Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Why have I had bad luck with progressive glasses in the past?
Often what people don’t realize is that there are about 300 different brands of progressive lenses and they do not all work the same. The challenge with progressives is that the reading area of the lens is not very wide. And on each side of the usable area is distortion and motion that give you sensations that you “eventually” adapt to. In order to have success with progressive lenses, you have to understand and accept the visual system that it forces you to live within and you have to be able to adapt to the sensations it gives you. The difference between some lenses and others is that the better lenses have wider fields of vision and less peripheral distortion. Of course, they need to be fit and manufactured properly.