How to Adapt to Progressive Glasses

Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by amy

Progressive glasses offer you the ability to have the same benefits of bifocals without the unsightly line. They give you the benefit of a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines, and you can see at all distances clearly. Progressive glasses mimic natural vision more closely, for example you don’t have to tilt your head back or sit closer to the computer screen when you have progressive lenses as you would with bifocals. The problems associated with bifocals like computer vision syndrome don’t happen with progressive lenses, and they are a lot more natural and comfortable to wear. However, they do take a bit of adjustment to get used to, and this article will go into some of the details involved with adapting to progressive glasses.

The latest progressive glasses are designed for improved visibility
The most recent progressive glasses that you can purchase have better optics than ever, and many of the problems that progressive glasses wearers dealt with in the past have been fixed or largely improved. For example, the lateral field of view for viewing close up objects like books and computers was limited in the past, but this field of view has increased with recent lenses. You don’t have to make as many head adjustments to see objects clearly. The lateral view areas have been improved, and there are new occupational designs that make it easier for wearers to view their computer, as the lenses are more customized than ever before.

Be patient with them
It’s important to be patient as you are adjusting to your new progressive lenses. No matter how quickly you adjust it will very likely take a couple of days for you to start being able to see just as you were before. You might find that it takes even longer than a few days. Everyone’s brain works differently, and you shouldn’t assume that something is wrong if you aren’t adjusting to your new progressive glasses very quickly. Your eye doctor may be able to give you some advice on how long it can be expected for you to have to wait to adjust. There are some strategies that you can also use to improve your vision that will be discussed below.

Know how to look to see different objects
Most progressive glasses are designed with specific viewing regions so that you know how to look at different objects. For example, when you are looking at objects in the far distance, you will generally want to look straight ahead. This might occur when you are watching TV or driving as one example. When you need to see clearly at objects that are near to you, such as your tablet, a book, or your computer, you would generally look through the bottom of the lenses. Point your noise directly where you want to look as progressive glasses are designed to be aligned so that you will see more clearly when you are directly facing the object you want to look at.