Pros and cons of progressive lenses and multifocalWhether progressive lenses are the better alternative for you, you’ll need to look at these favourable circumstances. With progressive lens glasses or multifocal lenses, you don’t need to take them off when changing from doing things, for example, working on a PC whole day, and after work when you go out driving, you face a problem to need to change to ‘driving glasses’. Do you see parents or older people keeping a set of glasses in their car for driving? Common!
- No need 2 pairs of glasses for reading and driving. 1 pair all-in-one glasses is enough.
- More convenient, get to choose one very stylish pair of progressive lens glasses instead of two. Now you don’t need to bring two glasses out!
- Start wearing progressive glasses at younger age of 40-45 helps in adaptation. As the age goes up, you may find it harder to learn how to use progressive glasses.
Older people like parents keep a pair of glasses in car for driving, now no more with progressive lens glasses!
ConsRegardless of the possibility that you work or don’t work on a computer so much, nowadays you still have smartphones. As long as anything with a LCD or LED screen means it can be harmful to your eyes. In this way, you need the one-size-fit-all remedy. Progressive lenses or multifocal lenses can merge all the focal power you need into one single lens, like ordering a pizza with 3 different flavours put into 3 sections. A few issues with progressive lenses happen when using the stairs. Since the lens power for reading correction is at the base, the stairs may appear like they skip a step. Nothing to worry, adjusting to your progressive lenses will take the most two weeks, soon the inconveniences ought to vanish. If for some reason you cannot feel comfortable with progressive lenses, fret not because this is when bifocal lenses are going to be your solution. Not the end of the world.
- Curve distortion. Bottom part of lens for reading, so when go up staircase, might seem like skip a step
- Initial restricted head movement. You may need to learn to find the exact focus point for distant, intermediate and near vision. Fret not, once you get used to it, you’ll be fine. After all, optician/optometrist should locate the point according to your habit, allowing these points to naturally fall into your eyes.
Remember, progressive lenses eyewear is the solution to presbyopia