Progressive lenses, also referred to as no-line bifocals, give you a better range of focus distance and none of the annoying separations caused by line segments. They appear just like single-vision lenses do, with less adjustment and more convenience and comfort. Many people find they need progressive lenses as they get older. The reason being, as we age, we develop presbyopia, which affects one billion people worldwide.
With the aging process, the lenses of our eyes gradually harden and become less elastic as they once were. As a result, it is more difficult for them to focus on nearby objects. You may have first noticed presbyopia when you started to have a hard time seeing words on a page or computer screen. No need to worry; age-related vision changes are completely natural. Luckily, presbyopia can easily be corrected with the right type of glasses, such as bifocal, multifocal or progressive lenses – all of which have multiple focal points and different amplification levels.
Why Choose Progressive Glasses?
First off, you may not want the physical line that comes with bifocal and multifocal glasses. With those, one of the parts sits at the bottom corner of the glasses near your nose. The dividing line between the two prescriptions is usually located around the same level as your bottom eyelid.
When wearing bifocals, you have to shift your gaze to the second lens to look down at a nearby object. When looking at an object farther away, you have to look up through the top half of the glass. The shift can be jarring, especially for those who are just starting out. You may also notice an “image jump” when you look up and then quickly look down, causing your depth perception to feel off.
Progressive lenses, on the other hand, eliminate that distinct division, with no lines in the lens. Thus, your vision flows smoothly yet you’ll still be able to see objects close up and far away. There’s a much easier and shorter adjustment period associated with progressive lenses. You can easily transition from near to far and back again without experiencing eye strain or annoyance. These are all great reasons to choose progressive lenses.
Simon Eye Associates
If you think progressive lenses may be right for you, contact Simon Eye Associates to learn about our large variety of progressive lens designs and options. With our professional guidance, you can select the perfect lens and frame for your optical and style needs. Contact us today or call us at 302-239-1933.