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July 28, 2023

Progressive lenses: 6 tips to adapt quickly

Progressive lenses are an important change and a big step forward in prescription lens technology, but despite the advanced technology, there are many false myths about the difficulty of adapting to this type of lens. For some people, wearing progressive glasses can be a bit more of a transition than others. These glasses, also known as multifocal glasses, offer clear vision at different distances, but require a short adjustment period. There are different experiences on the adaptation to progressive glasses, the most common concerns the use of stairs and the feeling of discomfort when walking along them with the use of standard progressive lenses. In this article, we will explore some valuable tips to make this transition smooth and hassle-free and see how important customization is. With the right mindset and some simple practices, you can easily get used to progressive glasses.

1 ) CONSULT A VISION PROFESSIONAL

The crucial first step in getting used to progressive glasses is to make sure you have had a professional eye exam; a qualified optician or ophthalmologist will assess your vision needs and prescribe the right progressive glasses for you. Be sure to openly communicate any vision difficulties or symptoms you are experiencing to get the most accurate prescription possible.

2) WEAR GLASSES REGULARLY

Wearing progressive glasses regularly is essential to get used to them quickly. Some people may feel tempted to take off their glasses when they experience difficulty, but this will only slow down the adaptation process. Wear your glasses all day, even if they may feel a little uncomfortable at first. Over time, they will become a natural part of your daily routine.

3) EXPERIMENT IN FAMILY ENVIRONMENTS

At first, try to get used to progressive glasses in familiar and comfortable environments. Walk around the house, read a book or watch television. Focus on adjusting your gaze between the different zones of the glasses: the upper part for long distance vision, the central part for intermediate vision and the lower part for near vision. As you gain confidence it will be easier to use them in more complex situations.

4) HEAD AND EYES MOVEMENTS

Learn to move your head and eyes smoothly while looking at objects at different distances. One of the initial challenges is the need to adjust your gaze to get the correct focus. Instead of just moving your eyes, try turning your head slightly when looking at something in particular. Over time, this movement will become natural and will help sharpen your vision with progressive glasses.

5) PATIENCE AND CONSTANT PRACTICE

The process of adapting to progressive glasses requires patience and constant practice. You may encounter some difficulties at the beginning, such as a feeling of distortion or particular visual effects. However, it is essential to give your brain time to adapt to the new vision correction. Don't be discouraged and continue to wear them every day, as your brain will gradually adapt to multifocal vision.

6) CONSULT YOUR OPTICIAN FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS

If after some time you still have difficulty getting used to progressive glasses, do not hesitate to consult with your optician. Sometimes, small adjustments in the frame or prescription can make a difference. An experienced optician will be able to make the necessary adjustments to ensure clear and comfortable vision.

CUSTOMIZED LENSES FOR YOU

The “corridor” is the area of the progressive lens where the prescription/power changes to allow you to see from far to intermediate to near. It is important to know that progressive lenses, including corridor, can be customized to suit your lifestyle to be more effective. When choosing new progressive lenses, make sure the solution is right for you. The more the design (i.e. the corridor) is adapted to your visual needs, the easier and faster you will use your new glasses! But what does personalized mean in a nutshell? If you spend a lot of time reading books, looking at screens, or looking at objects close to your face, you'll need lenses that focus more on near correction. If you alternatively spend most of your time outdoors, you won't need the same level of support for close objects and your lenses will focus more on far and intermediate distances.

WHY CHOOSE PROGRESSIVE LENSES

A pair of appropriately personalized progressive glasses adapts perfectly to your life and will, for example, be a valid ally while you prepare a fantastic dinner in the kitchen, alternating reading the recipe, preparing the food, setting the table… welcoming the guests. guests! Although at Ottica Rizzato we want to dispel the myth according to which one pair of glasses is enough for all daily activities, with progressive lenses you certainly won't have to constantly change glasses, but remember that in any case for specific occasions you will need a second or third pair of equally specific glasses, such as, for example, polarized sunglasses for a day outdoors or a pair of specific computer glasses when you spend a lot of time in front of the PC screen. Ultimately, progressive lenses free you from reading glasses for rest on the nose and with single vision lenses that involve an uncomfortable "on/off" process, while at the same time offering you clear vision at any distance and an extraordinary breadth of vision. Wearing progressive glasses can take some getting used to, but with effort and consistency, they will become an effective vision solution. Don't be discouraged if it takes some time to adjust; the process is different for everyone. Follow our suggestions and over time you will feel comfortable with progressive glasses, enjoying clear, sharp vision at all distances. The fluidity and customization of progressive lenses will also guarantee you completely new visual comfort and an increasingly agile adaptation.

At Ottica Rizzato we will remain at your disposal even after the sale, advising you on how to best use and preserve your new glasses!

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