Progressive Lenses

Understanding Progressive Lenses

While bifocal lenses let you see near and far without changing your glasses, they create other problems. Wearers may feel embarrassed by the visible line across the middle. Additionally, the sharp transition in focus can impact your vision. A solution to these issues is progressive lenses that have a gradual transition between the corrective areas for near and distant vision. If you are interested in these types of lenses for your glasses, come and see an optometrist at Riviera Opticare Inc. at our Scottsdale or Mesa, AZ, locations for an eye exam and consultation.

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What Are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses let you wear glasses that can focus at multiple distances without having to wear lined bifocals. These types of lenses let you look at objects in a more natural way because they smoothly transition from up-close to distance vision.

Technically, you have three different prescriptions for your progressive lenses. The first prescription corrects your vision for reading. The second one helps with middle-distance vision, such as working at a computer. The final prescription helps you to see better far away, such as driving. These lenses require some adjusting to get used to them. However, after a brief period, you will feel more comfortable wearing progressive lenses than bifocals.

Who Wears Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses are common among those with presbyopia. Many people over 40 see a natural degrading of their reading vision, requiring glasses to correct the issue. In fact, more than two billion people around the world suffer from presbyopia. Progressive lenses can allow you to see through your glasses naturally than bifocals because they help correct distance and reading vision.

Benefits of These Glasses

Progressive lenses offer numerous benefits over bifocals. Perhaps one of the most important advantages of these lenses is their ability to reduce the chances of developing computer vision syndrome. A lack of lines makes it easier to comfortably use progressive lenses because your eyes can shift more naturally between visions.

If you don't want to wear bifocals but need correction for seeing far away and up close, progressive lenses may be a good option for you.

Schedule an Eye Exam Today to See If Progressive Lenses Can Help You

You need an eye exam and prescription to get progressive lenses. Schedule your visit at either our Mesa, AZ, or Scottsdale, AZ, locations. After an exam from our optometrists, you can get the prescriptions needed for progressive lenses. Let Riviera Opticare Inc. help you to see clearly with presbyopia without the problems caused by bifocals.


Schedule an appointment with Riviera Opticare Inc., serving Mesa, Scottsdale, and the general vicinity, by calling:

Scottsdale – 480-991-6432

Mesa- 480-827-9184

*Published/Written by: Dr. Julie McCutcheon


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