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How to Achieve a Complete Single Vision Lens Solution

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Having a complete lens solutions means you can get the most out of your lenses. At Essilor, we can offer a design that not only corrects your refractive error but can deliver so much more to protect and enhance your vision. If you struggle to see either closeup or far away, you will need single vision lenses with just one prescription power across the whole lens. However, today's eye care can go so much further than just correcting your vision.

Finding the right single vision lenses

At Essilor, our single vision lenses have been designed to meet the needs of a modern lifestyle. In today's world, our days are often shaped by digital devices and busy schedules, which can put your eyes through a lot. Eyezen is a single vision lens that can deliver sharp vision but also reduce eyestrain and fatigue.

Whether you're working, socialising, or gaming, the right single vision lenses can support your eyes. With the right lens design, you will be able to look through any part of your lenses and see instantly with clarity. In turn, this can improve your posture, which can be especially helpful if you're sat at a computer all day.

Protecting and enhancing your vision

Having the right type of single vision lenses is crucial for correcting your vision, but your lenses can do more than that. Eyezen single vision lenses can be embedded with a unique filtering system, called Eye Protect System, that filters out harmful UV and Blue-Violet light. Blue-Violet light, in particular, is one factor recently identified as light that can cause damage to retinal cells and can contribute to premature eye ageing(1).

Eye Protect System partially filters Blue-Violet light, and protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays to prolong healthy vision(2).

If you find yourself going from inside to outdoors, you should consider Transitions light intelligent lenses. Transitions lenses adapt to changing light conditions by tinting the lens when exposed to UV light for comfortable vision. With a wide range of colours available, it's easier now than ever to create your unique style with Transitions technology embedded into your Eyezen single vision lenses.

Friends wearing Transitions lenses take a selfie outside

You can also enhance your lenses for better performance with a lens coating. Our range of Crizal lens enhancements can free your lenses from bothersome reflections, distracting smudges and also protect the lens from scratches. With solutions to suit every vision need, lens coatings are an innovative way to finish your lens solution.

Personalise your lenses

Today's evolving technology has meant Essilor partner opticians can tailor your lenses using additional measurements. These measurements consider your visual and physiological behaviours. The measure the way you look through the lens and how the frame fits your face. The result is a lens that is more accurate than ever before.

Advanced Vision Accuracy (AVA) is a revolutionary process using one of the latest eye examination instruments. Your optician will measure your prescription to a much more precise power of 0.01 dioptres; dioptres(D) is the measurement used for spectacle lenses and contact lenses. Previously, prescriptions were measured to the nearest power of 0.25D. This can influence your lens performance, resulting in sharp, comfortable vision.

Other advancements in lens technology allow your optician to capture each individual's unique eye rotation centre, which can differ up to 30% per person. This measurement, known as Eyecode, can be included in the lens, resulting in 5 times more precision(3). Having this level of accuracy can help you adjust to your new lenses quickly and comfortably.

So, when it comes to your next eye examination, ask your local optician about all the different Essilor solutions available to improve single vision lens performance and visual clarity. 


(1) McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31. Sunlight and the 10-year incidence of age-related maculopathy: The Beaver Dam Eye Study. Arch. Ophthalmol., 122, 750-757. New discoveries and therapies in retinal phototoxicity, Serge Picaud et Emilie Arnault, Points de Vue N°68, Spring 2013.

(2) Orma 1.5 lenses do not absorb 100% UV light.

(3) Eyecode gives you up to 5 times more precise vision, even vs lenses using just frame fit parameters.

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