The Different Types Of Lenses Available

Myopia Correction lens on eye test


What is the first thing you look at when getting a pair of new spectacles? Most tend to want the latest and most beautiful frame design available. While selecting a frame that suits your appearance is indeed important, choosing the right lens according to your vision is even more vital. When form and function complement, better eye protection and enhanced vision is made possible. With a wide variety of lenses available in the market, choosing the best lens can be quite the challenge. As such, we explore some of the lens options and their functionalities in this article to aid in your decision making process.


1. Transition lens


Transition lenses are designed to be clear for indoor use but automatically darken when they come into contact with sunlight or UV light outdoors. This is caused by the activation of molecules in the lens when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays. As UV rays can penetrate through clouds, transition lenses also darken even on cloudy days. 




  • Convenience

Eliminates the need to wear sunglasses at all times.


  • UV protection

Transition lenses are proven for provision of 100% UVA and UVB protection.


2. Anti fatigue lens


Anti-fatigue lens for suffering digital eye strain


These lenses are especially suitable for those who constantly suffer from eye strain and fatigue. The upper portion of the lens offers an ideal distance vision correction, while the lower part eases eye strains caused by close screen proximity thanks to a subtle power change feature. Beyond alleviating discomfort in the eyes when using screens, Anti-fatigue lenses can also be worn for a number of intermediate visual tasks, thanks to its versatility. 




  • Deals with near vision difficulties 

People between 18 to 37 years old who spend a considerable amount of time at work will need anti-fatigue lenses to see close objects comfortably after prolonged hours at work.


  • Minimises digital eye strain symptoms

Digital eye strain symptoms, and blue light for macular degeneration can be reduced by these lenses.


3. Progressive lens


A type of multifocal lens designed for people who require corrective lenses to see distant and close up objects. Progressive lenses are especially useful the older one gets, allowing these individuals to perform closeup work such as sewing. 




  • Three-in-one prescription 

One pair of progressive lenses come with three prescriptions. It enables wearers to perform close-up, middle-distance or distant work, without the need to change spectacles. 


  • Prevents computer vision syndrome

Progressive lenses come with a designated middle area for intermediate vision that blends into the top and bottom lens for easy switching. They can ease your neck and posture as well.


  1. Minus power lens aka myopia correction lens:


In today’s digital age, children are looking at screens more often, which may increase their risk of myopia. Myopia correction lenses help to control myopia and prevent eye degrees of children from increasing. To slow down myopia progression, myopia correction lenses create a volume of signal in the child’s eye against eye elongation. Correction is made through a single vision zone that enables light to be focused onto the retina, which causes the eye to respond by slowing down its axial length elongation. This allows children to have a clear vision. 




  • Can be worn comfortably by children at a younger age 
  • Proven to slow down the progression of myopia by about 15-30%

4. Blue light glasses 


Excessive blue light may result in damage to your eyes, causing fatigue and unfocused eyes. Sources of blue light include LED lights, sunlight, computer monitors, tablet screens, smartphone screens and more. Blue light glasses prevent glare by filtering out blue light to effectively block the transmission of wavelengths emitted from devices.




  • Reduces eye strain

Blue light glasses can reduce eye strain by protecting the eyes from the transmission of wavelengths emitted from screen devices.


  • Prevents eye diseases

Too much blue light exposure can cause eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, as revealed by some experts. Blue light glasses help to reduce the likelihood of deteriorating eyesight and other eye diseases.


At Better Vision, we are known for our quality eyewear solutions, incorporating up-to-date fashion trends in designing and making prescription glasses and coloured contact lenses for our customers. Call us today for more information!


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