Progressive Lenses Provide Function Beyond Traditional Bifocals

The right pair of glasses can be a sign of self-expression and an excellent tool for enhancing the best features of your face. With the advent of progressive lenses, your favorite styles stay a centerpiece without the distracting lens lines of bifocals and trifocals.

Progressive Lenses Provide Function Beyond Traditional Bifocals

At Reeve-Woods Eye Center, our optometrist can identify the perfect prescription for all of our Chico & Paradise patients. With a pair of trifocal or bifocal glasses, you lose the harsh, visible divisions of older lenses. Your style stays intact, and your vision starts to operate more naturally with smooth transitions between lens “zones.”

How Do Progressive Lenses Work?

Progressive lenses do not require the harsh lines of bifocals. The different lens powers in your glasses are no longer separated by a sharp divide. Instead, picture the “reading” lens feathering into the “distance” zone to provide a more natural transition.

Will I Still Need to Tilt My Head to Read?

Our patients who transition to progressive lenses require a multi-day period of adjustment. Compare it to the initial adjustment when you first started wearing glasses. Because the lens power adjusts gradually into different zones, the need to tilt your head or adjust your glasses to view a screen diminishes. Instead, you’ll start to move your eyes through the different zones. Over time, your eyes will move automatically to the area of the glasses that are best for reading, driving, or surfing the web.

Who Needs Progressive Lenses?

Progressive lenses are used for a variety of vision problems. If you have presbyopia, these lenses are right for you. They are also used for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Visitors with astigmatism, or an irregularity in the shape of the cornea, can also find a smoother correction of vision with progressive lenses.

Can I Use My Old Frames?

It’s possible. Bring your old frames with you to your eye appointment. The shape of the frame and your prescription will help determine if they are a good fit. After you receive your prescription from our optometrist, an associate can review your old frames and see if new, progressive lenses can be added to them.

To get started on the path to improved vision with natural transitions based on your eye’s needs, contact the Reeve-Woods Eye Center. We work hard to accommodate your schedule when setting up appointments and provide easy access to new patient forms on our website to streamline your visit. Visit or call (530)-899-2244 today.


Office Hours


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-4:00 pm





  • "I had a great visit and eye care experience. I went to Dr Reeve with “Dry Eye”. I was kind of a mess…blurred vision and very uncomfortable. He saw me for two visits. On the first visit I got my diagnosis and a prescription for eye drops. On my second visit, I reported continuing symptoms. Dr Reeve then did a procedure and it worked! The doctor and staff (including his assistant) were businesslike, polite and helpful. Great experience."
    Melanie M.
  • "I had a great first-time experience! The ladies in the front were very kind.  I first saw the optometrist who was very kind and thorough. Then I was seen by Dr. Woods who was also kind and thorough. They both listened to my concerns and were very attentive to my needs. When it came time for ordering my contacts, I dealt with the optical shop across the hall where you try on frames. They were super friendly and very helpful! I’m definitely coming back!"
    Charlie D.
  • "Such a positive experience with his office! My first appointment was with Dr Reeve who was friendly and thorough with his exam. A year later Dr Woods performed my LASIK surgery and I have been thrilled with the results!! Their staff is super friendly and has really worked at getting my insurance to cover medications and making recommendations for where to get the lowest pharmacy fees!! I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for ophthalmologists :)"
    Hannah B.
  • "Reeve-Woods Eye Center is the best eye clinic I've ever been to. The staff is very personable and willing to help in any way they can. The doctors are wonderful and want to make sure you understand everything completely! Dr. Woods did my cataract surgeries and was absolutely awesome! I can't say enough good things about this eye clinic! If you want top rate care, this is where you'll go!!"
    Martha M.
  • "A very Good Eye Care Center they have taken very good care of me for years now. Highly Recommend"
    Scott L.
  • "Fast service! I was their new patient, I got the appointment one week only and then it took only one hour my eyes test done. All staff are very polite and eye doctors were very nice. I love this place."
    Carmi A.