As our eyes age they loose the flexibility to focus at different distances. For patients who already wear spectacles for distance vision there are three choices; Wear a second pair of spectacles for reading, use varifocal lenses or use bifocal lenses.
Many patients choose progressives as they allow a seamless transition from long distance to close vision. Cosmetically they look just like "normal" single vision lenses. Whilst progressives can take a little more time to adapt to, the advantages of the gradual transition between distance and close vision soon become clear.
Progressive lenses come with a number of options, including high index, for a thinner lighter lens and colour change so that you do not have to carry a pair of sunglasses with you. Alternatively they can also be made in sunglasses with a large variety of tints.We have well over 150 designs of lens and are always happy to advise you on the most suitable lens to meet your requirements from all the leading manufacturers. Our entry level progressive lens, Rodenstock's Progressiv Start, is available from £89. Whilst for the the more elaborate Shamir Autograph or Rodenstock Impressions lenses start at £220. The more advanced designs give a larger reading area and take less time to adapt to.