types of spectacles


Spectacles not only help you see the world clearer but also protect your eye from wind, dust, and other foreign particles, which can be the reason to reduce your risk of developing eye irritations. The Spectacles have been helping us in our lives for generations.

People wear spectacles according to their interests, some wear them to correct their vision, and some wear spectacles just for a style statement.

It is also hard to choose a spectacle now as a wide range of spectacles is available in unique patterns, colors, and styles. Everyone should go for a spectacle type or frame according to their face structure.

Here are the different types of Spectacles:

Before making up your mind to buy spectacles, consult an optometrist or go for a home eye test.

1. Prescription Spectacles:

Prescription spectacles are your buddies that provide the sharp, clear vision you want to have. All you need is an eyewear prescription from an optometrist that can define what you need for perfect lenses to correct your vision, and with that, you can order spectacles from anywhere in the world.

Single Vision:

Single-vision prescription lenses are perfect for correcting eye issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. They are most affordable and widely in use to correct eye vision.


Multifocal Lenses (Bifocal or Trifocal Lenses)

People suffering from more than one eye issue go for Multifocal Lenses. They are designed to correct multiple eye issues just with single lenses. So if you are suffering from nearsightedness and farsightedness that doesn’t mean you need spectacles, a spectacle with a multifocal lens will help you!

Progressive and Computer spectacles contain multiple lenses.

Bifocal Lenses:

People who have both myopia and presbyopia are prescribed Bifocal Lenses. They are the ones widely in use for correcting eye sights.

Tri-focal Lenses:

Tri-focal lenses are the ones that are almost similar to bi-focal but just because of the power of correcting intermediate vision, they provide an additional ability to view computer screens.

Progressive Lenses:

Spectacles with Progressives have multifocal lenses containing three main fields of vision including near, intermediate, and distance that provide a seamless transition.


Reading Spectacles:

Reading spectacles are something that offers you ease while reading a book, they are purposely designed to improve the reading experience. Designed for easy reading in low light settings and to ease any fatigue, headaches, or blurry vision you experience.

2. Non-Prescription Spectacles:

Non-Prescription Spectacles are those types of spectacles people usually wear as accessories. The purpose is to look fashionable and protect the eye from external dust and UV radiation.

3. Computer Spectacles:

Another type of spectacle is computer spectacles, so they are designed to reduce the strain during the use of computer screens and for eye protection. They also protect your eyes from blue light.

In this digital era, when you spend a lot of time with computer screens or mobile phones, when this is high time you should think of eye care and protection from eye issues, go and get a computer spectacle for yourself and your loved ones!

 4. Sunglasses:

Sunglasses belongs to another category but people have started wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV radiation, and air debris and they are also wearing prescribed sunglasses outside to correct eye vision. So many sunglasses also come in different types of spectacles that are also in trend.


Now, that you know all the types of spectacles, this is the right time to order spectacles online but before ordering know what is your face shape and which spectacle is the right one for you!


Here are some face shapes and their suited frame to help you out with choosing the right frame.

face shapes and their frames

Read our blog “The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Eyewear for Your Face” if you are still confused. You can also contact our experts to know what spectacle frame is perfect for you and they will come up with a few spectacles suggestions that are just right for you!