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    Largest range, best service, amazing prices! Look out for items marked "Best Price Guarantee", and if you can find designer sunglasses and eyeglasses at a lower price elsewhere, we'll match that price! Simply let us know within 14 days of placing your order, and we'll wire the difference right back into your account.

    Simply send an email to our customer service: customerservice@visiondirect.com.au and provide us the website address of the lower-priced item. We'll verify it according to our guidelines and if it's the exact same model number and colour, we'll match the price!

    We gladly match the price with the following guidelines:

    *The Best Price Guarantee is valid on:

    The Best Price Guarantee applies to eyeglasses frames and sunglasses only and does not apply to prescription or contact lenses. Any exact, identical brand name glasses model sold online by an Authorized Australia dealer as designated by the official distributor/manufacturer. Colours and sizes must be identical. Any item currently in stock and available for purchase on another website that is also available in the same size, style, and colour on www.visiondirect.com.au The item is available on other websites for shipping to your address. Selected eyeglass frames or sunglasses. Prescription lenses and contact lenses are excluded. We include all applicable shipping and other costs of the other website to make a proper cost comparison The Best Price Guarantee is limited to 14 days after you placed your order on www.visiondirect.com.au.

    When does the Best Price Guarantee not apply?

    We are unable to offer the Best Price Guarantee under the following circumstances (including, but not limited to):

    The offer cannot be combined with a promotion code. Special promotions such as coupon codes, rebates, gift certificates and " buy one, get one free " are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. The difference amount is minimum 1 AUD We do not honor other retailers' misprinted or falsely advertised prices for the Best Price Guarantee. Purchases for resale or commercial purposes are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. This offer does not apply to items advertised below our cost. We will not price match prescription lenses or contact lenses. The best price guarantee applies to eyeglass frames and sunglasses only. Items on websites that are auction sites, unauthorized dealer sites and/or discount sites. Items that are out of stock, open-box, clearance, outlet center products and/or refurbished items. Items that are not in stock, ready for shipping on other websites

    What happens after I submit my request?

    Within 14 days of your purchase date, VisionDirect will verify and match the lower price and credit your credit card for the price difference assuming the above requirements apply and are met. The item must be currently available on www.visiondirect.com.au in the same size, style, and colour.

    If you have not made your purchase at the time of applying for the Best Price Guarantee, we can place the order for you at the matched price upon approval.

    Price difference applies to the full cost of the item including tax and shipping (subtracting any promotions). There's a limit of one guarantee claim per item, per order. The difference amount is minimum 1 AUD.

    We reserve the right to verify another online company's product availability, authorized dealer status, and price before issuing a price match credit.

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Which Glasses Are Best for Single Vision? 

Single vision glasses are very widely-used glasses. They’re called single vision because there is only one prescription across the lens - as opposed to something like bifocals, where one lens has different areas that allow the wearer to see differently close-up or further away.


What Are Single Vision Lenses?


Single vision lenses are the most popular type of prescription lenses. They’re commonly used by near- or far-sighted users and those with astigmatism to help see at a distance of up to 30 feet. They can also be helpful with common daily activities such as reading, using a computer or driving.


If you wear prescription glasses, they most likely have single vision lenses. The statistics also suggest that under-40s are more likely to wear single vision glasses too, as younger people often have only one prescription. At VisionDirect, there is an enormous range of low-priced eyewear and designer glasses specifically catered to these types of prescriptions. Click here to find out more.


What Does Single Vision Mean?


The term ‘single vision’ is as simple as it sounds. Both of your eyes work the same way - in a single unit, if you will. A prescription for someone with single vision will be the same in both eyes - which makes it really easy to pick up prescription glasses right off the bat.


Does Pupillary Distance Matter With Single Vision Glasses?


Pupillary distance is extremely important when fitting any kind of glasses – including single vision glasses. This is because all lenses are designed to have an optical centre which is intended to align precisely with your pupil. If the measurement is not correct, this optical centre will still be in the middle of the lens, but it won’t align with your specific pupil. Instead, you’ll be looking through a different part of the lens. This can affect your ability to focus correctly which, in turn, can lead to headaches, tired eyes, blurred or double vision, dizziness and nausea.


Single Vision vs. Progressive Lenses


While single vision lenses are designed for one field of vision, progressive lenses are defined as follows: 


Progressive lenses correct multiple vision requirements in one piece of glass. Therefore, one pair of glasses can be used for correcting your distance, intermediate, and near sighted requirements. In real terms, this means the top of the lens is adapted for distance vision, and gradually diminishes in power towards the bottom, which is designed for reading or other “close up” tasks, like checking a price tag or using your smartphone. 


When it comes to the aforementioned smartphone usage (with single vision or progressive lenses), studies from institutions like the universities of Houston and Harvard suggest that blue light blocking lenses (such as those from zFORT®) can alleviate some of the eye strain that blue-tinted screen glow can cause. When combined with a prescription, blue light glasses can be a really effective all-in-one eyewear solution.


Single Vision vs. Bifocals


Bifocals are glasses with lenses split between two prescriptions - for example, one half will be adjusted for long-range vision, and the other will be adjusted for short-range vision. Bifocals are easy to spot because they have a line dividing the lens in two; progressive lenses are another matter entirely. They handle this prescription difference more subtly and almost ‘blur’ the line between the two sections of lens. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out this article about the difference between progressive and bifocal lenses.


How Much Do Single Vision Lenses Cost?


At VisionDirect, single vision lenses are more affordable than ever. With designer frames for great prices, or the incredibly good-value SmartBuy Collection, there has never been a better time to get your hands on a solid pair of glasses. Whether you want wild style, or sensibility and middle-of-the-road function, our huge glasses range really does have something for everyone.

If you are a member of one of these health fund providers, you're eligible for a rebate on your purchase of prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses at Vision Direct.

If you’re interested in picking up a pair of low-cost lenses, try this range from the SmartBuy Collection. Alternatively, there are thousands of pairs of affordable designer glasses and blue light blocking glasses available now at VisionDirect.

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