Progressives Overview

Last Updated on November 23, 2022 by amy

As people age, the ability of vision decreases and it may become harder to see things up close and further away. This can be a hassle if you have one pair of glasses for each further seeing and close seeing. People who deal with presbyopia also have the issue of focusing their eyes on closer objects, which can be irritating. Without the right pair of glasses, these people can be prone to getting headaches and being fatigued.

With progressive lenses, you can fix all of these problems. Progressive glasses are built in a way that the lenses have multiple fields where the vision is heightened in different zones for seeing things at a distance, near and in between. Instead of separating these fields into different glasses, having one pair of progressive glasses is a lot more practical for people who wear glasses all the time.

Progressive lenses are unlike bifocal or trifocal lenses because there are no lines on the lenses separating the fields and distracting from the view of your eyes. Your eyes will look brilliant and be more featured when wearing these glasses to make you look much younger. It is important that you feel beautiful and confident in your glasses, and with progressive lenses, that’s not hard to do!

With the history of progressive lenses, manufacturers have perfected the design allowing the lenses to fit in any size or style frames. Today, you can even get progressive lenses that fit directly to your prescription and needs, evaluating your vision and adapting the three different zones accordingly. You can also get a pair of progressive glasses for doing certain tasks like seeing up close or working at a computer by upsizing the fields that correspond with each task.

Because of the nature of progressive lenses, it may take a little bit to get used to the lenses. People often complain within the first few days, but love them after they get used to the fields of vision. Because of the different fields, it may seem blurry in some sections of the glasses, but this is purely because of the blending of the zones. This problem has been completely fixed with some manufacturers due to the innovation on their lenses though, and some customers feel comfortable immediately.

If you are wondering if progressive lenses are for you, take a look at the list below. Progressive glasses have been proven to help vision problems for people with the following vision issues:
Far/close sight loss
People changing from bifocal glasses
Old age influence on eyesight

Before buying a pair of progressive glasses, it’s important to talk to your eye doctor about getting progressive lenses. They might even recommend progressive lenses to help fix your issues, but if not, as them. If they do suggest you get some, get a copy of your prescription so you can get the perfect pair for your eyes. Whether you are buying them in a store or online, you will need the prescription to get the right pair.