Your vision wasn’t always this way. You’ve worn glasses for a number of years to see farther away, giving those distant shapes some clarity. Yet, more recently, you also find that objects up close can appear blurry. This may affect driving, how you perform on the job, and even participating in certain hobbies, like reading or crafts. Your doctor mentions that it’s time for a pair of bifocal or multifocal glasses, but you’re concerned about wearing lenses with a visible line cutting across.
This is where progressive glasses come in. For reading and other activities, progressive lenses function in the same way bifocals and trifocals do: The glasses accommodate both nearsighted and farsighted vision. Yet, rather than have dividing lines, a gradual, transitional design creates a more natural lens and viewing experience.
What are Progressive Reading Glasses?
Progressive readers essentially combine three prescriptions into a single lens. The wearer can read and perform tasks requiring a close, refined eye, look out at longer distances with the same degree of clarity, and won’t have their vision interrupted or distorted for everything else in between. As they’re an all-in-one solution, you don’t have to switch between multiple pairs of lenses to see sharply for the situation or task.
The typical pair of progressive readers has a section toward the top of the lens for viewing longer, farther distances. The lower portion assists you with seeing things up close. In between is a middle area for moderate or middle-distance viewing — like using a computer. Across the entire lens, each strength gradually changes to the next.
Why Wear Progressive Glasses?
- Accommodate those regularly switching between pairs of glasses to see farther away or up close.
- Lessen the number of pairs of glasses you’ll need to own.
- Don’t create a “jump” or sharp contrast effect like bifocals do. This addresses tasks involving a mix of close up and distance viewing, like driving your car.
- Are more aesthetically pleasing and more discreet than traditional bifocals.
Learning to Use Progressive Readers
As essentially no-line bifocal reading glasses, progressive lenses can take some getting used to:
- Your eyes will need to know where to look through the lenses, as there are no demarcations.
- You may notice a temporary distortion effect, both when looking down and side to side.
- You’ll have to get used to looking through the top portion for most everyday tasks, from walking to duties on the job. Some find that looking downward causes objects to look larger than they actually are.
Browse Progressive Reading Glasses and Sunglasses
Inspired by Italian style, VITENZI offers a line of progressive eyeglasses and sunglasses. Explore clear, tinted, and blue light-blocking options for wear during the day and evening. Thinking beyond practical, we strive to develop classic frames that take you through multiple occasions, and have the strength to last from adventure through adventure. Browse round, wayfarer, cat eye, aviator and more styles today. All offer lightweight yet durable construction complete with impact-resistant, UVA- and UVB-blocking lenses.
We support all glasses with a lifetime warranty and offer both free returns and a money-back guarantee. New customers can take advantage of our 20-percent discount, and we further provide 30-percent off to all essential workers.