- Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate lenses are highly impact resistant. If you wear your glasses for sporting activities or work in an environment that may scratch or tax your glasses, polycarbonate lenses are a good option.
- Hi-Index: For strong prescriptions that used to require “coke bottle” lenses, hi-index lenses may be the right choice. Hi-index lenses are lighter and thinner than other lens options.
- Tri-Vex: Tri-Vex is a new plastic used in lenses that is similar to polycarbonate; it’s lightweight, thin, and impact resistant. The advantage of Tri-Vex over polycarbonate lenses lies in their ability to provide a clear, crisp image.
- Photochromatic: For lenses that automatically adjust their tint to block sunlight, photochromatic lenses are your solution, eliminating the need for prescription sunglasses and regular eyeglasses.
- Polarized: Polarized lenses reduce glare off water and flat surfaces, making them an excellent choice for sports, outdoor activities, and driving.
- Single-correction glasses provide correction for either seeing up close or at a distance.
- Bifocal lenses comprise an upper portion of the lens that helps you see at a distance, as well as a lower section that helps you see up close.
- Trifocals have three focal points, including the two ranges bifocals provide, plus a third section for seeing items at arm’s length.
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Selecting frames for your new glasses may be the best part of visiting the optician. Your specific prescription may be best suited for a certain type of lens and lens material. You have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the frames and lenses you can choose from, as the following overview illustrates.
Although many eyeglass lenses are made from glass, plastic is more common due its lightweight and impact-resistant qualities.
Depending on your eyesight, your optometrist will suggest single-vision glasses, bifocals, or trifocals.
10/10 Optics serves New York City with board-certified optometrists and licensed opticians. When it’s time to purchase new glasses, come to 10/10 Optics for excellent service and selection. For more information, call (888) 508-4018.
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