HomeBlogWhat’s the difference between progressive and transition lenses?

Progressive lenses feature the nifty ability to adjust your vision for both close range and long distance. Unlike bifocals which only feature two levels of strength, progressives change gradually as you move down the lens, eliminating the unsightly line found in bifocals and improving your vision with much more coverage. Most of our frames are available with progressive lenses, so take a look at our fashionable frames here!

Transition lenses feature an intuitive technology that allows them to adjust their tint based on the light levels of your surroundings. The great thing about these lenses is that they can work as both eyeglasses and sunglasses at the same time! Amazing right? Find out more information on this exciting technology.

What are variable focus lenses?

Scientists have also developed adjustable eyeglasses that allow the wearer to adjust the strength of their lenses themselves using a dial at the hinges. This technology is great for people in developing countries who may not have easy access to an optometrist, or for people who want to share their eyeglasses.

Smiling woman wearing progressive transition eyeglasses

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What makes progressive eyeglasses useful? 

The usefulness of progressive lenses is pretty much indisputable. The progressive aspect of these type of lenses mean that they can provide a clear image throughout your whole field of vision.

If you are near-sighted it’s likely your normal eyeglasses make it difficult to see things nearby: just picture your grandparents lifting their glasses and squinting to read something and you’ll get an idea of what I mean.

It might take a little while to adjust to the varying strengths at different points in the lens, but for most people it becomes second nature really quickly.

Do I need transition lenses?

Transition lenses are an extra feature that aren’t necessary for vision correction but are incredibly useful for day-to-day life.

Being a eyeglasses wearer on sunny days can be a conundrum; do you wear your prescription eyeglasses or non-prescription sunglasses? If your vision is bad enough you may not even have the choice!

The biggest advantage of these types of adjustable eyeglasses is that you have sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses all in one pair! Go ahead and find that special frame that really speaks to you, then add transition lenses to make them useful whatever the situation.

What frames are available with progressive transition lenses?

Great news, almost all of our eyeglass frames are available with transition and progressive technologies together! For the exact list take a look at some fantastic frames here, then choose the multifocal and light adjusting options. Try and find a pair that you think will look great on you with both clear and tinted lenses.

As they are progressive lenses we will need to know your near-vision requirements for the lower part of your lenses. Once you have this number you are ready to order your all-purpose adjustable eyeglasses!

 

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