Different Glass Lenses And What They Are Used For

Eyeglasses are an incredibly important part of your life. They allow you to see the world around you, and they can make all the difference in your ability to function in the world.

The lenses in your glasses serve a very specific purpose: they help correct your vision so that you can see clearly. The shape, colour, and material of a lens will depend on what issues with your vision you want to correct.

You may ask, “what are the 3 types of eye lenses?” and “what type is good for me?”. Remember that there are many types of lenses for eyes, and each type has its own purpose. Here’s a guide to help you choose the right kind of lens for your needs.

Single Vision Lenses

Single vision lenses are what most people think of when they think of glasses. They correct one eye problem, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. These are also referred to as SPH (sphere) and AXIS (cylinder).

This type of lens has a flat edge that goes around the entire lens and is best for people who don’t need any additional correction in their vision. The single vision lens can be used for people who want to see clearly up close and distance at the same time. They require little or no effort for you to wear them and will work great if you don’t have any other eye issues.

These lenses do not have any bifocal capability and do not change focus at all (they only correct your vision). They’re also good if you want consistent vision throughout both eyes while wearing glasses. They come in a variety of thicknesses based on your prescription strength and the shape of your face. If they don’t fit perfectly, they’ll make both eyes feel blurry—which is why it’s important to get them fitted right. Luckily, Reglaze 4 U offers a variety of types of single vision lenses to choose from. Here’s a rundown of the most popular ones:

  • Standard
  • Trivex
  • Polycarbonate
  • Thin
  • Super Thin
  • Ultra Thin


Bifocal Lenses

This lens type is designed with two distinct areas—one area for distance vision and one for reading. They are used by individuals who need both distance and near vision correction in their glasses. Wearing bifocals is especially beneficial for those who spend most of their time reading or working on computers or other tools that require use of close-up vision, such as sewing machines or microscopes.

Bifocals allows you to see both near and far objects clearly without having multiple pairs of glasses or contacts with different prescriptions. Bifocals come in different strengths depending on how strong your prescription is and how much correction you need when looking at close versus far distances. They also usually have an anti-glare coating so that sunlight doesn’t reflect off them when you’re outside.

Bifocal lenses help people with multiple vision problems see well at different distances. These types of lenses can be difficult to wear, so it’s important that you get fitted properly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist before purchasing them. Reglaze 4 U offers a variety of bifocal lenses that can be perfect for your needs:

  • Standard
  • Thin
  • Super Thin
  • Clear Lenses
  • Transitions® Signature® Gen 8 Lenses


Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal lenses are similar to bifocals in that they help people with multiple vision problems see well at different distances. However, varifocal lenses offer even more versatility than bifocals because they allow you to adjust the amount of correction depending on how much distance or near work you’ll be doing at any given time.

They are also known as progressive lenses, which means they have multiple focal points. This means they can provide a clear image of things at a distance, as well as close up objects. Progressive lenses also have two prescriptions, but instead of having separate prescriptions for near and far distances like bifocals do, they gradually change from one prescription to another as the wearer moves their head closer or further away on the axis of their line of sight.

These lenses are ideal for people who need their glasses for driving or reading but also require glasses to see clearly up close. If you have been told that you need varifocal lenses and are not sure whether or not this is the right option for you, it is important to consult with an optometrist or ophthalmologist first before making any decisions about your vision needs. You may find the perfect lenses for you by taking a look at the following types of varifocal lenses offered by Reglazed 4 U, such as:

  • Standard
  • Visio Digital
  • Nova Plus
  • ZEISS SmartLife
  • Branded Hoya iD Lifestyle 3
  • Wide View Occupational


Which type of eyeglass lenses do I need?

There are many types of lenses for glasses. The most common one is the single vision lens, which reduces the need for multiple pairs of eyeglasses. Another type of lens is the varifocal lens, which helps to reduce eye strain by allowing you to focus on objects at different distances with just one pair of glasses. The third type of lens is the bifocal lens, which allows you to see near and far without changing your glasses. Each type of eyeglass lens has its own benefits and disadvantages.

You need to consider several factors when determining the type of eyeglass lenses, you need. Your prescriptions and vision goals; whether you need it for sports, work, or home; your lifestyle (for example, how often you wear your glasses). Remember: the activities you do and how you do them are important factors to consider when selecting eyeglass lenses.

Reglaze 4 U offers the highest quality prescription lenses and lens replacements and provides all three types of eye lenses. Our mission is to provide each customer with high-quality eyeglasses at an affordable price. We strive to provide exceptional customer service with every order we receive by following up with our customers regularly until they have received their order to ensure that they are satisfied with their purchase.

At Reglaze 4 U, we can help you determine which type of eyeglass lenses will best suit your needs. If you have any questions about this topic or need further assistance determining which type of lenses are right for you, please contact us today at 0116 367 6015!