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The Right Lenses

At The Eyeglass Place of Glastonbury we go above and beyond to make sure that we enhance your vision. Deciding the best types of eyeglass lenses  is an important decision to make. Our opticians are highly experienced in taking the proper steps to fit you with the optimal lens type and design. 

We carry all named brand designs and types of  eyeglass lenses that will fit any person’s lifestyle and budget. Whatever type of lens that you and our opticians decide on, you can assure that you are receiving the highest optical quality on the market. We believe your vision should never be compromised which is why we do our best to keep up with the constantly changing optical technologies. In addition to improving your vision, the eyeglasses that you choose make a statement about who you are. 

Types of Lenses

Single Vision

Single vision lenses are used for both distance vision and reading – the two most common reasons people wear glasses. So what’s the difference? With reading glasses, the single vision lenses are optimized for vision in the near zone and personally fitted to the farsighted reader’s standard reading distance. These lenses are great not only for books, but also for reading smaller font sizes on a smartphone or tablet. Farsighted wearers usually have blurry vision in the near zone and sometimes when looking into the distance. Farsightedness results from an image being focused behind the retina, resulting in a blurry image. With nearsightedness, however, objects in the distance appear blurry because the nearsighted eye focuses images in front of the retina rather than on it. An optimally fitted pair of distance lenses can help you see clearly when looking at objects which are far away.


Similar to the bifocal, trifocal lenses provide three different powers across one single lens, divided by distinct lines. The three different prescriptions assist the wearer who has trouble seeing near, far and at intermediate distances.


Providing two different powers across one lens, bifocal lenses are prescribed for patients having trouble seeing both near and far distances. The line across the lens indicates the separation of the different prescriptions.


For some, switching between different lines can be tiring. Progressive lenses provide the same potential for different prescriptions as bifocal and trifocal lenses, instead through a gradual and smooth change. While also keeping up with the latest fashion trends and not having the distinct line of traditional bifocal lenses. 

Blue Vision Protection

Blue light refers to the light rays on the blue end of the visible light spectrum made up of short and high energy waves. Extended exposure to blue light can have negative and damaging effects on the eyes. The most significant source of blue light is the sun, but the other common sources of blue light are LED and fluorescent lights, and the screens on devices like televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones. Protective lenses with blue light filters or tinted lenses are one way to reduce blue light exposure and to decrease the potential for negative effects and The Eyeglass Place can provides these lenses for you.


Computer lenses are made specifically to minimize the eye strain related to computer work. They posses an anti-reflective coating that reduces the glare from computer screens and are made to optimize vision at intermediate distances common in working environments. Computer lenses are available in single vision, progressive, bifocal and trifocal.

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