antireflection coatings). Also they come in the transition (light to dark) lens and they can be polarized.

Bifocals have some sort of line either straight across or curved. While most people select the no-line or progressive lens, bifocals do have some advantages like a wide reading area.

Trifocals add a second line allowing for another separate area to be ground into the lens. This additional area is usually used for intermediate vision. Typically this is from about two feet to approximately five feet away. This allows for clear vision at the computer or dashboard distance.

Progressives are also known as no-line bifocals. These lenses have become the most popular choice for those who have developed presbyopia. Today there are over 300 different types of progressive lenses on the market. Technology keeps advancing and the best lenses today are digitally enhanced and provide clear vision at all distances with minimum distortion. Our staff will help you select a lens that is right for the frame you choose and your visual demands.

Progressive lenses are line-free multifocals that have a seamless progression of added magnifying power for intermediate and near vision. Click here to learn more about Preferred Progressive Designs.