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.