Progressive Lenses From Our Columbia Optometrist
Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, a Columbia, SC optometrist can determine if multi-focal glasses (or bifocal lenses) may be right for you. Typically, adults over 40 years of age may begin to have symptoms of presbyopia. This visual condition is also called farsightedness and can be the result of a loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye. Often when people begin to lose the ability to see things close up, they will result in prescription reading glasses or choose multifocal glasses that have two or more lens powers.
For a younger look, progressive lenses offer eyeglass wearers a no-line, multifocal eyeglass lenses that have the same appearance as single vision eyeglasses. You can't tell that the person is wearing bifocals, which is why these glasses make for a younger-looking you!
Bifocals are commonly associated with old age when they should not be. But, too often, television and movies will portray the elderly as wearing lined bifocals perched precariously low, as the person peers over the rim of the glasses for better mid-vision. With today's progressive lenses, an optometrist can achieve near vision for reading and close-up work, mid-vision for computer screens, and far vision for driving - all in one lens.
Benefits of Progressive Lenses
- Expect better vision at all viewing distances - including arm's length for computer screen viewing
- The change in lens power is gradual, unlike bifocals or trifocals where the change is strict
- Eliminates the nuisance of 'image jumping' that occurs at the line of lens power change
- Without the visible lines common to bifocals, progressive lenses are more attractive to wear
- Takes advantage of cutting-edge, digital design tools and new manufacturing methods for glasses
Now is a great time to make the switch to progressive lenses to address both your near and far vision issues. And if you work on computers for long periods of time, we can implement a third visual field that perfects the visual distance when seated at a computer. Often, it will take a few days to get adjusted to progressive lenses, but the same adjustment period is common for those who begin wearing bifocals also.
There are many manufacturers of progressive lenses, including Kodak and Verilux. You should also discuss premium progressive lenses with the staff at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates. These lenses are great for fashion frames that are smaller in size. They also provide a wide field of view in both reading and distance when compared to standard progressive lenses.
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Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates are located in Columbia, SC. We accept a wide range of insurance providers and offer full-service vision services for children and adults, diabetic exams, and stem cell treatments for corneal diseases.