Are Progressive Lenses What You Need?
If you have more than one eyeglass prescription, you may have avoided getting bifocals or trifocals because you didn't want that bizarre line that divides the different prescriptions running through the lenses. If having separate pairs of glasses has proven to be kind of a pain for you, those bifocals and trifocals may seem like your only choice. However, they're not. Progressive lenses may be what you need. Eyeland Eye Care Centers in Rockville, Chevy Chase, and Aspen Hill offer progressive lenses that can solve your dilemma.
What Are Progressive Lenses?
You can think of progressive lenses as bifocals or trifocals without the line or obvious spot where another prescription takes over, but that's a simplistic view. Your lenses could have multiple spots for each prescription depending on what you need and where you look for certain tasks. The basic type of progressive lens has one prescription at the top of the lens and then others stacked below it, with the transition between lenses being smooth and gradual.
When you have these multifocal progressive lenses created, each brand, as well as your optometrist's office, will offer different features and measurement technology to ensure the best fit.
A progressive lens allows you to wear the same pair of glasses whether you're driving, reading, working on the computer, or doing something else. They can, however, take some getting used to, but your optometrist can help you with any odd situations you encounter.
Note that the more prescriptions you have, the trickier it will be to create your glasses. If you have two prescriptions, for example, it's pretty easy to divide up each lens equitably. If you have three prescriptions, your lenses will be divided into thirds, and that can be crowded for smaller lenses.
Give Progressive Lenses a Try
Call Dr. Gold and Dr. Lippman at Eyeland Eye Care Centers in Rockville (301-770-7084), Chevy Chase (301-986-6999), and Aspen Hill (301-871-6454). Maybe progressive lenses are just what you need.