There is an extensive range of lenses available on the market and deciding what you require might feel quite confusing. We will help you select which lens will best meet your requirements and budget while explaining the pros and cons of each.


Single Vision Lenses

Single Vision Lenses are used to correct your sight for a specific single activity e.g. reading, driving, watching the television etc. If you need glasses to correct your eyesight for more than one activity then you would need a separate pair for each.


Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal Lenses allow you to complete multiple activities using the same pair of glasses. You look through the upper half of the lens for long distance vision e.g. walking, driving, TV etc,and the lower part of the lens for close up activities e.g. reading, writing, needlework etc. You will notice a line which runs across the lens separating the two prescriptions.


Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal Lenses combine your distance, intermediate and reading prescriptions all on one lens and there is no visible line. The benefit is that you do not need a different pair of glasses for different tasks e.g. reading, writing etc, however they do need some getting used to you. Once you have adapted however they are very convenient.