Guide To Progressive Lenses


Davis EyeCare Associates offers some of the most technologically advanced lenses on the market today. This unique design allows individuals to achieve the best possible vision at multiple distances for activities such as driving, computer usage, and reading. All of these activities can be captured in one single lens. Traditional bifocals are set up for two different viewing zones with an abrupt line dividing these viewing areas, progressive lenses allow for a smooth transition from your distance vision to your reading.

One of the biggest issues with progressive lenses are the peripheral areas having limited usage. In order for us to provide a smooth transition from distance to reading vision, a small amount of blur in the periphery is necessary. The type of progressive lens you wear will impact the amount of blur you may experience. The peripheral distortion is most noticeable when first learning to use this specific lens technology. As the individual becomes more accustomed to the lens the peripheral area becomes less noticeable.


We at Davis EyeCare strive to give you the best success that we can give you with your new progressive lenses. Please allow 2 weeks to learn how to use your new progressive lenses. If you have difficulty, we will work with you to change the design at no additional charge. If with in the first 90 days you are unable to learn to use progressive lenses, the lenses will be remade into single vision, bifocal, or trifocal lenses for free of charge. Any change in bifocal prescription will not be warrantied after the initial 60 days from your original eye exam.


  • Wear your new progressive lenses as often as possible. The more time you spend wearing your new lenses the faster you vision will adjust to the new prescription and lens design.
  • Point your nose in the direction of the desired field of vision. This allows one to place the object to view in the center of your field of vision for the best possible clarity.
  • In order for you to see objects at varying distances, make slight vertical head movements. Images for your distance will be most clear at the top and conversely the objects at the bottom of the lens will be clear for reading.
  • Most importantly, be patient and allow yourself plenty of time to learn how to use progressive lenses.

If you are having any trouble using your new progressive lenses or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the office by phone or via email at