Progressive lenses – the lenses of choice
for many who are longsighted
Progressive lenses, which are very widely utilised in developed countries, were invented in London in 1905 but were plagued with optical distortions which made them unwearable. The first commercially available progressive lenses were developed by the French in the 1950s.
Since their inception in 1905, progressive lenses have undergone considerable research, resulting in advanced lens designs which increase the clear vision areas and reduce the significant distortions inherent in previous lenses.