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Question
I don't look directly at what i am seeing because of a weak left eye. When I was 7 or 8 years old doctors tried to correct this by putting a patch over my left eye.  It didn't work and I turn slightly to my right all the time.

This has caused me problems with my glasses. I am talking about progressive bifocals.  Is there a company that will make the "sweet spot" all the way across the bottom of the lens?

Answer
Yes James.   They're called Executive or Flat Top Bifocals - where the "sweet spot" goes all the way across the bottom of the lens.    Dr Berger


As a follow up. There are no
Progressive lenses that offer a sweet spot from end to end although some of the newer ones like Physio offer a wider zone than others. But none of them are as large as those provides by at flat top 35 or flat top 45 or Executive bifocal or a single vision near prescription  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

Expertise

Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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