Are Progressive Lenses and No-Line Bifocals the Same Thing?

If fine print keeps getting fuzzier, you may have presbyopia, a common condition that can be corrected with bifocal lenses. These ‘lined’ lenses let you focus on both near and distant objects, but there is no “in between” viewing area. Plus, everybody stares at those lines across your eyeglasses because bifocals are for “old people” and you are not old!

The invention of bifocals is credited to Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700’s – that is some old technology! Now, progressive lenses feature an intermediate or ‘transition region’ that allows your eyes to focus in the area in between near and far distances. Progressives, or “no-line bifocals,” have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and far distances, but also smooth, comfortable transitions in between.

Today you can find factory molded progressive lenses at many major retailers and even on the Internet. These old-school progressive lenses are made for average prescription powers, standard fitting parameters, and limited frame sizes. Fortunately, all progressive lenses are not created equal!

What Makes HOYA Progressive Lenses Different?

HOYA has taken a research-oriented approach to progressive lens development. Rather than relying on traditional lens fabrication techniques, they have revolutionized progressive lens design technology, enabling practices like ours to offer more precise vision correction to each and every patient.

In addition they have developed a line of customized progressive lenses, made possible by HOYALUX iD technology. This new technique analyzes and then simulates the way your eyes see. Then using their patented Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) your new lenses are shaped exclusively for the way you view the world. It’s the first technology to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, noticeably wider viewing zones, and the virtual elimination of blurring and swaying sensations in your peripheral vision.

 

Think about it this way – old technology only utilizes one side of the lens to help you see. HOYA puts both sides of the lens to good use so you can see even better – two sides are better than one!t for you.

Can You See Me Now?

Will you be turning “29 again” this year? If you notice you’re struggling to read fine print or making adjustments between distances you may have a condition called presbyobia. Don’t worry, it’s not scary and believe it or not everyone will get it eventually! Presbyobia most commonly starts to set in around age 40. That’s when you’d consider getting bifocals or readers. No way, you don’t want those glasses hanging on a chain around your neck do you?

What makes Hoya progressive eyeglass lenses different?

Good News! We offer HOYA progressive lenses. HOYA is the technology leader in making lenses that eliminate the need for granny glasses or fumbling around with multiple pairs. If you are sensing a change in your vision and are feeling uncomfortable in situations, like night time driving or adjusting from reading to quickly looking up into the distance let’s talk about:

  • the types of lenses HOYA has for you
  • the technology used to customize your lenses
  • other benefits of HOYA lenses — scratch resistance, protection from blue light, reduce glare, dirt and smudges
  • options for you before presbyopia sets in

We have lenses that can be customized to your lifestyle!

The Hoya iD Lifestyle 2 Lenses (you missed out on LifeStyle 1… they have innovated since!) have two core options: Clarity and Harmony. Clarity lenses are designed to meet the visual needs of those who lead active lifestyles, providing wider and clearer fields of vision when looking ahead and out into the distance. Typically people who are new presbyopes have success with Clarity.

Harmony lenses are designed for those folks who already wear progressive lenses, and are looking to have more balance between all viewing zones – near, intermediate and distance.

Tell us about your vision needs!  We want to celebrate your lifestyle with lenses that work for you.

How to Protect Your Eyes From the Negative Effects of Blue Light

Today’s gadgets and devices are placing demands on your eyes that they are not equipped to handle naturally. Our society seeks efficiency and convenience, yet the very devices that bring those benefits have a downside, especially eye fatigue. By reducing the amount of blue light that enters the eye, you will  increase your comfort level and reduce eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and other related chronic discomfort.

Hoya Recharge anti-reflective treatment reduces blue light emitted by electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs and even energy efficient light bulbs by 10 percent compared to conventional anti-reflective treated lenses. (some blue light is important and therefore it is not necessary or desirable to block it all)

Hoya Recharge Anti Reflective Lens treatment is ideal for long lasting eye energy while using eyeryday devices.

Here is what you need to know:

  • School text books are rapidly moving to tablets
  • 72.5% of adults are unaware of the potential dangers of blue light to the eyes
  • 61% of adults experience eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices
  • 2 in 5 Millennials spends at least 9 hours per day on digital devices.

Benefits of Recharge Treatment

  • Blocks up to 10% of harmful blue light waves emitted by electronic devices.
  • Helps alleviate;e eyestrain, headaches, fatigue and blurred vision
  • Can help improve sleep patterns
  • Eliminates reflections, repels dirt and dust, and provides superior scratch resistance.