Progressive Lenses

What are progressive lenses?


No matter how great you look in those new, perfectly–you, designer eyeglasses, if you’re rocking a bifocal line, or switching back and forth between two pairs of glasses, it can make you look and feel old. Have you considered progressive lenses? Today’s lineless bifocals and progressives give you a single, stylish solution so you can see clearly at three ranges: close, mid, and far away.

Comparison of vision with different types of progressive Lenses

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Types of progressive lenses

Simplified speaking, there are three main types of progressive lenses  (in fact there are many more). Simple, universal and individual type lenses. Simple lenses are offered at very low prices, however their technology is outdated and the vision comfort is low. Universal lenses give a good vision experience at reasonable prices. The most recent technology and best vision experience is  offered by individual progressive lenses. They require a lot of measurements by the optician, and any individual lens is manufactured 'tailormade' for the customer.


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What are progressive lenses? That’s a question we get a lot at Optic Actuell Klostermann. Progressive lenses are true “multifocal” lenses that provide a seamless progression of lens strength, so you can see at any distance. Optimum vision runs the length of the lens to allow for each distance: Look up to see far away clearly (area 1), look ahead for intermediate vision (area 2), and look down (area 3) to read or complete other close-up activities. In the side parts of progressive lenses, there are some blurring areas (area 4). In most cases they don't disturb the vision as they are rarely used, however one should avoid extreme eye movements in order to easier adjust to progressive lenses function.

Tips for adjusting to progressive lenses

Adjusting to progressive lenses can be a bit challenging at first, but don’t worry - it won’t be long before you’re seeing clearly all the time, at every distance!

• Don’t switch back and forth to your old glasses—this slows down the process of retraining your brain to focus through new lenses.

• Wear your glasses high and close to maximize the range of visibility through each lens.

• Move your head, not your eyes. Point your nose directly at what you’d like to see and bring it into focus by moving your chin up or down.

• Practice! Grab a magazine to read while watching TV. Go back and forth between the two to speed up getting adapted.

Another important aspect of a progressive lens is fit. At Optic Actuell Klostermann, associates use our VisuReal Digital Measurement System to take accurate measurement of your eyes, ensuring the proper placement of the lens in the frame.

See well, fit well

There are many types of progressive lenses that can help improve your vision depending on your particular need. At Optic Actuell Klostermann, we recommend our latest progressive lens design, MyStyle V+ or MySelf made by Hoya Lens, one of the world's greatest progressive lens manufacturer. Its improved clarity optimizes your prescription from the optical center to the edges of the lens, making it the perfect lens for multifocal wearers and those with, strong prescriptions. MyStyle V+ Progressive lenses also takes little to no time to adapt to, making them easy to wear right away.

With progressive lenses, you can see your world in a crisp, clear, and seamless way, wearing a pair of eyeglasses that flatters, not ages, you. If you want to learn more about progressive lenses, including helpful tips on wearing them for the first time, ask an associate at our store in Ahlen or Sendenhorst, Germany.

Have more questions about vision care? Feel free to contact us.

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