What is “Single Vision”?
The term “single vision” is usually applied to lenses crafted to help people see better at farther or shorter distances, but never both.
Single Vision vs. Progressive
Single vision prescriptions are the most common among people who need vision correction, in order to improve one field of vision – nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism – with the same amount of vision correction.
On the other hand, progressive lenses are meant to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and everything in between, providing a sharper vision.
Single Vision Glasses
Single vision glasses have just a single optical prescription correction and they distribute focus evenly over the entire surface area of the lens, helping the user see at a distance of up to 30 feet. At the same time, they can also be used for other common daily activities like reading, looking at a computer screen or driving.