Wearing eyeglasses can be a mixed blessing. While it is great to have the right prescription and gain the ability to see properly, there is a lot more to having the right lenses than your prescription alone. Vision needs can vary greatly between patients, depending on a person's lifestyle and working situation. The first step to ensuring you have the right lenses is during your eye exam here at The Center for Eye Care & Optical.
Choosing the Best Lenses for You
Part of your eye exam process is figuring out what you need your eyeglasses to do for you. Do you work in front of a computer for several hours a day? Are you on the road? Do you spend a lot of time playing sports or being active in other ways? Your daily activities dictate what lenses are necessary for you. Here are some of the most common types of lenses that can make it easier to see whatever may be in front of you.
Digital Single Vision lenses - If you do not require bifocals or trifocals and spend a lot of time in front of screens, these lenses will reduce the amount of blue light your eyes take in and help you avoid eyestrain.
Anti-reflective lenses - provides both UV protection and scratch protection. These lenses also help with night vision.
Polarized lenses - These are a good option for those who are frequently on the road or in the sun. With these lenses, you can see further down the road and will have less trouble with sunlight.
Transition lenses - When indoors, the lenses are clear but will turn dark in the sunlight, acting like built-in sunglasses when you need them most.
Polycarbonate lenses - If you are active, this is a popular lens choice because they are durable and have built-in UV protection.
High-index plastic lenses - Those with stronger prescriptions often choose these because they are lighter than most other lenses.
Multifocal lenses - Includes both bifocal and tri-focal lenses and can be lined or progressive no-line lenses that help you see at different distances without changing glasses. These become more popular as people reach their mid-forties and develop presbyopia, an age-related condition that makes it more difficult for older patients to see close up.
Contact Us for Your Vision Needs in West Islip, NY
Whatever kind of lenses you need, at The Center for Eye Care and Optical in West Islip, NY, we are here to provide your eye care needs. Our team will ensure you leave with the lenses that best suit your daily life. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 631-422-1110 today.