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“I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun, you got your hair slicked-back and those Wayfarers on.”
~ Boys of Summer, Don Henley
Ray-Ban Wayfarers have earned the legacy of the most recognizable style in the history of sunglasses. Wayfarers have an interesting history—as does the Ray-Ban brand.
Can you purchase eyewear online and use your vision benefits? It’s a question we hear often—and we’ll answer for you here.
First, let’s discuss what vision benefits actually are.
Confusion swirls around the topic of vision insurance
The term “insurance” is used loosely in the world of vision. What you may be calling insurance is actually a plan designed to offer vision benefits to cover some of your costs.
The benefits are likely to apply to:
- Routine preventative eye care including eye exams
- Prescriptive eyewear including eyeglasses and/or contact lenses
Some plans expand the coverage to include:
- Discounts on options such as lens coatings and photochromic lenses
- Reduced rates on elective correction surgery
Getting new eyeglasses? The frames you select are what everyone will notice, but of course the lenses are responsible for correcting your vision.
You’re bound to be offered multiple options for lens materials, most commonly, high index and polycarbonate. If you’re like most, you probably put a lot more thought into selecting your frames than your lens material. Most customers base their decision on the price.
However, you should understand your choice will affect durability, visual clarity, and more. So we’ll examine the two most common lens materials here and present the advantages and disadvantages you should be aware of.
Progressive lenses are a wonderful innovation in eyewear. But they’re not for everybody.
Progressive lenses are not bifocals (or trifocals)
Progressives give you line-free multifocal glasses.
The goal is to get a seamless progression from your lenses that deliver magnifying power for near and intermediate vision. Each lens changes gradually from point to point on the surface to provide the correct lens power for seeing clearly at various distances.
They differ from bifocals, which have only two lens powers—one for distant objects and one in the lower half of the lens—for vision correction at a specified reading distance. With bifocals, the different power zones have a clearly visible line across the center of the lens.
Progressive lenses don’t have this line. In fact, they’re sometimes called “no-line bifocals.” The truth is, progressive lenses offer a more advanced multifocal design than bifocals—or trifocals.