So what’s your eye power like?!
No two eyes are the same, so why should the eyewear be? There is much more to buying the perfect pair of eyeglasses than what first meets the eye. It’s not just choosing the right frame, cool shape, or funky colours but also the correct lenses.
If frames are the skeleton, then lenses form the entire body of an eyewear. And with the advancements in optometry and technology eyeglass wearers can now choose from a variety of lenses and lens coatings for both sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses.
At SRGR we choose to dispense lenses only from tried and tested companies; those that spend significantly on research and design, keeping the end wearer in mind. Corrective eyeglasses are important and compromise will not help your vision but might lead to other problems.
Spectacles or prescription lenses have now evolved from the initial glass reading stones of the 10th century. At SRGR we offer our patrons 3 different types of prescription lenses, Single Vision, Progressive and Bifocals. These lenses can be chosen for both prescription spectacles or sunglasses as per the needs of the users. Let's have a look at some of these lenses.
Single vision lenses: designed for individuals who either have myopia (near-sightedness) or hypermetropia (long-sightedness) and to serve a single prescription to assist the user in seeing distant or near objects or both.
Progressive vision lenses: designed to solve problems for people who have multifocal limitations i.e. the inability to see either distance or near objects or both. The main benefit of this type of lens is that it helps to see both near and far objects without using 2 to 3 different glasses with different sets of powers for the same. These lenses have different focal points in a single lens, with no visible line, to help the wearer see distance, intermediate and near vision clearly.
Bifocals vision lenses: designed to help the wearer see two visual zones clearly having two different prescriptions i.e. one for distance and another for reading. These are available in different designs with two segments : a half moon or an inverted D or a no line bifocal (new) for the reading segment and the rest of the lens is for distance.
But gone are the times, when glass lenses were the only option for spectacles and plastic lenses for sunglasses. Today, even the material of the lens plays an important part in creating the perfect pair of eyewear for you and your vision. The materials used in making prescription eyeglasses vary based on the power and its purpose. For example, prescription lenses for sunglasses are available only in certain types of materials while clear and photochromic lenses will be available in almost all materials.
Some of the materials used in creating the lenses of the eyewear are: CR-39, MR lenses, Polycarbonate, Trivex and Glass lenses and each material is designed to provide a solution for a specific vision need. KNOW MORE
Inspired to update your eyewear or wanting to try out any of these lenses for your current pair? Visit our stores or book a consultation with our skilled opticians and optometrists for the experts advice today!