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Lenses for Your Changing Visual Needs

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Whether you grew up with perfect vision or needed corrective lenses early in life, there are some inevitable vision changes that take place as early as your 40s. Typically this is when presbyopia sets in, which can make it more difficult to focus close up. So, if you’ve celebrated the big “four-o” and you’re starting to need a selfie stick to read your texts and e-mails, you could be presbyopic.  If you already have vision correction to see far away before presbyopia sets in, progressive lenses are the perfect solution to address both needs. Instead of switching between a pair of glasses for reading and a pair for distance, progressive lenses allow you to clearly see near, far and everywhere in between.

Progressive lenses are considered superior to bifocals and trifocals because they provide a seamless (literally, the lenses are line-free) and more natural transition when switching between near and far viewing. Bifocals and Trifocals offer only 2-3 focal distances in the lenses. With progressive lenses you get a seamless transition from looking close to further away through an infinite amount of focal distances – imagine how much more you could see!  UNITY progressive lenses provide the latest in digital technology, customized to meet your digital needs.

In addition to providing vision correction, glasses can also help defend your eyes against immediate and long-term damage, and help you keep up with life’s ever changing moments. Light-reactive lenses like sunsync provide indoor-outdoor comfort and protection. Quickly darkening outdoors, they block 100% of UV light, reduce blue light exposure from the sun, and minimize glare. Indoors, these lenses return to clear, delivering precise vision and targeted filtration of blue light from digital screens and energy-efficient lighting.  Light-reactive lenses are available in various colors to fit your style.

Annual eye exams can help you understand changes in your vision, eye health, and overall wellness. Not to mention, it’s the perfect time to discuss which lens technology best fits your changing lifestyle.

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2 Comments

  • Angela says:

    I have heard that it is not practical to put Progressive lenses in “small” frames (no “room” for the transitions). My readers are small lenses , and I like them small. Is there some truth to lense size minimum for progressive lenses?

    • Angelina F. says:

      Hi Angela,
      Frame size is something that should be considered then selecting progressive lenses. To ensure the best performance you’ll want a frame large enough to allow you to see through the distance and reading zones the progressive lens offers. Unity Progressive Lenses are designed to fit a wide variety of prescriptions and frames. There are short corridor designs available that can be used in smaller frames. We recommend speaking with your Optometrist and Optician about your frame preferences and they can recommend progressive lenses that will work for your specific visual needs.
      -Angelina F., VSP

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