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Washington D.C. Eyeglass Lenses

Progressive Lenses in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Eyeglass Lenses

Washington D.C. Eyeglass Lenses

Have you been hearing a lot about progressive lenses but don’t really know what their benefits are? Today, many people insist on getting progressive lenses when they get new eyeglasses at our practice, Metropolitan Optical. Progressive lenses can have many benefits for our patients that include clearer vision and more attractive eyeglasses. If you are interested in getting new Washington D.C. eyeglass lenses and eyeglass frames, you may want to be sure that you get progressive lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, will be happy to provide you with a lens prescription for progressive lenses.

Washington D.C. eyeglass lenses can be either attractive or obtrusive to your fashion statement and look. This is because progressive lenses can be very sleek and attractive looking, while bifocal lenses can be less attractive and may even impede your vision. In short, progressive lenses are so good-looking because they can contain multiple distance corrections without having any noticeable lines where one prescription ends and the next begins. When you come to our practice to get new eyeglass frames and Washington D.C. eyeglass lenses, we will be able to discuss with you the different lens options that we have.

With regular bifocal lenses, part of the lens has one prescription and then the reading portion of the bifocal is in the lower part of the lens. Sometimes reading portion of the lens extends across the whole lower part of the lens, or it may appear as a rectangle within the lens. When a patient is using this type of bifocals, the vision is actually obstructed in the defined places where the lenses change from one type to another. With progressive lenses, the prescription gradually changes so that the transformation from distance vision to reading glasses is much more natural and seamless. Additionally, the patient will not have their vision interrupted by a lens line that is actually in their line of vision. Patients also enjoy the fact that progressive lenses do not give away the fact that their eyeglasses are actually bifocals. Many people do not like wearing bifocals, or reading glasses because they feel it gives away their age. Progressive lenses can hold up to three different distances at the same time. It is very simple for patients’ eyes to become used to this type of lens. For furthest distance you look straight ahead, for near vision you look down, and for medium vision you look somewhere in between the two. To learn more about progressive lenses and how they can help you see better, speak to us the next time you come to our practice to get Washington D.C. eyeglass lenses.

Metropolitan Optical
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787

Progressive Lenses in Washington D.C.

Washington DC eyeglass lenses

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

Millions of people have some sort of vision impairment, and each one is unique. For the most part, people use prescription lenses in order to correct their vision and to improve their overall eyesight. It’s important that your lenses match your impairments needs, and sometimes progressives may be the solution that you require. If you have trouble seeing close up and far away, then you need a prescription lens that meets both needs, which is exactly what progressives do. Here at Metropolitan Optical we can provide you with the progressive lenses in Washington D.C. that you will need in order to see well from day to day with ease.

Some people naturally see with 20/20 vision, but for those with any kind of vision impairment, prescription lenses will be needed if you want to see with any kind of clarity. Most vision impairments are due to imperfections in the shape of the corneas of your eyes. The corneas are a lot like the lens of a camera in that they are clear and curved and refract the light that passes through your eye, thus affecting the clarity with which you see the world around you. Some people have difficulty seeing things up close, which is known as being farsighted, and others have issues seeing things that are far away, which is known as being nearsighted. Some people have issues seeing at both distances and may also need additional help seeing things in the middle ground as well. Instead of having separate glasses attuned to each of these needs individually, we here at can provide you with progressive lenses in Washington D.C. that may help. Progressive lenses allow you to see at varying distances with clarity. Each lens is specifically designed to meet your vision needs. Generally, looking through the bottom of the lens will allow you to see things up close clearly and the top half of the lens will allow you to see things at a distance with clarity as well. Progressives make the transition between these areas seamless so your eyes do not have to adjust to the change as they otherwise might have to with bifocals or multifocals.

If you are interested in getting progressive lenses in Washington D.C., we here at Metropolitan Optical can help. Call us or stop on by today.

1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730.9787