At Optical Outlook, when helping you choose your lenses, it's not just your prescription that we consider. Your frame, lifestyle, the demands of your job, and your personal preferences are all hugely important when choosing which type of lens is the best fit for you.
What is a Single Vision Lens?
A single vision lens has one prescription throughout the lens and allows you to see for a single distance e.g. just for reading or just for distance.
What is a Bifocal Lens?
A bifocal lens has a distance prescription at the top of the lens. When you look down to read you will look through a segment at the bottom of the lens that has a reading prescription. The two areas are separated by a distinct line. This lens is ideal for those that do little to no daily computer work.
What is a Progressive Lens?
A progressive lens provides great vision at all distances including for computer work. They provide the most natural vision for the wearer by seamlessly transitioning between near and far prescriptions within the lens. They don't have a line on them like a bifocal and it also means that you will never have to switch back and forth between reading and distance glasses again!
A more premium design of progressive lens will give the wearer sharper and more natural vision across the lens with less peripheral distortion than a standard design making it ideal for first time wearers.
Talk to one of our experienced optical staff for more information on progressive lenses.
Scratch Resistant Coating
This is an invisible coating applied to almost all plastic lenses. While it is never a scratch proof coating, it does prolong the life of your lenses. Ask a staff member about how to best care for your lenses!
Anti- Glare Coating
An anti glare coating reduces the white reflections from the surface of your lenses. It is these reflections that, especially at night time, cause glare (see diagram).
The coating allows more light through the lens to the eye which give much clearer and comfortable vision.
Ask our Opticians about the different types of anti glare coatings available when selecting your lenses!
WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT
Blue Light is naturally produced by the sun however in todays ever changing world, where most people are using multiple digital devices, our combined overall exposure to natural and artificial Blue Light has increased.
This could contribute to headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision and eyestrain. Artificial light can also decrease contrast that can lead to eyestrain.
A Blue Light Filter on your lenses will reflect the blue light emitted by digital devices and artificial light. This coating also incorporates scratch resistant and anti-glare benefits, giving you clearer and more comfortable vision while using digital devices.
Call us today on 746-2020 to speak to a member of staff for more information.