Glasses are prescribed when your vision has gotten worse over time, or you are afflicted with a condition that affects the clarity of your vision. Those that suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or an astigmatism benefit from glasses. While contact lenses are inconspicuous and convenient, glasses offer lasting power and versatility. Glasses use lenses that are much thicker than contact lenses, so they are far more durable than contacts. Further, the thick glasses lenses provide an extra layer of protection from debris and anything else that may enter and damage your eye.
In the world of eyeglasses, there are 2 types of glasses generally used to treat different conditions. Single vision lenses utilize an all-purpose design that corrects distortions in the distance. Multifocal lenses correct distance and close range vision. Understanding what glasses are right for you requires a thorough examination from the doctor of Eye Care One. Multifocal lenses break down into further categories for more specific vision corrections.
Multifocal lenses, as the name suggests, are constructed of different types of lenses to provide a range of corrective vision treatments without the hassle of changing to a different pair of glasses.
Bifocals offer 2 distinct lenses at the top and bottom of the frame. Usually the upper lens will be designed to enable better vision at a distance, while the bottom portion allows you to focus on things closer to you.
Trifocals are composed of 3 lens types, adding a lens for better intermediate viewing between the top and bottom portion of the lens.
Progressive lenses are identical in function to bifocals and trifocals, but differ in their design. Progressive lenses offer a smoother transition between the far, intermediate, and near field without that sharp contrasting viewing lines. While this is beneficial, it also means that less of the lens at each position is devoted solely to improving vision.
To find out which lens is right for you contact Eye Care One in Augusta/Aiken.
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