First time progressive wearer? Here are some things to consider when selecting the Appropriate Progressive Addition Lens!

Thinking of making the transition to progressive lenses? It could take an average of a month to fully adapt to Progressive lenses. It is important that as a patient that you inform your optician and/or optometrist of your lifestyle including your hobbies and occupation. With this information we are able to better fit and design lenses based on your needs whether it is everyday use, in the office or even golfing/Sportswear.

Conventional progressive lenses are great for people who perform a number of various tasks throughout the day. As an everyday lens it could also make it difficult for people who work in an office setting as the intermediate corridor is too narrow to read off of a computer screen while also performing other office duties. Task specific progressive lenses make it easier for the patient to feel comfortable and confident in their lenses when performing office work, and/or other hobbies. As Eye Care Professionals we are able to provide our patients with specifically designed lenses to make sure the best fit and optics are achieved by extending the intermediate corridor for office occupations. When the intermediate corridor is extended, it is designed so that the patient is able to look in front of a computer screen, view readings on the desk, and still be able to look up and view the surrounding area without little head movement, issues or complications.

In comparison, between the Nikon conventional progressive lens and a Nikon DigiLife which is ultimately optimized for computer and office use. With today’s advanced technology these progressive lenses are designed specifically with coatings to filter the the blue light that may come off of computer screens and other technology and is also easier to adapt to
for first time progressive wearers.

It is important that patients find the right lens that suits their everyday needs so we are able to maximize their vision and comfort throughout their daily activities.

Picture shown- Conventional Nikon Progressive Lens viewing range compared to the Nikon DigiLife
Nikon progressive lens