Things you want to know about eyeglasses lense before you buy

Things you want to know about eyeglass lenses before you buy

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Please be advise to consult optometrist or ophthalmologist.
The content is my opinion, experiences, and gathered informations from the internet.


When it comes to eye care and eyeglasses, there are many various things we need to learn and understand. Some are... Does it have maximum comfort, ultra-lightweight, UV or bright light protection, stylish, durable, and does it have scratch resistance.

What is your purpose of wearing eyeglasses?
May be because of your blurred vision, work, reading, sports, and a lot of various reasons. But, whatever reasons is, the main objective of needing the eyeglasses is to protect the eyes and to clear the vision.

Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism?
Nearsighted, known as myopia, a very common condition in which the eye is not focused properly onto the retina, making it difficult to see objects far away. Farsighted is the opposite of nearsighted. While the astigmatism, imperfection of the cornea preventing part of it from focusing light onto the retina. The result is a blurred area within.

Do you need prescription or fashion eyeglasses, or may be both?
Prescription eye glasses, its an eye glasses prescribe by optometrist or ophthalmologist, a especialist when it comes to eye care. While fashion eyeglass, is more stylish than standard eyeglasses and can be bought anywhere, some are very much expensive as well. But, most of the fashion eyeglass doesn't fit to take care of your eye. Why? Because of the lens. When it comes to lens of the eyeglasses, you need to have your eye checked by optometrist or ophthalmologist. They will check and provide you which lens perfect for your eyeglasses. Then select which fashion frame you want to use for your prescribed lenses.



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Things your should know about lenses:
There are various type of lenses, it can be plastic or glasses, and some have multiple features embeded in single or both lenses. While some lense or glasses is non-prescription, mostly used for fashion only.

  • Concave or Convex Lenses
    Concave (curve inward) lens is for nearsighted. While conves (curve outward) lens is for farsighted.

  • Single Vision Lenses
    These lenses are for someone who needs spectacles, such as when your driving, reading, or you need to focus both far and near distance.

  • Multifocal Lenses
    As the name implies, this type of lenses has more than one prescription, it could be progressive lenses or bifocal lenses.

  • Bifocal Lenses
    These type of lenses used for far distance (at the top of the lens) and near distance (at the bottom of the lens). This lenses mostly worn by our grand monther and father, or elderly people.

  • Polycarbonate Lenses
    A very sturdy lenses, or known as high-impact resistant. Ideal for sports or little kids.

  • Trivex Lenses
    The same as polycarbonate lenses, but much lightweight and thin.

  • High-index Plastic Lenses
    These type of lense are much lighter and thinner than the old-school eyelenses, and mostly used for strong prescription.

  • Transition or Photochromic Lenses
    These type of lenses are perfect for working in computer, driving, and outdoor sports. Because it automatically darken the lenses, and protect the eye from UV rays.

  • Polarized Lenses
    These type of lenses are great for outdoor sports, especially in ocean and beach. Because it reduces the glare coming from anywhere, such as from water.


Prescription terms for size, angle, and thickness:

  • SPH stands for Spherical, refers to the refractive correction in the prescription. Minus (-) are for near sightedness, and Plus (+) values are for far sightedness.
  • CYL stands for Cylinder, refers to the strength of the correction for the astigmatism in the eye. It can be either positive or negative.
  • AXS, or Axis, refers to the angle of the correction for the astigmatism in the eye (if one exists) from 1 to 180.
  • NV stands for "Near-Vision." This number indicates the additional magnification that is added to the distance prescription to get the reading portion of the lens in a multi-focal prescription.
  • PD stands for Pupillary Distance. The distance, is in millimeters, between the center of one pupil to the center of the other. The PD is needed to manufacture your eyeglasses because it determines the exact optical center of the lens, which is the point where you look through the lens. PD is especially important for manufacturing progressive lenses.


Hopefully I was able to help you about things you want to know on finding your perfect eyeglass for your eyes. About our eyeglasses is a Transition Polycarbonate graded lenses which protect our eyes from UV or bright light, and cleared our vision.



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