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How to Choose Lenses for Glasses

How to Choose Lenses for Glasses

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The Lenses are the most important part of eyeglasses. Understanding lens options will help you pick the best ones when you buy new glasses. Here’s an overview of common lens types.

Lens Materials

Polycarbonate - Impact-resistant material that is virtually unbreakable. Great for active lifestyles.

Resin - Optical-grade plastic is used for most prescription lenses. Provide excellent light transmission.

High-index - Thinner and lighter lenses are made by adding optical material to increase the refractive index of resin. which allows stronger prescriptions in thinner lenses and makes lenses more sturdy.

Photochromic - Lenses darken when exposed to UV light. The transition from clear indoors to tinted outside.

Lens Coatings

Anti-reflective - Prevents lens reflections and glare from the light source behind you, so the light behind you will not reflect to your eyes. That keeps your vision clear.

Scratch-resistant - Protects lenses from minor scratches. But cannot prevent damage from drops or harsh impacts. Because there is a lot of sand on the ground, and the hardness of the sand is basically higher than that of all lenses.

UV protection - filters out ultraviolet light that can damage eyes, most lenses have this coating.

Polarized Sun - This coating can prevent reflections from roads, and water surfaces. Useful for outdoor sports enthusiasts. You can put the sun lens on the phone and rotate it slowly, if the shade of the color changes, then it is a polarized lens

Tinted & Mirrored - Absorb light for cosmetic effect and glare reduction. Common on sunglasses.

Blue light filter - Blocks blue wavelengths from digital screens. Reduces eye strain. Because of the absorbed blue light, what you see through the lens will turn yellow

Water-repellent - This will prevent fogging on your lenses when going from outdoors to indoors in winter. or wearing a face mask. but the effect will wear off over time.

Gradient tint - These coatings darken in sunlight and become transparent indoors. The advantage over transition lenses is that gradient tint coatings react faster when moving between indoor and outdoor light.

Prescription Differents

Farsighted(myopia) Lenses - Curved inwards to compensate for farsightedness the focal point in front of the retina

Nearsighted(hyperopia) Lenses - Curve outwards to compensate for nearsightedness the focal point in behind the retina.

Astigmatism - Requires cylindrical correction to compensate for irregularly shaped corneas.

Multifocal - Correct both distance and near vision on the same lenses.

Progressives - Like multifocal lenses but with a smooth transition between distance and near vision zones. You may take some time to adjust.

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