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Progressive Lenses: Everything you should know

Learn more about the range of varifocals

Dizziness and headache, a stiff neck, fatigue and constantly tripping when you are going upstairs – there are many stories about the problems encountered by wearers when getting used to new progressive lenses. This is why many people who have never worn progressives before frequently hesitate before buying their first pair.

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Progressive lenses offer several vision solutions in one lens

The production of progressives has always been something very special. Progressive lenses allow smooth, clear vision from near to far with one lens – and all without image jumps or transitions. Progressive lenses are therefore a unique feat of optical technology, the production of which needs a lot of know-how, a vast amount of optical calculation and exact knowledge of the wearer's personal parameters.

The general rule is: the more the design of a progressive lens takes into account the personal parameters of the wearer, the more comfortable and relaxed their vision will be – and the shorter the adaptation becomes.

This is precisely why ZEISS already incorporates as many of the wearer's personal parameters, such as visual habits and anatomical data, in the production of the lens. When fitted individually for each wearer, progressives provide wearers with outstanding wearing and visual comfort. Sometimes, however, a little training is necessary to get used to progressive lenses. Consult your ZEISS optican about the possibilities that modern progressive lenses offer. We have also prepared some important information for you about progressive lenses and presbyopia.

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What is presbyopia?

Better Vision for Seniors

Anyone who is over 40 usually needs a pair of glasses. Progressive addition lenses can restore 20/20 vision.

All of a sudden, you might have trouble pushing a thread through the eye of the needle or you may have to hold your newspaper far away from your face so that you can read it. These are the first signs...

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How progressive lenses work

Progressive Lenses – Small Masterpieces

Perfect glass design creates the ideal customised vision aid for people with vision problems

Convenient and precise vision – remote, close-up and in all transition ranges: Progressive lenses provide the best solution for vision problems. However, it is also one of the most complex solutions:...

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Tips for better wearing comfort of progressive lenses

Everyone can quickly get used to perfectly adjusted progressive lenses.

They have three invisible zones that allow easy viewing transition between zones - allowing sharp vision from near to far in one lens. Progressive lenses are designed using state-of-the-art optical technology,...

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How do I find the right progressive lenses?

No problem: four types of progressive lens make it easy to select the right one for your needs
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