Progressive lenses provide the wearer with the most natural vision possible by seamlessly transitioning between near and distance prescriptions within the lens. However, bifocal lenses are divided into different areas for near and far vision. Simply put, bifocal lenses are lenses in which a line separates two fields of view. The bottom of the lens is for reading up close, and the top is for seeing things further away more clearly. Progressives, on the other hand, have no straight lines, so the transition between distances is smoother. These glasses also enhance your vision at three different distances - so changing your field of view has never been easier!
What are the pros and cons of bifocals and progressive lenses?
With bifocals, you also only have to put on one pair of glasses instead of switching between two pairs of glasses at different distances - meaning you're less likely to lose your glasses. Then, they are cheaper than progressives.
As for the downsides of bifocals, the lines on the lenses aren't as aesthetically pleasing, and the transitions between distances can sometimes be disconcerting for the wearer. Close-up lenses may also be limited, so yours may not be the best choice for everyday use.
But hey, who's perfect?
Relatively speaking, progressives are obviously more attractive because there are no lines on the lenses. There's also no interruption when switching views, so be prepared for a smooth ride. It's finally 2022, and we're all glued to our smartphones, computers, and TVs, right? Well, these are the best options for screen time viewing no matter what device you're using.
So, what about the downsides? Progressives may take longer to get used to, because there is no clear dividing line on the lens, it is the customer's own to adapt. But there is also no adaptation period for most people, and their brains can quickly take control of progressive glasses. As mentioned, progressive is also slightly more expensive, but you pay for what you get, right? Progressive lenses can not only see far and near, but there is also a value in the middle that is used to look at the computer. It makes sense that they are more expensive than single vision and bifocal lenses, as you can basically get three pairs of glasses in one. As a result, you need to pay extra for the convenience of multifocal glasses without bars.
Progressive lenses provide a wider area of clear vision, making activities such as computer use and reading easier for the wearer. Early progressive lens designs had soft blur during motion, but today's progressive lenses have reduced this blur, providing better vision for active wearers. As technology has advanced, labs have been able to compress the required lens size to accommodate RX range and diopter variations, allowing those who want a smaller frame to benefit from the advantages of progressive lenses.