New Progressive Lenses Introduced with Anti-Fatigue Technology

The following is adapted from a press release from Signet-Armorlite.  To read the entire article, click here.   To read an abstract of the research paper published by the Illinois College of Optometry that supports the technology, click here.

In ADG&A’s opinion, this technology could prove beneficial for appropriate patients (those with convergence insufficiency) and is therefore worth looking into.

Performing near-viewing tasks for extended lengths of time may cause excessive strain on the eyes. A patient’s eyes will naturally drift outward while performing close work. The process of trying to turn the eyes back in often leads to a number of symptoms.

Incorporating base-in prism in the reading area of the progressive lens assists the normal binocular function of a patient’s eyes. This  has been shown to reduce eyestrain and eye fatigue which often leads to headaches. Progressive lens-wearers are able to perform near-viewing tasks for longer durations.

4 Responses to “New Progressive Lenses Introduced with Anti-Fatigue Technology”

  1. August 26, 2009 at 10:59 am


    These came out a while ago….

    Take a look at our site see what you think.

    We applaud you for starting a blog about our community!!!

    • August 27, 2009 at 7:37 am

      Hi Lens Chic:

      Thanks for the comment. I became aware of the lenses just the other day, through one of the reps, who is a friend. I toured your site and intend to visit often. I’m new to blogging and would welcome any tips you might have on how to build traffic.

      Best regards,


  2. 3 Tracy Crnic MD
    August 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    This may not be a popular opinion, but from a strabismologist’s point of view, and someone who sees many patients who are having a bit of trouble affording expensive lenses currently, I’ve found that progressive bifocals are often more of a problem than a solution. Convergence Insufficiency included, most strabismus patients tolerate lined bifocals better, and then don’t need prism at all, both of which save them money. It is often difficult for these patients to “find” the add in a progressive lens because of the insufficient ability of their brains to foucs on an image with both macula simultaneously making fusion problematic and thus “strain” the complaint. Most patients will thank you for attempting simple solutions first, you can recreate this by holding up trial add lenses in the office over their spherical/cylindric rx in the office/optical shop. Just a thought.

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