What are specialty lenses?

If you are looking to buy your first pair of glasses (or if it’s been a while since you’ve upgraded), you may not know that there are many types of specialty lenses available. These lenses are tailored to your eyes and lifestyle to offer your eyes additional protection, depending on your needs. They usually accomplish this with the help of a special lens coating that puts an extra layer of protection in front of your vision.

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Protecting your eyes from harmful light

One example is lenses with blue light protection. This is a thin protective layer on the surface of your glasses that shields your eyes from excess blue light. Blue light is everywhere, even in sunlight, but these days, many people get too much blue light exposure from long hours in front of a computer or phone screen. Overexposure to blue light can cause health problems, such as insomnia, dry eye, and migraines, so if you are in front of a screen for many hours a day, blue light protection may be a good choice for you.

Another type of lens protection is a UV ray coating, which works similarly to blue light protection by adapting seamlessly from indoor to outdoor light. This gives your regular glasses the protection of sunglasses and shields your eyes from damaging radiation.

A third type of specialty lens is a progressive lens. These lenses are a great option for those who need bifocals or trifocals but find their vision irritated by the infamous lines caused by these types of glasses. Progressive lenses adapt to your vision and focus, allowing you to smoothly transition between near and far objects.

These are just some of the examples of new lens treatments available at Main Fashion Optical. There are many other specialty lenses adaptable to your lifestyle and vision needs. Contact us today to learn more.