Progressive lenses are a type of corrective lens that provides a gradual increase in power throughout the lens, which allows for clear vision at all distances. These lenses are also known as no-line bifocals or trifocals. At Lisa M McDevitt OD in Reading, PA, our eye doctor offers eye care through progressive lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.
Types of Progressive Lenses
There are various types of progressive lenses, each of which offers its unique benefits. Here are a few types.
Computer Progressive Lenses
These lenses are designed for people who spend a lot of time looking at screens, such as computers, laptops, and smartphones. They help minimize eye fatigue and strain.
Transition Progressive Lenses
These lenses are made with a unique material that darkens in sunlight and becomes clear indoors. This allows you to have one pair of glasses for both indoor and outdoor use.
Custom Progressive Lenses
Custom progressive lenses are made based on your eyes' specific measurements, providing you with the most accurate vision correction possible.
Ground-Viewing Progressive Lenses
These lenses are designed for people who work in occupations that require a lot of looking down, such as dentists, mechanics, and electricians.
Conditions Treated with Progressive Lenses
An optometrist uses progressive lenses to correct a variety of vision problems, including:
This condition causes blurred vision due to the eye’s inability to focus light properly. Progressive lenses can correct this by bending the light correctly so that it hits the back of the eye correctly.
This is a condition that causes difficulty seeing objects that are far away. Our optometrist will prescribe a certain amount of power for the lens to correct this.
Farsightedness causes difficulty seeing objects that are close. Progressive lenses correct this by making the objects focus properly in your vision so that they are easier to see.
Presbyopia causes difficulty seeing objects up close due to the eye’s natural loss of focusing power as we age.
Call Our Office to Schedule an Eye Care Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about progressive lenses or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office at (610) 796-1300. Our eye doctor at Lisa M McDevitt OD in Reading, PA, would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if progressive lenses are the right corrective lenses for your needs. We are here to help.