bifocal and progressive glasses

Many patients have a doubt about the difference between bifocal and progressive glasses. Bifocal glasses have two distinctive sections and they are visibly noticeable just by picking up the glasses and looking at the lenses. Bifocal glasses give both distance and near vision but intermediate vision is poor.

Progressive glasses don’t have a visible dividing line and they look like single-vision glasses at first glance. Progressive glasses give both distances, intermediate, and near vision. The suitability differs on the individual needs, preferences, and profession of the patient.