7 Tips for Helping your Patients
Adjust to Progressive Lenses
Progressive lenses can help your patients see at different distances without having to switch between multiple pairs of glasses. However, it’s important to communicate with your patients that because these lenses have three fields of vision – reading, intermediate, and distance – it takes a little while for their brains to adjust to them. They may even feel a little nauseous and dizzy at first, but this will pass once they get used to their progressive lenses.
To make things a little easier for your patients, we’ve put together 7 tips that will help them adjust to their progressives more easily and quickly.
Firstly, it’s important to be patient and allow the brain to adjust. It takes time but it’s worth it in the end.
Stop wearing the old glasses and persevere with the new ones. Switching back and forth between the old and new glasses can slow down the process of retraining the brain to focus through the new lenses. In this case a gradual approach does not work.
When reading, keep the head still and only move the eyes to look through the bottom half of the lenses.
In all other cases, move the head so that the nose is pointing at the object they want to see (in other words they need to move their head and not just their eyes).
Practice focusing on objects at different distances. For example, looking at a cell phone and then across the room, or at a magazine and then at a television screen.
Position the new glasses correctly as proper positioning can make all the difference in how comfortable they are and how well they see with them. The glasses should be positioned high up on the bridge of the nose and close to the eyes in order to increase visibility as much as possible.
Don’t drive with the new progressive lenses until they feel comfortable wearing them.
New Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ progressive lenses for quick and easy adjustment
Most progressive lenses on the market today are based on a “one-size-fits-all” approach and do not take the unique and diverse visual needs of presbyopes into account.
At Shamir, we decided to help you and your patients find the best progressive lenses for their specific needs. To do this, we embarked on an extensive research project that harnesses the elements of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. As part of this research, we examined the visual behavior and preferences of presbyopes of all ages, by taking into account their Visual Age™.
Based on our findings, we designed our new innovative Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ progressive lenses, which utilize 12 unique design concepts to meet the diverse visual needs for each Visual Age™. In this manner, we were able to close the gap between what today’s presbyopes of all ages need in a progressive lens, and what they actually get.With Shamir Autograph Intelligence™, presbyopes can smoothly transition between the different vision zones, which also include activities such as digital and computer viewing, and adapt more easily and quickly to wearing progressive lenses.
Read more about Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ lenses and how they can benefit your patients.
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