How to select the right lens for your frame

Typically your optometrist or optician can help you make the right decision when selecting a lens that will work for you, but if you’re curious like us, here is a quick guide on how to pick the right lens for your needs.

Lens Options

Lenses come in a variety of options. In this write up we will go through some of the most common types of lenses. These include single vision, bifocal or trifocal, and progressives.

Single Vision

Single vision is the most common type of lens and it is used to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and/or astigmatism. Other terms used for single vision are a “standard lens” or a “basic lens.”

You would want to pick this lens when you only need correction set for one distance.

Watch the video

If you’ve had a long day at work and want to give your eyes a rest, have a listen to Dr. Allen at the Doctor Eye Health show on YouTube. Dr. Allen goes through lens options and lens materials. These two are important factors when it comes to the final lens package you end up choosing to pair with your fabulous frames.

Into the weeds

Premium vs Basic Lenses with Dr. Natasha Liaw

We’ve just scratched the surface when it comes to lens selection–no pun intended. Let Dr. Natasha Liaw from Wink Optometry in Burnaby give her opinion when it comes to choosing between Premium or Basic Lenses. 

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Progressive lenses in depth analysis

All progressives are not created equal. There are a lot of things to take into consideration. You must consider the application and the measurements must be precise. Dr. Natasha Liaw goes into detail about what progressives are and why you would choose them.

You’ve made it

You purchased new glasses, now what?

Congratulations on your new pair of glasses! Here is a simple guide on how to transition into your new, amazing, life-changing eyeglasses.