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Single Vision Lenses & Other Lenses

Single vision lenses

Single vision lenses are a type of eyeglass lenses that have a single prescription power throughout the entire lens surface.

These lenses correct vision problems for either nearsightedness or farsightedness, providing clear vision at a specific distance. They are commonly used when correction is needed for either near or distance vision but not both.

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Entire lens is the same prescription

Advantages of Single vision lenses

  • Entire lens is dedicated to prescribed working distance
  • Maximises comfort for prolonged reading
  • No distortion on side of lenses
  • No need to adjust head position to find the best optics for a given distance.
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Who is suitable?

  • Aged around <40 years old: lens can be used for BOTH distance and near work.
  • Aged around >40 years old: lens can be optimised for distance OR near work.

Things you need to know

  • If you are showing signs of presbyopia (reduced focusing at near typically after 40 years old), you will not be able to use them for both distance and near viewing
  • Must remove glasses when not in use. E.g. if glasses are for reading only, you will need to remove them when looking in the distance; and vice versa. If this is not done, you are at risk of increasing your prescription
  • Higher chance of losing glasses as they are removed regularly.

Essilor Eyezen Start Lenses

Designed for digitally connected people

Eyezen Start lenses are specially optimised to maximise clarity whether you are looking far away or close up. Clever design removes optical errors known as aberrations to ensure clarity across the lens.

The result is Better visual comfort, Better contrast, Better clarity

Talk to our friendly staff about choosing Eyezen Start lenses for your next pair of glasses! Call us on 07 3345 3383 or book online today!

Other types of lenses

Bi-focal Lenses

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Lens prescription sharply changes from distance to near

More traditional lens design for clear vision at distance and near.

Advantages of Bi-focal lenses

  • No peripheral distortion
  • 2 main focal points for distance and near, so can see these areas clearly with minimal head adjustment
  • Helps control the rate of prescription increase
  • Low risk of losing glasses as you can wear them all day.

Things to be aware of:

  • May not be as cosmetically pleasing as there is a line that breaks up distance and near areas
  • Does not allow for intermediate (computer) distance viewing
  • Does not allow for reading while lying down, due to different focal areas
  • Glasses must be adjusted to sit well on your face, otherwise the bifocal line can interfere with vision.

Tri-focal Lenses

Lens prescription sharply changes from distance to intermediate to near

More traditional lens design for clear vision at distance, intermediate and near

Advantages of Tri-focal lenses

  • No peripheral distortion
  • 3 main focal points for distance, intermediate and near, so can see these areas clearly with minimal head adjustment
  • Helps control the rate of prescription increase
  • Low risk of losing glasses as you can wear them all day.

Things to be aware of:

  • May not be as cosmetically pleasing as there is a line that breaks up each area
  • Does not allow for reading while lying down, due to different focal areas
  • Glasses must be adjusted to sit well on your face, otherwise the trifocal lines can interfere with vision.

For tailored advice on available options

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Our Glasses Quality Guarantee

Is there anything I should think about when taking my prescription somewhere else to get glasses made?

Absolutely! When we prescribe glasses, we take into account various factors:

Lens Optics & Frame Selection

  • We check the fitting of the frame around your nose and ears
  • We look for the most suitable frame to give you the optimum optical effect
  • All our lenses are specially selected by optometrists to give the best comfort and clarity. Our lens manufacturer has been creating optical lenses since 1849.
    • The lenses are made using cutting-edge technology to provide sharp vision, comfort and effortless adaptation.
    • Lenses are made from superior material, just like the lenses of a professional photographer’s camera.
    • The lenses also come with superior lens coatings.

Other stores may use generic brand lenses to reduce the cost, whereas we choose experienced manufacturers to provide you with the best optical care. Our standard level lenses may well be the premium products other places offer. Even though the number in the prescription is the same, the design and optical quality of the lenses will still be different.

Extensive quality control measures

Our many stages of quality control stations mean that you can be rest assured to collect your glasses trouble-free. We actively prevent problems instead of letting our patients tell us about them. Therefore, we subject every glasses job to the following quality measures:

  1. Detailed and optimised measurement of the pupil distances and optical height measurements for your specific needs.
  2. Two-person check of the order before sending it out to the lab
  3. When the glasses come back, it has to pass our two quality control stations before it reaches you.
    • Accurate prescription and optical measurements
    • Lenses are scratch-free
    • Coating quality
    • Frame quality
    • Nosepads and temples pre-adjusted for optimal fit
    • Lens screws lacquered tight
  4. Because all of the above can make a huge difference in visual clarity and comfort, if there are any faults found during quality control, we will reject the job and request a remake.

It is not guaranteed other stores will take these steps to look after each glasses job.

Lifetime Adjustments

We know that frames can become loose over time, or need tweaking to get back into shape! We provide unlimited adjustments on our frames, and free nose-pad replacements.

When it comes to our glasses, we can be proud to say that we have extremely low remake rates and easy adaptation.

Grace & Vision Optometry accepts all major health funds

Use your optical health funds benefits on a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses. 

HBF
NIB
Bupa
Medibank
HCF
AHM
Doctors Health Fund
CBHS Health Optometrists
Credit Union Australia
Defence Health Fund
Apia Optometrists
Australian Unity
GHMBA
Uni Health Optometrists
Teachers Health Optometrists
Teachers Union Health Fund
Optometrist Frank Health Insurance

... and many more. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your health fund.