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How To Solve The Problems Of Adaptation To Progressive Glasses in Home?

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 09:01
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At first, wearing progressive glasses may require a bit of patience. Why does this happen? In this article, we will discuss the difficulties of adapting to progressive lenses and how the associated opticians of GlassesShop work to offer the best results.

How to adapt to progressive lenses?

Progressive glasses are, without a doubt, a great invention. It is from 40-50 years when regardless of whether you have in addition to normal vision problems such as myopia or astigmatism, the presbyopia begins to appear, our vision needs different corrections to see well from afar, in the intermediate distance and close up.

And the monofocal lenses? They are perfectly valid but imagine that you are on vacation, perhaps visiting a new city. On the one hand, you want to enjoy the landscape in the distance and you need your glasses for myopia, but on the other, you cannot stop reading the map tourist or follow the road map on your mobile phone ... In short, a continuous remove and put on the glasses!

The progressive lenses make life easier 100%, as they have up to 3 fields of view, near, far and intermediate. And it is precisely at this point where the difference with respect to the old bifocals can be seen: the absolute fluidity of passage from one vision area to another.

GlassesShop.com has chosen to specialize in the creation of the most modern high-end prescription and progressive glasses, offering its customers only high-performance lenses!

Why is it sometimes difficult to adapt to progressive lenses?

When we talk about progressive lenses and difficulties of adaptation, we often hear that certain glasses are not made for this or that person... And in fact, sometimes there are technical reasons that can influence an optimal adaptation. The factors to consider are:

Prescription: The vision test plays an important role in the choice of progressive glasses. The optician will perform a complete optical examination, and these and other values   should be taken with care so that your progressive lenses are totally specific for you.

Centering the lens: lens adjustment is essential! This is well known by the associated opticians of gafas.es, who dedicate time to taking measurements and individual parameters for the order of your lenses. This is especially important in progressive glasses in which, in addition to the interpapillary distance, the optician calculates with millimeter precision the mounting height, that is, the distance between the pupil and the lower outer edge of the frame.

Suitable frame: Personal tastes and preferences should never be questioned. However, opticians emphasize that people who wear progressive glasses must choose frames that fit their face and graduation. A too small/low lens would not be comfortable, because the different fields of vision would not have the necessary space available.

In addition to the technical elements, there are, of course, other subjective factors that can vary from one person to another. The time needed to adapt to progressive lenses tends to increase, for example, when the user has a lot of graduation in close and little distance since the change from one distance to another becomes more "abrupt".

Useful tips to adapt to progressive lenses:

Finally, here is a quick guide with the best tips from our associated opticians for the adaptation to progressive lenses. If you wear this type of glasses, you will have to take a few small steps at first until you can adapt. After the first few days, it will become routine and you will not even notice it.

When driving:

When looking at the road at a long distance, keep your head in a normal position and use the upper part of the lens, that is, the part dedicated to far vision. If you need to look at the steering wheel, the mirrors or the radio, remember to follow the movement of the look with the head. For example, to see the speed of the vehicle in the speedometer, slightly lower the head and use the central area of   the lens, dedicated to intermediate vision.

When going down the stairs:

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest dangers of using progressive glasses for the first time is the use of stairs! When you descend the stairs it is an almost reflex movement to lower your eyes but not your head. With the progressive glasses it is a good practice to do the opposite: lower the chin while keeping the eyes still, so that the eyes continue to use the upper part of the lens. In fact, if the gaze moved down, you would end up in the part dedicated to near vision, with the consequent loss of balance.

When you read or watch something up close:

When reading a newspaper or magazine with progressive glasses you have to use the lower part of the lens, but it is different from other cases, where it is important to accompany the movement of the eyes with the head. Here the opposite happens, because if you lower your chin the eye will end up using the field dedicated to the area far away! Therefore, remember to lower your eyes when reading with progressive glasses.

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