Types of Lenses
These days, lenses offer a lot more than vision correction. They can be customized to fit your lifestyle, too. So when you come into any of our four Middle Tennessee locations, we’ll walk you through your lens options. The first thing we’ll look at is your lens prescription—do you need single vision or multifocals? Then we’ll consider how you’ll use your glasses during a typical day—do you stare at a computer screen, drive at night, or stay physically active? Together, we’ll tailor your lenses to your lifestyle.
- Single vision: Single-vision lenses correct one field of vision. If you only struggle with distant sight (or close-up sight), you probably need single-vision lenses.
- Multifocals (bifocals and trifocals): Multifocal lenses correct more than one field of vision. Bifocals are the most common and usually are prescribed for people with presbyopia who need a different prescription to see up close. The top part of the lens corrects distance vision and the lower part is for near vision. A visible line divides the two.
- Progressives: If you need bifocals or trifocals, we recommend progressive lenses. Progressive lenses allow the eye to transition focus smoothly between distances without visual jumps. Progressives also are more flattering because they lack visible lines.