Tips for Adjusting to Progressive Lenses

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Progressive lenses are a type of multifocal lens that lets you see clearly at different distances without having to switch between different pairs of glasses. These lenses offer a convenient and comfortable solution for people with presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on near objects. However, these lenses can be difficult to get used to initially. Here are some tips for adjusting to progressive lenses:

Give yourself time

Adjusting to progressive lenses is a process that requires patience and persistence. Most people adjust to progressive lenses after a few days, but it may take longer. Take it slow and start by wearing the glasses for short periods of time. As you get more comfortable, you can gradually increase the duration of wear.

Keep your head still

One of the biggest challenges of adjusting to progressive lenses is learning to keep your head still while looking at different distances. With progressive lenses, you need to look through the right part of the lens for the distance you’re focusing on. Moving your head too much can cause distortion and blur your vision. Practice keeping your head still and moving your eyes to adjust to the different distances.

Use your peripheral vision

Progressive lenses are designed to provide clear vision in the central part of the lens, while the peripheral vision is slightly blurred. This is normal and helps your eyes adjust to the different distances, but it can take some getting used to. Try using your peripheral vision to guide you when you’re walking or doing other activities that require spatial awareness.

Work with your optician

Your optician is a valuable resource during the adjustment period. If you’re having trouble adjusting to your progressive lenses, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Your optician can adjust the fit of your glasses, make any necessary tweaks to the prescription, or offer tips for making the transition easier.

Adjusting to progressive lenses can be a challenge, but with patience, practice, and support from your optician, you’ll be able to wear these lenses comfortably. Remember to give yourself time, keep your head still, use your peripheral vision, and work with your optician to make the transition as smooth as possible. With these tips, you’ll be seeing clearly at all distances in no time!

If you’re having trouble getting used to your new progressive lenses, our optician can provide tips and help make any adjustments you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Spokane Valley!

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