Having single vision lenses means that your optometrists’ optical prescription is applied to the entire lens, distributing focus evenly across the entire surface area.

Single vision lenses are best-suited for people who are short-sighted (myopic), long-sighted (hyperopic) or have astigmatism, meaning that the eye is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football, so light is focused at more than one place in the eye.

For short-sightedness and long-sightedness, single vision lenses will help those who need help to better see objects that are far away - such as when driving or watching television, or for needing help to make objects that are closer to the eye appear more clearly - such as when reading, building Lego, or sewing. 

What are the benefits of single-vision lenses?

Beyond restoring your ability to see clearly, single vision lenses can help to:

  • Relieve you of eye strain, and resulting eye fatigue

  • Boost your quality of life with improved vision and eye health

  • Protect your eyes from impact, trauma and common irritants like dust, sand and insects (alongside all lens types)

You can also easily add lens coatings to single-vision lenses to customise just for your viewing habits and make the most of your new lenses. For example, for extra UV protection, you may try polarised or light-adaptive lenses to help keep your eyes protected when you’re outdoors.

To find out if single-vision lenses are right for you, contact one of our friendly store teams here.