|Why Progressive Lenses?
While all of us would like to feel eternally young when you reached the age of 40 or so the need for the dreaded "B" word ( bifocal ) will eventually be mentioned by your eye care doctor. The baby-boomer generation is maturing but mature doesn't have to mean "old". Progressive Lenses are bifocals without a line which allows patients the ability to focus from distance to near without having to take the glasses on and off.
Another term often referred as Progressive Lenses is "No-Line Bifocals", which elimates the visible lines of traditional bifocals and trifocals and hides the fact that you need reading glasses. No one needs to know you you're wearing glasses for fashiong or your arms have "grown too short" for you to see up close.
Why Do I Need Progressive Lenses?
Once you reach the age of 40, give or take a few years, a person's vision gradually changes and increases over a five to seven year period and then it usually stabilizes. The gradual change is caused by the crystalline lens inside the eye to change shape. The changing shape of the crystalline lens allows one to focus from distance to near and back. Tiny attachments to the lens called zonules gradually lose their abilty to cause the lens to change shape and hence to allow focusing at different distances. This is a natural maturing (aging) change and will happen to all of us.
Choosing the Right Progressive Lens
For all the powers of progressive lenss to fit within a pair of eyeglasses the lenses use to have to rather large but that time has past. Here at SimplyEyeglasses.com, our optical lab provides and recommends three types of progressive lenses:
To further touch on the progressive lens type Kodak Unique, a good comparison in laymanís terms would be the difference between a regular TV and an HD TV. Everything is clearer and sharper. Contrast sensitivity is improved therefore making night driving easier and better. Wider reading and intermediate areas are found and larger depth of field can be seen. Almost immediate adaptation occurs from patient feedback.
If you cannot adjust to the typical progressive lens then you may want to try this one because we have seen in almost all cases a patient be able to adapt to this lens.
Adjusting to Progressive Lenses
If you're new to progressive lenses it could take several days to a couple weeks to adjust.
You must learn to move your head to see things, you cannot simply keep your head straight and move your eyes because you'll be looking through a blurry part of the lens. As mentioned, it could take some time to adapt, one could experience dizziness and headaches during the time that you are adapting. Please call us to speak to optician or consult your eyecare specialist to get instructions on how to use progressive lenses.
With today's lens designs, nearly everyone can wear progressive lenses successfully especially the Kodak Unique Digitally Technology because its only been in rare cases a patient has not been able to adjust.
SimplyEyeglasses.com can add Progressive Lenses to your eyeglasses, sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, or prescription sunglasses, our lab facility can customize any order so contact us or call us at 866-665-6393 for further details.
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