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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

Eyeglass Lenses in Washington D.C.

Eyewear in Washington D.C.

Eyeglass Lenses in Washington D.C.

Eyeglass Lenses in Washington D.C.

Have you been thinking about getting a new pair of eyeglasses? If so, you will want to come to our optical practice where we not only offer a great selection of designer eyewear, and eyewear in all budgets, but we also are able to provide patients with different types of eyeglass lenses. Many of our customers enjoy getting progressive lenses when they get new eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses in Washington D.C.

At Metropolitan Optical, we are very happy to be able to provide expert vision care for all members of the family. Our top-notch optometrist is Dr. Saba Ayalew. We also offer a wide selection of eyeglasses, emergency eye care, and a large selection of designer frames to fit every style and budget. However, there is much more to getting eyeglasses than simply picking out an eyeglass frame. The type of lenses that are held by the eyeglasses can have a great impact on the way the eyeglasses look, feel, and function. For this reason, many patients choose to get progressive lenses when they are selecting eyeglass lenses in Washington D.C.

Progressive lenses allow the patient to have more than one distance prescription in one eyeglass lens. In fact, patients can have three different prescriptions all in one lens. However, the true benefit of progressive lenses is that there is no delineation between where one lens prescription ends and the other begins. This means that the patient will be able to move their eye focus from one area of the lens to another, without having their vision obstructed at all by lines or unusable lens areas. When the patient wants to see at a distance, all they need to do is look slightly upward and straight ahead. When reading lenses are needed, the patient simply has to glance downward. Patients generally adjust to wearing progressive lenses very quickly. And, an added benefit is if you want to wear bifocals, you do not need to wear eyeglasses that may give your age away. With progressive lenses, no one ever needs to know how many different types of lens prescriptions there are in your eyeglasses. Progressive lenses are much more attractive than bifocals as well since they are perfectly smooth and unlined. If you are interested in coming to our optical practice and get progressive eyeglass lenses in Washington D.C. in your glasses, feel free to drop by anytime.

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