Progressive glasses, also known as progressive lenses or no-line bifocals, are a glasses fitted with a type of eyeglass lens that provides a gradual change in lens power from top to bottom. This allows the wearer to see clearly at all distances without the visible line separating the two prescriptions that is present in traditional bifocals.
Who needs progressive glasses?
Progressive glasses are typically prescribed to individuals who have difficulty seeing both near and far. This condition is known as presbyopia and it usually occurs as people age. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and typically begins to develop around the age of 40. If you find yourself holding things further away to read or switching glasses frequently, you may be a candidate for progressive glasses.
Benefits of wearing progressive glasses
Progressive glasses offer many benefits over traditional bifocals. One of the main benefits is that they provide a natural and seamless transition between distance and near vision. This eliminates the need to constantly switch glasses or tilt your head to see through the correct portion of the lens. Additionally, progressive glasses do not have the visible line separating the two prescriptions that is present in traditional bifocals. This means that you can wear them in any situation and not have to worry about others noticing that you are wearing bifocals.
Another benefit of progressive glasses is that they provide a wider field of vision. Traditional bifocals have a limited field of vision for each prescription, meaning that the wearer may have to move their head to see through the correct portion of the lens. Progressive glasses, on the other hand, provide a wider field of vision for both distance and near vision, making it easier to see in all directions.
Lastly, progressive glasses can also be made with a variety of lens materials and coatings, such as polarized, scratch-resistant, and anti-glare coatings. This means that they can be customized to suit your individual needs and lifestyle.
In conclusion, progressive glasses are a great option for those who have difficulty seeing both near and far. They provide a natural and seamless transition between distance and near vision, a wider field of vision, and can be customized to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. If you are experiencing difficulty with your vision, it's a good idea to see an eye doctor to discuss if progressive glasses may be a good fit for you.
If you already know that you want progressive glasses, take a look at our collection of handmade progressive glasses.