• Progressive Lenses

  • Have you ever held the menu at a restaurant so far away from you that it caught on fire from the candlelight? As you approach that magical age of 40, most of us will find that we can no longer see up close; some people take their distance glasses off and can focus up close, but why?  When you are young and your eye muscles are elastic, they easily expand and contract to allow the lens of your eye to change shape to enable you to see objects clearly at various distances. 

    After your eye muscles do this for about 40 years, they get a little tired and stiff, just like your other muscles. Consequently, no longer can your eye muscles so easily expand and contract to enable the accommodation process.   This is called presbyopia.

    If you have not tried the latest technology in Progressive Lenses, ask us about the new High Definition HD Digital Progressive Lenses.

  • Best Progressive Lens

    What are the best progressive lenses?  The answer is, "it depends on your lifestyle and vision needs."  Did you know that there are over 500 different progressive, or “no-line” bifocal lenses available today? 

    Each manufacturer has lenses designed for different purposes; that purpose could be low cost, most distance or near vision, larger or smaller frames, active lifestyles, or universal fit. This is when you realize how important it is for you to have a skilled optician working with you.  We will consult with you to determine the lenses that are best for you.

    We will be upfront and honest with you regarding the various Progressives.  Do not be roped into thinking one manufacturer makes the very best lens.  What is the best lens for you and your lifestyle?  That is what is important.  You need to be able to trust your optician. One size does not fit all when it comes to progressive lenses.

  • Skilled Optician is Most Important When Buying Progressives

    The most important aspect of progressive lenses is your optician.  Contact Doug Wohl Optician via email here.

    Progressive lenses absolutely must be placed precisely in the frames so when they are on your face, you are looking through the proper zones.  With that in mind, there are as many types of progressives as there are styles of shoes.

    With the wrong lens or if you are not measured properly with the correct design, you are going to run into vision problems.  It is important to understand the impact your frame choice has on your lenses.  Again, please ask questions of your optician, but you'll learn that Wohl's opticians want you to be an educated consumer and decision maker.  We give you the information to make the best decision for you.

    The true benefits of progressive lenses can only be experienced when your glasses are properly adjusted to best fit your frames and the way the frames sit your face.  It is so important to have your frames fitted properly and to have an professional, experienced optician review your needs to design the right Progressive Lenses for you.  With progressive lenses, it really matters where the prescription changes are positioned relative to your pupil.  Even, the adjustment of the nose piece and fine-tuning of the parts that go over the ears can make your glasses can affect your vision with progressives.

    It is important that we know what you need and what you want your eyeglasses to do for you.  You have your own particular needs; Wohl Optics will find the best vision solution working with you to give you optimal vision within your budget.

  • Progressives Correct Close, Intermediate and Distant Vision NO Visable Line

    Progressive lenses go by a few names - no lined bifocals, PALs (Progressive Addition Lenses), Multifocal lenses and so on.  Progressive Addition Lenses (PALs) have the distance prescription is at the top and gradually increases in power to your full reading prescription as you move down the lens

    The power in the lenses “progressively” changes from far to intermediate to your full reading power. Therefore, Progressive lenses are often referred to as “no-line” bifocals or trifocals. You should think of progressive lenses like no-line bifocals.

    It’s like having three sets of lenses in one; all without ever having to change your eyeglasses. The Progressive lens is the best lens for complete vision correction at all distances – near, intermediate and far. Proper eye measurements, frame selection and frame adjustments are essential to maximize your comfort with these lenses. Also, there are many progressive lens designs available, and some may be more comfortable for you than others, based on your specific visual needs. 

    Progressive Lenses are more cosmetically appealing than bifocal or trifocal lenses, as there are no visible reading and intermediate segmented windows. Progressive lenses are designed to gradually change your prescription from distance at the top to reading at the bottom of the lens. This offers greater comfort to your eye, as the Progressive eyeglasses allow you to adjust your focus from one viewing distance to another naturally and easily simply by moving your eye up and down, and this dramatically reduces eye fatigue. These are great for all uses and all lifestyles and best of all – they’re discreet. With no visible lines, no one will know you are wearing multi-focal lenses.

  • Do Progressive Lenses Give You Better Vision?

    Absolutely, yes!  You now have a blended prescription immediately.  There is no image jump or visible line on the lens.  What this means for you is comfort with your lenses and safety when driving. You have eliminated that obvious line between prescriptions.

    Progressives make the transition between prescriptions smoothly. This newer technology means you see better.  These lenses were designed to mimic the way our eyes focus. You focus using a variable corridor that shifts the distance to the intermediate and to the reading seamlessly.

    Of course, vanity always comes into play as well.  Not only are they more attractive and people can see your eyes, the no-line lens hides the fact that you need readers.   Aside from hiding the fact that you now need bifocals to read, now you can see various ranges easily in front of you.

  • Progressive MultiFocal Lenses - The Most Convenient Advanced Vision Correction

    Progressive Lenses are a great convenience and advancement in today’s fast paced world of computers and mobility. Progressive lenses offer no-line, multi-focal viewing zones for the most convenient vision correction. If you are over 40 and having difficulty with your vision, chances are you are experiencing presbyopia, the common gradual loss of near vision. But there is good news: you have more choices today than ever before. You don't have to carry a separate pair of glasses for reading or wear lined bifocal lenses like your parents did.

    Progressive Lenses are meant to complement your day-to-day activities. However, reading glasses computer and/or hobby glasses might still be needed for your lifestyle. Hence, the importance of an experienced optician.

    Please do not give up if you have had difficulty with Progressive Lenses in the past. Wearing Progressive Lenses that aren't properly aligned can cause your eyes to adjust to the lenses incorrectly.

    Talk with me at 215-443-7706. I will help you.

    Doug Wohl

    doug@wohloptics.com