Single vision lenses are perfect for kids and young adults.
When you are in your 40s, you may start to find it uncomfortable to focus up close. Then there are several options.
Bifocals with a line:
These are made so you can see at distant at the top of the lenses. When you look before the faint line, you can see close up to read. They take a few days to a couple of weeks to adapt to.
These modern lenses are made to progress from seeing far at the top of the lens, gradually progressing to mid-range area in the middle, and close for reading at the bottom. There is no line. They take a little longer to get used to, sometimes a 2 to 4 weeks, but then most people love them.
Two Pair of Glasses
Some people just have two pair of glasses, one for distance and one for near.
Some people who have never needed glasses when they were younger may just need reading glasses.
Computer Progressive Lenses
If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you may need computer glasses. When you look through the top of this lens, you will see across the room. When you look at your computer screen it will be bright and clear. You can glance down at your desk to see things clearly. No more tilting your head back to see the screen! An anti-reflective coating will solve the problem of glare from behind you, and protect your eyes from harmful blue light from the screen. A small area at the very top lets you see at distance, however most people do not find them comfortable to drive in.
Other Lens Options
High-Index: If you have a very strong prescription, you may want a high-index material. This will make your lenses thinner and lighter.
Transitions: These lenses darken into sunglasses when you go outside. They darken quickly, in just a few seconds. But they take 2 or 3 minutes to lighten when you come inside. They are only moderately dark in the car because the ultra-violet light that activates them is blocked by the windshield. They are convention and very popular.
Extra-Active Transitions: These become darker than regular transitions, and lighten to a light grey. They are helpful if you want extra darkening power.
Polarized Sunglasses: Polarized lenses cut glare coming in from more than one direction. For example they cut the glare from wet streets after the sun comes out, and help fisherman see through the water to see the fish.
AntiReflective Coating: AR makes it look like your lenses have disappeared, so we see you, not just your glasses! It also minimizes the appearance of dust or smudges on your lenses. Some types of AR protect your eyes from harmful blue light given off by computers and phones, which can cause cataracts and macular degeneration. Some anti-reflective coatings better than others. Cheap AR chips off after a year or less and may look smudged or dirty. But premium anti-reflective looks great for years.
Glasses for 3rd World Countries
We accept donations of used prescription glasses. We’ll take them to the Lion’s Club for delivery to 3rd world nations. Make a difference in someone’s life – The world is too beautiful to miss!