What is a Single Vision Lens?

Single vision lenses contain a single power of correction over the entire lens. These standard lenses are typically prescribed by your eye care professional for use in eyeglasses that are primarily used for only one purpose, such as, driving, sports, working, and computer usage. These lenses may also be used when the same amount of correction is required for adjustment at both near and far distances.

Standard Correction for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness & Astigmatism

If you are nearsighted or farsighted, single vision lenses can provide you with the crisp, clear vision required for all of your daily activities. Patients with astigmatism can also use this standard type of lens to correct for varying degrees and types of astigmatism in both eyes. Those with presbyopia or who are over age 40 and who require assistance seeing both near and far may consider bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses as a more appropriate and effective visual aid.

Single Vision Polycarbonate, High-index, Transitions & PhotoFusion Lenses

Single vision lenses are very common. They are typically the first type of lens prescribed for most patients. Wise Eyes Optical offers a variety of single vision lenses for optimal vision in all your daily activities. Single vision lenses are the least expensive lens option available. They are typically used to correct distance vision (at lengths greater than 30” away). Single vision lenses can be made from polycarbonate or high-index lenses, in Transitions and PhotoFusion by ZEISS materials, and enhanced with a variety of coatings for performance and eye comfort, including anti-reflective, anti-glare, and tinted films.