- Having a constant headache
- Cannot adapt to my multifocal, I feel giddy, wavy-
- Reading narrow
- Why my own multifocal is clearer than the new pair
- Why I need to remove my glasses to read
- Lens is so thick
- Why I need to push my glasses up to read
- I am having neck pain while using my computer
The type of lenses you get for your eyeglasses play a big role in your vision, comfort and safety when wearing eyeglasses. There are many various types of eyeglass lens materials and designs in the market, and each has its features, benefits, and cost. Thus, choosing a suitable prescription lens is not a simple task because the lenses will aid in carrying your daily works.
Brands of Prescription Lenses available
- Carl Zeiss ( Best Seller )
- Essilor ( Premium )
- Tokai ( Luxury)
- Hoya ( Affordable )
- Kodak ( Entry level )
- ILT ( Entry level)
- Apollo ( Entry level)
Types of prescription lenses
- Single vision ( correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism)
- Progressive lens / multi focal / varifocal ( correct presbyopia )
- Digital lens ( correct digital eyestrain )
- Night driving lens ( correct sensitivity towards light while driving at night )
- Sunglass lens / Tinted / Polarised ( for all outdoors activities )
- Office lens ( better vision for desk and computer work )
What are the lenses that protect your eyes?
- UV protection lens ( block the harmful UV and protect the eyes against cataract and photokeratitis)
- Photochromic lens ( reacts against the varying degrees of UV and change the level of darkness on the lens)
- Anti Glare lens ( provides good vision against bright lights and drivers who find difficulty driving at night )
- Blue protect lens ( protects the eye against harmful blue light that emits from digital devices)
The popular lens material now is CR39 which is commonly known as a plastic lens that is lighter and doesn’t break easily compared to the glass lens. There are also other materials such as polycarbonate and glass.
The best multifocal lens is a premium lens that provides the least prismatic effect and is customised individually for you based on your habitual wear and lifestyle.
A few factors should be taken into account in order to minimise the distortion on multifocal lenses. This included suitable corridor length based on your reading habit, wider intermediate zone and smaller frame.
Yes, having an experienced progressive lens fitter or experienced optometrist is important if you don’t want to have a badly fitted progressive lens that will not only bring your time and money to waste but also give you a poor vision.
Standard progressive lenses are manufactured based on standardized parameters like the pupillary distance and the way the glasses sit in your face. Premium progressive lenses are manufactured and customised individually for you at which not only pupillary distance and the position of the glasses sit on your face are taking into account, the angle of the frame tilted and the curvature of the frame are also measured. This can result in bigger sharper areas and a more relaxed vision.
The average adaptation period can range from a few days to a month. If your addition (reading) power is higher, you may expect a longer adaptation period.
It is highly recommended because you are upgrading your field of view without creating too much peripheral distortion.
Yes, you can.
- When you have light-sensitive headaches, you can opt for slight tinted blue light protection lenses which can reduce the headache effectively. They warm up the light which blocks out the blue light to give your eyes a rest.
- If you are particular with colour perception especially in your work nature, you may opt for tint-less blue light protection lenses. They block out the same percentage of blue light as the tinted lenses.
The thinnest lens available is either a double aspheric or a glass lens.
Yes, the focal point is important as it determines where the light enters our eyes and provides the best vision.
Machine ( RVT ) , specialised tools only for individualised/ customised lens
It is highly recommended to maintain the current design of your progressive lens if you want to experience the same level of comfort.
A pair of good multifocal lenses can last you long provided that if your prescription does not change during your yearly eye check-up or your lens coating is still in good condition at which no scratches or coating peeled off has been found.
Yes we will usually recommend our customer to get a double aspheric lens as it is the thinnest and light weight lens.