Progressive Lenses for Your Glasses in Edmonton
Are you tired of constantly switching between different pairs of glasses for reading or driving? If so, you may want to consider switching to progressive lenses. At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we have a wide selection of progressive lenses to transform how you see the world. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Progressive Lenses?
Progressive lenses, also called multifocal lenses, have a seamless increase in magnification from the top to the bottom of the lens to provide clear vision at all distances with one pair of glasses.
How Do Progressive Lenses Work?
Essentially, progressive lenses have three prescriptions in one pair of glasses. This means you can do close-up work like reading, middle-distance work like using the computer and distance viewing like driving without switching between glasses.
The Difference Between Progressive Lenses, Bifocals, and Trifocals
Bifocal and trifocal lenses have different magnification levels separated by a visible line on the lens. This line is known as the “segment line” and is easily visible to both the wearer and others around them. On the other hand, progressive lenses offer a smooth and gradual change in prescription from the top to the bottom of the lens without any visible line.
Benefits of Progressive Lenses
Here are a few benefits of making the switch to progressives:
They’re easy to use. Progressive lenses mimic how the eyes naturally adjust to different distances, providing a seamless and comfortable visual experience.
They’re more convenient. Say goodbye to carrying around multiple pairs of glasses. Progressive lenses do the job of both single-vision and reading glasses.
They’re attractive. With no visible line, progressive lenses look modern, stylish and attractive. This appeals to people who want to avoid the stigma of traditional bifocals or reading glasses.
Of course, there’s a bit of a learning curve when using progressive lenses. Adjusting to lenses that lack the noticeable transition lines takes some effort. You need to train yourself to look through the appropriate part of the lens, depending on your task. However, with some practice, you’ll quickly get the hang of it and enjoy these lenses' benefits.
Are Progressive Glasses Right for You?
As people age, their up-close sight often becomes blurry, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks like reading or using a computer. This is where progressive lenses come in. You're an ideal candidate for progressives if you already wear single-vision eyeglasses for distance and have a second pair of reading glasses for close-up work. Your optometrist or optician can help educate you on the difference between various progressive lenses. Different brands or lens designs may work better for some people than others.