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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

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

Washington DC eyewear

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

Have you been thinking about getting eyeglasses with progressive lenses? Have you heard that they can help you to see better, and are interested in learning more about them? If so, come visit us at Metropolitan Optical. We provide our interested patients with progressive lenses in Washington D.C.

At Metropolitan Optical, our optometrist is Dr. Saba Ayalew. She is an expert in the area of progressive lenses in Washington D.C. and is able to help you understand the benefits of these eyeglass lenses. Progressive lenses make many eyeglass options possible, and seamless. For example, progressive lenses allow you to get bifocal vision without the look of bifocals. Many people do not like to have bifocal glasses as they used to be quite unattractive and shout to the world that you need to wear bifocals; in other words they shout, “I’m getting old.” The obvious line or delineation of the reading glass section is not appealing to many people. Not only do progressive lenses look better; they help increase edge-to-edge clarity and offer a full range of vision correction. The wearer is able to see up close objects as well as those that are at a distance. You do not need to take off your regular glasses and put on another to see something up close. And you do not need to look over your bifocals to see something far away when you are wearing your reading glasses. Progressive lenses provide a more natural vision experience and are more flattering to the wearer as well.

Progressive lenses in Washington D.C. are a type of multifocal lenses. They provide a progression of lens strength, so that you can actually see at any distance, rather than at just two different options. In fact with progressive lenses you will look up to see far away clearly, look ahead for intermediate vision, and look down to read or complete other activities that are close up. These slight eye movements will become second nature in literally no time. People get used to using progressive lenses almost immediately. There is really no learning curve at all. There are many different types of progressive lenses available, all designed to meet different vision needs. Our optometrist, Dr. Ayalew, will be able to write your prescription so that you will receive the greatest benefit from your progressive lenses. And our opticians will be able to use our new technology to take accurate measurements of your eyes, to ensure just the right placement of the lens in the frame. If you would like to benefit from all that progressive lenses offer, contact Metropolitan Optical today for an appointment with Dr. Ayalew.

Metropolitan Optical
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
202.659.6555

Prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington

Downtown DC Washington Eyeglasses

Prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington

Prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington

Taking care of your vision is important for your overall health, especially if you already know that you have some kind of vision impairment. Conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are common and can commonly be treated with the use of vision correction. Here at Metropolitan Optical we can help you get your comprehensive eye care and prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington. We offer a wide range of brands, styles and even the latest lens technology to guarantee that you always look and see your best.

If you have a vision impairment of any kind, it is important that you schedule regular exams with your eye doctor. These checkups and exams can help monitor your visual acuity from visit to visit, making it easier to track your progression and identify any issues should they arise. This also helps make sure that your eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions are as up to date as possible. Wearing an out of date prescription can create persistent headaches, cause constant eye strain, and can result in blurry vision and the inability to focus properly. Instead of living with an inaccurate pair of glasses, come visit us here at Metropolitan Optical for a new pair of prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington. Our staff can help make sure that you receive a comprehensive vision test and make any adjustments to your prescription as necessary. Once that is complete, they can show you around our optical store. We will show you a wide range of styles that we carry, keeping your face shape and personal style in mind, and we can also tell you all about the latest lens technology that can help you see your best at all times with your new frames as well.

Some of the latest lens technology we can provide for your prescription eyeglasses here at Metropolitan Optical include HOYA, Zeiss and Varilux lenses. We also can provide you with digitally designed lenses that can provide much more accurate and personalized results when it comes to pinpointing your prescription needs. If you need prescription eyeglasses in Downtown DC Washington area, call us and schedule an appointment or visit our optical store today.

Eyeglasses in Downtown Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787

Washington DC Optician

Multifocal Lenses Washington DC

Are you tired of the look of your bifocal lenses? Do you constantly feel jarred by the dividing line between one prescription and the next? If you are tired of the look of the lenses you need to see clearly with presbyopia and your preexisting vision problem, there are alternatives today which can give you back your seamless vision correction and the youthful appearance of a singular vision lens, all while giving you even better vision than ever before. You can find the beautiful looks you long for with vision correction tailored to your unique needs through progressive lenses from your local Washington DC optician at the welcoming offices of Metropolitan Optical.

Bifocals Washington D.C.

Bifocals Washington D.C.

If you are looking to get more out of your lenses and get back to way of vision correction that feels natural to your eyes, progressive lenses can give you a clearer and more beautiful way of sight. While bifocal lenses are simple two levels of viewing power divided by a line etched into your lenses, progressive lenses provide truly multifocal prescriptions with a gradual shift from near to distance viewing with an intermediate range the is tailored to your unique way of seeing in order to feel natural and effortless. Progressive lenses have none of the jarring sensation when moving from one viewing power to the next that bifocal lenses so often cause. While bifocal lenses offer little room for customization, progressive lenses allow for many different variations to suit you perfectly and even aid your way of life. Styles of viewing are available for the specific needs of frequent long distance viewing, which can be great asset to those whose days are spent in the driver’s seat for hours on end. Work place lenses for the office are designed with near viewing on the bottom of your lens, where your eyes naturally gravitate during reading, with intermediate ranges within the middle, and distance viewing at the top of your lens. These viewing fields can be altered as needed by your professional Washington DC optician for a perfectly natural feel and fit to your vision needs. Progressive lenses can be made from a wide variety of materials to fit every life style, from Trivex for impact resistance and increased durability, to high index for a lighter and thinner lens.

For the very best in progressive lenses to give you comfortable and beautiful vision correction, simply visit the experts at your neighborhood Washington DC optician. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of the Metropolitan Optical combine over 80 years of experience in order to provide our patients with the best in optical care through personalized attention with the latest technology. With progressive lenses from the Metropolitan Optical you can see the world more beautifully than ever before.

Progressive Lenses Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787