A lens that is thick at the center and thin at the edges is called a convex lens. The most common form of a convex lens has both surfaces bulging out in the middle. Three types of convex lenses are listed and then shown in the figure below.

## 3 Types of convex lens class 10

The three types of convex lenses are Double convex, Plano-convex, and Concavo-convex.

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Double Convex Lens – When both the surfaces of a convex lens are convex (bulging out) then the lens is called a Double Convex lens.

Plano Convex Lens – When one surface of a convex lens is plane and the other surface is convex then the lens is called a Plano-convex lens.

Concavo Convex Lens – When one surface of a convex lens is concave and the other surface is convex then the lens is called a Concavo-convex lens.

Also read, types of concave lens