Progressive Lens Fitting And Troubleshooting

Author: Lawrence Optical Inc. | | Categories: Contact Lenses , Eye Care , Eyewear Products

Blog by Lawrence Optical Inc.

Progressive lenses are multifocal lenses that correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and everything in between, with a gradual transition between each prescription on the lens. You’ll most likely need to learn how to adjust to progressive lenses if you’re new to wearing them. If your progressive lenses are not working as expected because you are a first-time wearer or have a high prescription, we at Lawrence Optical Inc. can help you find out what is wrong and how it can be fixed with our expert troubleshooting techniques.

1. Patients cannot see through their progressive glasses
Sometimes a patient cannot see through their progressive glasses. This could be because the prescription needs to be adjusted, or the prescribed glasses are too strong or weak for you. This can be rectified by checking the lensometer to determine your reading power for each eye.

2. Patient cannot see things in the distance because of high segment height
Sometimes patients cannot see things in the distance because of a high segment height. This can be fixed by redoing the lenses by marking the segment height lower on the lens. The opposite can be done for reading things close by. To fix this, you will have to make the segment height higher on the lens.

3. Sometimes, there is too much wrap on the frame
The frame needs to be adjusted before the optician makes the centration for your progressiveness. Too much wrap in the frame can induce distortion and uneven vision. The wrap on the eyeglasses can be fixed by warming up the frame and straightening it up a bit.

4. Finding a pair of glasses that suit their face structure
Sometimes people have a problem with finding a frame that suits their face. Our opticians on the site will help them find their perfect pair of glasses according to their face shape. Once they help you recognize your face shape, you can then find which frame shape will bring a natural balance to your face.

5. Having to leave old glasses in the lab when buying new ones
Many times patients have had the problem of a loose lense or a scratch on the lense and have had to leave their pair of glasses in the lab while they reorder a new one. However, with us, we ensure you can keep your old or scratched pair of glasses with you until you get the new one. The new lenses can actually be edged in the lab while you are waiting inside the store.

If you are looking for opticians in Scarborough, Toronto, reach out to us at Lawrence Optical Inc. We are a modern, progressive optical store that delivers comprehensive eye exams and eyewear products to all ages of patients. Our goal is to provide patients with the best possible care from the moment they walk into our office. We offer services like eye exams, prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, on-site lab, and safety glasses to patients across Markham, Mississauga, Scarborough, Toronto, Durham, and the surrounding areas.

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