An estimated 12 million adults over the age of 40 suffer from a vision disorder. These vision disorders can cause difficulty in seeing both from a distance and up close, with activities such as writing and reading. For older adults who need glasses that can help them improve their farsightedness and nearsightedness, progressive lenses are an effective solution. At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, our eye professional can help conduct a vision exam and set you up with the right pair of progressive lenses or glasses.
What Are Progressive Lenses?
Presbyopia is a condition that affects older adults and makes it difficult for them to see from a distance. Presbyopia occurs as a natural part of the aging process. Progressive lenses can help people with presbyopia see objects from a distance and objects up close clearly. Although multi-focal and bi-focal glasses can help provide the same results as progressive lenses, there is a visible line located where the magnifying power turns from distance to near vision. Progressive lenses have no line and instead have a gradual transition between the two prescriptions.
Benefits of Progressive Lenses
Not only are progressive lenses effective at helping older adults see clearly, but they are aesthetically more pleasing. In addition, the gradual changes between magnifying powers can help provide more than two prescription strengths, from far distances to near distances. This makes using progressive lenses more comfortable and provides different options for older adults.
Progressive Lenses Exams
Our eye professional will conduct a routine vision exam that will determine if progressive lenses are the right fit for you. Although progressive contact lenses can also help, traditional glasses can be more comfortable for older adults. Our eye professional will discuss treatment options for your presbyopia, including progressive lenses or even corrective surgery.
Find the Help You Need for Presbyopia at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates
At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, we make it our mission to help you and your loved ones see clearly using progressive lenses and other eye care services. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how we can help.