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All Posts Tagged: Progressive Lenses

Different Eyeglass Options For Reading Glasses

When selecting new glasses, choosing what lenses will work best for you is a major part of the discussion that you will have with the optician or optometric assistant prior to placing your order. Your optician will help identify what specific tasks, activities and environments you will typically be using your glasses in and will best determine which lenses will work best for your visual needs and lifestyle. When needing specific correction, such as a need for reading glasses or a reading prescription, patients have many different options available to them.

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What Makes Progressive Lens Designs Different?

If you are over the age of 40, and reading small print is becoming more and more difficult, your optometrist may recommend you wear progressive lenses or a type of ‘no-line’ bifocal.  There are many benefits to wearing glasses with a progressive lens. Cosmetically, there is no line, so no one else can tell you are wearing reading glasses. Furthermore, they are true multifocal lenses, providing a more natural and seamless progression from distance vision, to intermediate vision, to near vision.  With a progressive lens, you can easily see to drive, look at your computer and also gaze down and look at nearby paperwork all with the same pair of glasses. However, there are hundreds of different progressive lens designs on the market today and it can be difficult as a consumer to know what makes each lens different and which would best suit your needs.

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How Presbyopia Effects The Aging Eyes

“My vision is fine, I don’t need glasses…”  and “My glasses seem to not be working for me anymore!” These are some of the many remarks we as opticians hear from our patients who are getting closer to the age of 40; the age at which Presbyopia sinks in. Presbyopia is defined as the loss of elasticity of the lens of the aging eyes, occurring typically in middle age starting around the age of 40.  Patients visiting our office often notice that it is gradually getting more difficult to read anything within arms reach. They also often complain of eye fatigue and light seeming dimmer. An eye exam is often used to confirm presbyopia.

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