In the previous article, we discussed “What is the cost of progressive lens glasses?”. In this article, let’s talk about “Is progressive lens good for eyes?”.
A progressive lens is a lens whose upper sides are used to see far, and the lower side is used to see near. The distance from the fixed distance power above the lens to the near power fixed below the lens does not change suddenly, but a gradual transition between the two through the gradual change in refractive power.
What is a progressive lens?
Standard progressive lenses are multifocal lenses with three observation areas, farsightedness, intermediate vision, and nearsightedness. Unlike bifocals, there are no visible lines between each viewing area. They have a seamless, invisible design, where the optical power changes 'gradually' throughout the lens. Many people confuse 'bifocal' or 'trifocal' with 'progressive' but remember that bifocals and trifocals have visible lines in the lens, while progressive lenses do not. Because progressive lenses have no lines in the lens, they are more popular multifocal lenses than bifocal lenses. However, is progressive lens good for eyes?
Advantages of progressive lenses
1. The appearance of the lens is like a single vision lens, and the dividing line of the degree change cannot be seen. Not only is the appearance beautiful, but more importantly, it protects the age privacy of the wearer. There is no need to worry about leaking the age secret due to wearing glasses.(https://www.koalaeye.com/collections/progressive-glasses)
2. Since the change of lens power is gradual, there will be no image jump. It is comfortable to wear and easy to adapt.
3. Because the degree is gradual, the replacement of the adjustment effect is gradually increased according to the shortening of the short distance. There is no adjustment fluctuation, and it is not easy to cause visual fatigue.
4. Clear vision can be obtained at all distances in the visual range. A pair of glasses meet the use of long-distance, near use, and various distances in between. It is especially good for teachers, doctors, music workers, and computer operators because these people not only need to see far and near objects clearly, but most of the time they also need to be able to see objects at intermediate distances such as blackboards, piano scores, and computer screens. This is not possible with lenses other than progressive lenses.
5. At present, both internal and external ophthalmologists agree that young people should wear low-degree convex lenses when reading and writing to reduce near-use adjustment, thereby alleviating or preventing the occurrence and development of myopia. This gives the progressive multifocal lens a new meaning and mission. Physiology found that excessive use of the eyeball adjustment function can form 'accommodative spasm' or pseudo myopia. Continued development can produce longitudinal eye axis elongation and induce 'true myopia' or axial myopia. The external luminosity of the progressive lens can be artificially added to the progressive luminosity. The upper is used for looking far, and the below is used for looking near, which makes the eyeball relax and over-adjust. The ever-changing luminosity of the lens replaces the 'accommodative power' that should have been activated, blocking the vicious circle of adjusting the eye axis elongation, making the eye not easy to fatigue, and slowing the development of myopia.
Disadvantages of progressive lenses
Wearing progressive multifocal glasses for the first time may cause slight dizziness and shaking when walking. Be careful when moving up the stairs. The perception of space changes, the perception of the distance of the object, and the perception of depth have changed. New wearers should not drive immediately and do vigorous exercise. When you look close, you need to turn your eyes down, and your eyes are mildly uncomfortable. Seeing the object through the blurred vision area around the lens, the object becomes blurred. Therefore, when new wearers look at things, turn their heads more, turn their eyes less, try to use the far-distance zone, the near-distance zone, and the middle-distance zone to see the object.
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