What exactly does it mean to be presbyopic?Presbyopic guy

With age, people may experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or doing close up
work. Presbyopia starts to occur usually between the ages of 40 and 50 years.  New presbyopes will usually have to wear glasses/contact lenses to continue their activities requiring good near vision.

As we get older, our eyes generally experience a steady decline in their ability to “accommodate”; or, in other words to change focus from distant to near viewing.  As presbyopia develops people often find that they need better lighting to read small print and that moving reading material back a little helps to make it easier to focus on it.

What are Progressive lenses? View from the Shard

Progressive, Varifocal, Near & Far, Multifocal  are all different names for the same design of lenses. They are not the only way to correct presbyopia but are often the most efficient and effective form of correction allowing clear vision from near to far in just one pair of lenses.

Why is it hard to adapt to progressive lenses?

It doesn’t have to be hard to adapt to progressive lenses: Education and patience are important factors. Adaptation time varies from one individual to another.



Why progressive lenses are much more expensive?

Progressive lenses are highly technical products that are the result of years of research and
development from our premium lens partners, Zeiss & Essilor. Both Zeiss & Essilor are market leaders in their respective fields which is why we only affiliate with them.Crizal coatings

Their new breakthrough innovation is based on the most sophisticated advances in optics and knowledge of wearer physiology.

Progressive lenses are a major revolution in optics; most importantly because they offer the wearer the freedom of one pair of glasses for all their vision needs throughout the whole day.S Series comparision

As progressive lenses are tailor-made, and each individual has a unique and exclusive
prescription, the prices vary but we are very competitive in our pricing and we try our best to cater for all budgets.  We inform our customers of the best options for them taking into consideration their specific refractive errors, visual demands and lifestyles.           

 Getting used to your new progressive lenses

It may feel a little unusual for a few days of wearing progressives for the first time but then the brain generally adapts to the change quite well.
With the best progressives (which are made using the most advanced technology) and teaching, the adaptation process can be practically instantaneous.

Go to: www.myvarilux.co.uk  for the training exercises.varilux eye

  • Try not to move your head too much at the beginning.
  • The top portion is for looking at the distance (TV, Driving).
  • Items will look magnified at the bottom (reading) portion

Reading:              Look at the first word of the sentence from your normal reading distance and bring it into sharp focus by moving your head vertically, Now, read the words by moving your heading slowly along the line of the text.

Near and Far:    Read the text at your normal reading distance, focus on getting the words clear. After 5 Seconds, you may lift your head and refocus your gaze on the TV or something outside your window. Make sure your looking through the upper part of the lens, so that the distant object is in sharp focus After 5 seconds, focus back on the text.

Moving Objects:     Moving objects can be tracked by keeping your eye’s focused on the subject and moving your head to follow the object.



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