What types of spectacle lenses are available?
- Single Vision - these lenses are used to correct many visual defects. They can be used for distance, near or continuous wear.
- Progressive - these are the most advanced design aimed at giving you natural vision for all distances and corrections.
- Bifocal - the lens is split into two sections; the upper part is traditionally for distance vision and the lower part for near vision.
- Trifocal - the lens is split into three sections; the upper part is for distance, the middle area is for intermediate vision and the lower part for near vision.
- Vocational - these lenses are perfect for computer use. They will correct the focus of near and intermediate objects but distance vision may be blurred.
Anti-reflective Lens Coating - "to coat, or not to coat?"
Anti-reflective (AR) Lens Coating can be applied to most lenses, creating clearer vision and making your eyes look more natural. The AR coating helps to repel water and dust making them much easier to clean and is of great visual benefit when driving at night.
Bruce recommends AR coating for all his patients.
In addition to Anti-Reflective Lens Coatings we also have the following:
- Easy Tint lenses
- Ultraviolet Lens Treatments
- Blue Control - neutralizes blue light, preventing eye strain and fatigue
- Reduces glare for more comfortable and relaxed vision
- Better contrast perception, offering a more natural colour experience
- Polarized lenses (these sunglass lenses block virtually all UV rays and eliminate glare - a must for anyone living in Far North Queensland)
Lens Materials - "not all lenses are created equal"
Lenses can be made lighter, thinner, and more scratch resistant than ever before. Being lighter and more durable than glass lenses, plastic lenses are some of the most advanced lenses in the world.
Let the team at Bruce Mellick Optometry find the best lens solution for you and your lifestyle.