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Optometry & Eyewear with Melissa Hay, Visique Milford Optometrists

The Power of the Progressive

For this May issue, contributor Melissa Hay of Visique Milford Optometrists shares with readers the benefits that progressive lens can bring, especially in winter time…

We have now moved into the winter months so, as the mornings get cooler and the rain starts setting in, we are all spending more time inside, which probably means more time at the computer and reading. I wanted to write this month about progressive lenses, as there is a lot of confusion as to what is available.
You may think that all progressives are the same, but at Visique Milford Optometrists we follow the latest lens technology to give our patients the best possible outcome. I think of progressive glasses as having two key types. One is the standard progressive lens, where the power progressively changes from distance clarity in the top part of the lens, to reading clarity through the bottom of the lens. Our lenses give a wider viewing area than many on the market. There is a second type of progressive lens called an occupational lens. These lenses progressively change in power from 4m to reading. Because they aren’t changing from far distance to reading, which is a huge shift in power, the zones for reading and especially the computer are enhanced. These lenses work particularly well for many work environments. Most of us are using the computer for our work, but we all still need to read close print, whether on the back of a package or some typed print - so having a dedicated pair of glasses for work is a really good idea.
We have great success with the latest progressive designs, which work well for many people. When you come in and see Logan or myself we can take you through the options and find out what will work best for you.
If you have any questions about the latest lens options, please give us a call or email, or even pop in and talk to us.

Visique Milford Optometrists,155 Kitchener Road, Milford. Phone 489 4797.

by Melissa Hay