Optic Topic

No line bifocals

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of December 26, 2017

If you need glasses for distance viewing and reading, as well as any distance in between, you might want to have a look at “progressive lenses.” These lenses have the advantage of not having a telltale line between prescriptions as do bifocals. If necessary, a third prescription can be introduced in between for middle distance, creating trifocals.

Without any line between prescriptive strengths, progressives provide smooth, continuous vision at near, middle, and distant focal ranges, with no unsettling image jumps.

As a result, corrected vision provides more natural vision than bifocals or trifocals. While progressive lenses may require a period of adjustment, wearers often find that their utility and cosmetic appeal make an unbeatable combination. “Presbyopia” (the loss of focusing power associated with middle age) is responsible for the need for reading glasses.

While eyeglass lenses are prescribed to correct all kinds of vision problems, prescription lenses have come a long way – offering you the opportunity to truly customize your eyeglasses and make a statement about how you choose to look at the world.

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 (Sep-May)