Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of January21, 2019
Progressive lenses have become increasingly popular among 40-something individuals who find it difficult to read fine print. Unlike lined bifocals, which separate the reading prescription (at the top of the lens) from the near-vision correction (at the bottom) with a distinctly visible line, the “no-line bifocals” known as progressive lenses are multifocal lenses that eliminate the lines of a bifocal or trifocal lens.
The chief advantage of progressives is that they provide a seamless progression from distance to near, with an intermediate section in between. This provides many focal points in order to satisfy almost any visual need. Progressives also eliminate the problem known as “image jump,” which can occur with bifocal and trifocal lenses.
Age-related loss of near-focusing ability due to loss of elasticity in the eye’s lens is known as “presbyopia.” There are many brands of progessive lenses, and most brands have several different designs for specific wearer’s needs. Seek the services of a knowledgeable optician to be custom-fitted with progressive lenses that are best suited to your needs.
To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon (Labor Day thru last Saturday of April)