Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to affect people over the age of 40. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that those who already wear prescription eyeglasses to tend to their problems with distance vision are required to carry around two pairs of glasses. Multifocal lenses help you see clearly always, correcting your presbyopia and myopia at once.
Multifocals are much better than bifocals. Bifocals did correct problems with both near and far vision, but left everything in between a little blurred. In an effort to fix this issue, progressive lenses were developed. These give you and intermediate or transition part of the lens that allows you focus on distances that are in the middle. But what creates this effect? Well, progressive lenses feature a subtle curvature, unlike a bifocal lens, which is harshly sectioned. Because of this, progressive lenses are also called no-line lenses. This creates not just better vision at all distances, but also good transitions between the two.
But, it can take some time to adjust to no-line lenses. Despite the fact that the subtle lens curve is more aesthetically pleasing, the focal areas are relatively small because more lens space is used for the transitional areas.
Bifocals aren’t entirely dated though; they are used to treat children and teens who suffer from eye strain, which is the result of a struggle to focus while reading.
Multifocal lenses are most beneficial when they’re customized to your specific requirements. When you’re ready to get yours, enlist the services of a professional you feel comfortable with.
A badly fitted pair of glasses can lead to headaches, eye strain or even nausea. Presbyopia catches up to most of us at a certain age, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating. A simple pair of multifocals will ensure that your quality of life isn’t affected.