Progressive Lenses

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.