So you want to buy a new pair of designer glasses, but when it comes time to choose the lenses, do you have any idea what you need? Vizio Optic offers a number of different choices for your brand new frames, but it’s important to understand what your options are before you make a selection.

When purchasing lenses, whether at VizioOptic.com or in our store, you’ll need to know which prescription type you have. Along with simple reading glass lenses, we give you the choice of single-vision lenses (which you choose if you experience either nearsightedness or farsightedness), bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses.

bifocal lensesPhoto: Flickr

Bifocals are necessary for when you experience both near- and farsightedness. The lenses offer two different focuses that help correct these issues and give you precise vision. Because bifocals feature two focal lengths, however, there is a thin but visible line in the lens where the focuses are separated. If this doesn’t bother you, then this is the type that will work for you. In the above photo, the full lens is for distance correction, while the smaller area near the bottom is for closer objects.

MYKITA Jana eyeglasses

Those who want to avoid having the visible line across their lenses opt for progressive lenses. Although they are a bit more expensive, glasses-wearers enjoy them because they are a more attractive and youthful option, and they offer a more seamless progression than bifocals when changing focuses. They help your corrected sight feel natural, which can be less distracting, especially for those new to wearing specs. Progressive lenses are also a good for camouflaging your optical problems, no one will be able to know the degree of your eyesight issues when they are hidden by a classic-looking lens.

Progressives are also ideal for trifocal needs as well, adding a third intermediary distance in the center without  showing a single line.

For more information on different lens options, please call us at 866-411-9428 or email info@viziooptic.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you have so you can make the best decision for you.

 

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