Why progressive lenses? You may be maturing, but “mature” doesn’t have to mean “old.” If you are in your 40s (or older) and are having trouble reading fine print with your glasses, progressive lenses offer a younger-looking appearance and other advantages over the lined bifocal lenses your parents wore.
Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals,” eliminate the visible lines of traditional bifocals and trifocals and hide the fact that you need reading glasses. Even if you wear reading only glasses these lenses are convenient so you don’t have to take your glasses on and off and lose them. This is true if you don’t wear glasses all of the time!
With progressive lenses, no one has to know whether you’re wearing glasses just for fashion — or because your arms have “grown too short” for you to see up close.
New progressive lens wearers – Most new progressive lens wearers adapt to their new lenses fairly quick but occasionally we have patients who take a little more time to adjust. What we tell them is the lens manufacturers tell us that most people learn to use their new lenses by about 2 weeks. We advise them to point their nose at the material they are reading and to raise and lower their chin to help find just the right focusing point in the lens. If necessary, they should move their reading material either closer or farther away to help make focusing even easier. We tell them that wearing their new lenses as much as possible helps make the adaptation period as short as possible. We advise them to return as needed for frame adjustments to help keep their new lenses properly aligned in front of their eyes for optimal viewing.
Make sure that you understand not all no line or Progressive bifocals are the same just because the line does not show. Make sure wherever you purchase or inquire that the staff are informative and knowledgeable about all no line bifocals. www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson/Dr. Burt Bodan (901)-763-2020 http://eyewear-gallery.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30150274 www.yelp.com/biz/eyewear-gallery-memphis-2 www.facebook.com/EyewearGallery, http://twitter.com/eyeweargallery,