Who should choose progressive lenses?
In Calgary, progressive lenses are the recommended option for those who require
multifocal lenses. Also called “no-line bifocals”, progressive lenses offer the ideal vision
solution for people who need both near and distance vision in the same lens.
Progressive lenses offer a gradual progression in power from the top of the lens to the
bottom so that the wearer can see everything from far away objects to whatever is up
close and everything else in between, with the same lenses.
Progressive lenses are used by:
• People who experience presbyopia, a condition characterized by age-related loss
of vision around the age of 40 and near vision becomes blurred
• Children with myopia
Progressive lenses come closest to offering natural vision and are also known to arrest
the development of myopia in children. Prescription progressive lenses by Calgary
opticians enable significant vision correction.
With the variety of progressive lenses and design options available today one can even
choose them based on their occupation. For example, for a computer user in Calgary,
progressive lenses are designed with a wider middle area to make them more
comfortable when they work for long durations. Accordingly, people handling different
specialized work profiles can select the right option for them.
Types of progressive lenses
Progressive lenses can be the standard alternative to bi- or tri-focal lenses, short
corridor, computer progressives and premium lenses. The pricing varies based on
brand, size and use. When you get progressive lenses in Calgary, the optician guides
you through the process of getting the most suitable option.
Progressive lenses - frames
The gradual change in power in progressive lenses needs frames that are tall enough to
accommodate the various powers. A too-small frame can be uncomfortable and
inappropriate as it may be difficult to include the power required. However, frames are
often worn as fashion accessories and for those who insist on wearing smaller frames,
there is the “short corridor” progressive lens option which can be fitted into a smaller
frame by an experienced optician.
Getting used to progressive lenses
Adjusting to a new pair of progressive lenses or using them for the very first time can
take a few hours to a few days before the wearer is at ease using them. When you get
your progressive lenses in Calgary, the optician explains the right way to use the lens
so that you can enjoy almost near perfect vision. It is important to know this as it can
initially feel rather odd with sudden eye movements. But soon, the wearer gets used to
the lenses and some people find them comfortable minutes after they start wearing
At the Glenmore Landing Vision Center your eye health and sight are important to us.
Our team of professionals is able to provide thorough vision care for the whole family.
We also provide services like Contact lenses, Optical Lenses, Invisible Progressive
Lenses, Hi-index lenses and more.