What are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals,” provide a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances in one seamless lens, including driving at a distance, arm’s length for computer use, and up close for reading.

Progressive lenses are the most natural form of vision correction available for patients with presbyopia, as they eliminate the “image jump” present in standard bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from the distance through intermediate to near vision with all the in-between corrections included.

Who Needs Progressive Lenses?

Even if you’ve never needed glasses before, presbyopia usually occurs in individuals around age 40. As we age naturally, our ability to see objects up close and the computer screen can decrease and can be blurry. Progressive lenses address separate visual needs in one lens.

How Do Progressive Lenses Work?

If you need more than one pair of glasses or prescription to do computer work or drive, progressives let you see clearly at any distance with one pair of glasses. The constant graduation of prescription in progressive lenses enables you to look up to see in the distance, look ahead to view things such as the computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read, text, or perform other work comfortably up close.

With so many progressive lens designs and options available, the choices can be overwhelming without professional advice. Ask Our optometrists about progressive lenses at your next visit!

Coronavirus update - March 19th

As of March 18, 2020, under the advice of the President of the United States and the CDC, our offices will be closing for all routine services until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we must do what we can to help.

If you do experience a medical eye emergency please call your primary care doctor, email us at Greshamvisioncenter@frontier.com or call Dr. Agost at 503-780-0769 or Dr. Caldwell at 503-310-1841. Please watch our website for more information.

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Gresham Vision Center & Sandy Vision Center