Why are progressive eyeglass lenses so much more expensive than single vision lenses?
In the previous article, we discussed “Advantages And Disadvantages Of Progressive Lenses”. In this article, let’s talk about “Why are progressive eyeglass lenses so much more expensive than single vision lenses?”.
Progressive lenses, also called progressive multifocal lenses, are lenses that have multiple focal points. If it is divided from the focal point, the lenses can be divided into single focal lenses, bifocal lenses, and multifocal lenses. The original intention of progressive multifocal lenses is to provide natural, convenient, and comfortable correction methods for presbyopia patients. A pair of glasses can see far away, close up, and mid-range objects. After wearing them, one pair of glasses is equivalent to using multiple glasses. Because of the different nature, characteristics and applicability, progressive lenses are more expensive than single vision lenses.
Single vision lenses are the most commonly used prescription lenses. This lens type has a single field of view or a prescription ability of the entire lens and can be used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (supervision).
Progressive multifocal lenses are lenses with different upper and lower powers for the upper part to see far, and the lower part to see near. The distance from the fixed power above the lens to the fixed power below the lens does not change suddenly, but there is a gradual transition between the two through the gradual change in refractive power.(https://www.koalaeye.com/collections/progressive-glasses)
An optical lens that has only one luminosity on a single vision lens and does not have special functions.
The curvature of the front surface of the progressive lens increases continuously from top to bottom, and the refractive power increases gradually and continuously from the distance zone located on the upper part of the lens until the near zone at the bottom of the lens reaches the required near-use refractive power. A pair of glasses can be used. You can see far away, you can see close, and you can see objects in the middle distance.
Single vision lenses are the most widely used optical lenses and are suitable for the general population.
Progressive lenses are suitable for below people.
① Myopia control lenses for teenagers. Progressive lenses are used to relieve visual fatigue and control the development speed of myopia.
② Anti-fatigue lenses for adults. Progressive lenses are used for teachers, doctors, people who use too much computer at close range to reduce visual fatigue caused by work.
③ Progressive lenses for Middle-aged and elderly people. A pair of glasses for middle-aged and elderly people to easily see near and far.
Who is suitable to wear progressive lenses
Progressive multifocal glasses are suitable for people with presbyopia or visual fatigue, especially teachers, physicians, musicians, computer operators, etc. They not only need to see far and near objects, but also most of the time, need to see objects at intermediate distances such as blackboards, piano scores, and computer screens. A pair of scientifically customized progressive multifocal glasses can simultaneously meet the needs of distance use, near use, and various distances in between. Some special young myopia patients wearing progressive multifocal glasses can also be used to correct the refractive power and effectively relieve eye fatigue.
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