What Is Bifocal Lens?
Changes in vision seem to be related to age. Presbyopia, a common eye condition that occurs in middle age, causes changes in your eye’s ability to focus. But this condition can be corrected by wearing bifocal glasses.
Bifocal lenses are divided into two parts to accommodate two different prescriptions in one lens. One area of the lens will have one prescription (usually distance) and a segment in the lower half will have the other (usually near vision).
The bifocal glasses were invented by Benjamin Franklin, who solved his own vision problem by taking the lens from his reading glasses and distance glasses and cutting them in half. Then remade the cut lenses into a single pair of bifocals and put the distance lens on top and the reading lens on the bottom.
How Do Bifocal Glasses Work?
After learning some basic information about bifocal lenses, you should know how the bifocal glasses work.
With a pair of bifocal glasses, it would be convenient since they combine all your vision needs into a pair of glasses and you do not need to switch two pairs of glasses frequently. Bifocal glasses are usually designed to for those people who are over the age of 40-45 that need additional help with their near vision due to the effects of presbyopia where the crystalline lens inside the eye naturally begins to lose its ability to focus on near objects.
If you work in the office, you may need a pair of bifocal glasses. The top distance vision in the top of the lens can be used for meetings or presentations and the near vision in the bottom of the lens can be used to look at the computer screen or at documents.
How to Know If You Need Bifocal Glasses?
As you get older, you will find that is more and more difficult to read or focus on things that are really close up. This is called presbyopia and it is a common eye condition among older people.
How to know if you need bifocal glasses? If you find yourself squinting at the text that once was easy to read or your vision is blurry, you may need to see an eye doctor. In this situation, you may need bifocal glasses to correct your eyes.
If you currently wear glasses but see print more clearly when you remove them, it is a sign that you may need bifocal glasses in the future.
To know if you need bifocal glasses exactly, check your eyes by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
To sum up, after reading this post from Koalaeye Optical, you may have learned what a bifocal lens is and how it works to correct your vision. If you have any different ideas for bifocal lenses, you can share them in the comment zone. If you have any problems with glasses or sunglasses, you can contact us via the email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply to you as soon as possible.