for first time wearer
Ideal for reading
Suitable for age 45 and below
for complex power
Suitable for avid wearer
for versatile usage
Wider visual field
Ideal for active lifestyle
the best version
Customised to lifestyle
Best visual field
Perfect for all activities
How do progressive lenses look?Progressive lenses appearance looks like normal lenses on glasses. Trained optical technicians, general opticians and optometrists can identify the difference of them. Yet even though they may appear like any additional lens, there are several big differences that distinguish them from one another. Progressive glasses come equipped with multifocal lenses that is used to correct distance, near view and intermediate view. The majority of progressive lenses have laser beam etchings within the lens that are virtually invisible towards the wearer and may only be spotted by experienced opticians. These laser etchings inform the optician of the associated added power which are
- The strength needed to correct for reading,
- Particular area of the distant power, intermediate power and additional power,
- Lens material,
- Manufacturer of the specific lens,
- Design of the lens
What determines the progressive lenses price in Malaysia?
MaterialThe material utilised for your glasses will likewise decide the cost. Standard Plastic lenses are thicker, heavier, less scratch-proof and are not guaranteed to be non-shatterable. Polycarbonate lenses are slightly more expensive. These glasses are more slender, lighter, and more strong than plastic, suitable for half frame or rimless glasses. Glass lenses are slowly phased out due to its heavy weight. However, there are wearers who love glass lens because it is clearer compared to others.
CoatingCoating Coating is the core protective layers of the lens. It makes the lens more scratch resistant so that it can last longer. Besides, coating also provides other function for the lens such as UV reduction. A better quality lens has coating that does not peel off easily. This is important as we do not want it to lose the function due to peeling off.
Functional lensYou may have heard of transition lens that change color under the sun, or computer lens that helps to protect the eyes from harmful blue light. These are additional features of lens that can cost more than ordinary lens.
Thickness or IndexIndex has no unit, and it’s used to reflect the thickness. In simpler form, you may call it category or group. Generally there are 4 indexes ie 1.56, 1.61, 1.67 and 1.74. The higher the index, the thinner the lens is.
Most important part : Design of progressive lens (also known as the grade of the lens)When we mention design, it does not mean the physical shape of the lens, not that one is round and another is square. You can read more about design of progressive lens here. Basically a better design lens will give you smooth power progressive so that distortion and waviness is minimised. Here are the attributes that we will look into :
- Wide visual fields
- Wide corridor
- Comfortable reading
- Stable vision
- Easy to adapt
At the end of the day, go with your budget and get what suit you most!