What to Get - Bifocal Lenses / Progressive Lenses / Trifocal Lenses
Seeing your best at any age and at every distance is important in maintaining comfortable vision as we grow older. The age-related conditions like presbyopia causes the need for bifocal lenses, unfortunately.
bifocal and progressive lenses are used to combat the effects of
presbyopia as we grow older. They provide natural vision for those in need with multiple prescriptions, not just seniors. So what is your lifestyle? Do you need bifocals or are you comfortable wearing two different pair of glasses with different prescriptions? Most people have multiple pairs of glasses which are really not needed if you want to just wear one pair of bifocals.
Do you read, work on a computer, watch TV, play sports like hockey, golf, swimming in summer, or camping? All may require different prescriptions to manage all the different activities throughout the year. Why not just get one pair of glasses - bifocals!
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Here are some features of bifocal lenses:
✓ Two different and distinct powers (prescriptions) in the lens, one for near and one for distance vision
✓ Has a distinct line separating the two prescriptions (powers)
✓ Puts a user at greater risk for computer vision syndrome if left uncorrected
✓ Provides wider lens areas for computer work or reading
Here are some features of progressive lenses:
✓ Seamless progression between all distances (near and far powers) of vision
✓ No distinct line between different powers (prescriptions) within the lenses
✓ This is a more popular lens for those who wear eyeglasses with presbyopia
✓ Expanded intermediate zone in the lens for better computer and reading vision
Whichever type you choose, bifocals or progressive, it is totally up to your lifestyle of choice. Which pair makes your life easier? Which pair is easier for you to see out of and adjust to? Due to advances in technology in the past decade, bifocal wearers now see much better than a decade before out of bifocals or progressive lens.
Obviously progressive lenses provide clearer and wider zones vision to make certain activities like reading, screen use, and sporting activities much easier than before. Today’s progressive lenses have reduced the blur that used to be part of the glasses in years gone by. Optical center labs
are now able to condense the size of lens needed fit the range of power changes (RX prescription), allowing those who want to wear a smaller frame the ability to do so.
A trifocal wearer looks through the intermediate zone when viewing something between 18 and 24 inches away. The eyes gravitate straight ahead, or up and over the multifocal segments, when gazing at something in the distance.
Bifocals and trifocals have visible lines, but the line in a round-seg bifocal tends to be less noticeable than the lines in flat-top and Executive styles. If you want to wear a multifocal lens like trifocals, without visible lines, progressive lenses usually are your best choice.
The upper segment of the Double-D trifocal type lenses are the most popular especially when driving a car. This trifocal style helps them see the undercarriage of the vehicle without having to tilt their head far backward, or wear their glasses upside-down, as they would need to do if they wore a conventional bifocal, as in the following drawing..
So that being said about these "double d trifocals" being the most popular, don't tell a golfer that! Golfers over the age of 50 often complain about the near portion of their multi-focal progressive lenses getting in the way when they try to put or hit the golf ball on a tee.
So it's best to address lifestyle issues when ordering single lens, bifocals or trifocals with your optometrist or eye doctor.
The Benefits of Multifocal Lenses
The multifocal lenses are the most comfortable lenses you will buy, especially if you choose a progressive lens. Who wants to be switching between different pairs of glasses all the time. It can be so frustrating. But just buying the one pair of multifocal lens like bifocals or trifocals, your life will be so much easier to manage.
If you have to spend long days on the computer and then jump in the car to run an errand, you won't have to go looking for that other pair of driving glasses for distance. A simple pair of multifocal lenses will be all and every you will need to purchase.
Schedule an Eye Exam Appointment!
If you are feeling unusual eye strain, blurriness, spots, or having trouble see your computer, book, or blackboard in school, it is time to have a regular eye exam! They instead of getting eye glasses, order contact lenses instead.
Tamarind Optical Services in Sydney and Glace Bay, offer a wide range of eye-related services including Eye Exams, Eye Screenings, Eye Treatment, Contact Lens Service, Prescription Glasses, and Prescription Sunglasses for men, women, and youth, not to mention seniors.
Simply call our office to schedule a consultation or book your contact lenses appointment today, and we'll address your needs from there - Sydney 902-564-5332, Glace Bay 902-842-3333