What are Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals,” provide a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines found in bifocal and trifocal lenses. They provide the ability to see at all distances in one seamless lens, including driving at a distance, arm’s length for computer use, and up close for reading.

Progressive lenses are the most natural form of vision correction available for patients with presbyopia, as they eliminate the “image jump” present in standard bifocal and trifocal lenses. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from the distance through intermediate to near vision with all the in-between corrections included.

Who Needs Progressive Lenses?

Even if you’ve never needed glasses before, presbyopia usually occurs in individuals around age 40. As we age naturally, our ability to see objects up close and the computer screen can decrease and can be blurry. Progressive lenses address separate visual needs in one lens.

How Do Progressive Lenses Work?

If you need more than one pair of glasses or prescription to do computer work or drive, progressives let you see clearly at any distance with one pair of glasses. The constant graduation of prescription in progressive lenses enables you to look up to see in the distance, look ahead to view things such as the computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze downward to read, text, or perform other work comfortably up close.

With so many progressive lens designs and options available, the choices can be overwhelming without professional advice. Ask Dr. Wilson about progressive lenses at your next visit!

Coronavirus Update!

We have re-opened! With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is our utmost priority to protect the health and safety of our patients, employees, and the community.

We have limited hours listed below:
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Closed 12:30pm - 1:30pm for lunch)
Monday: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm by appointment only

When you arrive at the office, please call us at 317-477-3937 and we will open the door for your exam. All patients must wear masks during their exams. Only the patients may enter the office unless they are accompanying a minor. Only one patient and one guardian will be allowed in at a time.

Due to the current CDC guidelines and to limit the exam time for patients, all dilations will be postponed until after June 1st. All patients are recommended to have a retina photo in place of dilation.