When you get new glasses, there are three important things you need to know about lenses:
Your eye care provider will advise you about different types of lenses. You may need either single-vision lenses or multifocal lenses.
Single-vision lenses correct a single vision problem, such as farsightedness, which is when you see distant objects clearly, but close objects are blurry.
Multifocal lenses correct more than one vision problem (such as reading vision and distant vision). There are different types of multifocal lenses, for example:
Children rarely need multifocal lenses. If your child needs multifocal lenses, your eye care provider will advise you which kind to get.