At Suzanne Floyd Optometrist our aim is to provide you with the most suitable lenses to match your prescription and lifestyle needs. We are happy to discuss the lens options available ensuring you get the maximum benefit from your glasses.
Lenses are able to provide clear and comfortable vision for most tasks that you need to carry out within your lifestyle. We are able to discuss lenses designed for specific uses, for example if you spend a lot of time driving, working in an office, playing sports or any other activity, we can advise you on the options available. The Practice has trial and fitting sets available allowing you to experience different lens designs to help decide on the best lens option for you.
What are Bifocal lenses?
Bifocal lenses have two powers which are separated by a visible segment at the bottom of the lens. The top part of the lens is for correcting your distant prescription and the segment at the bottom is for correcting your near vision prescription. Accurate measurements will ensure the reading part of the lens is positioned exactly right for your requirements.
What are Varifocal lenses?
Varifocal lenses, also known as progressive lenses, are designed with a gradual change in strength from the top of the lens to the bottom and variable lens power in between. The upper part of the lens contains the distance prescription; the middle of the lens has the intermediate strength and the lower portion is the reading area. To ensure the lenses are fitting in front of your eyes correctly we will take some additional measurements as part of the glasses dispensing.
Some prescriptions can result in lenses being thicker and heavier than they need to be. Latest technology allows lenses to be made thinner and lighter using a combination of higher refractive index material along with computer designed curvature. Not only do extra thin lenses improve the appearance of your glasses and make them more comfortable to wear it increases the frame choice that you can choose from.