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What makes a 'Progressive' Lens Progressive?
January 19, 2022
A quick explanation and background of a progressive addition lens (or PAL) is necessary i...

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Visual impairment conditions are not usually correctable with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgical means. Disorders such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Stroke, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and even Eye Injuries are common eye health conditions that cause low vision deficiencies. Low vision aids are available for people who suffer with an eye health disorder that causes them to be visually impaired. To improve one’s functional vision, low vision aids can be implemented to magnify or illuminate images with special lens systems.

  • Hand-Held Magnifiers: These types of magnifiers work for tasks such as reading menus, price tags, maps or prescription bottles.
  • Stand Magnifiers: Stand Magnifiers are helpful when reading books, magazines or newspapers.
  • Spectacle Magnifiers: These are hands-free devices that help make reading, books, letters and newspapers much easier.
  • Video Magnifiers: Video Magnifiers are an excellent choice to help provide extended magnification and allow optional contract modes, but may be a more costly choice compared to other standard magnifiers.
  • Absorptive Filters: Filters help with eye strain during use of digital devices they can also improve contrast. Many of these types of filters have the appearance of sun wear, so they’re actually fashionable while effective at reducing glare along with other helpful benefits.