Progressive bifocals are the most complicated bifocals you can get, and they’re also the most popular. There are many different types and brands of progressive bifocals, and they all have their specific purpose.
In prescription safety glasses, progressive bifocals tend to have a taller “corridor” than those in normal street glasses, which is to say that the bifocal is longer. So, where a progressive in a pair of street glasses may start in the center of the lens and end 12mm down at the reading circle, a progressive will start at the center and end 17mm down at the reading circle. There are also some limits to progressives in wraparound frames that have to do with your pupil distance (PD) and the size of the lens blank used.
Here are the things you need to know about prescription progressive lenses in safety glasses:
Progressive lenses are the most aesthetically pleasing bifocals because they don’t have a line, but they are definitely more complicated than the classic lined bifocal. If you’re ordering progressives online, it’s good to double-check all your measurements and give us a call if you have any questions. The call before you order is a lot easier to make than the call after you’ve ordered and made a mistake.
Shopping for progressive lenses in safety glasses can be tricky. We have a lot of lens options and frames to choose from, and the task can be daunting, so please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. We are here to help. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
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