In today’s ever-changing world there is a wide variety of optical lens options available to the consumer.   We, at Verona Vision Care understand that these options paired with what your vision plan may or may not cover can be confusing.    That is why our staff at Verona Vision Care is here to help you understand which options will work best for your particular vision needs and what your vision plan may or may not cover.

Lens Types

Lens Types


Single Vision

Single vision lenses have one power throughout the entire lens. It can be used for distance, for reading, computer or for anyone particular distance the patient wants or needs (ie. Piano).


Bifocal lenses have 2 different powers designated by a line. Most typically, the top of the lens is for far away and the bottom, inside the half-moon shape, is for near. However, sometimes mid-range and reading can be used or distance and mid-range.  It is important to know what the glasses will be used for so the doctor can prescribe accurately.


Trifocal lenses have three different powers, designated by lines. The top of the lens is typically for distance, the middle is for intermediate which is just beyond arms reach to about five feet and the bottom is for near or anything that the wearer can actually touch.


A progressive lens is a gradual transition of power within the lens.  It contains distance, mid-range and near vision.

Premium vs. Elite Progressives

All progressives have the clear useable “channel”. Premium progressives are made with newer technology which creates a wider channel, more useable areas and less blurriness to the sides. The newest progressives are digitally surfaced using computerized technology allowing lenses to be more customized. Elite progressives are customized to the frame chosen, the prescription and how the frame is worn. Each year many new progressives come on the market.

Lens Materials

Lens Materials


Also known as plastic, this material is much lighter and less breakable than glass.


Ten times more impact resistant than plastic or glass lenses, this is an acceptable choice for those who work in certain occupations where safety is important. This material is thinner and lighter than glass or plastic and has built-in UV protection. Since it is a softer material, it scratches and dents more easily.


Trivex material is known for its impact resistance that is equal to polycarbonate but optically (how one would view through the lenses), it is superior to polycarbonate. It has built-in UV protection and is the best material for drill mount frames as it does not crack or stretch out around the drill holes. It is much more scratch-resistant than polycarbonate because it is a harder material. A lens of choice for children and teens and anyone who wants a light and durable lens.

High Index

This is the thinnest, lightest and flattest material available for lenses. Those with farsightedness will appreciate the less magnified look of their eyes and nearsighted prescriptions do not have as much bulk on the edges. This lens material has built-in UV protection.

Lens Options

Lens Options

Anti-reflective Coating

Anti-reflective coating is applied to the front and backside of each lens and allows light to pass through so the lenses don’t have reflections on the outside of them. Cosmetically it’s nice because the wearer’s eyes are seen rather than reflections. Most importantly, it allows clear vision and less eyestrain to the wearer, especially when driving at night and working on computers.

Transition™ Lenses

Transition™ lenses are for those who want the convenience of sunglasses outside, without having to switch glasses.

Transitions™ EXTRActive® darken outdoors to protect your eyes from the brightest sun, even in the hottest conditions. Darken behind the windshield to protect drivers’ eyes from sunlight.

Transitions™ Vantages® is the world’s only intelligent lens that automatically polarizes as it darkens outdoors.  Polarization adjusts to match the level of glare outdoors. Noticeably crisper, sharper vision outdoors.

Transitions™ Drivewear® is the only polarized sun lenses that adapt to light behind the wheel and outdoors, helping remove glare off the road and car hood for a picture-perfect drive.

Transitions™ Signature Gen 8® is a light intelligent photochromic lens that was darker outdoors, clear indoors, with improved reaction and fade back speeds, all without compromising on protection and quality.

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses are sunglass lenses that reduce glare, therefore making it an extremely safe lens. It is recommended for any sunglass usage but especially for water sports and every day driving.