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What are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses are the most exciting and technologically advanced spectacle lenses available.

If you're a 40-something who has trouble reading fine print, you have more lens options than the old lined bifocals your parents wore. Progressive lenses, sometimes called "no-line bifocals," are multifocal lenses that eliminate the lines of a bifocal or trifocal lens. They look exactly like single vision lenses so nobody will know your arms have gotten too short to see small print!

They continue to increase in popularity and are now the most widely purchased lenses to correct presbyopia (the loss of near vision with age). Some people experience problems with progressive lenses when they try to adapt the first time or even to a new pair in a different frame and/or a different optical prescription. See below for causes and solutions to progressive lens problems.