The rate of success for modern progressive lenses is nowadays extremely high. Nevertheless, it is important that the wearer takes time to get used to their new progressive lenses. The eye and the brain have to learn to adjust to the different refractive powers of the lenses. Here are some of the tips to enjoy clear vision at all distances with your progressive lenses.
Progressive lenses are absolutely the best option for maintaining perfect vision at all distances. Wearers who have got used to them do not like to be without these high-tech lenses. Though wearers should be aware of a few things, in order to obtain the greatest wearing satisfaction from their spectacles.
1. Position your glasses correctly
2. View distant objects through the Distance area of the lens
3. Make it a habit to face the object you want to view
4. Keep your head upright when reading
5. Make sure your computer screen is just below your eye level
6. When navigating the stairs, use the Distance area of the lens
Having a personal consultation with an eyecare professional is essential as every individual is unique in terms of their viewing behavior and work requirements. As a result, a qualified eyecare professional will do an exact eye care analysis. For example, he will ask, about your job and hobbies, in order to get an idea of your viewing habits. Your posture and the shape of your head are also taken in consideration during the consultation.
Precise vision testing plays a special role in making progressive lenses work perfectly. Not only are both eyes individually measured, binocular vision is also tested to determine the necessary lens power. Only by doing this can the suitable reading and distance powers be determined.
Precise fitting measurements are also necessary. The center of the pupil must be aligned to the center of the spectacle lens in order for the lens to work properly. For more sophisticated progressive lenses, additional measurements may be needed.
Contrary to off-the-shelves reading glasses or 'edge-on-the-spot' glasses, progressive lenses are highly customizable optical aids for individuals, and understanding of the various products in the market are essential in choosing the right lenses. After all, a good progressive lens can only perform optimally it is precisely tailored to his or her personal needs and visual performance. Especially for patients purchasing their first pair of glasses it is important to receive a lens that provides immediate wearer tolerance and is good value for the money. The process is much like buying a new car – you can choose from different levels of quality, depending on how high your prescription is for near and far vision and on the purposes for which you intend to use your new progressive lenses.
Be sure to make an appointment, spend some time understanding the lens options available that suit your daily lifestyle, and have a proper and professional progressive fitting by your eye-care professionals.