Celebrating your 39th birthday….Again?
Is it getting harder to read your birthday cards this year? As much as we’d all like to deny our age, sometime around the age of 40, most of us start noticing that our eyes are losing the ability to focus as easily as they could when we were younger. This condition, known as presbyopia, affects our capacity to focus clearly on printed text, computer screens, photographs, and other nearby objects.
In the past, bifocals were often the answer, providing the wearer with two powers: one for distance and one for close-up viewing.
Today’s progressive lenses, however, provide multi-focal viewing power, enabling seamless focusing transitions. These popular lenses allow you to see far, intermediate, and near distances, without the distraction of lines. And because of the progressive focusing power, you don’t need to bob your head up and down, trying to determine if you can see something more clearly through the upper or lower part of the lens. Progressive lenses also eliminate “image-jumping”—a common problem caused when a bifocal wearer’s line of sight is interrupted by the lenses’ abrupt power changes.
Of course, progressive lenses also tend to make you look younger—–there’s no bifocal line to advertise your age! When others look at you, there’s no distracting line interrupting their view of your eyes and face.
Ask your eyecare provider if you are a candidate for progressive lenses. He or she will help determine the right type for you, and will be able to recommend lens treatments to complement your lifestyle.