Prescription Eyeglass Lenses

Common Types of Prescription Eyeglasses for Myopia

If you are nearsighted or myopic, you know it can be challenging to find eyeglasses that are both comfortable and stylish. However, different prescription eyeglass lenses can help you see clearly by correcting your vision. These eyeglasses are prescribed by an eye doctor and tailored to your needs. Depending on the severity of your condition, our optometrist in Jewett City, CT, might prescribe the following types of lenses.  


Single Vision Lenses

Single-vision lenses are the most simple and popular eyeglass lenses for myopia. These lenses are designed to have only one optical correction, usually near or far vision.

Single-vision lenses offer the most focused and clearest vision, most suitable for people with mild cases of myopia. These lenses are also the least expensive of all types of prescription eyeglasses.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses are designed to correct both near and far vision. They are composed of two optical corrections on one lens, with the top portion for distant vision and the lower portion for near vision.

The near vision portion of the lens is usually relatively small, making the lens thinner towards the middle of the eyeball. This lens type is beneficial for those with moderate cases of myopia, as it allows them to focus on near and far objects. It can also help those with astigmatism, allowing the person to focus in both directions.

Trifocal Lenses

Trifocal lenses are a combination of bifocal and single-vision lenses. They are composed of three optical corrections on one lens, with the top for distant vision, the middle for intermediate vision, and the lower for near vision.

If you have severe myopia, your eye doctor might prescribe these lenses to focus on near, intermediate, and far objects. However, trifocal lenses are also more expensive than single and bifocal lenses.

Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses are the most advanced type of prescription eyeglasses for myopia. These lenses are composed of multiple optical corrections, which gradually increase from top to bottom.

These lenses make bifocal and trifocal lenses flatter. This change makes it possible to focus on all distances without visible divides. In addition, progressive lenses benefit those with higher levels of myopia, allowing them to see at far, intermediate, and near distances without any transitions.

Visit Our Optical Clinic

Are you looking for the best type of eyeglasses for myopia? Book an appointment at our Griswold Eye Care optical clinic in Jewett City, CT, for a prescription. Your eye doctor will examine your condition and prescribe customized eyeglasses. Then call us at (860) 376-2848 to correct your vision and prevent myopia progression.

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