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Approximately 50% of eyeglass wearers over age 40 use progressive lenses, including progressive readers for more specific tasks. Progressive glasses, or multifocal lenses, seamlessly correct near, intermediate, and distant vision. This makes them an excellent solution for presbyopia, a condition that typically manifests as difficulty focusing on close objects. Our online eyeglasses store offers a diverse and meticulously curated range of progressive glasses tailored to meet the needs of progressives seeking different visual solutions and aesthetic preferences. 


What Are Progressive Glasses? 

Progressive glasses are advanced multifocal lenses that seamlessly incorporate multiple prescriptions all within one lens, eliminating the need for bifocals or trifocals. They provide a smooth transition from distance vision to intermediate to near vision, ensuring clear sight at every focal range without visible lines. 

These sophisticated lenses require precise measurements and adjustments, making them appealing for those seeking both functional and aesthetic enhancements in their eyewear. 


Specialized lenses like progressive reading glasses cater to those who need precise vision correction for up-close activities. The unique design of these lenses provides users with an uninterrupted visual experience, eliminating the need for multiple pairs of glasses. Progressive reading glasses combine modern optical technology with convenience, allowing users to transition smoothly between various close-up tasks without compromising on visual clarity or comfort. 


Definition and Functionality 

Progressive glasses are specialized multifocal lenses designed to correct presbyopia and other age-related vision issues. 

  Progressive lenses eliminate the "image jump" often experienced with bifocal and trifocal glasses. 

They provide a seamless transition between different focal points—distance, intermediate, and near—without the visible demarcation lines found in traditional bifocals


This seamless progression ensures that wearers can experience clear vision and improved visual acuity at all distances, enhancing both visual comfort and practicality. 


Benefits Over Bifocals   

A person wearing Olet Optical's progressive glasses in different scenarios_ reading a book, using a computer, and driving a car. The person appears comfortable.

Progressive lenses offer a more sophisticated visual experience compared to traditional bifocals, facilitating seamless vision at varying distances. Unlike bifocals, which have distinct segments for near and far vision, progressive lenses provide a continuous gradient of power. 


This means wearers do not have to contend with the sudden image jumps common with bifocals. Additionally, the absence of visible lines in progressive lenses results in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. 


From a functional perspective, progressive glasses, including progressive readers, allow for smooth transitions whether reading a book, working on a computer, or driving a car. They can adapt to various activities, making them perfect for multifunctional use throughout the day. 


The advanced design of progressive lenses effectively reduces eye strain and enhances overall visual comfort, which is highly valued by progressives. In contrast, bifocals can sometimes result in discomfort due to the abrupt change in lens power. Thus, progressive lenses are an excellent choice for individuals seeking a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for their vision needs. 


Progressive reading glasses are an excellent investment for individuals who want to enjoy the benefits of multifocal lenses while focusing mainly on near tasks. These glasses are particularly beneficial for avid readers, artists, and professionals who spend considerable time on activities requiring sharp and continuous near vision. Utilizing progressive reading glasses can enhance both productivity and comfort, making them an indispensable tool for detail-oriented tasks. 


Types of Progressive Lenses 

Basic Progressive Lenses offer a smooth transition between near, intermediate, and far vision, ideal for first-time multifocal users. 

Standard Progressive Lenses reduce peripheral distortion and provide wider reading and intermediate zones for improved visual performance. 

Premium Progressive Lenses use digital precision technology for superior clarity and reduced distortions, perfect for those seeking top comfort and performance. 

Elite Progressive Lenses offer the highest level of vision clarity and seamless transitions with advanced materials and technology. 


Basic Progressive Lenses  

Basic Progressive Lenses are ideal for prescriptions below +/- 2.00, providing clear vision at all distances without visible lines. They are perfect for daily activities and offer a cost-effective solution for multifocal needs. 


Standard Progressive Lenses 

Standard Progressive Lenses, for prescriptions above +/- 2.00, feature advanced designs that reduce distortion and offer wider reading zones, enhancing visual clarity and comfort. 


Premium Progressive Lenses 

Premium Progressive Lenses, for prescriptions above +/- 4.00, offer: 


- Wider Corridors: Easier computer and device use.

- Enhanced Clarity: Sharper vision with reduced distortions. 


Elite Progressive Lenses 

Elite Progressive Lenses, for prescriptions above +/- 5.00, provide the highest clarity and seamless transitions, using the best materials and technology for ultimate visual comfort. 


Choosing the Right Frames 

Choosing the right frames for your progressive glasses requires you to consider factors such as lens height, frame width, frame styles, and bridge fit. This ensures optimal comfort and the best functionality, which are key for progressive lens wearers. 


It is also important to select frames that complement your facial features and personal style, enhancing both your vision and overall appearance. 


Frame Size and Shape 

Selecting the appropriate frame size and shape is crucial for progressive lenses' effectiveness. 


- Lens Height: Ensure enough vertical space for the progressive channel. For custom progressive glasses, we recommend a lens height between 33-45mm.

- Frame Width: Proper width guarantees a secure and comfortable fit.

- Bridge Fit: A well-fitted bridge distributes weight evenly, enhancing comfort.

- Temple Length: Correct temple length prevents slippage and pressure points. 


Frames too narrow or shallow can compromise the lens usability, particularly the progressive corridor. For optimal vision, we suggest choosing square or rectangle frames, as these shapes provide the best field of view compared to other frame shapes. 


Balancing aesthetics with functionality ensures that your eyeglasses not only look good but provide optimal vision support. 


Material Considerations 

When choosing progressive glasses, the material of both the lenses and frames plays a pivotal role in their performance. 


Modern lenses come in various materials such as polycarbonate, high-index plastics, each offering unique benefits. Polycarbonate lenses are impact-resistant, ideal for active lifestyles. 


High-index plastic lenses, though slightly more expensive, are thinner and lighter than standard plastic lenses. This makes them a popular choice for those with strong prescriptions. 


Frame materials also matter. Options range from lightweight titanium to durable acetate, ensuring that your glasses are both stylish and functional. 


How to Order Online 

Ordering progressive glasses from Olet Optical is a seamless and straightforward process. Begin by browsing our extensive collection, where you can sort options based on frame style, material, and lens features. Once you've selected your preferred glasses, simply upload your prescription details image, including the addition (ADD) power for progressive lenses, and proceed to checkout. Our user-friendly interface ensures that you can customize your eyewear to fit your vision needs perfectly, all from the comfort of your home. 


Prescription Requirements 

For progressive glasses, a comprehensive and accurate prescription is essential for optimal optical correction and vision clarity. 


- Sphere (SPH): Indicates the lens power for near- or farsightedness.

- Cylinder (CYL): Represents the lens power needed to correct astigmatism.

- Axis: Specifies the orientation of the astigmatism correction.

- Addition (ADD): Essential for progressive lenses, indicating the additional magnifying power needed for close-up tasks.

- Pupillary Distance (PD): Measures the distance between your pupils, ensuring the lenses align with your eyes’ focal points. 


Ensure all components of your prescription are up-to-date and clearly legible. 


We highly recommend consulting with your eye care professional or an optometry specialist for an accurate and thorough prescription. 


Having precise and detailed prescription information facilitates the creation of customized progressive lenses tailored to your specific vision needs.