No Line Lenses at Redding Eyecare Center
Are you approaching middle age? If so, then you may find yourself needing help with both your distance vision and your near vision. Bifocals and trifocals, however, aren’t to everyone’s taste. Especially those who don’t want the whole world to know that they’re old enough to be struggling with presbyopia. Fortunately, modern optometry offers another option: the smooth correction of no line lenses, also known as progressive lenses. You can get these no line lenses right here at Redding Eyecare Center in Redding, CA.
The Modern Approach to Correcting Presbyopia
Presbyopia is a condition that afflicts most people aged 40 and older. As you reach this age, the lenses of your eyes start to lose some of their focusing ability. This change makes it more difficult for the lenses in your eyes to bring near objects into sharp focus, or to shift between near and distance vision. People whose vision is otherwise normal often make do with reading glasses for their near vision issues. If, however, you already suffer from nearsightedness, you now need lenses that can correct your vision at multiple distances simultaneously. Bifocals and trifocals solve this problem by positioning separate corrective “segments” in different parts of the lens. The disadvantage to this approach is the intrusive (and obvious) appearance of lines separating each segment.
No line lenses live up to their nickname by doing away with the separate segments. Instead, these lenses offer one smooth gradation between your distance prescription (at the top of the lens) through all possible fields to your near vision prescription (at the bottom of the lens). These progressive lenses give you a clear, natural view of the world and finer vision correction at any given distance than you could get from just two or three segments. They also hide the fact that you even need this form of age-related correction.
What to Expect from Your No Line Lenses
Our Redding eye doctor, Dr. Michael Young, can confirm that you have presbyopia by conducting an eye and vision exam. When you first receive your glasses, you may need to get used to looking directly at objects, since peripheral vision isn’t corrected by progressive lenses. Your brain will also have to tune out a certain “swim” effect from the lenses’ curvature. If these lenses just aren’t for you, our eye doctor can swap them out for bifocals or trifocals.
Get Your Vision Corrected at Our Redding Optometry Clinic
If you want all the presbyopia correction with none of the unsightly lens lines, ask our Redding, CA, clinic about no line lenses. Call (530) 222-1233 today!