Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Some Saturdays 9-1
Lenses fall into two main categories: single-vision, and multi-focal. Single-vision glasses have only one prescription or lens power. Multi-focal glasses contain more than one power in each lens; examples of this type would be bifocals, trifocals, and progressive addition lenses. Some people need a different prescription for different activities; perhaps one for driving, and another for reading.
Multi-focal lenses allow these people to do various tasks, merely by looking through a different part of the glasses. Bifocals feature two powers, one for close-up, another for long-distance; trifocals have three powers, with the middle power being for intermediate distances. Progressive addition lenses are similar, except there's no distracting line, where the different powers meet. Instead, the power progresses gradually as the eye moves from the top, down to the reading area. Many people feel that progressive addition lenses offer more natural vision. However, they do make peripheral vision somewhat wavy, though wearers usually adapt to this. In addition to the type of lenses, you'll also have to choose which material; plastic or glass. There are many options available with each, including special tints and coatings. For more information on lenses, consult our eye care specialists who will complete a comprehensive eye exam in Detroit to help you select the most appropriate lenses.
At Dr. Weingarten's offices, patients can expect to receive the highest quality treatments and impeccable care. This approach attracts numerous presbyopia, glaucoma and cataracts Detroit patients every year. In addition, Dr. Weingarten offers laser eye surgery and is renowned as one of the most accomplished Rochester and Detroit LASIK surgeons.