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  • Writer's pictureDr. Ryan Corte

Progressive Lenses: Are They a Good Option for You?

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Everyone wants to look good, feel good, and see well out of their glasses! But when the fine print on the restaurant menu or your smartphone starts to get blurry, the fear of needing reading glasses or bifocals to see is real!

In this article, I'll review everything you need to know about progressive lenses to determine if they're the right lens option for you.

What are progressive lenses?

Progressives (also known as progressive lenses, PALs, or no-line bifocals) are lenses that provide you with excellent vision at all ranges – without having to show your age!

In fact, designed to provide clear, continuous vision for those who have presbyopia, progressive lenses are no-line bifocals that have an increase in magnifying power as you look down the lens.

What vision conditions do progressive lenses correct?

Like traditional (lined) bifocals, progressive lenses can correct your:

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)

  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

  • Astigmatism

  • Presbyopia

Who is the best candidate for progressive lenses?

Most people who wear progressive lenses are over the age of 40 and are looking for a versatile lens option that allows them to see clearly at all distances without having to take their glasses on and off.

Troubleshooting progressive lenses

Progressive lenses can take time to get used to. In fact, we recommend wearing the lenses consistently for 2-3 weeks to allow for proper adaptation.

The newest technology progressive lenses at LensCrafters are designed for excellent vision and maximum comfort.

Curious if you could benefit from progressive lenses?

Schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors of optometry today!

Give us a call or simply schedule online: Northlake Mall | Concord Mills | Biltmore Park | Asheville Mall

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