Progressive Lenses at The Eye Center
Optometry has made a lot of progress over the years, and so have the lenses used to correct refractive errors, such as presbyopia. Back in the day, bifocals represented as the latest advancement in the correcting age-related vision problems. Today, however, you can choose progressive lenses that provide a more natural and discreet vision correction experience than those older technologies can offer. Here at The Eye Center, we're proud to make progressive lenses available to residents of Okmulgee, Bixby, and South Tulsa.
State-of-the-Art Corrective Lenses for Presbyopia
Presbyopia adds an extra layer of complexity to your vision prescription. If you only suffered from nearsightedness or astigmatism earlier in life, you could enjoy total correction for that refractive error simply by choosing single-vision lenses. But, once you pass the age of 40, your lenses become less able to shift from one distance range to another. Before bifocals came along, people had to switch glasses whenever they wanted to go from seeing distant objects to near ones and vice versa. Bifocals solved that problem by placing a segment for near vision correction toward the bottom of the lens. Trifocals later added a middle segment for intermediate distances. But, shifting your gaze from segment to segment can be a jarring visual experience, and the obvious presence of these segments in your glasses advertises your age.
Progressive lenses do away with the idea of separate corrective segments. These lenses are molded to produce one smooth, unbroken transition from distance viewing (higher up on the lens) through the intermediate range to near vision correction (at the bottom). The result is natural clarity that feels natural without calling attention to the fact that you have presbyopia.
Choosing Progressive Lenses at Our Optometry Clinic
Either optometrist on our team can tell from an eye and vision exam whether you have presbyopia. When you're being fitted for your frames, we will mark the position of your pupils to ensure that the vision correction is properly centered in each lens.
You may find progressive lenses strange at first. The vision correction runs down the center portion of the lens, so you need to get used to turning your head to get objects squarely in your sights. If you can't get accustomed to progressives, your optometrist can also provide bifocals or trifocals.
Looking for a Trusted Eye Doctor in Okmulgee, Bixby, or South Tulsa?
If you're looking for progressive lenses, look no further than your trusted eye doctor in Okmulgee, Bixby, and South Tulsa, call The Eye Center at 918-369-3937 (Bixby) or 918-756-0316 (Okmulgee) for an appointment!