Presbyopia is common among aging adults. This condition happens when the lens of the eyes hardens, losing its elasticity and causing the eyes to have difficulty focusing on objects. Progressive or multifocal lenses are one of the best ways to improve your vision when you have presbyopia.
Continue reading to learn more about progressive lenses.
When to Get Progressive Lenses
You should visit an optometrist so you can have a comprehensive eye exam, which will determine the general condition of your eyes. This involves various tests to determine your visual acuity and detect nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or other eye conditions. Your optometrist may prescribe multifocal lenses if you have a combination of eye conditions, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Types of Progressive Lenses
Multifocal or progressive lenses have different uses, qualities and costs. Here are the types of multifocal lenses from which to choose:
Standard progressive lenses are suitable for most nearsighted and farsighted patients. However, these lenses can limit your reading area.
- Short Corridor
These lenses are smaller than standard lenses, which means they are more compact and portable. You can use these lenses if you don’t mind having a limited reading area.
If you work for hours in front of a computer, these lenses would suit you. Ask your eye doctor to include a protective lens coating for additional eye protection against blue light.
These lenses are fully customized to suit the preferences of the wearer. They offer the best, sharpest vision near and far.
Joel H. McGahen OD is a reputable eye specialist with years of experience. If you need assistance in finding a suitable pair of progressive eyeglasses, our staff would be happy to help you. Call us at (717) 264-4012 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Chambersburg, PA, and the surrounding areas.