This lens type has one prescription that covers the whole lens. They’re typically for people
with long or short sight that only need glasses for things like driving or reading – so they have
clear vision for seeing up-close or far away.
If you only need glasses for one type of vision, your optician may prescribe single-vision glasses to you.
You may need to have separate glasses for separate things, like one pair for seeing far away, like when you’re driving, and one pair for close-up tasks, like reading.
People under-40 mostly opt for this type of lens as they’re more likely to have just one prescription.
Your optician will be able to recommend the best lens option to suit your needs.
Bifocal lenses are divided into two parts to accommodate a combination of any two different
prescriptions into one lens. One area of the lens will have one prescription (usually distance)
and a segment in the lower half will have the other (usually near vision).
Rather than having two pairs of single-vision glasses, bifocal lenses can be a more convenient solution as they combine all your vision needs into one pair of glasses.
For example, if you work in an office you may want to have intermediate vision in the top of the lens for meetings or presentations, and near vision in the segment for looking
at your computer screen.
As we get older, we’ll start to find it more and more difficult to read or focus on things that are close up. This is called presbyopia and is a perfectly normal part of ageing.
Most people become aware of presbyopia when they start holding their phone or books further away in order to see it clearly.
Presbyopia will start to happen around the age of 40. So if this sounds familiar, and you already wear glasses, it might be time for an eye test and to maybe give bifocal glasses a go.
If you don’t already wear glasses for distance vision, your optician might recommend single-vision lenses.
How expensive are bifocal lenses?
The cost of bifocals will depend on the vision requirements you have, and the type of lenses
that you need.
Progressive lenses allow you to see at any distance, because they have different
sections for viewing close up and far away and everything in between. So whether
you are driving, using a computer, shopping or reading, you can wear one pair of
Progressive to accommodate all your vision needs.
Progressive lenses work by changing power from the top to the bottom of the lens. Moving your eyes up and down the lens will give you clear vision at all the distances you need. This means if you are using a cash machine you would be able to view the keys, screen, your card and then continue to walk down the street.
Any distance vision you need can be seen by moving your eyes between these points on the lens. At Clearly Opticians , we use Digital Precision Eye care to find your unique measurements. This allows our experts to see exactly where to position the lens zones you require for your different vision types, as well as finding the right type of Progressive for your chosen frame.
One of the most common questions we get asked is; ‘how much do Progressive cost?’ followed with ‘what are the best Progressive ?’
The answer to both really depends on your budget and what you are looking for.
There are lots of different Progressive lenses on the market offering various features depending on your lifestyle and prescription.
At Clearly Opticians we offer four types of Progressive lenses: standard, premium, elite and tailor-made. When you come in to store we can talk you through all the options to see what suits you best.
Progressive Lens 3 Types ..
1. Office Lens
2.Wider Vision Office Plus lens
3.Premium Customized HD Lens