As you enter your 40s, you may notice that you can't see things up close very clearly. You have to stretch your arm out to see better. When it's time to get a new pair of prescription glasses, the staff may start recommending progressive lenses for you. But if you're not sure what they are, how they're different from regular glasses, and why you need progressive lenses, let's learn the information together.
Getting to know progressive lenses
Progressive lenses are eyeglasses that cover all viewing distances in a single, seamless lens. The lens is divided into zones according to the viewing distance, including the distance view, intermediate view, near view, and side view. This makes the vision clear and natural no matter what activity you are doing. You can also customize the lens structure for your individual needs when cutting progressive lenses.
Who are progressive lenses suitable for?
Progressive lenses are suitable for people over the age of 40 who are starting to experience age-related presbyopia, especially those who have other vision problems beforehand, whether it be nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. This will lead to multiple viewing distances. Wearing progressive lenses can help you see more comfortably no matter the distance.
Why you need progressive lenses
1. See clearly at all distances in a single pair of glasses, no need to carry multiple pairs.
2. No need to keep changing or taking off your glasses frequently.
3. No need to look under your glasses, which is bad for your posture.
4. Reduce headaches and eye pain from squinting.
If you are in your 40s and feel that your current glasses are no longer suitable or your vision is starting to deteriorate, don't forget to come for an eye exam at Tower Optical. We have a variety of progressive lenses and BVAX Master experts who will help you select and cut progressive lenses that meet your needs.