The Basics of Progressive Lenses – Malaysia

the basics of progressive lens

The basics of progressive lenses:

What:

Progressive lenses is also known as multifocal are a type of optical glasses with lens used to correct range, from near to far viewing distance or operating range.

Who: 

Progressive lenses are suited for people with presbyopia, which is the common symptoms among people from 40 years old and above who start to experience difficulty in reading. It provides convenience to wearer such that all ranges of vision are clear ie far (driving), intermediate (computer work), near (reading) with a single pair of glasses.

Why:

Simply because progressive lens provides convenience to wearer. Whether you want to

  1. read the documents
  2. use the laptop
  3. read whatsapps messages
  4. see the GPS while driving
  5. cooking
  6. casual reading
  7. read menu to order food

progressive glasses or multifocal will help you to see everything clearly. It doesn’t matter if you have short sightedness or clear vision for far distance, this glasses is suitable as long as you want to solve the vision problem.

How Much Does It Cost : 

The price of the progressive glasses depends on 3 things

  1. Brand : better brand means better quality lens and more durable
  2. Thickness : like every other lens, thin lens are more expensive than standard lens
  3. Vision stability : progressive lens has different structure compared to normal lens, and lens that is more comfortable to wear will be slightly more expensive. Scroll to the bottom to read more about how progressive lens work.

Generally, for beginner wear between age 40-50, progressive glasses is priced between RM700 to RM1500.

For more complicated prescription or age more than 50, we recommend better lens that priced between RM1500 to RM2000.

For wearer who wants really good performing lens (normally for wearer who has been wearing progressive glasses for more than 10 years) there are options that can go to RM2500 or RM3000.

In the process of prescribing progressive glasses, we will perform detailed eye test, understand a lot about your lifestyle, and find out what vision problem you have.

We then help you to find the suitable frame and explain about how the lens work to set proper expectation.

If you’d like to find out more about progressive lens, feel free to make an appointment with us by filling the form below. Or simply give us a call at +603 – 56121967. You’ll be getting RM35 off for making appointment too!

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If you are interested to find out more about progressive glasses, continue to read about it below.

Basics of progressive lenses. How progressive lenses work?

What are they? Progressive lenses are also known as Progressive Glasses / Progressive Lens Glasses with the function whereby the prescription distance normally starts on the very top part and will steadily increase in strength as the region looks down.

The strength of the lens power will increase to a person’s reading power capability when their eyeballs move throughout the spectacle lens, (eg: from top looking down when wearing the glasses).

Progressive glasses
Basics of Progressive Lenses

Simply put – Just imagine 3 sets of lenses associated with one lens, 3 in 1. Just as if you needed to change 3 pairs of glasses for 3 different scenarios, but now it is combined without ever having to change your glasses.

So, should you get a pair of progressive glasses? Let’s look at the pro and cons

Pros :

  • No longer need to bring additional pair of glasses to read small prints
  • More convenient with just a pair of glasses that you can keep wearing
  • Solve all the unclear vision situations

Cons :

  • Longer adaptation period at the beginning
  • Need to be aware of the reading area vs the driving area

 Info Summary

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Infographic by Lawrence and Mayo, a guide to progressive lenses in Malaysia

If you’d like to find out more about progressive lens, feel free to make an appointment with us by filling the form below. Or simply give us a call at +603 – 56121967. You’ll be getting RM35 off for making appointment too!

Book a consultation here