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progressive lens

noun
1.
a multifocal eyeglass lens that provides a continuous range of focal power between near and far distances.
Origin of progressive lens
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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Contemporary definitions for progressive lens
noun

an eyeglass or contact lens with a range of focal lengths from near to far distances

Examples

A great alternative to bifocals are progressive lenses.

Usage Note

pl. progressive lenses

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