Having a Hard Time Reading Small Print After Age 40?
Help is Available

Presbyopia occurs as we age. The condition is not caused by genetic or environmental factors, as many eye conditions are. Instead, the corneas of our eyes gradually become thicker and lose their natural flexibility and ability to focus sometime after age 40. If you have noticed difficulty seeing small print or are having a hard time reading screens, your vehicle dashboard’s instruments, and other close items, multifocal lenses may be required. Progressive lenses are the attractive, modern solution for clear vision from near to far. If you need extra vision correction but do not like the appearance of bifocal and trifocal lenses, help is available in the form of line-free progressive lenses for your new glasses!

What Are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses cannot be distinguished by appearance from regular single vision lenses. They do not have the distinctive lines of traditional bifocal and trifocal lenses; however, they provide multifocal vision correction to provide clear vision at all distances. In addition, whereas bifocals provide only two viewing powers of near and distance (and trifocals offer three: near, intermediate, and distance), progressive lenses offer seamless, gradual vision correction that progresses up and down the entire lens.

The upper portion provides a range of clear distance vision, the middle offers sharp intermediate distance viewing, and the bottom portion magnifies your near vision, enabling a natural transition of sight at any distance. There is no “jump” in vision as you look up and down. Consider progressive lenses if you require the visual correction benefits of multifocal lenses and prefer a seamless visual transition with significant cosmetic benefits over bifocal and trifocal lenses.

Your Progressive Lens Prescription

Progressive lenses contain significantly more lens powers than bifocal and trifocal lenses. The gradual changes in power from the top to the bottom of the lens and from point to point are addressed by the ADD power indicated on your prescription. Please be sure to include the ADD power from your prescription when ordering your progressive lenses. If you have previously been prescribed bifocal or trifocal lenses and are considering the benefits of progressive lenses, or are interested in learning more about ordering your progressive lenses, contact the friendly professionals at Wise Eyes Optical. Call us at: (717) 242-1915.