The Power of Progressive Lenses

Progressive Lenses

At Metrovision Optical Boutique we’re proud to offer not only a wide array of designer frames but also the right pair of lenses to go with them. People not only need to see near but far as well. But having to constantly change between two different pairs of glasses to accommodate your vision is nothing short of a pain and an annoyance. However, there is a solution. One type that we highly recommend are what we call progressive or multifocal lenses. The name is fairly self-explanatory but allow us to explain what they really do.

Throughout the decades, multi-focal designs have differed. While they have been around since the mid-to-late 1980’s, the progressive lens is the most recent design. But as the manufacturing technology has gotten better so too has the quality of the progressive lens.

Objects which are viewed through a ophthalmic lens are in clear focus. However, a different area on the multifocal lens will focus at multiple distances, both near and far. So with a downward gaze, for example, the lens will focus for reading. But when looking straight the lens will focus at distance.

So how do they work? Well, their hourglass design allows the majority of the lens to focus at distance. As human beings we need to see clear at distance first and foremost. As you gaze downward the lenses change the focus to a comfortable 16-inches for a clear reading distance. Every manufacturer has their own branded design progressive lens so each will differ some. Lens prescription can be customized according to each individual needs for different distances. Multifocals can also be customized for wider reading most importantly for intermediate distances such as looking at computer screens.

If you feel that a pair of progressive lens might be helpful to improving not only your vision but the quality of your life, then schedule an appointment with our on-site optometrist and let Metrovision Optical Boutique find the right lenses (and frames) for you today.