Your doctor doesn’t always specifically mark what type of prescription lens you should order, but you have options and you should know about them.
There are several different prescription lens types and, within them, several subtypes of lenses. If you are shopping for prescription glasses online and you’re not sure what the different lens types are, you’re not alone. We get calls every day with customers asking us what type of lenses are appropriate for their prescription.
The different lens types are simple to understand even if the optics behind them sometimes gets very complicated. If you’re wondering what the different lens types on our web site mean, here’s what you should know:
If you are in the market for prescription glasses, your choice of lens type should be based on what you’re going to use the glasses for. For instance, if you normally wear a progressive bifocal but need motorcycle or sports glasses, you may want to skip the bifocal and go with single vision if you don’t think you’ll be reading at all with the glasses.
Most people with bifocals have certain situations where they may get single vision because they’re ordering glasses for a specific use that will not require reading. Single vision wearers, on the other hand, do not ever go with a bifocal because there is no instance where they’d need it.
If you have any more questions about lens types, or if you’re wondering which is best for you, you can leave a comment in the comments section below, or you can call or email our customer service department. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
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