Are Progressive Lenses Right for Me?
Like bifocals or trifocals, progressive lenses are glasses that can change in magnifying power at different distances. Since their invention, many people tend to gravitate toward progressive lenses simply because they are more aesthetically pleasing and can make focusing easier. With a multifocal capability, progressive lenses are gaining popularity with those who need different magnifying powers in their glasses to address their sight issues. There’s a lot to learn about these lenses and how they can help their users. Here’s more information on how you can get progressive lenses, and how to know if they are right for you.
Should I wear progressive lenses?
These personalized lenses are specially designed to correct an eye condition known as presbyopia. People with this condition find it hard to focus their eyes seamlessly on different objects that are near, far and in between. Bifocals and trifocals offer two to three different strengths of lenses in one, making the focusing easier once the user gets a hang of it. However, these lenses can be tough to use correctly and have lines through the middle to separate the lens power. Not only are these lines sometimes unattractive, they also make it hard to see clearly in front of you.
Progressive lenses make more of a smooth transition from one lens power to another. There are no lines through the lenses, making it easier for the wearer to focus. While a new user will still need some time to adjust to the different lens powers associated with the glasses, it’s usually a shorter transition period than when starting the use of bifocals or trifocals. Here at Planet Vision Eyecare, we take the time to assist all our patients with learning the proper ways to use progressive lenses.
How do I get progressive lenses?
If you’re interested in getting rid of your trifocals or bifocals and switching to progressive lenses, schedule an appointment with our Lake Worth eye doctor. The doctor will need to examine your eyes to be sure you’re a good candidate for this type of lens. Then, you’ll need to be properly fitted by our experienced optician and given instruction on how to take advantage of all the benefits of progressive lenses.
Want to see if progressive lenses are right for you or have questions? It’s time to make an appointment with our expert optometrists for a comprehensive examination. Give Planet Vision Eyecare a call today!