Progressive Lenses

A completely natural phenomenon, presbyopia occurs as our eyes lose elasticity as we grow older. The process begins in childhood, but around age 40 many of us begin to experience difficulty in reading and in performing other close-up tasks. Choosing the best lens for correcting presbyopia is an individual decision based on your particular needs.

There are three main choices for correcting presbyopia. The first is single vision reading glasses. These will make close-up things clear, but to focus clearly on anything further away you will have to remove them or look over the top of them.

The second option is bifocals. These will give you clear close up and distance vision, but they will have a visible bifocal line on the lens which many people don't like from a cosmetic point of view, and they will not correct for intermediate distances which can be annoying for example when using a computer or looking at prices on supermarket shelves.

The third and most modern option is progressive lenses. They give complete vision at all distances, without the telltale dividing line of bifocals.  Lenses look just like a single vision lens, but there is a gradual power difference within the lens, from distance at the top, down to reading. The area in the middle of the lens is your intermediate area, for focusing on things at mid range eg a computer. With Kodak progressive lenses, one pair of glasses will give you great vision - near, far and intermediate.

A range of Kodak progressive designs is available including the very latest individually designed Unique Lenses which give you wider fields of view and a greater choice of frames than ever before, and they are all available in many different materials from conventional plastic through to 1.74 the worlds thinnest plastic lens material. Your local Kodak Lens Distributor or eyecare practitioner will be able to advise you on the best lenses to suit your individual requirements. Whatever your lifestyle, we will be able to make a lens for you.

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Clear lenses

Standard (1.50 Index)
  • Tints
  • 100% UV block
  • UVSun Polarised
  • CleAR anti-relfection coating
  • Clean'N'Clear anti-relfection coating

Much lighter and safer than traditional glass lenses, all Kodak Lenses are now produced from plastic materials and most come with a scratch resistant coating as standard.

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Thin & Lite (1.6, 1.67, 1.74 Index)
  • CleAR anti-relfection coating
  • Clean'N'Clear anti-relfection coating

Modern chemistry has allowed us to develop new plastic materials and designs resulting in thinner and lighter lenses. Better looking and more comfortable to wear.

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Thin & Lite Activelite (1.59 Index)
  • Tints
  • UVSun Polarised
  • Clean'N'Clear anti-relfection coating

Made from polycarbonate, these lenses are impact resistant and ten times stronger than standard plastic making them ideal for sports, children, safety glasses and rimless frames.

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Where can I buy Kodak Progressive Lenses?

Like all our technologically advanced lenses, Kodak Progressive are available from approved Kodak Lens Distributor.

Simply use our Distributor locator to find your nearest distributor.

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