Thank you for purchasing your new Progressive Multifocal lenses
Your new progressive lenses provide you with the most natural vision possible, Modern progressive multifocal lenses have no visible lines and a smooth progression of power making them functionally and cosmetically the lens of choice for adult patients.
Utilizing your new progressive lenses is natural, but as with any new tool, it initially requires practice.
ADJUSTING TO PROGRESSIVE LENSES
⦁ On the whole you have to get used to the individual areas of vision and their position in the spectacles: For middle-range tasks, such as computers, store shelves, or the dashboard of the car, simply lower your eyes slightly into the middle “sweet spot” of the lens. For reading, hold your materials down, close to your body, and look through the lower portion of the lenses. For walking, look straight ahead. If you need to see the ground, simply lower your chin utilizing the upper portion of the lens.
⦁ Wear your glasses high on your nose, and close to your eyes to maximize the range of visibility through each lens.
⦁ Move your head, not your eyes. Point your nose directly at what you’d like to see and bring it into focus by moving your chin up or down.
⦁ Practice! Grab a magazine to read while watching TV. Going back and forth between the two is a great way to practice and to speed up your transition
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE WHEN GETTING USED TO WEARING PROGRESSIVE LENSES?
⦁ At the beginning, pay more attention at driving cars. Image deformities can occur in mirrors due to the areas of soft focus at the edges of the lenses.
⦁ More head movement – and less moving of the pupils, especially for near distances, since the field of view for near-distances is located in the lower part of the lenses.
All of this is completely natural, and will diminish within a short period of time – as you quickly adapt to your progressive lenses. However, more importantly: You should wear your new progressive lenses daily from the very beginning – from morning until evening. And age makes no difference, though the earlier you start wearing them, the easier it is to get used to them.
IF YOU FAIL TO ADAPT AFTER 2-3 WEEKS
Return to the Optician to see what could be wrong:
⦁ The frame can be the problem, perhaps is not properly positioned/adjusted on your face. If the lens is not positioned correctly it can be difficult to find the right area to look through. Come into the clinic for any questions.