If you wear glasses and are still having to switch back and forth between multiple pairs for different purposes, then it’s time for an update to help out your eyes and yourself. Thanks to progressive lenses, there’s no need to endure the hassle of swapping between glasses to see items clearly at different distances. Today, you can enjoy a single pair that allows you to see the world clearly from three different ranges. Imagine never having to fuss between glasses again! Here’s the low down on progressive lenses and how they can make your life a whole lot easier.


What Are Progressive Lenses?

For many people who require glasses to enhance their vision, having different lenses with different strengths for driving, reading, or watching TV, can require a bit of a juggling act. But progressive lenses allow you to focus at any distance with that single pair. Instead of adjusting your lenses, you simply adjust the position of your head to see the three different ranges of distance.

For example, to see something at a far distance, progressives require you to simply raise your head upwards; to view something at mid-range, look straight ahead, and finally, to focus on something close to you like your phone, point your nose downward to make those words appear sharp and in focus.


How Progressive Lenses Can Make Your Life Easier

The rapid development of technology is helping to make our lives easier in so many different ways. Progressive vision is just one of them. By taking those varying strengths and combining them into one single lens, it simplifies your life and takes the guessing game out of achieving that clear vision you need.

How to Make the Switch

If you’re one of those people that are still relying on multiple lenses, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor at Laurier Optical Innes Eye Clinic to discuss your options and if progressives are right for you. And like anything – adjusting to something different can take time.  But to help ease the transition, here are a few helpful tips:

  1. Commit to your new lenses and resist going back to using your old ones. It will take time to adjust, but the more you focus on getting used to your new lenses, the faster that process will be.
  2. Avoid wearing the glasses towards the end of your nose. This can make it difficult for the lenses to do their job and allow you to see at different ranges. Wearing them closer to your face allows you to maximize visibly.
  3. Practice using them. Try looking back and forth between a book and the TV to ease that transition along.

The best part about progressive lenses is that they can fit any frame. There’s a variety of these to choose from so talk to your eye doctor today about whether progressive lenses make sense for you.