Progressive lenses are also called multifocal lenses, progressive edition lenses, varifocal lenses, progressive power lenses, graduated prescription lenses, or progressive spectacle lenses, but most commonly referred to as “no-line” bifocals.
Bifocals versus progressive lenses bifocals correct just two types of vision, they will help you see objects far away and close up. Bifocals have the near vision prescription at the bottom of the lens and distance at the top, separated by a line. Progressive lenses provide multiple powers of vision correction. Progressive lenses are true “multifocal” lenses that provide an infinite number of lens strengths in one pair of glasses. Progressive lenses require less head movement and provide a wider channel for reading.
What is the difference between standard and premium progressive lenses? Standard and premium lenses offer similar benefits for your eyes, such as clearing up your vision at three distances.
Standard progressive lenses:
- Larger frames are needed for various focal points
- Are more affordable
- Cover most prescriptions
- Suitable for most people including children
Premium progressive lenses:
- The cost is a little higher
- A broader viewing area
- Less visual distortion
- Custom made for your eyes
- Can accommodate a smaller frame
- Gives the clearest vision
- Are easier to get used to
- Most natural vision possible
Premium progressive lenses can be manufactured to individual specifications, it is just like a tailored suit versus a suit “off of the rack”.