How to Choose the Right Lenses for my Glasses 

How to Choose the Right Lenses for my Glasses 

Possibly the most important part of the eyewear buying process is choosing the right glasses lenses. The quality of your lenses, their attributes, and their coatings all contribute to how happy you are with your eyeglasses. There are so many options available on the market today, so it can be difficult to decide which type of eyeglass lens is best for you and your unique lifestyle. Luckily, at Mountain Eye Care in Hamilton, ON, our vision care specialists can help you find the right lenses for your glasses. Eye exams and eye tests are a few ways that we determine what type of lenses you need. In this article, we share some information about how to choose the right lens for your glasses. 

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What are your visual needs?

The lenses you choose are primarily determined by the vision-correcting properties you are seeking. Depending on your visual needs, you may need either single-vision or multifocal lenses. For many people, single-vision lenses correct their vision sufficiently, either for distance or for reading.

Progressive lenses 

Progressive Lenses are unique lenses, designed to seamlessly incorporate distance, middle, and near vision correction. Because these lenses are highly personalized, they can correct even the most unique eyes, and provide all the benefits of bifocal lenses without the obvious horizontal line.

Bifocal lenses 

Bifocal lenses are the most common type of multifocal lens. These lenses correct both near- and long-distance vision by combining two prescriptions into a single lens. The upper part of the lens is designed to correct distance deficiencies, while the bottom portion is a near-distance lens meant to correct up-close vision.

Blue light blocking lenses 

The biggest source of potential harm from digital screens is blue light. This part of the visual spectrum is a short-wavelength light, which can be found in just about everything from sunshine to computer screens. Unlike blue-turquoise light, which is healthy and beneficial for us, blue-violet light, such as the high-energy visible light from backlit screens and artificial lighting, can be damaging to our eyes after excessive exposure.

If you are still looking for information about how you can choose the right lenses for your glasses, then you need to visit Mountain Eye Care today! 

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