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When Presbyopia develops in older age, closeby objects lose focus. Progressive lenses are the clear choice for more natural vision.

Reveal a better range of vision

Our eyes see things in different ranges of vision — from distance to arm’s length to near. As we age, it becomes more difficult to adjust focus from one range of vision to another. Progressive lenses allow you to see all ranges of vision clearly.

How do progressive lenses work?

Progressive lenses are perfect for seeing clearly across all distances. There is a seamless transition between distances and there is no more “jumping” of images when going between the top and bottom half of the lens. Plus, progressive lenses appear clear throughout, unlike the distracting lines of a bifocal lens.

What about bifocals?

Bifocal lenses only allow you to clearly see far away and up close. Objects at arm’s length will still appear blurry. Additionally, there is an abrupt change between the near and far viewing areas. Not only does this make transitioning between ranges difficult, it gives the lenses unattractive lines in a half-moon shape.

Standard Bifocal Lenses
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How do I know if I need Varilux® progressive lenses?

Starting around age 40, your eyes can gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. You may hold cell phones or other objects at arm’s length to see, or you might have trouble reading in dim light. Straining your eyes can cause headaches and fatigue, and cause you to miss out on details around you.

This unavoidable condition is presbyopia. Now is the time to visit an Eyecare Professional and see why Varilux progressive lenses are the clear choice for more natural vision.

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Varilux progressive lenses are designed to provide comfort and performance. Progressive lenses are easier to adapt to than bifocals and no-line bifocals.

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Varilux lenses are designed for superior performance and comfort for any lifestyle. Most people adapt right away.

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