We carry such a large variety of lens types, choosing the right one for your eyes can seem a challenge. At Redding Eyecare Center, our professional team will guide you through the process of picking the correct lens for your prescription and your lifestyle. Choosing the right frame for your face is only the beginning of creating the perfect pair of eyeglasses for you. Once you know how you want to look, we’ll work together to make sure you’ve got the best way to see.

Types of Lenses

Our patients have a wide variety of prescription needs, and we carry a long list of materials and lenses to allow you to see better to improve your lifestyle.

  • Single vision lenses are meant for those with only one prescription challenge, whether it’s nearsightedness, farsightedness, or myopia.
  • Multifocal lenses are for those who need different prescription strengths for different distances. For instance, some you may need one prescription for distance viewing and another to focus on a computer screen while working.
  • Progressive lenses have the same type of multiple focus points, but they progressively ease into each other, eliminating the sharp line that defines the two in traditional bifocal lenses.
  • Plano lenses are non-prescription lenses for patients with only one eye that needs correcting.

Different Lens Materials

Lenses can be made of different materials, and each one has its pros and cons.

  • CR-39 plastic is the basic plastic model for eyeglasses. It has a discount price point and will fit the bill for most basic prescriptions.
  • Polycarbonate lenses are much more durable, resist scratches, and are much less likely to shatter when dropped. They’re often the best choice for children’s, sports, and safety glasses.
  • Trivex lenses are super light in weight and very thin, making them an ideal choice for those with strong prescriptions.
  • High-index lenses are even thinner, making them a good choice for patients with the strongest prescriptions.

Lens Treatments Available

We offer a variety of coatings and treatments to your eyeglass lenses, all of which can make wearing your glasses safer and more effective. Most of our lenses get a scratch-resistant coating to keep them safe from everyday damage. We offer UV protection to keep your eyes safe from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Mirrored coatings are mainly cosmetic, and can add some stylish flair to any pair of prescription sunglasses.

Looking for an Optometrist in Shasta County, CA?

Choosing the right pair of eyeglass lenses takes a professional team, just like the one in our office at Redding Eyecare Center. We care for patients in Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity, and the surrounding communities.

Give our office a call today at (530) 222-1233 to schedule an appointment today.