Providing corrected vision and eye protection, eye glass lenses are the most importatnt component of prescription eyewear. Several types of eye glass lenses are available, each with their own unique features and benefits. The most common types of eye glass lenses include single vision lenses, bifocal lenses, and progressive lenses. Other types of eye glass lenses include trifocal lenses, along with modern digital anti-fatigue lenses, digital freeform progressive lenses, lifestyle progressive lenses, and myopia control lenses. Our Edmonton optometrists and opticians can recommend and professionally craft the best eye glass lenses, features, and lens coatings for your specific vision and lifestyle needs.Schedule An Exam View Our Services Our Optometrists
Eye Glasses Lens Guide
This type of eye glass lens has a single prescription that covers the entire lens. Single-vision lenses are for people who are nearsighted or farsighted, who just need glasses for driving, reading or, working at a computer. Single-Vision lenses are the most common type of eye glass lens.More About Single-Vision Lenses
Digital Anti-Fatigue Lenses
One Prescription + Boost Zone
Spend a lot of time looking at digital screens? This can cause digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Digital anti-fatigue lenses have distance vision and a boost zone at the bottom of the lens with increased power that helps the eye muscles to relax and focus more easily.More About Digital Anti-Fatigue Lenses
2 Prescriptions (Lined)
If you require glasses for both distance vision and reading, then traditional bifocal lenses may be an option for you as they are designed to incorporate two different prescriptions, usually distance (e.g., driving) and up-close (e.g., reading) vision. Several types of bifocal lenses are available.More About Bifocal Lenses
3 Prescriptions (Lined)
If you require glasses for distance, computer, and reading vision, then traditional trifocal lenses may be an option for you as they are designed to incorporate 3 distinct prescriptions, usually distance (e.g., driving), intermediate (e.g., computer), and near (e.g., reading) vision.More About Trifocal Lenses
Traditional Progressive Lenses
Traditional progressive lenses offer multiple focal zones and are the most economical progressive option. However, they are characterized by a narrow corridor, or field of vision, making adapton to them a challenge for many individuals.More About Progressive Lenses
Digital Freeform Progressive Lenses
3+ Prescriptions & Wide Field Of View
Digital freeform progressive lenses offer multiple focal zones and offer wider corridor, or field of vision, compared to traditional progressive lenses. The wider corridor enables greater lateral natural eye movement and makes adapting to progressive lenses easy.More About Progressive Lenses
Digital Freeform Lifestyle Lenses
Lifestyle-Tailored Progressive Lenses
Want progressive eye glass lenses with more viewing area devoted to your favourite activites? Digital Freeform Lifestyle Lenses offer the ability to devote more of the lens to distance (e.g., driving), intermediate (e.g., computer), or near (e.g., reading) activites.More About Lifestyle Lenses
Myopia Control Lenses
Slow Myopia Advancement
Annual myopia progression rates are most rapid for children under 10. If left untreated, myopia can lead to lasting vision problems. Myopia management and myopia control lenses slow the advancement of myopia through the implementation of alternating areas of focus and defocus without affecting vision.More About Myopia Control Lenses
Additional Eye Glass Features To Consider
Increase Comfort, Performance, & Durability
Lens coatings can enhance the durability, performance, and appearance of your single-vision or multifocal (i.e., bifocal, trifocal, progressive) eye glass lenses.More About Lens Coatings
Minimize Eye Strain
Eye glass lens tints reduce the total amount of light that reaches the eyes, accentuate specific colours for specific activities, and minimize eye strain.More About Blue Light Lenses
Lens Refractive Index
Minimize Lens Thickness & Weight
Eye glass lenses with a higher refractive index offer the benefits of a thinner profile, a lower weight, and more comfortable wear.More About Lens Refractive Index
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