Progressive lenses, sometimes called "no-line bifocals," give you a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances, including arm’s length for computer use and up close for reading.
Progressive lenses are the most natural form of vision correction available for patients with presbyopia, as they eliminate the “image jump” present in standard bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transgression from the distance through intermediate to near vision with all the in-between corrections included.
This constant graduation of the prescription means that you can look up to see in the distance, look ahead to view things such as the computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read and do fine work comfortably up close.
With so many progressive lens designs and options available today, the choices can be overwhelming without professional advice. Ask Dr. Aivazian about progressive lenses at your next eye exam appointment!
Computer Progressives allow you to view multiple computer screens straight ahead of you clearly and still be able to look down and read your cell phone or paperwork without having to tilt your head and strain your neck.
The newer progressives are able to provide a wide field of view almost all the way across the lens to give you wider distance viewing and reading vision. They gradually change clarity from far to near vision.
Bifocals have a segment on the lens that can be viewed by others. They give you distance and near vision or can be modified for computer distance and near vision. They do not gradually change and only give 2 areas of clarity.