Vision in Style supplies discount designer eyeglasses for all styles and face shapes. The frames, however, do not come with lenses. Once you purchase a set of discount eyeglasses frames from Vision in Style, have them modified with the appropriate prescription lenses.

Eyeglasses lenses are seldom made of plastic, and instead, high-tech plastic, lighter and less breakable, is far more common. Plastic, as well, is thinner, cutting down on the Coke-bottle effect, and more scratch-resistant. Not all lenses for your pair of discount eyeglasses are the same, and here are the options for adding prescription lenses:

  • Polycarbonate lenses are impact-resistant and ideal for people who are active in sports or at work and for children. These lenses are also designed with UV protection.
  • Trivex lenses are made from thin plastic, designed to be lighter in weight and impact-resistant.
  • High-index plastic lenses are ideal for those needing high prescriptions. Made from a lighter and thinner material than glass, these lenses avoid the Coke-bottle look.
  • Aspheric lenses are characterized by varying degrees of curves on the surface, which result in a thinner and flatter lens with a greater usable portion.
  • Photochromic lenses, made from glass or plastic, change from clear to tinted when exposed to light. These lenses are ideal for those wanting eyeglasses and sunglasses in one frame.
  • Polarized lenses reduce glare and are best for outdoor sports and driving.

Those purchasing discount eyeglasses are either nearsighted or farsighted. Concave, or inwardly curved, lenses are used for nearsighted prescriptions, while convex, or outwardly curved, are used for farsightedness. Lenses for astigmatism, as well, are cylindrical. All eyeglasses lenses, regardless of shape, focus light appropriately on the retina.

A pair of discount eyeglasses may need multifocal lenses, for which progressive with a seamless look are the most common. Bifocal lenses have two sections; the top half is for distance, and the bottom is for near vision. Trifocal lenses, although less common, have the same features as bifocals with a center portion, designed for viewing objects at arm’s reach, added. Progressive multifocal lenses are often prescribed for those 40 and older with presbyopia.

In addition, lenses for your discount eyeglasses may be modified further with coatings. Depending upon your need, prescription lenses can have anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, UV-resistant, tinted, and mirror coatings added.


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