It’s Really All about the Lenses

​​​​​​​When most people look at eyeglasses, they focus on the frames, and that’s okay. It’s our job to focus on the lenses and to select the appropriate material and optical design to provide for your individual needs. And we can do that better than anyone else, as we are independent of the strict product constraints that govern retail opticals and limit the variety of lenses that they can offer. When opticals cut their costs, they often do so by using poorer quality lenses. Poorer quality lenses affect visual clarity, glare, comfort, durability, ease of use, and field of vision.

You can be sure that at SeaView Eyecare, we use only superior products with proven durability. And more importantly, just as your eyeglass prescription is written exclusively for your eyes, your frames and lenses will be selected with care to provide you with the most clear and comfortable vision for your specific needs.

Because the clarity of your vision is largely a result of the type of lenses used to make your glasses, among others, we strongly believe in the quality of Varilux lenses. There are a variety of lens options available from many different lens manufacturers, and our opticians will help select the appropriate lens to meet your needs. And if you have a specific type of lens you have grown accustomed to, we are happy to update your glasses with your new prescription, while keeping you in the same comfortable lenses.

Types of Lenses

1. Single Vision Lenses: These lenses have only one power in them. For most people under the age of 40, this type of lens will allow them to see far and close. For those over 40, lenses can be made to make driving and television clear at a distance or lenses can be made to make reading and texting clearer at near. Many patients prefer to keep separate pairs of glasses for different tasks, as opposed to lenses with multiple powers in them that provide clearer vision for more than one task.

2. Anti-fatigue Lenses: These lenses are similar to single vision lenses, usually having the distance vision prescription in them, but they also have a great feature in them that provides additional help for texting and digital device use up close. They look no different than Single Vision lenses, but they provide greater comfort for adults and children experiencing digital eyestrain and fatigue. Most of them come standard with blue light protection.

3. Multifocal Lenses: These lenses have multiple powers in them for use for multiple tasks. Bifocals, Trifocals, and Progressive lenses are all different types of multifocal lenses. Which type a patient wears depends upon his or her specific visual needs.

4. Computer Lenses: These are often a patient’s best friend! They are specifically designed for long hours at the computer, offering improved eye and neck comfort and clearer vision on multiple monitors and desktop paperwork.

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