What are progressive lenses?

If fine print keeps getting fuzzier, you may have presbyopia, a common condition that used to be corrected with bifocal lenses. These ‘lined’ lenses let you focus on both near and distant objects, but everything in between was blurred. And everybody stared at those lines across your eyes.

Unlike bifocals, progressive lenses feature an intermediate or ‘transition region’ that allows your eyes to focus between near and far distances.

Progressive or ‘no-line’ eyeglass lenses have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and far distances, but also smooth, comfortable transitions in between.

Today you can find factory molded progressive lenses at many major retailers, made for average prescription powers, standard fitting parameters, and limited frame sizes. Fortunately, all progressive lenses are not created equal.

What Makes Hoya Progressive Lenses Different?

We’ve taken a research-oriented approach to progressive lens development. Rather than relying on traditional lens making techniques, we’ve revolutionized progressive lens design technology, enabling HOYA-certified Eye Care Professionals to offer a more precise vision correction to each and every patient.

We’ve even developed a line of customized progressive lenses, made possible by our HOYALUX iD technology. This new technique analyzes and then simulates the way your eyes see. Then our patented Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) shapes your new lenses exclusively for the way you view the world. It’s the first technology to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, noticeably wider viewing zones, and the virtual elimination of blurring and swaying sensations in your peripheral vision.

Let the world see the real you.

Progressive lenses not only provide better vision than bifocals,
they also allow you and the world to see eye to eye.

See the difference

HOYA makes the most advanced eyeglass lenses on earth.


The first completely
progressive lens

Lifestyle 2

The most
customizable HOYA
progressive lens

Summit iQ

The evolution of
the traditional
progressive lens

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Hoya lenses are only available at Hoya-authorized eye care practices

To understand what makes HOYA progressive lenses truly unique, you need eye care expertise you can only find at HOYA-authorized Eye Care Practices.