Varilux® Variable Focus Progressive Lenses for Presbyopia By Walter Choate on March 01, 2016

Eyeglasses and an eye chartHere at Choate Eye Associates, we have helped countless patients throughout Nashville see better with advanced vision correction options. A big part of that is prescription eyewear to improve vision and the ability to see at different distances. As people get older, they often begin to experience issues with their vision. Presbyopia is a leading cause of this.

What Is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a form of farsightedness (hyperopia) that is related to advanced age. The condition occurs as the natural lenses of the eyes lose their flexibility. As a result, it become more difficult for people to see objects that are near. Presbyopia typically sets in around the mid-to-late 40s, and while it can make many common tasks difficult, there are thankfully numerous treatment options to address it.

Common Treatments for Presbyopia

For non-surgical treatment, the best options are typically the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses and contacts. Bifocals, progressive lenses, or multiple pairs of glasses are common.

As far as surgical treatments, there are numerous options to consider. Monovision laser eye surgery is one possibility. Monovision refractive surgery corrects one eye for near vision while the other eye is uncorrected. There are also intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can be used to replace the natural lens of the eye.

About Varilux® Progressive Lenses

Varilux® progressive lenses are a major step forward in progressive lens technology. By wearing Varilux® progressive lenses, patients are able to see just fine at all distances. Varilux® is a great option for people who would like to avoid the costs of surgery and have an advanced treatment that is able to restore their ability to see.

Progressive Lenses vs. Bifocals

Bifocals have a hard split in the lens, with one portion dedicated to distance vision and the other dedicated to near vision. Reading and driving are accomplished by looking through different parts of the lens.

All progressive lenses all work on the same principle: the lenses themselves have three parts that are seamlessly joined, with different portions of the lens dedicated to distance vision, mid-range vision, and near vision. They allow for a better overall experience with regard to vision, though traditional progressive lenses tended to have minor distortions.

The Varilux® Difference: Advanced Progressive Lens Technology

The Varilux® difference comes thanks to W.A.V.E. Technology. Whereas traditional progressive lenses have minor distortions, W.A.V.E. Technology helps eliminate the distortions along the lens surface, allowing for seamless vision that is clear, sharp, and far superior to other approaches at progressive lenses.

The Benefits of Varilux® Progressive Lenses

Varilux® progressive lenses allow wearers to see at various distance ranges with ease, allowing people to focus on objects at arms length, nearby, and far away. The clarity and focus is exceptional at all three distances thanks to the W.A.V.E. Technology used to craft the lenses.

Are Varilux® Progressive Lenses Right for Me?

The best way to find out if Varilux® progressive lenses are the best option for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. During your visit, we can go over all treatment options in greater detail and help you make the best possible choice with regard to your eyesight.

Schedule a Consultation at Choate Eye Associates

For more information on your many treatment options for presbyopia, be sure to contact our team of eye care and vision specialists today. The team at Choate Eye Associates will work with you to ensure your vision is the best it can be.

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Choate Eye Associates

Choate Eye Associates has been delivering high-quality, compassionate eye care to the Nashville community since 1979. We are affiliated with various leading organizations in the field, including: 

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association 
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry 

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