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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Progressive Lenses

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Oct 19, 2022

5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Progressive Lenses

When you need reading glasses, your optometrist may recommend progressive lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition between prescriptions, which is ideal for people who do a lot of close-up work. However, there are a few things you should know before purchasing progressives.

#1: What Progressive Lenses Are and How Do They Work

Progressive lenses are eyeglass lenses that correct both near and far vision. Progressive lenses, as opposed to traditional bifocal or trifocal lenses, have a gradual transition between the two distances. There is no need to move your eyes up and down to change focus, resulting in a more natural field of vision.

Progressive lenses are frequently used to treat presbyopia or age-related farsightedness. They can, however, be used to treat other vision conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. While progressive lenses can be difficult to adjust to, they provide a clear, unobstructed view for people who require near and far vision correction.

#2: The Benefits of Using Progressive Lenses

  • Progressive lenses offer a smooth, graduated transition between prescription powers. This results in a more natural field of vision and avoids the "image jump" that can occur with other types of lenses.
  • Progressive lenses also have a wider field of view than other types of lenses, making them ideal for activities such as driving or reading.
  • Furthermore, progressive lenses are less likely to cause eye fatigue, making them an excellent choice for people who spend long periods working at a computer.
  • They also appear more natural and appealing because there is no line dividing the different focal areas.

#3: How to Choose the Right Progressive Lenses for You

When deciding on the best progressive lenses for you, there are numerous factors to consider. Your prescription is the most important factor. To determine your exact prescription, you will need to have your eyes examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Once you have your prescription, you can work with an optician to find the best lenses for you.

Other important factors to consider include your face's size and shape, as well as your lifestyle. If you live an active lifestyle, you should consider lenses designed for high-impact activities. If you're someone who spends a lot of time reading or working on a computer, you'll want to choose lenses that offer a wide field of vision and minimal distortion to reduce eye fatigue. You can be sure to find the right progressive lenses for you if you consider all of these factors.

#4: The Different Types of Progressives Available on The Market

Progressive lenses are available in a variety of styles, each tailored to the specific requirements of the wearer. The bifocal lens, which provides two different fields of vision in one lens, is the most common type of progressive lens. Bifocals are ideal for correcting both nearsightedness and farsightedness.

The trifocal lens is another type of progressive lens that provides three different fields of vision. Trifocal lenses are ideal for correcting both nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism.

Finally, multifocal lenses allow for multiple fields of vision. Multifocal lenses are ideal for people who need to correct a variety of vision issues.

#5: Tips for Adjusting to Wearing Progressives

  • It is critical to practice looking through the lens edges because this is where your peripheral vision will be. Hold a book or newspaper at arm's length and slowly move it from side to side.
  • When you're first getting used to your new lenses, don't be afraid to ask for help from family or friends. Having someone nearby who can show you where things are can be very useful.
  • Experiment with various activities. When doing something that requires more focus, such as reading or using the computer, you may find it easier to readjust your gaze.

It may take a few weeks or even months to get used to them, but once you do, you'll enjoy the benefits of having sharper vision at all distances.


If you're thinking about getting progressive lenses, do your homework and take your time. Progressive lenses are expensive to purchase, but if you need them for presbyopia, they may be worth it in the long run.

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