WHICH LENSES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
To get the right answer to that question, you first need to know in what situations you will be using the lenses. Whether reading, driving or wearing sports glasses, the options are as varied as your day-to-day. So, should you make an appointment with an optometrist, who will explain to you what types of lenses are there to effectively correct your vision problems?
Monofocal lenses – for myopia, and hyperopia and astigmatism
Monofocal lenses have the same power over the entire lens surface, that is, the prescribed power is identical across the lens. These are used both in reading glasses and for viewing from a distance – the two most common vision devices. What’s the difference? With reading glasses, monofocal lenses are optimized for close-up viewing and adapted to the normal reading distance of a hyperopic person. These lenses are suitable not only for reading books but also for reading the very small print on your smartphone or tablet.
Bifocal lenses: for near and far vision problems
Bifocal lenses consist of two lenses, which allow the user to clearly see both near and far objects. You can see it through the line that divides the two lenses: the lower lens is significantly smaller and resembles a small window. This is the “reading zone” for close-up viewing, with the rest of the lens ensuring good distance viewing. Many users find the dividing line too obvious and unpleasant or even annoying. What’s the solution? Modern progressive lenses. These offer a perfect transition between the fields of vision and therefore greater visual comfort.
Progressive lenses: for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia
Progressive lenses include dioptric powers for near, intermediate and far-sighted areas – all in one lens, with a seamless transition and no dividing line. Dioptric power works perfectly from top to bottom, ranging from vision to distance and vision to near. Progressive lenses allow a clear and comfortable view at any distance and are the perfect choice for correcting near-sightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia. They are ideal for reading, working at the computer or doing manual work, or simply looking away.
Nowadays they allow not only a clear and natural vision, but also a quick focus at any distance and in any direction. Progressive lenses are also the ideal solution for people with normal vision or astigmatism who are starting to develop presbyopia.
Also known as occupational lenses, they guarantee excellent visual functionality up to 2m. In order to satisfy the requirements in different work environments, these lenses are personalized to each person. Ideal for those who have a daily routine in an office who need to see different distances close by simultaneously. Because they are developed with the needs of near vision in mind, they are not suitable for driving and do not replace progressive lenses.