Progressive No-Line Eyeglass Lens Choices

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Progressive No-Line Eyeglass Lens Choices

Considering there are hundreds of progressive lens designs how do you choose which is right for you? You don’t. You leave that up to the licensed professionals at D’Ambrosio Eye Care. We are here to guide and educate you so you can obtain optimal vision at all distances.

Early progressive lens designs had smaller zones of clear vision that resulted in frequent head movements and the need to move your head toward the object to see it clearly. This blurry vision in the periphery gives wearers a “swim” effect during quick head movement, making new wearers less likely to adapt. Unfortunately, most of these lenses are still on the market. Why? Boldly put, they are cheaper to purchase and in turn are less expensive for the patient. That doesn’t make selling you these lenses fair or right since we are in the business of better vision. When shopping you do need to compare “apples to apples” as the patient is generally not educated regarding the quality of the design they are purchasing.

At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we are always educating our staff on the latest technology and offer the designs we feel are the best quality and we sell them at a fair price. We have a few lens offerings but our #1 selling lens is Varilux Physio, a digital lens that increases clear vision range by 30% compared to conventional progressive lenses. Vision and contrast sensitivity is improved, creating sharp vision, especially during night driving. Peripheral distortion is also controlled or eliminated.

There are studies and science behind every lens, but to easily put a comparison together you could get anywhere from the old black and white antenna tube TVs to the latest High Definition flat screen TV. One does cost more than the other; but the result are vastly different. It is hard to purchase something you cannot see through yourself but that is why you should be properly educated when purchasing your next pair of progressive lenses.

For any questions about lens options, please stop by any of our optical departments or call us at 800-325-3937, we’re happy to help. You may also request an appointment at D’Ambrosio Eye Care or

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice serving Athol, Acton, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Reference sources: Eyecare Business, Essilor, Signet Armorlite, Optician’s Handbook, Varilux USA and Wikipedia.