• Can progressive lenses be made with prism correction for double vision?


    Question:

    Can progressive lenses be made with prism correction for double vision?


    Answer:

    This is a simple question with a complex answer. Prisms can be built into progressive lenses. They also can be added to progressives with a press-on type prism that attaches to the lenses by adhesive. The important question though, is what is the cause of the double vision that is being treated with prisms. It is very important that the cause of the double vision is found and that definitive measurements are made of the deviation. This is done by the ophthalmologist. Then once you have a prescription it is important to go to an optician with experience in dispensing prism lenses.


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