Buyers Guide

Buying glasses isn’t about choosing a frame anymore. Lens makers
have evolved the game and now offer a plethora of options. From
lens thickness to its coating, we can craft the type of lens that matches
your lifestyle. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to expect when
buying a prescription frame from The Spectacle Site

Official Lens Partner

At The Spectacle Site, we offer top quality lenses from all over the world. We use the best products from a range of lens partners based on your prescription as well as your lens preference.

Lenses Design

We offer a large variety of lenses types to suit your needs. A common mistake people often make when buying eyeglasses is not spending enough time considering their choices of eyeglass lens material, design and coating.

Single-Vision Distance & Reading

Single power lenses which have the same focal power throughout (top to bottom) and can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Most people who wear spectacles before the age of 40 have single vision lenses.

Reading glasses are made by customizing single vision lenses to your individual distance, generally between 30 and 40 cm.

Progressive Lenses

These lenses are meticulously designed to incorporate distance, middle- and near- vision correction in a single lens. These lenses are personalized according to the wearer. If you have particularly unique eyes, or need bifocals but do not want the obvious line in your lens, consider progressive lenses.

Bifocal Lenses

Why carry two pair of glasses when you can carry one? Bifocals help take care of near- and long-distance vision by combining two prescriptions into one lens. The upper part is used to help with distance correction, while the bottom portion is to help with near vision correction. These are excellent choices for people who have use for both reading and distance glasses.

Computer and Office lenses

These lenses help mitigate CVS. Computer Vision Syndrome includes dizziness, blurriness of vision, redness in the eyes, dry eyes, double vision, and dizziness.

These lenses often contain one or more of the following features:

  • Slight Magnification
  • Anti-Reflective
  • Blue Light Filter

Lens Materials

Standard Plastic

Basic Lenses

Common Worldwide

Polycarbonate

Impact-Resistant

Active Lifestyles & Children

Heigh-Index 1.67

Thin & Lightweight

All Prescription ranges

Lens Coatings and Tints

Eyeglass lens treatments help enhance the performance of your eyes and can also add to the aesthetic looks of your frame.

  • Scratch Resistant
  • Polarized
  • Anti-Reflection
  • Mirror
  • Transitions
  • Blue light
Scratch-resistant

This coating is a standard on all plastic lenses. These lenses defend your lenses against scratches from everyday use, and helps protect them against accidental drops.

Polarized Lens

Once popular with fishermen and boaters, Polarized Lenses are the perfect companion for outdoors. Elimination of glare improves visibility and safety for your everyday life.

Anti-Reflection

This coating helps to filter reflected light, which means less squinting and more comfortable vision. Anti-reflective lenses are important for people driving at night.

Mirror

This coat is applied to the outer side of the lens, gives a reflective tint to the wearer and helps conceal their eyes.

Transitions

These lenses offer the best of both worlds. They are clear indoors and turn dark when exposed to UV light.

Blue Light

Blue Light is everywhere, starting from the sun to our everyday intensive exposure to mobile and computer screens. This filter reduces the harmful blue lights to make the vision comfortable and ease the pressure on eyes.

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