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  • Writer's pictureMichael Chew, O.D.

Why Progressive Lens Glasses Are the Ultimate Solution for Vision

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

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Are you tired of constantly switching between different pairs of glasses for different purposes? Do you find yourself struggling to see clearly at varying distances? If so, it is high time to consider the ultimate solution for your vision: progressive lens glasses!

What are Progressive Lens Glasses?

They are also known as multifocal or no-line bifocals. These visual aids are designed to address multiple vision needs within a single pair of glasses. Unlike traditional bifocals or trifocals, these visual aids provide a smooth transition from distance vision at the top to intermediate vision in the middle and near vision at the bottom of the lens.

How Do Progressive Lens Glasses Work?

Their magic lies in their design. They have a gradual change in prescription strength. It helps you see clearly at different distances without any visible lines or segments on the eyeglasses.

Here is a simple explanation of how they work:

  • Distance Vision: The top part of this glass is tailored for distance vision. When you look straight ahead, you can easily see details, read signs, or navigate your surroundings without any need for visual aids designed for near or intermediate vision.

  • Intermediate Vision: As your gaze moves downward, the power of the lens gradually changes to provide you with crisp vision for intermediate distance. It is important for daily tasks where neither close-up nor distance vision is required, such as using a computer, cooking, or reading a whiteboard.

  • Near Vision: It refers to the capacity to see and focus on objects or text at a close distance, usually within arm’s reach or a few inches from the eyes. It is vital for reading newspapers, and books, or examining fine print on labels.

Why Progressive Lenses Are the Ultimate Solution for Your Vision?

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  • Convenience and Versatility: Rather than juggling between multiple pairs of glasses for different tasks, you can trust a single pair to cover all your vision needs. It is a versatile, time-saving, and hassle-free choice that accommodates a range of vision needs within one pair of glasses.

  • Enhanced Safety: They are designed to provide a clear view of the road, dashboard, and your GPS screen while driving. They won’t only enhance your safety but also reduce the need to switch between different glasses, which can be risky while you are on the road.

  • Seamless and Natural Vision: Unlike bifocal or trifocal which comes with visible lines that separate different prescription strengths, progressive lenses offer a smooth transition from near to far vision. It means you can see at all distances without any abrupt shifts.

  • Customized as per Your Needs: The opticians consider factors, such as your prescription, the distance at which you use your computer, and your reading habits when designing your progressive lens glasses. It assures you that your glasses are tailored to your lifestyle and visual preferences.

The best lens for progressive glasses is typically a high-quality progressive addition lens (PAL). They are also known as no-line bifocals as they provide a smooth transition from distance to intermediate to near vision, all within a single lens.

Wrapping Up

Whether you are visiting for a routine exam, eye irritation, or eye emergency, Optica Optometry is here to provide you with the highest quality services for all your eye health needs. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam and unlock a brighter future.

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