When you get a brand new pair of glasses, you expect them to help you see better instantly. However, for those of you who wear progressive lenses, sometimes, just sometimes, that’s just not the case.
My progressive lenses make me feel seasick. What’s going on?
Progressive lenses are very complex. They take your distance prescription and gradually change to give you the full reading prescription down at the bottom of the lens. So, very small changes, from how the glasses sit on your face to the measurements the optician takes, can make a big difference on how you see. This can cause that seasickness feeling, also known as “swim.”
Nowadays, there’s new technology to help alleviate that swimming sensation. One example comes with digital progressives. “They give you a wider field of view, so as they change from your distance to your near, you’re not going to feel that kind of moving floor, or moving steps, as you walk down the stairs,” said Dr. Nichole Moos.
If you’re experiencing swim, talk to your eye doctor about new options out there with progressive lenses.
VSP members are eligible for a $35 mail-in rebate when they purchase Unity Progressive Lenses plus one of the following lens enhancements: Unity Performance Coating, TechShield Blue, or SunSync Light-Reactive Lenses!